Below we’ve gathered a tutorial on you can flash / update ROM on your Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Prime and Mi Max 2 with TWRP Custom Recovery. Remember that you must first officially unlock the bootloader before installing TWRP Custom Recovery. Browse our website to find unlocking tutorials and pay attention that we’re not responsible for any possible issues with your device.

How to flash ROM on Redmi Note 5A Prime with TWRP Custom Recovery

This tutorial will work for both Redmi Note 5A, Redmi Note 5A Prime and Mi Max 2 (oxygen) smartphones. You must have unlocked bootloader and TWRP Custom Recovery installed on your device.

  1. Backup your personal data.
  2. Reboot into TWRP Custom Recovery.
  3. Go to “Wipe” menu.
  4. Press “Advanced Wipe”.
  5. Select ART/Dalvik Cache, System, Data, Internal Storage, Cache partitions.
  6. Confirm wipe by swipe. Remember that all data will be deleted!
  7. Connect your phone to PC.
  8. Go back to TWRP main menu and select “Mount”.
  9. Press “Enable MTP”.
  10. Copy downloaded ROM .zip archive to phone memory.
  11. After the file have been transferred press “Disable MTP”.
  12. Go back to main menu and press “Install”.
  13. Select “Install zip” and locate ROM .zip archive. Swipe to confirm installation.
  14. After installation is completed reboot into TWRP first, and only then reboot into system.

How to flash .img file with TWRP Custom Recovery

Here’s a tutorial on how to flash other recovery, custom kernel and patch .img files using custom recovery.

  1. Copy downloaded .img file to phone internal memory.
  2. Reboot into TWRP Custom Recovery.
  3. Press “Install”.
  4. Select “Install IMG”.
  5. Locate .img file in the phone memory.
  6. Select the partition you want to flash: for recovery – “Recovery” & for custom kernel select “Boot”.
  7. Swipe to confirm installation.
  8. Reboot into system.