Xiaomi in preparing to release the Marshmallow update for the Mi4 soon, but till the official update starts rolling out, you can take the leap of faith in unofficial updates via custom ROMs as Mi4 CM13 is a pretty good option to get Android 6.0 update straight away.
Surprised as we are that ROMs like Mokee, crDroid and OmniROM aren’t available for Mi4, we hope they make the cut soon. For now, until MIUI Marshmallow build is released, Mi4 CyanogenMod 13 is the best Marshmallow build available for the device.
With Mi4 Marshmallow update via CM13, you get all the cool features of official Marshmallow update as seen on Nexus devices, along with the stock UI and animations and all.
It’s much different than the MIUI build, obviously, and it’s far eye-pleasing and performance boosting too. In all scenario, you should be loving it — except where the update could be broken a bit, which it could be in some areas.
The Mi4 Android 6.0 update will get you the incredible Doze mode and app control, resulting in better battery life and some visible performance increment over your current firmware.
Doze mode on Mi4 Marshmallow update makes device sleep completely while keeping only basic functions and services on, so that battery is saved to maximum.
App control lets you decide which app gets what permissions, and check out how much data an app has used. There is also Now On Tap feature added to Google Now that reads your Mi4’s screen and suggest things like movies, restaurants, etc. automatically — all done in simple long press of Home button.
The Mi4 Marshmallow custom ROMs are listed below, and will be updated with new ROMs as and when they roll out.
If you ever want to uninstall the Marshmallow custom ROM given below, including CM13, you just need to install the official MIUI firmware back and your Mi4 will be fully back to stock, in factory condition.
Required? You will need a custom recovery like CWM, TWRP, etc. Get Mi4 CWM recovery here. Install CWM on your Mi4 first, and then use CWM to install Mi4 Marshmallow update given below.
Xiaomi Mi 4 Marshmallow Update
- Xiaomi Mi 4 (download the ROM as per model no. provided below)
- Don’t try this on any other device whose codename is different than the one specified above.
Download Marshmallow Custom ROMs
Find the Marshmallow ROMs along with their download link below. Also linked is ROM’s development page, where you could find that ROM’s latest download link, current list of bugs (if any) and list of features and all other info about the ROM.
Xiaomi Mi 4
For codename cancro only.
1. CyanogenMod 13 (CM13)
How to Install
Well, download the ROM of your choice from above first. Then check the link below to guide on installing a custom ROM.
Be sure to also download and install Marshmallow Gapps linked below as these contain Google Apps like Play Store, Maps, etc. that are missing in the ROMs by default.
Need help? Let us know if you need any help with this via comments below.