How To How to Install TWRP Recovery and Root Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite

How to Install TWRP Recovery and Root Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite

The Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite came out in 2018 of September, and this is the smaller brother of the powerful Mi 8, The Mi 8 Lite is powered by Snapdragon 660 and was shipped with Miui 10 on top of Android 8.1 Oreo, this article will show you how to install Root and TWRP on the Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite.

So, an unofficial build is available for the Mi 8 Lite is now available through this guide You can download the TWRP On Mi 8 Lite, Installing TWRP will allow you to install custom ROMs, Kernels, do Nandroid backups and restore them, and also flash Magisk to root the device. But thanks to XDA member, an unofficial build of TWRP is available for the Mi 8 Lite.

TWRP features recovery work seamlessly, as listed below:

  • Making Nandroid backups.
  • Restoring Existing backups.
  • Flashing Zips.
  • Restore a bricked Android device.
  • Remove all the previously existing data on an Android Device.
  • Flashing Custom Firmware.
  • Uphold and remove Passwords or Patterns by wiping Android.
  • Mount Partitions.
  • Flashing Custom ROMs.
  • Flashing Custom Software.
  • And Many More…

With that all being said, let’s start 


To ensure a successful install of TWRP, ensure to fulfill all the prerequisites properly.

  1. Take a complete backup of all your data; although this a safe procedure, its a safe side to keep a backup of the data in any odd cases.
  2. To install TWRP, on your Mi 8 Lite, the bootloader must be unlocked, if you haven’t unlocked the bootloader yet note that Unlocking bootloader “WILL ERASE ALL THE DATA,” Including the internal storage.
  3. Installing TWRP on Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite requires the use of fastboot, so install the ADB drivers PC or Mac.
  4. Also, download the USB drivers for your Mi 8 Lite.
  5. And, ensure that your battery is above 80% so that it doesn’t run out of battery in the midst of installing process.

Download Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite TWRP Recovery

UnOfficial TWRP For Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite.

Although we try our best to update the links and keep them posted, we encourage you always to check the XDA thread for the latest updates available.

How to Install TWRP Recovery on Mi 8 Lite

  1. Download the latest Mi 8 Lite TWRP recovery image and installer zip files.
  2. Make a new folder and add the files and download all the files over there.
  3. Move the recovery image file to the folder on the PC where the ADB and Fastboot drivers are installed.
  4. Now power off your phone and boot it into Fastboot Mode. (Enter fastboot by pressing together “Volume down+ Power button)
  5. In your PC/Laptop, Open the extracted ADB Folder and Open Command Window by pressing Shift Key + Right Mouse Click.
  6. Now connect the PC to Mobile with USB Cable In fast boot mode.
  7. Now type the below command on your command window.
    fastboot devices
  8. To flash the recovery, type the command. (Please make sure the file is renamed as recovery.img)
    fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
    if the command is completed you have successful installled TWRP on your device
  9. And reboot your device.
  10. Now you can make a backup of your stock ROM via TWRP. (optional)

Root Mi 8 Lite:

  1. Download Magisk.
  2. And place it in the internal memory or SD card on your device.
  3. Then go into recovery by pressing the “Volume up+Power button” simultaneously.
  4. Before you root, make sure you have a backup of your device.
  5. Then in TWRP, select Install and find and select the file.
  6. Swipe to Install and flash it.
  7. Restart your device.

That’s it; you should have now rooted the device. Search for the Magisk logo on your app drawer to confirm.

You can also install the Root Checker app to verify the root.

This is the guide on how to install TWRP and root the device and install Magisk on Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite.

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