- August 29, 2018 at 1:01 AM #47151
TWRP Recovery for Redmi 6 (cereus) is now available to download. this post guides how to download and install TWRP on Redmi 6 and also guides how to ROOT Redmi 6 (using TWRP recovery).
THIS IS AN INITIAL UNOFFICIAL TWRP FOR Redmi 6. FLASH AT YOUR OWN RISK
INSTALLING THE TWRP FOR Redmi 6 NEEDS AN UNLOCK BOOTLOADER ON Redmi 6.
DURING THE BOOTLOADER UNLOCK PROCESS ALL THE PHONE DATA WILL BE ERASED.
Redmi 6 ROOT MAY BRICK THE PHONE.
MAKE SURE YOU READ THE ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF ANDROID ROOT BEFORE YOU PROCEED FURTHER.
Before proceeding further you may consider backup all data on the phone.
You are the only person making changes to your phone and I cannot be held responsible for the mistakes done by you.
INFORMATION OF THIS TWRP FOR Redmi 6:
– TWRP version: 3.x.x
– Supported Android Version: Android 8.1
– Built from – OmniROM AOSP source
– Custom ROM supported: AOSP or AOSP based Android Oreo 8.1 ROM
DOWNLOAD LINK OF TWRP FOR Redmi 6, OTHER DOWNLOADS AND REQUIRED GUIDES:
- Redmi 6 Phone, USB cable and a Windows, or Linux or MAC PC with ADB and fastboot installed on it.
- ADB and Fastboot utility.
- Ulocked bootloader on the Redmi 6
- USB drivers
- TWRP download by TWRP Builder for Redmi 6
- TWRP download by miuiitalia for Redmi 6
- Force Encryption disabler download
STEP BY STEP GUIDE OF HOW TO DOWNLOAD AND INSTALL TWRP FOR Redmi 6:
- Connect the Redmi 6 to the PC using the USB cable and install required USB driver
- Install ADB and fastboot utility on Windows PC or Linux or MAC as per the PC you have
- Reboot the Redmi 6 into bootloader mode and Unlock bootloader of Redmi 6
- Then, on your PC, go to the directory where you have downloaded the TWRP for Redmi 6 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.
- Now connect your phone to the PC using a USB cable, if not connected yet.
- 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 6.
If your phone asks for permission; such as “Allow USB debugging” then just tap on OK to proceed.
- Now when your phone is on the bootloader mode just execute the following command on the console:
fastboot flash recovery twrp-3.2.x.x-xxx.img
While executing this command make sure to replace the twrp-3.2.x.x-xxx.img with the actual filename of the TWRP for Redmi 6
- Wait for the fastboot command to install the TWRP for Redmi 6.
Once it is done, execute the below command:
fastboot reboot recovery
on the command console to start the phone in 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.
- 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 6.
You may now want to ROOT Redmi 6 or may want to install some custom ROM or want to explore what else can you do with this TWRP? Head over to the following section to know more.
What to do after you install TWRP for Redmi 6:
- You can enable Redmi 6 ROOT access
- You can install one of the custom ROMs available for Redmi 6
- You can install some of the mods available for Redmi 6
Well, this isn’t it. You can install customized themes, sound mods, Xposed modules etc. after installing the TWRP for Redmi 6.
TWRP recovery is the gateway to many goodies for your phone.
Now, if you want to ROOT Redmi 6 then below is a step-by-step by guide for the same.
REQUIRED DOWNLOADS OR LINKS FOR Redmi 6 ROOT GUIDE:
Make sure you have already unlocked the bootloader and installed TWRP for Redmi 6
– Well, this is a very important aspect to enable ROOT for Redmi 6. The SuperSU zip file is developed in a way to be installed via a TWRP recovery or other custom recovery. Stock recovery may not be able install this SuperSU or Magisk ROOT on Redmi 6.
- Download the latest SuprSU or Magisk ROOT for Redmi 6 or one of the following:
- SuperSU download link:
- Download link to Magisk ROOT zip file
- DM Verity disabler download
- The Redmi 6 will not be rooted just by installing the SuperSU APK file on your Android phone.
- SuperSU APK Free or Pro version is just a SuperSU ROOT management application.
- The SuperSU APK Free or Pro app will ONLY work if you have already ROOTED your Android Phone.
Step-by-Step guide on how to ROOT Redmi 6 using SuperSU or Magisk zip file:
- Download and copy the SuperSU or Magisk ROOT file and the no verity encrypt file to Redmi 6. (I hope you have already downloaded the SuperSU zip file from the above downloads section)
- Now restart the Redmi 6 to boot into TWRP recovery.
- Then, Select the Install from TWRP home screen, then select the SuperSU ROOT zip file from the file browser.
- Flash or install the SuperSU or Magisk zip file for Redmi 6, by Sliding the Swipe to Confirm Flash on TWRP screen.
Here is a screenshot how to flash the SuperSU ROOT for Redmi 6 via TWRP:
- Wait for TWRP to flash the SuperSU or the Magisk. Once the flashing is done just reboot your device.
- Then flash the no verity encrypt zip file.
- Profit!!! You should now have a Redmi 6 ROOT enabled phone.
How to check if ROOT is enabled on Redmi 6 or NOT?
Install the ROOT checker app from the Play Store and verify if your phone is ROOTED or not.
If you face any problems on this guide to install TWRP for Redmi 6 or to following the Redmi 6 root guide then, you can login and reply here. Either me or some other user on this forum will reply back to your query as soon as possible.Stay tuned or Subscribe to the Redmi 6 (cereus) forum For other Android Custom ROMs, Lineage OS ROMs, and all other device specific topics.October 9, 2018 at 1:54 PM #54910
Владимир Михайлов (Мехлис)Participant
Hi. Thank you very much for the instructions. Please explain what commands you need to type to disable encryption and run Disable Force Encryption zip file.
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