How to Install TWRP Recovery on Umidigi F1 and Root using Magisk/SU

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In this post, we would be guiding you on how to install TWRP Recovery on Umidigi F1. Now, there is no denying the fact that if you want to get the most out of your Android Device by installing MODs, Patches, or Custom ROMs, then a Custom Recovery is a must. Surprisingly a lot of people are finding it difficult to install a TWRP Recovery on Umidigi F1.

Talking about the specifications, UMIDIGI F1 features a 6.3-inch IPS display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2340 Pixels. It is powered by MediaTek Helio P60 MT6771, 64-Bit Processor coupled with 4GB of RAM. The phone packs 64/128GB internal memory with expandable storage support of 256GB via microSD card. The camera on the UMIDIGI F1 comes with a dual 16MP + 8MP rear camera with dual-LED dual-tone flash and 16MP front camera for selfies. It is backed by a Non-Removable 5150 mAh Lithium-Polymer Battery. UMIDIGI F1 also has a fingerprint sensor on the back.

Now, we all already know that the TWRP Recovery which by the way stands for TeamWin Recovery Project is an Open Source Recovery for Android Devices. There are quite a lot of benefits of installing a Custom recovery like the TWRP on an Android Device. This includes flashing  Super SU or Magisk as well. Anyways, let us now take a quick look at What is TWRP. Should we?

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What is TWRP Recovery:

TWRP Recovery which by the way stands for TeamWin Recovery Project is a fully touch-based and open source custom recovery for Android devices. There are quite a lot of benefits of installing a Custom recovery like the TWRP on an Android Device. These benefits include installing Custom ROMs, Patches, MODs and more.

[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:

Here are some of the advantages of installing a TWRP Recovery on an Android Device:

  • Users can easily flash Custom ROM on Umidigi F1 using TWRP
  • Users can also flash mods zip files to customize their phone
  • Easily flash and use Xposed Modules using TWRP.
  • Root and Unroot using TWRP Recovery flashable zip SuperSU
  • Users can install Magisk on their Umidigi F1
  • Create and Restore Nandroid Backup using TWRP Recovery.
  • Access to restore the Nandroid Backup.
  • Flash the image file using TWRP Recovery on Umidigi F1.
  • Remove all bloatware using the TWRP Recovery on Umidigi F1.
  • Underclock and overclock.
  • Users can clean Wipe, Cache, and Data.

Steps to Install TWRP Recovery on Umidigi F1

Here is a step by step guide on how to Install TWRP Recovery on Umidigi F1.

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Before doing the methods, I just want to warn you that, By doing this you will lose 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.

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.

Download Required Files

TWRP Recovery

Download Scatter File from Umidigi F1 Stock ROM

Download SuperSU Zip – For root using SuperSU

Download Magisk Zip – For root using Magisk

Pre-Requisite:

Installation Guide using SP Flash tool:

Follow the instructions given down below to install TWRP on your phone (need scatter text file):

Installation Using ADB Fastboot Method:

Download and Install Umidigi USB Drivers and Download ADB and Fastboot tool for Windows || For Mac: Click Here || For Full ADB Setup, Download Android SDK Platform

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

How to Root Umidigi F1:

Are you someone who wants to root your Umidigi F1? Well, in order to root your phone, you need either a supported TWRP Recovery or any rooting apps. Anyways, in this guide, we will also be guiding you on How to Root your Umidigi F1. You can use either Magisk or SuperSU in order to do so. But let us first take a quick look at What is Rooting. Should we?

What Does Rooting Mean?

Rooting, just in case if you don’t already know simply means accessing the Root Directory of your Android Device and making changes to it. Now, a lot of people misinterpret the meaning of Rooting to the hacking. Please note that the Rooting does not mean hacking in any way possible. Also, it will not get your phone in trouble if you exactly know what you are doing with it.

Rooting Umidigi F1 injects 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 any time unroot or restore your device at any time without any issues. Now, let us take a look at some of the advantages of rooting an Android Device.

Advantages of Rooting:

  • Users can get access to all files on the Umidigi F1, this includes the files which present in the root directory of your phone.
  • Improve the performance of your Umidigi F1 by overclocking.
  • With the help of rooting, you can increase battery life by underclocking Umidigi F1.
  • Uninstall Bloatware on Umidigi F1.
  • You can block Ads on any Android applications and other games.
  • Users can easily View, Edit or Delete any system file inside the root directory.
  • Users can install the Xposed Framework on their device.

Guide to Root:

Here is the guide on how to root Umidigi F1 smartphone. Make sure to download either SuperSU or Magisk to root your phone.

Full Guide to install SuperSU on your phone

or you can try the

Full Guide to install Magisk and Magisk Manager

That’s it guys, this was our take on How to Install TWRP Recovery on Umidigi F1 and Root using Magisk/SU. We hope that you found this guide useful. Just in case, if you still have some queries, then feel free to leave them in the comments section down below.

7 comments
  1. Hello, I successfully unlocked my bootloader + installed TWRP. However internal storage seems to show 0 MB and is unable to mount. Changing file system to anything and then back to ext4 seems to fix it, however I can’t seem to find magisk/supersu.zip or any other file. If I reboot my device, TWRP is overwritten. Any tips?

      1. That’s what I’m trying to do. I did that before flashing TWRP but when I go in TWRP, there’s this 0 MB error (not mounted) that can be resolved by changing filesystem temporarily, however it seems like the phone is wiped clean at that point, so there’s no supersu/magisk anymore. My computer doesn’t recognize the phone when it’s in recovery to re-transfer it. If I reboot from TWRP, the stock recovery will replace it since I couldn’t flash a root zip. Do you think it could work if I inserted an SD card with a flashable root file?
        If so, will TWRP recognize the SD card immediately? Thanks

        1. Edit: I used an SD to flash supersu/magisk and it flashed with no errors. However no sign of root. TWRP is now patched and is the main recovery though, so that’s progress. I also tried flashing a patched boot image (magisk) in fastboot but that didn’t work either.

  2. Hello from Germany!
    Thank you for your detailed help!
    I have already rooted various smartphones, but unfortunately it does not work with the F1 !?

    I tried to unblock the Booloader via ADB, here I get an error message that the access to the bootloader is not possible, it is encrypted!
    Also a change with an over magisk created patched boot.img with the Flashtool is broken off with the transfer!

    Do you have a tip for me?

    best regards
    Gerald Kellner

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