Some of my friends keep asking for the VBMeta image (vbmeta.img). Many have also looked for this image file. The file is so tiny in size but it is essential for some flashing maniacs.
Now what is vbmeta.img?
Originally, vbmeta.img is the top-level object for verified boot created by avbtool. The vbmeta image can also contain references to other partitions where verification data is stored as well as a public key indicating who should sign the verification data (GoogleSource.com).
The one available below is vbmeta.img patch for Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 codename lavender. In case you need it.
The vbmeta.img patch, in short, allows you to avoid Android Verified Boot 2.0 system. It patches the mechanism and disables verified boot for e.g. installing a GSI ROM.
Redmi Note 7 is the latest iteration of Redmi Note 5 (there’s no Redmi Note 6 but 6 Pro). The phone is also available in three variants: China, Global, and India. The India variant has different camera specs. See our previous post about differences among Redmi Note 7 variants.
The device boasts Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660 (14 nm) chipset incorporating Octa-core (4×2.2 GHz Kryo 260 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260) CPUs and Adreno 512 GPU.
Check also: How to flash Xiaomi.eu ROM on Redmi Note 7.
Download VBMETA.IMG Patch
The image file of vbmeta patch is compressed within a zip file. You have to extract it first. Use either Winzip or Winrar.
How to flash it?
You can flash it through fastboot mode by issuing following command:
fastboot --disable-verity flash vbmeta vbmeta.img
Alternatively, you can also flash it through TWRP if you managed to flashed it properly.
Liked it? You might also want to check this out: LR.Team TWRP for Redmi Note 7.
Please be aware! Make sure you know what you’re gonna do. Flashing vbmeta.img without proper knowledge may risk you to damaging your device.
Please use it properly and responsibly.