How to Install Android 5.0.2 CM 12 on Xiaomi Mi3

Android lollipop is one of the most trending topic of these days and most of the android device are getting the latest Android 5.0.2 lollipop update. While some of the android users are waiting for the update. If you are the Owners of Xiaomi Mi3, I have great news for you, now you can enjoy the latest Android 5.0.2 CM 12 ROM on your phone and experience the lollipop on your phone. XDA Forum member kD have successfully ported an almost stable working version of the latest Android Lollipop 5.0.2 the smartphone. The ROM has some bugs like Bluetooth connectivity, NFC, camcorder and USB-OTG.

If you still want to test the Android 5.0.2 CM 12 on Xiaomi Mi3, here is the complete guide which you can follow on your phone and update the same with lollipop. Read all the instuction very carefully and follow all the below mention step one by one.


Install CyanogenMod 12 Android 5.0.2 ROM on Xiaomi Mi3

Step 1. Download the CWM Recovery here and save it on your desktop.

Step 2. Download the required files:

CM 12 Lollipop ROM for Mi 3
Gapps package for Android 5

Step 3. Now move all the three file on your phone.

Step 4. First you have to flash the CWM recovery on your phone, to do this open the updater app, press menu button and then click “select update package”. Select the ‘’ and install it.

Step 5. After this boot you phone in recovery mode. Go to Tools > Updater > press Menu key and select ‘Reboot to Recovery mode’.

Step 6. Now form the CWM recovery, Select ‘Wipe data/ factory reset’ and confirm to wipe. (Wiping may take sometime). Select ‘Wipe cache partition’ and confirm. Now go to advanced and ‘wipe dalvik cache’.

Step 7. Now go back and Select ‘Install Zip’ and Select ‘choose zip from /sdcard’, then 0/ and then choose the ‘CM 12 ROM Zip File’ file.

Step 8. Now install Google Apps for Android 5.0 (GAPPS), Go back and install the ‘Gapps Zip Package’.

Step 9. Once the ROM and Gapps installation completes, go to “+++++ Go Back +++++” and select Reboot System Now in the Recovery menu

First reboot will take some time and if you are stuck on the Loo screen then switch you phone and power on again. Now you phone is running on the Android 5.0 CM 12 Lollipop.

Rajesh Rajput is Tech Blogger, who loves to write about Android Tips, How to Guides, Reviews, ROMs, and more.

3 thoughts on “How to Install Android 5.0.2 CM 12 on Xiaomi Mi3”

  1. I can’t manage to get the play store apart from the camera and gmail using the GAPPS you listed. Is there any work around to install the required files?

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