Hello Guys, the redmi 2 owners can now update their handsets to Lollipop OS unofficially by installing CM12 which is purely based on Lollipop OS. Redmi 2 has become quite popular and their owners are proud as they already got MIUI 6 and also 2 stable updates based on 4.4.4 kitkat. But still no official lollipop. So i am going to share with you the unofficial way to install lollipop.
It has many great features. First let us understand what is CM. CM stands for Cyanogenmod. It is an open source project, so can make any changes. The sourcecode of CM is available at Github.
Your Device should be Rooted.
Battery should be more than 70%
CWM recovery installed
Backup of your data
Drivers of redmi 2 on PC
It is based on Android 5.0.2 Lollipop
Battery saver feature as in stock Lollipop OS
Google Nexus like experience and feel
and lots more
Step 1: Download CM12 ROM and Gapps zip file and then transfer it to your phones SD card via PC
Step 2: Reboot into recovery mode
Step 3: “Wipe data factory reset”. After that go yo advanced settings and clean “Cache” and “Dalvik cache”
Download links are at bottom
Step 4: Go to main menu and select “install zip from sd card”
Step 5: After installation reboot the phone. It will take some time to Switch ON the mobile.
That’s it. You are done. Now enjoy Lollipop taste !!!
Gapps for CM12
CM11 ROM for redmi 2
Gapps for CM11
Note: Rooting will void the warranty and we are not responsible for bricked devices and sd cards.
Source: XDA and MIUI forums