Flashing Guide

[Guide] Easiest way to flash stock Mi recovery from TWRP on any phone

2016-09-26 07:35:38
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Edited by UditMathur at 2016-09-27 01:49 AM

Disclaimer: I am not responsible for any damage done to your device. You are responsible for making these changes on your device

Hello MIUIers,
Many of us Mi phone users have installed custom recoveries like TWRP for using custom roms and backup options but what if you want stock Mi recovery for some reason, one method to do that is to flash the recovery image file via fastboot but today I will show you the easiest method to get back the stock recovery. The stock MIUI fastboot rom contains Mi recovery so we will extract it from there and flash it via TWRP.

NOTE: Only use the files specific to your device, using different devices' files may brick your phone.

Download the full MIUI fastboot rom file from the download section and extract it.

Open the extracted folder and go to Images and copy recovery.img to the root storage of your phone.

Boot TWRP recovery, tap Install and select "Install image", then navigate the img file and flash it. Then reboot your device

Voila! You have successfully installed stock Mi recovery and can be accessed from updater app or by pressing VOLUME UP + POWER buttons at boot

ALTERNATE METHOD (only for rooted phones)

Follow Steps 1-2

Install flashify app from play store.

Open the app and select recovery image option. Then select "choose a file" and navigate to the recovery.img file and flash it.

Stock Mi recovery is now installed.


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2016-09-26 07:35:38
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Nice Work . Keep it up. :)
2016-09-26 12:50:46

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Sudhagaran R | from app


Nice work. Thanks for sharing.
2016-09-26 16:23:13

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Srdrhl146 | from app


Can  we get direct links to recovery. img? I'm using Redmi Note 3.
2016-09-27 00:57:03

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Amar Deep Bhardwaj | from Redmi Note 3


Can  we get direct links to recovery. img? I'm using Redmi Note 3
2017-09-13 00:12:57

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2017-10-07 21:40:43
hello ,
does this method work for ZCX Recovery?
Will I lose any apps or app data or storage data?
2017-10-19 23:23:43

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Krish 531218308 | from MI MAX


No need of fastboot rom. Download the latest recovery rom for your device. Go to the updater app tap on 3 dots top right corner choose update package OK to update. Wait for the device to boot up,  more ever you will not lose apps and datas.  Now boot the phone into recovery you will see the stock recovery. I tested it in my mi max.
2017-12-02 09:52:05
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