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Install Carbon ROM Android 7.1.2 Nougat Custom ROM On Xiaomi Mi 5

Android 7.1.2 Nougat is live for Xiaomi Mi 5. Now you can update your device to the latest Android Nougat OS version by installing the Carbon ROM custom ROM. Carbon ROM was very popular ROM around the world at the time of Android 4.4 Kitkat. The Carbon ROMs were more popular than the CyanogenMod ROMs,  but after KitKat they have stopped making custom ROMs and there was no development from them. The Carbon ROM is back and they started developing ROMs for various devices. Now they build the amazing  custom ROM  based on Android 7.1.2 Nougat which is built with Open Source Code released by Google. This latest custom ROM is stable, smooth and can be used as a daily driver without any problem. The Carbon ROM comes with tons of new features and improvements which is not present in the official stock firmware. This is not officially announced by Xiaomi but just a custom ROM. Make sure that your device must be rooted and installed with the latest version of a custom recovery like TWRP or CWM (ClockworkMod) to flash this Carbon ROM custom ROM on Xiaomi Mi 5.

By following this step by step guide, you can update your Xiaomi Mi 5 to Android 7.1.2 Nougat via Carbon ROM custom ROM. This latest custom ROM brings a number of customization options, stability and many users love this ROM. Before proceeding, don’t forgot to take a full backup of all your valuable data because while flashing this ROM your entire data will be wiped clean. If you are interested in updating your own Xiaomi Mi 5 to Carbon ROM Android 7.1.2 Nougat custom ROM then go ahead and follow the given steps.

Install Carbon ROM Android 7.1.2 Nougat Custom ROM On Xiaomi Mi 5 1


The Carbon ROM Android 7.1.2 custom ROM and the instructions given in this guide can be used only for the Xiaomi Mi5. Check the model number of your Xiaomi Mi5 from Settings > About Phone.


AndroidBlog will not be held responsible for any kind of damage occurred to your Xiaomi Mi5 during or after the installation of Carbon ROM Android 7.1.2 ROM. Proceed at your own risk.


  • Create a proper backup of all your existing data and settings on the phone before proceeding to the installation guide using a recommended custom recovery.
  • Enable USB Debugging Mode on the Xiaomi Mi5 by navigating to Settings > Developer Options.
  • Verify that you’ve correctly installed the Xiaomi Mi5 USB Drivers on the PC.
  • The Xiaomi Mi5 should be rooted with the latest version of a custom recovery like CWM or TWRP installed.
  • The bootloader of your Mi5 must be unlocked.
  • Make sure that the battery level of the Xiaomi Mi5 is at least above 80% before going ahead.

Required Files:

Steps to Flash Android 7.1.2 Carbon ROM Nougat on Xiaomi Mi5:

Step No 1: – First, download Carbon ROM Android 7.1.2 custom ROM for Xiaomi Mi5 on the desktop of the PC.

Step No 2: – Plug your device to the PC using its USB data cable and mount its USB memory storage.

Step No 3: – Transfer Carbon ROM Android 7.1.2 ROM .zip file which you’ve already downloaded from the above links to the root folder of your SD card on the phone.

Step No 4: – Unplug the Xiaomi Mi5 from the PC and power it OFF to boot into Recovery Mode.

Step No 5: – Power ON the device while pressing and holding Volume Up + Home + Power buttons at the same time to enter into Recovery Mode.

Step No 6: – While your device is now in CWM Recovery, perform wipe data/factory reset, wipe cache partition and wipe dalvik cache also by navigating to Advanced > Wipe Dalvik Cache.

Note: – wipe dalvik cache will help you to prevent boot loops and other errors while ROM installation.

Step No 7: – Go back to the main Recovery Menu and choose to install zip from SD card → choose zip from sd card.

Step No 8: – Navigate to the Carbon ROM Android 7.1.2 custom ROM .zip file which you’ve already transferred to the SD card of your device previously. Select the ROM .zip file using the Power button and confirm the installation to begin.

9:- Navigate to +++++Go Back+++++ once the installation is completed. From Recovery Menu, reboot your device by selecting reboot system now.

Your Xiaomi Mi5 will be rebooted and may take about 4 to 5 minutes to boot for the first time after installation.

Done! You’ve successfully updated Xiaomi Mi5 to the latest Carbon ROM Android 7.1.2 ROM.

Bhatti Junaid

He continuously writes tech articles and development code. Also, appreciates excellent food, exceptional coffee and great company. He has written 266 guides and other posts.

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