LineageOS 15.1 on Xiaomi Redmi 2: Xiaomi Redmi 2 was released in January 2015, it comes with a 4.7-inch display with the resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels, was powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 chip, with 2 Gigs of RAM, 32 GB of storage options and an 8 MP rear camera. It is powered by Android 4.4.4 Kitkat out of the box. But this is obviously not a full specification sheet but this is enough to prove that this device is indeed a flagship at a cheaper price.
What is LineageOS?
LineageOS is the free open-source operating system for Android smartphones and tablets, based on the Android platform. LineageOS is the successor of popular ROM CyanogenMod. After CyanogenMod announced it is discounting development and infrastructure behind the project. In December 2016 the project is rebranded as LineageOS. After the huge success of LineageOS 14.1 which is based on Android 7.x Nougat, this year’s LineageOS team decided to release LineageOS 15.1, LineageOS team decided to move straightly to LineageOS 15.1 skipping LineageOS 15.0 as official Android 8.1 Oreo is already been released.
What is Android Oreo?
Android Oreo is the latest Android operating system. As we all know every new Android OS comes with the baggage of extra new features which includes notification grouping, picture-in-picture, support for auto-fillers, Bluetooth 5, performance improvements, and battery usage optimization, system-level integration with VoIP apps Wi-Fi Aware and wide color gamuts. Recently Google released Android 8.1 Oreo with some new changes to the OS.
In this article, we will guide you on how to install LinageOS 15.1 on Xiaomi Redmi 2. Thanks to Warrenlobo XDA Recognized Developer for LineageOS 15.1 builds.
Steps to Install LineageOS 15.1 on Xiaomi Redmi 2 [Android 8.1 Oreo]
Before proceeding further, remember that this is a first LineageOS 15.1 Android 8.1 Oreo build. You may notice some bugs and may not work as your daily driver. Follow the below step by step guide to Install LineageOS 15.1 on Xiaomi Redmi 2 [Android 8.1 Oreo].
Your device must have an unlocked bootloader with TWRP Recovery installed.
- This guide only for Xiaomi Redmi 2.
- Take a full backup before proceeding further.
- Unlock Bootloader on Xiaomi Redmi 2.
- Install TWRP Recovery on Xiaomi Redmi 2.
- Install USB Drivers.
- Maintain more than 50% – 60% battery to prevent the sudden shutdown.
LineageOS 15.1 (Android 8.1 Oreo) for Redmi 2 – Download
Install LineageOS 15.1 on Xiaomi Redmi 2
First Install TWRP Recovery on your device.
Download LineageOS 15.1 Zip and GApps and transfer files into your device.
- Reboot your device into TWRP Recovery.
- Power off your device.
- Press and hold “Volume down button + Power button” until you see anything on the screen.
Now in the TWRP main menu, Click on the Wipe and swipe to factory reset.
Go back to the main menu in TWRP, click on install and select the LineageOS 15.1 zip file.
After selecting the LineageOS 15.1 zip file, do swipe to confirm flash to begin the installation process.
Now, Navigate to TWRP main screen and follow the same process for installing GApps.
After the installation process is completed, check the Wipe cache/Dalvik option, click on it and Swipe to wipe.
Now reboot your device from the TWRP main menu.
I hope you have successfully installed LineageOS 15.1 on Xiaomi Redmi 2. Let us know your feedback on LineageOS 15.1.