Update Xiaomi Mi Max To Android 7.1.1 Nougat via CM14.1 Firmware

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Android 7.1.1 Nougat based CM14.1 (Nightly) custom firmware for Xiaomi Mi Max is now available. With the help of CM14.1 (Nightly) ROM you can update your Xiaomi Mi Max to a well customized Android 7.1.1 Nougat. This may not be only way to update your device to Android 7.1.1 Nougat but surely a good option to try out. Since this is an early build, you should expect bugs and force close here and there but overall it should offer you a smooth experience. If you willing to upgrade your Xiaomi Mi Max using CM14.1 (Nightly) custom ROM then continue reading this guide to learn easy installation steps.

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Android 7.1.1 Nougat comes with various useful features including multi-window multitasking, better notification management, faster device with better battery optimization, more human emoji, improved security, instant app and much more.

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Warning!

This tutorial is only for Xiaomi Mi Max. Don’t try this guide on any other Android device. Also, we (True Android Team) are not responsible for any damage caused due to the instruction given in this page. Try this at your own risk. However, it is very unlikely that your device will be damaged if you follow all the instructions as it is which are mentioned in procedure.

Pre Requisites:

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1. Backup your device data. You can follow our ultimate backup guide.

2. Make sure your device have at least 60% battery power. You can install an app like Battery Notifier BT Free on your Android device to check it easily.

3. You already have USB Driver Installed for Xiaomi Mi Max in your PC. [Download USB Drivers]

4. Make sure USB Debugging is enabled otherwise you won’t able to transfer file between PC and Xiaomi Mi Max. [Guide].

5. Your device have latest CWM recovery or TWRP recovery installed. [Guide]

If you done everything that we mentioned above then you are ready to follow step-by-step guide on how to install Android 7.1.1 Nougat based CM14.1 (Nightly) ROM on Xiaomi Mi Max.

File Required(Download by clicking on it)

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  1. CM14.1 (Nightly) ROM For Xiaomi Mi Max [Filename: cm-14.1-20161212-NIGHTLY-hydrogen.zip] [Always Download Latest Build]
  2. Google Apps [Filename: open_gapps-arm-7.1-micro-20161125.zip] or any other Android 7.1.1 Nougat GApps

How to Install Android 7.1.1 Nougat based CM14.1 (Nightly) ROM on Xiaomi Mi Max

  1. Connect your device to PC using USB cable and then copy downloaded files to the SD card of your device. Important: Don’t extract any files.
  2. Disconnect USB and then turn off your Xiaomi Mi Max.
  3. Now boot into recovery mode. To do so, press and hold Volume Up & Power button together. Release the Power button only when Mi logo appear. Soon you will see Recovery menu. In recovery use Volume Keys to navigate between option and Power to select an option. Alternatively try this: Recovery Mode without Key Combination.
  4. Perform a Nandroid backup of your existing ROM that you can restore later if this new ROM not work or you want to go back into your previous ROM. To perform a backup, select Backup and Restore, then on the next screen, select Backup again. Go back to main recovery menu after backup is complete.
  5. Now, perform data wiping task. To do so, select wipe data/factory reset, then select Yes on next screen to confirm your action. Wait few minutes till the data wipe is complete. Now come back to CWM recovery main menu. Select wipe cache partition and after wiping process done, select Wipe Dalvik Cache under advance option to perform Dalvik cache wiping.
  6. Select install zip from sdcard, then select choose zip from sdcard (or /sdcard1 for external storage). Now, locate the CM14.1 (Nightly) Zip file that you copied earlier in Step 1 and select it by pressing Power button. Confirm installation by selecting Yes – Install _____.zip on the next screen. The ROM installation will begin.
  7. Once the ROM installation process end, repeat the step 6 but choose the open_gapps-arm-7.1-micro-20161125.zip file instead of ROM zip to install the Google apps package.
  8. When installation is completed, go back to the main recovery menu and select reboot system now to reboot your Xiaomi Mi Max and boot up into Android 7.1.1 Nougat ROM CM14.1 (Nightly).
  9. Returning to Previous ROM: To go back to your previous ROM, boot into recovery, select backup and restore then restore your previous ROM by selecting it from the list.

Tutorial For TWRP Recovery Users:

  1. Connect your device to PC using USB cable and then copy downloaded files to the SD card of your device. Important: Don’t extract any files.
  2. Disconnect USB and then turn off your Xiaomi Mi Max.
  3. Now, boot into recovery mode. To do so, press and hold Volume Up & Power button together. Release the Power button only when Mi logo appear. Soon you will see Recovery menu. Alternatively try this: Recovery Mode without Key Combination.
  4. Create a Backup using TWRP Backup Option.
  5. Perform a Factory Reset (this will delete all apps and their settings and game progress). To do this, Tap on Wipe, then at the bottom of the screen do a Swipe on the ‘Swipe to factory reset‘ option.
  6. Now its time to add zip file for flashing. Tap on Install, then browse to the location where you saved the files and tap on the CM14.1 (Nightly) Zip file. Then tap on Add More Zips, and add open_gapps-arm-7.1-micro-20161125.zip. Now at the bottom of the screen, do a swipe on the Swipe to confirm flash option to begin flashing.
  7. When installation is completed, go back to the main recovery menu and tap on Reboot and then, tap on System to reboot your Xiaomi Mi Max and boot up into Android 7.1.1 Nougat ROM CM14.1 (Nightly).
  8. Returning to Previous ROM: To go back to your previous ROM, boot into recovery, select Backup then through Restore option, restore your previous ROM by selecting it from the list.

Congrats! Android 7.1.1 Nougat firmware based custom ROM CM14.1 (Nightly) is now installed and running on your Xiaomi Mi Max.

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