Installing TWRP (or other custom recoveries) on Poco F1 is quite easy than you think. We’ve recently come across the bootloader unlocking guide of Poco F1 and I assume that you followed it correctly and successfully unlocked the bootloader.
Don’t worry! Your warranty won’t be tampered by doing these unless you damage your hardware by messing with kernel misconfigurations.
But beware that you won’t be able to install OTA updates if your install custom recoveries. In order to install an MIUI incremental update, you might need to flash the Full ROM or fastboot ROM manually.
Situations apart, here’s how you can safely and easily replace your stock recovery with TWRP custom recovery. Currently, Poco F1 has a couple of custom recoveries available. Although this tutorial is specifically meant for TWRP, the procedure is the same for OrangeFox recovery, RedWorlf, and Pitch Black recoveries.
How to Install TWRP Recovery on Poco F1
- First of all, download the latest version of TWRP (or any other recovery you’d like to install) and the ADB-Fastboot drivers from the Download section.
- Now back up your data. Though installing a recovery doesn’t wipe the files, it’s always recommended to make a full file backup before proceeding with any developmental activities.
- Remove the security on your phone say, PIN, password, face unlock or pattern. It’s mandatory else you might face some trouble later.
- Reboot your Poco F1 to fastboot mode. For this, either press and hold Vol – & Power keys together after switching off the phone or execute the following command while the phone connected to the PC:
adb reboot bootloader
- Now copy the downloaded recovery image (with .img extension) to the fastboot folder like this.
- Connect your Poco to PC with the provided USB type-c cable being in fastboot mode. Check whether your device is detected by the PC by executing the following command. (Open command window inside the ADB-fastboot folder by holding the shift key and right clicking on an empty space).
- If it returns a device info as shown below, then proceed to the next step. Else re-install the USB & ADB drivers on PC.
- On the same command window, execute the following command to flash TWRP recovery on your Poco F1:
fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
- Make sure that the recovery file is named as ‘recovery.img’. Else, the execution won’t work.
- Now switch off your device and check whether TWRP recovery has been installed on your device by pressing Vol + & Power buttons together.
- If it boots to the TWRP recovery, you just replaced your stock recovery with a custom recovery safely.
- Even after installing the custom recovery, the stock recovery is showing up: It means that the flashing wasn’t successful. Re-flash the recovery using proper fastboot commands.
- After flashing the recovery, it asks for a PIN code: You should remove all the security measures before installing a custom recovery. In case if you didn’t set any and still it asks for the PIN, simply discard the message and go back.
- My internal memory files aren’t showing up on the recovery: In this case, you need to wipe the data through TWRP and reboot. This clears the internal storage.
In case if you feel any difficulties while flashing TWRP or other custom recoveries on Poco F1, let us know in the comment section.