How To Install TWRP and Root Poco X2/Redmi K30 [Tested]

Poco X2, released earlier this month, has got development support as the company released the Kernel-Source Codes on GitHub. This article will guide you in installing TWRP and Root Poco X2/Redmi K30.

One of the users, Sithu Htun, on the XDA Forum shared a working TWRP, which is at its initial stage and unofficially developed by wzsx150, and he is testing it. As we all know, Poco X2 is the rebranded model of Xiaomi’s Redmi K30, so both the devices have the exact specifications and use the same kernel source codes, and the codename for both devices is the phoenix.

POCO X2 TWRP

Installing TWRP helps an Android smartphone user explore many things the manufacturer does not include; we will discuss such features in this article. Once you install TWRP, you can easily root Poco X2/Redmi K30 with Magisk’s help.

Install TWRP Recovery On Poco X2

Installing a custom recovery like TWRP or OrangeFox on any Xiaomi smartphone requires the bootloader to be unlocked. You must first read this guide on unlocking the bootloader on Poco X2. Following that, you can install the POCO X2 TWRP recovery image.

Poco X2/Redmi K30 Specifications

The newly launched device POCO X2 by the now independent brand POCO has some great features to offer budget-friendly smartphone users.

  • Display – 6.67 Inches Full HD IPS LCD with 1080 x 2400 pixels display and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
  • Processor – Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, which is an Octa-core CPU.
  • Memory & Storage – Comes in 3 variants of 64/128/256 GB of storage and 6/8GB of RAM.
  • OS – Running on the latest Android 10 (Q) based on MIUI 11.
  • Camera – In the rear, it has a quad camera setup of 64MP + 2MP + 8MP + 2MP; in the front, it has a dual 20MP + 2MP camera.
  • Battery – A massive 4500 mAh Li-Po non-removable battery supports fast charging at 27 watts.
  • Fingerprint sensor (side-mounted)

What is POCO X2 TWRP Recovery

An Android smartphone is packed with default or stock recovery by the manufacturer that only lets you install OTA updates or flash a stock ROM. TWRP, on the other hand, is a custom-based recovery image installed on an Android smartphone through the help of a computer, which lets you flash OTA updates, stock ROM, custom ROM, patches, root the device, etc.

Advantages

  • Ability to flash stock/custom ROM
  • Root your device using Magisk/SuperSu
  • Flash custom Kernels
  • Flash mods and patches
  • Take a backup of the ROM, Modem, EFS, Boot Logo, Vendor, etc.
  • Wipe Dalvik/ART Cache, Cache, System, Vendor, Data, Internal Storage, USB-OTG, MicroSD
  • Repair or Change File System to EXT2, EXT3, EXT4, FAT, exFAT, F2FS
  • Format Data and decrypt the file system
  • Mount Cache, System, Vendor, Firmware, etc.
  • Turn MTP on or off
  • Restore a backup
  • Sideload ADB
  • Use Terminal

Disadvantages

  • Some manufacturers don’t support OTA updates
  • Warranty of the smartphone is lost (depends on the manufacturer)
  • You might brick the smartphone if a wrong zip file is flashed

Disclaimer: Technolaty and its authors are not responsible for any loss or damage to your device or anything associated with it. The user is solely responsible for flashing, rooting, unlocking bootloader, etc. The following TWRP file was found online; we have not tested it personally.

Install POCO X2 TWRP Recovery

Pre-requisites

  • Recharge your POCO X2/Redmi K30 battery above 50%
  • USB Type-C Cable
  • Backup all files from your smartphone to an external source (computer or SD Card)
  • Unlocked bootloader

Method 1 (Recommended)

Step 1: Download and extract POCO X2 TWRP Recovery.zip on your computer

Step 2: Open the extracted POCO X2 TWRP Recovery folder and double-click on Flash_TWRP.bat
root poco x2

Step 3: Now turn off your smartphone and press the Volume Down Button + Power Button together until you see the Fastboot logo.

Step 4: Connect the smartphone to your computer using the type-c cable.

Step 5: The TWRP recovery file will be installed and rebooted to the TWRP menu.

Method 2

  1. Download the POCO X2/Redmi K30 TWRP.zip file and extract it on your computer.
  2. Now turn off your smartphone and press the Volume Down Button + Power Button together until you see the Fastboot logo.
  3. Connect the smartphone to your computer using the type-c cable.
  4. On your computer, open the extracted Poco X2/Redmi K30 TWRP folder, right-click on cmd-here, and run as administrator.
  5. Type the following command: fastboot flash recovery poco-x2-redmi-k30-twrp-recovery.img
  6. Once you get the “write successfully” message. Reboot your POCO X2 to TWRP recovery by pressing the Volume Up + Power button together until you get the vibration.

Well, it was done! You successfully installed POCO X2 TWRP custom recovery. Now, follow the next step to root your smartphone.

Root POCO X2/Redmi K30

To root POCO X2/Redmi K30, a custom recovery such as TWRP or OrangeFox is necessary.

  1. Download the latest Magisk Manager zip file.
  2. Reboot to the custom recovery menu; we are taking TWRP as our custom recovery.
  3. Go to Install, select the file you downloaded, and swipe to Flash.
  4. That’s it. You have successfully rooted POCO X2/Redmi K30.

Conclusion

Congratulations! You’ve successfully installed TWRP recovery and rooted your Poco X2/Redmi K30. Enjoy the benefits of customization and additional features that come with root access.

FAQs

Q1: Can I unroot my device after rooting?

Yes, you can unroot your device by using the Magisk app. Open the Magisk app, go to “Settings,” and select “Uninstall.” This will remove root access.

Q2: Will rooting void my warranty?

Rooting may void your warranty, so proceed with caution. Check your device’s warranty terms and conditions for more information.

Q3: Is it safe to install TWRP and root my device?

The process involves risks, which can lead to issues if not done correctly. Ensure you follow the steps carefully and research thoroughly before proceeding.

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