How to Flash Xiaomi Redmi 3 Without Computer

How to Flash Xiaomi Redmi 3 Without Computer

Almost all devices running Android OS, sooner or later may require maintenance of the system software, and sometimes restoration of the software after serious failures. The following article discusses the tools used to flash the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 smartphone, as well as the methods of their application by the user of the model independently.

Despite the fact that the material below describes extremely reliable software tools and proven methods for their use, before following any instructions, the smartphone owner takes full responsibility for possible damage to the device and / or failure to obtain the expected result!


Of course, before proceeding with operations involving serious interference with the functioning of complex electronics, it is necessary to acquire some knowledge and carry out a number of preparatory actions. This approach provides a hassle-free and efficient implementation of all manipulations.

Hardware modification

This article discusses working with the device Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (XRN3) of a specific modification to which the manufacturer has assigned a code name Hennessy. This option Note 3 is based on the processor MediaTek MT6795 (MTK Helio X10).

Before you start interacting with the smartphone’s system software, you should make sure that the software and instructions are applicable to the existing copy of the device!

You can verify the correct definition of the model by looking at the box of the device (the processor model is indicated on the label):

In a situation when the phone’s packaging has not been preserved, use one of the software tools designed to determine the technical characteristics and test Android devices, for example, AnTuTu Benchmark. Download and install the application from the Google Play Market.

If the Google Application Store is not available on the smartphone, which is a common situation in the environment of official CN firmware of Xiaomi devices, you can get AntuTu in MI App Store:

Click “Install”, and then wait for the download and installation of the toolkit to finish.

Upon completion of installation, run AntuTu and go to the section “My Device”. Next, make sure that in the box “Device” the page opens indicated “Hennessy” and at the same time look at the specified in the field “CPU Model” processor model.

When ascertaining a discrepancy between the characteristics indicated above, do not use the tools from this material and the system software files proposed below for the device!

Owners of a different modification of Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, bearing a code name Kenzo (with processor QUALCOMM), for flashing your phones, you should follow the recommendations from another article posted on our website!

Firmware options, download

If you have never encountered reinstalling Android on Xiaomi smartphones before, and you do not have information about the existing types / types of MIUI OS, read the information from the material available at the following link. this will help you navigate the abundance of system software packages offered for the model and correctly set the ultimate goal of the flashing procedure.

Regarding the system software for Redmi Note 3 MTK, there are several points to note:

    • The manufacturer has stopped supporting the model and there are no plans to release new builds of the official OS for it.
    • There were no official Global OS versions for modification; firmware developed for Xiaomi‘s RN3 MTK exists only in the version “China”.
    • For comfortable use of the smartphone in question (due to the ability to switch the interface to the familiar language, integrated Google services, etc.), Russian-speaking users of the model, for the most part, install and operate localized Android shells of MIJUA, issued by third-party developers. Installation of official assemblies is required mainly to restore the software part of the device after serious failures.

Based on the foregoing, the article contains links to download packages with official software (Stable and Developer) of the final versions for modifying HENNESSY, as well as several localized (translated into Russian as well) Android shells from reputable development teams.


To ensure the interaction of the software used to reinstall Android with the phone, special mode drivers must be installed on the PC, in which you can switch the mobile device.

Obtaining components for pairing Note 3 and a computer is not the only way. The simplest method is to install the company manager for Xiaomi devices. applications Mi Phone Assistant. This software, when deployed to Windows, automatically integrates into the OS all the components that may be required for the firmware to be successfully flashed according to any of the instructions suggested below in the article.

Among other things, Mi Assistant can be involved in restoring the official OS on the phone, so installing the tool will definitely not be superfluous. We considered the solution of the task of equipping a PC with the English version of Mi Phone Assistant in one of the materials on our website, use the instructions available at the following link.

Another simple method of obtaining components for pairing MTK smartphones and a computer is to use the universal installer, available for download from the link:

    Deactivate verification of digitally signed drivers in Windows.

After downloading the exe file from the link before this instruction, run it.

Click on “Next” In the first

and second installer windows.

Click on “Install” in a window informing that the installer is ready to transfer files to the PC disk.

Wait a while for the copying of the necessary components to complete.

Click on Done in the last window of the Installation Wizard.

Launch modes

When using different approaches to working with the XRN3 system software, you will definitely need to transfer the smartphone to different service states, so it will be best learned at the preparation stage. Among other things, following the steps below will allow you to verify the correct operation of the drivers installed in Windows.

    MTK Preloader. a mode that provides the ability to completely overwrite the system sections of the device’s memory. In devices built on the basis of Mediatek, this state is activated for a short time each time it is turned on, it is not necessary to force RN3 into it in any way. Just open in any usual way. “Device Manager” on the computer and, watching its window, connect the turned off smartphone to the USB port. If the drivers are okay for a short time Dispatcher will display in “COM and LPT ports” paragraph “Mediatek DA USB VCOM”.

Fastboot. One of the modes often used when working with the system software of Xiaomi devices, which allows to carry out a number of operations, including unlocking the bootloader and installing custom recovery. To put the phone in mode Fastboot, turn it off and then press the keys simultaneously “Vol.” and “Power”. Hold the buttons until the image of the MIUI symbol and the inscription appears on the screen FASTBOOT.

IN Device Manager put into mode Fastboot The smartphone should display like this:

RECOVERY. a call to this program module may be needed when restoring the launch of the official OS assembly on the device (“native” recovery), and also if you decide to switch to custom firmware or perform other manipulations using the modified TWRP recovery (you must first install it on the phone). To enter the recovery, click on the turned off device “Vol” and “Power”.

Keep the keys pressed until the image appears on the screen, as in the photo (1) below in the case of the factory environment, or the TWRP logo (2).

Mi account

Despite the fact that for the direct reinstallation of the official OS on the RN3 MTK, the presence of an account in the ecosystem of the smartphone manufacturer is not a prerequisite, it is recommended to register the Mi-account in advance and enter it into the phone. This will allow you to perform the procedures accompanying the firmware (in particular, to create a backup of information using the built-in tools in the MILAI), and, most importantly, is a necessity for successfully unlocking the device bootloader.


Since the process of reinstalling Android almost always involves the destruction of information contained in the smartphone’s memory, before you start working with the RN3 system software, you should get a backup copy of all important data in any preferred way.

The most rational method of obtaining data backups on Xiaomi devices is the use of tools integrated into any version of the MIYUA OS. One of them allows you to create a local backup of all the information generated by the user during the operation of Redmi Note 3, and it works like this:

Backup creation

    Open “Settings” MIUI and select in the list that appears “Additional settings”. Next tap “Backup reset ».

Go to “Local backups” and press the button “Back up”, then check the boxes next to the names of the types of stored data.

Initiate a backup using the button “Back up” at the bottom of the screen. Next, wait for the archiving to complete, then click “Finish”.

Connect the mobile device to the computer and copy the folder “Backup”, located in the catalog “MIUI” internal memory RN3, to the PC drive for storage.

Data recovery

    Place the directory with previously created information backups in the folder “MIUI” in the internal storage of the smartphone.

Follow the path “Settings”. “Additional settings”. Next, tap “Backup reset » and open “Local backups”.

Tap on the date the backup was created, which is also its name. Click “Restore” and wait for the procedure to extract data from backup.

When recovery is complete, tap “Finish” and reboot the device.

Bootloader unlock

Since the ultimate goal of almost all users who are puzzled by flashing Redmi Note 3 MTK is to install a localized or custom OS, an important step before further manipulations with the device can be considered unlocking the bootloader. Performing this procedure in the case of the model in question is recommended to almost all of its owners. this will allow you to integrate custom recovery into the device, get root privileges and quickly switch from one unofficial operating system to another.

You can find the instructions for unlocking the Xiaomi device bootloader in an official way on our website by clicking on the following link:


So, the preparatory stage has been completed, now we should proceed to the choice of the method of interaction with the phone’s system software. Choose a tool depending on the initial state of the device, as well as the final goal, that is, the type of mobile OS under which RN3 MTK will function after flashing.

Method 1: Built-in MIUI Toolkit

The simplest way to get the latest version of the official MIUI on the Redmi Note 3 MTK smartphone is integrated into the device’s operating system itself and works almost automatically, offering users to update the OS assembly through OTA, if there is such an opportunity.

In addition, the described toolkit allows you to install packages with system software (the so-called Recovery-firmware), placed in the device’s memory. This gives users the opportunity to reinstall MIUAI from a file or update it without changing the type of OS from stable to development or vice versa. This approach is demonstrated in the following instructions.

    Download the zip file containing the appropriate type of MILAI final version, one of the links above and place it in the internal storage of the smartphone.

Fully charge the device’s battery and connect to a Wi-Fi network. Next, go to the section “My Device”, tap “MIUI version” (in MIUAI 8 and 7. select “About Phone” and touch “System Updates”)

If the phone is not running the latest version of MIUI, the updater will receive a notification that there is a possibility of installing an updated system. You can immediately start updating the OS by clicking the button “Update”.

To install the package copied to the device’s internal memory, ignore the offer to download and install the update. Click on the three vertically arranged dots at the top right. In the menu that opens, select “Choose update package” and then in the File Manager go to the path where the zip-package of the firmware was placed.

Check the box to the right of the zip package name and click OK. Next, the firmware check begins, which ends with a notification display “Your device will reboot “.

Tap on the button that initiates the installation of the system. “Reboot and update”. Then the process is automated. the device will reboot and the installation of MIUI components will begin, accompanied by a demonstration on the screen of a filling progress indicator.

After the MILUA reinstallation procedure is completed, the smartphone will automatically launch itself in the updated mobile OS.

Method 2: Mi Phone Assistant

The next application that Xiaomi offers for updating, reinstalling and restoring the software part of its Android devices is the manager mentioned in the article Mi Phone Assistant. You can use the tool to ensure that MIUI starts after the system crash, when RN3 does not boot into the OS, but the device can be put into “Recovery”.

To rewrite the system areas of the device through Mi Assistant, you will need one of the MIJAI packages (Stable or Developer CN-assembly of the OS), which are offered by the links in the description of the previous method of reinstalling the system in this material. Before proceeding with the following instructions, download the zip file of the Recovery firmware.

Log in to your Mi Account.

Put the Redmi Note 3 MTK into recovery mode. With the key “Vol.” highlight the third button on the top of the screen and then press “Power”.

Next, connect the device to the PC and wait until it is determined in the application.

In the MiPhoneAssitant window, click “FLASH ROM”.

If desired (and recommended), clear the smartphone’s memory from the data contained in it:

    Click on “Wipe / Erase all Data on Device”.

Confirm your intention to erase the information by clicking Wipe / Erase in two

  • Wait for the cleaning / reset procedure to complete.
  • Click on “OK” in the window with an icon confirming the success of the operation.
  • Click on the button “Select ROM Package”.

    In the opened “Explorer” follow the path of the location of the zip package with Recovery firmware, select it and click “Open”.

    Expect the integrity check of the package and its applicability to the connected instance of the mobile device.

    Upon completion of the verification of the file proposed by the application, the process of transferring data from it to the device automatically starts. The procedure is visualized. the percentage counter is growing.

    The first stage. transferring OS files to the device storage ends with zeroing the percentage counter in the Assistant window.

    Then the countdown starts anew. Do nothing, just wait.

    Upon completion of the reinstallation of MIUI, the application will show a window with a checkmark in the green circle. Disconnect the phone (it has already rebooted) from the USB port of the PC and close the MiPhone Assistant window.

    Wait until the reinstalled mobile OS is initialized. as a result, the MIUI welcome screen appears, and then the ability to select the main parameters of the Android shell appears.

    On this, the reinstallation (restoration) of the RN3 MTK system software is considered complete, proceed with using the phone or taking steps to achieve your future goals.

    Method 3: SP Flash Tool

    A more powerful tool in comparison with the solutions described above, which allows flashing the HENNESSY modification, is a universal tool from the manufacturer of the telephone hardware platform. the company Mediatek.

    The SP Flash Tool allows you to install any type and version of the official OS in the device, flash one of the localized MIUI assemblies into it, and also makes it possible to remove the device from the “brick” state after serious damage to its system software. In a word, the tools discussed below can be called suitable for solving almost all problems related to working with the software part of the model under consideration.

    To interact with the RN3 MTK OS, it is recommended to use FlashTool version 5.16.16. To equip your computer with an application, download the archive from the following link and unzip it to the root of the system partition of the PC drive.

    Installation of the official MIUI assembly, recovery

    For installation via SPFT, you will need a specialized package with images of the mobile operating system and other components required by the application to overwrite the device’s memory. Below are the archives containing the stable and development builds of the official MIJUA final versions. download one of the options to the computer disk and unzip it so that the file path does not contain Russian letters and spaces.

      Launch Flash Tool by opening a file flash_tool.exe.

    Click on the button “Download Agent”. In the window that opens, highlight DA_SWSEC.bin from the directory with the Flash Tool and click “Open”.

    Click on “Scatter-loading”.

    Next, go to the directory with the unpacked firmware, open the folder “Images”, and then “Signed_bin”.

    Highlight file MT6795_Android_scatter.txt and click “Open”.

    Make sure that the Flashtool window looks like in the screenshot below (the mode is selected in the drop-down list “Download Only”, there are marks next to each name of the memory areas) and then click on the button “Download”.

    The execution of the previous paragraph of the instruction will put the flasher into standby mode for connecting the device. Press on off fully RN3 “Vol.” and while holding this button, connect the cable connected to the USB port of the computer to the micro-USB connector of the smartphone.

    The key “Volume.” hold until the filling of the status bar at the bottom of the FlashTool window in yellow.

    Next, wait until all system sections of the device’s memory are overwritten with data from file images, observing the progress bar and not interrupting the operation of the FlashTool application by any action!

    When the program performs all necessary operations, a window will appear. “Download OK”. close it and disconnect XRN3 from the computer.

    Long press on the button “Power” (before the sensation of vibration) turn on the device and wait (10-15 minutes) for the installed OS to load. a welcome screen will appear. Next, select the basic settings for Android.

    After loading the desktop of the mobile OS,

    flashing (recovery) of Redmi Note 3 MTK is considered complete.

    Additionally. Repair IMEI

    In the process of flashing through the Flash Tool, as well as other manipulations with the RN3 system software based on the MTK processor, the system partition may be damaged “NVRAM” device memory. This erases the IMEI identifiers, (possibly) MAC addresses of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, as well as the appearance of a line in the list of available wireless networks “NVRAM WARNING: Err = 0x10”.

    Use the following instructions to resolve the above troubles. You will need a package with the official OS, designed for installation via the Flash Tool, the version that is installed on the smartphone, as well as the application SN Writer.

      Download from the link above and then unzip the package SN_Writer_RN3_MTK.rar to the root of the system partition of the PC drive.

    Open the folder resulting from the execution of the item above, find the file in it SPMETA_DLL.dll and copy it

    to the C: \ Windows \ System32 directory.

    Open file SN Writer.exe from the directory with the utility on behalf of the Administrator.

    In the main window of CH Reiter, click “System Config”.

    Check the checkboxes. “IMEI”, “Dual IMEI”, “WiFi Address”, BT Address.

    Click on the button “MD1_DB” and then in the file selection window go to the folder “Images” from the directory containing the unpacked firmware for Flashtool. Highlight file BPLGUInfoCustomAppSrcP_ _ltg_n, click “Open”.

    Next click on the button “AP_DB” and select a file from the directory with OS images APDB_ .

    After loading the components into the utility, click “Save”.

    Now click “Start”.

    Next, enter the identifier values ​​in the fields of the window that opens “Scan Data” and then click on it OK.

    Connect the fully turned off device to the USB port of the computer.

    Further recovery process “NVRAM” occurs without user intervention, wait a few minutes for it to complete.

    As a result of successful recovery, a window will appear. “Scan Data” with empty fields, and a notification will be displayed in the main window of SN Writer “PASS” on a green background.

    Close the CH Reiter window by clicking on the button “Quit” and disconnect from the phone the cable connecting it to the PC. Then start the smartphone and make sure that the operation was successful. the communication modules should now function without problems, and the identifiers should be displayed correctly.

    Install a localized OS

    In addition to using the MIUI device for “scraping” the device and / or installing the official MIUI assembly, FlashTool can be used to install a localized OS adapted for RN3 MTK, which, as noted above, in most cases is the ultimate goal of flashing the device by users from the Russian-speaking region.

    The links below provide four versions of MIJUA assemblies from the most famous development teams. Download any of them and unzip the resulting archive. In the example below, the firmware from, but other localized solutions are installed on the phone in the same way.

      Open the Flash Tool, click “Download Agent” and specify the path to the file DA_SWSEC.bin, located in the directory with the program.

    Download to app MT6795_Android_scatter.txt. In the case of localized firmware, this component is located in the folder “Images” from the catalog resulting from unzipping a package with a modified OS.

    Uncheck the checkbox PRELOADER. this action is required!

    Without changing anything else in the Flash Tool window, click “Download”.

    Connect the RN3 MTK to the computer in the off state and while holding down the key “Vol.”. Button “Volume.” do not let go before the transfer of data from file images to the device’s memory area, that is, until the status bar in the Flash Tool window begins to fill in yellow.

    Expect window output “Download OK”, then disconnect from the device the cable connecting it to the PC. Then turn on the device by long pressing “Power”.

    After waiting for the first run of the installed localized MIUI to complete, select the basic system settings.

    This completes the transition to a modified solution from the MIUAI localization team,

    You can start using the device.

    Method 4: MiFlash

    Provided that the XRN3 MTK bootloader is unlocked, you can use another proprietary tool developed in Xiaomi to overwrite its memory sections. the MiFlash application.

    The tool can be used to quickly return the official system to a healthy state, as well as to switch to the MIUI CN-assembly after installing modified and custom firmware.

    To transfer to the device, files from the same packages with the official OS are used as for the Flash Tool. you can download the developer or stable assembly using the links available in the description of the previous method of reinstalling Android on RN3 MTK from this article.

      Install MiFlash, and also unzip the Fastboot firmware for the device in question.

    Run the program and click on the button “Select” at the top of her window.

    In the window for selecting a directory with images, highlight the name of the folder with the unpacked official firmware and then click OK.

    Set the radio button located at the bottom of the MiFlesh window to “Clean all”.

    Put your phone in state FASTBOOT and connect it to the computer. Next click “Refresh” in the MiFlash window. As a result, the serial number of the device should be shown in the first line of the main application field.

    Click on the button Flash, which initiates the process of overwriting the device’s memory.

    Expect completion of operations carried out by the program. the process can be monitored using the progress bar “Progress”.

    Upon completion of the reinstallation of the mobile OS, a notification will be displayed in the MiFlesh window “Success”, and the smartphone will automatically restart and it will start loading MIUAI.

    The flashing via MiFlash is considered to be completed after the MIUI OS greeting appears on the Redmi Note 3 MTK screen.

    Method 5: Modified TWRP Recovery

    After gaining knowledge about how to restore the official system software using the special software on the model in question, you can proceed to integrate into the phone another effective tool for working with various Android options. TWRP custom recovery.

    Attention is important! All of the following operations can only be performed on a phone with an unlocked bootloader!

    Using the capabilities of TVRP, you can create a Nandroid backup containing dumps of the phone’s system partitions, get root privileges on any version of the RN3 firmware, install localized MIUAI assemblies, as well as custom OSs.

    Install Recovery Environment

    The first step towards the effective use of custom recovery is to install the environment in the device. In Redmi Note 3 MTK, it is easiest to install a recovery environment using the Fastboot console application.

      Download the archive, which contains the Fastboot utility and the minimum set of files for its functioning. Unzip the resulting root C:.

    Download the TWRP img image to modify Hennessy at this link or from the official web developer resource. Next, we use the latest at the time of writing material recovery assembly. version 3.3.0-0.

    Copy the TVRP img file to a directory with Fastboot. For convenience, you can give the image a short name.

    Open the Windows command prompt as Administrator.

    Go to the FASTBOOT folder by writing cd C: \ FASTBOOT in the console and then clicking “Enter” on keyboard.

    Set the device to FASTBOOT, as described in the first part of this article, and then connect it to the computer. Next, check that RN3 is correctly “seen” by the PC OS. To do this, send the following command through the console:

    With proper pairing, the command line should give the serial number of the device.

    To overwrite the system area “Recovery” the device’s memory with data from the TWRP img image, the following instruction is transmitted through the command line:

    fastboot flash recovery recovery image_name.img.

    After entering the command specified in the previous paragraph of the instruction, and then clicking “Enter” environment integration begins. the whole process takes about 15 seconds. As a result, a notification appears in the console window “OKAY Finished ».

    Disconnect the smartphone from the PC and press the keys on it “VOL” and “Power” at the same time. As soon as the device restarts and a boot logo appears on its screen MI, release the key “Power”, a “VOL” Continue to hold until the boot recovery appears.

    After loading the environment, tap on its first screen “Select Language”, to switch to the Russian-language interface. Next, slide the item Allow Changes to the right.

    On this, the installation of custom recovery and its initial configuration are completed, you can restart the device in Android through the menu Reboot.

    Installing Localized MIUI Assemblies

    Modified MIUI firmware from different localization teams can be installed not only using the FlashTool described above, but also through custom recovery. The final version packages for the model in question, intended for installation via TWRP, can be downloaded at the following links:

    In the example below, the solution is installed from Multirom, but you can install packages created by other developers in the same way.

      Restart Laptop 3 into TWRP recovery mode.

    The first action in the recovery environment that you need to perform is creating a Nandroid backup, that is, getting a backup of the system partitions of the device’s memory and saving it to the PC disk:

      Tap the button in the main menu of the TVRP “Backup”. On the next screen, check the boxes next to the names of the memory areas of the device. Mandatory “IMEI / NVRAM”, The remaining sections can be backed up at will, but the best solution is to save everything without exception!

    Activate slider “Swipe to start”, which initiates the data archiving procedure, and wait for it to finish. After creating a backup, a notification will be displayed at the top of the phone screen “Successfully”.

    Now connect the smartphone to the computer (recognized by Windows as a removable drive).

    Copy folder BACKUPS from the catalog “TWRP” in the internal storage of the device to the PC drive.

    After copying the backup to a safe place, return to the main recovery menu on the smartphone with the button “Home” at the bottom of the screen.

    Format smartphone memory. For this:

      Select “Cleaning”, then tap Selective Cleaning.

    “Select sections to clean” by setting marks next to all items of the list displayed on the screen, except USB-OTG. Using the slider Swipe for cleaning start the formatting process and then wait for it to complete.

    Return to the main screen of the recovery environment and restart TWRP by selecting Reboot, then “Recovery” and confirming the request to restart using the slider at the bottom of the screen.

    Connect the smartphone to the PC and copy the zip file with the Android shell into its internal memory (to the root).

    Now you can proceed to the direct installation of the modified OS:

      Tap “Installation”. Next, go to the folder “Sdcard”, where there is a package with the OS. click on its name.

    To start the installation procedure, slide the slider to the right “Swipe for firmware”. Next, you need to wait until the process of transferring data from the zip file to the system areas of the RN3 memory is completed. at the bottom of the smartphone screen a reset button will appear in the installed system, click it.

    After completing the previous steps, you will have to be patient, waiting for the Android to load. Do nothing for 10-15 minutes until the welcome screen of the installed system appears.

    Next, you will have the opportunity to choose the basic settings of MJUAI. do it.

    After displaying the desktop of the mobile operating system, the transition to localized firmware is considered completed.

    Now you can restore data, learn new OS features and operate the device in normal mode.

    Obtaining Superuser Rights

    If you need root-rights when working in any operating system environment for Redmi Note 3 MTK equipped with TWRP, they can be obtained very simply.

      Download the SuperSu zip package created for installation via modified recovery using the following link. Next, copy the resulting archive without unpacking into the internal memory of the device.

    Download the package to obtain root rights and install SuperSu on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 MTK smartphone via TWRP Reboot to TVRP, tap “Installation”. Touch the name of the SuperSu zip file, and then initiate the installation of components from it using the slider “Swipe for firmware”.

    When you are finished installing SuperSu, click “Reboot to OS”.

    The result of the manipulation will be the launch of Android with already activated root-rights and the installed privilege manager application.

    Installation of custom systems

    It should be noted that not so many custom firmwares were created for the RN3 MTK as experienced modification owners would like, but users can still find a suitable solution on the Internet. Note that all custom, suitable for everyday use, are built on the basis of Android maximum version 5.1, that is, those seeking to get the latest builds of the mobile OS on the smartphone in question by installing unofficial firmware will be disappointed.

    Instructions for installing any custom on Redmi Note 3 MTK as a whole corresponds to the above algorithm, which allows you to integrate a localized Android shell into your phone. We will repeat the recommendations briefly, and as an example we will install unofficial firmware Resurrection Remix LP v5.5.9.

      Download the custom package from the link above. In addition to the archive with the OS, download the zip file containing the components “OpenGapps”, unless you plan to use Android without Google services.

    You can get detailed information about installing the specified services and applications of the “good corporation” in the custom environment in the next article.

    Launch your smartphone in TWRP, back up all memory areas and copy the backup folder to the PC drive for storage.

    Do “Full Wipe”, that is, clear the device’s memory from the data contained in it.

    Connect RN3 to your PC and copy custom and Gapps zip files to the internal memory of your mobile device.

    Next, proceed to the installation of the firmware and Google services using the batch method:

      Open section “Installation” From the main recovery menu, tell the system the path to the file with the custom firmware.

    On the screen where the installation process is initiated, tap “Add Zip” and then tap on the name of the Gapps package.

    Now proceed to install the OS and additional components by moving “Swipe for firmware” to the right. Next, wait for the completion of the deployment of the modified system, and then the Google services in the smartphone’s memory.

    At the end of the installation, click “Reboot to OS” and wait for the custom Android shell to display a welcome screen.

    On this, the installation of the unofficial Android in Xiaomi RN3 is considered completed. Select basic operating system settings,

    then get the opportunity to explore its functions and benefits.


    As you can see, the above software tools allow you to solve almost any task related to reinstalling, changing the type or restoring the system software of the popular Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 smartphone with the Mediatek processor.

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