How to Flash TWRP Without Custom Boot Image on Redmi Note 3

Redmi Note 3 TWRP Install Method

Normally –because of DM Verity– and just like what I have mentioned before, in order to install TWRP v3 Recovery on either Redmi 3 or Redmi Note 3 then you have to firstly cook custom boot.img file of MIUI Fastboot ROM using Android Kitchen tool. But thanks to feds64 for his discovery of a very creative workaround to install TWRP v3 custom recovery with no modified boot.img needed. At a glance, the workaround is simple : Upgrade MIUI to Developer Build > Unlock Bootloader > Enable Root access > Install Flashify > then Flash TWRP. No worries, the detailed steps are following.


Also read : How to Flash TWRP and Root Locked Redmi Note 3 Snapdragon (with no official permission)

The Steps

Step 1 – On your phone, enable / activate native root access. Read: How to grant root access without rooting. It may need to download the root patch into your device. To cut long steps short, you can pay attention to this pic :

activate native miui root step 1

activate native miui root step 2

Your phone will then reboot and may take 5-7 minutes to complete.

Step 2 -Download SuperSU app (.apk) and install it on your phone. Once installed, grant root access on it and update SuperSU binaries afterward.

grant root access on supersu

updating binaries..

Update SuperSU Binaries

Step 3 – Download and install Flashify app into your phone and grant it the root access.

Install Flashify

Step 4 – It’s time to flash TWRP Recovery image. In Flashify, choose Flash > Recovery Image :

Flashify Flash Recovery

Step 5 – You’ll then need to locate the TWRP .img file you’ve downloaded.

Locate TWRP IMG File

Once flashed, do not forget to reboot your phone.

Flash TWRP via Flashify

Step 6 – Install Root Checker app and verify that your phone is now fully rooted.

Step 7 – Now you can give TWRP a try. Reboot into TWRP Recovery by pressing Volume Up + Power button all at once for few seconds until it reboots into recovery.

Feds64 also recommends you to choose “Mount system partition read-only” option so you will not lose any OTA update.

TWRP Redmi Note 3 Settings

All credits belong to Feds64.

That’s it. Now you have TWRP installed, it means you can now freely install either stock ROM or custom ROM like AOSP v5.1.1.

Tried it on your RN3 Kenzo? Do not hesitate to share your experience with us in the comment section below. Feel free to browse around our Tips and Tricks section.

  • Risabh Sharma

    I HAVE OFFICIALLY UNLOCKED MY can flash cofface twrp on my global stable rom with adb commNDS AND THEN ROOT IT BY FLASHING SUPER SU

    • farieznur

      congratulation for you

      • Milan

        Farieznur sir please help me iI want tounlock boot loader in my redmi note 3 snapdragon i have permission a month ago & iItried many times but not success after presses 50% error my UID 1618215053

        • farieznur

          May be you should submit that UID and report the problem to MIUI Dev Team so they can verify your UID. I’ve seen few users successful that way

          • Milan

            Thanks sir I done with erase my device from & again login with same uid..

        • Ayan Das

          the latest MiFlash tool has some issues and I had a discussion in the forum about it as the same thing was happening with me also. Try to unlock it with an older version of MiFlash tool,that worked for me(version 1.0.*** instead of version 1.1.***

  • Sukalpo Guha Thakurata

    i have the latest chinese dev version, i unlocked the phone unofficially, and when i try to give native root permission, it does not download the miui-ota-henessey file that you have shown. what to do now?

  • Does this works with Global Dev 6.9.9 MM on Kenzo?
    Thank you 🙂

  • ASDFking

    I’ve successfully done it, and now I’m currently on the China Developer ROM, as only that ROM had the ability to allow root access without prior rooting. How can I go back to the Global Stable ROM without losing root?