Xiaomi Redmi 2 is a killer smartphone which was released in January by Chinese giant to target mid-range phone market. The device has done well and as a result have lot of people are asking for CM based ROM for Redmi 2. Good news is that Cyanogen Mod team had heard your voice and released CM11 Android 4.4.4 KitKat custom ROM for Redmi 2.
In this guide, you will learn how to install CM11 Android 4.4 KitKat on your Xiaomi Redmi 2 smartphone. Meanwhile don’t get confused by the above screenshot, the ROM is in English. Apart from that, since is is official CM11 build, so it is stable and comes with all features and apps that are supposed to be in CM ROMS.
Key Features of CM11 Android 4.4.4 KitKat ROM
- Stock Android 4.4.4 KitKat based
- Free from Bloatware
- Great Performance
- Great Battery Life
- Your Xiaomi Redmi 2 should be 70% or more charged.
- Ensure that you have complete backup of all your important data.
- Your Redmi 2 should be rooted with CWM recovery installed on it.
- Make sure you have installed Xiaomi Redmi 2 drivers on your computer.
Though by rooting your Redmi 2, the warranty will void but no need to worry as you can get warranty back by flashing stock MIUI ROM on your Redmi 2.
How to Install CM11 Android 4.4.4 ROM on Redmi 2
Step 1: Download the 4.4 custom ROM and and Gapps using above links. For convenience, place the downloaded zip files on desktop.
Step 2: Latest Xiaomi drivers should be installed on your Windows PC. If they are, then connect your Redmi 2 to your computer and transfer the download zip files to your phone SD card.
Step 3: Turn Off your phone and boot it to recovery mode.
Step 4: In recovery mode, first tap on “wipe data factory reset” option to perform a factory reset. Once this is completed, go to advanced options and select “wipe the cache” followed by “dalvik cache” options to clear the cache.
Step 5: Go back to main recovery menu and select “Install zip from sd card” followed by “choose zip from SD card” and select the ROM zip file you have transferred to SD card in Step 1. Once ROM flashing is completed, repeat the same step for GAPPS.
Step 6: Once the installation is completed, go back to main recovery menu and reboot your phone which might take few extra minutes for first reboot.