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Install TWRP Recovery on Poco X2

The two main custom recoveries are TWRP (TeamWin Recovery Project) and CWM (ClockworkMod). However, TWRP includes a touch-based interface with plenty of additional features. Hence it is always preferred over CWM. Users generally root Android phone and install recovery in order to overcome the restrictions led by the manufacturers. In this guide, we’ll root, unlock bootloader and install TWRP recovery on Poco X2.

Install TWRP Recovery on Poco X2

Rooting benefits will be completed only when you install TWRP recovery on the Poco X2 smartphone. There are different methods to flash TWRP recovery. You can use Android apps like TWRP manager or flashify and install TWRP without PC. Or you can even use ADB and fastboot commands and flash TWRP recovery with PC. The benefit of using apps is that you can easily get new updates once the latest TWRP version is available.

Here in this article, we’ll install the latest official TWRP recovery on Poco X2 using ADB and fastboot method. After flashing TWRP, you can root Poco X2, install custom ROM like LineageOS, Resurrection Remix, etc. Besides, you can even take Nandroid backup which is a backup of your entire phone system. Let’s start the process to install TWRP recovery on Poco X2.

Disclaimer:

We at Droid Thunder will not be held liable for any damage. It is recommended to proceed at your own risk.

Pre-Requisites:

  • Charge your phone to 50% before going ahead.
  • In order to detect your device, install the latest USB drivers on PC.
  1. Download Poco X2 USB Drivers.
  • Unlock the bootloader before flashing TWRP. Refer our guide:
  1. How to Unlock Bootloader of Poco X2.
  • For safety, take backup of your phone data and settings.

After implementing all the above steps, let’s proceed to the TWRP recovery installation process.

Steps to install TWRP Recovery on Poco X2:

Step 1: Go to Settings.

Install TWRP Recovery without PC

Step 2: Open About Phone section.

Install TWRP Recovery on Poco X2 without PC

Step 3: Scroll down and tap 7 times on the MIUI version. You’ll see a countdown message saying, “You’re 4,3,2,1 steps away from being a Developer”.

Install TWRP Recovery on Poco X2

Tap on it until a message saying, You are now a developer appears as shown below.

Install TWRP Recovery on Poco X2

Note: This will enable the hidden developer options in your device settings.

Step 4: Go back and open Additional Settings.

Install TWRP Recovery on Poco X2

Step 5: Scroll down and open Developer options.

Install TWRP Recovery on Poco X2

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

Install TWRP Recovery on Poco X2

Install TWRP Recovery on Poco X2

Step 7: Scroll down and enable USB debugging option.

Install TWRP Recovery on Poco X2

Install TWRP Recovery on Poco X2

Step 8: Download ADB & Fastboot.

Step 9: Install the ADB drivers on 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 see the below files in the ADB folder:

Install TWRP Recovery on Poco X2 adb files

Step 12: Connect your Poco X2 to PC via USB cable.

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

Install TWRP Recovery on Poco X2 shift button cmd window
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Step 14: Type the following command in the cmd window and press enter key:

adb devices

As soon as you hit enter, a message saying ‘List of devices attached’ will appear. This will confirm that your phone is successfully detected by PC.

Install TWRP Recovery on Poco X2 cmd window 1

Note: If such thing doesn’t happen, then again install USB drivers. If the problem still persists, change USB cable, or USB port.

Step 15: Furthermore, type the following command to boot Poco X2 into fastboot mode:

adb reboot bootloader

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This will restart your phone into fastboot mode.

Step 16: To verify whether fastboot is functional or not, enter the following command:

fastboot devices

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Some random number will confirm that fastboot is functional.

Step 17: Let’s start the Poco X2 TWRP recovery flashing process. To do so, enter the below command:

fastboot flash recovery twrp.img

Install TWRP Recovery on Poco X2 cmd window 4

As soon as you press enter key, the TWRP recovery will be installed on your Poco X2.

Steps to Boot Poco X2 into TWRP recovery mode:

Step 1: Power off your Poco X2 completely until it vibrates.

Step 2: Press and hold Volume up + Power button simultaneously until recovery mode appears. As soon as the TWRP logo appears, let go both the keys.

Finally! This is how you can restart Poco X2 into TWRP recovery mode.

Note: In case if you are unable to restart your phone into recovery mode, use TWRP manager app.

Conclusion:

Finally, you’ve successfully installed TWRP on Poco X2 without root. For any queries or suggestions, kindly use the comment box given below.

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