Now, before going on the quest to install the OrangeFox Recovery, we would like to warn you that all the steps that follow are attempts at being a step-by-step guide. These steps are not meant to help you troubleshoot your phone but to install the recovery in one go. This means your phone will have an unlocked bootloader which might lead to some bugs. We will try our best to provide solutions if such things happen down the line.

OrangeFox Recovery is one of the popular custom recoveries in the Android development community, and if you are an Android developer or rely on your device for flashing custom ROMs, then you need to get acquainted with OrangeFox Recovery (it is also known as FoxRecovery).


OrangeFox Recovery On Redmi Note 10 Pro

Before proceeding, please remember to make a backup of all your important data on your PC or on any cloud services. Also, make sure that your device is fully charged or plug in your charger before starting the procedure.


1: Install Android SDK

To begin, you’ll need to download and install the Android SDK Platform Tools on your computer. This is the official ADB and Fastboot binary provided by Google, and it’s the only recommended one. So download it, then extract it to any convenient location on your PC (we recommend C:\android-sdk\platform-tools). Doing so will give you a platform-tools folder, which will be used throughout this guide.

Install Android SDK and Platform Tools

2: Enable USB Debugging and OEM Unlocking

Enable USB Debugging and OEM Unlocking on your device. The former will make your device recognizable by the PC in ADB mode. This will then allow you to boot your device to Fastboot Mode. On the other hand, OEM Unlocking is required to carry out the bootloader unlocking

To enable USB debugging and OEM unlocking, go to Settings > About Phone > Tap on MIUI Number 7 times > Go back to Settings > System > Advanced > Developer Options > Enable USB Debugging and OEM Unlocking.

4: Unlock the Bootloader on the Redmi Note 10 Pro

If you’re ready to continue, you will also have to unlock the device’s bootloader. Unlocking it will erase all data on your device and possibly void its warranty. If that doesn’t bother you and you want to learn how to unlock your phone’s bootloader anyway, then check out our guide on How to Unlock the Bootloader on any Xiaomi/Poco/Redmi/Mi Device

Add Account to Mi Unlock Status

5: Download OrangeFox Recovery for Redmi Note 10 Pro

To begin with, download the OrangeFox app from the below link.


Then rename the file to orangefox and transfer it to the folder where you have installed ADB.

The file is for ROMs that support SDcardFS, FUSE passthrough, EROFS and F2FS compression. For example, PixelOS is for ROMs like LineageOS (official) that have SDcardFS deprecated and FUSE passthrough enabled.

For users who are running MIUI or crDroid (or custom ROMs without SDcardFS deprecated, FUSE passthrough, EROFS, or F2FS compression), download OrangeFox Recovery R11.1_3

How to Install OrangeFox Recovery on Redmi Note 10 Pro

Boot Redmi Note 10 Pro to Fastboot Mode

Connect your device to the PC via a USB cable. Enable “USB debugging” mode on your device in order for it to recognize that you are trying to use Android SDK Manager (for Windows) or Instruments(For Mac).

To launch the Command Prompt, go to your platform tools folder and type cmd into the address bar. Hit Enter.

CMD and press Enter

Enter the following command in a Command Prompt window to boot your device into Recovery Mode

adb reboot bootloader


To verify a connection to your device via Fastboot, type fastboot devices in the terminal and you should receive a string of numbers that includes your device ID.

fastboot devices

Identifying your Device in ADB or Fastboot Mode

If you do not see a serial ID in the Device Manager, try reinstalling the device drivers.

Boot Redmi Note 10 Pro to OrangeFox Recovery

When you install OrangeFox Recovery, it will create a dedicated recovery partition on your device. This means that you can directly flash .zip files to that partition without having to temporarily boot into recovery mode. However, it is always recommended that you first temporarily boot into recovery mode and check if everything is working well and good before proceeding with the actual installation of OrangeFox Recovery.

To temporarily boot your device to OrangeFox, first enter the below command.

fastboot boot orangefox.img


Once you’re booted into OrangeFox, test that your device is working well and good.

If that happens, go to Reboot and select Bootloader. Your device will reboot into Fastboot Mode.

reboot into Fastboot Mode

Now, run the following command to install OrangeFox Recovery

fastboot flash recovery orangefox.img

In the end, type this command to boot your device into OrangeFox Recovery:

fastboot reboot recovery

You can now complete the desired task through OrangeFox.

Once complete, reboot your device and select the operating system when prompted.

fastboot reboot recovery

Here is how you can install the OrangeFox Recovery on your Redmi Note 10 Pro. If you have any questions, please let us know in the comments below. We will get back to you as soon as possible.


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