How to Install TWRP on Xiaomi Mi Note 2

The Xiaomi Mi Note 2 is a premium device with an elegant curved screen design. The build and design of this device remind me of the curved screen design on the Galaxy Note series smartphone. Mi Note 2 has a beautiful curved glass design wrapped in a premium finished metal frame. Similar to the other devices of Xiaomi, the Mi Note 2 has a huge developer support and you can find a number of custom ROMs and mods exclusive for the device. If you’re looking forward to trying various custom ROMs, you must first install TWRP on Xiaomi Mi Note 2.

Coming to the specifications, the Xiaomi Mi Note 2 features a 5.7-inches display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor coupled with 4/6GB of RAM depending on the storage variant of 64/128GB internal memory. Unfortunately, there is no memory card slot, so you’d have to depend entirely on internal storage. But that’s not a big deal considering the 64 & 128 GB storage options. On the camera front, the Mi Note 2 packs a 22.5MP rear shooter and an 8MP selfie camera. It is backed by a non-removable 4070 mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 capability.

TWRP for Xiaomi Mi Note 2

The Mi Note 2 came with the Android 6.0 Marshmallow out-of-the-box. However, there are a lot of custom ROMs that can upgrade your device to the latest Android OS. The development for Xiaomi devices is always good. The Mi Note 2 has an official TWRP support and also gets latest updates. To flash any custom ROMs on your device, you must first unlock bootloader and flash TWRP. In this article, we will show you how to install TWRP on Xiaomi Mi Note 2.

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Before we proceed further, you must understand that tinkering with your device might get dangerous sometimes. So, you must assume the worst case and take a backup of your device before doing anything. Make sure to copy all your files from internal storage to your PC and follow the below tutorial to install TWRP on Xiaomi Mi Note 2.

Prerequisites

  1. This guide is only for the Xiaomi Mi Note 2. Do not try this on any other phone.
  2. Charge your phone good enough so that it doesn’t go dead during the installation process.
  3. Backup your call logs, contacts and SMS messages. Also backup your media content. This is important since unlocking the bootloader will completely wipe your phone.
  4. Enable OEM Unlocking and USB Debugging mode on your device.
  5. Use the OEM data cable to connect your phone to your PC.
  6. Unlock your bootloader

Downloads

  1. Download and install Minimal ADB and Fastboot drivers on your computer.
  2. Install Xiaomi USB drivers on your computer and install them.
  3. Download the latest TWRP image file from here. Rename this file to recovery.img and copy it to the ADB and Fastboot folder.

How to Install TWRP on Xiaomi Mi Note 2

  1. Navigate to the folder where you have installed ADB and fastboot files on your computer.
  2. Connect your device to the PC using a USB cable.
  3. Open a command prompt window from the ADB and Fastboot folder [Press shift key + right-click on any blank space of the folder] and then select “Open command window here” from the context menu.
  4. Execute the below command to reboot to bootloader.
    adb reboot bootloader
  5. Make sure the “recovery.img” file is in the fastboot folder and execute the below command to flash it on your device.
    fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
  6. It will take a couple of seconds for the TWRP recovery image to flash.
  7. Once the flashing process is complete, reboot the device.

That’s all. You can now try to enter TWRP mode on your Mi Note 2 by holding Volume Up + Power button.

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