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How to Install Xiaomi Redmi 8 TWRP Official Custom Recovery

Xiaomi Redmi 8 now has official TWRP support and here is how you can install it on your phone. With Xiaomi, the brand has a very large customer base and on top of that, lots of them are enthusiast developers / owners. This combination makes for great system mods and that quickly after release. Despite being just a few months old, Xiaomi Redmi 8 now has official TWRP custom recovery support. And since it has that, loads of mods can already be flashed and tested on the phone alongside root. If you have just purchased your Redmi 8 and want to modify it as well, you can read our Redmi 8 TWRP custom recovery installation guide right ahead.

Redmi 8 currently runs MIUI 11 based on Android Pie. Hopefully, further down the road, we see Android 10 released for the phone but till that happens, owners can still enjoy testing out Android 10 custom ROMs via TWRP custom recovery. Also, if you want to run root apps and root mods such Magisk Modules, you can also flash latest Magisk root package after you have successfully booted TWRP on Redmi 8. For our guide ahead, it includes all the steps required for installation along with a fast download link to latest official TWRP custom recovery package.

Xiaomi Redmi 8 TWRP Recovery

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Xiaomi Redmi 8 USB Drivers

You will need to connect your Android phone with the computer. For that, please make sure you have installed the USB drivers for properly. If not, you can download the latest Huawei official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:

Download Xiaomi Redmi 8 USB drivers!

Install Xiaomi Redmi 8 TWRP Custom Recovery

Here is the complete and easy guide to install TWRP custom recovery on your Redmi 8.

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 Redmi 8 to your computer using a USB cable.

Step 3 – Download TWRP (twrp-3.3.1-0-olive.img) and save it into the same directory as the extracted Fastboot/ADB package files.

Step 4 – 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.

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