Chines smartphone giant Xiaomi has begun to roll out Android 7.0 Nougat for Redmi Note 4 users in India.
The update will allow users to make the most of the powerful Snapdragon processor the phones run on. However, the release will be staggered, so not everyone will get the update at once.
What The Update Includes?
The update will radically alter some of the Redmi Note 4’s functions. It will include the ability to separately lock apps for dual apps. This will help the user maintain their privacy.
There will also be additional support for exFAT SD cards, an issue many users had complained about in the past.
One of the more decorative changes will allow the phone’s owner to utilize slide to browse wallpapers.
The update also includes the July Android security patch.
Where to Get the Update?
If you can’t wait for the update, it can be found at the following link:
How to Install the Update?
Firstly, download the firmware from one of the links provided above. Before beginning the installation process, you should make sure that you have Mi Recover version 2.0 installed on your device.
The fire should be downloaded as a .zip extension. It should be stored in the device’s root directory, outside of any files.
Rename the file ‘update.zip’.
Load up the Updater app, located in your Tools folder. From here you will see an icon in the top right hand corner, labeled with three dots (…). Click it and a drop down menu will appear. Select ‘Reboot and Recovery Mode’.
Your device will then reboot into the ‘Mi Recovery’ mode. You will see a basic menu; from it you should select the renamed file ‘update.zip’. Then return to the main menu, and select reboot the system.
From here you will be able to enjoy all the benefits of the Android 7.0 Nougat update.
For other methods of installing the update, click here.
Should You Download the Update?
The update will eventually be available for all Redmi Note 4 users. However, if you feel comfortable with the set of instructions that have been provided, downloading the update will give you access to the host of new features early.
With Chinese smartphone companies rarely updating their devices, you could be in for a long wait. Why not get there first with a little help from us.