How to Install Android 11 on Redmi 7

 
 

The latest Android 11 for Redmi 7, is now available to download and install from Android 11 custom ROM build. This is a step-by-step guide that explains how to install Android 11 on Redmi 7.

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DISCLAIMER:
The Redmi 7 (codename: onclite) may or may not be updated to Android 11 officially. So, we have brought you several Android 11 custom ROMs that you can install on your Redmi 7.

But, you need to understand that, Installing a custom ROM requires little bit of advanced knowledge to modify the underlying firmware on your phone, such as bootloader unlock, custom recovery installation etc.
If not done properly it may leave you phone unusable temporarily or permanently!

 

android 11 Redmi 7

Android 11 ROMs for Redmi 7

Android 11 for Redmi 7 is available from the following custom ROM builds:

  • AOSP Android 11 for Redmi 7 –

This build will only work for the Redmi 7 [Indian Variant] and will also work for Redmi Note 9s. If you try this build in Redmi 7 [Global Variant] than it won’t work.

Resources Required to Install Android 11 on Redmi 7

Redmi 7 Android 11 ROM build info

Build information tells us what this build is all about, for which device it was built, when was it built, what is the security patch etc.
Below are the info extracted from the system image:

ro.build.id=RP1A.200720.011
ro.build.version.sdk=30
ro.build.version.release=11 (Android 11)
ro.build.version.security_patch=2020-09-05
ro.build.date=Sat Sep 12 19:30:15 IST 2020
ro.build.flavor=aosp_onclite-userdebug
ro.build.system_root_image=true (SAR build)
ro.build.product=onclite (codename of Redmi 7)
ro.build.description=aosp_onclite-userdebug 11 RP1A.200720.011 eng.panda.20200912.193301 test-keys

Known Issues on this Redmi 7 Android 11 ROM

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How to Update Redmi 7 to Android 11?

Installing Android 11 requires an unlocked bootloader and a custom recovery installed on the phone. This is the reason the entire installation guide is divided into three parts as below:

  • Unlocking bootloader on the phone
  • Installing Custom Recovery on the phone
  • Installing the Android 11 ROM on the phone

Unlock Bootloader on Redmi 7

Redmi 7 bootloader unlock guide. A step-by step guide that explains how to unlock bootloader of Redmi 7.

The bootloader must be unlocked on the phone before you can flash the Android 11 custom ROM build!

Install custom recovery on Redmi 7

Custom recoveries are needed to flash any of these Android custom ROMs on Redmi 7. Below is a list of step-by step guides that explains how to install custom recovery such as TWRP or OrangeFox recovery on Redmi 7.

  • TWRP for Redmi 7
  • OrangeFox for Redmi 7

Install Android 11 on Redmi 7

The phone must have an unlocked bootloader and a compatible custom recovery installed before you can install Android 11.
  1. Download the Android 11 ROM for Redmi 7 and copy it into the phone or keep in the PC if you intend to install using ADB sideload.
  2. Enter into recovery and Wipe data, Cache, System and clean Dalvik cache.
    – Make sure you don’t wipe or format Internal memory here. Otherwise you will lose all your phone data!
    – Here is a step-by-step guide on how to wipe data using TWRP recovery
    – This step will erase the current firmware from the phone. You can choose to keep a backup of the relevant boot and system partition so that you can rollback if the new build don’t work properly.
  3. Install Android 11 using TWRP recovery
    (OR)
    ADB Sideload the Android 11 ROM zip file.
    You can use any one of the above-mentioned methods to install the zip file on the phone.
  4. Install Android 11 GApps using TWRP
    – Basically, The GApps package provides basic Google Play Services, Play Store application and other Google Applications.
  5. Once done, reboot the phone to boot into Android 11 on Redmi 7.

Add-on Downloads

Well, after installing the Android 11 zip file you are done with the Android 11 installation for your phone. But, there are few add-on packages that you can install to unleash the real capabilities of your phone.

Below are some of the extra little things which you can install on top of the Android 11 ROM on your Redmi 7.

– Here is a post explaining how to install GApps using TWRP recovery.

GApps

GApps are not part of this Android 11 build. So, you need to install Android 11 GApps to be able to use Google Play Store and other basic Google services.

Rooting

Currently, Magisk is the only thing that is actively developed and supports Android 11 rooting.
You can either follow this Android 11 Rooting guide or Guide for Rooting Redmi 7.

Google Camera

Google Camera or shortened as GCam, usually brings better images on your existing camera setup.

Download Gcam for Redmi 7

That’s all! If you face any issue, then you can comment below.
Also, visit the Redmi 7 (onclite) page to get other Android 11 ROMs, LineageOS 18, or other device specific topics.

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