Few days back we shared a post “Stock Android AOSP ROM on Xiaomi Mi3, Mi4” after that so many Redmi 1s user contacted us and asked us question how to flash the Android 4.4.4 CM 11 ROM on the phone. So today in this guide we’ll show you how you can do that in some simple steps. This ROM comes with lots of features which you can’t find in the MIUI ROM like multiple languages, supports Dual-SIM, has Superuser Root enabled by default, and extends the available space up to 5.40GB as compared to 4.72GB with MIUI.
NOTE: This process will wipe your entire internal device storage, including your data such as photos and media files. So, make sure to backup all your important data first. Here is the guide to take the full backup of Xiaomi devices.
Update Redmi 1S to Android 4.4.4 with CyanogenMod 11 ROM
Step 1. To get started you need a custom recovery on the phone. Check out the below mention link to install the same on your phone.
Step 2. Once the CWM recovery is installed on your phone, Download the CM 11 ROM for Redmi 1s here and save it on your desktop.
Step 3. Now download Google Apps package zip file here and save it on your desktop.
Step 4. Now move both the downloaded file on your phone.
Step 5. Reboot your phone into CWM (Go to Tools > Updater > press Menu key and select ‘Reboot to Recovery mode’)
Step 6. Take nandroid backup. To do so, go to ‘backup’ and select the backup option.
Step 7. Now go back to recovery main menu, Select ‘Wipe data/ factory reset’ and confirm to wipe. Select ‘Wipe cache partition’ and confirm.
Step 8. Go back and select ‘Install zip’. Select ‘choose zip from sdcard’ and select the CM 11 ROM File and Flash it.
Step 9. Once the flashing process is done again select ‘Install zip’. Select ‘choose zip from sdcard’ and select the Google apps package.
Step 10. Now go back and perform a Wipe data/ factory reset and Wipe cache again. Go to Advanced and ‘wipe dalvik cache’ too.
Step 11. Reboot your phone by selecting ‘reboot system now’. That’s it!