How to update the Redmi Note 4G to CyanogenMod 11

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Xiaomi, now the 3rd largest manufacturer of smartphones in the world has created quite a furor in the Indian market with both it’s flagship speced Mi3 and the Xiaomi Redmi series. Priced at Rs 9.999 the only thing that holds Redmi Note 4G powerhouse back from full performance capabilities is MIUI. Though we have discussed the various subtleties of MIUI in this article, today we’re going to talk about a very different ROM for our Redmi Note 4G. Today we will be putting Cyanogen Mod on the Note 4G and after the break we will see what we need.


Pre Requisites

  • Your Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G must be rooted
  • You must have TWRP recovery installed. To know how, click this link.
  • Your phone must be charged over 80%.
  • Common sense and the ability to follow instructions!


A little word about the GAPP s package. We understand that for many of you are new, and this maybe the first time that you’re downloading GAPPS and we would suggest you to go with the Google Stock Package.

Now that we have all the downloads, let’s get to it.

Step 1

Press the volume up and power buttons simultaneously till the TWRP recovery screen shows up. Take a backup of your current ROM. This backup is very important if anything ever goes wrong.

NB: The recovery backup can be made in any of the internal or external storage options.


Step 2

Go to the install option and navigate to the folder containing the ROM. Swipe on the lower part of the screen to install the ROM.


Step 3

Go to the Wipe option and perform the basic wipe. This formats apps cache and dalvik cache.


Step 4

Install the GAPP-s package.


Step 5

Perform another wipe. Reboot into system.


The first boot may take some time around 10 minutes. Do not panic this is normal. Let it boot and enjoy the wonderful Cyanogen Mod with the sweet taste of Kitkat.


My headphones are not working! What do I do?

A: This is an experimental ROM. This is one of the major problems.

Will this ROM receive further updates?

A: The dev has promised on working for this device further.

How do you like this ROM? Leave your comments and questions down below. Also if you want me to test out any other Rom for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G, sound off below.

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  1. Aniruddha Varma says

    Nice article, I’d like to try it out on my device.

    Could you please explain what I’d have to do in case I want to leave CM and go back to MIUI. Would I need to download the MIUI rom and flash it in the same way ?

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