Realme X has recieved great support from third-party developers, evidence to it, there is stable TWRP custom recovery available for the device which you can install with this guide. Establishing itself primarily as a budget-focused, value brand, Realme X is the company’s first take at a slighlty expensive device. If you have purchased one and looking to root or modify it with third-party utilities, start off by installing TWRP custom recovery on the device with this guide.
A custom recovery like TWRP forms the basis for further mods. It basically acts as an installation wizard that allows users to install further utilities such as root, ROMs and more. Depending on hardware and software, TWRP gets ported differently to each device. Gladly enough, there is a stable release available for Realme X and you can install it immediately using this guide. Before you go ahead, make sure you have unlocked the bootloader of your phone.
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Realme X USB Drivers
You will need to connect your Android phone with the computer. For that, please make sure you have installed the USB drivers for properly. If not, you can download the latest Huawei official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:
Download Realme X USB drivers!
HOW TO: Install TWRP Custom Recovery on Realme X
Here is the complete and easy guide to install TWRP custom recovery on your Realme X.
- Make sure the bootloader of your phone is unlocked, if it isn’t you can unlock the bootloader easily by following this guide.
- Enable Developer Options by going to Settings>About Phone and tapping on build number multiple times.
- Enable USB Debugging in Settings>Developer Options. Make sure that the USB Debugging is checked.
- Backup all the data as installing a custom recovery might delete all of your data.
- Charge your phone up to 50% first and make sure your phone does not shut down during the procedure or it might damage your phone.
If you have fulfilled all the requirements above, then proceed to the actual tutorial.
Complete Step-By-Step Instructions:
Step 1 – Download Android SDK from the Android Developers website and install. Also set it up with downloading platform-tools and USB drivers package in SDK. Tutorial given here: How to Set up ADB and Fastboot on Windows.
Step 1 – Download ADB / Fastboot – Android SDK Platform Tools separate package and install on your computer. Download from the following links depending on your OS and extract it anywhere in your computer.
- Windows: Download platform-tools-latest-windows.zip
- MacOS: Download platform-tools-latest-darwin.zip
- Linux: Download platform-tools-latest-linux.zip
Step 2 – Connect your Realme X to your computer using a USB cable.
Step 3 – Download TWRP (twrp-3.3.1-24-RMX1901-mauronofrio.img) and save it into the same directory as the extracted Fastboot/ADB package files.
Step 4 – Navigate to the same directory now as where you have Fastboot (i.e. Step 1) and on Windows: Open Command Prompt (Shift + Right-click > Open Command Prompt). For Mac OS X and Linux, use Terminal to navigate to this directory.
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