Chinese mobile phone maker with bunny logo has released its latest smartphone called Xiaomi Mi 8, which is a continuation of Mi 6. Of course, this naming is a bit surprising because the number 6 is not continued by the Mi6, and instead Xiaomi uses the number 8 in the use of the number 7.
Like Xiaomi’s previous handsets, the Mi 8 is a continuation of the Chinese handset maker’s love of Apple smartphone design, and the Mi 8 is thought to be similar to the iPhone X despite some nuances.
Without underestimating what Xiaomi has done with MIUI, it turns out that there are also fans of Xiaomi mobile users who do not like the look of MIUI, which is really iOS. There is a way to do this, install a TWRP custom recovery and then root the Mi 8 before installing a custom ROM or remaining loyal to MIUI.
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This method is also very easy, although it is not easy to unlock the bootloader, which is just waiting for the Xiaomi unlock code, although you have to wait one to two months for the unlock code.
So before you want to have root access of Mi 8, make sure that the phone already has the bootloader unlock code, because the main condition for successful installation of TWRP and rooting on the Mi 8 is that the Mi 8 has an unlocked bootloader Be.
Requirements and download TWRP and Root Mi 8 files
- Xiaomi Mi 8 smartphone that has unlocked the bootloader
- ADB and Fastboot installed on the computer
- Make sure the USB debugging and OEM unlock positions are enabled. This is very easy by going to Settings> About Phone. Then tap MIUI version seven times to activate the Developer Options message. Now go to Settings menu> Advanced Settings> Developer Options> Enable OEM Menu Unlock and USB Debugging.
- Make sure the phone’s battery status is over 60%
- For Windows users, make sure the Xiaomi USB driver is installed.
- Download the TWRP recovery image file for Xiaomi Mi 8 from this or that link, then rename it to recovery.img and put it in the ADB folder.
- Download the latest Magisk file here to root your Xiaomi Mi 8. Copy this magisk file directly to Mi 8.
- Also download the Disable_dm-verity_fec_v1.1.zip file from the link below and copy it to your mobile phone.
How to install TWRP and Root Access on Xiaomi Mi 8
After preparing the prerequisites and files needed to install TWRP recovery and get root privileges on Mi 8. Now we go to the next step which is the installation steps on the mobile phone. This process is very easy and similar to installing TWRP on Redmi 2 or other Xiaomi mobile devices.
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Keep in mind that the TWRP and root installation process has its own risks, meaning that the warranty may be lost and the phone may be damaged or broken due to not booting. To do this, do the process of backing up all the data that you think is important from your mobile phone, and be prepared for all the bad risks. If you are ready, please follow the steps below.
- Connect your Xiaomi Mi 8 to your PC using the built-in USB cable and open the ADB command menu. If the message appears on the phone screen, confirm when ADB debugging requests PC access rights.
- Use the following command to restart the phone to enter fast boot mode.
adb reboot bootloader
- Now perform the TWRP flash process on the Mi 8 using the following command:
fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
Make sure the recovery.img file is in the same folder as the ADB command. If the recovery.img file is in another folder, use the full path so that the ADB command can locate the image file.
- Now reboot the Mi 8 in the following way to enter recovery mode:
- Turn off your cell phone,
- Now press and hold the volume up button and the power button at the same time for a few seconds.
- As soon as the Mi logo appears, two buttons immediately appear on the top of the hand. You can now see the TWRP screen,
- Now drag the page to make changes if requested, and of course you will see the TWRP main menu. Install the Disable_Dm-Verity_FEC_v1.1.zip file.
- Swipe the button at the bottom right to start the flash process, which disables phone encryption.
- Go back to the main menu and do the same for the ZIP Magisk file, when done, now select the menu to restart the system that appears on the mobile screen.
If the above process goes well, your Xiaomi Mi 8 has successfully installed TWRP recovery and of course root access.
Obtaining root access, of course, has complete freedom and access to the phone. But behind this freedom, it turns out that there is a cost to pay, that is, the non-functioning of banking programs such as independent online banks. For those who need this program to facilitate the transaction process in banking, rooting a mobile phone and vice versa is certainly not recommended.