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[Tips & Tutorials] How to install a recovery from fastboot on any device (unlocked bootloader)

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This post was edited by its_k2_4u at 11:28, Jul-04-2016

Please note, I did not find similar guide in the forum so started this thread to help fellow MIUIers. This thread is for everyone who want to flash the recovery from fastboot. This is my personal preference. It might not be easy for others, but many of you will find it extremely easy. Also note that I am not a developer of any of the files and zips attached. All the credits to original authors and developers for their fantabulous work.
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  • Download the following zip file and extract it.
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  • Then download the image file of the recovery you want to flash.(Joining links at the end for convinience)
  • Then enable developer options on the phone by going into about phone settings and then tapping the build number 7 times continuosly.
  • After enabling the developer options, enable USB debugging in developer options.
  • Connect the phone to the pc and check always allow in the pop up. This step is to ensure that you have proper working USB drivers. If you are not able to connect the phone, please install proper USB drivers. Search a little for it on net if you dont know how to do it. Disconnect the phone after checking and setup.
  • Then turn off the phone and enter into the fastboot mode. It is accessible by pressing power key and volume down keys at a time on Xiaomi phone. Keep them pressed until you see fastboot logo.
  • Now connect the phone through USB to the PC.
  • Open the platform tools folder i.e. the extracted folder from above zip file.
  • Press shift and right click at same time in the above folder to see the advanced options and then select "open command window here". IMG_20160102_095908.jpg
  • Then type fastboot devices and press enter in the command window opened, you should be able to see your device there. Joining screenshot for reference. Check fastboot devices.JPG
  • If you are not able to see your device, then reconnect it. If still you are not able to find it, then please update your USB drivers properly.
  • After you see your device, its the time to flash the image file you already copied to the folder. Then type fastboot flash recovery recovery file name.img & then press enter. You can refer the following image for your reference. If you find the script as OKAY and then finished, means you successfully flashed the recovery. Here I used Redmi 2 as the test model. I renamed the file as recovery.img for convinience. Fastboot flash recovery.JPG

Here are links to various threads from where you can download the recovery images for your Xiaomi devices .
1) Mi 4
[RECOVERY] [Mi 4] [CWM & TWRP]
2) Redmi 2/Prime[RECOVERY] [Redmi 2/Prime]


Please note that, the above method does not work for Redmi Note 3 which has locked bootloader by default. It is first Xiaomi device recently to do so.
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I follow your threads.. I like your work.. Awesome work.. Simple and easy to perform guides. Thanks a lot..

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