Do you need to bring your Redmi 5A to a higher level of a device? Unlock its bootloader and flash custom recovery. Replacing MIUI stock recovery with a custom one allows your device to essentially flash anything, from a root exploit like Magisk to a custom ROM. The best one for such a coolness is, of course, the one from Team Win Developer Team.
Enter TWRP! The world’s best custom recovery that is very popular amongst Mi Fans around the globe. You can easily flash custom mods, Magisk, custom apps, custom ROMs, third-party binaries, and so on and so forth. Moreover, by having TWRP on your device, it is basically the first step for you to gain root access and to gain the full control over your very own Android phone.
A quote from Wikipedia below gives you a better understanding of what is a custom recovery and why you will need it.
A Custom Recovery is a software system on a computer or smartphone which is normally used to present the user with a menu from which the operating system is booted, but can also be used to boot a separate operating system than the stock operating system or install programs while bypassing the operating system.
The one important point about using a custom recovery, your device should have an unlocked bootloader. We have wrapped up a complete guide on how you can successfully unlock your Redmi 5A bootloader here.
Use the mirror links below to grab the flashable image file (img) of TWRP recovery for your Xiaomi Redmi 5A (codename Riva). Despite we can guarantee the originality of the file in which we make no modification, we always recommend you to use your favorite antivirus software to scan for everything you have downloaded from the Internet.
The version available above is fully compatible on Redmi 5A running MIUI 9 (tested on v188.8.131.52 Global Stable).
How to flash? Installing TWRP is easy as long as you know how to do it properly. It requires you to install ADB-Fastboot drivers on your computer and use it to flash the image file to your device from your computer.
The full steps to guide you flashing TWRP and to root Redmi 5A is available here.
Credits: Team Win Dev Team.