How to update Redmi 2/Prime to Android 7.1 Nougat

Xiaomi going to release the MIUI 9 update for Redmi 2/Prime but miui9 based on android 6.0 marshmallow. And here you can install android 7.0 nougat update on Redmi 2 without any problem. This nougat update based on CM14.1 with pure android experience like mote g4 plus or android x86 operating system. Also CM14.1 ROM optimized for hardcore gameplay you can play all games like asphalt 8, Mortal combat 5 etc. Without any lagging issue. This method and ROM tested on this device, but please do it with your own risk I am not responsible for any damage. You can also install xposed on nougat ROM.

  • Nougat ROM for Redmi 2/Prime (Download from end of post)
  • GApps for Nougat ROM
  • TWRP Recovery pre installed

Working features
  • WIFI
  • Bluetooth
  • Camera
  • IR Sensor
  • Fast Charge
  • Double-Tap to Wake
  • Vibration intensity control
  • Ambient Display
  • Advanced Doze options
  • DT2W
  • OTA Update
  • Animation Control
  • App Circle Sidebar
  • Lock screen Weather
  • Screen recorder settings

Bugs and not working features
  • No RAM management
  • Sometimes apps have been stopping automatically
  • Heating on 8GB variant
  • Battery optimization not working properly
  • After every reboot it is optimizing apps, then starts the system
  • Slim launcher crashes sometimes
  • No music player
  • VOLTE does not work

How to Update Redmi 2/Prime to Android 7.0 Nougat

  1. First of all download the ROM zip file from the end of the post link given in red highlighted color.
  2. Now download Google GApps for Nougat.
  3. You can download it on your laptop/desktop PC or download it directly on your device.
  4. Now transfer ROM and GApps zip files on your redmi 2 /Prime with the help of data cable or wireless file transfer apps.
  5. Now boot your device into recovery mode by pressing and holding volume up and power button at the same time.
  6. Once you reach the recovery mode, you will see many options there.
  7. Now tap on Wipe, Select Wipe data, wipe cache partition and wipe Dalvik cache option and wipe it
    update Redmi 2/Prime to Android 7.1 Nougat
  8. Go back and select install option, then find and select the ROM zip file
  9. Similarly, Install GApps
  10. After installation, Tap on a wipe and factory reset your device.
  11. Reboot your device
  12. DONE

Download here

ROM Version Info
  • Status: Beta
  • ROM OS Version: 7.1 Nougat
  • ROM Kernel: Linux 3.10.x
  • Beta Release Date: 2016-10-29
  • Created 2016-10-10
  • Last Updated 2016-10-28

Congratulations, After first boot you can use nougat update on the Redmi 2/Prime device. Please note first boot can take upto 15 to 20 minutes. So, Please keep patience. You can also read about Nougat for Redmi Note 3.

Gaurav Saxena

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