Xiaomi Mi Max 2 receives unofficial LineageOS 15.1 based on Android 8.1 Oreo with nearly everything working
The Xiaomi Mi Max series is aimed at the phablet enthusiast: huge screen sizes and huge batteries are the main selling points. The Xiaomi Mi Max 2 offers a gargantuan 6.4″ screen and a 5,300 mAh battery. The device launched with Android 7.1 Nougat with MIUI 8.5, and while the device is expected to receive an Android Oreo update we’re still waiting on Xiaomi to roll it out. If you aren’t a fan of MIUI and want to have Android 8.1 Oreo on your Mi Max 2 now, then you’ll be happy to know that there’s now an unofficial LineageOS 15.1 build available.
This build was made by XDA Senior Member ashwin007. It’s unofficial, which means you won’t find it on the LineageOS website as it doesn’t yet meet all of the requirements under the Device Support Requirements Charter, but unofficial doesn’t mean unstable. On the contrary, almost everything works in this build.
All you have to do is unlock the bootloader, flash the TWRP in the linked thread, flash the unofficial build, and finally flash the recommended Google apps package (in this case, OpenGapps). You can optionally flash the superuser package if you want root access, though LineageOS 15.1 offers a ton of extra features on top of AOSP so you probably won’t need to tinker with much unless you really want the Xposed Framework (and you don’t need root to theme your device via Substratum).
Check out the link below if you are interested in flashing this ROM on your Xiaomi Mi Max 2. Xiaomi may take their sweet time before rolling out the official update, so you don’t have to wait to enjoy Android Oreo!