Guide to Root and Flash TWRP Recovery Xiaomi Mi Max 2

Guide to Root and Flash TWRP Recovery Xiaomi Mi Max 2.

TWRP and Root Xiaomi Mi Max 2. TWRP inside the Android operating system is used for recovery, besides, TWRP is also used to modify the operating system. also used to install custom ROM and other ZIP-formatted apps. Of course this will make it easier for us to root our device. Because the root file application is generally in ZIP format. The following guides will explain in detail how to install TWRP recovery and Root on Xiaomi Mi Max 2. To install TWRP recovery we use the PC and ADB tool.

Once TWRP recovery is installed properly in Xiaomi Mi Max 2, then we need to download SuperSU. Just transfer this file and then flash using TWRP recovery. For detail instruction, what you need and what requirement tools you can follow this guide below.

How to Install TWRP recovery and Root your Xiaomi Mi Max 2. This phone also known as Xiaomi Mi Mix Evo.
TWRP and Root Mi Max 2
TWRP and Root Mi Max 2

Prerequisite.

  1. Always make a full backup before install TWRP, in order to avoid data loss.
  2. Then, enable USB debugging on your Xiaomi Mi Max 2.
    • How to enable USB debugging on Xiaomi Mi Max 2?
      • Power ON the device.
      • Connect your phone to the computer via USB cable
      • Tap Settings.
      • Tap About Phone.
      • Tap 7 times on MIUI Versions (until you see pop up message you are already a developer)
      • Back to Settings
      • Tap Additional Settings
      • Tap Developer Options - here you can enable OEM Unlock & Enable USB Debugging.
  3. Make sure the bootloader is unlocked. how to Unlock Bootloader Xiaomi Mi Max 2? see the tutorial below (Unlock Mi Phone)
  4. You need to install MiFlash Unlock Tool on the computer. If not yet, you can download the MiFlash and then installed on the computer. If you got an error when running the program windows, please see more instruction how to get Mi Unlock tool below.
  5. TWRP recovery Xiaomi Mi Max 2 (TWRP_oxygen_2.zip you need to extract it, and the file is twrp.img)
  6. Download ADB (adb-setup-1.4.3.exe)
  7. Download SuperSU for Xiaomi Mi Max 2.- (SuperSU-v2.82-201705271822.zip) - For Root
  8. Download xiaomi.eu_multi_MIMAX2_V8.5.16.0.NDDCNED_v8-7.1.zip.

Step #1.

Enter Fastboot Mode Xiaomi Redmi 5A 2018.

  1. Turn off your devices.
  2. Once your Xiaomi Mi Max 2 completely Powers off, then enter your device into fastboot mode.
    • How to boot Xiaomi Mi Max 2 into fastboot Mode?
      • Press and hold the Power button + Volume down button at the same time.
      • Release all button when your phone enters fastboot mode.
      • You will see the following picture on your phone.
      • root Xiaomi Mi Max 2
        root Xiaomi Mi Max 2
  3. Then, connect your phone to the computer using the USB cable.
  4. Now, the computer will automatically install the driver for Xiaomi Mi Max 2.

Step #2.

How to Download Official Mi Unlock Tool.

  1. Go to the following website. https://unlock.update.miui.com
  2. Then click Unlock Now button.
  3. Then fill all available form on the site. This form contains the following data.
    • Input your name
    • Input your countries
    • Input your phone number
    • Then type the real reason for unlocking in English.
    • Type security text
    • Then tick I confirm that I have read and accepted the unlocking Disclaimer.
    • Now click Apply Now.
  4. You will get a message on your phone according to the phone number you have entered above.
  5. Now, click Next.
  6. You need to wait for the review. After your applications approved, you will get an SMS notification on your cell phone. (it will take 6 to 10 day )
  7. Once you get the notification, back to the website and download Mi Unlock tool.
  8. Once you get the SMS, you can directly go to the following URL to download Mi Unlock tool.
    • http://en.miui.com/unlock/download_en.html
  9. Now, install Mi Unlock tool on the computer.

Step #3.

How to Unlock Bootloader Using Mi Unlock Tool.

  1. Check your Mi Unlock Status on your Xiaomi Mi Max 2.
    • How to check Mi Unlock Status on Xiaomi Mi Max 2?
      • Make sure developer Options is activated, see how to enable developer options above.
      • Goto Settings.
      • tap Additional Settings.
      • tap developer Options
      • Then tap Mi Unlock Status - if you see the message that says This device is locked the phone is secured then you need to unlock Mi device.
  2. How to unlock Mi device?
    • Now, launch the Miflash Unlock tool on the computer. You need to log in with a verified account when you unlock the bootloader.
    • Make sure your Xiaomi Mi Max 2 also Log in with the same account.
    • Once you have successfully Login to Miflash Unlock tool, now click Unlock button.
    root Xiaomi Mi Max 2
    root Xiaomi Mi Max 2
    • Just wait for the process until done. and the Miflash Unlock say Unlocked Successfully.
    root Xiaomi Mi Max 2
    root Xiaomi Mi Max 2
    • Now, click reboot phone button.
    • Once your Xiaomi Mi Max 2 boot up again, you can back to step 1 above to check Mi Unlock Status.

Step #4.

Install / Flash TWRP Recovery Redmi Note 4.

  1. Make sure your Xiaomi Mi Max 2 in fastboot mode and connected to the computer via USB cable.
  2. Now, double-click adb-setup-1.4.3.exe to launch ADB installer.
  3. At the command prompt press then hit enter
  4. Then continue with the installation dialogue box.
  5. Once ADB and fastboot already installed, now go to C:\ADB
  6. Move or copy TWRP recovery (twrp.img) to the ADB folder
  7. From the platform tool folder, open CMD window How to do it?
    • Press and hold shift button, then right-click your mouse
    • Now, select Open command window here
  8. From the command prompt window, type the following command and press enter.
    • fastboot devices
  9. Once your device listed, now type the following command and hit enter.
    • fastboot flash recovery twrp.img
  10.  Then, type the following command again and hit enter. (this command is used to enter TWRP recovery via fastboot command)
    • fastboot boot twrp.img
  11. This command will force your device into the TWRP recovery menu.

Step #5.

How to Boot TWRP Recovery Using Button.

If your Xiaomi Mi Max 2 is not in a fastboot mode, you can use the following button to enter the TWRP recovery without a command.
  1. Power Off your phone
  2. Once it completely powers off, now press and hold the following button at the same time.
    • Volume Up key + Power Key
  3. Release all button when you see Mi Logo.

Step #6.

Downgrade/Upgrade MIUI 9 Stable to MIUI 8 (vice versa) Using Xiaomi.eu ROM. 

  1. Do step 6 only, if you want to downgrade or upgrade your MIUI Versions.
  2. You need to copy file already downloaded as prerequisite above. (xiaomi.eu_multi_MIMAX2_V8.5.16.0.NDDCNED_v8-7.1.zip) to the Phone storage or SD Card. Use the USB cable to transfer it from the computer to your Xiaomi Mi Max 2.
  3. Power off the phone.
  4. Then, enter your phone into TWRP recovery.
  5. From the TWRP main menu, tap Install.
  6. Then, browse the file which has been copied before.
  7. Tap the file (xiaomi.eu_multi_MIMAX2_V8.5.16.0.NDDCNED_v8-7.1.zipand then swipe to start to install the file.
  8. Once it finished. Tap back.
  9. Once the file already installed/flashed you need to reboot your phone.

Step #7.

How to Root Xiaomi Mi Max 2.

  1. Once step 6 above done, now we can continue proceeding root Mi Max 2.
  2. Move or copy (
  3. SuperSU-v2.82-201705271822.zip) to the Phone storage or SD Card. Use the USB cable to transfer it from the computer to your Mi Max 2.
  4. Power off the phone.
  5. Then, enter your phone into TWRP recovery.
  6. From the TWRP main menu, tap Install.
  7. Then, browse the file which has been copied before.
  8. Tap the file (
  9. SuperSU-v2.82-201705271822.zip
  10. ) and then swipe to start to install the file.
  11. Once it finished. Tap back.
  12. Then reboot your phone. 
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