Download Android Oreo 8.1 for Xioami Mi Mix 2 using OmniROM 8.1

Download Android Oreo 8.1 for Xioami Mi Mix 2 using OmniROM 8.1

You can easily download Android Oreo 8.1 for Xioami Mi Mix 2 and update it using OmniROM 8.1 Beta Custom ROM. Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 is no doubt a good budget friendly flagship device but sometimes companies are not able to provide support updates on time. At least not as fast Google provides latest updates for Pixel and Nexus devices. Mi Mix 2 is bezel-less device from Xiaomi that comes with 18:9 1080p display panel. Under the hood it carries Snapdragon 835, 8/6 GB RAM, 256 / 128 / 64 GB Storage and 12MP Back Camera with beautiful ceramic design.

Instead of competing with Samsung Galaxy S8 or Google Pixel 2 like flagship, it feels like Mi Mix 2 is more of OnePlus 5 replica, with almost same specs and price. There is no wireless charging, water proofing or even headphone audio jack. Not only this but also Xiaomi is unable to keep up with rival in terms of releasing Android updates. By default, Mi Mix 2 is running Android 7.1.1 Nougat MIUI 9 ROM.

A senior XDA developer andr68rus has released an un-official Android 8.1 custom ROM for the device. You can download OmniROM 8.1 Beta for Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 using the links below and flash it via TWRP.

Requirements: Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 Android 8.1 Update Checklist

Before getting start just make sure you have followed the below important steps to ensure smooth upgrade and no data loss.

  1. Backup your android phone or tablet first. Before doing anything just make sure you have up to date backup for your device data as well your files such as images, pictures, videos or documents.
    1. You can easily backup your android device without any root or purchasing anything using this guide (Link). Download Super Backup and backup your android device for free.
    2. If you have rooted phone or installed a custom recovery, then you can follow this below guide to make a Nandroid backup so you can restore it anytime if something goes wrong.
  2. Make sure you have Unlocked your bootloader so you can install custom recovery and also root your device if wanted.
  3. Doing the installation of custom recover, unlocking bootloader or rooting may void your warranty and will also result in data loss in some cases. That’s why we asked for backup first.
  4. Have correct and updated custom recovery such as TWRP installed on your phone.
  5. Make sure your device is already updated to Android Oreo 8.0.

Download Android Oreo 8.1 for Xioami Mi Mix 2 using OmniROM 8.1 Beta

  • Download OmniROM Unofficial 8.1 for Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 from here.
  • You also need to download related ARM64, 8.1 Open Gapps from here. (Any variant)
  • Once downloaded copy above two files to your phone and boot to recovery.
  • From TWRP Custom Recovery, flash ROM and Gapps on your phone.
  • Wipe Cache and Dalvik Cache from TWRP
  • Optional – If you need flash appropriate Magisk file.
  • Reboot and give it few minutes to boot.

Congratulations, you have successfully updated your Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 to Android 8.1 using OmniROM 8.1 Custom ROM. If you have any questions you can freely ask them in the comments below.