Orangefox TWRP for Redmi 8A: Download + Install Guide

Orangefox TWRP for Redmi 8A: Download + Install Guide 1

It’s now 2020 but Redmi has not released Redmi 9A just yet. Meanwhile, the yesteryear’s Redmi 8A still drives solid sales. It is so far the most affordable Android phone offering the best price-to-performance ratio. Thanks to a solid combination of its hardware specifications.

Redmi 8A is released under the already-independent brand Redmi, still under Xiaomi umbrella tho.

The phone comes with Qualcomm SDM439 Snapdragon 439 SoC empowering Octa-core CPUs. The processors combine 4x 1.95GHz Cortex-A53 CPUs and 4x 1.45GHz Cortex A53 CPUs.

The device which has codename Olivelite is available within the $100 price tag.

Being a “cheap” phone makes Redmi 8A popular for those who wish to have a second daily-driver device. Olivelite is just perfect to accompany whatever brand is your main phone.

Nevertheless, the phone is not abandoned by the third-party Android mods community.

Recently, the so-far the best port of TWRP recovery is coming to Redmi 8A. It’s not an official build tho but its main key features work as expected.

About Orangefox

Orangefox is a ported version of TWRP, the world’s best custom recovery to date.

Additional functions along with advanced features not available within the original TWRP are the key selling points of Orangefox.

The additional tweaks, mods, and features planted in Orangefox are those unapproved to be included within TWRP. Hence, the Orange Fox Recovery Project is established.

Despite similar, the main UI style is different from that available in the TWRP.

ORFP is now available for so many Android phones including those under Xiaomi Mi, Redmi, and Redmi Note variants.

Redmi 8A is one of lucky devices to get ORFP although still not the official one.


Orangefox TWRP for Redmi 8A: Download + Install Guide 2
Orangefox TWRP for Redmi 8A: Download + Install Guide 3

Download Link

You can download Orangefox TWRP for Redmi 8A from below direct link. The file is hosted on our servers as usual.

Please note, this file is made for Redmi 8A (Olivelite). Please do not flash it on Redmi 8 (Olive).

File name :
Version r10 beta (unofficial) | 1278 downloads | Size: 39 MB

Install Guide

Follow these steps below to start flashing Orange Fox recovery on your Redmi 8A successfully.

All these steps are basically safe but we always recommend you to create backups. Just in case if something went wrong.

On top of that, part(s) of this process requires you to wipe data.

Step 1 – Unlock the bootloader of your Redmi 8A phone. This process wipes your data.

Step 2 – Download and extract Xiaomi ADB Fastboot Driver zip file and install it on your computer. Make sure you install it on C:\adb\.

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Step 3 – Download Android Platform Tools. Extract the zip file. You’ll get a new folder called platform-tools.

Step 4 – Download the file above and extract it. You’ll get three files: recovery.img,, and Place those files inside the platform-tools folder.

Step 5 – Download patched vbmeta for Redmi 8A. Extract the zip file and put the vbmeta.img file in the platform-tools folder.

Step 6 – Enable USB Debugging option in the Developer Options. Go to:

Settings >> About Phone >> tap MIUI Version several times >> You are a developer!

Then, enable the option from:

Settings >> Additional Settings >> Developer Options >> USB Debugging >> Switch ON

Step 7 – Connect your Redmi 8A to your computer using its USB cable.

Step 8 – Transfer the and files to your phone internal storage.

Step 9 – Open up Windows Explorer and go to the platform-tools folder. From there, launch up the Command Prompt window. Simply type cmd in the address bar followed by hitting the Enter key.

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Step 10 – Now type in this command and hit Enter after each line to execute it:

adb devices
adb reboot bootloader
fastboot devices

The phone will reboot into Fastboot mode.

Step 11 – Use this command below to flash Orangefox on Redmi 8A:

fastboot flash recovery recovery.img

Step 12 – Once the install process finished, use this command to boot into Orangefox TWRP for the first time:

fastboot boot recovery.img

Step 13 – Do the “Swipe to confirm modification”. This action is required only once.

Step 14 – Find and select the file you copied earlier, tap on it to select it.

Step 15 – Do the swipe to install action. Finished? Go back to the main page.

Step 16 – Find and select the file you copied earlier, tap on it to select it.

Step 17 – Do the swipe to install action. Finished? Go back to the main page.

Step 18 – Issue this command to avoid bootloop:

fastboot flash vbmeta vbmeta.img

Step 19 – Finally, go to Menu then choose Reboot then System.

Step 20 – Your Redmi 8A will now reboot into the main Android operating system.

Congratulation! You have installed Orangefox recovery on Redmi 8A.

Confused? Feel free to write a comment below.


6 thoughts on “Orangefox TWRP for Redmi 8A: Download + Install Guide”

  1. Step’nya Flash VB Meta dari CMD dulu Baru Flash Recovery apa Flash Recovery dulu Baru Flash VB Metanya gan?
    Oh iya apa orange fox redmi 8A ini support buat Root/Flash Magisk?

  2. Thank you for the tutorial!
    Please note that bootloop to fastboot happened to me directly after Step 12 and I freaked out totally!
    hopefully i came back to this page and looked down and tried the step 18 directly to avoid the bootloop. so please edit your post and warn them to do this.

  3. twrp recovery, touch does not work !! El táctil del recovery twrp no funciona.! Ya he intentado todo lo habido y por haber y no encuentro solución, al parecer toca esperar unos meses mas hasta que salga el TWRP Oficial para el Redmi 8a Olivelite, pero de todos modos probare instalando el firmware de la inda, según vi con ese firmware anda el twrp. Voy a probarlo mañana y dejaré mi review acá. Tal vez le sirva a algunos que andan intentando hacer que funcione el Twrp.

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