Install Android 5.0 Lollipop CyanogenMod 12 on Xiaomi Mi3

Xiaomi is becoming one of the most important OEMs merged with Android. Right now this Chinese company own some shares in Apple and Samsung Products. Despite having such open source project installed in it, Xiaomi refuses to publish its source code thus making it quite difficult to produce the Custom ROMs for it. This type of Blockage not only slows down the custom development process but sometimes stops it completely. However, there are some who doesn’t actually need the Open Source codes from the OEM, once they get their hands on the device, the real game begins.

CyanogenMod 12 which is based on Android 5.0.2 Lollipop, is now available for Xiaomi Mi3. The only problems, so far, are Bluetooth, NFC, USB OTG and Default Camera app. You need to use a 3rd party app to record videos. In this article, we will show you How to Install Android 5.0 Lollipop CyanogenMod 12 on Xiaomi Mi3. If you are interested in Other ROMs, you can Visit our Custom ROMs section or you can install this ROM on your Xiaomi Mi3 by following our tutorial below. This is not an official release but a Custom ROM. You need to install a Custom Recovery on your device to install this and also your device must be rooted. Let’s go through the ROM features and early preparations and then flash this ROM.

Install Android 5.0 Lollipop CyanogenMod 12 on Xiaomi Mi3

Early Preparations:


The methods involved in flashing custom recoveries, roms and rooting your phone are highly custom and may result in bricking your device, and has nothing to do with Google or the device manufacturer. Also rooting your device will void its warranty and you will be no longer eligible for any kind of free device services by the manufacturers/warranty providers. In case of any mishap we may not be held responsible. Follow these instructions to the letter to avoid any mishap or bricking. Make sure that whatever you do, you are doing it at your own responsibility.

Downloads Required:

CyanogenMod 12: Link

Google Apps: Link

How To Install CyanogenMod 12:

  • Connect your device with PC.
  • Copy and Paste the Above zip files to the root of your sdcard.
  • Open Recovery mode. How?
  1. Connect your device with PC
  2. Open Command Prompt in Fastboot folder. [ADB & Fastboot Tools]
  3. Now Type: adb reboot bootloader
  4. Choose Recovery from Bootloader

Into the Recovery:

  1. Back-up your ROM using the Recovery.
  2. To Perform a Back-up, Navigate to Back-up and Restore on Next screen, Choose Back-up again.
  3. Go back to Main Screen after the Back-up is complete.
  4. Then Navigate to ‘advance’ and choose ‘Davlik Wipe Cache’, so you won’t get in any bootloop.
  5. Navigate to ‘Install zip from sd card’ another windows will open in front of you.
  6. Finally Select “Wipe Data/Factory Reset”
  7. Select ‘choose zip from sd card’ from the Options.
  8. Select the CyanogenMod file and confirm the installation on next screen.
  9. Go Back and Flash Google
  10. Once the Installation is Over, Select +++++Go Back+++++
  11. Select Reboot Now to Reboot the System.

The first boot might take up-to half an hour, so better play a game or get yourself a cup of coffee or Tea۔

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