Redmi 3S is another new variant of Redmi 3 which is affordable but boasting monster hardware specifications. The phone also has 5.0-inch touchscreen display running MIUI based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Also read : Redmi 3S vs Redmi 3X. Just like many other Android phone, it will be more awesome to maximize all the device’s potentials by installing custom recovery on it and gaining root access on it. This article will just help you to do that.
Flashing custom recovery is such arduous task for some people but thanks to Devilsking who has managed to create TWRP auto-installer tool making the task way easier. Once you have TWRP installed, getting root access is just one step away. This article will show you all the easy steps to flash TWRP v3.0.2 on Redmi 3S and root it in a snap – thanks to auto-installer tool. The whole process should be safe and easy but bad luck might happen. Therefore, it is always recommended to create backup of all your important files and data.
Step 1 – Grab your Redmi 3S phone and put it into Fastboot mode. Turn off your phone completely. While your phone is off, press Volume Down (-) and Power buttons simultaneously until you see MIUI Rabbit or Fastboot logo.
Step 2 – Connect your phone to your computer using its USB cable.
Step 3 – Open up Windows Explorer and go to the folder in which all extracted TWRP Installer files are. Double-click twrp-installer.bat to run it. You will see something like this ;
Step 4 – Now your phone has been in Fastboot mode so you can simply press any key on your keyboard to start flashing TWRP.
Step 5 – Wait till the flashing process completely finished. Once done, your device will automatically reboot into recovery mode which in this case you will see TWRP interface.
Step 6 – The first time you run TWRP, it will ask you permission for system modification. Please keep take this for consideration :
- “Allowing system modifications” will make TWRP modifying system partition and allows you to gain root access easily – but you won’t be able to flash OTA update.
- “Keep Read Only” will make TWRP leave system partition unmodified. You will still have OTA update but if you do then TWRP will be replaced.
In this case I will suggest you to do “Swipe to Allow Modifications” so you can proceed with rooting your device.
Step 7 – Once you swiped to allow modifications, go to Advanced Setting >> and choose “Disable dm-verity“. Failed to do so will result to bootloop error / stuck at Mi Logo.
Step 8 – Reboot your phone into normal mode and disconnect it from your PC.
Root with SuperSU
Step 1 – Now open up your mobile web browser and download SuperSU flashable package here. Normally it will be downloaded into Download folder.
Step 2 – Reboot your phone into TWRP Recovery through one of these ways :
- Turn off your phone. While your phone is off, press and hold Volume Up (+) button and Power button simultaneously until it reboot into recovery.
- Via Updater app. Open up Updater app (usually in Tools folder) >> tap on three dots (…) at the top right-hand corner of the screen >> choose Reboot into recovery.
Step 3 – Choose “Install” from TWRP main menu.
Step 4 – Now locate the downloaded SuperSU .zip file and choose / tap that file. Please ignore the SuperSU version in the image below. You can always use latest stable version of SuperSU.
Step 5 – Do “Swipe to confirm flash” and the flashing process shall begin.
Step 6 – Just wait until the flashing process completed.
Step 1 – Finally, choose “Reboot System” to reboot your phone into normal state.
Congratulation, your Redmi 3S is now rooted successfully. You will find SupeSU app installed and you shall see its icon in the homescreen. The first thing you have to do is launching SuperSU app up. The app will then ask you to install addon and update its binaries. Simply tap on OK.
Now, you may verify the root access by installing Root Checker app from Play Store.
What about you? Do not hesitate to tell us on how you have done so far? Is it success for your? Share your experience in the comment section below.