How to Flash Custom Recovery on Poco F2 Pro

Custom Recovery is used to flash Custom ROMs or other Mods into an Android device. If you are looking to flash Custom Recovery on your Poco F2 Pro, then check out this post. We will show you how to Unlock the bootloader of Poco F2 Pro and flash TWRP zip using fastboot.

Before flashing anything, make sure to take a Full Backup of your files so you don’t lose anything if something goes wrong. Remove all Passwords to remove encryption. Check the XDA post of the TWRP to know more.

Speaking of Poco F2, it is the third entry in the Poco brand and is the successor to Poco F1. It is powered by the Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 with Adreno 650. The display is 6.67 inches SUPER AMOLED panel with a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels. The display supports HDR10+ and comes with the Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. Unlike the Poco X2, the display on F2 Pro runs on a 60 Hz refresh rate. It houses a Quad-camera setup on the back that includes a primary 64 MP lens, a 5 MP telephoto macro, 13 MP ultrawide, and 2 MP depth sensor. It is fueled by the 4700 mAh battery and comes with 30W fast charging

Poco F2 Pro

Table of Contents

Download Section

Download TWRP

ADB and Fastboot Installer

USB Drivers

Mi Flash Unlock Tool

How to Flash the Custom Recovery on Poco F2 Pro

Step 1: Unlock the bootloader of Poco F2 Pro

Step 2: Flash the Recovery using Fastboot

Step 1: Unlock the Bootloader, Enable OEM Unlock, and USB Debugging

  • Go to My Device and Tap on Build Number a few times to Enable Developer Options.
  • Enable USB Debugging and OEM Unlock in developers options
  • Go to Developer Options and find the “Mi Unlock status” Option, Open it and then Tap on “Add account and device”. If it gives error 86012 then try after a week, do not try to bind the account again and again as it can temporarily ban your account from binding.

Mi Unlock Bootloader Guide

  • If you get a network problem while binding the account, then logout from the Mi Account and then select “Add Account and Device”, proceed with Logging in to your account from here.
  • Download Mi Unlock Tool from Download Section and Open it as Administrator.
  • Boot your device into Fastboot mode by pressing and holding the Power + Volume down buttons.
  • Follow the instruction on the Mi Unlock Tool and Unlock the Device. Sometimes, you may get a time limit on Unlocking the device, the only option here is to wait for that time and then unlock the device.

Step 2: Flash the Recovery using Fastboot

  • Boot the device into Fastboot mode by Turning Off the device and hold Volume down + Power Button
  • Connect the Poco F2 Pro to your PC, Make sure all drivers are Installed, including ADB and Fastboot
  • Download Recovery and place it in the c:/adb folder, Rename it to recovery.img
  • In that folder, Shift +  Mouse Right-click and open PowerShell window or command window from the menu
  • Type this command to make sure the device is connected

fastboot devices

  • If the device is connected, then it will return a window with fastboot ID.
  • Next, type this command to flash the Recovery

fastboot flash recovery recovery.img

  • Boot into TWRP directly from Fastboot Mode. Press Volume Up + Power Button simultaneously to boot into TWRP Boot, this is necessary, otherwise, TWRP will be overwritten and you have to flash it again

That’s it, you have flashed the custom recovery on Poco F2 Pro.

Note: If you are getting an encryption message and a format option after flashing TWRP, then boot into TWRP again and Format the Data by going into Wipe Section. Formatting Data will Wipe your device clean.

You can now flash custom ROMs on your Poco F2 Pro or Root it by flashing Magisk.

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