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MIUI 12.0.4 TWRP flash problem

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Cravemonic

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May 12, 2021
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Hello everyone,

I'm a long time lurker, so before posting any questions, I always check if there's any kind of solution to the problem. Unfortunately, I didn't find any either on this forum or others.

After updating MIUI from 12.0.3 to 12.0.4, TWRP recovery got replaced by stock one, but previously, I just flashed TWRP again and everything was fine. Now, when I try to flash TWRP on 12.0.4, it just doesn't stay on the phone. I use this method to flash TWRP and install root.

When I open command prompt inside minimal_adb_fastboot 1.4.3 folder and follow the instructions, I get the following message:

target reported max download size of 804276224 bytes
sending 'recovery' (65536 KB)...
OKAY [ 1.606s]
writing 'recovery'...
OKAY [ 0.623s]
finished. total time: 2.230s

After that, when I try to boot into TWRP through cmd, the phone gets stuck on Redmi loading logo. After flash, when I open recovery with phone, TWRP boots, but shows gibberish inside internal storage. After the phone gets disconnected from cable, only stock recovery boots.

After I tried flashing TWRP with different approaches (disabling driver signature, safe mode, revoke usb debugging, reinstalling phone drivers in device manager...), somehow Magisk got wiped, but Magisk manager was left. My last resort was to factory reset and try to flash TWRP again, but it still gives the same results, sometimes in different forms.

Is there any possibility that Xiaomi's new "security" update block TWRP with their stock recovery?
 

loopypalm

Senior Member
Jul 8, 2016
635
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Osaka
Hello everyone,

I'm a long time lurker, so before posting any questions, I always check if there's any kind of solution to the problem. Unfortunately, I didn't find any either on this forum or others.

After updating MIUI from 12.0.3 to 12.0.4, TWRP recovery got replaced by stock one, but previously, I just flashed TWRP again and everything was fine. Now, when I try to flash TWRP on 12.0.4, it just doesn't stay on the phone. I use this method to flash TWRP and install root.

When I open command prompt inside minimal_adb_fastboot 1.4.3 folder and follow the instructions, I get the following message:

target reported max download size of 804276224 bytes
sending 'recovery' (65536 KB)...
OKAY [ 1.606s]
writing 'recovery'...
OKAY [ 0.623s]
finished. total time: 2.230s

After that, when I try to boot into TWRP through cmd, the phone gets stuck on Redmi loading logo. After flash, when I open recovery with phone, TWRP boots, but shows gibberish inside internal storage. After the phone gets disconnected from cable, only stock recovery boots.

After I tried flashing TWRP with different approaches (disabling driver signature, safe mode, revoke usb debugging, reinstalling phone drivers in device manager...), somehow Magisk got wiped, but Magisk manager was left. My last resort was to factory reset and try to flash TWRP again, but it still gives the same results, sometimes in different forms.

Is there any possibility that Xiaomi's new "security" update block TWRP with their stock recovery?
copy your important data somewhere

reflash twrp again using

fastboot flash recovery twrp.img

Flash vbmeta.img using

fastboot --disable-verity --disable-verification flash vbmeta vbmeta.img

reboot to twrp using

fastboot boot twrp.img
(or pwr+vol up)

flash orangeFox recovery

flash dfe if you want to decrypt the storage and format data (not wipe)

in orangefox check the option :
aggressive stock recovery deactivation
 
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Cravemonic

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May 12, 2021
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copy your important data somewhere

reflash twrp again using

fastboot flash recovery twrp.img

Flash vbmeta.img using

fastboot --disable-verity --disable-verification flash vbmeta vbmeta.img

reboot to twrp using

fastboot boot twrp.img
(or pwr+vol up)

flash orangeFox recovery

flash dfe if you want to decrypt the storage and format data (not wipe)

in orangefox check the option :
aggressive stock recovery deactivation
Thanks for the reply.

Sorry for the late reply, had some other stuff on my hand.

Sorry for the stupid question, but do I need to download vbmeta.img from somewhere or just straight up use the the command without any downloaded file? I read that vbmeta files are all unique to their own devices, that's why I'm curious if it should be replaced at all.
 

loopypalm

Senior Member
Jul 8, 2016
635
104
Osaka
Thanks for the reply.

Sorry for the late reply, had some other stuff on my hand.

Sorry for the stupid question, but do I need to download vbmeta.img from somewhere or just straight up use the the command without any downloaded file? I read that vbmeta files are all unique to their own devices, that's why I'm curious if it should be replaced at all.
extract vbmeta from miui "A10" zip (not A11) or download the attached file
 

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    Hello everyone,

    I'm a long time lurker, so before posting any questions, I always check if there's any kind of solution to the problem. Unfortunately, I didn't find any either on this forum or others.

    After updating MIUI from 12.0.3 to 12.0.4, TWRP recovery got replaced by stock one, but previously, I just flashed TWRP again and everything was fine. Now, when I try to flash TWRP on 12.0.4, it just doesn't stay on the phone. I use this method to flash TWRP and install root.

    When I open command prompt inside minimal_adb_fastboot 1.4.3 folder and follow the instructions, I get the following message:

    target reported max download size of 804276224 bytes
    sending 'recovery' (65536 KB)...
    OKAY [ 1.606s]
    writing 'recovery'...
    OKAY [ 0.623s]
    finished. total time: 2.230s

    After that, when I try to boot into TWRP through cmd, the phone gets stuck on Redmi loading logo. After flash, when I open recovery with phone, TWRP boots, but shows gibberish inside internal storage. After the phone gets disconnected from cable, only stock recovery boots.

    After I tried flashing TWRP with different approaches (disabling driver signature, safe mode, revoke usb debugging, reinstalling phone drivers in device manager...), somehow Magisk got wiped, but Magisk manager was left. My last resort was to factory reset and try to flash TWRP again, but it still gives the same results, sometimes in different forms.

    Is there any possibility that Xiaomi's new "security" update block TWRP with their stock recovery?
    copy your important data somewhere

    reflash twrp again using

    fastboot flash recovery twrp.img

    Flash vbmeta.img using

    fastboot --disable-verity --disable-verification flash vbmeta vbmeta.img

    reboot to twrp using

    fastboot boot twrp.img
    (or pwr+vol up)

    flash orangeFox recovery

    flash dfe if you want to decrypt the storage and format data (not wipe)

    in orangefox check the option :
    aggressive stock recovery deactivation
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    I don't really want to replace TWRP with OrangeFox

    TWRP is the "confort zone"
    OFox is the "future"