Xiaomi has released many phones this year. The Beijing-based company has launched five “top-of-the-range” devices, all powered by a very powerful processor such as Qualcomm Snapdragon 845: Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S, Xiaomi Mi 8, Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition, Xiaomi Poco F1 and Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro.
Last month, the company announced two more phones, namely Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite and Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro. While Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro is scheduled to be launched internationally, Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite (code name of the device: platina) remains, for now, a smartphone available in the Chinese market only.
The list of Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite specifications includes a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor, combined with 4 GB / 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB / 128 GB of storage, a 6.26-inch Full HD display (2246 × 1080) IPS LCD, a dual rear camera featuring two sensors (12MP + 5MP), a 24 MP front camera and a 3250 mAh battery with support for Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0. For several hours, Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite has received an unofficial TWRP porting, called the TWRP 3.2.3 Special Edition.
The release of TWRP (short for Team Win Recovery Project, a modified open-source recovery for Android devices) usually helps to start the development of any phone. Without a custom reset like TWRP, the development of a device can be compromised because users can not use backups to restore their phone.
It should be noted that the kernel sources for Mi 8 Lite have not yet been released, but it must be said that Xiaomi has guaranteed that the kernel sources for new versions of the devices will be released within three months of launch.
Meanwhile, an official version of TWRP has been released on other devices: the Moto G6 Plus, Moto X Force and the 2017 variant of the Galaxy A7. It will now be easier for developers to make backups, test their jobs and perform a recovery in case something does not go right.