Here we share how to Install TWRP Recovery and Xiaomi Mi5 (gemini). First, you need to install TWRP Recovery on Mi5 (gemini) and then flash Lineage OS for Mi5 if you want. Recently, TWRP recovery got updated with material designed to TWRP 3.0.2-0 That means you can install the latest TWRP 3.0.2-0 on Xiaomi Mi5. Follow this guide to Install TWRP Recovery.
Read the notes below carefully before you Install TWRP Recovery Mi5 and you can easily get TWRP Recovery installed.
Advice and notes
First you need to Unlock the bootloader of Mi5s & Mi5s Plus.
Follow the steps correctly otherwise you may brick your device. We are not responsible for any damage to your phone.
It will erase all your personal data including data of internal storage, so we advise you first to take a complete backup of your phone and then proceed.
Ensure that your phone has at least 50-60% charged to prevent the accidental shutdown in-between the process.
Download ADB and fastboot driver for windows or ADB and Fastboot for Mac and install it on your PC. This will also install your device driver.
Prepare these files:
Decide to use Official TWRP or unofficial (ZCX) TWRP.
Installing TWRP Recovery for Mi5s or Mi5s Plus
1) First enable USB debugging from setting>developer option>. To enable Developer Options, go to About phone and tap the Build Number 7 times.
2) Now go to installation directory open ADB folder and open the command window thereby pressing and hold the ‘shift’ key and right-clicked anywhere in that folder.
3) Now connect your phone to PC and reboot the device into fastboot mode by typing
adb reboot bootloader
4) You are in Fastboot mode now to check your connection by entering below command in command prompt. It will return your device serial number means your device properly connected. Check your driver if the above command is not responding.
6) Now type below command to boot into recovery.
fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
fastboot boot recovery.img
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