How To Root And Install TWRP Recovery On Xiaomi Redmi 5A

Xiaomi has been the uncrowned king of budget smartphones in India and China, its Redmi series sell especially well in India. The successor to the Redmi 4A Xiaomi was launched Redmi 5A in In December 2017. The Redmi 5A comes with a 5-inch 720p by 1280 pixels at a PPI of 294 pixels per inch display and the device is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor with Adreno 308 underneath along with 2GB and 3GB RAM. Both variants feature a 13MP rear camera with dual flash and a 5MP front camera. If you’re one of the owners of the Xiaomi Redmi 5A and are hoping to bypass certain limitations and apply patches or need to add extra functionalities and customizations to your device then you must install TWRP and root the Redmi 5A. By following this detailed guide, you will be learning how to root and install official TWRP 3.2.1 recovery on Redmi 5A. In order to root the device, first, you have to unlock the bootloader of your device then install a custom recovery like TWRP via ADB and fastboot.

Once TWRP is installed on your device and unlock the bootloader, you can take many advantages from the phone like you can root the phone easily, install TWRP custom recovery, install any other custom ROM, customize your device and so on. After installing TWRP recovery you will be able to use SuperSU to root your Redmi 5A. Remember that rooting your Android device and/or installing custom images/other mods or pieces of software will void your warranty. If you want to install official TWRP 3.2.1 recovery and root your Xiaomi Redmi 5A then go ahead and follow the given steps.

Install TWRP and root Redmi 5A

Warning: will not be held responsible for any damage occurred to your Xiaomi Redmi 5A during or after the installation of TWRP custom recovery. Please keep in mind that replacing the stock recovery with TWRP recovery isn’t an official process so that you will lose the warranty of your Xiaomi Redmi 5A.


  • Take a proper backup of all your important data like your contacts, call logs, texts, images, videos and audio files on Xiaomi Redmi 5A before starting the flashing process. It is recommended to keep everything safe and secured by syncing your files with your account.
  • A Windows-based PC will be required for this process to install the Xiaomi Redmi 5A USB drivers and the Android SDK toolkit.
  • The bootloader of your phone should be unlocked, otherwise, you’ll not be able to flash the TWRP.
  • Enable USB Debugging option by navigating to Menu – Settings – Developer Options.
  • The battery level of your Xiaomi Redmi 5A smartphone should be at least about 70% to avoid unexpected shutdowns during installation.

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Steps To Root Xiaomi Redmi 5A and Install TWRP Recovery

Step No 1: First of all transfer the SuperSU zip package to your Xiaomi Redmi 5A that you have already downloaded from the above link.

Step No 2: Now rename Xiaomi Redmi 5A TWRP Recovery file to recovery.img.

Step No 3: Move recovery.img to platform-tools folder in the Android SDK folder.

Step No 4: After moving the image to Android SDK folder, connect Xiaomi Redmi 5A to your PC via USB cable.

Step No 5: Now launch a command prompt window from inside the platform-tools folder and type the following command:

adb reboot bootloader

Step No 6: After the bootloader screen appears on the screen of your Xiaomi Redmi 5A, type this command:

fastboot flash recovery recovery.img

Step No 7: When the recovery is flashed to the device, give the following command:

fastboot reboot

Step No 8: Just reboot your Xiaomi Redmi 5A into recovery mode to flash SuperSU by giving this command:

adb reboot recovery

9: Simply tap on the Install option in TWRP, browse where you’ve transferred. Select it.
It will take some time, wait till it’s flashed after confirming the installation.

Step No 10: Now you’ll need to reboot your Xiaomi Redmi 5A by navigating to Reboot > System option.

Congrats! Your Xiaomi Redmi 5A is now rooted, and TWRP Recovery is installed on it successfully. To confirm that either your Xiaomi Redmi 5A is properly rooted or not, download and install the Root Checker app from the Play Store.


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