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Xiaomi Mi 5C gets Android 7.1.1 Nougat update via a Developer ROM.

We have seen that Xiaomi has had a tremendous run in India and Asian markets specially last year as well as this year with the launch of its MI series of phones as well as its Redmi Series of phones. Last year, Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 3 and created a record of selling the highest number of devices in a month for a particular model. This year Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 4 which has a great hardware as well. One thing Xiaomi is always guilty of is giving software updates to its phones, even the flagship series of Xiaomi, Mi series of which the latest is Mi 5 has not received regular updates but now, we have news that Mi 5C is receiving the Android 7.1.1 Nougat update.

At the time of the launch of Xiaomi Mi 5C, which was towards the end of last month, the company announced that it will upgrade the Android Marshmallow OS on board the Mi 5C to MIUI 8 based Android 7.1 Nougat in March. And at the last day of March, the update has arrived.

A Weibo post revealed that the Android 7.1 Nougat update is being seeded over the air to Mi 5C smartphones running the MIUI 8 developer ROM. Now, for the uninitiated, here’s a piece of backgrounder. Xiaomi uses flexible MIUI giving users the freedom to retain a Stable ROM, Developer ROM, or even a Ported ROM developed by unofficial developers.

Now, as developer ROMs are usually updated every week other than public holidays in China, and a new software update already rolling out for Xiaomi Mi 5C users running developer ROM, they can now be assured to receive weekly OTA updates starting from today.

You can download the Developer ROM from the MIUI Forum and then become eligible for the Android 7.1 update which is being rolled out. But if you are not good at flashing your phone, we would advise you to wait till Xiaomi starts pushing the Android 7.1 Nougat to Mi 5C running MIUI 8 Stable ROM.

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Abhishek Jariwala

Abhishek Jariwala is a technology enthusiast and an I.T Engineer from Surat, Gujarat, India who has been writing for reputed Technology websites. He has been writing news, reviews and guides on various topics related to Android. He can be seen using his brand-new OnePlus 5T

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