How to Install TWRP on Mi 4i Using Flashify App

Flashing Team Win Recovery Mi 4i

Powered with Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615 chipset along with Quad-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53 CPUs, Xiaomi Mi 4i becomes one of Xiaomi’s best selling phones. Many users preferred this phone rather than Mi 4. It’s colorful and its price is just right for the budget. Furthermore, this phone is also rootable easily. Users can then doing many experimental tasks upon rooting like flashing custom ROM, installing Xposed Framework, and so on. However, most of arduous tasks can only be done through custom recover. Talking about custom recovery, the one from Team Win Project, TWRP, is the best and the most well-known one for many MIUI fans.

Also read : Flash TWRP and Root easily with Mi 4i Toolkit (Windows).

In this article, you’ll see another method to easily install TWRP Recovery on Mi 4i without computer and without Fastboot mode. This method makes use of Flashify app to flash TWRP flashable image file on your device. Flashify is a free but root-only app available in Play Store but many people do not realize its full abilities. Let’s get started..

Prerequisites

  1. Download KingRoot app on your Mi 4i and install it.
  2. Root your Mi4i using Kingroot yo have installed.
  3. Download TWRP and Stock Recovery package into your phone.
  4. Download and install Flashify app on your phone from Play Store.
  5. Do not forget to create backup of all important files in your phone.

Steps to Flash TWRP

Step 1 – Extract TWRP and Recovery package on your phone. ES File Explorer can help you easily extract .zip file. You will then get two files : TWRP.img and Stock.img.

Step 2 – Now launch Flashify app up.

Launch Flashify

Step 3 – You’ll see three options: Boot Image, Recovery Image, and Zip file. Tap on “Recovery Image” option.

Tap Recovery Image

Step 4 – A “Flash Recovery” dialog box will appear. Tap on the “Choose a file” option.

Choose Recovery File

Step 5 – You can use any File Explorer app to browse and locate the extracted twrp.img file.

Choose File Explorer

Step 6 – Tap on twrp.img file.

Choose TWRP IMG

Step 7 – Once you selected the .img file, the Flashify app will ask you a confirmation to flash the recovery. Choose “Yup“.

Confirm Flashing Recovery

Step 8 – The flashing process shall start immediately. Choose “Reboot Now” once it done.

Reboot Now After Flashing

Congratulation! You have successfully installed TWRP Recovery on your phone. The next time you reboot into recovery (Volume Up + Power buttons) you’ll see TWRP interface instead of stock Recovery.

Can I flash Mi Recovery back?

Yes of course. You can install MIUI stock recovery back replacing TWRP by following the same steps above but instead of choosing twrp.img file, this time you have to choose stock.img file. That’s all.

What’s next?

So you have TWRP installed. Now you can create full Nandroid backup with it or flash custom Android ROM on your phone. Moreover, you can also uninstall Kingroot and flash SuperSU through TWRP to gain native root. Enjoy..

  • Stu

    Hey I just tried your above mentioned method on my redmi 2 prime. And, using flashify app, twrp was successfuly flashed and asked to reboot but since then, its stuck on MI logo. I tried going through recovery by pressing Vol Up & Power but nothing. It just stucks at the MI logo. And, while in recovery mode, it displays :-
    PCBA test: FAIL
    MMI test: FAIL
    MMI2 test: Fail

    What to do now ? How to restore my phone ?

    In step 6 you told to select twrp.img but in step 7 in the photo you have selected stock.img. That was confusing but i chose twrp.img only. Was that a problem ?