How to Install TWRP Recovery on Poco F5/Redmi Note 12 Turbo

In this guide, we will show you the steps to install the TWRP Recovery on your Poco F5/Redmi Note 12 Turbo. It’s no hidden secret that the devices from Xiaomi, especially the Poco series, are among the most active players in the custom development. But what really amazes us is the pace of the development. It has only been a couple of days since the device got released and we already have a working custom recovery at hand.

As a result of which, you could easily take a backup of all the partitions on your device, erase individual partitions data, and flash customized firmware and modules in just a few clicks. Moreover, two versions of recovery are already live- boot and recovery builds. So without any further delay, let’s make you acquainted with the steps to install the TWRP Recovery [for both these versions] on your Poco F5/Redmi Note 12 Turbo. Follow along.

How to Install TWRP Recovery on Poco F5/Redmi Note 12 Turbo

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The below instructions are listed under separate sections for ease of understanding. Make sure to follow in the exact same sequence as mentioned. Droidwin and its members wouldn’t be held responsible in case of a thermonuclear war, your alarm doesn’t wake you up, or if anything happens to your device and data by performing the below steps.

NOTE: There exist two different methods to flash the TWRP Recovery on Poco F5, as shown in STEP 6A & B. Steps 1 to 5 are the prerequisites that are needed for both these methods. While both these methods work equally good, however, we would recommend you opt for the boot version because it gives you the option to test the recovery first whereas the recovery version requires you to directly flash the recovery, which might prove to be a risky bet in some cases.

STEP 1: Install Android SDK

install adb platform tools windowsFirst and foremost, you will have to install the Android SDK Platform Tools on your PC. This is the official ADB and Fastboot binary provided by Google and is the only recommended one. So download it and then extract it to any convenient location on your PC. Doing so will give you the platform-tools folder, which will be used throughout this guide to install the TWRP Recovery on Poco F5.

STEP 2: Enable USB Debugging and OEM Unlocking

Next up, you will also have to enable USB Debugging and OEM Unlocking on your device. The former will make your device recognizable by the PC in ADB mode. This will then allow you to boot your device to Fastboot Mode. On the other hand, OEM Unlocking is required to carry out the bootloader unlocking process.

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So head over to Settings > About Phone > Tap on Build Number 7 times > Go back to Settings > System > Advanced > Developer Options > Enable USB Debugging and OEM Unlocking.

STEP 3: Unlock Bootloader on Poco F5/Redmi Note 12 Turbo

Next up, you will also have to unlock the device’s bootloader. Do keep in mind that doing so will wipe off all the data from your device and could nullify its warranty as well. So if that’s all well and good, then please refer to our detailed guide on How to Unlock Bootloader on any Xiaomi Device.

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STEP 4: Download TWRP Recovery for Poco F5/Redmi Note 12 Turbo

  1. You may now grab hold of the official TWRP Recovery for your Poco F5/Redmi Note 12 Turbo from below:
    ANDROID 14 VERSION
    RECOVERY VERSION
    BOOT VERSION
    
  2. Once downloaded, rename the TWRP Installer ZIP to twrp.zip and the TWRP IMG file to twrp.img
  3. Likewise, transfer both these TWRP files to the platform-tools folder on your PC.

STEP 5: Boot to Fastboot Mode

  1. Now connect your device to the PC via a USB cable. Make sure USB Debugging is enabled.
  2. Then head over to the platform-tools folder, type in CMD in the address bar, and hit Enter. This will launch the Command Prompt.
    command-prompt-inside-adb
  3. Type in the following command in the CMD window to boot your device to Fastboot Mode
    adb reboot bootloader

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  4. To verify the Fastboot connection, type in the below command and you should get back the device ID.
    fastboot devices

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  5. If you are not getting any serial ID, then please install the Fastboot Drivers on your PC.

STEP 6A: Install TWRP on Poco F5/Redmi Note 12 Turbo [Android 14 Version]

  1. From the Fastbooy Mode, execute the below command to flash TWRP:
    fastboot flash recovery_ab twrp.img
  2. If the above command doesn’t network, then use the below two commands:
    fastboot flash recovery_a twrp.img
    fastboot flash recovery_b twrp.img
  3. Then type in the below command to boot your device to TWRP Recovery
    fastboot reboot recovery

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  4. You may now carry out the desired flashing. Once done, go to Reboot > System.twrp poco f5

STEP 6B: Flash TWRP on Poco F5/Redmi Note 12 Turbo [Boot Version]

  1. Head over to the platform-tools folder, type in CMD in the address bar, and hit Enter. This will launch the Command Prompt.command-prompt-inside-adb
  2. Then type in the following command in the CMD window to temporarily boot your Poco F5 to TWRP Recovery:
    fastboot boot twrp.img

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  3. Your device will now boot to TWRP. So go to Advanced and tap on Flash Current TWRP.
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  4. That’s it. TWRP is now permanently flashed onto your Poco F5.
  5. Once you are done using it, go to Reboot and select System.twrp poco f5

STEP 6C: Install TWRP on Poco F5/Redmi Note 12 Turbo [Recovery Version]

  1. From the Fastbooy Mode, execute the below command to flash TWRP:
    fastboot flash recovery_ab twrp.img
  2. Then type in the below command to boot your device to TWRP Recovery
    fastboot reboot recovery

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  3. You may now carry out the desired flashing. Once done, go to Reboot > System.twrp poco f5

These were the steps to install the TWRP Recovery on your Poco F5/Redmi Note 12 Turbo. If you have any queries concerning the aforementioned steps, do let us know in the comments. We will get back to you with a solution at the earliest.


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