Good news for all Meizu M2 Mini owners that a new custom ROM based on Android 7.1. 2 Nougat called Lineage OS 14.1 is available for these devices. Now you can download and install the Lineage 14.1 OS custom ROM and get the experience of Android Nougat OS before the stock official firmware is released. All credit goes to the Crezil 1, XDA senior member murtaza 1326 in XDA forum to develop this amazing custom firmware which is based on Android 7.1.2 Nougat for Meizu M2 Mini. After the death of the CyanogenMod, the new Lineage OS was born by re-branding the CyanogenMod. This latest custom firmware comes with many new features, customization and changes. Also, Lineage OS brings a lot of features through which you can modify and play with your Meizu M2 Mini. The Android 7.1.2 Nougat firmware is a stable version and specially build for your device. You can use this ROM as a daily driver. This ROM is not officially announced by Google / Meizu but just a custom ROM. Your device should be rooted and installed with the latest version of a custom recovery like TWRP or CWM (ClockworkMod) to flash this unofficial Lineage OS 14.1 custom ROM on Meizu M2 Mini.
By following this step by step guide, you can easily and quickly update your Meizu M2 Mini to Lineage 14.1 OS Android 7.1.1 Nougat custom ROM. This custom firmware comes with all the official Android Nougat features and also brings some aftermarket features like Data transmission over a mobile network, OMX hardware codecs (!), Coding/decoding video codecs implemented in hardware, Multi Window support, Enhanced Doze Mode, System UI Tuner and much more. Before proceeding, don’t forget to take a full backup of all your valuable data. If you are interested in installing the Lineage 14.1 OS Android 7.1.1 Nougat custom ROM on your own Meizu M2 Mini then go ahead and follow the given steps.
The Lineage OS 14.1 Android 7.1.2 custom ROM and the instructions given in this guide can be used only for the Meizu M2 Mini. Check the model number of your Meizu M2 Mini from Settings > About Phone.
Before Getting Started:
- Create a proper backup of all your existing data and settings on the phone before proceeding to the installation guide using a recommended custom recovery.
- Enable USB Debugging Mode on the Meizu M2 Mini by navigating to Settings > Developer Options.
- Verify that you’ve correctly installed the Meizu M2 Mini USB Drivers
- The Meizu M2 Mini should be rooted with the latest version of a custom recovery like CWM or TWRP installed.
- The bootloader of your Meizu M2 Mini must be unlocked.
- Make sure that the battery level of the Meizu M2 Mini is at least above 80% before going ahead.
- Download Android 7.1.2 Lineage OS 14.1 ROM
- Download Google Apps
Steps to Flash Android 7.1.2 Lineage OS 14.1 Nougat on Meizu M2 Mini:
Step No 1: – First, download Lineage OS 14.1 Android 7.1.2 custom ROM for Meizu M2 Mini on the desktop of the PC.
Step No 2: – Plug your device to the PC using its USB data cable and mount its USB memory storage.
Step No 3: – Transfer Lineage OS 14.1 Android 7.1.2 ROM .zip file which you’ve already downloaded from the above links to the root folder of your SD card on the phone.
Step No 4: – Unplug the Meizu M2 Mini from the PC and power it OFF to boot into Recovery Mode.
Step No 5: – Power ON the device while pressing and holding Volume Up + Home + Power buttons at the same time to enter into Recovery Mode.
Step No 6: – While your device is now in CWM Recovery, perform wipe data/factory reset, wipe cache partition and wipe dalvik cache also by navigating to Advanced > Wipe Dalvik Cache.
Note: – wipe dalvik cache will help you to prevent boot loops and other errors while ROM installation.
Step No 7: – Go back to the main Recovery Menu and choose to install zip from SD card → choose zip from sd card.
Step No 8: – Navigate to the Lineage OS 14.1 Android 7.1.2 custom ROM .zip file which you’ve already transferred to the SD card of your device previously. Select the ROM .zip file using the Power button and confirm the installation to begin.
Step No 9:- Navigate to +++++Go Back+++++ once the installation is completed. From Recovery Menu, reboot your device by selecting reboot system now.
Your Meizu M2 Mini will be rebooted and may take about 4 to 5 minutes to boot for the first time after installation.
Done! You’ve successfully updated Meizu M2 Mini to the latest Lineage OS 14.1 Android 7.1.2 ROM.