Today I bring you the ultimate guide to root any Xiaomi smartphone. Here you will learn how to root any Xiaomi phone irrespective of the firmware version and the baseband model.
Whether you want to root Xiaomi Mi4i or Note, this tutorial works without a problem. It’s the safest tutorial that you will find on the internet for Xiaomi smartphones.
Why you need to bookmark this guide?
You will find plenty of guides for different Xiaomi models on the internet. For example, if you want to root Xiaomi Mi3, you’ll find more than a dozen different guides. Majority of them are outdated and others don’t work for one reason or the other.
This guide is the solution to this chaos.
It’s the only tutorial that you’ll need to root any Xiaomi smartphone. Forget about it’s firmware or model or anything else for that matter. This guide works for all of them.
What’s the catch?
I know what you’re thinking right now. What’s the catch.
Well, there is none.
This is the safest method you can find online to root any Xiaomi phone. However, your warranty will be void and you won’t receive OTA updates from your phone manufacturer – something that you have to live with whenever you root your phone.
You will install Super SU on your phone, use a custom recovery without flashing it and a few other handy tools in this method. There is nothing complicated as long as you follow the steps carefully.
How to root any Xiaomi phone
To root any Xiaomi phone, you simple need to follow these steps.
Step 1: Download the following tools.
- Super SU
- Recovery for your device
Step 2: Now copy the Super SU file to SD card. Meanwhile, extract the recovery image (.img) file from recovery image that you downloaded for your phone from the list above.
Once extracted, move the .img file to MiPhone>Google>Android folder inside the Xiaomi folder on your C drive.
Rename this file to ‘recovery.img’ without quotes.
Step 3: You’ve done the major part. Now it’s the bits and pieces that’s left behind. Shutdown your phone.
Now boot it into fast boot mode by holding the specific combination of hardware keys on your phone.
Step 4: Now open the folder where you moved the recovery image on your computer hard drive. Right click in a blank area and open command prompt from the context menu. Make sure your phone is connected to your PC at this point.
Step 5: Now search for fastboot devices using command prompt. Simply type ‘fastboot devices’ without quotes and hit enter.
Now you need to type another command to go to fastboot recovery. The command is ‘fastboot boot recovery.img’ without quotes.
Step 6: If you’ve done everything right until now, your phone should enter the recovery mode once you hit enter in the last step. You will install Super Su from here.
Simply click install from SD card and navigate to the location of Super SU file on your SD card. Once you have selected the SU file, the process will continue.
Wait for it to finish.
Once done, your phone is rooted. You have root access now and you can install whatever you want to take advantage of being the system admin now.
Now next time you need to root any Xiaomi phone, just come back to this tutorial. Follow all the steps and don’t forget to smile!