How to Root and Install TWRP Recovery on Xiaomi Redmi Y2

Here we will guide on how to install TWRP Recovery on Xiaomi Redmi Y2. Once you finish the installation, you can root your phone using TWRP recovery.

Xiaomi launched the latest selfie-focused budget Android smartphone called Xiaomi Redmi Y2. The device was first launched in China with the name Redmi S2. The smartphone features a 5.99-inch IPS display with 18:9 aspect ratio screen of 720 x 1440 HD+ resolution. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, paired with either 3GB of RAM and 32GB storage or 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. The Redmi Y2 boasts an impressive 12MP + 5MP dual-camera setup on the back with PDAF for fast focusing speeds and electronic image stabilization (EIS) to help capture steady videos. On the front, the device sports 16MP selfie camera which is powered by AI. Under the hood, the device runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with MIUI 10 software.

Today we will guide you on how to install TWRP Recovery on Xiaomi Redmi Y2. TWRP recovery is considered to be one of the important contributions of the active developer community that Android has. This open-source custom recovery is in wide usage around the world. TWRP recovery helps to install Custom ROM, Kernel, Mods, Root or even backup and restore any ROM.

If you are here, then you probably wondering how to install the TWRP Recovery on Xiaomi Redmi Y2. You can simply follow the guide given here. Once you have installed, you can flash the Super SU or Magisk to root your device very quickly. Before we install TWRP Recovery, let’s understand what is TWRP Recovery and their advantage.

How to Root and Install TWRP Recovery on Xiaomi Redmi Y2

Xiaomi Redmi Y2 Specifications:

Display Technology Display IPS LCD
Screen Resolution 720 x 1440 Pixels
Screen Size 5.99 inches
Protected By
Operating System Android 8.1 Oreo with MIUI 9.5 OS
Dust and Waterproof No
CPU/GPU Processor Chipset Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625
CPU Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU Adreno 506
Memory RAM 3/4GB
Internal Memory 32/64 GB
Expandable Up to 256 GB microSD card
Camera Rear Dual 12MP + 5 with f/2.2, gyro-EIS, phase detection autofocus, LED flash
Front 16 MP (MP = Megapixels)
Battery 3080 mAh Non-RemovableDual
Fingerprint Scanner Yes, rear mounted
Other Sensor Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Connectivity Dual SIM, Bluetooth, 4G voLTE, GPS, 3.5mm headphone jack, microUSB 2.0
Dimensions 160.7 x 77.3 x 8.1 mm
Weight 170 Grams

What is TWRP Recovery:

TWRP stands for TeamWin Recovery Project is a fully touch-based and open source custom recovery for Android devices. It is the best custom recovery after ClockworkMod (aka CWM). Unlike Stock Recovery, TWRP helps to install Custom ROM, Kernel, Mods or even root any Android devices in just a few simple steps.

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[su_quote cite=”Wikipedia” url=”https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TWRP”]Team Win Recovery Project (TWRP) 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 the current system, functions often unsupported by stock recovery images. It is, therefore, often installed when rooting Android devices, although it isn’t dependent on a device being rooted to be installed.[/su_quote]

Advantages of TWRP Recovery:

  • You can flash Custom ROM on Xiaomi Redmi Y2 using TWRP
  • You can flash modding zip files to customize your phone
  • Easy to flash and use Xposed Modules using TWRP
  • Easy to Root and Unroot using TWRP Recovery flashable zip SuperSU
  • You can install Magisk on Xiaomi Redmi Y2
  • Easy to Create and Restore Nandroid Backup using TWRP Recovery.
  • Easy access to restore the Nandroid Backup.
  • You can flash the image file using TWRP Recovery on Xiaomi Redmi Y2.
  • Easy to remove all bloatware using TWRP Recovery on Xiaomi Redmi Y2.
  • To underclock and overclock.
  • You can clean Wipe, Cache, and Data.

Before doing the methods, I just want to warn you that, By doing this you will loose the warranty and sometime if you don’t read the steps and do something wrong can brick your device. That won’t happen though you follow our step by step guide carefully.

Steps to Install TWRP Recovery on Xiaomi Redmi Y2

Remember this guide is to install TWRP Recovery on Xiaomi Redmi Y2, so don’t try the same recovery image on any other device. Before flashing recovery, please read and install the required drivers and software on your PC.

Download Required Files

TWRP Recovery Repack img

Download SuperSU Zip

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Download Magisk Zip

Pre-Requisite:

Installation Guide using ADB fastboot method:

[su_note note_color=”#035786″ text_color=”#ffffff”]At GetDroidTips, We will not be held responsible for any kind of damage occurred to your device while following this Guide. Do it at your own risk. Remember rooting or installation of Custom Recovery will void the warranty of your phone.[/su_note]

Follow the instructions given down below to install TWRP on your phone:

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  1. First of all, Download and install or extract the Android SDK or Minimal ADB Folder
  2. Now Go to C:\adb on the PC where Android SDK folder is found
  3. Now open the command window (CMD) on the same adb folder by holding the SHIFT key and right-click on an empty space inside the folder.
  4. Select the ‘Open PowerShell window here’ or Command Window option. AMD COMMAND
  5. Turn off your phone completely
  6. Once you completely shut down, now connect the device to the PC while holding the Volume Down key.
  7. It will boot into fastboot, Now enter the following command to install TWRP recovery on Xiaomi Redmi Y2:
    fastboot flash boot recovery.img
  8. This will install the recovery for temporary. Make sure everything is working fine.
  9. To install the recovery permanently, follow this command
    fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
  10. Once you are done, you need to reboot your phone to recovery or you can use the below command to enter recovery:
    fastboot reboot recovery

That’s it! You have installed TWRP Successfully!

How to Root Xiaomi Redmi Y2

To root your phone, you need either a supported TWRP Recovery or any rooting apps. With the help of rooting apps, you can root Xiaomi Redmi Y2 without PC/Computer. Here in this guide we already have a supported TWRP Recovery, so I will guide here to flash the superSU or Magisk to root your phone. Before rooting, let’s understand What is rooting in Android Phone?

What Does Rooting Mean?

Rooting doesn’t mean hacking. So please don’t compare the term hacking to rooting. In fact, it is not true at all. Well, Rooting for Android means nothing but jailbreaking the device to get access to the root directory of your android mobile. This means you are removing the restrictions and limitations from your Android Phone or Tablet to perform unperformable tasks.

By Rooting Xiaomi Redmi Y2, you are injecting a file known as SU binary to the root of your phone. Technically Speaking, Rooting Any Android Phone will void the brand warranty but don’t worry, you can unroot or restore your device any time without any issues.

The advantage of Rooting:

  • You can get access to all files on your Xiaomi Redmi Y2, even the files which present in the root directory of your phone.
  • You can increase the performance of your Xiaomi Redmi Y2 by overclocking.
  • By rooting you can increase battery life by underclocking Xiaomi Redmi Y2.
  • Uninstall Bloatware on Xiaomi Redmi Y2.
  • You can block Ads on any Android applications such as Youtube and other game related applications. Also ReadTop 5 Adblock Plus Alternatives for Android
  • By Rooting Xiaomi Redmi Y2, you can View, Edit or Delete any system file inside the root directory.
  • You can install Xposed Framework and many Xposed module support.

Guide to Root:

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Here is the guide on how to root Xiaomi Redmi Y2 smartphone. Make sure to download either SuperSU or Magisk to root your phone.

[su_note note_color=”#faf5ce” text_color=”#1d1d1d”]Warning: Don’t try to flash both Magisk and SuperSU on your phone. You need to root either with SuperSU or Magisk[/su_note]

Full Guide to install SuperSU on your phone Full Guide to install Magisk and Magisk Manager

I hope this guide was helpful to root and install TWRP Recovery on Xiaomi Redmi Y2. Any queries, you can leave a comment down below.

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