Install CM12 Android 5.0.2 Lollipop on Redmi 2

Xiaomi Redmi 2 is receiving good amount of love and attention from Android Developers. Earlier we have shared CM11 ROM for Redmi 2 and today we will guide you how to install CM12 Android 5.0.2 Lollipop on Redmi 2.

Install CM12 Android 5.0.2 on Redmi 2

By default Xiaomi Redmi 2 comes with MIUI v6 that itself is very cool OS in term of both features and user interface. I personally like MIUI to be much better than stock Android. However I know everyone has his own preferences, so if you are impressed from CM12 Android 5.0.2 Lollipop and want to try it on your Xiaomi Redmi 2 smartphone, then don’t wait and start going through the steps posted below.

Key Features of CM 12 Android 5.0.2 Lollipop

  • Based on Stock Android 5.0.2 Lollipop
  • Very Fast
  • Nexus like experience
  • Lot of new features in addition to Stock 5.0.2

This custom ROM is only for Xiaomi Redmi 2 and practicing it on any other Xiaomi or Meizu device will brick that device. Also since this is custom ROM, so make sure your Redmi 2 is already rooted with custom recovery installed.

Safety Guidelines

  • Your Xiaomi Redmi 2 should be 80% 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.
  • Download latest Xiaomi Redmi 2 drivers and install them on your Computer.

Files Required

  • Download CM12 Android 5.0.2 Lollipop [Will be updated shortly]
  • Download Gapps

How to Install CM12 Android 5.0.2 on Redmi 2

Step 1: Once CM12 Android 5.0.2 Lollipop Custom ROM and Gapps zip files are downloaded, place them on desktop.

Step 2: Connect your Redmi 2 to your computer and transfer both 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.

Step 6: After ROM is flashed, repeat the above Step 5 for GAPPS installation on your Redmi 2.

Step 7: Once the installation is completed, go back to main recovery menu and reboot your phone which might take few extra minutes for first reboot.

Congratulations! You should now have Cyanogen Mod 12 (CM12) based on Android 5.0.2 Lollipop installed on your Xiaomi Redmi 2, thanks to Developers and Androids DNA.