Install Lineageos on Wt88047

Install Lineageos on Wt88047

Install LineageOS on wt88047

  • Important Information:
  • Terminology
  • What you need to know
  • Basic requirements
  • Installing a custom recovery using fastboot
  • Installing LineageOS from recovery
  • Get assistance

Important Information:

Xiaomi has released the Android 5.1.1 update to only Redmi 2 variants with 2GB of ram. As not all Redmi 2 variants received the update, these variants are on the latest compatible firmware.


  • firmware : Controls the modem and baseband of a device

What you need to know

  • If you are installing from LP (5.x) stock MIUI, nothing needs to be done.
  • If you are installing from KK (4.4) stock MIUI, you will have to update your firmware.
  • To update your firmware:
  • You will first need to find out the model of your Redmi 2. Open Settings > Phone info, your model no. should be displayed under the Model section.
  • Devices with model numbers 2014811, 2014812, 2014817 2014818, 2014819, and 2014821 should download the firmware labeled wt88047
  • Devices with model numbers 2014813, 2014112 should download the firmware labeled wt86047
  • Aftewards, download the latest compatible firmware here.
  • In the later steps after flashing the LineageOS .zip package, select the firmware .zip to update to the latest compatible firmware.

Basic requirements


IMPORTANT: Please read through the instructions at least once completely before actually following them to avoid any problems because you missed something!

  1. Make sure your computer has working adb and fastboot. Setup instructions can be found here.
  2. Enable USB debugging on your device.

Installing a custom recovery using fastboot

  1. Download a custom recovery - you can download TWRP. Simply download the latest recovery file, named something like twrp-x.x.x-x-wt88047.img.
  2. Connect your device to your PC via USB.
  3. On the computer, open a command prompt (on Windows) or terminal (on Linux or macOS) window, and type:
  4. adb reboot bootloader

You can also boot into fastboot mode via a key combination:

  • With the device powered off, hold Volume Down + Power.
  1. Once the device is in fastboot mode, verify your PC finds it by typing:
  2. fastboot devices


TIP: If you see no permissions fastboot while on Linux or macOS, try running fastboot as root.

  1. Flash recovery onto your device:
  2. fastboot flash recovery twrp-x.x.x-x-wt88047.img


TIP: The file may not be named identically to what stands in this command, so adjust accordingly.

  1. Now reboot into recovery to verify the installation:
  2. With the device powered off, hold Volume Up + Volume Down + Power.

Alternatively, you can use fastboot to boot directly into the freshly flashed or any other desired recovery:

fastboot boot twrp-x.x.x-x-wt88047.img

Installing LineageOS from recovery

  1. Download the LineageOS install package that you’d like to install or build the package yourself.
  2. Optionally, download additional application packages such as Google Apps (use the arm architecture).
  3. If you aren’t already in recovery, reboot into recovery:
  4. With the device powered off, hold Volume Up + Volume Down + Power.
  5. Go back to return to main menu, then tap Wipe.
  6. Now tap Format Data and continue with the formatting process. This will remove encryption as well as delete all files stored on the internal storage.
  7. Return to the previous menu and tap Advanced Wipe.
  8. Select the Cache and System partitions to be wiped and then Swipe to Wipe.
  9. Sideload the LineageOS .zip package:
  10. On the device, select “Advanced”, “ADB Sideload”, then swipe to begin sideload.
  11. On the host machine, sideload the package using: adb sideload
  12. (Optionally): If you want to install any additional add-ons, adb sideload /path/to/zip those packages in sequence.


NOTE: If you want Google Apps on your device, you must follow this step before the first boot into Android!

  1. (Optional): Root the device by installing the LineageOS’s AddonSU, (use the arm package) or using any other method you prefer.
  2. Once all installations are finished, run ‘adb reboot’.

Get assistance

If you have any questions or get stuck on any of the steps, feel free to ask on our subreddit or in #LineageOS on freenode.