How to install TWRP Recovery on Redmi Note 8 and Redmi note 8 Pro

If you recently bought the Redmi Note 8 or Redmi Note 8 Pro and looking for the guide How to install TWRP on Redmi Note 8/Note 8 Pro then you are at the right place. Here in this guide, we will show you how you can do this easily on your Redmi Note 8. To Root or Install TWRP on any android, you have to unlock the bootloader of the phone first. Without unlocking you can’t process. Here is the complete guide to Unlock the Bootloader of the Xiaomi phone. And yes unlocking process will wipe all the data from your phone, so do take the full backup of your phone before following this guide.

Here’s a quick comparison

Redmi Note 8 ProRedmi Note 8
General
Sim TypeDual Sim, GSM+GSMDual Sim, GSM+GSM
Dual SimYesYes
Sim SizeNano+Nano SIMNano+Nano SIM
Device TypeSmartphoneSmartphone
Release DateOctober 16, 2019October 16, 2019
Design
Dimensions161.7 x 76.4 x 8.8 mm158.3 x 75.3 x 8.35 mm
Weight200 g191 g
Display
TypeColor IPS LCD screen (16M)Color IPS LCD screen (16M)
TouchYes, with MultitouchYes, with Multitouch
Size6.53 inches, 1080 x 2340 pixels6.3 inches, 1080 x 2280 pixels
Aspect Ratio19.5:919.5:9
PPI~403 PPI~403 PPI
Screen to Body Ratio~ 84.9%~ 81.7%
FeaturesCorning Gorilla Glass 5, 2.5D Curved GlassCorning Gorilla Glass 5, 2.5D Curved Glass
NotchYes, Water Drop NotchYes, Water Drop Notch
Memory
RAM6 GB4 GB
Storage64 GB64 GB
Card SlotYes, upto 512 GBYes, upto 512 GB
Connectivity
GPRSYesYes
EDGEYesYes
3GYesYes
4GYesYes
VoLTEYes, Dual Stand-ByYes, Dual Stand-By
WifiYes, with wifi-hotspotYes, with wifi-hotspot
BluetoothYes, v5.0, A2DP, LEYes, v5.0, A2DP, LE
USBYes, USB-C v2.0Yes, USB-C v2.0
USB FeaturesUSB on-the-goUSB on-the-go
IR BlasterYesYes
Extra
GPSYes, with A-GPS SupportYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
Fingerprint SensorYes, RearYes, Rear
Face UnlockYesYes
SensorsProximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Electronic compassAmbient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, E Compass, Accelerometer, Gyroscope
3.5mm Headphone JackYesYes
Extra FeaturesUFS2.1, Amazon Alexa Built-in
Camera
Rear Camera64 MP f/1.7 (Wide Angle)
8 MP f/2.2 (Ultra Wide)
2 MP f/2.4 (Macro Lens)
2 MP f/2.4 (Depth Sensor) with autofocus
48 MP f/1.8 (Wide Angle)
8 MP f/2.2 (Ultra Wide)
2 MP f/2.4 (Dedicated Macro Camera)
2 MP f/2.4 (Depth Sensor) with autofocus
FeaturesNight mode, AI Scene detection, Smart ultra-wide angle mode | AI Beautify | Burst mode | Tilt-shift | Level display | Custom watermark | Pro mode | AI Portrait mode, 3D Lighting, Panorama modeUltra-wide Angle Recording, Macro Recording, Short video mode, 4K Recording
Video Recording4K @ 30fps UHD, 1080p @ 30/60fps FHD, 720p @ 30fps HD4K @ 30fps UHD, 1080p @ 30/60fps FHD, 720p @ 30fps HD
FlashYes, LEDYes, LED
Front Camera20 MP f/2 (Main)13 MP f/2 (Main)
Front Video Recording1080p @ 30fps FHD, 720p @ 30fps HD1080p @ 30fps FHD
Technical
OSAndroid v9.0 (Pie)Android v9.0 (Pie)
Chipsetmediatek Helio G90TQualcomm Snapdragon 665
CPU2.05 GHz, Octa Core Processor2 GHz, Octa Core Processor
Core Details2×2.05 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A554×2.0 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver
GPUArm Mali-G76 3EEMC4Adreno 610
JavaNoNo
BrowserYes, supports HTML5Yes, supports HTML5
Multimedia
EmailYesYes
MusicMP3, AMR, FLAC, APEMP3, AMR, FLAC
VideoMP4, M4V, MKV, XVIDMP4, M4V, MKV, XVID
FM RadioYesYes
Document ReaderYesYes
Battery
TypeNon-Removable BatteryNon-Removable Battery
Size4500 mAh, Li-Po Battery4000 mAh, Li-Po Battery
Fast Charging18W Fast Charging18W Fast Charging
StandBy Time27 days22 days
Talk Time2 days32 hours

How to Install TWRP Recovery on Redmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 8 Pro

So without wasting the time, let’s start the TWRP Guide for Redmi Note 8 and 8 Pro. Read all the steps very carefully and follow all the steps one by one on your PC and Phone. Before we begin, we highly recommend you to create backups of your data and files.

Requirements to Install TWRP and Root

Download TWRP Recovery for Redmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 8 Pro

Download TWRP Recovery for Redmi Note 8 : Download

Download TWRP Recovery for Redmi Note 8 Pro : Download

Lets install TWRP Recovery on Redmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 8 Pro

1. Save the TWRP file on your Android Platform Tools. Make sure the ADB Fastboot Drivers are installed on your PC.

2. Now time to boot your phone in fastboot mode. To do this first switch off your phone and Hold volume down + power on at the same time.

3. Now your phone will boot in the fastboot mode. Connect your phone to the PC with USB cable.

4. Now open the command prompt window in the Platform ADB folder by Pressing Shift Button and Select Open Command Window Here.

5. Next, type following command lines and hit Enter on keyboard:

fastboot devices

6. It will show you some alphabets (that means your phone is connected with your PC).

7. Now type following command lines and hit Enter on keyboard:

fastboot flash recovery (here drag and drop TWRP recovery image)

8. Now TWRP is installed on your phone now simply go to wipe and format type yes and you are done. To boot the phone in TWRP recovery, just press the Power + Volume Up buttons together. Your phone shall reboot into TWRP.

9. WOW TWRP is now installed on your phone.

Note : if you want to Root your phone check this link

How to Fix Decryption Issue

In some TWRP you will notice that the internal storage of the phone is not writable neither recognized. Don’t worry you can easily fix it. But this will delete all your data from the phone.

1. Just tap on the Wipe button of your TWRP.

2. Choose “Format Data” then type “Yes” to confirm. See the screenshot below.

Watch full tutorial

Enjoy.

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