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How to install TWRP Manager on Mi3

Saifuddin Slatewala
Love to read books, write about Tech and self help. YC W2020. Love hacking and creating simple tools.
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TWRP-RecoveryTWRP is the most used Recovery Manager. Its much easier to use with a better and easy UI. Most of the latest ROM works using TWRP Recovery Manager.

Following are the steps to install TWRP Recovery Manager:

  1. Download a TWRP recovery .img file compatible for your device. For Mi 3 click here to download twrp-
  2. Setup ADB and Fastboot on your PC, follow this link.
  3. Enable USB debugging on your device:
    • Open Settings on your device.
    • Go to About phone and tap seven times on Build number, this will enable Developer options.
    • Now go back to Settings and you’ll see _“Developer options”_there, open it.
    • Tick the USB Debugging checkbox.
  4. Open the folder where your TWRP Recovery .img file is saved.
  5. Now open a command window inside that folder. To do that, “Shift + Right click” on any empty white space inside the folder and then select “Open command window here” from the context menu.
  6. Connect your device to the PC. And type the following into the command window we opened in step 4 above to boot your device into bootloader/fastboot mode :
adb reboot bootloader
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If your asks for permission to “Allow USB debugging”, tap OK.

  1. Once your device boots into bootloader mode, issue the following command into command window to flash the TWRP recovery .img file:
fastboot flash recovery twrp-2.8.x.x-xxx.img
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Here modify twrp.img with the name of your TWRP recovery .img file, OR change your TWRP recovery filename to twrp.img and use the command above.

  1. Once TWRP is successfully flashed on your device, issue the following command to reboot:
fastboot reboot
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Now you should have TWRP installed, you can check it by booting into recovery manager by holding power + volume down button.

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