How To Install TWRP on Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A/5A Prime

Hello Redmi Note 5A/Prime users, Are you fed up with the stock MIUI ROM on your device and with its features? And do you want to install custom ROMs or root your Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A/5A Prime for adding some custom juices or extending your phone’s functionality with root access or xposed? Then the most important thing for that is to have a custom recovery installed on your phone. So I am going to show you how to install twrp on Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A/Prime through this post.

Installing TWRP Recovery is not a big task but in order to be eligible to install custom recovery on your phone, you need to unlock its bootloader. Don’t feel panic as I have already posted the full guide on How To Unlock Bootloader of Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A/Prime. Check it out and have your bootloader unlocked then proceed. Otherwise, you cannot install the TWRP Recovery on Redmi Note 5A/Prime

How To Install TWRP Recovery on Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A/Prime
TWRP Custom Recovery

Now, let’s move towards the tutorial on how to install TWRP on Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A/Prime.

Before installing the TWRP Recovery, let’s go through some advantages and disadvantages or installing it on Redmi Note 5A/Prime. Make sure that you agree with all the consequences that might happen while or after installing the custom recovery as this site is not responsible for any damages that occur on your phone so proceed with caution.

Merits: Reasons to Install TWRP Recovery on Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A/5A Prime

TWRP Recovery provides several functions to your phone which can be termed as the advantages. Some of them are listed below:

  • You can install custom ROMs and get rid of MIUI. Custom ROMs can be found on XDA forum.
  • You can root your phone within a minute with SuperSu or Magisk whichever you prefer.
  • You can install custom kernels to extend your phone’s performance and battery.
  • You can overclock or underclock your CPU by the help of many flashable zips.
  • You can get a lot of mods on the internet that can be flashed through TWRP Recovery to enrich the features and much more.

Demerits: Reasons Not to Install TWRP Recovery on Redmi Note 5A/Prime

Along with several advantages, installing TWRP Recovery also comes with some risks that may negatively affect your phone. Some of them are listed below:

  • You will no longer receive official OTA updates.
  • Your warranty is now void.
  • Flashing zips from untrusted sources can cause bootloop to your phone. But bootloops can be fixed easily and I have already written on how to fix bootloop on android without pc.

So, now let’s proceed toward the installation of TWRP Recovery on Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A / Prime.

How To Install TWRP on Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A/Prime

You will need the following things to install TWRP Recovery on Redmi Note 5A/Prime:

  1. Redmi Note 5A/Prime with Unlocked Bootloader
  2. A PC or Laptop
  3. Adb and Fastboot Drivers
  4. Original USB Data Cable
  5. Lazyflasher Zip
  6. TWRP img file for Redmi Note 5A / Redmi Note 5A Prime

Please note that the official version of TWRP Recovery is still not released for Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A/Prime so you are going to flash the unofficial version of TWRP which may cause unusual behavior so make sure you are okay with that and you know how to flash stock ROM via Mi Flash tool if anything goes wrong.

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Installation Procedure:
  1. Install the adb and fastboot drivers on your pc. You may need to disable driver signature enforcement for that.
  2. Download the twrp img file for your phone and rename it as recovery.img.
  3. Switch off your phone then press and hold Power + Volume Down button until a robot comes saying fastboot mode as below.
Install TWRP Recovery on Redmi Note 5A Prime

4. Connect your phone to PC using the original data cable. Make sure the device is recognized on PC.

5. Move to the folder where recovery.img file is located and then on the blank space, press Shift + Right click on the mouse and choose ‘Open Command Window Here‘. You can also open cmd and move to the folder where recovery file is located.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A TWRP Recovery

6. On the command window, type following command and press enter

fastboot devices

Install twrp redmi Note 5a

It should output with the device serial ID. If not then you should reinstall the drivers properly.

7. Now type the following command and press enter.

fastboot flash recovery recovery.img

TWRP Recovery of Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Prime

8. Wait for the installation to complete then enter the following command.

fastboot reboot

9. TWRP Recovery will reboot. Swipe to allow modifications. A final step is still not completed.

10. Move the lazyflasher zip to your phone’s internal storage and flash it.

Fix Bootloop of Redmi Note 5A

11. Done. Congratulations


So, this was all about how to install TWRP on Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A/Prime. Now you can root, install custom ROMs or kernels and flash several other zips through TWRP Recovery.

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