TWRP (Team Win Recovery Project) Recovery is gaining lot of fans lately. Loaded with more features and nice ones too. It is much more user friendly because of the big touch screen buttons. And can perform all the essential and advanced recovery tasks like install custom ROM, backup & restore system… With lot of features like MTP support, Mouse support via USB OTG… Do check out TWRP official website for all of the features. So what are we waiting for? Let’s install TWRP 2.8 on Xiaomi Redmi 1S.
TWRP for Redmi 1S
I am using PhilZ CWM Touch for quite some time on my Samsung Galaxy devices. I love it. And why not try it on Xiaomi Redmi 1S, right? Yes, you can do so also. By the way, PhilZ Touch is an advanced version of CWM and has lot of nice features. You can use it to install custom ROM, make a full system backup (and restore it) and lot more. However, good stuff does not last long. Yup, Phil is not going to update and support this CWM anymore. But you still can try it anyway…
PhilZ CWM Touch
Have an update zip file that you want to install on Xiaomi Redmi 1S? Yes, you can do so very easy on Redmi 1S. Basically, just copy the update zip to your phone. Then use Updater application to install. That’s it. Very simple, right? However, not all the enhancement or modification update zip is user friendly. Some might cause error to your Redmi 1S. Therefore, make sure that you use CWM or TWRP to make a full system backup first before trying them.
We can root Redmi 1S fairly easy. How about unroot Redmi 1S? Basically, the procedure is the same. Just you will need another update file which will disable root access natively. It will bring your Redmi 1S back to original stage again. Root permission tab will be grey out again in Security application.
Root permission tab disabled
Root access is a must have for Android devices. That’s what I always say. Xiaomi Android device has root access natively actually. However, it is disabled on stable ROM (enabled on beta ROM). Same apply to Xiaomi Redmi 1S. Just load the Security application, then go to Permission. You will find out that Root permission tab is grey out. Luckily, we can re-enable the root access back on stable ROM. And it is very easy to do so.
Root permission tab enabled