Xiaomi refreshed it’s best-selling offering in a short span of time, improving upon the usability with new software-based features while leaving out a notable hardware upgrade. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro came just eight months after the launch of its predecessor, the Redmi Note 5 Pro. Recent news about this device is that an unofficial TWRP successfully tested & ported to it. This guide will help you out on how to Install unofficial TWRP on Redmi Note 6 Pro.
Capable camera, Well-optimised software, Improved display quality are shining specs of this device. It features a 6.26-inch FullHD plus display with a notched design and an aspect ratio of 19:9. Redmi Note 6 Pro is powered by Snapdragon 636 (14 nm) chipset coupled with 4/6 GB RAM options along with 64/128 GB storage configurations. The device runs on MIUI 10 out of the box and optimized brilliantly for the phone. It packs dual shooters on both sides dual 12MP + 5MP main camera & dual 20MP + 2MP selfie camera. A massive 4000 mAh battery will meet your needs good enough.
TWRP for Redmi Note 6 Pro
TWRP is a recovery-level UI packed with powerful features that will make your rooted life easier. It also tries to stand out by giving users extra features not found in ClockworkMod Recovery, as well as an attractive interface. It offers hardcore Android smartphones users quite a few features, including a way to flash custom ROMs, install ZIP-file-based updates, create and restore backups of ROMS and much more.
The manufacturer provided stock recovery is literally of no use if you’re planning of big things. The stock recovery only has options to flash an update zip which you can do through OTA and an option to factory reset. This is where a custom recovery like TWRP shines.
The custom recovery will assist you in wiping partitions, executing shell commands, installing custom ROMs, kernels, and mods. TWRP is one of the most popular custom recoveries for Android smartphones. It is a touch-based custom recovery with an intuitive interface and a lot of useful functions.
TWRP has an intuitive touch interface with a lot of useful options. You can take Nandroid backups, restore the backups in case your device stuck at bootloop, flash custom ROMs, mods and any flashable ZIP file. Apart from that, you can wipe individual partitions on your device, run custom scripts and much more. In this tutorial, we will see how to unlock bootloader and install TWRP on Mi 8 Lite. But before we proceed, make sure you have a backup of important files on your internal storage. The installation process is quite easy but the bootloader unlock will wipe your internal storage. So, if you’re ready to go, let’s get on with the installation.
- This guide is only for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro variant only. Do not try this on any other phone.
- Charge your phone good enough so that it doesn’t go dead during the installation process.
- 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.
- Enable OEM Unlocking and USB Debugging mode on your device.
- Use the OEM data cable to connect your phone to your PC.
- Unlock your bootloader
- Download and install Minimal ADB and Fastboot drivers on your computer.
- Install Xiaomi USB drivers on your computer and install them.
- 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 unofficial TWRP on Redmi Note 6 Pro
- Navigate to the folder where you have installed ADB and fastboot files on your computer.
- Connect your device to the PC using a USB cable.
- 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.
- Execute the below command to reboot to bootloader.
adb reboot bootloader
- 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
- It will take a couple of seconds for the TWRP recovery image to flash.
- Once the flashing process is complete, reboot the device.
That’s all. You can now try flashing any kind of zip files.