Xiaomi Mi Max 2 is definitely one of the most interesting Xiaomi releases of last year as it is the biggest device released by the company. But even though this is one of the most comfortable phones for productivity, it still haven’t received Android Oreo. The handset has been launched with Android Nougat and actually, it still runs Nougat customized with MIUI 8.5. But now, thanks to the most famous custom ROM, it is possible to install Android 8.1 Oreo on the phablet, which is the latest version of the operating system available if we exclude Android P Developer Previews.
An XDA Senior Member identified by the nickname ashwin007 has made a LineageOS 15.1 ROM based on Android 8.1 Oreo for the Xiaomi Mi Max 2. The ROM has not been made by the official LineageOS team and it does not meet the requirements of the official LineageOS, so you will not find this ROM on the official LineageOS ROM list. But, according to the developer, it is a stable ROM and almost everything works fine. Given that it is not an official update, if you want to try this ROM on your Xiaomi Mi Max 2 you have to flash it manually.
In order to flash LineageOS 15.1 based on Android 8.1 Oreo, you need to unlock the bootloader and flash the TWRP recovery mode. Then you need to flash the ROM and install the Google apps package called OpenGapps. To download the ROM, head to the link at the end of this article. At the moment, we still do not know when Xiaomi will decide to officially roll out Android Oreo on the Mi Max 2. Actually, the company is bringing MIUI 9.5 Global Stable update to 30 of its devices, but not all the handsets listed by the company will get an update based on Oreo.