Redmi Note 7 Pro - eu ROM flashing problem


stubice

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I was wondering if someone could give me a hint with this problem. I hope it is something trivial and easy to sort out.

I have Redmi Note 7 Pro with chinese MIUI 11.0.4.0 Stable ROM (PFHCNXM). I am trying to flash eu ROM on this phone. I have tried to follow the "official" procedure as given on the first page of this Website (quite skimpy for a novice I thought, but then this process is probably not meant for novices).

I have gone through the official channel and unlocked the bootloader. I have copied the appropriate (Note 7 Pro) violet image (eu ROM) onto the internal storage of the phone. So far so good.

I have then downloaded and flashed the official twrp recovery image (tried both available versions 3.3.0.0 and 3.3.1.0) but when I boot into it, all I get is a screen with the twrp team logo and no menu to chose any option. The only thing I can do from here is reboot the system.

I have then tried to flash Peter's twrp and that was successful. When I boot into this twrp recovery I am asked for a password, but upon choosing Cancel I am able to get the menu options. I then chose to Wipe data (the basic wipe), which appears to work. I then use Install option which takes me to the root menu but I cannot see the zip file (that was copied to the internal storage of the phone before twrp flash) in any of the folders on the phone.

I am obviously not familiar with twrp process (I have successfully done rom flashing via fastboot process on Note 5 in the past) and I am not confident with other options from the twrp menu. So I reboot the system again, but since I wiped the data, the stock ROM is re-initiated (and I have to activate the phone again, but it's ok). This process deletes the twrp recovery so I am back at squared one.

I have read a fair amount of info on the web about this and there seem to be are a lot of confusing suggestions. I suppose there are many people here who have gone through this process already and I would be grateful if some of you can point me in the right direction.

Sorry about the long post.
 

stubice

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I have done that, then Install but cannot locate the zip file on the phone (zip file was copied on the internal storage before twrp flash).
 

Orjon

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And that's right, because Format Data deletes ALL data from internal storage.
You must copy ROM again to internal storage.
 
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Orjon

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Reboot to recovery again and copy file from PC, phone should be detected properly as storage.
 

stubice

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Hi Orjon,

Thank you for your help (I suspected it would be something trivial but I could not work it out without your help).

I was therefore able to successfully flash eu ROM onto chinese Redmi Note 7 Pro.

Just to confirm (it may of help to somebody else) I had to use Peter's twrp (official twrp was not working on my Note 7 pro) and once I formatted data, cash and dalvick I rebooted back to recovery, then copied the ROM zip file to the phone internal storage. From twrp I then selected Install and now the zip file was there. A couple of confirmatory clicks and that's it.
 
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