How to flash CWM Custom Recovery on Mi 3 Xiaomi

We are back again with the new guide for the Xiaomi Mi 3 users, in this guide we’ll show you how you can easily install the ClockworkMod Recovery (CWM) on your new Mi3 android smartphone. Custom recovery has lots of benefit like you can instal lots of custom rom and take the nandroid backup of the device and lots more. Most of the user want to change the Mi recovery of the phone with the custom recovery. So here is the full guide which you can follow and flash the CWM Custom Recovery on the new mi3.

The process is very simple and takes a few minutes to complete the flashing process. But before that do take the full backup of your phone with the help of backup app from settings. And read all the instruction very carefully. NOTE: This works only with the WCDMA variant of the Mi3 (the one with the snapdragon chip inside)

CWM Custom Recovery on Mi 3 Xiaomi


We the team or the developers are not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards. Read all the instruction very carefully and Perform everything at your own risk.


This guide is only for the Mi 3 Xiaomi android smartphone. Don’t try this method on any of other Android devices, It may hard brick your device. So, first confirm your phone model number in your android phone settings. To do this Go the Settings page of your device and check out the “About Device” option.


Before following the below Mention guide, It’s always recommended to follow our pre-requisites and requirement to stay safe.


Do take the Full Backup of your Android Apps, SMS, Contacts, Call Logs, Bookmarks. This one is one of the most important step that you have to follow, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps. For help on Backup and Restore check out the below mention guides.


Now you need to enable USB debugging mode. Without enabling USB debugging mode on your device you can’t start the root, Custom ROM or Unlock process.



If your device switched off during this process, it could damage or brick the device. Make sure that your Android battery is full charge or near about 50-70% battery level.

After following the above mention steps follow the below mention guide one by one to proceed with the tutorial. All the above mention steps are very important, so do follow all the steps and do exactly what is told.

CWM Custom Recovery on Mi 3

Step 1. Download the CWM recovery form this link and save it on your desktop.

Step 2. Connect your phone to the PC with USB cable and move the zip file on your phone internal storage.

Step 3. Once the file so movie, disconnect the phone and open the update app. Select Menu > Select update package and browse for the zip file that you downloaded on the step 1 and hit the update button to start the flashing process.

Step 4. Now the process will start and the phone will reboot.

Now your Mi 3 phone has the CWM Custom Recovery installed.

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