Great news for all the owners of Redmi 8. The Team Win’s project has released an official version of TWRP recovery for the device that has a codename, Olive. Flashing maniacs who are by any chances also big fans of the official TWRP.
Previously, we have seen the unofficial build of the world’s most popular custom recovery. Sorry, not just one but two variants of the unofficial build: the Altsec’s and the Seprode’s.
The first release official release of TWRP also starts from v3.3.1-0, the same as both unofficial variants.
New to this? Well, TWRP is a custom recovery featuring fully touch-driven user interface. This feature is really a game-changer.
The stock MIUI recovery currently does not support such a feature. Users need to undergo a traditional method of navigating through the recovery: using the button combo.
TWRP, on the other hand, allows users to freely tap here and there.
The initial release of this TWRP is claimed to have no known bugs. Maybe just yet!
According to the package maintainer, Oguzbakir, all the main features of TWRP work. On top of that, Data Decryption which is the most notable feature of TWRP also works. Hence, it is not necessary to format data.
You can download the official TWRP for Redmi 8 from its official page here.
You can also grab it from the mirror direct link below. The file is hosted on our mirror servers in the US and Europe (generated randomly).
How to Install?
The way to flashing this TWRP is no difference to the way you flash its unofficial build.
- Unlock the bootloader.
- Download the flash-able image file from the above link.
- Install ADB Fastboot Driver.
- Connect the phone to the computer using its cable.
- Issue these lines of command:
adb devices adb reboot bootloader fastboot devices fastboot flash recovery recovery.img fastboot reboot
The recent MIUI’s security mechanism prevents the stock recovery from being replaced. The workaround is simple. Once you typed the fastboot reboot command, press the Power button and the Volume Up button to boot into TWRP for the very first time.
We really encourage you to read and follow our previous guide here. We outlined the complete steps there. Just replace the TWRP .img file used with the one from above.
Flashing TWRP is a safe process but it is not without risks. We hold no responsibility for any damages to your phone.
Once flashed, you can use Magisk to gain root access on your phone.