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    Android Pie 9 for Mi 3 / Mi 4 is now available to download from a development BETA build. This Mi 3 / Mi 4 Android 9 Pie AOSP ROM build is brought to you by vasishath and Shahan_mik3

    DONATION TO PROJECT/DEVELOPER(s):

    Please consider for a small contribution to Shahan_mik3, vasishath for the effort to build this ROM:
    donation to Shahan_mik3
    – No donation link found for vasishath

    DISCLAIMER:
    THIS IS AN INITIAL BUILD OF ANDROID PIE FOR Mi 3 / Mi 4 (Android 9).
    BUT STILL MAKE SURE TO BACKUP EVERYTHING BEFORE YOU INSTALL THIS ANDROID PIE ROM ON Mi 3 / Mi 4.

    – Installing a custom ROM requires unlocked bootloader on Mi 3 / Mi 4, which may VOID your warranty and may delete all your data. Before proceeding further you may consider backup all data on the phone.
    – You are the only person making changes to your phone and I cannot be held responsible for the mistakes done by you.

     

     

    Download and Install Mi 3 Mi 4 Android 9 Pie AOSP ROM

    Status of this Android Pie 9 AOSP for Mi 3 / Mi 4:

    WHAT’S WORKING:
    – Almost everything

     

    KNOWN ISSUES:
    – Headphone volume cannot be increased or decreased
    – NFC does not work on Mi 3

    REQUIRED LINKS AND FILES OF ANDROID PIE 9 FOR Mi 3 / Mi 4:

    HOW TO FLASH/INSTALL ANDROID PIE 9 ON Mi 3 / Mi 4:

    Follow this guide if you are flashing Android 9 Pie on Mi 3 / Mi 4 for the first time, or coming from any other ROM of any Android version:

    Points to NOTE:
    – Try to avoid restoring apps backup using any application such as: Titanium Backup. It may break things up.
    – Don’t restore system data using Titanium Backup! It will definitely break the current installation.
    – It is also discouraged to Restoring Apps + Data using Titanium Backup.

    1. Boot into the TWRP custom Recovery to install this Android 9 Pie for Mi 3 / Mi 4.

      Make sure to have a Custom recovery like a TWRP recovery or any other custom recovery.
      – If not then download the TWRP recovery from Downloads link and follow the TWRP flashing Guide (it’s a generic guide which will work for TWRP or any other recovery)

    2. Backup system, vendor, boot, data of your Mi 3 / Mi 4 phone
    3. Wipe the data partition (or do a factory reset), wipe cache, ART or Dalvik cache and Format the System partition.

      – Here is a guide explaining How to wipe data using TWRP.

      This will delete all your data on your phone. You may consider complete backup of your phone data or take a NANDROID backup of the current ROM
      How to backup Data on Android Phone

    4. Download and Copy the Android Pie GApps and Mi 3 / Mi 4 Android 9 Pie AOSP ZIP files to your phone by using MTP mode in TWRP.
    5. Flash the Mi 3 / Mi 4 Android 9 Pie AOSP file that you have copied into the phone.

      – Here is a post explaining how to install recovery flashable zip file

    6. Then flash the Android 9 Pie GApps (Android 9 Pie GApps package).

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

    7. Reboot and Enjoy the Android 9 Pie on Mi 3 / Mi 4.

    Upgrading from earlier version of Android Pie on Mi 3 / Mi 4 (cancro):

    1. Copy the latest Android 9 Pie for Mi 3 / Mi 4 ROM ZIP file, Android 9 Pie GApps package to the phone.
    2. Boot into TWRP Recovery on Mi 3 / Mi 4.
      – Make sure you have a latest custom Recovery that should be able to flash the Android Pie ROM update on Mi 3 / Mi 4.
    3. Format or wipe the system partition from the custom recovery menu.
    4. First install the Android 9 Pie ROM ZIP file from device.

      – Here is a post explaining how to install recovery flashable zip

    5. Reboot and see you have the GApps available or not.

      – Gapps is built in such a way that it will sustain across ROM updates.

    6. If you don’t have GApps after upgrading the Android 9 Pie on Mi 3 / Mi 4, then flash the Android GApps once again.

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

    7. Once everything is done, reboot and Enjoy the Android 9 Pie for Mi 3 / Mi 4.

     

    SCREENSHOT OF RUNNING ANDROID 9 PIE ON Mi 3 / Mi 4:

    Below is the screenshot from a Mi 4 running on Android 9 Pie AOSP build.
    The screenshot was provided by Shahan_mik3:

    Android Pie on Mi 4w

    TROUBLESHOOTING AFTER INSTALLING ANDROID PIE 9 ON Mi 3 / Mi 4:

    This build is reported to be a stable build of Android Pie for Mi 3 / Mi 4. But, if in case you want to downgrade to Android Oreo then here are some of the options:
    LineageOS 15.1 Oreo ROM for Mi 3 / Mi 4
    AICP 13 Oreo ROM for Mi 3 / Mi 4
    Resurrection Remix Oreo ROM for Mi 3 / Mi 4
    MIUI 9 for Mi 3 / Mi 4

    Stay tuned or Subscribe to the Mi 3 / Mi 4 (cancro) forum for Android 9 Pie ROMs, Lineage OS 16 ROM, Android Oreo 8.1 ROMs, LineageOS 15.1 ROMs, other ROMs and all other device specific topics.

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