Download and Install Lineage OS 16 On Xiaomi Mi Max 2 | Android 9.0 Pie

The unofficial Lineage OS 16 is now available for Xiaomi Mi Max 2 codenamed oxygen. However,  this is an early unofficial Lineage OS 16 For Xiaomi Mi Max 2 based on Android 9.0 Pie. As this is an unofficial build so there may be few bugs available but as the developer is active and users are using the ROM, those bugs will be fixed (if any) in coming updates. Previously the device has received Lineage Os 15.1 ROM Too. Now you can download the ROM and flash Lineage OS 16 build directly via TWRP recovery If you are a Xiaomi Mi Max 2 user then you should try out the unofficial Lineage OS 16 On Xiaomi Mi Max 2. We are thankful to Xda developer Hard_Rock83 for the ROM.

The Xiaomi Mi Max 2 is a great device which features a 6.44-inch display screen with full HD resolution of 1920x1080p. It is powered by a Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625 Octa Core 2.0GHz Cortex-A53 processor, Adreno 506 GPU coupled with 4 GB RAM and 32/64/128 GB ROM storage capacity. It houses a non-removable 5300mAh Li-Ion battery. It runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat firmware. It sports a 12.0 MP rear camera and a 5.0 MP front camera. It also has Wi-Fi, a fingerprint scanner, USB Type-C, GPS, Bluetooth v4.2, and more.

As I stated before,  It is an unofficial ROM. The ROM is fully stable according to the developer and can be used as a daily driver. There will be a few bugs present as it is in its alpha stage. This is the first release of this unofficial Lineage OS 16 ROM For the Xiaomi Mi Max 2 so there are few bugs present and we are sure in future update everything will be fixed. Follow the guide carefully to Flash / Install Lineage OS 16 Pie ROM On Xiaomi Mi Max 2. Update Xiaomi Mi Max 2 to Android 9 Pie Via Lineage OS 16

What’s working :
RIL (Calls, SMS, Data)
IR Blaster
Video Playback

Check out the development page for more details

Lineage OS 16 Features | Android 9.0 Pie Features


As Lineage OS 16 is based On Android 9.0 Pie’s Source code, it has all the latest Android Oreo features and in addition to that Lineage OS also has some extra customization features.

  • Digital Wellbeing – We start off with the feature that will be impacting the smartphone usage the most. Ever since smartphones became mainstream, this will be the first time Google will actually be introducing tools to learn about smartphone habits and will also help moderate parts that require attention.

The users will get to see the amount of time they are spending on apps and will also get to set timers on such apps that happen to be addictive. App icons will turn grey when the user reaches the time limit.

  • Adaptive battery – Just as the name suggests, this feature will learn the usage pattern of the user and it will help turn down battery consumption by restricting apps which are rarely used.
  • Gesture-based navigation – This feature has become quite a necessity after the Android devices have taken to thin bezels and notched displays. The recent page can be accessed by swiping up from the bottom.
  • Slices – This new feature will be providing app functions without actually having to enter them. In fact, whenever a user will search for a particular app, the search will prompt a few quick options related to that app which will make it really easier and quicker.
  • Adaptive Brightness – This feature has got an upgrade where the device will remember the times you change the brightness of your device and adjust according to the time as well as brightness.

Above are some of the main features Android 9.0 Pie (Official Lineage OS 16.0) 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.
  • Make sure your device has more than 50% battery.
  • Make sure you have taken a backup of your important data. Now proceed To Install Official Lineage OS 16 On Xiaomi Mi Max 2 .


How to Install Unofficial Lineage OS 16 On Xiaomi Mi Max 2 | Android 9.0 Pie

Install Lineage OS 16 On Xiaomi Mi Max 2 | Android 9.0 Pie

  • 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 power 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.
  • Now select install and then browse for the downloaded ROM file and then select it. Next flash the Gapps file and then Magisk (optional).

Once the flashing process is completed, reboot your phone and you will be booted into Official Lineage OS 16 Based on Android Pie. If you have any doubts regarding this process, 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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