Install LineageOS 15.1 on Xiaomi Mi Max 2

Last year Xiaomi has introduced its Mi Max 2 handset, it is considered one of its kind because hardly any device is there which offers a mammoth Display of 6.44(inch). The device comes powered by a known Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset. In all, it has the balance of performance and design but you will be shocked to know that we are in 2018. This device still runs on Android 7.0 Nougat. Xiaomi has been criticized a lot regarding its late updates and the same story goes with this handset as well. Today, we are going to show you how to Install LineageOS 15.1 on Xiaomi Mi Max 2.

install lineageos 15.1 on xiaomi mi max 2

This story will probably make you happy if you own a Mi Max 2 handset. Recently some fresh information is coming straight from the house of XDA and according to them LineageOS 15.1 is now available for the smartphone. In case you came across the term LineageOS for the first then we don’t know under which cave are you living yet. This is one of the best custom ROM available for devices belonging to various OEM’s. This ROM is unofficial so don’t waste your precious time searching it on LineageOS website, but do remember unofficial doesn’t always mean unstable.

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The credit for this ROM goes to a senior XDA member named as “ashwin007”. As per XDA, almost all major features are working in this ROM and after installing it you will be able to run your device on Android 8.1 Oreo. By following steps you can easily install LineageOS 15.1 on Xiaomi Mi Max 2.

install lineageos 15.1 on xiaomi mi max 2

Install LineageOS 15.1 on Xiaomi Mi Max 2 Instructions


1.) You need a rooted Mi Max 2 whose Bootloader should be unlocked.
2.) For flashing the LineageOS 15.1 we will suggest you using a custom recovery like TWRP or CWM.
3.) Your device should have enough charge remaining(60-70%).
4.) Backup all your data.

Steps to Install Android 8.1 Oreo (LineageOS 15.1) on Xiaomi Mi Max 2

1.) First, download the unofficial LineageOS file and Gapps file from the below-given link and place it somewhere on your device.
2.) Now switch off your device and boot into recovery mode by holding Power button+Vol up button.
3.) After entering the TWRP menu, here click on the Install option and locate the LineageOS file present in your device, Swipe to confirm flash.
4.) As it finishes the flashing process, press the Install option and this time select the Open Gapps file present on your device, Swipe to confirm flash.
5.) Now reboot your device and your device is now running the LineageOS 15.1 based on Android 8.1 Oreo.

Download LineageOS 15.1 unofficial
Download Open Gapps

This is our guide to install LineageOS 15.1 on Xiaomi Mi Max 2. So, if you have any questions you can ask us in the comments below.

Akshay Dua
Akshay Dua
He likes to play with the latest phones, gaming consoles, PCs, laptops and when he gets some spare time he likes to do VFX stuff. You can always find him playing with tools like Photoshop, Lightroom, Premiere Pro, After Effects, etc. His current gear is OnePlus 6.


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