Install TWRP and Root Xiaomi Redmi 4 Prime

Installing TWRP recovery and rooting a Xiaomi Redmi 4 Prime has become more than easy. The phone has been blessed by the latest build of the TWRP recovery. Xiaomi Redmi 4 Prime owners looking for a way to unleash the real power of their Android-powered smartphone can now opt for a custom recovery and the root access.Install TWRP and Root Xiaomi Redmi 4 PrimeInstall TWRP and Root Xiaomi Redmi 4 Prime

Released last year in November, Xiaomi Redmi 4 Prime has a 5.0-inch full HD display. Xiaomi has made the use of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 625 CPU accompanied by Adreno 506 GPU on this phone. Users can find a 3 GB RAM with 32 GB internal storage. Xiaomi Redmi 4 Prime has a 13 MP camera at its back and a 5 MP camera on the front. The Redmi 4 Prime has a whopping 4100 mAh battery inside. This phone was launched running on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box.

If you are wondering why exactly would you install a custom recovery or root your phone, then let us answer a few questions before we have a look at the procedure. Android enthusiasts who are not happy with the stock look of their smartphone, they can always bring in a new custom OS on their phone. Installing a custom OS requires a custom recovery and that’s where you will find TWRP helpful. Also, while tweaking your phone, you are actually putting it at a risk. Before performing any kind of tweak, you must backup your phone from A to Z. TWRP is what will help you to create a backup of all the partitions of your Xiaomi Redmi 4 Prime. TWRP will be used for flashing .zip and .img files in order to achieve root or modify the phone in any other form. With a custom recovery, you can simply expand the features and options of your smartphone for yourself.

Here is a step by step guide to install TWRP custom recovery and then root your Xiaomi Redmi 4 Prime now.


  1. This guide is only for the Xiaomi Redmi 4 Prime. 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 Redmi 4 Prime.
  5. Use the OEM data cable to connect your phone to your PC.
  6. Unlock your Xiaomi Redmi 4 Prime’s bootloader using this guide.
  7. Follow this guide carefully.

Note: These are highly custom processes and are not recommended by device manufacturers. Rooting or flashing custom recovery also voids the warranty of your phone. In case of a mishap, TechBeasts or the recovery developers may not be held responsible. Make sure that you are doing this at your own risk.

Required downloads and installations

  1. Download and install Minimal ADB and Fastboot drivers on your computer.
  2. Download and install Xiaomi USB drivers on your computer.
  3. Download TWRP Recovery file. Unzip the downloaded file to get the .img file. Rename this file to recovery.imgand copy it to C:\Program Files (x86)\Minimal ADB and Fastboot folder.
  4. Download file and copy it to your phone’s internal or external storage.
  5. Download and copy it to your phone’s internal or external storage as well.

Install TWRP and Root Xiaomi Redmi 4 Prime

  1. Connect your Xiaomi Redmi 4 Prime to your computer now.
  2. Go to the folder  C:\Program Files (x86)\Minimal ADB and Fastboot and then launch the MAF32.exe file.
  3. Now in the command window, enter the following commands one by one.
    1. adb devices
      1. If this command returns a list of attached devices with a code, that means your phone’s connect has been established.
    2. adb reboot bootloader
      1. This command will reboot your phone into the bootloader mode.
    3. fastboot devices
      1. This command will confirm the connection in bootloader mode.
    4. fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
      1. This will flash the TWRP recovery.img file that you renamed to recovery.img
    5. fastboot reboot recovery
      1. This will reboot your phone into the newly installed TWRP.

Rooting the Xiaomi Redmi 4 Prime

  1. Now disconnect your phone from your PC.
  2. In the TWRP recovery, tap Install > Install Image > Locate Lazyflasher > Select this file > Swipe screen to flash.
  3. After flashing this file, get back to the main menu in TWRP.
  4. Tap Install > Locate and select file > Swipe screen to flash.
  5. Flashing SuperSU will root your phone. You can reboot the system now.
  6. That’s all.

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