How to Flash TWRP on Redmi K30 (Poco X2)

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Need an easy method to install TWRP on Redmi K30? Simply read and follow these steps down below. We hand-picked an easy method to get TWRP recovery flashed on your Redmi K30 phone. This guide also works on Redmi K30 5G and Poco X2.

Both Poco X2 and Redmi K30 are basically the same phones with different naming. While RK30 comes for China market, the PCX2 is made available for the India market. Specs-wise, both boast identical hardware including Qualcomm SDM730 Snapdragon 730G (8 nm) SoC.

The RK30 5G, on the other hand, sports Qualcomm SDM765 Snapdragon 765G (7 nm) SoC which is a 5G-capable chipset.

While PCX2 does not receive an official build of TWRP recovery just yet, its Chinese brother is a little bit luckier.

The popular Chinese developer, WZSX150 from LR.Team, has managed to port TWRP unofficially for RK30 and RK30 5G.

Luckily, PCX2 users can make use of the same build to take advantage of TWRP’s awesomeness on their devices.

About LR.Team TWRP

LR.Team’s TWRP is an unofficial build of TWRP recovery created by WZSX150. Most users simply call it as Chinese TWRP.

Why? First, because it’s made by a Chinese developer. Second, its main UI has Chinese as the default language.

We posted a nice guide detailing how easy it is to change the language to English. Nevertheless, you cannot expect for other languages than Chinese and English.

It has all the basic features of its official counterpart such as flashing, creating and restoring backups, wiping, and formatting data partition.

Obviously, this build is a go-to recovery for those who cannot wait for Team Win Developers to release theirs.

Flashing Guide

This guide makes use of a Flasher Tool so that the whole flashing process simpler and easier, especially for newbies.

Thus, you don’t have to copy-paste any single command to the CMD window.

We can guarantee the safety of this method although you still need to create backups for a just-in-case scenario.

We hold no responsibility for any damages. Nobody points a gun to you. You are the one who decided to proceed.

Make sure you read this tutorial thoroughly, proceed accordingly, and be cautious.

Requirements

  • A Redmi K30, K30 5G, or Poco X2 phone.
  • Make sure the remaining battery power is at least 65%.
  • A USB data cable. Use the one comes with your phone.
  • A Windows-based computer. Windows 10 or 8.1 64-bit is recommended.
  • Download Xiaomi ADB Fastboot Drivers.
  • Download TWRP Recovery for Redmi K30 (by Wzsx150). Poco X2 also uses the same TWRP build as Redmi K30 (not the 5G variant).
  • Magisk Root package (optional). Download the latest version available.
  • A cup of milk tea (optional).

Steps to Flash TWRP

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In this post, we will learn how to install TWRP Recovery by Wzsx150 on Xiaomi Redmi K30 (4G) or Poco X2. We will use the easiest method thanks to TWRP Flasher Tool.

Total time: 1 hour and 10 minutes

  1. Disable Windows Drivers Signature Enforcement

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    Disabling Windows Drivers Signature Enforcement allows Xiaomi ADB Fastboot Drivers to be installed correctly. Follow previous tutorial here.

  2. Unlock the Bootloader

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    Unlocking MIUI bootloader is mandatory. Read the full guide here. This process will reset your phone. All your data will be lost. Unlocked already? Jump to the next step.

  3. Install ADB Fastboot Drivers

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    Extract the Xiaomi ADB Fastboot Driver zip file (miui-ADB-Driver-Installer-v1.4.3.zip) and install it on your computer. Make sure you install it on C:\adb\.

  4. Extract TWRP Package

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    Extract the downloaded TWRP package (zip) file. You are free to extract it anywhere but make sure all the files are in the same folder.

  5. Enable USB Debugging

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    Enable USB Debugging on your phone through the Developer Options.

    Enable Developer Options:
    Settings >> System >> About phone >> Tap the Build Number several times >> congratulation you are a developer.

    Enable USB Debugging:
    Settings >> System >> Developer Options >> enable the “USB Debugging” option.

  6. Connect The Phone to A Computer

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    Connect your phone to your computer using its USB cable. We recommend you to use USB 2.0 (black) instead of 3.0 (blue) port.

  7. Run the TWRP Flasher Tool

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    Right-click the TWRP Flasher Tool then choose Run As Administrator.

  8. Press Any Key to Continue

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    Now the main interface of the tool appears. Press any key on your keyboard to continue using the flasher tool.

  9. Choose Option No. 1

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    Type 1 on keyboard then hit the Enter button.

  10. Reboot to Bootloader Mode

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    Press any key again to continue. This will reboot your phone to Bootloader Mode (a.k.a Fastboot mode).

  11. Wait for A Proper Reboot

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    Give the tool a few seconds to boot your phone into Bootloader mode.

  12. Start The Flashing Process

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    Once the phone is in Bootloader mode, the tool will detect it and automatically proceed to the flashing process. You don’t need to do anything. Just watch the magic happens.

  13. Reboot The Phone

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    Once finished, press any key to continue. Your phone will reboot into the system.

Congratulation! You have flashed TWRP successfully on Redmi K30/K30 5G/Poco X2.

Reboot into TWRP

You can reboot Redmi K30/K30 5G/Poco X2 to TWRP through these steps:

  1. Turn off the phone completely.
  2. Press the Power button and Volume Up button simultaneously.
  3. Release once the phone vibrates.

During your first time, you’ll need to do the “Swipe to allow modifications“. Without this, you’ll run TWRP in Read-only mode.

Rooting Poco X2, Redmi K30/K30 5G

Rooting the phone is optional. You can simply skip this if you don’t really want to take advantage of the rooting benefits.

  1. Download the latest version of Magisk here.
  2. Copy the file to your phone or simply download it directly on your phone.
  3. Reboot to TWRP recovery.
  4. Choose [Install] from the main menu.
  5. Locate the Magisk zip file.
  6. Tap on it to select it.
  7. Swipe to start flashing.
  8. Wait for seconds.
  9. Reboot.
  10. Profit! Enjoy!

You can download Root Checker app from Play Store to verify your root status.

Easy isn’t it?

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