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Install TWRP Recovery on Xiaomi Poco F1

TeamWin finally launches the official TWRP recovery, especially for the Xiaomi Poco F1 smartphone. Now you can easily flash custom ROM on Poco F1. Moreover, you can also Root Android phone using Magisk or SuperSU zip files.

To be honest, the stock recovery in Xiaomi Poco F1 comes with minimal options. You can either reset your phone or connect to MI account for troubleshooting purposes. Moreover, the stock recovery also lacks some basic options like wipe data, apply update etc.

Hence, it becomes necessary to install a custom recovery like CWM (ClockworkMod) or TWRP. In this guide, we’ll unlock the bootloader, root and install TWRP recovery on Poco F1.

Install TWRP Recovery on Poco F1

Poco F1 price in India starts from Rs. 20,999 onward. You can easily buy Poco F1 for Rs. 16,390 offer price on Amazon. Looking at the Xiaomi Poco F1 features, it sports 6.18 inches of screen with 1080 x 2246 pixels of resolution.

Furthermore, it is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Octa-core processor with 256GB storage and 8GB RAM. Talking about the Poco F1 camera, it offers a dual-camera setup of 12 + 5 megapixel on the rear.

Whereas, on the front, it offers a 20-megapixel selfie camera. Do you want to Root Poco F1? Do you want to install custom ROM on Poco F1? If yes, then install TWRP recovery first.

Team Win has finally released an official TWRP recovery, especially for Poco F1 2019 smartphone. Isn’t amazing! Now the Xiaomi users can enjoy various customization and ROMs on their device.

On the other hand, users can Root Android phone, flash custom ROM like LineageOS etc. In this easy steps tutorial, we’ll download TWRP Recovery for Poco F1 and install it using ADB and Fastboot commands.

Most important, you can install TWRP recovery without PC and root. Besides, there are even apps like TWRP Manager, Flashify available on Google Play Store to install recovery.

Disclaimer:

Perform the steps mentioned below at your own risk. We at Droid Thunder will not be held responsible for any damage whatsoever.

Pre-Requisites:

  • Make sure to charge your Poco F1 to at least 50% to avoid any interruption.
  • To recognize your phone, install Xiaomi USB drivers on PC.
  1. Download Poco F1 USB Drivers.
  • It is essential to unlock the bootloader of your device before flashing TWRP recovery.
  1. How to Unlock Bootloader of Poco F1.
  • Backup your contacts, apps, messages, call logs, notes, etc. for safety.

Steps to install TWRP Recovery on Poco F1:

Step 1: Open Settings.

Step 2: Click on About Phone.

Install TWRP Recovery on Poco F1

Step 3: In the About Phone section, tap 7 times on the MIUI version (For POCO). You’ll see a countdown message saying, “You’re 4,3,2,1 steps away from being a Developer”.

Install TWRP Recovery on Poco F1

Tap on it until a message saying, ”You are now a developer” appears.

Install TWRP Recovery on Poco F1

Note: This will enable the hidden developers option on your Poco F1.

Step 4: Open Settings and click on Additional Settings.

Install TWRP Recovery on Poco F1

Step 5: Additional settings, scroll down and click on Developer options.

Install TWRP Recovery on Poco F1

Step 6: Under Developer options, enable OEM Unlocking option.

Install TWRP Recovery on Poco F1

Install TWRP Recovery on Poco F1

Step 7: Scroll down and enable the USB debugging option.

Install TWRP Recovery on Poco F1

Install TWRP Recovery on Poco F1

Step 8: Download ADB & Fastboot.

Step 9: Install the ADB drivers on the computer.

Step 10: Download TWRP.img.

Step 11: Copy this TWRP.img file to the location C:\Program Files\Minimal ADB and Fastboot folder (where you’ve installed the ADB and fastboot).

So you’ll have these files in the ADB and Fastboot folder:

Install TWRP Recovery on Poco F1 adb files

Step 12: Now connect your Poco F1 to the computer using a USB cable.

Step 13: Navigate to the location C:\Program Files\Minimal ADB and Fastboot folder, hold the Shift button, and right mouse click on a space. You’ll see a list of options from which select the Open command window here option. This will launch the cmd window.

Install TWRP Recovery on Poco F1 shift button cmd window
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Step 14: Type the following command in the cmd window and hit the enter key:

adb devices

As soon as you press enter, a message saying ‘List of devices attached’ will appear. This will confirm a successful connection between Poco F1 and your computer.

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Note: If such a thing doesn’t happen, then re-install Xiaomi drivers again from the Pre-requisites section.

Step 15: Next type the below command to boot Poco F1 into fastboot mode:

adb reboot bootloader

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This will restart your Poco F1 into fastboot mode as shown below.

Install TWRP Recovery on Poco F1

Step 16: To confirm whether fastboot is functional or not, type the below command and hit the enter key:

fastboot devices

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Some random numbers will confirm that fastboot is functional.

Step 17: Let’s start the Poco F1 TWRP recovery installation process. For doing so, type the below command and press the enter key:

fastboot flash recovery twrp.img

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As soon as you hit the enter key, the TWRP recovery will be flashed on your Poco F1.

Steps to Boot Poco F1 into TWRP recovery mode:

Step 1: Power off your Poco F1 completely until it vibrates.

Step 2: Press and hold Volume up + Power button simultaneously until recovery mode appears. Leave both the keys now.

Finally! This is how you can restart Poco F1 into TWRP recovery mode.

Note: In case if you are unable to restart your mobile into recovery mode, use the TWRP Manager app from Google Play Store.

I hope this guide helps you to download and install TWRP recovery on Poco F1.

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