Steps to Install ROM on Mi 9T (Redmi K20)

Steps to Install ROM on Mi 9T (Redmi K20) 1

Xiaomi Mi 9T is the little brother of Mi 9T Pro which will soon available globally. Mi 9T has been available for a while in European countries such as the UK and Spain. However, the device comes under Redmi families in China and India. Mi fans in those countries call it as the Redmi K20.

If you are lucky enough to hand on the Mi 9T, simply follow this tutorial to flash ROM on Mi 9T or Redmi K20. ROM is a modified version of MIUI China Stable and Beta ROM. The developers add numerous features while removing some unnecessary functions.

Many users have switched from the official MIUI ROM to’s for one specific reason. They think it better than the official ROM. After all, the ROM is still based on MIUI.

The project was founded over 8 years ago to provide International users with an exclusive community for English MIUI Android and Xiaomi products.

The best part is that has been approved by official EU distributor ABC Data to not void warranty for devices sold by them.

Furthermore, ROM also supports OTA Update mechanism just like its official version.

Since you came to this page, we assume that you already know the awesomeness of this ROM. If you didn’t, go check its official project page to find out more.

Now let’s start with all the steps you can follow to have it installed on Redmi K20 a.k.a Mi 9T.


  1. You will need a Windows computer either a PC or a Laptop. Windows 8/8.1/10 64-bit is recommended.
  2. A USB data cable. Make sure it’s a data cable and not a charging-only cable. Simply use its official cable if you hesitate.
  3. Download Xiaomi ADB & Fastboot driver on your computer.
  4. Download Android Platform Tools r28.0.1 (zip).
  5. Download TWRP by 4PDA (Unofficial).
  6. Download ROM for Mi 9T/Redmi K20 (.zip).

A Little Warning

Please create backups of your important files. The following procedure is basically safe to follow. However, unlocking bootloader is a mandatory requirement. Hence, this means losing your data during that process.

We hold no responsibility for any damages that may happen to your phone. Nobody forces you to do this trick. Please proceed responsibly.


Step 1. Disable Windows Drivers Signature Enforcement on your computer. We have the detailed tutorial here.

Step 2. Extract Xiaomi ADB Fastboot Driver zip file ( and install it on your computer. This should finish in seconds. Make sure you install it on C:\adb\. This step is necessary to install ADB Fastboot system-wide.

Step 3. Extract the on your computer. You’ll get a folder called “platform-tools“. This step is important to make sure you use the latest version of ADB-Fastboot.

Step 4. Unlock the bootloader of your phone. Read the full guide on how to unlock MIUI bootloader officially here. Please be aware that the process requires you to reset your phone. All your data will be lost.

Step 5. Flash TWRP custom recovery. Follow our specific guide on how to install TWRP Recovery here. Make sure you flash the 4PDA version of TWRP instead of the Chinese Wzsx150’s.

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Step 6. Copy the downloaded ROM zip. There are 3 ways to do it. You choose which one is easiest for you.

  • Downloading the zip file directly to your phone. You can do this through your mobile web browser.
  • Use USB data cable and transfer the zip file normally like you usually do through Windows Explorer.
  • Or, use USB data cable and transfer the zip files through the Fastboot interface using the command below:
adb push /tmp/

Replace in the command above with the corresponding file name.

Step 7. Now turn off your phone completely. Once it’s off, press the Power button and Volume Up button simultaneously. This will reboot your phone to recovery mode entering TWRP.

Step 8. You may need to do “Swipe to allow system modification” action. If this is your first time entering TWRP.

Step 9. Form the main menu, choose “Wipe” then “Format Data“. Proceed accordingly.

Do not enter Advanced Wipe and do not wipe anything other than formatting /data partition.

Step 10. Once done, go back to the main menu and select “Install“.

Step 11. Now locate the ROM zip file that you copied earlier. Tap on its file name to select it.

Step 12. Do the “Swipe to confirm flash” action.

Step 13. Sit tight and wait for the recovery to flash the zip file. Once done, reboot your phone. Simply choose “Reboot” then choose “System“.

Voila! You have successfully flashed ROM on Mi 9T/Redmi K20. Initial booting time may take longer than usual.

Once you are in the MIUI system (in this case is build), go ahead and set up your Google Account.

Optional Steps

These steps are optional. Only proceed if you want root access. Please be aware that rooting your Android phone may void its official warranty in some countries.

Step 1. Download the latest version of Magisk zip file. You can download it either directly to your phone or to your computer then transfer it later. We recommend the first method tho.

Step 2. Reboot your phone to recovery mode. Turn it on completely, then press the Power and Volume Up buttons, just like earlier.

Step 3. Choose “Install” from the main menu of TWRP.

Step 4. Locate the Magisk zip file.

Step 5. Tap on it to select it.

Step 6. Do the “Swipe to confirm flash” action.

Step 7. Sit tight and wait for the recovery to flash the zip file. Once done, reboot your phone. Simply choose “Reboot” then choose “System“.

Step 8. Open up Play Store, search for “Root Checker” app, install it.

Step 9. Run the app the confirm your root status.

Ran into difficulties? Do not hesitate to drop a comment below. Flashed successfully? Tell your experience also down below. And if you read this article somewhere else, make sure you visit our original post here.


2 thoughts on “Steps to Install ROM on Mi 9T (Redmi K20)”

  1. Jholfran Augusto Perez Diaz

    Muchas gracias, no había podido flashear esta ni ninguna otra room porque estaba usando el recovery equivocado y se brickeaba el teléfono, este tutorial me sirvió a la perfección, luego instalé la beta EU de MIUI 11 con el mismo proceso y anda genial, saludos.

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