Install Android 5.0 Lollipop on Xiaomi Redmi 1S. This smartphone from Xiaomi was launched in July 2014 with some hing end specs and features. This smartphone created a lot of hysteria among the android lovers. Its specs include 4.7-inch 720p IPS display with screen resolution of 1280×720 pixels, 1.6GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor with Cortex-A7 core, WCDMA slot for 3G data, GSM slot for 2G data, 1GB RAM, 8 GB of internal storage, micro SD expandable upto 64 GB, 8 megapixel rear camera, 1.6 megapixel front camera, 2000mAh battery and much more. It comes with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OS which can be officially upgrade to Android 4.4 KitKat. The recently launched Android 5.0 Lollipop update has yet not been released for Redmi 1S. It might take a further few months. But if you are tired of waiting the Android 5.0 Lollipop update for your Redmi 1S then I am here to help you out. Today in this article we’ll be discussing on how to Install Android 5.0 Lollipop on Xiaomi Redmi 1S .
Lollipop Experience custom ROM can give your Redmi 1S all the feel of the latest Lollipop flavored features. And the most important thing about this ROM is that it is absolutely stable. Yes you heard it correctly. A stable bug free Lollipop ROM for your Xiaomi Redmi 1S. Isn’t is amazing! If you want to experience a ROM stuffed with full crazy customization features on your Redmi 1S, then Lollipop Experience is the only ROM for you. It offers all the features from Android L with more custom tweaks and improvement. This ROM is full of advanced thrilling features which includes enhanced sound processing with music equalizer, managing and applying thousands of rocking themes, instant access to settings via notifications, several built-in improvements, improvements in security and system, long press on Back button will totally quit all the running applications in the background, camera quality improvements, optimized for balanced and extended battery life and much more customization options. After reading all this I am sure you are dying to flash this beautiful ROM. If you’re impatient and are eager to flash it then head over to the further article for detail description on updating your Xiaomi Redmi 1S smartphone to Android 5.0 Lollipop OS.
Flashing any custom ROM is a complex and risky process. It must be done in a correct manner without involvement of any mistake. If you are doing this first time then i am warning you better stop at this point. A single mistake by you can brick or damage your Redmi 1S completely. The advanced Android users who have a knowledge of this stuff are allowed to proceed further. In case if you brick your phone by performing the steps given in this guide then neither I nor the developers of this ROM will be held responsible for that. Although i assure you that no such thing will happen to your device. Just follow each and every step carefully with an attentive mind.
This Android 5.0 Lollipop ROM is compatible only and only with Xiaomi Redmi 1S. Don’t try this method on any other phone as it may cause permanent damage. Better first confirm the device you are using and then proceed. You can check that from Menu–>Settings–>About phone.
- Make sure you’ve charged your phones battery at least upto 60%. This is important as a low battery power can increase the chances of interruption during the Android Lollipop ROM flashing process. Use this Battery Notifier App for the same.
- Make sure you have backed up every single data present on your phone including your contacts, messages, call logs, memos, whatsapp messages, installed apps etc. You can copy them on your external SD card or for more safety on PC. Use this Super Backup app and take a complete backup.This is highly recommended as everything needs to be wiped in the last step of this procedure.
- Ensure that your Xiaomi Redmi 1S is rooted. If not then you can do that by referring our guide:
- Backup EFS folder present in your phones system directory. This folder contains all your phones specific information such as the IMEI, wireless devices MAC addresses, product code, and much more. So if this folder gets deleted, your phone will no longer be recognized by your carrier. So a backup is must.
- A custom recovery like Clockworkmod (CWM) or TWRP must be installed before proceeding further. If you haven’t installed yet, the follow the steps given below:
Step 1: Download and copy this TWRP recovery on your phones internal storage. Remember no to place it in any folder. Also don’t extract it.
Step 2: On your phone navigate to the System->Updater app and launch it. Hit the menu button and click on Select update package option. As soon as you click on it, you’ll see all your files and folders present on your phones internal storage. Just navigate to the TWRP package file which you’ve copied earlier and select it.
Step 3: On the next screen select the Update option.
Step 4: The updater will ask to back up your data or to start update. Click on Start update (assuming that you’ve backed up everything before).
That’s it! TWRP recovery has been successfully flashed on your Xiaomi Redmi 1S. To confirm the same switch off your phone and boot into recovery by pressing and holding Volume Up + Power key simultaneously till your phone enters the recovery mode.
Are you ready with everything mentioned above. Then let’s move to the actual guide on how to install Android 5.0 Lollipop ROM on Xiaomi Redmi 1S.
Procedure to install Android 5.0 Lollipop on Xiaomi Redmi 1S:
Step 1: Firstly download all the package files in folder on your PC.
Step 2: Now connect your Redmi 1S to PC and transfer these files (without extracting) on your phones SD card. Then safely disconnect the device from PC & switch it off completely.
Step 3: Enter your Redmi 1S into recovery mode now. For that press and hold the Volume Up + Power key simultaneously till your phone enters the recovery mode.
Step 4: As soon as you enter the recovery make a complete backup of your current ROM. For doing so, click on the backup option present on the recovery. Swipe on the next screen to initiate the backup process.
Step 5: Then press back button to enter the main menu of recovery and select the Wipe option.
Step 6: On the next screen swipe to wipe all the data/cache from your phone. Note that this step will clear all the data present on your phone so I assume that you have backed up everything before (Refer the Pre-requisites section).
Step 7: After wiping out everything press back button and select the Install option. This will show you all the files on SD card.
Step 8: Just navigate to the Lollipop Experience ROM and select it. On the next screen just swipe to start the actual flashing process.
Step 9: Wait for the process to complete. It will hardly take few minutes. After completion, you’ll see the successful message on the screen.
Step 10: Press back button and flash both the internal as well as external Google Apps files the same way you flashed the Lollipop Experience ROM.
Step 11: After completing everything mentioned above, restart the phone by selecting the Reboot option present on the recovery mode itself. It will take more time to start than usual.
Great! You’ve successfully installed the Android 5.0 Lollipop on Xiaomi Redmi 1S smartphone. You can confirm the same from Menu->Settings->About Phone. Enjoy all the Android 5.0 Lollipop features on your Redmi 1S with this ROM. Also don’t forget to share your views after using it. If you have any problem regarding this stuff then just comments me and I’ll try to help you out. Have fun! 🙂