How to Install Android Oreo 8.1 on Redmi 2 – Custom ROM

If you are looking to update Oreo for Redmi 2 Android phone, then here I have list of Oreo ROMs and a step-by-step guide on how to install Android Oreo on Redmi 2.

The Redmi 2 (codename: wt88047) was last updated to Android Nougat officially? probably. Almost all Android phone manufacturers provide 2 years of official update and some manufacturers like Xiaomi do support for a longer term for their Android devices but the official updates do come very late.

It’s the custom ROM builds that keep the devices alive by providing latest Android updates there after. This is the primary reason I have brought you here, how to update Redmi 2 to Android Oreo 8.1 custom ROM.

How to nstall Android Oreo 8.1 on Redmi 2
nstall Android Oreo 8.1 on Redmi 2

Android Oreo 8.1 Custom ROMs available for Redmi 2:

As of now following are the Android Oreo Custom ROMs available for Redmi 2 based on Android 8.1:

Redmi 2 Android 8.1 Oreo ROMs list

LineageOS 15.1 Oreo 8.1LineageOS 15.1 for Redmi 2
AOSP Oreo 8.1AOSP Oreo for Redmi 2
AICP 13 Oreo 8.1AICP 13 Oreo for Redmi 2
RR Oreo 8.1RR Oreo for Redmi 2
OmniROM Oreo 8.1OmniROM Oreo for Redmi 2


Required Downloads and Links before you Update Android Oreo on Redmi 2:


Root binary is NOT inbuilt in any custom ROM. So you may need install a SuperSu ROOT package.

SuperSU rooting guide to enable ROOT access.

How to Install/Update Android Oreo on Redmi 2:

  1. Download the TWRP recovery for Redmi 2 from the downloads list.
  2. Install TWRP Recovery on Redmi 2 using fastboot.
  3. Enter into TWRP recovery mode and Wipe data partition, Cache partition, System partition and clean Dalvik cache.
    – Here is a step-by-step guide on how to clean data using TWRP recovery

    -Don’t clean Internal memory here. If you do, you will lose all your phone data.
    – To be on safe side, backup all data on your Android Phone before wiping anything.

  4. Then, download one of the Android Oreo ROMs available for Redmi 2 and copy the Oreo ROM file to your phone using TWRP MTP mode or sideload.
    – Each link provided in this guide has their own step-by-step installation guide.
  5. Install the Oreo ROM using TWRP recovery.
  6. Optional but recommended:
    Download Android Oreo 8.1 GApps, copy that to your phone and then Install Oreo GApps using TWRP

    – Well, this step is an optional but if you don’t do you will not be able to install any applications on your Oreo ROM.
    – The GApps package provides basic Google Play Services, Play Store application and other Google Applications.

  7. Reboot your phone and enjoy Android Oreo on Redmi 2.
  8. Optionally, if you want ROOT on the Oreo ROM, then restart yuor phone into TWRP recovery mode and install SuperSU to enable ROOT.

    – This step is not necessary to run Android Oreo smoothly but if you want ROOT on the Oreo ROM then you need to follow this step.

That’s all.
If you are facing any issue while following this guide, then you can comment here or you can create a topic on the Redmi 2 Forum or on the respective Oreo Custom ROM topics.

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