There is no official TWRP just yet at the time being. Luckily, the rapid development pace of third-party communities helps Xiaomi users to enjoy unofficial recoveries earlier.
Xiaomi Mi 9T is one of the Android phones lucky enough to receive unofficial TWRP. The phone which is in Asian countries known as Redmi K20 is this year’s most wanted phone.
The reason is crystal clear. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 chipset with 2x 2.2GHz Kryo 470 Gold CPUs and 6x 1.8GHz Kryo 470 Silver CPUs. Combine these monster-ish processors with Adreno 618 GPU, you’ll get near-to-flagship performance at a fraction of its price.
Earlier, Xiaomi Mi 9T received Chinese unofficial build of TWRP by wzsx150. Recently, another unofficial TWRP build emerges for Mi 9T. This time is from fellow Mi fans in Russia.
Spotted first at Russian biggest phone community 4PDA, this Russian build fully supports Xiaomi.eu ROM. You can enjoy flashing the latest Xiaomi.eu weekly release(es) confidently using this TWRP.
Of course, this 4PDA’s TWRP is also compatible with the official MIUI ROM.
Other than its proven compatibility to Xiaomi.eu ROM, this TWRP sports all similar features as its Chinese version. You can use it to create and to restore backups, wipe and format partitions, flash Magisk, flash a custom ROM, flash a kernel, and so on.
Download 4PDA TWRP for Mi 9T (Redmi K20)
The flash-able image file of Russian TWRP is compressed within a zip file download-able below. You’ll find also a nice little tool to automatically flash the TWRP image on your Mi 9T.
Grab it from mirror direct link below. The file is hosted on our Europe server.
Some points you need to remember:
- This TWRP is for Redmi K20/Mi 9T. Do not flash it on Redmi K20 Pro (Mi 9T Pro).
- Unlocked bootloader is necessary as always.
- You don’t need to previously have any other TWRP build installed. You can simply flash it through Fastboot to replace the Mi Stock Recovery.
- You don’t have to use the auto-installer script included within. It is made to help the job done easier.
How to Install 4PDA TWRP
Step 1. Disable Windows Drivers Signature Enforcement on your computer. We have the detailed tutorial here.
Step 2. Download and extract Xiaomi ADB Fastboot Driver zip file (miui-ADB-Driver-Installer-v1.4.3.zip) 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. 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 4. Download the TWRP zip file above and extract it using either Winzip or Winrar.
Step 5. Enable USB debugging on your phone. You might have it enabled during the bootloader unlocking process. However, it is a good practice to double-check it.
Enable Developer Options, go to:
Settings >> About phone >> tap the MIUI version 7x >> You are developer!
Enable USB Debugging, go to:
Settings >> Additional Settings >> Developer Options >> USB Debugging >> toggle it on.
A notification will pop up on your screen. Tap the “OK” button.
Step 6. Turn off your phone completely.
Step 7. Press and hold the Power button and the Volume Down button simultaneously until you enter Fastboot mode. You will see your phone rebooting and you will also see the Mi Bunny Fastboot logo displayed.
Step 8. Next, connect your Mi 9T to your computer using its USB.
Step 9. In Windows Explorer, go to the folder of where you’ve extracted the TWRP zip file above.
Step 10. Double-click the Flash_TWRP.bat file.
Step 11. Press any key on your keyboard to start flashing.
Step 12. Once flashed, hold down the Volume Up and Power button to enter TWRP.
During your initial botting to recovery mode, you’ll need to do the “swipe to allow system modification”.
Now you can use it for any tasks you want. Flashing Magisk, a custom ROM, a custom kernel, etc.