Update: Link now Fixed!! The developer set the directory as private, so we only have single file link. You will get all the stock Android 7.1.1 Nougat features as well as tons of other great customizations and improvements that should greatly improve your Xiaomi Redmi 2 smartphone performace.
Lineage OS for Redmi 2 is a great alternative comparing to stock MIUI or other custom ROMs as it provides a faster and smoother Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS experience.
Before starting the installation process please all the requirements from below in case you want to complete this operation successfully.
This custom ROM based on Nougat 7.1.1 OS can be successfully installed only on the Redmi 2 series devices. So, do not attempt to update any other smartphones with the files that you will find in this post.
Your Xiaomi Redmi 2 has to be rooted and should have have installed a custom recovery. You can use TWRP recovery or CWM recovery or Philz recovery, but we recommend you to use TWRP instead. Because it's recovery let’s you do a number of cool stuff but the whole point of having a custom recovery is to be able to flash unsigned .zip files. These .zip files could be anything from a custom kernel, boot, recovery, MODs or full custom ROMs.
Indonesian, read how to install TWRP recovery on Redmi 2 here.
In order to correctly install this ROM you will need to wipe the data and factory reset your smartphone. This step is included in the tutorial and it means that you will have to backup all your files using cloud storage services, a SD Card or a PC if you want your files to be in save hands.
Lastly the most important requirement is to check the battery status on your phone and if it shows less than 20% you will have to plug in the charger before doing anything else.
Install USB drivers for your device on your PC. An make sure to backup your data including Contacts, SMS / MMS, APN & MMS Settings as well as photos and videos stored on your device’s internal or external storage.
Try to avoid restoring apps backup using Titanium Backup. It may break things up when you restore system data using Titanium Backup! It will definitely break the current installation. It is also discouraged to Restoring Apps + Data using Titanium Backup.
Done with preliminary precautionary steps above? Then here’s the guide:
1. Download Lineage OS ROM for Xiaomi Redmi 2
Consider to connect to a Wi-Fi network to be able to download the ROM with high speed.
2. Download GApps Nougat Lineage OS
Most of the custom ROM will not have Google Apps in them. So, you will have to install GApps manually trough TWRP recovery by yourself.
3. Installing Lineage OS ROM into Xiaomi Redmi 2
How to Install a Lineage OS ROM using TWRP Recovery? Let’s see how to flash a Lineage OS ROM for Redmi 2 using TWRP recovery.
Transfer the previous downloade Lineageos ROM and GApps Nougat in your phone storage (or sdcard) and turn it off.
Boot your device into TWRP recovery. Commonly it using 3 button (power + vol up + vol down) at the same time.
Select “Wipe” from TWRP main menu and do a “Swipe to Factory Reset” on the bottom of screen.
└ This step will factory reset your device. If your don't want to loose your previous app and data, then simply skip this step. But IT'S NOT recomended.
Go back to TWRP main menu, tap on “Install” and select the Lineage os ROM .zip file and gapps for lineage os wich is transferred before.
After selecting the .zip file, do “Swipe to Confirm Flash” on the bottom of screen to begin the custom ROM installation process. This may take some time. Wait till it say done.
Once cache & dalvik wipe completes, hit the “Back” button on-screen and then select “Reboot System” button.
How is it? It was easy, wasn't it? Now you can enjoy the permormance speedness yet smoothness of Lineage OS custom ROM on your Xiaomi Redmi 2.
Last, don't hesitate to write your question if it any step you don't understand. We will help you. Otherwise, leave your review, we'll apreciate it. Credit: nicknitewolf as unofficial developer.