How to Install Stock Mi-Recovery 2.0.1 on Redmi 1S

How to Install Stock Mi-Recovery 2.0.1 on Redmi 1S

Recently, we published an instruction on “How to install CyanogenMod 11 (Android 4.4.4 KitKat) ROM on Redmi 1S”. The process involved installing ClockworkMod Recovery ( CWM) to flash a custom CM11 Rom. Evidently, a lot of Redmi 1S owners have installed CWM recovery onto their phones to create a customized ROM to achieve better performance or different reasons. If you’ve switched back to the MIUI ROM on Redmi 1S however, you’re still running CWM recovery and you’re not in a position to install MIUI OTA updates. MIUI OTA updates. This is because OTA updates are downloaded through the MIUI Updater application that utilizes the stock Mi-Recovery software to bring the device up to the most recent version. Additionally, you may not be able to download the OTA update through CWM as well.

However, OTA updates, such as the most recent one ( JHCMIBH41.1 Stable) for Redmi 1S will be downloaded to the downloaded_rom folder on the internal storage however, the installation process is not successful due to the absence of the stock recovery. To fix this issue it is possible to return to the stock version of recovery for the Redmi 1S by installing it via CWM recovery. The steps below:

Specifications: Xiaomi Redmi 1S WCDMA, with an SD card in.

1. Download the file (9.75 MB) – [File source]

2. Download the .zip files to the root directory on the SD card.

3. Boot into CWM recovery mode – To do this you must open the Updater app, hit the menu button, then select “Reboot to recovery mode”. Alternately, turn off the phone , and then hit”Power + Volume Up” and press “Power + volume up” button at the same time to enter recovery mode.

4. Select ‘Install zip’ > ‘choose zip from sdcard’ and then choose ‘’ file and install it.

Go back to the previous screen and reboot your phone by choosing’reboot the system right now’. That’s it!

When you next reboot into recovery, you’ll see the stock Mi-Recovery 2.0.1. Now you can install OTA updates as normal. I hope you find this article helpful.

Update – It appears that OTA updates are able to be installed even when you have CWM Recovery installed in Redmi 1S. You can select the ‘Yes – Disable Recovery flash’ option within CWM when you are installing the OTA update installation to stop updating from flashing the stock recovery after the boot.

Bert Hoxton

Bert Hoxton