Team Win has officially released the TWRP updates for two Xiaomi smartphones, the Mi 8 and the Mi Mix 2S.
The phones on the Team Win site carry their codenames as mentioned above, Dipper and Polaris respectively. Owners of these two devices desirous of downloading and installing the update can do so after making sure they are aware of how to go about handling the download as well as the risks associated with it if it is not done properly. TWRP updates allow you the freedom to custom install ROM and add software on your device without affecting the basic functions of the smartphone. The tool is meant to facilitate developers work on their programs and projects on their mobile phones even on the go.
Check if Your Device is Ready
The TWRP updates can be directly added to your device if it has been calibrated for it. However, some of the models or devices within the same model have a bootloader in them which would prevent the sideloading of TWRP. You will first need to use tools to unlock your device before the TWRP file can be downloaded and installed. This process of unlocking, however, will mean any data you have stored in the mobile device will be wiped clean. In Xiaomi’s phones, there will be the MIUI and its online resource will guide you to unlocking the device.
Use the Google Play Store to Download
Whether you are the user of the Xiaomi Mi 8 or the Mi Mix 2S, the better way is to seek out the TWRP update on your Android mobile’s Google Play Store. This is the safer way to download the official update released by Team Win. Team Win offers the links to the update files on its website too with the steps required to carry out the download and installation.
Since the TWRP tool itself is meant for the developer community, they would be thorough with the way this entire thing in its totality. If you are an amateur and still wish to give it a shot, try and take the help of an expert near you or you can explore some YouTube videos to make yourself familiar with the process first. But as Team Win sites says in the very beginning of every update, there are risks involved in terms of damages to the mobile phones.
The Xiaomi Mi 8 sports some decent specs and comes with a 6.21 inch display and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor. The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S, too was released around the same period (May 2018) and though the display size is slightly lower at 5.99 inches, the CPU is the same Snapdragon 845 SoC.