Install Android Lollipop Experience Custom ROM on Xiaomi Redmi 1S

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The customers are thriving for it while the developers are getting their hands itchy for the Kernel sources for the Redmi 1S that they’ll need to port a stable Lollipop build for the device. Meanwhile, as you all know that the Redmi 1S is booting Android 4.4 Kitkat via a stable Cyanogenmod 11/PA  port, a developer has ported a Lollipop Experience for the device. This is a themed/Custom ROM based upon the latest PA build for the device and features a lot of aesthetics from the latest version of the Android OS along with some slick animations and material design.


The ROM as I said, runs on Android 4.4 Kitkat which is pretty stable to be used as a daily driver and in the device info it may show your device to be running Android 5.0 but hey, that’s just a build.prop edit. Lemme share some screenshots with you:

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Done with that, let’s have a look at how you can get this ROM running on you Redmi 1S.

How To Install Android Lollipop Experience Custom ROM on Xiaomi Redmi 1S:

  1. Make sure you have backed up all the data and have a custom recovery ready on your device that’ll be required to complete the flashing process.
  2. Download the ROM file and Internal Gapps Zip and External Gapps zip files.
  3. Put the files downloaded above in the root folder(preferable) of your sd card.
  4. Boot your phone up in recovery mode(Generally using Vol Up+Power Buttons).
  5. In the recovery mode try navigating using the Volume keys and for selection, use the Power key.
  6. Now in the recovery mode, wipe all the data/ Do a factory reset for a clean installation
  7. Now go to “Install zip from sd card” (We mean the external sd card here!).
  8. Select the ROM zip file that you downloaded in the above step and proceed to flash it.
  9. Flash the Gapps zip files in a similar fashion.First the Internal Gapps and then the External Gapps zip. This helps you runs all the Google services on your fresh installation.
  10. From the recovery menu, Click “Reboot System Now”.
  11. Sit back and relax, You’re home fella!

If you’re done with all the steps mentioned above in the order they’ve been given, you’ll land up on the Homescreen of your fresh installation in a few minutes as the first boot usually takes around 2 minutes depending upon the ROM and the hardware. Just keep you calm and enjoy the ROM.

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