Team Win Recovery / TWRP is still the most favorite custom recovery tool for MIUI users especially because of its compatibility and its easy to use. Flashing TWRP on your phone is basically a one-step away to getting root access. Previously we have posted a short guide on how to flash TWRP on Redmi 3 (IDO). However, some users still get confused with it and sometimes they ended up getting error. Today, we are going to do the same thing but with different TWRP build. Moreover, the method will also be slightly different since you can also install TWRP temporarily (not permanent) in addition to standard installation (the permanent one). Are you curious? As usual, we have moral responsibility to remind you that flashing TWRP on your phone might have damage risks for your device. Therefore, please proceed cautiously, responsibly, and do not forget to create full backup of your important files.
Neither XiaomiTips.com nor Satyajit_ghana, the one discovered this method, will hold responsibility of any damage happens to your phone as a result of following this guide. Just be caution.
A Redmi 3 device with unlocked bootloader;
A computer (PC/Laptop) running Windows 7, 8, 8.1, or 10 64-bit system;
A USB cable – just use the one came with your phone;
Firstly, Disable Windows Drivers Signature Enforcement on your computer. How to do it? Simply follow these sequence. You can do that by pressing Windows button + i on keyboard to reveal the Settings page. From there you can choose Update & Security >> Recovery >> Advanced startup >> Restart now. Wait a moment for your computer to restart. Next, go to Troubleshoot >> Advanced options >> Startup settings >> Restart. Once your computer restarts, now choose Disable driver signature enforcement which is option number 7. See the video below for more details :
Secondly, install MIUI Flashing tool you’ve just downloaded into your computer. This is necessary to make sure that you need all required drivers come within MiFlash tool.
Thirdly, extract TWRP v3 package (.zip file) you have downloaded. Use Winzip or Winrar. You will have twrp_rm3.img file.
Step 8 – Once done, you may turn of your phone by pressing (and holding) the Power button until the Fastboot logo disappears.
Step 9 – Disconnect your phone from your PC.
Step 10 – Next, let’s reboot into TWRP interface for the very first time by pressing Volume Up (+) and Volume Down (-) and Power buttons all together until it reboots into TWRP. This is needed to make sure TWRP is flashed properly.
Default language of this TWRP build is Chinese therefore you may need to change that to English.
That’s it. You can now reboot back to normal Android system. The next time you reboot into Recovery by pressing Volume Up + Power buttons.