Upgrade Xiaomi Mi3 to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with Custom Firmware Blisspop 6.4

We have very good news for Xiaomi Mi3 users as we have Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with Bliss 6.4 Custom Rom. Yes..! We have a new Custom ROM available for your device. The credit goes to CyanogenMod for the source information and the updates. Before we proceed further, it is good to know about these Custom ROMs since every android user is willing to know about it. A custom ROM is a third-party development which can be used instead of the pre-installed one. All thanks to developer Dr. Ramm who developed and shared this unofficial Bliss 6.4 build.

Upgrading to a custom ROM is exactly like unlocking your phones fullest potential, automate almost everything. It is like breaking the code of incompatible problem. You would be able to install most of the apps that you would want to use. Here we are going to use the Bliss v6.4 which is one of the highly customizable custom ROM available. It is a CM13 based with some features added from various ROMs. Earlier we shared Mokee ROM for Xiaomi Mi3 to help you upgrade your device to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and now you have one more choice.

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Features available in Bliss v6.4:

When we talk about the features available it is suggested to your time to explore.

  • CM13 Theme Engine
  • Status Bar
  • Status bar Clock & Date Options (Left/Center/Right/Hide/Etc)
  • Battery Icon Options
  • Customizable QS Tiles
  • Navigation & Button Options
  • Toast & List view Animations

This is not the end of the list and you would realize the same soon once you start using it. We have certain pre-requisites to make this upgrade successful.

Warning!

This tutorial is only for Xiaomi Mi3. 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 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 Xiaomi Mi3 in your PC. [Download USB Drivers]
  4. Make sure USB Debugging is enabled otherwise you won’t able to transfer file between PC and Xiaomi Mi3. [Guide].
  5. Your device have latest CWM recovery or TWRP recovery installed. [Guide]

If you done everything that we mentioned above then you are ready to follow step-by-step guide on how to install Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow based BLISS 6.4 ROM on Xiaomi Mi3.

File Required(Download by clicking on it)

  1. BLISS 6.4 ROM For Xiaomi Mi3 [Filename: Bliss-v6.4-cancro-UNOFFICIAL-20160620-1751.zip]
  2. Google Apps [Filename: gapps-mm-20160511-signed.zip] or any other Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow GApps

How to Install Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow based BLISS 6.4 ROM on Xiaomi Mi3

  1. Connect your device to PC using USB cable and then copy downloaded files to the SD card of your device. Important: Don’t extract any files.
  2. Disconnect USB and then turn off your Xiaomi Mi3.
  3. Now boot into recovery mode. To do so, press and hold Volume Up & Power button together. Release the Power button only when Mi logo appear. Soon you will see Recovery menu. In recovery use Volume Keys to navigate between option and Power to select an option. Alternatively try this: Recovery Mode without Key Combination.
  4. Perform a Nandroid backup of your existing ROM that you can restore later if this new ROM not work or you want to go back into your previous ROM. To perform a backup, select Backup and Restore, then on the next screen, select Backup again. Go back to main recovery menu after backup is complete.
  5. Now, perform data wiping task. To do so, select wipe data/factory reset, then select Yes on next screen to confirm your action. Wait few minutes till the data wipe is complete. Now come back to CWM recovery main menu. Select wipe cache partition and after wiping process done, select Wipe Dalvik Cache under advance option to perform Dalvik cache wiping.
  6. Select install zip from sdcard, then select choose zip from sdcard (or /sdcard1 for external storage). Now, locate the BLISS 6.4 Zip file that you copied earlier in Step 1 and select it by pressing Power button. Confirm installation by selecting Yes – Install _____.zip on the next screen. The ROM installation will begin.
  7. Once the ROM installation process end, repeat the step 6 but choose the gapps-mm-20160511-signed.zip file instead of ROM zip to install the Google apps package.
  8. When installation is completed, go back to the main recovery menu and select reboot system now to reboot your Xiaomi Mi3 and boot up into Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow ROM BLISS 6.4.
  9. Returning to Previous ROM: To go back to your previous ROM, boot into recovery, select backup and restore then restore your previous ROM by selecting it from the list.

Tutorial For TWRP Recovery Users:

  1. Connect your device to PC using USB cable and then copy downloaded files to the SD card of your device. Important: Don’t extract any files.
  2. Disconnect USB and then turn off your Xiaomi Mi3.
  3. Now, boot into recovery mode. To do so, press and hold Volume Up & Power button together. Release the Power button only when Mi logo appear. Soon you will see Recovery menu. Alternatively try this: Recovery Mode without Key Combination.
  4. Create a Backup using TWRP Backup Option.
  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.
  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 BLISS 6.4 Zip file. Then tap on Add More Zips, and add gapps-mm-20160511-signed.zip. Now at the bottom of the screen, do a swipe on the Swipe to confirm flash option to begin flashing.
  7. When installation is completed, go back to the main recovery menu and tap on Reboot and then, tap on System to reboot your Xiaomi Mi3 and boot up into Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow ROM BLISS 6.4.
  8. 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 6.0.1 Marshmallow firmware based custom ROM BLISS 6.4 is now installed and running on your Xiaomi Mi3.

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