How to install TWRP Manager on Mi3

TWRP-RecoveryTWRP is the most used Recovery Manager. Its much easier to use with a better and easy UI. Most of the latest ROM works using TWRP Recovery Manager.

Following are the steps to install TWRP Recovery Manager:

  1. Download a TWRP recovery .img file compatible for your device. For Mi 3 click here to download twrp-2.8.7.0-cancro
  2. Setup ADB and Fastboot on your PC, follow this link .
  3. Enable USB debugging on your device:
    • Open Settings on your device.
    • Go to About phone and tap seven times on Build number, this will enable Developer options.
    • Now go back to Settings and you’ll see “Developer options”there, open it.
    • Tick the USB Debugging checkbox.
  4. Open the folder where your TWRP Recovery .img file is saved.
  5. Now open a command window inside that folder. To do that,“Shift + Right click” on any empty white space inside the folder and then select “Open command window here” from the context menu.
  6. Connect your device to the PC. And type the following into the command window we opened in step 4 above to boot your device into bootloader/fastboot mode:
    adb reboot bootloader

    If your asks for permission to “Allow USB debugging”, tap OK.

  7. Once your device boots into bootloader mode, issue the following command into command window to flash the TWRP recovery .img file:
    fastboot flash recovery twrp-2.8.x.x-xxx.img

    Here modify twrp.img with the name of your TWRP recovery .img file, OR change your TWRP recovery filename to twrp.img and use the command above.

  8. Once TWRP is successfully flashed on your device, issue the following command to reboot:
    fastboot reboot

Now you should have TWRP installed, you can check it by booting into recovery manager by holding power + volume down button.

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Update install Android 5.1 Lollipop on your Xiaomi Mi 3W

mi3lollipopAndroid Lollipop is now available for Mi3W phones by developer community. Its not a official update, but if you want to try out Lollipop on your Mi3 its best option available right now. Its support english language and is pretty stable release.

Make sure you have backed up your phone before trying this.

How to Install Android 5.0 Lollipop Slim ROM on Xiaomi Mi 3

Step 1 – Install CWM recovery 6.0.5.1  Download here

To install CWM on Mi 3, open the updater app, press menu button and then click “select update package”. Select the ‘CWM_recovery_r11_cancro.zip’ and install it.

Step 2Download the required files:

Then copy both the above files to the root directory (/sdcard) of your phone.

Step 3Flashing Android 5.1  ROM on Mi 3 using CWM Recovery

  • Power Down the phone. Press Volume Up + Power button to boot in to CWM Recovery mode.
  • Go to ‘advanced’ and make sure ‘active system’ is 1. If active system is 2 then change it to system 1.
  • Select ‘Wipe data/ factory reset’ and confirm to wipe. (Wiping may take sometime)
  • Select ‘Wipe cache partition’ and confirm.
  • Go to advanced and ‘wipe dalvik cache’.
  • Go back and select ‘Install zip’. Select ‘choose zip from /sdcard’, then 0/ and then choose the ‘slimrom‘ file. Then install it to System 1.
  • Install Google Apps for Android 5.1 (GAPPS) – Go back and install the ‘gapps-5.1.x.zip’ file to System 1.
  • Reboot your phone by selecting ‘reboot system now’. (Choose No when it asks to fix root permission and to root the device.)
  • You phone can take 15 to 20 min to boot up on first time, so dont get panic.

I have installed it on  Mi 3W (Indian version) and the ROM seems to be working fine, but remember its still in development. Thanks to all the hard work done by the developers.

PS: Install Marshmallow on Xiaomi Mi3

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