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Download and Install TWRP on Redmi 8A (olivelite)

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    TWRP Recovery for Redmi 8A based on Android Pie is now available to download. This step by step guide explains how to download and install TWRP on Redmi 8A.

    The TWRP recovery for Redmi 8A is brought to you by developer(s) milankragujevic.

    DONATION TO DEVELOPER(S) AND TWRP PROJECT:

    If you like this ROM then do consider for a contribution to milankragujevic and TWRP project:
    Donate to milankragujevic
    Donate to dees_troy TWRP’s Lead developer

    Download and Install TWRP on Redmi 8A (olivelite)

    DISCLAIMER:
    You are the only person making changes to your phone and I cannot be held responsible for the mistakes done by you. So, flash at your own risk!

    Installing TWRP recovery on Redmi 8A requires an unlocked bootloader, which may void warranty and delete all data on your phone.

    About this TWRP for Redmi 8A

    – TWRP version: 3.x
    – Supported Android Version: Android Pie
    Only for Global variant of Redmi 8A (May not work on Indian and Chinese variant of Redmi 8A)

    Required guides and downloads to install twrp on Redmi 8A

     

    How to Install TWRP on Redmi 8A?

    1. Enable Developer options on your phone.
    2. Then enable USB debugging and OEM unlock insisde developer options.
    3. Connect the Redmi 8A to the PC using the USB cable and install required USB driver
    4. Install ADB and fastboot utility on Windows PC or Linux or MAC as per the PC you have
    5. Reboot the Redmi 8A into bootloader mode and Unlock bootloader of Redmi 8A
    6. Then, on your PC, go to the directory where you have downloaded the TWRP for Redmi 8A and then open the command console or terminal on this directory on your PC.

      – To open a command window on Windows OS in the current directory, press shift + Right Click anywhere on Windows explorer, or some folder.
      – Then on the menu opened, just press the “w” key on the keyboard or select “Open command window here” to open a command window.

    7. Now connect your phone to the PC using a USB cable, if not connected yet.
    8. Enter the following command on the opened command window: adb reboot bootloader to put your phone into bootloader mode where you can flash/install TWRP for Redmi 8A.

      If your phone asks for permission; such as “Allow USB debugging” then just tap on OK to proceed.

    9. Flash the vbmeta image to the vbmeta partition.
      fastboot flash vbmeta name_of_vbmeta.img
    10. Reboot into fastboot mode execute the following command on the console: fastboot flash recovery twrp-3.3.x.x-xxx.img

      While executing this command make sure to replace the twrp-3.3.x.x-xxx.img with the actual filename of the TWRP for Redmi 8A

      This step will delete all your data on your phone. You may consider taking a complete backup of your phone data or take a backup of android partitions.

    11. Wait for the fastboot command to finish installing TWRP on Redmi 8A.
      Once it is done, execute the below command:fastboot reboot
      when the phone is booting press and hold the volume + button to enter into TWRP recovery.

      IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU REBOOT INTO RECOVERY AND DISABLE FORCE ENCRYPTION BEFORE BOOTING INTO SYSTEM OR STARTING THE PHONE. IF NOT DONE THE TWRP WILL BE REPLACED BY STOCK RECOVERY.

    12. From TWRP, disable encryption and flash the Disable Force Encryption zip file

      – Format data partition from TWRP to disable Encryption to be able to use the data partition.
      – Then you flash the Disable Force Encryption zip file so that the system will not encrypt it again.

    That’s all. You should have the TWRP installed on your Redmi 8A.

    What to do after installing TWRP on Redmi 8A:

    • You can enable ROOT access on Redmi 8A ROOT access
    • You can install one of the custom ROMs available for Redmi 8A
    • You can install some of the mods, magisk modules, etc.

    Add-on links for Redmi 8A

    Following are some extra resources for Redmi 8A which you may be interested in:
    Google camera for Redmi 8A

    After installing TWRP recovery on Redmi 8A you can install many android mods such as google camera, enable navigation gesture, enable face unlock, viper4android etc. and many more.

    Stay tuned or Subscribe to the Redmi 8A forum For other Android Custom ROMs, Lineage OS ROMs, and all other device specific topics.

     

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