When Google announced Project Treble last year during the launch of Android 8.0 Oreo, many thought of it to be a gimmick. We cannot blame them for such thought since updates on the Android side has never been as consistent as the iOS counterparts. But, a couple of months back, Google announced something that took the entire smartphone world by storm. During the release of Android P Beta, Google announced that the Android P Beta is not only coming to Pixel devices but also phones from seven different companies. Sony, Nokia, OnePlus, Oppo, Xiaomi, Essential and Vivo are all part of the beta program. Nobody saw that coming and Google credited Project Treble to help them achieve this.
Project Treble split Android into two parts: The Google part and the hardware support part. Now, this enabled developers to bring Android P Beta to devices that did not get a mention during the Android P Beta launch like the Xiaomi Mi A1 and Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1.
Something that took many, including me, by surprise is Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 getting Android Pie stable build ported with Google releasing the final, stable build of Android Pie for Pixel devices less than a week ago on August 7, 2018. The turnaround time is impressive given the source code for Android 9 was uploaded to the AOSP only a few hours after the latest Android version was officially released. Moreover, it is a great news for Redmi Note 4 owners since I do not see Xiaomi intending to push Android Pie update for their 2-year-old budget phones.If you are someone who is interested in trying out Android Pie Beta on Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, here is a guide that will help you do the same.
How To Get Android Pie On Redmi Note 4?
First of all download the following files on your Redmi Note 4.
- Android Oreo ROM supporting Project Treble: Mokee OS
Once, the above-mentioned files are downloaded, move them to your internal storage and follow the steps to proceed to install Android Pie.
- Extract the P-DP4-sGSI-Aonly.zip file and boot your Redmi Note 4 into TWRP recovery. Click the link appearing below for a guide to the same.
- On the TWRP recovery screen, Swipe Allow Modifications.
- Take a complete backup of your device. Click the link appearing below for a guide to the same.
- Once the backup procedure is complete, wipe the cache, data, and system before flashing the Android Pie AOSP ROM. Make sure that you do not wipe your internal storage.
- Now, tap on “Install” and navigate to the location where you stored the downloaded files from the first step and flash the Mokee OS ROM zip file.
- Next, flash the P-DP4-sGSI-Aonlywhich you extracted in the 2nd step as the system image.
- Next, tap on “Mount”, select System and Vendor and mount the partitions viz POST-sGSI_1_v0.11.zip, POST-sGSI_2_v0.14.zip, POST-sGSI_3.zip.
- Next, flash the P lag Fix.Zip file.
- Next, mount incall.zip file like you mounted partitions in the 7th step.
- Now, reboot your phone and you will find Android Pie boot animation.
Congratulations! You successfully installed Android P AOSP ROM on your Redmi Note 4.
This is one of the easiest ways to get Android Pie on Xiaomi Redmi Note 4. I hope this article works the way it is intended to be. Let us know about your experience trying out the methods mentioned in this article in the comments section down below. In case I missed mentioning anything or if there is some topic which you want me to cover, please let me know in the comments section down below.
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