Although Xiaomi is releasing the update to MIUI 11 to most of its smartphones, it is good to note that only a handful has received the version based on Android 10. In most cases, in fact, the update brought the MIUI 11 based on Android 9 Pie. Taking advantage of the work done by the coderz developer, we propose below the download link and the installation guide of LineageOS 17 (Unofficial) based on Android 10 for Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite.
Being an open-source project, the developer was able to download the LineageOS 17 source code (ROM based on the Android 10 AOSP code) and adapt it to the Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite, also anticipating the “official” developers.
Download and installation of LineageOS 17 on Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite
To install the ROM on your smartphone, you need the unlocked bootloader and a custom recovery such as TWRP. If you have these requirements, the step-by-step guide to installing LineageOS 17 can be found below:
- Make a Nandroid backup in case of any problems
- Download the ROM in .zip format and Google Apps in .zip format
- Restart the smartphone in recovery mode (power key plus volume key up)
- Wipe Dalvik, cache, data, and system
- Flash the ROM first and then the Google Apps
So if you don’t want to wait for Xiaomi to release the update with the MIUI 11 based on Android 10 for the smartphone, the installation of LineageOS 17 is really very simple.
We remind you, however, that the installation of it, together with the unlocking of the bootloader and the installation of a custom recovery, invalidate the manufacturer’s legal guarantee (not only for Xiaomi smartphones but in general for all smartphones).