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[RECOVERY][OFFICIAL] TWRP for Xiaomi Mi Note 2

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By joe2k01, Senior Member on 6th April 2018, 03:00 PM
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Team Win Recovery Project 3.x, or twrp3 for short, is a custom recovery built with ease of use and customization in mind. Its a fully touch driven user interface no more volume rocker or power buttons to mash. The GUI is also fully XML driven and completely theme-able. You can change just about every aspect of the look and feel.



CHANGELOG for 3.2.1-0:

- minui fixes (cryptomilk)
- Better android-8.0 compatibility in ROM trees (Dees_Troy)
- Fix missing library in android-8.0 (nkk71)
- Fix inconsistent SDCard naming (DevUt)
- Default to TWRP restore instead of adb backup restore to fix restore on fresh TWRP boot (jlask)

Note: As always, be sure your custom theme is up to date (or remove your custom theme) before updating TWRP.

System read only option: Devices that ship with 5.0 and higher as their initial OS are using block level OTA updates. With this style of OTA update, the update script checks to see if the system partition has ever been mounted read/write. Further, the script also usually runs an SHA sum of the entire system partition to detect if any changes have been made. If any changes have been made, the OTA update will refuse to install. Since not all OEMs and devices have factory images available, we have created a new feature in TWRP that detects if the system partition has ever been mounted read/write. If not, you will be prompted asking if you want TWRP to mount system as read/write. If you choose not to allow TWRP to mount as read/write, TWRP won’t prompt to install SuperSU and TWRP won’t try to patch the stock ROM to prevent TWRP from being replaced by stock recovery. The goal of this option is to hopefully allow the user to make a raw system image backup that they can use to get back to a state where they can take OTA updates again.

resize2fs feature: On some devices like the Nexus 6, the factory images include a userdata image that is the proper size only for the 32GB units. If you flash the factory image to a 64GB Nexus 6, the data partition will appear as if it only has the free space of a 32GB device. Using the resize2fs option, TWRP can resize your data partition to take up the full space available. The resize2fs may also be useful to resize system partitions on devices where custom ROM system images don’t take up the full partition space. Lastly, resize2fs may be useful in some cases to reserve the proper space at the end of a data partition for a full disk encryption key, should your partition be formatted incorrectly for some reason.

This new version also marks our first set of full builds using our new jenkins build server. You can track the progress of builds at https://jenkins.twrp.me and we have taken additional steps to make it easier for device maintainers to step up and submit patches to our gerrit server at https://gerrit.twrp.me to help us keep devices up to date and working.

DOWNLOAD LINKS:
Current and past versions of TWRP can be found at one of the mirrors below:
- Primary (Recommended)
- Primary (Backup)

INSTALL INSTRUCTIONS:
TWRP install (requires TWRP 2.8.4 or higher already installed):
1) Download the latest version of TWRP appropriate for your device/firmware
2) Reboot to TWRP
3) Hit Install and tap the "Install Image" button in the lower right
4) Browse to the location of the TWRP image on your device and select it
5) Select recovery from the partition list and swipe to flash
OR:
You can find other alternative installation methods on our website (direct link to your device)!

BUGS:
If you have an issue, the first step is to post a recovery log so we can determine the cause of the issue. This is done in recovery using Advanced -> Copy Log to SD, or adb pull /tmp/recovery.log. Once a log is uploaded we can determine how best to proceed.

If your issue is determined to be a bug, please consider posting it to our github issues log. It's pretty much impossible for us to keep up with the more than 40 threads that we have for the devices that we "directly" support. If you have a significant problem that cannot be answered in this thread, your best bet is to contact us via our website, or find us in our IRC channel below. If you see someone that's struggling, feel free to point it out to us. We need your help to help us keep track of all of our devices! Thanks!

SUPPORT:
Live support is available via #twrp on Freenode with your IRC client or just click this link

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[RECOVERY][OFFICIAL] TWRP for Xiaomi Mi Note 2, Tool/Utility for the Xiaomi Mi Note 2

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Status: Stable

Created 2018-04-06
Last Updated 2018-04-06
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10th April 2018, 01:36 PM |#2  
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I really want twrp 3.2.1-1. Miui firmware not Packed in new.dat are not installed on Android 8.
10th April 2018, 08:46 PM |#3  
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Thank you very much! Very nice to see the official one!
21st April 2018, 04:22 PM |#4  
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Sorry about the noob question but I'm not sure. Is possible updating with this version without getting the official recovery? Any explanation helps, thank you!
3rd July 2018, 11:23 PM |#5  
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Hi
I hope someone can help me. I unlocked my Note 2 running MIUIPro 9 (Android 7) and then installed TWRP 3.2.1.0 Scorpio and rebooted into TWRP via fastboot and now my Note 2 will not boit, it just sits on the MIUIPro unlocked screen.
I have tried to transfer the Global MIUI 9 Firmware file to the internal storage while connected via TWRP but the PC keeps telling me the phone is not connected although I can access the root of the phone on the PC and have the drivers installed.
TIA

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Hi
I hope someone can help me. I unlocked my Note 2 running MIUIPro 9 (Android 7) and then installed TWRP 3.2.1.0 Scorpio and rebooted into TWRP via fastboot and now my Note 2 will not boit, it just sits on the MIUIPro unlocked screen.
I have tried to transfer the Global MIUI 9 Firmware file to the internal storage while connected via TWRP but the PC keeps telling me the phone is not connected although I can access the root of the phone on the PC and have the drivers installed.
TIA

I had the same problem a few days ago trying to recover root after updating to MIUI 9.5.4 and sadly have no idea whats going on.
I fixed it downloading the MIUI firmware to my PC (fastboot option) and used Mi Flash Tool to flash it above the existing one (no wipe) and it booted again normally.
I recently updated to 9.5.5 but I haven't tested yet if now it works. So far I have no clue what I'm doing wrong.
Sorry if my english it's not perfect, hope it helps.
12th July 2018, 01:43 AM |#7  
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Good morning friends!
I installed Rom Beta MIUI 10 Global 8.7.5 in TWRP 3.2.2
However, the system does not boot even though I'm formatting with TWRP.
Would there be some other method for ROM to reboot?
Can anyone help me with this question?

I install MIUI 10, do the procedure by installing TWRP, restart Smatphone via TWRP, install SuperSU, format the System. But when I restart my Smartphone, it does not leave the startup screen
17th July 2018, 09:14 AM |#8  
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Thanks a lot man. I've got a minor issue. Mouse cursor in the center for all time.
3rd September 2018, 12:18 PM |#9  
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hi is there any way install twrp in mi note 2 with support of ota update
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hi is there any way install twrp in mi note 2 with support of ota update

Always need to flash the full rom instead of ota after installing twrp. Why?
18th September 2018, 12:01 PM |#11  
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Always need to flash the full rom instead of ota after installing twrp. Why?

If you are referring to MIUI OTAs, those are differently sorted inside(folder wise) the archive... So TWRP will not find the files he needs to read...
Full ROMs are normally arranged inside (folder wise) and that's why you can flash them...
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