TWRP adds support for the Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e LTE, Xiaomi Mi 9 SE, and Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro/EE
The TWRP custom recovery is an essential tool for Android enthusiasts who wish to install third-party software on their devices. With the recovery, you can flash new custom ROMs, take full data backups, modify protected files, and do much more. But to do any of these things, you need to have a device that’s officially supported by the TWRP project. Thankfully, the team behind the project keeps adding support for new devices ever so often. Recently, the team officially extended support to the Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e LTE, Xiaomi Mi 9 SE, Mi 8 Pro, and Mi 8 Explorer Edition.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e LTE
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e LTE is a mid-range tablet from last year, which features a 10.5-inch display and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 670 chip. It was recently upgraded to One UI 2.1 based on Android 10, and while that’s great, what’s even better is that you can now install any custom ROM on the tablet thanks to the TWRP support. If you’re not sure where to begin, we’d recommend checking out the recently released LineageOS 17.1 build for the device.
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE is a Snapdragon 712 powered mid-range device, which recently received a MIUI 12 build based on Android 10. The device features a 5.97-inch Super AMOLED display, up to 6GB of RAM, and up to 128GB of storage, and it even comes with a capable triple-camera setup. While Xiaomi’s latest Android skin does bring a bunch of improvements to the device, if you want to take things to the next level with third-party software, you can now flash the TWRP recovery on the device by following the link below.
Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro
Xiaomi’s flagship from 2018, the Mi 8 Pro, features Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 chip, a 6.21-inch Super AMOLED display, up to 8GB of RAM, and a respectable 12MP dual-camera setup. While the device was launched with Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box, Xiaomi upgraded it to Android 10 with MIUI 11 earlier this year. It also received a MIUI 12 build recently, but we’re not sure if Xiaomi plans to upgrade it to Android 11 anytime soon. So, if you want to experience the latest version of Android on the device, we’d recommend flashing a custom ROM based on Android 11. To do so, you’ll first need to flash TWRP on the device, which you can download from the link below.
Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition
Finally, support has also been added for the Mi 8 Explorer Edition, a special version of the Mi 8 Pro with a better 3D facial recognition system and a translucent back panel. The device was also launched with Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box, and it was recently updated to MIUI 12 based on Android 10. You can download TWRP for the device by following the link below.