How to Install Official TWRP 2.8 Touch Recovery on Redmi 1S

Xiaomi Redmi 1S comes pre-loaded with MIUI that itself is a great ROM, packed with impressive features and customization options. However, if your experience with MIUI on Redmi 1S isn’t satisfactory then you might be looking to install a custom ROM for enhanced performance. In order to flash a custom ROM on Android phones, you need to first install a custom recovery such as ClockworkMod Recovery (CWM) or Team Win Recovery Project (TWRP). Though, both these recoveries are very popular but currently CWM for Redmi 1S isn’t complete and lacks many features, such as you can’t select .zip files to install from internal storage. Luckily, the amazing TWRP recovery is officially available for Redmi 1S, which is certainly the most stable and full-featured recovery for Redmi 1S with support for Touch interactive menu.


TWRP for Redmi 1S includes touch interface, full SELinux (4.3+) support, Backup encrypt function, fully functional USB On-The-Go (OTG) and MTP support since 2.8.0.X. It’s advisable to install TWRP over CWM if you’re interested in several additional options it offers.

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Installing TWRP Touch Recovery on Redmi 1S 

1. Download TWRP Recovery for Redmi 1S WCDMA. [Forum Thread]

2. Rename the file “” to “”.

3. Transfer the file to the root directory of your phone’s internal storage.

4. Go to Updater app, press menu button and then click “Reboot to Recovery mode”. Alternatively, power off the phone and then press “Power + volume up” button simultaneously to boot into recovery mode.

5. When phone boots into Mi recovery, select English and choose ‘Install to System’. Select Yes to confirm.

6. When update is installed, go back and select Reboot. That’s it!

Next time you reboot into recovery, you will find TWRP recovery v2.8. 🙂

~ We’ve tried this on Redmi 1S WCDMA running MIUI v5 (build JHCMIBH45.0).


Mayur Agarwal is the founder and editor-in-chief of WebTrickz. As a Technology enthusiast and an Internet addict, he loves sharing useful How To’s and Tips & Tricks. Follow him @mayurjango on Twitter.

6 Responses

  1. dinesh says:

    To run recovery mode by power+volume are not working on my cm11 version help me

  2. andreana r says:

    thank you very much, very nice share 😉

  3. lalit says:

    it worked when i installed it in miui 5 but afterinstalling developer version of miui6 i got mi recovery and now when i try the same method to install twrp by method it does not work.

  4. Nikhil says:

    Use Flashboot method to Install TWRP in MIUI 6 beta !!

  5. Rajeev says:

    it stuck in Twrp mode and after its showing successful in updating miui 6 , its still taking me to the TWRP mode what should i do ?

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