Install TWRP Recovery and Root Redmi 4 Prime [Official]

Redmi 4 Prime has been around for while and after a long wait, official TWRP recovery is available for the device. In this tutorial, we will tell you how you can download and install TWRP recovery on Redmi 4 Prime.

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Prerequisites

  1. Make a complete backup of your device: 
  2. Make sure you have the latest USB Drivers installed on your PC. Get the latest USB Drivers from the below link: 
  3. Enable USB Debugging on your device: 

Unlock Bootloader:

Please note that your bootloader needs to be unlocked in order to install TWRP recovery. Follow the guide from the below video to unlock the bootloader of your Redmi 4 Prime:

Download TWRP Recovery for Redmi 4 Prime [Official]

Please click below to download the TWRP recovery for Redmi 4 Prime:

TWRP for Redmi 4 Prime | 25.4 MB

You also need to download an additional file which we will be using later in the process.

Download lazyflasher-no-verity-opt-encrypt.zip | 421 KB

Install TWRP Recovery on Redmi 4 Prime

Follow the below steps carefully to install TWRP Recovery on your Redmi 4 Prime:

  • Download, Install and Setup ADB and Fastboot Environment on your PC. If you have not already go to this link: Download, Install and Setup ADB and Fastboot Environment
  • Copy the file ‘lazyflasher-no-verity-opt-encrypt.zip’ which we downloaded to your phone’s internal memory.
  • Copy the TWRP img file to the folder where ADB and Fastboot are installed.
  • Open command window inside the folder where ADB and Fastboot are installed. To do this: Press and hold Shift Key and Right Click on the empty space inside the folder and choose ‘Open command window here‘.
  • Reboot your phone into fastboot mode.
    • Switch off your phone.
    • Press and hold Volume down button and Power button together.
    • Wait until a bunny appears (with the text ‘FASTBOOT’) on your screen.
    • Release all the keys
  • Connect your phone to your PC through USB cable.
  • Run the below command on your PC in the command prompt we open a while ago:

fastboot flash recovery twrp-3.0.3-0-markw.img>

  • Reboot into TWRP Recovery. Run the below command on the command prompt on your PC:

fastboot reboot recovery

  • IMPORTANT: Once you are inside TWRP Recovery, flash the file ‘lazyflasher-no-verity-opt-encrypt.zip‘ we downloaded earlier. This step is a must or else you would not be able to reboot your phone.
  • That is all. Reboot and enjoy!

Root Redmi 4 Prime/Pro using SuperSU

  • Download the SuperSU zip from this link: Download
  • Copy the file to your phone’s internal memory.
  • Now boot your phone into TWRP recovery mode.
  • Once your phone in the TWRP recovery mode. Tap on Install and select the SuperSU zip file that you downloaded above.
  • Now Swipe to Confirm Flash on the bottom of the screen to begin the flashing process.
  • Now Reboot System.

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