How to Install TWRP Recovery on ZTE Nubia Z18 Mini and Root in a minute

Today we will guide you on how to install TWRP Recovery on ZTE Nubia Z18 Mini. TWRP recovery is considered to be one of the important contributions from 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 ZTE Nubia Z18 Mini. 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 Install TWRP Recovery on ZTE Nubia Z18 Mini and Root in a minute

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.

[su_quote cite=”Wikipedia” url=””]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 ZTE Nubia Z18 Mini 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 ZTE Nubia Z18 Mini
  • 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 ZTE Nubia Z18 Mini.
  • Easy to remove all bloatware using TWRP Recovery on ZTE Nubia Z18 Mini.
  • 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.

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Steps to Install TWRP Recovery on ZTE Nubia Z18 Mini

Remember this guide is to install TWRP Recovery on ZTE Nubia Z18 Mini, 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


Installation Guide using ADB fastboot method:

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.

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

  1. First of all, You need to root ZTE Nubia Z18 Mini
  2. Download and install or extract the Android SDK or Minimal ADB Folder
  3. Now Go to C:\adb on the PC where the Android SDK folder is found
  4. 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.
  5. Select the ‘Open PowerShell window here’ or Command Window option. AMD COMMAND
  6. Turn off your phone completely
  7. Once you completely shut down, now connect the device to the PC while holding the Volume Down key.
  8. It will boot into fastboot, Now open the extracted TWRP folder and look for file name called install.bat. If not, you can normally install with fastboot using the command:
    fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
  9. Double click and open the install.bat to start installing the TWRP Recovery on your device.
  10. Boot to recovery using the button combination (VOLUME DOWN + POWER BUTTON).
  11. Once you are booted in TWRP, you need to install Swipe to Allow Modifications.
  12. Now format your device and reboot to recovery.
  13. That’s it! You have installed TWRP Successfully!
  14. Happy flashing Custom ROM.

How to Root ZTE Nubia Z18 Mini

To root your phone, you need either a supported TWRP Recovery or any rooting apps. With the help of rooting apps, you can root ZTE Nubia Z18 Mini 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 ZTE Nubia Z18 Mini, 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 at any time without any issues.


The advantage of Rooting:

  • You can get access to all files on your ZTE Nubia Z18 Mini, even the files which present in the root directory of your phone.
  • You can increase the performance of your ZTE Nubia Z18 Mini by overclocking.
  • By rooting you can increase battery life by underclocking ZTE Nubia Z18 Mini.
  • Uninstall Bloatware on ZTE Nubia Z18 Mini.
  • 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 ZTE Nubia Z18 Mini, 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:

Here is the guide on how to root ZTE Nubia Z18 Mini 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 ZTE Nubia Z18 Mini. Any queries, you can leave a comment down below.


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ZTE Nubia Z18 Mini Specifications:

ZTE nubia Z18 mini features a 5.7-inch FHD+ LTPS IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels. It is powered by Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660 processor coupled with 6GB of RAM. The phone packs 64/128GB internal memory. The camera on the nubia Z18 mini comes with Dual: 24 MP (f/1.7, PDAF) + 5 MP rear camera and 8 MP front shooting camera. It is backed by a Non-removable Li-Po 3450 mAh battery with Fast battery charging. It also has a fingerprint sensor on the back.

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