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Install Nitrogen OS Android 8.1 Oreo Custom ROM On Xiaomi Redmi Note 3

Recently, Google launched the latest Android 8.1 Oreo OS and Android 8.1 has become more popular among various phone manufacturers as well as custom ROM developers. The developers are really working hard to bring the custom builds of Android 8.1 Oreo for various devices ever since the launch of official Oreo 8.1 by Google. Today, we have the latest build of Nitrogen OS which is based on Android 8.1 Oreo for Redmi Note 3 International variant (kenzo). Now you can enjoy the fresh Android 8.1 Oreo OS by flashing Nitrogen OS custom ROM. This latest custom firmware comes with all the official features from Oreo 8.1 like Picture-in-Picture mode, Google Play protect security scan, Background limits, Auto-fill passwords, Adaptive icons, Keyboard navigation, notification dots and much more. This latest custom firmware is very fast, light, stable and smoothly run on your device without any problem. This is not officially announced by Xiaomi but just a custom ROM so you may some bug or legs but don’t worry about that they will be fixed with time. Make sure that your device is rooted and installed with the latest version of a custom recovery like TWRP or CWM (ClockworkMod) to flash this Nitrogen OS custom ROM on Xiaomi Redmi Note 3. By following this simple step by step guide you can easily update your Redmi Note 3 to Nitrogen OS Android 8.1 Oreo custom ROM.

All thanks to the Senior Member over XDA xyyx, who has developed Nitrogen OS 8.1 Oreo build for Xiaomi Redmi Note 3. Official update is always good but custom ROMs provide a wide range of customization features which mostly does not found in the official stock firmware. Before proceeding, don’t forgot to take a full backup of all your valuable data. If you are interested in installing Nitrogen OS Android 8.1 Oreo custom ROM on your Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 then go ahead and follow the given steps.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3



The Nitrogen OS Android 8.1 Oreo custom ROM and the instructions given in this guide can be used only for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3. Check the model number of your Xiaomi Redmi note 3 from Settings > About Phone.


AndroidBlog will not be held responsible for any kind of damage occurred to your Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 during or after the installation of Nitrogen OS Android 8.1 Oreo 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 Redmi note 3 by navigating to Settings > Developer Options.
  • Verify that you’ve correctly installed the Xiaomi Redmi note 3 USB Drivers on the PC.
  • The Xiaomi Redmi note 3 should be rooted with the latest version of a custom recovery like CWM or TWRP installed.
  • The bootloader of your 4X must be unlocked.
  • Make sure that the battery level of the Xiaomi Redmi note 3 is at least above 80% before going ahead.

Required Files:

Steps to Flash Android 8.1 Oreo Nitrogen OS ROM on Xiaomi Redmi Note 3:

Step No 1: – First, download Nitrogen OS Android 8.1 Oreo custom ROM for Xiaomi Redmi note 3 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 Nitrogen OS Android 8.1 Oreo 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 Redmi Note 3 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 Nitrogen OS Android 8.1 Oreo 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 Redmi Note 3 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 Redmi Note 3 to the latest Nitrogen OS Android 8.1 Oreo ROM.

Bhatti Junaid

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