Update Redmi 1S to KitKat 4.4.4 via Unofficial Cyanogenmod 11.0 Rom

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CUSTOM ROM INFO
Name Cyanogemod 11.0 Rom.
Android Version Android 4.4.4 KitKat
Is this official? No 
Stability Good enough for daily use.
Credits Kra1o5

 Features

  • Android 4.4.4 KitKat based Rom.
  • Stable and Smooth.
  • Optimized for balanced battery usage.
  • Cyanogenmod features and themes.
  • Built-in Superuser option.
  • Built-in DSP manager.
  • Includes Privacy settings.
  • SE Linux enabled kernel.

  WARNING!

Warranty may be void of your device if you follow the procedures given on this page.

You only are responsible for your device. We won’t be liable if any damage occurs to your device and/or its components.

  XIAOMI REDMI 1S KITKAT UPDATE INSTALLATION

Before you begin with guide instructions below, make sure your android device is adequately charged — at least 50% battery of the device.

  STEP 0: CHECK DEVICE MODEL NO.

To make sure your device is eligible with this, you must first confirm its model no. in ‘About device’ option under Settings. Another way to confirm model no. is by looking for it on the packaging box of your device.It must be Redmi 1S!

Please know that this page is meant only for Redmi 1S. Please DO NOT try the procedures given here on other devices of Xiaomi. You have been Warned!

  STEP 1: BACKUP YOUR DEVICE

Back up important data and stuff before you start playing around here as there are chances you might lose your apps and app-data (app settings, game progress, etc.), and in rare case, files on the internal memory, too.

For help on Backup and Restore, check out our exclusive page on that linked right below.

 ANDROID BACK UP AND RESTORE GUIDE: APPS AND TIPS

   STEP 2: INSTALL THE LATEST CWM/TWRP RECOVERY

 Skip this step if you you already have latest version of CWM or TWRP recovery installed on your device.

Make sure that you’ve latest version of the recovery of your choice installed on your device.

Older versions of both CWM and TWRP recoveries are not working with Android 4.4 based ROMs, throwing installation errors and WiFi bugs, therefore you need to use the latest version of either recovery.

If you need help with installing a recovery on your Redmi 1S, check the links below:

 CWM RECOVERY FOR REDMI 1S

 TWRP RECOVERY FOR REDMI 1S

   STEP 3: INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

  DOWNLOADS

Download the file given below and transfer it to a separate folder on your phone and remember the location.

  ROM FILE

DOWNLOAD LINK | File name: cm-11-20140917-UNOFFICIAL-armani.zip (230 MB)

  GAPPS FILE

DOWNLOAD LINK [MINI] | File name: pa_gapps-modular-mini-4.4.4-20140811-signed.zip (151.65 MB)

DOWNLOAD LINK [MICRO] | File name: pa_gapps-modular-micro-4.4.4-20140811-signed.zip (95.55 MB)

Be sure to transfer the files you downloaded above to your phone and remember the location of the files.

You will need to flash them now on your device using either of ClockworkMod (CWM) or TWRP recovery.

We’ve got separate guide for CWM and TWRP recovery, so use the guide relevant to the recovery you have installed on your device.

  GUIDE FOR CWM RECOVERY USERS

  Example video: If you haven’t used CWM recovery before to install a .zip file of a ROM or anything else, then we suggest you first watch a video of that to get familiar with the process. Click here to watch the video

  1. Boot into recovery mode. If you’re rooted, the easiest way to boot into recovery mode would be using the QuickBoot app. If not rooted, then follow the instructions below:
    • Power off your Redmi 1S phone.
    • Press and hold the Volume Down + Power buttons at the same time and release all buttons as soon as you see the bootloader menu.
    • Using the Volume Down button to scroll to the Recovery Mode option and press the Volume Up button to select.
    • Once you see the Android symbol with exclamation mark, press the Power button to get the Android system recovery menu.
    • In the recovery menu, use the Volume Down button to highlight the options and press the Volume Up button to select.
  2. Create a Nandroid Backup from recovery. It’s optional but very important to do, so that in case something goes wrong you can restore to current status easily. For making a Nandroid Backup, go to Backup And Restore » Backup.
  3. Perform a full clean-up of the device (This will delete all apps and their settings and game progress). For this:
    • Select Wipe data/Factory reset, then select Yes on the next screen to confirm factory reset (screenshot).
    • Select Wipe Cache Partition, then select Yes on the next screen to confirm wiping cache.
  4. First Install the ROM file:
    • Select Install zip » Choose zip from sdcard (or external sdcard, you know where your files are) » browse to the location where you saved the file and select the ROM file. Follow the on screen instructions. How to Flash File in CWM Recovery
  5. Now similarly flash the Gapps file of your choice.
    └ Make sure to first flash the ROM file and then the Gapps file.
  6. Reboot your device. For this, go back to the main menu of recovery and select reboot system now.

That’s all. Your phone will now reboot and it will take some time as it’ll be phone’s first boot after installing Android 4.4, be extremely excited for this!

 Note: In case your device gets bootloop (stuck at logo while rebooting), just do a factory reset (step 3) and you will be fine.

GUIDE FOR TWRP RECOVERY USERS
  1. Boot into recovery mode. If you’re rooted, the easiest way to boot into recovery mode would be using the QuickBoot app. If not rooted, then follow the instructions below:
    • Power off your Redmi 1S phone.
    • Press and hold the Volume Down + Power buttons at the same time and release all buttons as soon as you see the bootloader menu.
    • Using the Volume Down button to scroll to the Recovery Mode option and press the Volume Up button to select.
    • Once you see the Android symbol with exclamation mark, press the Power button to get the Android system recovery menu.
    • In the recovery menu, use the Volume Down button to highlight the options and press the Volume Up button to select.
  2. Create a Nandroid Backup from recovery. It’s optional but very important to do, so that in case something goes wrong you can restore to current status easily. For making a Nandroid Backup, go to Backup » and select all check boxes and swipe on the Swipe to confirm option at the bottom of the screen to confirm backup.
  3. Perform a Factory Reset (this will delete all apps and their settings and game progress). For this:
    • Tap on Wipe » then at the bottom of the screen do a Swipe on the ‘Swipe to factory reset‘ option (screenshot).
  4. First Install the ROM file:
    • Tap on Install » browse to the location where you saved the files and tap on the ROM file. Now at the bottom of the screen, do a swipe on the Swipe to confirm flash option to begin  flashing. Follow the on screen instructions.
      How to Flash File in CWM Recovery
  5. Now similarly flash the Gapps file of your choice.
    └ Make sure to first flash the ROM file and then the Gapps file.
  6. Reboot your device. Go back to the main menu of recovery and tap on Reboot » then, tap on System to reboot your phone.

That’s all. Your phone will now reboot and it will take some time as it’ll be phone’s first boot after installing Android 4.4, be extremely excited for this!

 Note: In case your device gets bootloop (stuck at logo while rebooting), just do a factory reset (step 3) and you will be fine.

FEEDBACK US!

It was easy to install Cyanogenmod 11.0 rom, based on Android 4.4.4 KitKat, right? Let us know how it is to your liking in comments below.

Your suggestions and queries, if any, are most welcomed!

9 Comment

  1. YuVi says: Reply

    Great Job. Thanks working perfectly

    1. hongmiUser says: Reply

      dual sim functionality still works?

  2. VJ says: Reply

    does it need to be placed in sd card…if there is no sd card can we place it in the phone memory ?

    1. Kapil says: Reply

      Sure you can place the file in phone memory.

  3. moonburster says: Reply

    hi hi , it works great and fluid and super fast.
    only one slight big huge problem. When I reboot it gets stuck in a bootloop, well actually it does not even get past de mi logo.
    And yes doing a factory reset works, for one time :P. ( like it does the exact same thing again.
    Please I think I did something wrong, but in all the time I have installed custom roms I never encountered this.
    Sorry for bothering you tho, I guess you’re busy with bug fixes and stuff.

    1. Giriya says: Reply

      Same thing happened with my phone also, Installations went on well and after few hrs of usage I needed to reboot the phone and it got struck. Battery pull did and then it started working normally later few min for my curiosity did the reboot again and same situation, (this time also battery pull helped),

      Apart from that two more strange issue with me is the phone is not-at-all ringing during in-comming call, I can set the new ringtone and hear the sound but during real call it won’t rang.
      The second one is the Network issue, the Data never activated, I can use only my Wifi and sync mails, use whatsapp etc., through SIM it was not possible.

      With above situation I reverted back to my original miui OS.

  4. hongmiUser says: Reply

    dual sim functionality works?

  5. Mobyspace says: Reply

    Camera no longer working after installing this Rom. Apart from that, others are minor bugs that one can manage until fixes are found. Anyway its very nice to have this on the Redmi 1S. Kudos Bro.
    Please, can you propose a fix for the Camera issue?
    Thanks.

  6. asif says: Reply

    it is got going in recovery mode & also not showing 3g logo when using 3g data
    Plz help me

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