TWRP adds support for the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 and Mi Mix 3 5G
Replacing the stock recovery with a custom recovery like TWRP gives users the option to try out aftermarket mods and customize their Android devices by installing custom ROMs and kernels. Apart from the regular features like complete data backup and restore, TWRP can be modded even further to support true dual booting. The project is open source, thus community developers are happy to expand the list of supported devices. Now, official support has been added for the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 and Mi Mix 3 5G.
The camera-centric Mi Note 10 is nothing but a rebranded edition of Xiaomi’s China-exclusive Mi CC9 Pro. The phone features a penta-rear camera setup with the 108MP Samsung ISOCELL Bright HMX sensor as the primary one. Xiaomi did a great job regarding the release of the kernel sources, which helped XDA Senior Member mauronofrio to quickly whip up a working build of TWRP for the Mi Note 10 back in December 2019. The developer has fine-tuned it since then by adding support for Android 10 and proper decryption. The official build is being maintained by the same person, albeit you can check out the discussion thread to grab unofficial builds with bleeding edge fixes.
The 5G variant of Mi Mix 3 was unveiled more than a year ago as an upgrade over the regular Mi Mix 3. The phone has yet to receive the taste of MIUI 11 and Android 10, unlike it’s 4G counterpart. Xiaomi, however, published the kernel source code for the Mi Mix 3 5G, which was the foundation of the custom ROMs available for the device on our forums. Although the collection is fairly limited, things could pick up with official TWRP now available. Once again, mauronofrio is the man behind the scene, who is also offering a discussion thread on our forums.
None of the aforementioned devices utilizes the A/B partition scheme, so users should stick with the standard flashing method, i.e.
fastboot flash recovery twrp.img command. You’ll need to unlock the bootloader (which might be a lengthy step) before flashing, of course.