RevengeOS 4.0 is released recently and the official update of the same for Mi 9 is far away. What if I will say we already have the RevengeOS 4.0 for Mi 9? Yes, RevengeOS 4.0 which is based on RevengeOS 4.0, is now available for Mi 9.
This is a step-by-step guide that explains how to install RevengeOS 4.0 on Mi 9. This build is brought to you by developer Giovix92.
About RevengeOS 4.0
RevengeOS is a custom Android OS distribution project which is run by Dineshsuriya, Fabian Arlt, Giamma, Mendel E., Mohammed Tauseef, Nawab meeravali, Zhenxiang Chen, and chityanj.
We are dedicated to fast, stable and mininal customization rom, honesty and communication with our users, and openness with our code.
RevengeOS, having an objective as above, is quite a popular custom ROM for various devices. And, RevengeOS 4.0 is their new update on top of stock Android 11.
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Other Requirements to Install RevengeOs 4.0 on Mi 9
To be able to install any Android 11 ROM build on the phone, it must have an unlocked bootloader and a compatible custom recovery installed.
So, to make it easier for you, we have included appropriate guides on how to unlock bootloader and install recovery in the below sections.
In addition, the custom ROMs usually lack any Google Apps like: Google Play, Google Maps, etc. out of the box. So, the post-installation requirement is, GApps for Android 11.
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How to Update Mi 9 to RevengeOS 4.0 (Android 11)?
Installing RevengeOS 4.0 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 RevengeOS 4.0 ROM on the phone
Unlock Bootloader on Mi 9
Mi 9 bootloader unlock guide. A step-by step guide that explains how to unlock the bootloader of Mi 9.
Install custom recovery on Mi 9
Custom recoveries are needed to flash any of these Android custom ROMs on Mi 9. Below is a list of step-by step guides that explains how to install custom recovery such as TWRP or OrangeFox recovery on Mi 9.
Install RevengeOS 4.0 on Mi 9
- Download the RevengeOS 4.0 ROM for Mi 9 and copy it into the phone or keep in the PC if you intend to install using ADB sideload.
- Enter into recovery and Wipe data, Cache, System and clean Dalvik cache [clean flash recommended].
– Make sure you don’t wipe or format Internal memory here. Otherwise, you will lose all your phone data!
- Install RevengeOS 4.0 using TWRP recovery or any custom recovery of your choice
ADB Sideload the RevengeOS 4.0 ROM zip file.
- Install Android 11 GApps using TWRP
- Once done, reboot the phone to boot into RevengeOS 4.0 on Mi 9 which is based on Android 11.
Well, after installing the RevengeOS 4.0 and GApps zip file you are done with the installation process. 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 RevengeOS 4.0 ROM on your Mi 9.
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 the Magisk rooting guide to enable root on Mi 9 RevengeOs 4.0.
Google Camera or shortened as GCam, usually brings better images on your existing camera setup.
Also, visit the Mi 9 (cepheus) page to get other RevengeOS 4.0 ROMs, LineageOS 18, or other device specific topics.