The Xiaomi Redmi 2 was released in January 2015, that’s 2 and a half years from now. It was a solid device then, but not so now, Especially, with the default ROM from Xiaomi. It came with a Snapdragon 410, a 4.7-inch HD display, a removable 2,200 mAh battery and a plastic body.
But what we want to talk about here is software or in other words custom ROM. The Redmi 2 came with KitKat out of the box and while it did make the jump to Nougat, many users reported the update didn’t show up on their doorstep.
Even if you have the Lollipop update it’s 2017 now and the Android version is 7.0 Nougat. So you might consider using a custom ROM to have the Nougat experience. Since that is the only way to get Nougat on your device.
We will list the best stable ROMs for the Redmi 2 here. Some of them run on Nougat while others have Marshmallow. But each of these ROMs are stable performance oriented builds. So take a look at the best custom ROMs of Redmi 2 in 2017.
Lineage OS 14.1
Lineage OS supports hundreds of devices and luckily for you, this build is on the latest version of Nougat. Needless to say, you get the buttery smooth performance of Lineage OS 14.1. Along with all the features of this great ROM. Not to mention almost stock Android look and feel. Download.
We have always recommended Resurrection Remix ROM for the simple reason that it brings immense customization freedom to the user. You can play with the settings the whole day and not get tired by the endless tweaks you can make. And it runs on Android Nougat 7.1.2. Having smooth performance, good battery life & great developer support, this ROM can be easily used as a daily driver. Download.
This is an AOSP based ROM bringing the stock UI look & feel to your 2-year-old Redmi 2. It has the Substratum theme engine built in. And the developers have cherry picked neat features from all kinds of ROMs. But only features that they deem useful. The code does show some a great mix of features included in it like Privacy Guard, Night mode and double tap to sleep. And before you ask, it is Android Nougat as well. Download.
AICP (Android Ice Cold Project)
This is a CM based ROM running Android Nougat. Hence it has all the features of CyanogenMod. It os one of the oldest ROMs in the game. It will provide great battery backup. It has a very well designed interface and frequent updates. The developer has also put OTA support built in. This can again be used as your daily driver. Download.
This ROM is based on Slim. It has lots of status bar customization, lockscreen tweaks, and security features. It runs on Android 6.0. If for some reason you don’t want to try Android Nougat, you can try this. Download.
You guys can also check custom ROMs for various other devices.