Today we discuss how to Root and Install TWRP Recovery on Xiaomi Mi 4. Now you can download Official TWRP 3.0.0 recovery for Xiaomi Mi 4 (cancro). Recently, TWRP recovery got updated with material designed to TWRP 3.0.0. That means you can install the latest TWRP 3.0.0 on Xiaomi Mi 4. The new update of TWRP 3.0.0 has a completely new look, true terminal emulator, support Android 6.0 and now you can flash image files also. Follow this guide to Root and Install TWRP Recovery on Xiaomi Mi 4.

If you are a Mi 4 user, then you can Root Mi 4 and Install TWRP Recovery On Xiaomi Mi 4. And if you already install custom recovery on Mi 4 then you can flash the latest version of the TWRP recovery to get more benefits. So here is the step by step guide to Root and Install TWRP Recovery on Xiaomi Mi4. Read the below note carefully before you Install TWRP 3.0.0 Recovery on Mi 4.

Root and Install TWRP Recovery on Xiaomi Mi 4


  • Rooting will void your phone warranty, and you won’t claim it back.
  • Follow the steps correctly otherwise you may brick your device. We are not responsible for any damage of your phone.
  • It will erase all your personal data including data of internal storage, so we advise you first to take a complete backup of your phone and then proceed.
  • Ensure that your phone has at least 50-60% charged to prevent the accidental shutdown in-between the process.

Files required to Root and Install Custom Recovery on Mi4 –

Steps to Root and Install TWRP Recovery on Xiaomi Mi 4 –

1) First, enable ‘USB debugging’ option from setting>developer option>. To enable Developer Options, go to About phone and tap the Build Number 7 times.

2) Download TWRP 3.0.0 for Xiaomi Mi 4 from above and place it in the folder where ADB installed and rename it to ‘recovery.img’.

3) Now go to installation directory open ADB folder and open the command window thereby pressing and hold the ‘shift’ key and right-clicked anywhere in that folder.

cmd 6

4) Now connect your phone to PC and reboot the device into fastboot mode by typing below.

adb reboot bootloader

5) You are in Fastboot mode now to check your connection by entering below command in command prompt. It will return your device serial number means your device properly connected. Check your driver if the above command is not responding.

fastboot devices

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6) Type the below command correctly in command prompt and then press enter. It starts flashing recovery on your phone.

fastboot flash recovery recovery.img


7) Now type below command in command prompt to reboot your phone into recovery mode. Now you successfully installed the custom recovery on Xiaomi Mi 4.

fastboot boot recovery.img

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8) With above command your phone boot into the recovery mode.

9) In TWRP recovery navigate to Install Zip and select ‘’ to root Xiaomi Mi 4

13) Swipe to install SuperSu and reboot your device. That’s it, you root Mi 4 and install custom recovery on Xiaomi Mi 4 successfully.

That’s all; this is the complete guide of how to Root and Install TWRP Recovery on Xiaomi Mi 4. If you have any questions, then comment below.


Sumit is a Tech and Gadget freak and loves writing about Android and iOS, his favourite past time is playing video games.


  1. Sachin Jain Reply

    hi Sumit, though TWRP is there on my mi4, i am not able to flash any custom ROM on it. Any idea why?

  2. Sachin Jain Reply

    It shows below error:

    Updated process ended with ERROR: 7
    Error installing zip file ‘/sdcard/’

    checking if you can help here?

    • Status 7 Error happens due to two reasons
      1) If you are using an old version of TWRP update it.
      2) If you are installing directly from Lollipop or Nougat or Kitkat to Marshmallow. Means if you skip an Android version. If this is the reason then first try Marshmallow based ROM then flash Nougat based ROM.

      Let me know if this helps.

  3. Sachin Jain Reply

    it could not work. i tried stock rom and then updated it to latest one on Marshmellow. then i rooted it and tried flashing Nugget thru TWRP. however same ‘error 7’ showed.

  4. i tried flashing twrp the way you have mentioned above. But it repeatedly shows error can’t load recovery.img

  5. Komalpreet Singh Sandhu Reply

    It works successfuly everytime i try … Thanks for making such a page on it

  6. Tom van Lint Reply

    I’ve tried and looked for the Mi4W drivers for hours now. MI PC Suite is working, so it seems the correct drivers are loaded. In Device Manager -> portable devices Mi4W is mentioned, but fastboot keeps giving the message “error: no devices/emulators found”. Could you help me?

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