How to Install the Latest Xiaomi Redmi 5A TWRP


The Xiaomi Redmi 5A was launched in November 2016. The phone comes out of the box with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. Keep in mind that before proceeding with the process, you must first unlock the bootloader or UBL device.Â

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TWRP and its Benefits

Team Win Recovery Project is an open source software custom recovery image for Android based devices. It provides a touchscreen-enabled interface that allows users to install third-party firmware and back up current systems whose functionality is often not supported by stock recovery images. – WikiPedia

Advantages of Installing TWRP

  • You can flash Custom ROM on Xiaomi Redmi 5A using TWRP
  • You can flash modding zip files to customize your phone
  • Easy to flash and deploy Xposed Modules using TWRP
  • Easy to Root and Unroot using SuperSU Flashable TWRP Recovery zip
  • You can install Magisk on Xiaomi Redmi 5A
  • Easy to Create and Restore Nandroid Backup using TWRP Recovery.
  • Easy access to restore Nandroid Backup.
  • You can flash Image.boot using TWRP Recovery on Xiaomi Redmi 5A
  • Easy to remove all bloatware or default apps using TWRP Recovery on Xiaomi Redmi 5A.
  • To underclock and overclock.
  • Also you can clear Wipe, Cache and Data.

How to Install Official TWRP Recovery on Xiaomi Redmi 5A

Before going to the TWRP installation process, make sure to follow all the prerequisites mentioned below properly.


  1. Files and guides are only supported for the Xiaomi Redmi 5A model. Don’t try it on other devices.
  2. Xiaomi Redmi 5A bootloader must be unlocked. Must already be in Unlock Bootlaoder.
  3. PC / Laptop and USB cable are required for this process.
  4. Make sure you have backed up all data on your phone,
  5. Charge your device fully. Recommended 60 to 100% .
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Download All Required Files:

  • USB Driver:Â Xiaomi 5a
  • Download ADB and fastboot and install it on your PC
  • TWRPÂ Xiaomi Redmi 5a.

After downloading all the necessary files, drivers and tools, follow the installation process:

  • First of all, enable Developer Options and USB Debugging mode,
  • Go to device Settings  > System > About Phone > then tap Build Number seven times to activate Developer options mode.
  • Now go to Developer options in the Settings menu and turn on the switch to enable USB debugging .
  • Next, open the ADB & Fastboot on your computer. Then press and hold the Shift key and right-click the mouse to open the command window.
  • Turn off your cell phones > Press and hold Volume Up + Power button together for a few seconds to enter Fastboot mode.
  • Connect your phone with PC via USB cable and type the following code in the command window and press enter:

adb reboot bootloader

  • Now, the phone is successfully connected to fastboot.
  • Type the following command and press enter to check fastboot device is connected or not:

fastboot device

  • Now, to install TWRP Recovery on your phone, type the following command and hit enter:

fastboot flash recovery twrpname.img

  • For just booting, you can use the command fastboot boot twrpname.img

And your phone will reboot automatically into the homescreen,

Now that you have successfully installed TWRP Recovery on your phone, I hope this short tutorial was useful, Thank you.