How to flash stock Android ROM on Redmi Note 3 (Kenzo – Qualcomm Snapdragon) using modded AOSP v5.1.1 based on leaked Xiaomi MIUI v5.1.1 build 300 which is Lollipop variant with Linux 3.10.x Kernel. The process makes use of TWRP Recovery to flash the .zip file directly through the phone. Of course, your phone should have unlocked bootloader to do so.
Installing custom ROM will obviously replace installed MIUI but it will give enhanced experience as well as different user interface. RN3 Kenzo is indeed a powerful smartphone. It has been shipped with powerful Chipset and Processor as well as a bunch of advanced features. Initially priced at below £200, the device boasts Qualcomm MSM8956 Snapdragon 650 chipset featuring Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 and Dual-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A72 CPU backed up with Adreno 510. Having that under the hood, the phone is surely capable to deliver fluid gaming experience. It’s truly a flagship 5.5 inches device powered with 6 cores processor, 64-bit processing system, and fast dual channel RAM, that’s really worth its price.
Many are in doubt when come to installing custom ROM on that beast device. Most of its users worry about compatibility issues especially that RN3 Kenzo has fingerprint features at the rear side of its body. But the developer has stated that the AOSP ROM he built is fully compatible with RN3’s fingerprint scanner. It means users can simply install the ROM, replacing MIUI, and use it daily and no big issues are expected. The best part, the build has also been jump-packed with Google Apps (system, frameworks and apps), Xposed framework installed, and of course pre-rooted.
Also read : How to root Redmi Note 3 (Snapdragon)
Disclaimer : We hold no responsibility of any risks including if your device bricked or broken. Installing custom ROM may void your warranty.
Download USB Drivers and install it on your PC.
Upgrade your RN3 to run MIUI at least version 126.96.36.199.
Download TWRP v3 and install it – How to install TWRP v3 on Redmi Note 3.
Unlock your phone’s bootloader. There are two ways to unlock, either one should be OK: Official unlock method or unofficial method.
Download AOSP Android ROM v5.1.1 flashable .zip file. You can download it either directly into your phone or into your PC then transfer it then using USB cable.
Create full Nandroid backup before you proceed. Use TWRP for this task.
Make sure your phone has at least 80% battery power.
How to Flash Custom ROM
Step 1 – Reboot your phone into TWRP recovery mode by simply launch the Updater app, tap on Options then choose reboot into recovery.
Step 2 – In TWRP, choose Wipe, Select System, data, cache & dalvik cache. Swipe to confirm wipe.
Step 3 – Still in TWRP, select Install, then choose / locate the downloaded AOSP package (.zip) file.
Step 4 – Finally, do the “Swipe to confirm flash” and the flashing process should now start.
Step 5 – Sit tight and wait till the flashing process has finished. Usually, the process may take up to 5 minutes but sometimes longer.
Step 6 – That’s it and once done, simply boot to normal mode.
Congratulation! You can now enjoy AOSP ROM on your RN3. As we said, the ROM supports Fingerprint scanner so it has t be work perfectly.
Managed to have it running on your phone? Do not hesitate to share the experience in the comment section below. Also, read other MIUI tips available in this blog.