Need to replace stock Mi Recovery with custom recovery which is cool and features-rich? Use Team Win Recovery Project! It is one of popular custom recovery besides ClockworkMod (CWM). This custom recovery has fully supported touchscreen display so instead of using Volume-power button combinations, users can simply touch their smartphone’s screen to navigate through all of its menu.
This article shows you how easy it is for you to flash TWRP v3.0.0 image (.img) on your Redmi Note 3 running MIUI 7, 7.1 or 7.2. There are many advantages of using Custom Recovery such as ability to flash custom ROM, flash SuperSU or any other root-gaining exploit, etc. However, it is recommended to stay away of it if you don’t really need it since it is involving ADB and bootloader unlock.
How to Flash TWRP
Rooted device can simply download the .img file, transfer it to the device then flash it using either Flashify app or old TWRP. On the other hand, non-rooted device should proceed the flashing process via ADB interface as following :
Step 1 – Download ADB Drivers package and install it on your computer.
Step 2 – Download TWRP v3.0.0 .zip file then extract its content. You’ll then have recovery.img file as the result. Rename that recovery.img file to twrp.img, still on your computer. Move the twrp.img file into the same folder as your ADB and fastboot binaries.
Step 3 – Now on your phone, enable USB Debugging. To do that, simply go to Settings >> About Phone >> then tap on the MIUI version around 7 – 10 times. Now you can go back to main Settings page and you should see Developer Options appear there. Enter Developer Options then enable USB Debugging from there.
Step 4 – Connect your phone to your computer using its USB cable.
Step 5 – Open up Windows Explorer and go to the folder where ADB and twrp.img files located. Hold down the shift button on your keyboard and right-click then select “Open command prompt windows from here.”
Step 6 – Type this command in there :
adb reboot bootloader
Step 7 – Your phone should now reboot into fastboot mode as you may also see the Android mechanic on the phone’s screen. Now type this command to flash the TWRP :
fastboot flash recovery twrp.img
Step 8 -Next, issue this command to reboot your phone out of fastboot mode :
That’s it. You can now try to reboot into recovery mode and you should now see TWRP instead of stock Mi Recovery. Enjoy..