How to Install Official CM 12.1 On Xiaomi Mi3

Simple and safe way to Install Official Stable  CyanogenMod 12.1 On Xiaomin Mi3.Follow the carefully to get an idea on How to Install Official CM 12.1 On Xiaomi Mi3

Xiaomi Mi3 is one of the most popular Headset from the Chinese manufacturer.Many people have this phone.The price of the phone is very low but the specs are top notch.Xiaomi Mi3 runs smoothly but sometimes the guide carefully to get an idea on people don’t like the Xiaomi and want to have the stock Lollipop on their Xiaomi device.CyanogenMod 12.1 is based On Android 5.1.1 Lollipop and the team will soon release CM 13 based on latest Android Marshmallow.So stay tuned for that.

Safely Install Stable Official CyanogenMod 12.1 On Xiaomi Mi3.There is a good new for all Xiaomi Mi3 and Mi4 users.Now official stable CyanogenMod 12.1 (CM 12.1) is available for these two devices.Below we share a very simple safe easy step by step guide on How to Install Official CM 12.1 On Xiaomi Mi3.

For Mi4 Click This Link—>>>>How to Install Official CM 12.1 On Xiaomi Mi4


*Make sure there is at least 80% battery left on your smartphone before begin this process

How to Install Official CM 12.1 On Xiaomi Mi3

Warning: will not be held responsible for any kind of damage occurred to your Xiaomi Mi3 while following this tutorial.Do it at your own risk.

How to Install Official CM 12.1 On Xiaomi Mi3


  • The Xiaomi Mi3 should be rooted.
  • The latest version of a custom recovery (CWM or TWRP) should be installed on your phone.
  • Take a proper backup (Nandroid ROM Backup) of all the important data
  • Enable USB debugging option on your Xiaomi Mi3 from Settings > Development Options > USB debugging.
  • Check the battery level of your phone, it should be charged at least about 80% to avoid unexpected shutdowns while flashing the ROM.
  • Install USB drivers for your HTC device. (Download here)
  • Xiaomi Mi3 should be unlocked.


Downloads :

Download the CM 12.1 ROM for Mi 3 and Mi4 here

Download Google Apps Package

How to Install Official CM 12.1 On Xiaomi Mi3

Step By Step Guide

How to Install Official CM 12.1 On Xiaomi Mi3

  • First of all, download CM12.1 Android 5.1.1 Lollipop custom ROM and Google Apps Package for your Mi3 from the given download links, on the desktop of your PC.
  • Connect your Mi3 to the PC via its USB data cable and transfer the downloaded ZIP files to your Mi3 Internal memory
  • Now Disconnect the phone and turn it OFF.
  • Reboot your phone into TWRP recovery mode (Go to Tools > Updater > press Menu key and select ‘Reboot to Recovery mode’)
  • While the Xiaomi Mi3 is now in Recovery, perform wipe data task by navigating to wipe data / factory reset and confirm the process.
  • Now do wipe cache partition followed by wipe dalvik cache.
  • From the main Recovery menu, choose install zip from sdcard
  • Find the CM 12.1 Android 5.1.1 ROM file that you have already transferred to your SD card. Confirm the installation process to begin.
  • Once done, repeat the above steps to flash Google Apps on your Xiaomi Mi3.
  • After installation is completed Go back to the main menu of recovery and reboot your phone. It may take upto 5 minutes to boot for the first time, so don’t panic.

DONE!!! Your Xiaomi Mi3 would be running on the stable build of Official CyanogenMod 12.1 (CM12.1).Check the setting for the confirmation.



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Dibyashree Sharma

An NIT Rourkela Graduate in CS, Blogger, Android Geek, and a Tennis Fanatic. I have been writing about Android OS for Last 8 years.

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