Download and Install Lineage OS 15.1 For Xiaomi Redmi 2 (Android 8.1 Oreo)

We have a great news for all Xiaomi Redmi 2 users.Now they can Download and Install Lineage OS 15.1 On Xiaomi Redmi 2 (Android 8.1 Oreo).First of all, we would like to thank Warrenlobo for sharing this unofficial build of Lineage OS 15.1 for Xiaomi Redmi 2 users.  The latest Lineage OS 15.1 is the latest in the long line of amazing custom released by Lineage family. This unofficial build is based on the latest Android 8.1 Oreo source code. This custom ROM might be in its initial development phase, but the users can still take a risk and try this ROM as the daily driver. If the user has the patience to wait for a few days, then they will be able to get the next update which will come with all the bug fixes and improvements. There are a lot of new features in Android 8.1 Oreo which can be availed by using Lineage OS 15.1 such as Picture in Picture mode, battery optimization, Split-screen mode, and more.

Xiaomi as a brand requires no introduction. It has been one of the first brands most people go for if they want a good mid-range model with amazing specifications. Its Redmi 2 comes with a 4.7-inch display screen with HD resolution of 1280x720p, Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 1.2GHz Quad Core processor, 1 GB RAM, 8 GB ROM storage capacity, and a 2200mAh battery. It runs on MIUI 6 OS which is based on Android 4.4 and its features include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.0, an 8.0 MP rear camera, a 2.0 MP front camera, USB OTG, and more.

If you happen to be a Xiaomi Redmi 2 user who is planning on installing Lineage OS 15.1 on their device but are looking for a guide to help you, then this is the best place for you to be. In this post, we will be sharing with you the complete guide on Lineage OS 15.1 which will definitely be very helpful for you. Follow the guide to Install Lineage OS 15.1 On Xiaomi Redmi 2

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Lineage OS 15.1 Features | Android 8.1 Oreo Features

As Lineage OS 15.1 is based On Android 8.1 Oreo’s Source code, it has all the latest Android Oreo features and in addition to that Lineage OS also has some extra customization features.

#1 AutoFill

Android 8.1 Oreo now comes with Autofill feature which was available in the Chrome browser until now. The feature, Auto Fill mode which means that the OS will save your Email Address as well as Password. This will save your precious time.

#2 Adaptive Icons

Now Android also added Adaptive Icons which means that the smartphone will now have an option to modify the default icons for various applications in many shapes such as squircle, square, rounded and others. This is done to ensure that the icons on different apps are in line with the other apps for uniformity purpose. This will make your phone looks cool and minimalistic

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#3 Updated Emoji

In Android 8.1 Oreo, Google has once again updated the default emojis present in the Android OS to a blob-less emoji version rather than blob version which was seen on Android 7.0.There many new emojis are added to enhance your messaging experience

#4 Notification Dots

This feature is same as the one present on Android 7.0 Nougat where users can long press on home screen to see the options but this feature is now extended to show notifications of that particular app by long pressing the icon.

#5 Picture -In- Picture Mode

The picture in Picture mode which is also known as PiP mode is also added to Android 8.1 Oreo. This will be shown in floating window rather than the split-screen.

#6 Google Play Protect and 2X Boot Time

This “Google Play Protect” is added in the Google Play Store and it will be a background service that will check for apps and its usage and data storage permissions and notify users if it is safe to install and use the app.

Thanks to the great optimization in Android 8.1 Oreo, the boot will now take 10 seconds to do so which is a significant improvement. (Previously 15-20 Sec.)

Above are some of the main features Android 8.1 Oreo (Lineage OS 15.1.0) comes with. But there are much more. Overall Lineage OS is the best Custom ROM available for Android.


  • Make sure the bootloader on your device is unlocked and your device is rooted and you have a custom recovery installed.
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  • Make sure your device has more than 50% battery.
  • Make sure you have taken a backup of your important data.Now proceed To Install Lineage OS 15.1 On Xiaomi Redmi 2.

Disclaimer is not responsible for any damage happened to your device(s) while following this guide, proceed at your own risk.

Download Lineage OS 15.1 For Xiaomi Redmi 2

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Steps To Install Lineage OS 15.1 On Xiaomi Redmi 2 | Android 8.1 Oreo Update (Lineage OS 15.1 For Xiaomi Redmi 2)

Download and install Lineage OS 15.1 On Xiaomi Redmi 2

  • Make sure your device is rooted and have the latest TWRP recovery installed. (Check the Pre-Requirement Section Above)
  • First, download the files from the above link.
  • Now transfer the downloaded files to the internal storage of your device.
  • Now reboot to the TWRP recovery by holding your Armor and volume down buttons together for a few seconds.
  • Take a backup by selecting the option from the home screen and then your data and cache from the recovery menu.
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  • Now select install and then browse for the downloaded ROM file and then select it.Next flash the Gapps file and then Magisk (optional).
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  • Once the flashing process is completed, reboot your phone and you will be booted into Android Oreo 8.0.

If you have any doubts regarding this article, feel free to comment below.

Dibyashree Sharma
Dibyashree Sharma
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Dibyashree Sharma graduated in Computer Science from NIT Rourkela. For the past eight years, she has been blogging about Android, which she is really passionate about. She has built a good reputation as a reliable source. Away from the digital sphere, Dibyashree enjoys playing tennis, a sport she is as passionate about as she is about technology.

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