Root Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite TWRP Recovery Installation

Root Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite TWRP Recovery Installation

Xiaomi launched it’s brand new MIUI10 android device – Xiaomi Mi 8 lite for Indian market. Mi 8 Lite also known as Xiaomi Mi 8 Youth or Mi 8X for other countries. So don’t be confused about these different names. Here in this guide we are going to discuss about Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite MIUI10 twrp recovery and rooting procedure.

As we all know Xiaomi already updated latest MIUI10 skin for all older and newer devices. Same as, this time Xiaomi launched Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite with Android 8.1 Oreo alongside Xiaomi’s custom skin MIUI 10.

If you have enough knowledge about rooting then directly jump on Mi8 Lite twrp recovery installation and rooting guide. Otherwise, read the advantages and disadvantages of rooting first.

Xiaomi’s MIUI by default allows users to customize their device way more than what other OEM skins offer. But if you want to apply more customization and modification with your own device then rooting is must for you to modify the device as a developer.

Just flash twrp custom recovery and flash Magisk or SuperSu root file to get root access and start different android tweaks and tricks.

How To Install TWRP Recovery On Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite And Root

Rooting process is an easy task but one wrong step may brick the device permanently. So it should be in right order with all necessary steps. So do it on your own risk.

In order to root Xiaomi MI8 Lite, you have to install twrp recovery and then flash root file [Supersu or Magisk] through twrp recovery. All the steps are described with all necessary screenshots.

Download MI 8 Lite TWRP, Root Files

Download Mi 8 Lite TWRP recovery: recovery-TWRP-3.2.3-1003-XIAOMI8LITE-CN-wzsx150.img [ Link removed, comment us if required ]

Root File (Magisk 17.1): Magisk

Force encryption disabler –

Minimal ADB & Fastboot Tool : Download

Steps To Install TWRP And Root Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite MIUI 10

Step01 Unlock Bootloader Of Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite MIUI 10 Oreo

Step02 Install Custom TWRP Recovery On Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite MIUI10

Step03 Flash Magisk And Root Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite With TWRP Recovery

Step01 Unlock Bootloader Of Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite MIUI 10 Oreo

Bootloader unlocking is the first important step before rooting process. Because, bootloader is security feature of the device implemented by manufacturer that never allow user to apply any modification or customization.

But Xiaomi allow users to unlock bootloader of the device officially. So go to the below link and unlock Xiaomi Mi 8 lite bootloader by official method.

Universal Method To Unlock Xiaomi Mi 8 Lte Bootloader

 Step02 Install Custom TWRP Recovery On Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite MIUI10

Twrp recovery installation is the second most important step before rooting because twrp recovery will replace default stock recovery with custom recovery. Technical reason is that stock recovery can’t flash third party flashable zip files like Supersu, Magisk and custom ROM etc.

So flash twrp recovery by following below instructions as it is as shown in below guide.

  • First off all connect the device with pc and transfer all the downloaded files [TWRP, Magisk, and Encryption disabler] into pone storage.
  • Next download and install “Minimal adb & fastboot tool” on pc.
[Minimal adb and fastboot tool is important to run adb or fastboot commands through pc]
  • Open “adb folder” location after “Minimal adb & fastboot tool” installation.
adb folder directory
adb folder location
  • Once you are into adb folder, transfer “recovery-TWRP-3.2.3-1003-XIAOMI8LITE-CN-wzsx150.img” here and rename it as “recovery.img” as shown below.


  • Now click anywhere into adb folder, press & hold “Shift” key + “Right” click >> select “open command window here” or “opn powershell window here” option. It will open a new command window on pc.


  • Come to the device and boot Redmi Note 6 pro into fastboot mode manually.
Power Off >> Press & Hold Volume Down key + Power Key together at the same time until you see the bunny logo.

fastboot mode

  • Go to the command window and execute the below command to check if the device is properly connected with pc or not?
fastboot devices
  • Install TWRP recovery : Again go to command window and run the below command to flash twrp on Redmi Note 6 pro mobile.
fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
[Above command will flash twrp on Mi8 Lite within few seconds]
  • Again execute the below command to boot device into twrp recovery without booting into android Os. [Don’t reboot device into android OS otherwise, device may stuck on Mi logo or bootloop]
fastboot boot recovery.img
  • Wait for few seconds and you will see the below screen to select “Keep system Read Only” or “Swipe to allow for modificatioon“. Here we recommend you to select “Keep read only” option.
Read only
Read Only Or Allow Modification
  • Once you are into main TWRP recovery menu, Tap on Install, then select the Force Encryption disabler file ( and confirm on the next screen.
[This step is must, if you are not going to flash supersu or Magisk file just after installation of TWRP recovery]
  • Reboot to TWRP recovery again. tap on Reboot from main menu, and then on Recovery.
  • Now click on Wipe option > Format data Type yes on the next screen to confirm wiping of data. This will delete everything on the device.
  • TWRP recovery installed on Mi 8 Lite and you are free to reboot the device into normal mode.

Continue the nest step if you want to get root access on Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite android Oreo mobile.

Step03 Flash Magisk And Root Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite With TWRP Recovery

Magisk file or root file flashing is final step to gain root access on any device. Once you have twrp recovery on the device, user can flash any root file [SuperSu or Magisk] through twrp recovery.

  • Connect the device with pc via Usb cable and transfer “magisk file” into phone storage.
  • Boot device into twrp recovery, Skip if already into twrp recovery.
  • Click on “Install” option and browse “Magisk” zip file from storage and swipe to confirm flash.

  • Once the flashing done, reboot device into system.
  • Done!!! Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite now rooted.

These are complete steps to install custom TWRP recovery and root Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite oreo 8.0 mobile. Simply download all the required files and then follow the instructions to root Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite without dead risk.

As we already told you, rooting is simple but it should be in proper way. Otherwise, one single wrong step may brick the device permanently.

Jagmohan Singh Negi

I am Jagmohan Singh Negi A Tech Enthusiastic Person. I always want to explore something new and experiment on Android Smartphones, here on i share solutions of Latest Android Bugs and Their Fixes, Latest Android launches, and How-to-Type Solutions for All Android Smartphones.

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