How to Install BlissROMs on Xiaomi Mi A2 based on Android 11 R

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Xiaomi Mi A2 (codename: jasmine_sprout) launched in July 2018. The phone came out of the box with Android 8.1 Oreo. This guide outlines the steps to install the BlissROMs on Xiaomi Mi A2, based on Android 11 R. Taking the help of the Android open-source nature, there’s a lot of custom development going on at this time. Recently we saw the support of Lineage OS 18.1 for a wide range of devices. And now another pretty solid name in the custom ROM community, BlissROMs is expanding its domain. In this regard, the Xiaomi Mi A2 has also been added to their list of supported devices for their Android 11 R based ROM.

Xiaomi Mi A2 features a 5.99 inches LTPS IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels. The device is powered by Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660 (14 nm) processor. The handset packs 32/64/128GB variant with 4/6GB of RAM. Xiaomi Mi A2 sports a Dual rear camera with 12MP + 20MP camera and Single Selfie camera with 20MP depth camera. The smartphone is running on Android 8.1 Oreo software package and backed by 3000 mAh battery. It has a fingerprint reader on the back.

How to Install BlissROMs on Xiaomi Mi A2 based on Android 11 R

BlissROMs for Xiaomi Mi A2

BlissROMs comes with a wide selection of customization options from around the Android community. Apart from that, it has also added some of its own unique features to the ROM. The stable build of this ROM is based on Android 11 and brings with itself all the goodies that the said Android build has. Apart from there, you also get some Bliss exclusive features. Before you check out the steps to install BlissROMs on Xiaomi Mi A2, let us first have a look at new feautres in Android 11.

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Android 11 and It’s Features:

Well, Android 11, Google’s 11th iteration looks similar to Android 10 but with a handful of new features and changes. The update brings notification history, Chat bubbles, Conversation notifications, screen recorder, new media controls, smart device controls, one-time permission, improved dark theme with the scheduling system, app suggestions, wireless android auto, and many more. For more, check out our article Android 11 supported list, Android 11 Custom ROM list, best Android 11 features, and many more.

Now let us check the instructions to install the BlissROMs on your Xiaomi Mi A2.

Steps to Install BlissROMs on Xiaomi Mi A2

Now you are very much acquainted with the features of this custom ROM as well as the Android 11 R. So let’s check out the instructions to install it on Xiaomi Mi A2. But before you do so make sure to go through the requirements section and double-check that your device qualifies all of them.

Warning

Before we begin with this procedure, I would strongly recommend you to create a backup of your device storage and all your files stored on your device. Moreover, it is advised to follow the steps mentioned in this post very carefully to avoid permanent damage or to brick your device. If anything goes wrong the author or GetDroidTips is not responsible for it.

Prerequisites

  1. Required Drivers: Download Xiaomi USB Drivers
  2. Create a complete backup of your Xiaomi Mi A2 before proceeding ahead.
  3. Download Android SDK and Platform Tools on your PC.
  4. Next up, your device’s bootloader should also be unlocked. If it isn’t, then take help of our guide to unlocking the bootloader of Xiaomi Mi A2.
  5. Download the BlissROMs for Xiaomi Mi A2: Download ROM
  6. The ROM doesn’t come preloaded with Google Apps. For that, you need to flash the GApps Package. So download it right away and transfer it to your device. It is recommended that you download the Nano package.
  7. Also, download the TWRP Recovery for Xiaomi Mi A2.
  8. If you want to root as well (optional), then download the latest Magisk zip and Magisk Manager as well.

Instructions to Install BlissROMs on Xiaomi Mi A2

  1. Place the downloaded recovery (the IMG file) inside the platform-tools folder of Android SDK. On the other hand, move the TWRP zip file to your device. Make sure to rename the recovery zip and image files to just twrp. The complete names will hence be twrp.zip and twrp.img.
  2. Now boot your device to fastboot mode using the device-specific hardware key combinations. Connect your device to PC via USB cable. Make sure the ROM, GApps file and the TWRP Recovery ZIP file has been transferred to your device.
  3. Inside the platform-tools folder, type in cmd in the address bar and hit Enter. This should open the Command Prompt. Enter the below code to boot your device to TWRP Recovery:
    fastboot boot twrp.img
  4. Once your device boots to TWRP Recovery, perform a full factory reset and wipe the Dalvik Cache as well.
  5. Go to Install and select the BlissROMs file. Perform a right swipe to flash it.
  6. Next up, if you wish to retain the TWRP Recovery as well, flash the twrp.zip file.
  7. Head over to Reboot and tap Recovery. The device will now boot to TWRP Recovery.
  8. Now head over to Install, select the GApps file and flash it.
  9. Finally, if you want to root your device, flash the Magisk ZIP file as well (optional).
    root twrp
  10. Once the files have been flashed, tap on Reboot and select System. Your device will be booted to the newly installed OS! The first boot will take time, so please wait for around 10 minutes.

Important Points

Inside TWRP, go to Wipe and tap on Factory Reset. This is required since you are coming from the stock firmware. On the other hand, if your device is encrypted, you will have to wipe the Data partition as well. Doing so will wipe your Internal Storage, so make sure to have a backup beforehand.

Conclusion

With that, we conclude this guide on how to install BlissROMs on your Xiaomi Mi A2, based on Android 11. Do share your experiences about this ROM in the comments section below, once you have successfully flashed it. Likewise, there are some handy iPhone Tips and TricksPC tips and tricks, and Android Tips and Tricks that deserves your attention.

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