How to Install TWRP 2.8.7.2 on Redmi 2 (Hongmi 2)

Install TWRP Redmi 2 Guide

Many people say that installing custom recovery is a one step closer to root. I guess that’s a fact though. However, rooting is not the only reason of having custom recovery app installed. There are many other reasons such as ability to install custom Android ROM and to create full Nandroid backup (and restore it).

For those who own Xiaomi Hongmi 2 aka Redmi 2, here’s the easy bitsy way to flash TWRP v2.8.7.2 on it without any computer required. Without any PC required means you don’t have to bother yourself with ADB / Fastboot mode. Is that even possible? Yes it is. Thanks to the devloper, jBART (BurgerZ), who signed a ready-to-flash TWRP build for Redmi 2 (also for Redmi2 Prime).

Let’s moving on..

TWRP UI for Redmi 2 Hongmi 2

How to install

Step 1 – Open up your favorite web browser on your phone (if you read this blog from PC). Then download TWRP v2.8.7.2 into your phone.

Step 2 – On your phone, go to Settings >> About phone >> System update >> then tap on the three dots [] in the top right-hand corner of the screen >> choose Update package and locate the TWRP package (.zip file) you’ve downloaded.

That’s it. Or, if that did not work for you then you can try this one

Alternative method :

Step 1 – Open up your favorite web browser on your phone (if you read this blog from PC). Then download TWRP v2.8.7.2 into your phone.

Step 2 – Open up File Explorer app then locate the TWRP package (.zip file) you have downloaded.

Step 3 – Rename that *signed.zip file into into update.zip.

Step 4 – Move the file into your phone’s internal storage (only if you have downloaded it into external one).

Step 5 – Now you have to enter Mi Recovery Mode by pressing Volume Up (+) button and Power button together at once for few seconds until your phone is shaking (little vibration you feel) and then release the buttons. Feel difficult? There is still another way of course: on your phone, go to Tools > tap the Updater tool > tap on Options which is the one with symbol in the top right corner > then choose Reboot to Recovery mode.

Step 6 – Choose English > then Install Update.zip to system > then when it asks you “Confirm install update.zip?” simple choose Yes.

Step 7 – Sit tight and wait till the process complete. Do not forget to drink the coffee you’ve prepared previously. Once the update.zip flashing process is complete, choose Back then Power off.

How to boot into TWRP

Once your phone is OFF. Press and hold Volume Up, Volume Down and Power buttons at once for few seconds until it reboots. Yup, it is that simple.

Congratulation, now you can enjoy world’s most popular custom recovery on your Redmi 2 phone. Enjoy..