Android Nougat 7.0 update for Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
Android Nougat 7.0 update for Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

Soon after Xiaomi launched its budget smartphone Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, the company has released Android Nougat 7.0 beta that it promised during the launch. Android N would not only improve performance but also battery life & would offer much better user experience. After receiving the Redmi Note 4 users complained about the different bugs MIUI in Note 4 has. This might be the only reason things are happening quickly in MIUI. Xiaomi has released Global MIUI Nougat beta for Xiaomi Redmi Note 4. Update: Stable Version is available now!

The beta firmware might be having some bugs as its still under development. Despite being in beta version, Xiaomi says that the ROM is very stable & can be used as a daily driver. This would be the perfect chance to use Android N in your freshly ordered Xiaomi Redmi Note 4. The installation procedure is very easy & anyone with basic knowledge of Android can perform it. This early beta indicates that Xiaomi might release the stable OTA very soon in Feb 2017.

Android N Screenshots in Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
Android N Screenshots in Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

The MIUI 8 global Stable ROM 8.2.2.0 based on Android Nougat for Redmi Note 4 is still in beta & you might have few issues like Random restarts, App crashes, Freezing of Apps, phone not responding or anything. If you’re ready to face any of this problem, you’re are true warrior & you can proceed with the installation steps. Stable ROM is released now. Everything works pretty fine with the latest Nougat update. Please download the ROM from above link.

Read: How to install Android O (8.0) in Redmi Note 4

Changelog:

Lockscreen, Status Bar, Notification Bar

  • New – Swipe to delete Lock screen notifications (11-18)
  • New – UI adjustment for toggles (12-15)
  • New – Battery saver toggle can be added to Notification shade (12-15)
  • Optimization – Lock screen PIN layout (11-15)
  • Optimization – Changed icons for USB charging and switching keyboards (12-01)
  • Optimization – Floating notifications won’t appear in DND mode (12-13)
  • Fix – Notification shade issues during incoming call floating notifications (10-25)
  • Fix – Wi-Fi page made the device freeze when it was opened for the first time (11-07)
  • Fix – Notifications shade issues (11-15)
  • Fix – Issues with opacity after using third party themes (11-15)
  • Fix – The first notification couldn’t be removed by a swipe (11-29)
  • Fix – Landscape mode issues with third party themes (12-06)

Home Screen

  • New – Home screen settings added to the settings (11-22)
  • Fix – part of UI for deleting apps wasn’t visible on light backgrounds (10-11)
  • Fix – Minor adjustments for animations in the Launcher (11-14)

Virus Scan

  • New – Antivirus scans for the apps installed from Google Play (11-02)

Prerequisites before flashing MIUI 8 in Redmi Note 4: 

  • Make sure your battery is above 60%.
  • Always take back up to be on safe side.

    1. Settings>Additional Settings> Backup & reset> Local Bakcup> Backup
    2. Backup file will be created in : Internal Storage> MIUI> Backup> All Back up.
    3. Copy the recent back up file on PC or on your USB OTG drive.
    4. To restore the ROM: Copy the back up file from PC or USB OTG drive respectively to: Internal Storage–>MIUI -> Backup–>All Back up
    5. Then go to  Settings–>Additional Settings–> Backup & reset –>Local Bakcup–> You will find the backup file –>Tap on it to restore.
    6. MIUI 8.2 8.2.2.0 ROM for Redmi Note 4:
      1. Recovery Flashable ROM: Download
      2. Fastboot Flashable ROM: Download

How to install Android Nougat in Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

Method 1: Flashing from Mi Recovery

Step 1. Download the ROM & transfer it in your device’s internal storage. Make sure you don’t put it inside any folder.

Step 2. Rename the downloaded file to “update.zip” and save it.

Rename ROM to update in Redmi Note 4
Rename ROM to update in Redmi Note 4

Step 3. Reboot your Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 in Mi Recovery mode.

  • 1st Method: From Updater app you can reboot into Recovery Mode (Check image below).
  • 2nd Method: Turn off your phone and press Volume up key + Power Button key simultaneously.
How to reboot Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 in Recovery mode
How to reboot Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 in Recovery mode

In Mi Recovery mode, you can use Volume up & down button to navigate and Power button to select.

Step 4. Navigate to “Install update.zip to System” and confirm installation by navigating to Yes. After the process is Complete tap on “Back”> Reboot.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 flashing MIUI 8 Android N
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 flashing MIUI 8 Android N

This will boot your Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 into latest MIUI 8.

Method 2: Using MIUI updater App

Step 1. Download & transfer the ROM in your Redmi Note 4.

Step 2. Open Update App in your device & tap on top right corner.

Step 3. Click on “Choose update package” & locate the ROM file. It will install the ROM file automatically.

Update Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 to Android N
Update Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 to Android N

Step 4. Once the updating process starts, you will get “Getting Info” written at the bottom. Don’t do anything, it will automatically begin the updating process.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 is overall a very good smartphone & a competitor of Huawei Honor 6X. Because of the poorly built MIUI for it, the phone was having different problems. But now you can flash this latest Android N in Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 & play with your device in peace. Let us know if you faced any issue in the comment section.

  • Roland Tecson

    will this work for MTK variant?

  • Whoknows_Nikhil

    i have recently updated from 8.2.2.0 stable to 8.2.10.0 stable.m facing drain hence want to update to developer rom. what would be the procedure?please let me know.

  • Neeraj gupta

    Hello, I didn’t get nought update my updater app still shows 8.2.10.0 update and I have 8.2.2.0 update can I switch directly to nought or first update 8.2.10.0
    Please reply

  • Aditya Dangwal

    My google apps are crashing with a pop up “google apps stop” after I updated mi note 4 to android nouget 7

  • Anton Leonardo

    May I ask, is it safe to delete the big file (1.34 G) of Flash ROM (file with the name “MIUI_HMNote4_Global…..zip) after installation? It occupies so much space, so I wonder if I could use the freed memory for another purpose…
    Thanks in advance…

  • Then you’re already on Nougat.

  • Bhaskar Baruah

    unable to using method 2. it says cant flash older roms. Currently running on miui 8.2.10.0

  • Dinesh Aitha

    It’s not coming in version 8.2.10.0 what to do bro

  • Ye Lin Aung

    Redmi note 4 (snapdragon 625,ram 4gb,internal 64gb) want to change global stable rom to global beta rom.I konw how to flash with updater app.
    Is it need to ”wipe and reset” in recovery mode before clicking ”install update zip to system” for a better result?

  • Kumar Sri Aman

    where the link for the latest version?

  • No!

  • Taari

    Which rom to download if we have to use update app? Recovery or fast boot?

  • taari

    Will it delete the phone numbers in phone memory?

  • taari

    If i have to update from update app then which rom to download??? Recovery Flashable ROM or
    Fastboot Flashable ROM?

  • liain

    MIUI Global 8.2
    8.2. 10.0
    So is it safe to update android version to nougat……….after you said this….The MIUI 8 global beta ROM 7.1.19 based on Android Nougat for Redmi Note 4 is still in beta & you might have few issues like Random restarts, App crashes, Freezing of Apps, phone not responding or anything. If you’re ready to face any of this problem, you’re are true warrior & you can proceed with the installation steps…………so please reassure me…….to update or not???………eagerly waiting for you answer

  • Preetpal

    Not working 2nd method why my current version is miui 8.2.10

  • Humaam

    “CANT VERIFY UPDATE
    Its not allowed to upgrade to unofficial ROM package.”
    what am i supposed to do now??

  • jhannanzki88

    how to get root permission in redmi note 4?

  • Vimal

    Is it safe to update naugat 7.0 in redmi 4a ?

  • monk ychotte

    Does upgrading from 7.2.16 to this version keep root/TWRP ?

  • Malik

    Very good tutorial…

  • Dr Ramesh Sethia

    Can you convert 4G to 4G Volte in one plus one, are there any risks damaging mobile. Do you have feedback from people who did it successfully. Is it possible to upgrade to cynogen 14.1 from 13.1

  • IS THS SAFE TO INSTALL ANDROID -N 7.0 IN XIAMI NOTE 4…….?

  • UD

    please provide a google drive link for this ROM..

  • You can update the OS without unlocking.

  • pulkit

    do i need to unlock the bootloader??or i can update the OS without unlocking the bootloader.

  • Opt Hanif

    can i install this in redmi 4 pro

  • শাকিল আহমেদ প্রিয়ার

    Can I install this in Redmi Note 4 MTK?

  • Yes you can using MiFlashTool.

  • Felipe Borges

    Can I install this with unlocked bootloader?