The Poco F4 TWRP Recovery Installation Guide
We’ll walk you through the installation process for TWRP Recovery on your Poco F4. Custom recovery porting has become quite challenging since Android 12 was released. As a result, most custom ROMs come with their own recovery, but they have some limitations. There are a number of drawbacks to the new system, including the unavailability of Nandroid Backups and the need to use a PC to flash any file [since ADB Sideload was the only method for doing so].
Xiaomi is among the very few devices still actively supporting this recovery, which definitely makes the life of tech enthusiasts a lot easier since they can now easily flash the desired ZIP file without the need for a PC and, more importantly, they can take a backup of any partition or even the entire Nandroid backup. Let’s go over the steps to install the TWRP Recovery on your Poco F4 now with such a plethora of benefits involved.
How to Install TWRP Recovery on Poco F4
In order to make understanding easier, the instructions have been divided into separate sections. The steps should be followed in the exact same order as mentioned. It is understood that AMS and its members would not be held responsible for any damages to your device or data from the following steps, even if there were a nuclear war if your alarm failed to wake you, or if your device became damaged in any way.
There are two ways to flash the TWRP Recovery onto the Poco F4, as shown in STEP 7A and STEP 7B. Steps 1 to 6 are prerequisites for both methods. Additionally, you should never flash the TWRP directly, but rather temporarily boot your device into TWRP before installing it permanently.
Install Android SDK
Firstly, you will need the Android SDK Platform Tools installed on your PC. Only this ADB and Fastboot binary is recommended by Google and is the official one. To install it, simply download it and extract it to a location convenient for you on your computer. The platform tools folder will be created, and it will be required throughout this guide to install the TWRP Recovery on Poco F4.
Enable USB Debugging and OEM Unlocking
The next step is to enable USB Debugging and OEM Unlocking on your device. It will enable the PC to recognize your device in ADB mode when you use the former. Once you have done this, you can boot your device into Fastboot Mode. In contrast, OEM Unlocking is necessary to unlock the bootloader.
Tap on the Build Number 7 times in Settings > About Phone > Go back to Settings > System > Advanced > Developer Options > Enable USB Debugging and OEM Unlocking.
Unlock Bootloader on Poco F4
Next, you will have to unlock the bootloader of the device. The data on your device will be wiped, and your warranty may be nullified if you do this. Then please refer to our detailed guide on How to Unlock Bootloader on any Xiaomi Device if that’s all well and good.
Download TWRP Recovery for Poco F4
- Click on the following link to download the official TWRP Recovery corresponding to your device:
TWRP for Poco F4: DOWNLOAD LINK
- TWRP Installer ZIP files should be renamed twrp.zip and TWRP IMG files should be renamed twrp.img once downloaded
- As well, place both TWRP files in the platform-tools folder on your computer.
Boot to Fastboot Mode
Plug a USB cable into your device and connect it to the PC. The USB Debugging feature needs to be enabled.
Next, navigate to the platform-tools folder, type CMD in the address bar, and press Enter. Using this command will launch the Command Prompt.
- You can boot your device into Fastboot Mode by typing the following command in the CMD window
adb reboot bootloader
- In order to verify a Fastboot connection, type the following command and you should see the device ID displayed.
Upon installing the Fastboot Drivers on your PC, the serial ID should appear.
Temporary Boot Poco F4 to TWRP Recovery
- CMD can be found in the platform-tools folder if you type the address in the address bar. You will be prompted to launch the Command Prompt.
- In the CMD window, enter the following command to temporarily boot your Poco F4 into TWRP Recovery:
fastboot boot twrp.img
- You will now be able to boot into TWRP on your device. You can now permanently install it by moving on to the next step.
Permanently Install TWRP via Flash Current TWRP
To flash current TWRP, go to Advanced and click Flash Current TWRP.
It’s that simple. You have now permanently installed TWRP on your Poco F4.
Permanently Install TWRP via Install Recovery Ramdisk
Your first step should be to transfer twrp.img to your device.
Install the Recovery Ramdisk from TWRP’s Advanced menu
The twrp.img file will now be displayed. Select it. The device will be flashed.
You can fix recovery boot loops by going to Advanced and selecting Fix Recovery Bootloop.
There you have it. The following steps will guide you through installing TWRP Recovery on your Poco F4. Any questions you may have concerning the aforementioned steps may be shared in the comments. We will get back to you with a solution at the earliest.