Easily Root Redmi 2 / Prime With No PC or TWRP Needed

Root Redmi 2 Prime

This is the easiest method to gain native root access on Redmi 2 or Redmi 2 Prime (Hongmi 2 / Prime) without having to flash custom recovery (TWRP/CWM) and without PC involved. It doesn’t even use Kingroot or any other one-click root tool so you will have full native root via SuperSU. Normally, the most common way to obtain native root is by flashing SuperSU through TWRP. It means that users need to firstly install TWRP on their phone that could be so daunting for some newbies. Flashing custom recovery requires a computer with proper ADB Fastboot drivers and command to be issued.

Therefore, using this root method users can simply reverse the order by rooting their devices first and then flash custom Recovery. That way, flashing custom recovery (TWRP / CWM) can simply be accomplished with no PC involved which is piece of cake.

Requirements

  • A Redmi 2 or Redmi 2 Prime device
  • The device has to run either MIUI Stable or Developer Global ROM (not China ROM) based on Android Kitkat.
  • The device should also still have stock Mi Recovery (not custom recovery).
  • Download Redmi 2 Flashable Root package (.zip file) into your phone’s internal storage.
  • Remember that creating a backup of your important data and files is always a good idea.
  • We hold no responsibility of any risk of damage that may happen to your phone.

Also read : How to Root Redmi 3 or Redmi 3 Pro.

How to Root

Step 1 – Move the downloaded Update-Root.zip file into the root directory of your phone’s internal storage (not inside any folder).

Step 2 – Now open Updater app on your phone. It is usually located inside the Tools folder.

Updater App

Step 3 – Tap on the three dots (…) at top right-hand corner of the screen. Another menu will then open.

Step 4 – Next, tap on “Choose Update Package“.

Choose Update Package

Step 5 – and select the Update Root.zip file.

Choose Root Package zip

Step 6 – Just wait till MIUI system completing the flashing process.

Step 7 – Once done, it will ask you to reboot your phone. Reboot it.

Step 8 – Once the reboot process is complete, you will see new app called SuperSU installed.

SuperSU Installed

Step 9 – Now open up SuperSu app by tapping on its icon. The app will ask you to update SuperSU binaries. Simply tap on “Continue“.

Update SU Binaries

Step 10 – Next, simply choose “Normal” and do not choose TWRP/CWM or your phone will be in bootloop.

Choose Normal Update

Step 10 – Once done updating, simply choose “OK“.

Finish Update Binaries OK

That’s all. Congratulation! Your Redmi 2 / Prime is now successfully rooted. You can verify it by installing Root Checker app from Play Store.

How to Unroot

Unrooting Redmi 2 phone is easier than the way to root it. Simply launch the SuperSU app again, go to Settings, and choose Full Unroot. That’s it and reboot.

Full Unroot Redmi 2

Credits belong to Muz_Paray, a Moderator at MIUI community.

Next, you may also want to flash TWRP custom Recovery on your Redmi 2 phone which is super easy.

What do you think of it guys? Is it easy? Do not hesitate to leave command below.

  • Teja Nachiketh

    unfortunatley i have pressed TWRp/CWM my phone got stucked at mi logo what should i do now

  • Gitesh Gunjal

    How long does it take to install the zip
    It’s taking my redmi 2 prime 15min to boot up plz help

    • piyush

      It would take about 15 minutes. I’ve done it on my phone.