Xiaomi Redmi 2 or Xiaomi Hongmi 2 is a good quality Android smartphone released on January 2015 by Chinese smartphone giant “Xiaomi”. This device is the successor of Xiaomi Redmi 1S. Redmi 2 comes with a 4.7 inch IPS LCD touchscreen display that is powered by 1.2 GHz quad-core processor along with 2 GB RAM and it runs on Android 4.4.4 KitKat based MIUI 6.0 ROM. If you would like to root Xiaomi Redmi 2 then you are in the right page.
Just follow the instructions given in this page to install CWM recovery and gain root privileges in Redmi 2. By rooting your device, you will able to install stock Android Firmware (if you are not satisfied with MIUI ROM), or install Android apps which only supports rooted smartphones, or uninstall pre-installed Android apps which come with the device, etc.
WARNING: Rooting your Xiaomi smartphone using the procedure given here, will void its warranty. Also, if you don’t follow the instructions carefully, there is a chance that you might get your device bricked and if that happens, don’t held me responsible. Please proceed with CAUTION.
1) Before getting started with the rooting procedure, download Xiaomi Redmi 2 USB drivers and install it in your computer, so that you can connect your smartphone with the computer successfully.
2) Next, make sure that you have enabled USB Debugging mode in your smartphone. If you are not sure how to do it, follow our guide to enabling USB debugging mode.
3) Make sure that you have taken a complete backup of personal data in your smartphone using appropriate apps. If something goes wrong during the rooting procedure and if your device gets crashed, you can use the backup data to restore your device.
4) Ensure that your smartphone has at least 50-60% battery backup in it as the rooting process is a battery consuming process. Also, make sure that you have deactivated antivirus programs in your computer as they have a habit of interrupting the rooting process.
Upon finishing these prerequisites, you can move forward to the main tutorial, which I have given below.
Tutorial To Install CWM Recovery In Xiaomi Redmi 2:
1) Before rooting your Xiaomi Redmi 2 smartphone, you will need to install CWM recovery in it. To install that, first you will need to download ADB and Fastboot compressed package to your computer. Once downloaded extract the files, save it in a folder and name it as “Redmi2root“.
2) Next, download CWM recovery image compressed the file to your computer, extract it and save the “recovery.img” in the “Redmi2root” folder.
3) Now, switch off your Redmi 2 smartphone and boot it into the Fastboot mode by pressing the Volume Down and Power Buttons simultaneously. Once your device boots into Fastboot mode, connect it to your computer using the original USB data cable.
4) Next, open the “Redmi2root” folder, hold “Shift” button in your Keyboard and Right-click on an empty space. You will see “Open Command Window here” option. Click on it to open a command window there.
5) Now enter the following command:
If you have installed your device’s USB drivers properly in your computer, then the command window will show up Redmi 2 device name.
6) Next, enter the following command:
fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
Once you enter this command, your device’s stock recovery will be replaced with the custom recovery that you have downloaded in Step 2.
7) Once you have successfully flashed the custom CWM recovery in your smartphone, enter the following command to reboot your device:
That’s it. Now you have successfully flashed CWM recovery in Xiaomi Redmi 2 Android smartphone. Let’s find out how to gain root privileges in your device.
Tutorial To Root Xiaomi Redmi 2 Android Device:
1) To get started, download SuperSU zip package and save it in your computer. Once done, connect your smartphone with the computer using the original USB data cable and transfer the SuperSU zip file to your device’s SD card.
2) Now, unplug your smartphone from the computer and switch it off. Once done, press the Volume Up and Power button to boot your device into the CWM recovery mode.
3) Once your device boots into the CWM recovery mode, choose the option “Install from Zip” and select the SuperSU zip package to begin the rooting process.
4) Once the rooting process gets finished, reboot your smartphone.
That’s it. Now you have successfully finished rooting Xiaomi Redmi 2 Android smartphone. For confirmation, visit your Apps menu and look for SuperSU file. If it is located there, then your device is successfully rooted. Alternatively, you can use the Root Checker app to confirm the root privileges of your smartphone.
If you encounter any issues while following the CWM recovery installation tutorial or the rooting tutorial, do let me know by dropping a comment below.