How to Install Official CM 12.1 On Xiaomi Mi4

Simple and safe way to Install Official Stable  CyanogenMod 12.1 On Xiaomin Mi4.Now follow the guide carefully to learn How to Install Official CM 12.1 On Xiaomi Mi4

Xiaomi Mi4 was released last year and was the flagship phone of 2014 from Xiaomi.The phone is one of the most popular Headset from the Chinese manufacturer.Many people have this phone.The phone is priced low but the specs are top notch.Xiaomi Mi4 runs smoothly but sometimes people don’t like the Xiaomi and want to have the stock Lollipop on their Xiaomi device.

Safely Install Stable Official CyanogenMod 12.1 On Xiaomi Mi4.There is a good news 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 Mi4.

For Mi3 Click this Link–>>>>How to Install Official CM 12.1 On Xiaomi Mi3


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

How to Install Official CM 12.1 On Xiaomi Mi4

Warning: will not be held responsible for any kind of damage occurred to your Xiaomi Mi4 while following this tutorial.Do it at your own risk.

How to Install Official CM 12.1 On Xiaomi Mi4


  • The Xiaomi Mi4 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 Mi4 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 Mi4 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 Mi4

Step By Step Guide

How to Install Official CM 12.1 On Xiaomi Mi4

*Important: Make sure TWRP is installed On your Phone–>>If you don’t have TWRP then follow this guide to install–>>How to Install TWRP Recovery via Fastboot On Any Android Device

  • First of all, download CM12.1 Android 5.1.1 Lollipop custom ROM and Google Apps Package for your Mi4 from the given download links, on the desktop of your PC.
  • Connect your Mi4 to the PC via its USB data cable and transfer the downloaded ZIP files to your Mi4 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’)
    • take full backup of your current ROM
    • Now from TWRP main menu Select “Wipe” from TWRP main menu and do a “Swipe to Factory Reset” on the bottom of screen.
    • Go back to TWRP main menu, tap on “Install” and select the CM12.1 .zip file that you transferred to your device in Step 1.
    • After selecting the .zip file, do “Swipe to Confirm Flash” on the bottom of screen to begin the custom ROM installation process. This may take some time.
    • Once your ROM is successfully flashed, you’ll see “Wipe cache/dalvik” option, select it and then do “Swipe to wipe” on bottom of screen.
    • Now flash the Gapps file similarly like you flashed the ROM file.

DONE!!! Your Xiaomi Mi4 would be running on the stable build of Official CyanogenMod 12.1 (CM12.1).Check the setting for the confirmation.



Dibyashree Sharma
Dibyashree Sharma
Dibyashree Sharma graduated in Computer Science from NIT Rourkela. For the past eight years, she has been blogging about Android, which she is really passionate about. She has built a good reputation as a reliable source. Away from the digital sphere, Dibyashree enjoys playing tennis, a sport she is as passionate about as she is about technology.

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