In a precedent article we explained how to update the MIUI from Updater, today I want to explain to you how to update through a recovery, which is not the classic MI recovery, but a particular recovery.
CWM (ClockworkMod) offers advanced options, such as backup and restore, the possibility, mounting and formatting of sd and usb cards and the TrueDualBoot. It is no longer necessary to rename the rom packages, language packs and gapps in update.zip to perform the flash. We can then copy all the packages simultaneously into our device leaving the name unchanged and installing them one at a time (rom-> language pack-> gapps) without continuous restarts. In addition there are also the Italian versions and even some compatible with the touch, but the real difference between this and MI recovery, is the possibility of to be able to flash both system (obviously for Xiaomi owners which is composed of system 1 and system 2) directly from the recovery.
ATTENTION: with this recovery it is as if the system were one and in case of a wipe, therefore, the user data would be lost in both systems! Furthermore, updating from Updater, CWM will again be replaced by MI recovery. It is therefore advisable to always flash by CWM or flash the recovery again after updating from Updater. Obviously if we don't want to use it anymore, after the update by Updater we will find our MI recovery.
Flash the ClockworkMod
Flashing the CWM is as easy as making an update, but for those who do not know the process we explain how to do it. We download CWM (link at the bottom of the article) and rename the file to update.zip. Now connect our device to the PC via USB and copy the file to the main folder. We disconnect the terminal and turn it OFF. Restart in recovery mode by holding down the button su volume and power up until the logo appears. Once in the recovery, we will find three entries, namely the languages. Let's move with the volume keys to English (unless you understand Chinese better) and press the power key to select. Now let's move on Install update.zip and select. An entry will inform us that the operation is not reversible, we confirm to continue and eventually the success of the flash will be notified. Now let's go back and choose reboot to restart.
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