Though Xiaomi unveiled Redmi Note 5 a week ago, official TWRP is ready for the device. Thanks to the developer community, TWRP enables users to install custom ROMs on their device. Redmi Note 5 is essentially a rebranded version of Redmi 5 Plus, which was released in December 2017 and Team Win has already released official TWRP image (code-named vince) for the device.

You can install TWRP custom recovery on Redmi Note 5 after unlocking its bootloader, but you should first obtain unlocking permission from Xiaomi. However, note that all these processes will void your device’s warranty and will not get further official software OTA update.


official twrp available for redmi note 5

Installing custom ROMs, backup and restore system partitions, getting root via SuperSU or Magisk, etc. are some of the main use of a custom recovery. If you have enough reason to install TWRP on your device, then you can do that by using the ADB command “fastboot flash recovery twrp.img” or via official TWRP app. The latter requires root on the device.

To remind you, Redmi Note 5 is a mid-range device and comes as a successor to the already popular Redmi Note 4. Below are the highlighted features of the device.

Redmi Note 5 Specifications:

Display: 5.99-inch (2160 × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 18:9 2.5D curved glass display
Processor: 2GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 625 14nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 506 GPU
Memory: 3GB/4GB/6GB of RAM and 32GB/64GB of storage
Camera: 12MP rear camera with dual-tone LED Flash, 1.25?m pixel size. 5MP front-facing camera with LED flash
Battery: 4000mAh battery

Unfortunately, instead of Android Oreo, the device comes with Android Nougat based MIUI 9. However, the device will definitely get Android Oreo update in the near future.

How to Install TWRP on Redmi Note 5

Note: This guide assume that ADB and Fastboot drivers installed on your computer.

1. First unlock the bootloader by going here.

2. Enable OEM Unlock and USB Debugging in Developer Options

3. Download TWRP image from herehere, rename it as ‘twrp’ and save it where ADB is installed.

4. Connect your phone to your PC, go to ADB installation folder and open a command window from there.

5. Execute the below command to boot your phone into bootloader mode:

adb reboot bootloader

6. Now, execute the below command to flash TWRP on your device:

fastboot flash recovery twrp.img

7. Once done, reboot your phone by issuing the below command:

fastboot reboot

Now, you can get root by flashing SuperSU zip file Magisk zip file via TWRP (Source).

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