Unofficial TWRP v3 for Redmi Note 7 (Codename Lavender)

Unofficial TWRP v3 for Redmi Note 7 (Codename Lavender) 1

You can download the working version of TWRP custom recovery for Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 codename Lavender. This build works just fine despite it’s not the official build from the Team Win developers team.

The build is just the ported and unofficial version. It sports all features that the most common official TWRP has it. Hence, it brings no customization nor additional features.

This TWRP recovery is just similar to the unofficial one which so far is not released yet (during we write this article).

Previously, we have also shared the TWRP for Reno 7. However, that build is based on Chinese. Some users still struggle to change its default language to English.

Thankfully, someone at XDA known as TheLazyIndian has managed to release another unofficial build of the world’s most popular custom recovery.

It has multi-language options and it has all the major features available in the official build. On top of that, this build also supports MTP already.

This means you can easily manage files or transfer from-and-to your phone easily during recovery mode.

Another ability of this TWRP recovery is /data partition decryption. This unofficial TWRP build employs standalone decryption. The decryption method is better than vold decrypt mechanism. Recoveries with vold decrypt usually fail if system ROM is corrupt or wiped.

This is for sure a nice refresh for Reno 7 users around the world. The phone gets custom Android development which is not as rapid as its big brother, the Reno 7 Pro.

Download TWRP

You can grab its flash-able image file below. You need to unlock your phone bootloader before flashing a custom recovery, including this one.

Update latest version built on May 02, 2019:

File name :
Version 3.3.0-02052019 | 3580 downloads | Size: 29 MB

Extract the zip file to get recovery.img file. Hence, you don’t need renaming it.

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Older version:

File name :
Version 3.2.3-x | 1598 downloads | Size: 41 MB

How to install?

In short, you can follow these steps:

  1. Unlock the bootloader.
  2. Download the flash-able .img file above.
  3. Download ADB Fastboot driver and install it on your computer.
  4. Rename the .img file to recovery.img
  5. Move the recovery.img file to the ADB folder.
  6. Launch Command Prompt window or PowerShell window.
  7. Flash the TWRP using this command:
adb devices
adb reboot bootloader
fastboot flash recovery recovery.img

Once flashed, type following command:

fastboot reboot

As quick as possible after executing the command above, press and hold the Volume Up and Power keys to reboot into TWRP.

This stage is crucial to avoid stock recovery from replacing the installed TWRP.

A note from its developer:

Due to a bug in android pie, the recovery may ask for pattern if you have set PIN/password for encryption (and vice-versa). Unfortunately, to fix this you need to format your data partition.  
When you flash twrp for the first time in MIUI you need to go to Wipe > Format Data otherwise you won't be able to boot to system as it will ask for password.
GAPPS FIX: In TWRP, goto Mount > system_root and try reflashing. 

Alternatively, you can read and follow our detailed steps here. You just need to replace the .img file using the file available above.

Please leave comment below to share your experience using this unofficial build.


8 thoughts on “Unofficial TWRP v3 for Redmi Note 7 (Codename Lavender)”

  1. Hello and thank you for the guide.
    This is my experience: I installed the twrp and Could enter into twrp but only for the first time. When I reboot the stock recovery replaced twrp everytime.
    Moreover when I tryed to install magisk (from twrp) it apparently got install but it was impossible to find it when rebooted.
    Conclusion: I can install twrp and enter into it only one time, every reboot deletes the twrp and replaces the stock recovery.

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