Redmi 2, Redmi 2A and Redmi 2 Prime are the budget smartphones of Xiaomi running on Android 4.4 KitKat OS. Many users have been disappointed with Xiaomi as it is not rolling out further Android update for their devices. It is in news that Xiaomi has started picking out Redmi 2 Prime beta testers to try Android 5.0 Lollipop update on their devices. So, finally we might soon see official Android 5.0 stable firmware update for Redmi 2 Prime. Company didn’t announced any specified date of release the update. So, those users need an official Lollipop update need to wait and watch. But if you’re are among those users who can’t wait to experience the material design of Lollipop firmware, then here we have shared Android 5.1 Lollipop ROM based on AOSP (Android open source project).
As it an AOSP custom ROM, you need to flash via custom recovery. So, without much wasting time follow the below quick steps to update Xiaomi Redmi 2/2A and Redmi 2 Prime to Android 5.1 Lollipop firmware.
- The update process is compatible with Xiaomi Redmi 2, Redmi 2A and Redmi 2 Prime.
- As this is not official MIUI ROM, the Updater app will not work. You need to download and install TWRP Recovery on your device.
- Make sure you have successful backup of all your important data present on your device. If not, check here to perform.
- You should charge the device up to 70% or more to complete the update process.
- Make sure TWRP recovery is installed on your Redmi smartphone.
Disclaimer: Installation of custom ROM voids company warranty. We should not held responsible for any damage occurs to your mobile during or after the process. Continue at your own risk.
How to update Xiaomi Redmi 2/2A/Prime to Android 5.1 Lollipop firmware via custom ROM
1: Download Lollipop 5.1 ROM from here and transfer it to the root folder of your SD card. Root folder indicates that the file should by copied openly not in any folder.
2: Now disconnect the device from PC and turn it off by long pressing the power button.
3: Boot your device into TWRP recovery mode (press and hold Volume down + Power button)
4: You need wipe data / factory reset your device.
5: Now go to TWRP recovery main menu and choose “Install Zip from SD card”.
6: Navigate the file you earlier copied to SD card and confirm to start flashing process.
7: Once completed, the device reboots into system mode and you are all set to enjoy the latest Android 5.1 Lollipop firmware on your Xiaomi Redmi 2/2A/Prime.
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