Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Redmi 2 lollipop update tutorial by installing CM12

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.

Redmi 2 lollipop update

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. 

Instalation Process:

Your Device should be Rooted.

Battery should be more than 70%

CWM recovery installed

Backup of your data

Drivers of redmi 2 on PC

Key Features:

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