Download and Install Lineage OS 15.1 on Xiaomi Mi 3 (Android 8.1 Oreo)

Download and Install Lineage OS 15.1 on Xiaomi Mi 3 (Android 8.1 Oreo) | Cancro: Hello friends! In this post, we will share with you all about the latest version of Lineage OS and how all Xiaomi Mi 3 users can easily install in on their devices. Recently, the latest member of the Lineage OS family has added thanks to ShivamKumarJha who has shared this unofficial build of Lineage OS 15.1 for Xiaomi Mi 3 users. This new custom ROM is based on the source code of Android 8.1 Oreo and it comes with all the new features such as Split-screen mode, Picture in picture mode, battery optimization, and more. This custom ROM might be in its development phase, but the users can still take a risk and try this ROM as their daily driver. But if the users can wait for a few more days, then they will be able to enjoy the new and updated version of Lineage OS 15.1 which is expected to be released shortly and will come with a lot of bug fixes and optimizations.

Xiaomi has released some excellent devices year after year which has been a prime reason for the huge success of this brand. One of the devices which have helped Xiaomi’s fanbase grow is the Xiaomi Mi 3. It comes equipped with a 5.0-inch display screen with full HD resolution of 1920x1080p, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 8274AB 2.3GHz Quad Core processor, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB internal storage capacity, and a 3050mAh battery backup. It runs on Android 4.4 OS (MIUI version 5), and its other features include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.0, NFC, a 13.0 MP rear camera, a 2.0 MP front camera, and more.

As you guys know this is one of the earliest builds of lineage os 15.1 which means there may be some bugs present in this ROM but we are sure in coming updates everything will be fixed the developer.We don’t recommend flashing this on your device if you use that as your main smartphone.

If you are a Xiaomi Mi 3 user who is looking to install this new unofficial custom ROM, then this post will be very helpful for you. In this post, you will be given all the important details on Lineage OS 15.1 without any worries. Follow the guide to Install Lineage OS 15.1 On Xiaomi Mi 3

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Lineage OS 15.1 Features | Android 8.1 Oreo Features

As Lineage OS 15.1 is based On Android 8.1 Oreo’s Source code, it has all the latest Android Oreo features and in addition to that Lineage OS also has some extra customization features.

#1 AutoFill

Android 8.1 Oreo now comes with Autofill feature which was available in the Chrome browser until now. The feature, Auto Fill mode which means that the OS will save your Email Address as well as Password. This will save your precious time.

#2 Adaptive Icons

Now Android also added Adaptive Icons which means that the smartphone will now have an option to modify the default icons for various applications in many shapes such as squircle, square, rounded and others. This is done to ensure that the icons on different apps are in line with the other apps for uniformity purpose. This will make your phone looks cool and minimalistic

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#3 Updated Emoji

In Android 8.1 Oreo, Google has once again updated the default emojis present in the Android OS to a blob-less emoji version rather than blob version which was seen on Android 7.0.There many new emojis are added to enhance your messaging experience

#4 Notification Dots

This feature is same as the one present on Android 7.0 Nougat where users can long press on home screen to see the options but this feature is now extended to show notifications of that particular app by long pressing the icon.

#5 Picture -In- Picture Mode

The picture in Picture mode which is also known as PiP mode is also added to Android 8.1 Oreo. This will be shown in floating window rather than the split-screen.

#6 Google Play Protect and 2X Boot Time

This “Google Play Protect” is added in the Google Play Store and it will be a background service that will check for apps and its usage and data storage permissions and notify users if it is safe to install and use the app.

Thanks to the great optimization in Android 8.1 Oreo, the boot will now take 10 seconds to do so which is a significant improvement. (Previously 15-20 Sec.)

Above are some of the main features Android 8.1 Oreo (Lineage OS 15.1.0) comes with. But there are much more. Overall Lineage OS is the best Custom ROM available for Android.


  • Make sure the bootloader on your device is unlocked and your device is rooted and you have a custom recovery installed.
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  • Make sure your device has more than 50% battery.
  • Make sure you have taken a backup of your important data.Now proceed To Install Lineage OS 15.1 On Xiaomi Mi 3.

Disclaimer is not responsible for any damage happened to your device(s) while following this guide, proceed at your own risk.

Download Lineage OS 15.1 For Xiaomi Mi 3

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Download/Install Lineage OS 15.1 on Xiaomi Mi 3

  • Make sure your device is rooted and have the latest TWRP recovery installed. (Check the Pre-Requirement Section Above)
  • First, download the files from the above link.
  • Now transfer the downloaded files to the internal storage of your device.
  • Now reboot to the TWRP recovery by holding your Armor and volume down buttons together for a few seconds.
  • Take a backup by selecting the option from the home screen and then your data and cache from the recovery menu.
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  • Now select install and then browse for the downloaded ROM file and then select it.Next flash the Gapps file and then Magisk (optional).
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  • Once the flashing process is completed, reboot your phone and you will be booted into Android Oreo 8.0.

If you have any doubts regarding this article, feel free to comment below.

Dibyashree Sharma
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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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