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Hi !

I registered with the hope that some charitable soul can direct me to a valid TWRP (or other custom recovery, I prefer OrangeFox myself but they don't support the device either as of now), if it exists, because I couldn't find anything besides an unofficial TWRP on getdroidtips that won't flash. I'm not even sure the recovery itself is a proper one for biloba. It says so... I tried everything I could think of (including letting XiaoMiTool V2 try to source it) and all the commands suggested by people here and on the web in general (including _a and _b partitions attempts, to no avail). No matter what I try, I'm left with a failed flash and error messages. Even booting the image fails. I'm wondering if it's the recovery image or me missing something here, which would not surprise me at all tbh. Bootloader is unlocked, usb debugging oem etc all set, used cmd and windows powershell running as admin, fastboot and fastbootd, changing cables, versions of adb tools, usb drivers, reinstalled the whole friggin' Studio...

It's for a phone I got for my mom; but since I'm the one who gets called regularly to do something on it... I want to install a couple root needed apps and can't have complete access to the device for more than a few days before I have to migrate data from the old phone and let her use it as her primary, I thought let's ask XDA. I kinda don't want to wipe and do everything later with new data to backup and restore if I have the opportunity to do it now.

Any help is appreciated! Thank you :)
 
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jooch

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Here's a summery of my phone's details

Code:
(bootloader) max-download-size: 0x8000000
(bootloader) fuse: yes
(bootloader) cpuid: 69276a6c108878edca6d4909c1e2b49a103e09ee
(bootloader) variant: 
(bootloader) logical-block-size: 0x200
(bootloader) erase-block-size: 0x80000
(bootloader) hw-revision: ca00
(bootloader) battery-soc-ok: yes
(bootloader) battery-voltage: 4119mV
(bootloader) partition-size:sgpt: 8000
(bootloader) partition-type:sgpt: raw data
(bootloader) partition-size:flashinfo: 1000000
(bootloader) partition-type:flashinfo: raw data
(bootloader) partition-size:otp: 2b00000
(bootloader) partition-type:otp: raw data
(bootloader) partition-size:userdata: ba2cf8000
(bootloader) partition-type:userdata: f2fs
(bootloader) partition-size:super: 220000000
(bootloader) partition-type:super: raw data
(bootloader) partition-size:tee_b: c00000
(bootloader) partition-type:tee_b: raw data
(bootloader) partition-size:dtbo_b: 800000
(bootloader) partition-type:dtbo_b: raw data
(bootloader) partition-size:vendor_boot_b: 4000000
(bootloader) partition-type:vendor_boot_b: raw data
(bootloader) partition-size:boot_b: 4000000
(bootloader) partition-type:boot_b: raw data
(bootloader) partition-size:lk_b: 400000
(bootloader) partition-type:lk_b: raw data
(bootloader) partition-size:gz_b: 1000000
(bootloader) partition-type:gz_b: raw data
(bootloader) partition-size:sspm_b: 100000
(bootloader) partition-type:sspm_b: raw data
(bootloader) partition-size:scp_b: 600000
(bootloader) partition-type:scp_b: raw data
(bootloader) partition-size:spmfw_b: 100000
(bootloader) partition-type:spmfw_b: raw data
(bootloader) partition-size:md1img_b: 8000000
(bootloader) partition-type:md1img_b: raw data
(bootloader) partition-size:logo: 880000
(bootloader) partition-type:logo: raw data
(bootloader) partition-size:nvram: 4000000
(bootloader) partition-type:nvram: raw data
(bootloader) partition-size:boot_para: 1a00000
(bootloader) partition-type:boot_para: raw data
(bootloader) partition-size:efuse: 80000
(bootloader) partition-type:efuse: raw data
(bootloader) partition-size:proinfo: 300000
(bootloader) partition-type:proinfo: raw data
(bootloader) partition-size:sec1: 200000
(bootloader) partition-type:sec1: raw data
(bootloader) partition-size:tee_a: c00000
(bootloader) partition-type:tee_a: raw data
(bootloader) partition-size:dtbo_a: 800000
(bootloader) partition-type:dtbo_a: raw data
(bootloader) partition-size:vendor_boot_a: 4000000
(bootloader) partition-type:vendor_boot_a: raw data
(bootloader) partition-size:boot_a: 4000000
(bootloader) partition-type:boot_a: raw data
(bootloader) partition-size:lk_a: 400000
(bootloader) partition-type:lk_a: raw data
(bootloader) partition-size:gz_a: 1000000
(bootloader) partition-type:gz_a: raw data
(bootloader) partition-size:sspm_a: 100000
(bootloader) partition-type:sspm_a: raw data
(bootloader) partition-size:scp_a: 600000
(bootloader) partition-type:scp_a: raw data
(bootloader) partition-size:spmfw_a: 100000
(bootloader) partition-type:spmfw_a: raw data
(bootloader) partition-size:md1img_a: 8000000
(bootloader) partition-type:md1img_a: raw data
(bootloader) partition-size:seccfg: 800000
(bootloader) partition-type:seccfg: raw data
(bootloader) partition-size:protect2: 95e000
(bootloader) partition-type:protect2: ext4
(bootloader) partition-size:protect1: 800000
(bootloader) partition-type:protect1: ext4
(bootloader) partition-size:persist: 3000000
(bootloader) partition-type:persist: ext4
(bootloader) partition-size:nvdata: 4000000
(bootloader) partition-type:nvdata: ext4
(bootloader) partition-size:nvcfg: 2000000
(bootloader) partition-type:nvcfg: ext4
(bootloader) partition-size:metadata: 2000000
(bootloader) partition-type:metadata: raw data
(bootloader) partition-size:md_udc: 169a000
(bootloader) partition-type:md_udc: raw data
(bootloader) partition-size:vbmeta_vendor_b: 800000
(bootloader) partition-type:vbmeta_vendor_b: raw data
(bootloader) partition-size:vbmeta_system_b: 800000
(bootloader) partition-type:vbmeta_system_b: raw data
(bootloader) partition-size:vbmeta_b: 800000
(bootloader) partition-type:vbmeta_b: raw data
(bootloader) partition-size:vbmeta_vendor_a: 800000
(bootloader) partition-type:vbmeta_vendor_a: raw data
(bootloader) partition-size:vbmeta_system_a: 800000
(bootloader) partition-type:vbmeta_system_a: raw data
(bootloader) partition-size:vbmeta_a: 800000
(bootloader) partition-type:vbmeta_a: raw data
(bootloader) partition-size:rescue: 8000000
(bootloader) partition-type:rescue: raw data
(bootloader) partition-size:blk1: 800000
(bootloader) partition-type:blk1: raw data
(bootloader) partition-size:cust: 80000000
(bootloader) partition-type:cust: raw data
(bootloader) partition-size:ffu: 800000
(bootloader) partition-type:ffu: raw data
(bootloader) partition-size:gsort: 1000000
(bootloader) partition-type:gsort: raw data
(bootloader) partition-size:frp: 100000
(bootloader) partition-type:frp: raw data
(bootloader) partition-size:expdb: 1400000
(bootloader) partition-type:expdb: raw data
(bootloader) partition-size:para: 80000
(bootloader) partition-type:para: raw data
(bootloader) partition-size:countrycode: 200000
(bootloader) partition-type:countrycode: raw data
(bootloader) partition-size:misc: 80000
(bootloader) partition-type:misc: raw data
(bootloader) partition-size:pgpt: 8000
(bootloader) partition-type:pgpt: raw data
(bootloader) partition-size:preloader_b: 80000
(bootloader) partition-type:preloader_b: raw data
(bootloader) partition-size:preloader_a: 80000
(bootloader) partition-type:preloader_a: raw data
(bootloader) partition-size:preloader: 80000
(bootloader) partition-type:preloader: raw data
(bootloader) serialno: -
(bootloader) off-mode-charge: 1
(bootloader) warranty: no
(bootloader) unlocked: yes
(bootloader) secure: no
(bootloader) tokenversion: 2
(bootloader) crc: 1
(bootloader) kernel: lk
(bootloader) product: biloba
(bootloader) is-userspace: no
(bootloader) slot-retry-count:b: 1
(bootloader) slot-retry-count:a: 1
(bootloader) slot-unbootable:b: no
(bootloader) slot-unbootable:a: no
(bootloader) slot-successful:b: yes
(bootloader) slot-successful:a: yes
(bootloader) slot-count: 2
(bootloader) current-slot: b
(bootloader) has-slot:sgpt: no
(bootloader) has-slot:flashinfo: no
(bootloader) has-slot:otp: no
(bootloader) has-slot:userdata: no
(bootloader) has-slot:super: no
(bootloader) has-slot:logo: no
(bootloader) has-slot:nvram: no
(bootloader) has-slot:boot_para: no
(bootloader) has-slot:efuse: no
(bootloader) has-slot:proinfo: no
(bootloader) has-slot:sec1: no
(bootloader) has-slot:tee: yes
(bootloader) has-slot:dtbo: yes
(bootloader) has-slot:vendor_boot: yes
(bootloader) has-slot:boot: yes
(bootloader) has-slot:lk: yes
(bootloader) has-slot:gz: yes
(bootloader) has-slot:sspm: yes
(bootloader) has-slot:scp: yes
(bootloader) has-slot:spmfw: yes
(bootloader) has-slot:md1img: yes
(bootloader) has-slot:seccfg: no
(bootloader) has-slot:protect2: no
(bootloader) has-slot:protect1: no
(bootloader) has-slot:persist: no
(bootloader) has-slot:nvdata: no
(bootloader) has-slot:nvcfg: no
(bootloader) has-slot:metadata: no
(bootloader) has-slot:md_udc: no
(bootloader) has-slot:vbmeta_vendor: yes
(bootloader) has-slot:vbmeta_system: yes
(bootloader) has-slot:vbmeta: yes
(bootloader) has-slot:rescue: no
(bootloader) has-slot:blk1: no
(bootloader) has-slot:cust: no
(bootloader) has-slot:ffu: no
(bootloader) has-slot:gsort: no
(bootloader) has-slot:frp: no
(bootloader) has-slot:expdb: no
(bootloader) has-slot:para: no
(bootloader) has-slot:countrycode: no
(bootloader) has-slot:misc: no
(bootloader) has-slot:pgpt: no
(bootloader) has-slot:preloader: yes
(bootloader) version-baseband: MOLY.LR12A.R3.MP.V145.8.P30
(bootloader) version-bootloader: k69v1_64-1492d37-20210514221238-2021081
(bootloader) version-preloader: 
(bootloader) anti: 1
(bootloader) version: 0.5

Seems there is no recovery partition, only boot
 

wetito

Senior Member
Dec 12, 2014
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Xiaomi Mi A3
I'm on the same boat, looking for Custom recovery and Custom rom for this model. Any developer help?
BR
for mediatek chipset, the only way for flash custom rom is project treble via fastboot. custom recovery not necessary. but miui 12.5is better than most of aosp rom. if u don't like miui, buy a xiaomi with mtk chipset is a big mistake. abbandone the idea of modding this phone like snapdragon models
 

jooch

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Sep 25, 2021
3
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for mediatek chipset, the only way for flash custom rom is project treble via fastboot. custom recovery not necessary. but miui 12.5is better than most of aosp rom. if u don't like miui, buy a xiaomi with mtk chipset is a big mistake. abbandone the idea of modding this phone like snapdragon models
Why would mediatek be an issue? Having TWRP would really make life easier.
 

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    Hi !

    I registered with the hope that some charitable soul can direct me to a valid TWRP (or other custom recovery, I prefer OrangeFox myself but they don't support the device either as of now), if it exists, because I couldn't find anything besides an unofficial TWRP on getdroidtips that won't flash. I'm not even sure the recovery itself is a proper one for biloba. It says so... I tried everything I could think of (including letting XiaoMiTool V2 try to source it) and all the commands suggested by people here and on the web in general (including _a and _b partitions attempts, to no avail). No matter what I try, I'm left with a failed flash and error messages. Even booting the image fails. I'm wondering if it's the recovery image or me missing something here, which would not surprise me at all tbh. Bootloader is unlocked, usb debugging oem etc all set, used cmd and windows powershell running as admin, fastboot and fastbootd, changing cables, versions of adb tools, usb drivers, reinstalled the whole friggin' Studio...

    It's for a phone I got for my mom; but since I'm the one who gets called regularly to do something on it... I want to install a couple root needed apps and can't have complete access to the device for more than a few days before I have to migrate data from the old phone and let her use it as her primary, I thought let's ask XDA. I kinda don't want to wipe and do everything later with new data to backup and restore if I have the opportunity to do it now.

    Any help is appreciated! Thank you :)