You can now obtain the fully compatible version of TWRP custom recovery for Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Whyred: Pro/China/Global/AI. The current latest version is 3.3.1-2 (System as Root) while its older version is also provided (v3.2.3-0). The files are available via mirror direct links hosted on servers in Europe and the United States.
Team Win Recovery Project (TWRP) is a custom recovery popular among Mi Fans around the globe. Many enthusiasts and newbies have utilized it to flash third-party binaries on their phones. These include Magisk systemless root, custom Android ROM, and mods.
What is a custom recovery?
A quote from Wikipedia below gives you a better understanding of what is a custom recovery and why you will need it.
A Custom Recovery is a software system on a computer or smartphone which is normally used to present the user with a menu from which the operating system is booted, but can also be used to boot a separate operating system than the stock operating system or install programs while bypassing the operating system.
The one important point about using a custom recovery, your device should have an unlocked bootloader. We have wrapped up a complete guide on how you can successfully unlock your Redmi Note 5 bootloader here.
TWRP is baked for a specific device. Hence, downloading and using an incompatible version of it will return to a broken device. The ones available below are specifically built for Redmi Note 5 with codename Whyred. Users of Redmi Note 5 India (a.k.a Redmi 5 Plus – codename Vince) cannot use the recovery provided below. You can read more about MIUI device codenames here.
Use the mirror links below to grab the flashable image file (img) of TWRP recovery for your Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 (codename Whyred). Despite we can guarantee the originality of the file in which we make no modification, we always recommend you to use your favorite antivirus software to scan for everything you have downloaded from the Internet.
Since this version, TWRP supports MIUI OTA Update already.
The version available above is fully compatible on Redmi Note 5 running MIUI 10 (ARB 3 and ARB 4). Please also bear in mind about the Anti-rollback Protection (ARB) set in the device. A whyred device running a version of MIUI with ARB cannot flash TWRP image directly. Instead, users need to first boot using the image file and then flash the image within the TWRP.
How to flash? Installing TWRP is easy as long as you know how to do it properly. It requires you to install ADB-Fastboot drivers on your computer and use it to flash the image file to your device from your computer.
Credits: Team Win Dev Team.