A custom recovery is basically the main key in tweaking, modding, or fixing your phone. The most popular one nowadays is TWRP, obviously after the ClockWorkMod being discontinued.
We may also say that TWRP is the king of custom recoveries nowadays. We almost say it as the solo player frankly.
Fortunately, the rapid pace of third-party Android development produces the modified versions of TWRP emerge.
If you may have not heard yet, there are Red Wolf, Pitch Black, Orange Fox, and a bunch of unofficial TWRP recoveries.
Orange Fox and Red Wolf are the most favorite ones for us.
Orange Fox TWRP recovery is the ported version that boasts several advanced features not available within the official one.
Unlike any other unofficial TWRP, Orange Fox is the forked build. Some additional features, theme redesign, advanced compatibility, and MIUI OTA compatible are the main advantages of Orangefox recovery.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 is the next iteration of Redmi Note 5. The device is available worldwide although the one in India is unique.
All Redmi Note 7 variants boast Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660 (14 nm) chipset, Octa-core (4×2.2 GHz Kryo 260 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260) CPUs, and Adreno 512 GPU.
The only difference is in its camera specification. While the Redmi Note 7 China, Europe, Russia, and Global variants sport 48 MP, f/1.8, 1/2″, 0.8μm, PDAF camera (paired with 5MP depth sensor camera), the Indian variant sport only 12MP, f/2.2, 1/2.9″, 1.25μm, PDAF camera (also paired with 5MP depth sensor camera).
Nevertheless, all of them have the same codename Lavender.
Currently, Redmi Note 7 has no official build of TWRP (at the time of writing). Its users have to stick with currently available alternatives.
Have you tried them already but was not satisfied yet? Try Orangefox then! This suggestion is also applicable to you that haven’t tried them. Orangefox is better.
- Supports Treble and non-Treble ROMs
- Up-to-date Oreo or Pie kernel, built from sources
- Increased compatibility with TWRP
- Updated with latest TWRP commits
- Built-in support for installing init.d functionality
- Built-in support for installing Magisk
- Built-in support for installing SuperSU (v2.82-201705271822 – non-Treble ROMs only)
- White Flashlight
- Password, torch, led
- Support for Miui and Custom ROMs
- MIUI OTA support
- Better language support
- Optimized versions of community scripts
- Alternative lockscreen
- Fox theme engine:
- -choice of theme (black, dark, etc)
- -choice of color scheme
- -choice of a splash screen
- And many more!
Download Orangefox for Redmi Note 7
Orangefox Recovery is available as a full pack of the flash-able zip file. The main recovery.img file is inside the package.
Currently, the one available for Redmi Note 7 is its version R10 RC build. RC means Release Candidate. It most closely resembles a Beta version before going to publicly available.
You can download Orange Fox TWRP from the below direct link. The file is original, untouched, and unmodified.
We will update this once the official version is available. Do not hesitate to remind us of this. Alternatively, you may also check its official page out.
UPDATE: The Official Stable Version is Now Available
p.s: This build is not for Redmi Note 7 Pro codename Violet.
An important update:
Apparently, the latest stable version R10.0-1 is no longer supporting the MIUI OTA update. Hence, you will need to download the full MIUI ROM zip file and flash it through Orange Fox.
More importantly, its developer warns users to always leave “Disable DM-Verity” and “Disable Forced Encryption” options unticked. Otherwise, you may encounter problems.
Lastly, do not forget to format the /data partition if you want to switch back to MIUI ROM from any unofficial ones (Havoc OS, Pixel Experience, Lineage OS, etc.).
Pic credits: Trend Gadget Indo.