How to Install MIUI/HyperOS Recovery ROM on Xiaomi

How to Install MIUI HyperOS Recovery ROM on Xiaomi

How to Install MIUI HyperOS Recovery ROM on Xiaomi

This guide will show you various methods to flash the MIUI/HyperOS Recovery ROM on your Xiaomi device. When it comes to flashing stock firmware, then in the case of Xiaomi, you could either opt for Recovery ROM or Fastboot ROM. The latter could be flashed via the Mi Flash Tool and is the preferred method for many, especially if you are coming back to stock from a custom ROM or trying to unbrick your device. However, there’s a major caveat attached to this method.

It’s the fact that you need to unlock the device’s bootloader, which will wipe off all the data and might nullify its warranty as well. While this might not be a cause of concern for tech enthusiasts, the generic users wouldn’t like to dive deep into these technicalities and void the warranty. So for them, flashing the MIUI/HyperOS Recovery ROM on their Xiaomi device might be the best bet. And in this guide, we will show you various methods through which you could get this job done. Follow along.

What is a MIUI Recovery ROM?

As is evident from its name, MIUI/HyperOS Recovery ROM is a type of ROM that can be flashed in the Recovery Mode. You could flash it either via the built-in stock recovery or in some cases, even via a custom recovery like TWRP. Apart from that, this ROM could also be flashed via the built-in updater app.

However, identifying the correct version of the ROM might not be everyone’s cup of tea, due to the naming scheme that Xiaomi has adopted. Well, we have managed to decode it for you, so here’s everything you need to know regarding the same. For the sake of reference, we will be using a Poco F5 HyperOS firmware version OS1.0.7.0.UMRINXM.

  • OS1.0.7.0: Firmware Version
  • U: Android Version [U is for Upside Down Cake Android 14]
  • MR: Device Codename [MR is for Poco F5]
  • IN: Region [IN: India, EU: Europe, CN: China, RU: Russia, MI: Global, TR: Turkey, ID: Indonesia]
  • XM: Firmware Code

So this would have given you a decent idea regarding the firmware version, let’s now make you aware of various methods to flash the MIUI/HyperOS Recovery ROM onto your Xiaomi device.

Recovery ROM or Fastboot ROM: Which one to Flash?

If you want to revert to stock from a custom ROM, flash individual partition files, unbrick or fix bootloop, then in all these cases, you should flash the Fastboot ROM via Mi Flash Tool. On the other hand, if you want to simply install OTA updates manually on your device, then opt for the Recovery method discussed in this guide.

How to Install MIUI/HyperOS Recovery ROM on Xiaomi

Before starting with any of these methods, please take a backup of all the data on your device. Thedroidwin will not be held responsible if anything happens to your device or data after performing the below steps.

METHOD 1: Install MIUI Recovery ROM via Updater App

  1. Download the firmware for your device and transfer it to the below location:
    LOCATION: Internal Storage > Download > downloaded_rom. 
    NOTE: If there's no downloaded_rom folder, then create one.
  2. Now go to Settings > About Phone and tap on MIUI Version a couple of times.
  3. Then tap on the overflow icon at the top right and select Choose Update Package.choose update package install recovery rom miui
  4. It should now take you to the downloaded_rom folder, select the Recovery ROM ZIP file.
  5. It will then retrieve the info from that ROM and bring up the prompt. So tap on Update.
  6. The installation will now begin and could take a few minutes.
  7. Once done, the device will automatically boot to the updated OS.

METHOD 2: Install MIUI Recovery ROM via Stock Recovery

NOTE: This feature has been removed from newer Xiaomi devices and is now only applicable to older ones.

  1. First off, rename the downloaded ROM to Then transfer it to your device’s internal storage (not inside any folder)
  2. Now power off your device. Then press and hold the Volume Up and Power keys until the device boots to stock recovery.
  3. Now Use the Volume keys to highlight the “Install to System” option and press the Power key to confirm.
  4. Then select Yes via the Volume keys and press the Power key to confirm it. The installation process will now begin.
  5. Once done, press the back button followed by Reboot. Your device will now boot to the newly updated OS.

METHOD 3: Install MIUI Recovery ROM via TWRP

NOTE: This feature might not work on newer Xiaomi devices
  1. To begin with, download and install the TWRP Recovery on your device.
  2. Then download the Recovery ROM ZIP file and transfer it to your device.
  3. Now enable USB Debugging on your device and connect it to PC via USB.usb debugging oem unlock xiaomi
  4. Then open the Command Prompt window inside the platform-tools folder.
  5. Now type in the below command to boot your device to TWRP Recovery:
    adb reboot recovery

    twrp home

  6. Go to Install, select the TWRP ZIP, and perform a right swipe to flash it.
  7. Once done, go to Wipe, select Dalvik, and perform a right swipe to wipe it.
  8. Finally, go to Reboot and select System. Device will boot to the updated OS.reboot system twrp

That’s it. These were the steps to install the MIUI/HyperOS Recovery ROM on your Xiaomi device. If you have any queries concerning the aforementioned steps, do let us know in the comments. We will get back to you with a solution as soon as possible.

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