Update Redmi 3S/3X/Prime to Android 9.0 Pie with PixysOS 2.4 ROM – Tutorial

Its time to update your Redmi 3S/3X/Prime to latest Android 9.0 Pie! However, its an unofficial update. As you know, running latest version of Android offer you several additional functionality along with improved security. The smartphone’s hardware is capable enough to run the latest Android version which is Android 9.0 Pie. To update Redmi 3S/3X/Prime to latest Android 9.0 Pie we will use PixysOS 2.4 ROM. This PixysOS 2.4 ROM is based on Android 9.0 Pie AOSP and comes with various customization.

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Redmi 3S is a smartphone that launched back in 2016. The phone comes with a 5.0 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display with a screen resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. To power the device it has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 octa-core SoC as well as 2 GB of RAM. The phone available with 16 GB internal memory that can be expanded up to 256 GB using microSD card. Redmi 3S/3X/Prime features a 13 MP rear camera and 5 MP front shooting camera. The smartphone packed with a non-removable Li-Ion 4100 mAh battery and running on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box. Hence, custom ROM is your only option to update Redmi 3S/3X/Prime to Android 9.0 Pie.

Android 9.0 pie comes with various new as well as improved features including, new gesture navigation, adaptive battery and brightness, improved security features, new Accessibility menu, new screenshot shortcut, easier screen rotation and many more. If you interested to update your Redmi 3S/3X/Prime to Android 9.0 Pie base ROM PixysOS 2.4 then continue reading.

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How to Update Redmi 3S/3X/Prime to Android 9.0 Pie via PixysOS 2.4

Warning!

This tutorial is only for Redmi 3S/3X/Prime. Don’t try this guide on any other Android device. Also, we (True Android Team) are not responsible for any damage caused due to the instruction is given in this page. Try this at your own risk. However, it is very unlikely that your device will be damaged if you follow all the instructions as it is which are mentioned in procedure.

Pre Requisites:

1. Backup your device data. You can follow our ultimate backup guide.

2. Make sure your device have at least 60% battery power. You can install an app like Battery Notifier BT Free on your Android device to check it easily.

3. You already have USB Driver Installed for Redmi 3S/3X/Prime in your PC. [Download USB Drivers]

4. Make sure USB Debugging is enabled otherwise you won’t able to transfer file between PC and Redmi 3S/3X/Prime. [Guide].

5. Your device have latest TWRP recovery 3.x or higher installed. You can read this guide: Xiaomi Redmi 3S/3X : Unlock & Install TWRP Recovery 3.2.3-4 – Easy Tutorial

If you have done everything that we mentioned above then you are ready to follow step-by-step guide on how to install Android 9.0 Pie based PixysOS 2.4 ROM on Redmi 3S/3X/Prime.

File Required (Download by clicking on it)

  1. PixysOS 2.4 ROM For Redmi 3S/3X/Prime [Filename: PixysOS-v2.4-land-OFFICIAL-20190206-1047.zip]
  2. Google Apps [Filename: open_gapps-arm64-9.0-pico-20190110.zip] or any other Android 9.0 Pie GApps

Once you downloaded all required files, now read on for the tutorial part.

How to Install Android 9.0 Pie based PixysOS 2.4 ROM on Redmi 3S/3X/Prime

Step 1 : Connect your device to PC using the USB cable and then copy downloaded files to the SD card of your device. Important: Don’t extract any files.

Step 2 : Disconnect USB and then turn off your Redmi 3S/3X/Prime.

Step 3 : Boot into recovery mode. To boot into recovery first turn off your Xiaomi Redmi 3S/3X and then press and hold Volume Up and Power button together until the “MI” logo appears on the screen, then release. You can also boot into recovery without key combination.

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Step 4 : Create a Backup using TWRP Backup Option.

twrp backup option

Step 5 : Perform a Factory Reset (this will delete all apps and their settings and game progress). To do this, Tap on Wipe, then at the bottom of the screen do a Swipe on the ‘Swipe to factory reset‘ option.

twrp factory reset option

 

Step 6 : Now its time to add zip file for flashing. Tap on Install, then browse to the location where you saved the files and tap on the PixysOS 2.4 Zip file. Then tap on Add More Zips, and add Gapps zip. Now at the bottom of the screen, do a swipe on the Swipe to confirm flash option to begin flashing.

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Step 7 : When the installation is completed, go back to the main recovery menu and tap on Reboot and then, tap on System to reboot your Redmi 3S/3X/Prime and boot up into Android 9.0 Pie ROM PixysOS 2.4.

twrp reboot system

Returning to Previous ROM: To go back to your previous ROM, boot into recovery, select Backup then through Restore option, restore your previous ROM by selecting it from the list.

Congrats! Android 9.0 Pie firmware based custom ROM PixysOS 2.4 is now installed and running on your Redmi 3S/3X/Prime. You can root this ROM by following our guide: How to Root Redmi 3S/3X/Prime with Magisk – Detail Guide

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