Pixel Experience Android 9 Pie for Xiaomi Mi 6

  

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    Good news for Mi 6 users as Android Pie 9 for Mi 6 is now available to download from a near stable build. This post guides how to download and install Pixel Experience Android Pie on Mi 6.

    This Pixel Experience build of Mi 6 Android Pie 9 is brought to you by Verevka.

    DONATION TO PROJECT/DEVELOPER(s):

    Please consider for a small contribution to Verevka for the effort to build this ROM:
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    Pixel Experience Android 9 Pie for Xiaomi Mi 6
     

    DISCLAIMER:
    THIS IS REPORTED AS A STABLE BUILD OF ANDROID PIE FOR Mi 6 (Android 9).
    BUT STILL MAKE SURE TO BACKUP EVERYTHING BEFORE YOU INSTALL THIS ANDROID PIE ON Mi 6.

    – Installing a custom ROM requires unlocked bootloader on Mi 6, 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.

     

    Status of this Pixel Experience Android Pie on Mi 6:

    WHAT’S WORKING:
    – Everything

     

    KNOWN ISSUES:
    – Nothing

    REQUIRED LINKS AND FILES OF ANDROID PIE 9 FOR Mi 6:

    HOW TO FLASH/INSTALL ANDROID PIE 9 ON Mi 6:

    Follow this guide if you are flashing Android 9 Pie on Mi 6 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 6.

      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 6 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 9.2.3.0 firmware, Mi 6 Android 9 Pie Pixel Experience ROM ZIP file to your phone by using MTP mode in TWRP.
    5. First flash the firmware.
    6. Then flash the Mi 6 Pixel Experience Pie ROM file that you have copied into the phone.

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

    7. Reboot and Enjoy the Android 9 Pie on Mi 6.

    Upgrading from earlier version of Android Pie on Mi 6 (sagit):

    1. Copy the latest Android 9 Pie for Mi 6 ROM ZIP file to the phone.
    2. Boot into TWRP Recovery on Mi 6.
      – Make sure you have a latest custom Recovery that should be able to flash the Android Pie ROM update on Mi 6.
    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. Once everything is done, reboot and Enjoy the Android 9 Pie for Mi 6.

     

    TROUBLESHOOTING AFTER INSTALLING ANDROID PIE 9 ON Mi 6:

    Of course this Android Pie build for Mi 6 is not stable yet. So, if in case you want to downgrade to Android Oreo then here are some of the options:
    OFFICIAL LineageOS 15.1 Oreo ROM for Mi 6
    LineageOS 15.1 Oreo ROM for Mi 6
    OmniROM Oreo ROM for Mi 6
    MIUI 9 for Mi 6

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