Users of Xiaomi Redmi 1S can now install Android 4.4.4 KitKat update.
According to the specs list on GSM Arena for the Xiaomi Redmi 1S, also known as Xiaomi Hongmi 1S, the latest official firmware available for the smartphone is Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.
However, thanks to Android custom developers, new firmware has been released based on Android 4.4.4 KitKat update.
Those who wish to install Android 4.4.4 KitKat update on Xiaomi Redmi 1S can now access CyanogenMod11 R3 firmware.
Although, it is still an “un-official version, users can expect the firmware to be more stable than R1 and R2 ROMs.
After installing Android 4.4.4 KitKat update, Xiaomi Redmi 1S users can expect customization options that will enhance the device’s performance.
The firmware also brings in visual interface and shortcut for easy access to core apps.
For the list of features of CyanogenMod11 R3 custom ROM as well as the download links and instructions on how to install Android 4.4.4 KitKat update on Xiaomi Redmi 1S, head over to this post .
But before updating the smartphone’s OS, Xiaomi Redmi 1S owners should be fully aware of the conditions and requirements to meet to guarantee a successful installation process.
For one, it is required that the battery level of the Xiaomi Redmi 1S is at least 80 percent to avoid power interruption issues when installing the CyanogenMod11 R3 ROM Create a backup of the data and settings stored on the Xiaomi Redmi 1S.
Two of the recommended recovery tools to use are ClockWorkMod or TWRP.
Install the appropriate USB drivers of the phone on the computer so the Android device will easily connect with the PC during the installation process.
Enable USB Debugging mode on the smartphone.