In this guide, we will show you the steps to install the latest Android 13 ROM onto your Redmi K20 Pro/Mi 9T Pro device. While the devices from this OEM score great on the hardware front, unfortunately not many might echo the same thought when it comes to the software domain. For many, MIUI offers a bloated usage experience with tons of unnecessary apps. Moroever, the device was launched with Android 9 out o the box and has already received its fair share of OS upgrades.
Well, guess what, you could now easily both these queries with just one fix- and that involves welcoming the latest OS build onto your device. Based on Android 13, you will be getting clean stock OS with just the right amount of feature sets, all thank to the Android Open Source Project. So without any further ado, let’s get started with the steps to install the latest Android 13 ROM onto your Redmi K20 Pro/Mi 9T Pro. Follow along.
What’s New in Android 13?
With Android 13, you get a slew of new and intriguing features. To begin with, there are now 16 themed icon sets, as opposed to 4 in its predecessor. Talking about which, you will now also be able to implement these themed icons on various third-party apps as well. Apart from that, there’s now the ability to interact and edit the contents that are copied on the clipboard.
Then the addition of a QR Code scanner in the Quick Setting and the per-app language change [without affecting the overall system language] is also worthy of praise. Moreover, the latest OS build has done a great job in polishing the rough corners that were present in Android 12 and hence has made it even more stable and user-friendly. So on that note, let’s make you aware of the steps to install Android 13 onto your Redmi K20 Pro/Mi 9T Pro right away.
How to Install Android 13 on Redmi K20 Pro/Mi 9T Pro
The below instructions are listed under separate sections for ease of understanding. Make sure to follow the 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.
STEP 1: Install Android SDK
First 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.
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.
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 Redmi K20 Pro/Mi 9T Pro
next up, you will have to unlock the bootloader on your device. Do keep in mind that doing so will wipe off all the data and might make the device’s warranty null and void as well. So if that’s well and good, then refer to our guide on How to Unlock Bootloader on any Xiaomi Device
STEP 4: Install TWRP on Redmi K20 Pro/Mi 9T Pro
You will also need to install the TWRP Recovery onto your Redmi K20 Pro/Mi 9T Pro as it will help you to flash the latest Android13 ROM. So refer to our below guides to install this recovery right away:
- How to Install TWRP Recovery on Redmi K20/Pro
- How to Install TWRP Recovery on Mi 9/Lite/Pro/9T/9T Pro
STEP 5: Download Android 13 ROM for Redmi K20 Pro/Mi 9T Pro
- To begin with, grab hold of the Android 13 ROM for your device from below [GApps is included in the ROM]
Android 13 ROM for Redmi K20 Pro/Mi 9T Pro: Download Evolution X for Raphael
- Then transfer the AOSP ROM to the platform-tools folder on your PC.
- Likewise, rename it to rom, so that the complete name becomes rom.zip.
- After that, download the “Android 11” firmware and transfer it to your device.
Android 11 Firmware for Redmi K20 Pro/Mi 9T Pro: Download Link
STEP 5: Boot to TWRP Recovery
- Connect your device to the PC via USB cable. Make sure USB Debugging is enabled.
- Then head over to the platform-tools folder, type in CMD in the address bar, and hit Enter. This will launch the Command Prompt.
- After that, type in the following command in the CMD window to boot your device to Fastboot Mode
adb reboot recovery
STEP 6: Flash Android 11 Firmware
- First off, go to the Install section of TWRP.
- Then select the Android 11 firmware ZIP.
- Finally, perform a right swipe to flash it.
STEP 7: Format Data via TWRP
- Go to the Wipe section of TWRP and tap on Format Data.
- Then type in YES in the space provided.
- Finally, hit the checkmark situated at the bottom right.
STEP 8: Transfer Android 13 ROM to the Device
- To begin with, go to Mount and tap on the Enable MTP button.
- Then open File Explorer on your PC. If your device is listed there, then transfer the ROM file to your device.
- However, if it is not there, then execute the below commands to transfer the ROM to your device.
adb push rom.zip /sdcard
STEP 9: Install Android 13 on Redmi K20 Pro/Mi 9T Pro
- Go to the Install section of TWRP, navigate to the rom.zip file, and select it.
- Then perform a right swipe to flash it and wait for the process to complete.
- Once done, you may now reboot your device to the OS via Reboot > System.
That’s it. These were the steps to install the latest Android 13 ROM onto your Redmi K20 Pro/Mi 9T Pro device. 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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