This is the unofficial version of TWRP Recovery for Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition (Mi 8 EE) codename Ursa. This modded TWRP was released by a member of Mi Fans from Chinese Mi Community.
LR.Team, the developer behind this TWRP states that the recovery works well on the Mi 8 EE. It boasts built-in Magisk (Magisk v17.1) root and force encryption disabler.
However, the developer has also removed all languages other than English and Chinese.
This unofficial TWRP supports automatic decryption of data partition. It means that encrypted data can be used normally through the TWRP. It supports decrypting the official MIUI encrypted data partitions.
However, there may be cases where the temporary decryption cannot be performed normally. It indicates a problem with the system inside the phone.
Android’s recent data encryption system may not be compatible for twrp automatic decryption. This may gives you a bootloop situation. Please flash it carefully.
The LR.Team’s TWRP is compatible to flash the stock MIUI ROM. However, please use it with caution.
Similar with the official TWRP, this build also requies unlocked bootloader. Flashing third-party recovery is not possible without unlocking bootloader.
Again, it has additional features over its official build. Some of the popular features are Magisk root installer, root uninstaller (unroot), force-encryption disabler, and No DM-verity.
DM-Verity will be disabled once the option is activated. This is crucial to prevent your Mi 8 EE from bootloop.
You can also make use of its password protection feature. Once activated, you need to enter the password/PIN to unlock the Lockscreen. Without entering the correct password, you won’t be able to decrypt the data partition.
Here’s a sneak peak to its users interface:
Download TWRP for Mi 8 EE
There are two versions of LR.Team TWRP by WZSX150. One is for ROM based on Android 8.1 Oreo, and another one is compatible for ROM based on Android 9.0 Pie.
This can be all Android ROM: official MIUI ROM and custom ROM such as LineageOS.
Please choose the correct version according on your device. Please check the “About phone” section in Settings.
TWRP v3.2.3 for Mi 8 EE running Android 8.1 Oreo:
TWRP v3.2.3 for Mi 8 EE running Android 9.0 Pie:
Next: How to flash TWRP on Mi 8 EE.
Source: Mi Community China.