We also need custom recovery on Xiaomi devices to install unofficial ROMs or install packages to unlock root. This procedure will allow us to install the update zip files using the flashing procedure. Not an immediate procedure, but with a little patience, in this post we will help you to carry out all the necessary steps to get to install TWRP Recovery on Xiaomi phones. The Win Recovery Project Team (TWRP) currently the most popular custom recovery for Android smartphones and tablets that also works on MIUI systems. The popularity of recovery due to its simple interface, functionality and ease of use.
How to install TWRP Recovery on any Xiaomi phone
The use of TWRP Recovery indispensable for some mod procedures on Android phones, you can use TWRP Recovery for various purposes, such as flashing custom ROMs, kernels, mods, flashable zip files, installing Xposed, Magisk or SuperSU to get root permissions and for numerous modding procedures.
Furthermore, with TWRP it is possible to make a complete backup of the phone and restore it whenever necessary, when for example on the phone you encounter problems. Follow this guide carefully, as it is the easiest way to install TWRP Recovery on Xiaomi phones. If you are not aware of what you are doing, the process could be risky for the phone.
Guide to install TWRP Recovery on Xiaomi phones
The unlocking of the device's Bootloader is the essential step for installing TWRP Recovery on Xiaomi devices. Well, if you've already unlocked the bootloader, go ahead.
Custom recovery will be performed using the Fasboot commands after connecting the Xiaomi phone to the PC in fastboot mode. This method is common to all Xiaomi devices except for Android One phones like Mi A1.
First of all, enable the USB debugging on the device. You can skip this step if you already enabled it during unlocking the bootloader.
To enable USB debugging follow these steps:
- Go up Settings> Phone Information> Touch 7-8 times on "MIUI Version". This will enableDeveloper options"On the device.
- Get back to Settings> Additional settings> Developer options. Scroll down and enable USB debugging on the device which is essential for proceeding with the guide.
Make sure you have installed on the PC iUSB driver is ADB and Fastboot drivers. Also, download TWRP Recovery for your Xiaomi device and place the recovery downloaded to your computer.
Go to the folder where you copied TWRP Recovery previously downloaded. Rename the recovery downloaded to something like "recovery.img" or "twrp.img"To make it easily recognizable.
When in the folder, press the right mouse button while holding down the Shift key. From the options in the window that opens, choose "Open the PowerShell window here". For operating systems prior to Windows 10 will be shown "Open command window here". After clicking, the command prompt will open.
Restart the phone in mode fastboot. To do this, turn off the phone completely and at the same time press the on / off button + Volume down for a few seconds and the phone turns on fastboot mode.
Connect the device to the computer via the USB cable.
Now, you need to enter some commands to complete the installation.
In the PowerShell window, enter the following command to check the list of connected devices.
And now enter the command to flash TWRP Recovery directly on your smartphone.
fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
At the end of the command, you need to enter the name of the downloaded TWRP Recovery file. If you've already changed the file name to ?recovery.img", No need to change the command.
Or, if you gave a different name, you can simply enter the file name after the entry "fastboot flash recovery"With the name of your restore ending with" .img ".
Within a few seconds TWRP Recovery will be installed on the device. You will now need to enter the line below in the Command Prompt to restart the device normally.
This all! You have successfully installed TWRP Recovery on your Xiaomi smartphone. You can use this recovery for various procedures as we mentioned at the beginning of this article.
How to start the TWRP Recovery interface
To start in Recovery mode, turn off the device, press the button Power on + Volume up until the. is displayed TWRP logo.
At the first start you will be asked "Modification allowed in system partitions". You can "Scroll with your fingers to allow editing" or continue reading based on your needs.
We finished with the guide that allowed you to install TWRP Recovery on Xiaomi phones. Be very careful to correctly execute the TWRP installation procedure to avoid problems with phone start-up and bricking loops.
If you are in the condition of not being able to access your Xiaomi device because you have forgotten the device unlocking sequence, you can bypass the lock whose password you do not remember with the simple trick you will find in the following guide.