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Install Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite TWRP 3.2.3 Recovery

This article will detail how to install TWRP 3.2.3 custom recovery on Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite. As part of Android One, Mi A2 Lite is powered by vanilla Android. Further, the specs of this phone exactly resemble Redmi 6 Pro and as the Redmi got official TWRP earlier, it has finally arrived on Mi A2 Lite as well. Xiaomi smartphones are quite popular devices with Android enthusiasts, thanks to their value for money. Mi A2 Lite is no exception and now that there is a complete TWRP 3.2.3 release available for it, we can only see the number of mods and custom ROMs increasing for the phone. Read ahead as to how you can install TWRP on your Mi A2 Lite.

Immediately after you install TWRP 3.2.3 custom recovery, you would be able to utilize mods such as root, custom ROMs and more. On its own, TWRP 3.2.3 is quite useful as well. You can use it to wipe specific data partitions, use it for backup or even for clearing cache. Coming towards the installation procedure, it is pretty easy. All you need to do is follow the steps exactly, we recommend reading the whole guide at-least once before implementing. All packages that would be required are linked within the tutorial as well. Finally, before you go ahead do create backup of your phone to avoid data loss.

TWRP 3.2.3 Custom Recovery, Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite

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Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite USB Drivers

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HOW TO: Install TWRP Recovery 3.2.3 on Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite

Here is the complete and easy guide to install TWRP custom recovery on your Mi A2 Lite.

Prerequisites:

  • Make sure the bootloader of your phone is unlocked, if it isn’t you can unlock the bootloader easily by following this guide.
  • Enable Developer Options by going to Settings>About Phone and tapping on build number multiple times.
  • Enable USB Debugging in Settings>Developer Options. Make sure that the USB Debugging is checked.
  • Backup all the data as installing a custom recovery might delete all of your data.
  • Charge your phone up to 50% first and make sure your phone does not shut down during the procedure or it might damage your phone.

If you have fulfilled all the requirements above, then proceed to the actual tutorial.

Complete Step-By-Step Instructions:

Step 1 – Download Android SDK from the Android Developers website and install. Also set it up with downloading platform-tools and USB drivers package in SDK. Tutorial given here: How to Set up ADB and Fastboot on Windows.

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Step 1 – Download ADB / Fastboot – Android SDK Platform Tools separate package and install on your computer. Download from the following links depending on your OS and extract it anywhere in your computer.

Step 2 – Connect your Mi A2 Lite to your computer using a USB cable.

Step 3 – Download TWRP installer package and copy it to your phone’s internal storage, place it at root directory.

Step 4 – Download TWRP (twrp-3.2.3-0-daisy.img) and save it into the same directory as the extracted Fastboot/ADB package files.

Step 5 – Navigate to the same directory now as where you have Fastboot (i.e. Step 1) and on Windows: Open Command Prompt (Shift + Right-click > Open Command Prompt). For Mac OS X and Linux, use Terminal to navigate to this directory.