In this guide, we will show you the steps to install the Android 12 AOSP ROM onto your Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 4G device. The Mi 11 series from Xiaomi boasts of some impressive offerings. However, it’s the budget lite variant of this device that has managed to catch everyone’s attention. Staying true to the USP of Chinese OEM of providing a power-packed device without burning a hole in your pockets, these devices are also becoming quite active in custom binaries and modifications.
Be it for flashing custom ROMs or installing a custom recovery like TWRP, there’s a lot to look forward to. Along the same lines, you could also gain administrative privileges by rooting your device via Magisk- either via the patched boot.img or by flashing Magisk ZIP via TWRP. But it’s the ability to welcome the latest iteration of Android onto your device that has given plenty of reasons for the tech enthusiast to cheer. So on that note, let’s check out the steps to install the Android 12 AOSP ROM on Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 4G device.
What’s New in Android 12?
Just to recap, the Silicon Valley giants have introduced a plethora of new and interesting features in the twelfth iteration of the OS. These include the massive UI revamp thanks to the Material You design. Likewise, there’s a Wallpaper-based UX Theming that will pick up the major color from the wallpaper and theme it across various device components (such as the Notifications panel and Settings menu). Then there is an addition of the Privacy Dashboard as well.
This will tell you the date and time when an app asked for the location, camera, and microphone permissions. Moreover, there are some new accessibility features as well. These include the likes of Camera Switch that allows you to take full control of your device via your facial gestures. And you could now welcome all these features onto your device. Given here are the detailed instructions to install Android 12 AOSP ROM on the Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 4G.
How to Install Android 12 AOSP ROM on Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 4G
Before proceeding with the below steps, make sure to take a backup of all the data on your device. Droidwin and its members wouldn’t be held responsible in case of a thermonuclear war, your alarm doesn’t wake you up, or if anything happens to your device and data by performing the below steps.
STEP 1: Install Android SDK
First and foremost, you will have to install the Android SDK Platform Tools on your PC. This is the official ADB and Fastboot binary provided by Google and is the only recommended one. So download it and then extract it to any convenient location on your PC. Doing so will give you the platform-tools folder, which will be used throughout this guide.
STEP 2: Enable USB Debugging and OEM Unlocking
Next up, you will also have to enable USB Debugging and OEM Unlocking on your device. The former will make your device recognizable by the PC in ADB mode. This will then allow you to boot your device to Fastboot Mode. On the other hand, OEM Unlocking is required to carry out the bootloader unlocking process.
So head over to Settings > About Phone > Tap on Build Number 7 times > Go back to Settings > System > Advanced > Developer Options > Enable USB Debugging and OEM Unlocking.
STEP 3: Unlock Bootloader on Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 4G
Next up, you will also have to unlock the device’s bootloader. Do keep in mind that doing so will wipe off all the data from your device and could nullify its warranty as well. So if that’s all well and good, then please refer to our detailed guide on How to Unlock Bootloader on any Xiaomi Device.
STEP 4: Install TWRP Recovery on Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 4G
In order to flash the Android 12 AOSP Custom ROM onto your Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 4G device, you will have to install the TWRP Recovery. So refer to our guide on How to Install TWRP Recovery on Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 4G.
STEP 5: Download Android 12 ROM
First off, let’s make you aware of all the features that are working and the ones that aren’t. Go through them and make your decision accordingly.
- Double-tap to wake
- SELinux is permissive
You may now grab hold of the latest Android 12 ROM from the below link [Credits: XDA Member noonlord]:
Moreover, it is also recommended to be on the latest firmware version. If that is not the case, then download the latest firmware file and flash it via the Mi Flash Tool or flash it directly via TWRP.
STEP 6: Boot to TWRP Recovery
- Connect your device to the PC via USB cable. Make sure USB Debugging is enabled.
- Then head over to the platform-tools folder, type in CMD in the address bar, and hit Enter. This will launch the Command Prompt.
- Type in the following command in the CMD window:
adb reboot recovery
- Your device will now boot to the TWRP Recovery.
STEP 7: Flash Android 12 ROM on Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 4G
- To begin with, head over to the Install section of TWRP.
- Then select the Android 12 ROM ZIP file and perform a right swipe to flash it.
- Once that is done, go to Wipe and tap on Format Data [this is needed to decrypt the storage].
- Then type in YES in the space provided and tap on the checkmark situated at the bottom right.
- That’s it, you may now reboot your device to the newly installed OS via Reboot > System.
So these were the steps to install the Android 12 AOSP Custom ROM onto your Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 4G device. If you have any queries concerning the aforementioned steps, do let us know in the comments section. We will get back to you with a solution at the earliest.