Update Xiaomi Redmi 1S to Android Kitkat 4.4.4 (Install Cynogen MOD 11 ROM)


MIUI v5 officially released android jellybean update. But you need to flash your device to get the latest Android KitKat 4.4.4 version your Redmi 1s Smartphone. But updating your Redmi 1S for Kitkat 4.4.4 you can free RAM and save battery life. So I do recommend to upgrade your Redmi 1S to free RAM and get access to high admin levels.


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Important Points to Remember Before Starting this Process:

  • Make sure you should have at least 70% of charging before flashing.
  • Always have backup to your important data before going to do ROM installation in Redmi 1S.
  • Do it at your own risk , we are not responsible for any software flaws..

Packages to be downloaded :
1. Cynogen MOD 11 android kitkat 4.4.4.zip (download 1)

2. Google apps(Google play,YouTube etc) (download 2)


Guide of Xiaomi Redmi 1s ROM flashing (STEP 1)

1. After downloading Cynogen MOD 11 Android Kitkat 4.4.4 zip file, place it in your external storage (sd card). Make sure to place them in your root directory.

2. Now go to Settings >>Back & Reset (backup all your data)

3. Now go to Settings >> About phone, click Check system update button.

4. After you hit on Check system udpates button, you will get MIUI update menu and press option button

Read: Lollipop Update for Redmi 1s

5. Now select, Select update package and select the cynogen mod 11 ROM<downloaded > and press Update button.

6. Your Redmi 1S smartphone will restart and automatically starts the update. This update may take upto 1-3 hours duration. So don’t turn off your device until this update completes. Now we will move to step 2 for installing Google Apps.

redmi 1s cynogenn update

redmi 1s cynogenn update


Step (ll)

You need get access to your MI Recovery Mode. If you don’t know how to access Redmi 1S MI Recovery mode, just hold Power button and Volume Up button untill you see MI Recovery.

Tip: Press both button at a time and don’t remove your hand until, you see MI Recovery mode.

1. Choose your language using volume down bottom and press the power bottom to select

2. Select the update.zip to begin google app installation ,it will take few minutes to complete installing Google Applications.

3. Now Restart your Redmi 1S phone to enjoy Android 4.4.4 on your Xiaomi redmi 1s.

Congratulations, You have now upgraded your Redmi 1S Android Smartphone Kitkat 4.4.4

30 Comments on this article. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Kinesh Dec 29, 2014 at 11:21 am - Reply

    Is it safe to replace Kitkat in Redmi 1s..???

    • techrism Dec 31, 2014 at 2:59 am - Reply

      It depends on users interest. If you are looking to install latest kitkat latest version in your redmi 1s, then go ahead.

  2. Irfan ali Jan 1, 2015 at 4:40 am - Reply

    I have redmi 1s to KitKat version

  3. syamsundar Jan 2, 2015 at 3:18 am - Reply

    Mobile data not working :/ in redmi 1s how to fix?

  4. Shamil Nahrem Jan 5, 2015 at 7:23 am - Reply

    All google apps are not working/responding..where can i download gapps?

  5. sajid Jan 7, 2015 at 12:13 am - Reply

    Redmi 1s possible all application working and mobile working plz arjant answer i am waiting for u

  6. Venkat Jan 15, 2015 at 5:21 am - Reply

    I’ve started the update but its been more than 3 hrs. still its not updated. please tell me what to do now.

  7. chandrakanth Jan 21, 2015 at 4:19 pm - Reply

    i have redmi 1s kitkat 4.4.4 version

    • vaibhav Jan 28, 2015 at 8:51 am - Reply

      R u facing any issue with camera after upgrade to kitkat

    • nikhil Feb 19, 2015 at 11:47 am - Reply

      how upgrade your mobile jellybean to kitkat on my whatsuup no 9028090896….

  8. ravi Jan 22, 2015 at 10:47 am - Reply

    I am unable to sync the contact with the whatsapp contact, please help !!!

    • Vikas shukla Feb 4, 2015 at 6:43 pm - Reply

      Go to settings>apps>download>WhatsApp>app permition
      Then click trust this app.

    • omkar Feb 15, 2015 at 1:03 pm - Reply

      Delete ur wtsaap n then reset ur phone…n next create new play store account

  9. Ashraf Jan 29, 2015 at 9:41 pm - Reply

    How to instal google play store and google play services I have kitkat 4.4 but these apps are not available and you given technique does not working like mi recovery mode
    I am holding both power and volume button but only a picture display on the screen no option available for installation of google apps
    Please help

  10. puneet Feb 2, 2015 at 11:55 am - Reply

    Sir when I started update it shows error update aborted why it haopens

    • techrism Feb 9, 2015 at 2:27 am - Reply

      make sure that update.zip for redmi have been fully downloaded. This is due to download errors like that.

  11. Madhan kumar Feb 7, 2015 at 8:27 am - Reply

    my phone not working. please help me frnds

    • techrism Feb 9, 2015 at 2:28 am - Reply

      Have you updated your phone…? If yes, you might have done something wrong. Take to Mi service center nearby in your location.

  12. Prajapati Feb 11, 2015 at 2:47 pm - Reply

    Please don’t upgrade redmi 1s to kitkat.. this is not better than jelly bean…
    those people upgraded our phones, again downgrade to jelly bean all issue will solve..

  13. Aravind Feb 16, 2015 at 12:51 pm - Reply

    I dont do wipe factory reset and wipe cache. it make any issue???

  14. amit Feb 23, 2015 at 12:22 pm - Reply

    sir install update.zip failed
    update.zip signature verification failed
    pls reply

  15. Srikkant Som Mar 1, 2015 at 6:21 pm - Reply

    Thanks… I am using kitkat on Redmi 1S and it’s very good experience, i just have one problem that i am not able to install google apps or google play services. I have already installed other apps without any problem. Can anyone help me to install google apps in my Redmi 1S…

  16. Mannu Mar 17, 2015 at 3:54 am - Reply

    there is one bug on this ROM,,in this KitKat version the 3g network is not stable,it automatically changes to 2g network even I have selected to 3g in network mode.Please Fix this ……….

  17. gopal May 7, 2015 at 11:01 am - Reply

    I have taken Redmi1s before 3 months, for one week on wards i am getting error, Installed apps “Application has been restricted from using data networks”, Please any one know about this error please give me solution.

  18. Premkumar.v May 11, 2015 at 7:53 am - Reply

    3g is not working…..

    Major issue in this KitKat version the 3g is not working,it automatically changes to 2g network even I have selected to 3g in network mode, thje signal is also strong, eventhough it changes to 2g mode.. please help me.. is thr any other settings..

  19. Gaurav May 16, 2015 at 6:55 am - Reply

    Sir I update kitkat cynogen11 but play store Google apps not working .pls I want jelly bean android again .pls help

  20. suresh May 16, 2015 at 2:28 pm - Reply

    i am waiting for miui v6 on red mi 1s but i got link KitKat 4.4.4.is it working or not.

  21. murali May 18, 2015 at 10:59 am - Reply

    In one problem …after installed KitKat not boot properly after restart or power on

  22. rakesh Oct 3, 2015 at 9:03 pm - Reply

    after update my phone camera is not working now.the error is not connected to camera,i tried many procedures to fix it,but still not fixed.is there any solution?

    • techrism Oct 6, 2015 at 4:32 am - Reply

      You might done something wrong. Better try to install other camera apps and check whether your camera is working or not.. If not better hit on “Factory Reset Settings”

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