Hi to all and to all! In this new tutorial, we will see together how to install the recovery custom TWRP and root your Xiaomi Mi 8. The Xiaomi Mi 8, a top-of-the-range smartphone with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, can indeed be customized thanks to the numerous developers of the Android community, like the member of the XDA bass bounce forum, thanks to which the smartphone benefits from a fully functional recovery custom TWRP. So here’s a complete guide to help you install and then root your Xiaomi Mi 8.
The root of the Xiaomi Mi 8 goes through 3 steps: it basically involves first the bootloader unlocking, then the installation of the recovery custom TWRP and finally, the flash of Magisk via the TWRP for the root phase.
First of all, make sure to make a complete backup of all the data of your phone. This includes messages, contacts and whatever else you think is necessary.
Load your xiaomi Mi 8 up to at least 70 % to avoid unpleasant surprises
Activate the USB debugging by going to “Settings” and then to” about the phone “and tap on MIUI version several times until the message”you are now a developer” appears.
Then go to the developer’s options and activate the debugging or USB recovery
Having installed the ADB & fastboot drivers > see the tutorial
Before embarking on the instructions and logging in to Xiaomi Mi 8, make sure you meet all of the above requirements.
Xiaomi Mi 8 bootloader unlocking
Before you begin, you must first unlock the bootloader of your Xiaomi Mi 8. If you have already done so, you can proceed directly to the next step. Otherwise, you can do it by going to the tutorial to unlock the Xiaomi Mi 8 bootloader.
Install the TWRP Recovery on the Xiaomi Mi 8
Download the image file from the TWRP recovery and transfer it to the folder : C:/adb de ADB / fastboot.
Turn off your Mi 8 Xiaomi completely.
Press the low Volume and Power buttons simultaneously to start in the Fastboot menu.
Connect the smartphone to your PC using the USB cable.
Go to C:/adb on your PC, where you copied the image file from the TWRP. Right click + Shift in an empty space of the folder and select “Open a PowerShell window here”.
Enter the following commands to install the TWRP recovery on your Xiaomi Mi 8: fastboot flash recovery twrp-126.96.36.199.-dipper.img
Now it is important to start in the TWRP before starting in the OS of your Xiaomi Mi 8. Use the following command :
fast boot boot twrp-188.8.131.52.-dipper.img
Your smartphone should reboot in the TWRP. Follow the instructions below to root your Xiaomi Mi 8 using Magick!
Root the Xiaomi Mi 8
In the TWRP menu press “Keep Read Only” button to prevent system changes.
Then go to “Wipe” – > “Dat Format”’. Press ” yes ” to confirm that the data has been erased. This will erase all the data on your Mi 8.
Return to the main menu of TWRP and press “Reboot” then “Recovery”.
Then download the file ” Forced Encryption Disabler and Magick Install zip.
Connect your Mi 8 to your PC using the USB cable.
In the TWRP, go to “Mount” and press “Enable MTP”.
Copy the downloaded files to your smartphone’s internal memory.
Press “Install” and select “Disable_Dm-Verity_FEC_v1″.1.zip.” Make a slide to confirm installation.
Now that encryption is disabled, you can use Magisk to root your Mi 8.
Go back to the main menu of the TWRP then press “Install” and select this time the file “Magisk-v17.1.zip.”
Do a swipe to confirm the installation of root on your Xiaomi Mi 8.
Once the installation is complete, press “Reboot System” and let the smartphone restart.
After restarting, configure it as for the first time. You should now see Magick Manager among your applications. You should now have full root access on your Xiaomi Mi 8. If you want to check if your device has been hooked, download and run the Root Checker application available on the Google Play Store.
Now that you have installed the TWRP on your Xiaomi Mi 8, you can easily flash flashable zip files or use it to make backups and restorations of your system. On the other hand, the root allows you to run applications, install and use mods like ViPER4Android or Dolby Atmos and much more.
That’s all we can say about the installation of the recovery custom TWRP and the root of the Xiaomi Mi8. If you have any questions, ideas, suggestions are of course welcome!