Xiaomi developers have managed to run their own custom recovery on Xiaomi devices running MIUI 7. The official Xiaomi recovery is good and sleek but there is another custom recovery named Team Win Recovery Project aka TWRP Recovery which is more awesome with touchscreen capability. While in many built-in recovery users can only use Volume Up/Down button and Power button, in TWRP users can simply select and use any option by tapping on it just like usual.
TWRP Recovery is featuring many awesomeness like ROM flashing / updating, data wiping, full backup, restore backup, and so on. With a tool called Mi4i Toolkit, you cam install TWRP recovery without having to learn any advanced skill of being an Android Ninja. Curious? Follow these steps below :
Step 1 – Download Mi 4i Toolkit V4 to your Windows computer (PC / laptop)
Step 2 – Extract the package using your favorite extractor like WinZIP, WinRAR, or 7zip.
Step 3 – Now activate USB Debugging on Mi 4i phone. If you have not done this yet, follow these :
Go to Settings >> About Phone >> Tap on MIUI version several times (about 7 times) >> the a new menu called Developer Options will appear.
Now still in Settings app, go to Developer Options >> and enabled USB Debugging.
Step 4 – Make sure you have Xiaomi ADB Drivers installed on your PC. If you haven’t done this yet, you can install either Mi PC Suite or only its ADB Driver. If one of those two can’t help your PC recognize your phone, then try this Universal Xiaomi ADB Driver.
Step 5 – Next, connect your Mi 4i phone to your computer using its USB cable. You may see a popup saying “Allow USB Debugging?” Then tick on “always allow from this computer” option then simply tap OK.
Step 6 – In your computer, back to the location of where you’ve extracted Mi 4i Toolkit and launch that tool by double-clicking on Start.bat file.
Step 7 – To install TWRP Recovery on Mi 4 i, simply choose option number 2 (type 2) then hit Enter on your keyboard.
Step 8 – Simply follow all the process until it’s done. Your phone may restart to complete installation but after that you’ll habe TWRP installed.
How to boot into TWRP Recovery?
Simply press Volume Up and Power button on your phone together all at once for few seconds. Still feel it difficult? Simply download and install Quick Boot (Reboot) app from Play Store. Simply install that app on your phone, open it and choose Recovery. That’s all and enjoy.