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How to Install TWRP on Redmi K20 Pro and Unlock Bootloader

If you are in the development and likes to test various custom ROMs, then you know it requires a custom recovery on your phone. And if you want to test custom ROMs on Redmi K20 Pro then here’s how to install TWRP on Redmi K20 Pro & guide to Unlock Bootloader.

how to install twrp on redmi k20 pro

TWRP is a custom Recovery that everyone will recommend because of its features. And using it on Redmi K20 Pro will surely help in future. Because the development has already started and soon we will see a lot of Custom ROMs. Apart from custom ROMs, you can also flash various Mods like Viper4Android, Dolby Atmos, Magisk, and more to enhance the phone functions.

Redmi K20 Pro is the latest flagship smartphone from Xiaomi and it comes with premium design including the Popup camera. Recently many Smartphones are coming with this new design (popup camera) including the OnePlus 7 Pro. Redmi K20 Pro has a gradient look at the back which gives an extra edge on the look. Its the design and similarly the hardware and software on Redmi K20 Pro is good and with modification, it will become beast. You can start modification with installing TWRP Recovery. Check out the below guide to install TWRP Recovery on Redmi K20 Pro and Unlock Bootloader.

How to Unlock Bootloader on Redmi K20

Modifying or making a system change on any Android phone requires to unlock bootloader. So before installing TWRP Recovery, you need to follow the steps below to unlock bootloader on Redmi K20 Pro. Xiaomi let users unlock bootloader without warranty void. So there’s nothing to afraid when it comes to unlocking bootloader in case of Xiaomi or Redmi phones. But it will erase all the data so make sure to take a backup of important data.

Link Mi Account to Phone

  1. Open Settings and login with a Mi Account. If you don’t have an account then create one using your Phone number.
  2. Go to Settings > Mi Account > Mi Cloud and enable ‘Sync’ & ‘Find Device’. Also, Sync all App data at least once. unlock bootloader on redmi k20 pro
  3. Now go to Settings > About Phone and click on MIUI Version 7 times to enable Developer Options.
  4. Then go to Settings > Additional Settings > Developer Options and enable OEM Unlocking.
  5. In Developer options, go to Mi Unlock Status and link your Mi Account. It needs to have internet access with the same number associated with Mi Account.

Download Mi Unlock Tool

  1. Go to official MIUI site to download Mi Unlock Tool.
  2. Click on Unlock Now button. unlock bootloader on redmi k20 pro
  3. Then login with the same Mi Account that linked to your phone.
  4. Then it will redirect to download page. There you can download the Mi Unlock Tool.
  5. Open the Mi Unlock tool on your PC and login with the same Mi account.

Unlock Bootloader of Redmi K20 Pro

  1. Install ADB & Fastboot drivers on your PC.
  2. Power off your phone completely.
  3. Long press Volume Down + Power button together to boot into fastboot mode. unlock bootloader on redmi k20 pro
  4. Connect your phone to PC using a USB cable.
  5. Mi Unlock Tool will detect your device and then click on ‘Unlock Now’.
  6. It will verify your device if it has permission to unlock and then unlock the bootloader and erase all data. make sure your PC is connected to the internet during this process.
  7. If the tool shows wait time then you need to wait for that duration and then try again. Do not log out Mi account from the device until the waiting time.

How to Install TWRP on Redmi K20 Pro

Once you have unlocked the bootloader on your phone, now you are all set to install TWRP Recovery. LR Team is known for its development and again they surprise with the early unofficial TWRP Recovery for Redmi K20 Pro. So all the credit goes to the developer team for their hard work to provide an early build of TWRP Recovery. Make sure to follow prerequisites before installing TWRP Recovery on Redmi K20 Pro.

Prerequisites

  • Take a full backup of all the data (You need to format in case encryption doesn’t work)
  • Charge your phone to at least 50%
  • Bootloader should be unlocked
  • You may not receive updates after installing TWRP Recovery
  • Download required files

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Steps to Install TWRP Recovery on Redmi K20 Pro

  1. Extract the downloaded TWRP compressed file.
  2. Turn off your phone completely.
  3. Long press Volume Down + Power button together to boot into fastboot mode.
  4. While in fastboot mode connect the phone to PC using a USB cable.
  5. Open the extracted TWRP folder. And rename the TWRP file to twrp.img (recovery-TWRP-3.3.1-0529-REDMI_K20PRO-CN-wzsx150.img to twrp.img). how to install twrp on redmi k20 pro
  6. Run the CMD.bat file on your PC to open the command window. how to install twrp on redmi k20 pro
  7. In Command window enter the below command to check device is connected or not, it should return some ID
    • fastboot devices
  8. Now enter the following command to flash TWRP Recovery on Redmi K20 Pro
    • fastboot flash recovery twrp.img
  9. You also need to flash misc file, enter the below command to flash misc
    • fastboot flash misc misc.bin
  10. Now long press Volume Up + Power button to boot into TWRP Recovery. how to install twrp on redmi k20 pro
  11. In TWRP Recovery the default language will be in Chinese. To change language go to Settings > Global Icon > English > Select Language. how to install twrp on redmi k20 pro
  12. That’s it the TWRP Recovery is now installed on your Redmi K20 Pro.

Now you can flash any zip file using TWRP Recovery like Custom ROM, Magisk, Custom Kernel, Viper4Android, Dolby Atmos and more. You can also create a partition and some other stuff that you should only change if you know about it. The use of a custom recovery is mostly for flashing zip files.

If any error appears while installing TWRP recovery on Redmi K20 Pro then make sure to write in the comment section. We will reply with the solution to fix the error.

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Ashutosh is a game lover and tech enthusiast, He likes helping others by posting solutions regarding Windows and Android operating systems problems. He enjoys trying new games and reviewing them.

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