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How to install / flash Twrp recovery on all Xiaomi and Redmi Smartphones

If you are thinking of making some modifications to your Android phone such as rooting, installing mods, flashing custom ROMs etc, then one of the most important things you will need is a custom recovery.
All Android phone comes with a stock recovery but they are very limited in functions and only let you flash officially signed firmware from your manufacturer. This is the main reason you need to replace the stock recovery with a custom recovery if you need to flash unofficial mods or ROMs.

There are a couple of custom recoveries out there, but Twrp is still the most popular and arguably the best. It comes with a lot of functions and it's officially available for almost all popular Android phones. In this post, I will give you a detailed guide on how to install Twrp recovery on all Xiaomi and Redmi smartphones.

  • Unlocked Bootloader: Check out detailed guide Here
  • Adb/fastboot: Download Here
  • Twrp for all Xiaomi smartphones: Download from Here or Here

How to Flash/Install Twrp recovery on your Smartphone
  • Make sure your Xiaomi smartphone bootloader is unlocked or click on this LINK for guide
  • Install fastboot/ADB driver on your PC by clicking on this LINK
  • Download the Twrp for your Xiaomi or Redmi smartphone from the link provided above and rename it to twrp.img
  • Copy the downloaded Twrp to the ADB folder inside the Hard drive on your PC (C:/ADB)
  • Go to phone settings >> About >> Tap MIUI version 7 times
  • Go back to phone settings >> Additional settings >> Developer options >> Enable Developer options
  • Click on the start button on your computer, search and launch "Minimal ADB and fastboot"
  • Then enter the command below and hit the enter key to reboot to fastboot mode
  •             adb reboot bootloader

  • Turn off your phone and reboot into fastboot mode manually by holding down the power button + volume down.
  • Input the command below and hit the Enter key to flash Twrp on your phone
  •             fastboot flash recovery twrp.img
  • If you get any error message like (twrp.img not found), then
                fastboot flash recovery (Then drag the Twrp recovery image file and drop it inside the Adb command windows, the hit the Enter Key)  
  • Once the twrp has been succesfully flashed on your phone, enter the command below to rebooot to recovery
  •             fastboot boot twrp.img

    That's all guys.
If you have any question or you encountered any problem with the procedure above, then feel free to drop it in the comment section below.

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