How to Root Mi Max (Flash SuperSU)

rooted mi max with twrp supersu

Considered the most recent phablet device in 2016, Xiaomi Mi Max is equipped with 6.44 inches touchscreen display. Being a new Android device, there are not many root tools compatible to gain root access on this most wide smartphone. How to root Mi Max then? For you who just could not be patient, installing SuperSU is the most possible way. Developed by Chainfire, SuperSU is the most popular root exploit that works on many Android device, including several MIUI devices. Recently, the developer has released its latest Beta version with support for Android 6.0 Marshmallow and Android N firmwares.

Also read : How to Root Redmi Note 3 Running Any MIUI ROM.

In this page, we show you few steps to flash SuperSU and gain native root access on Mi Max running MIUI 8 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. This involves flashing TWRP custom recovery as well. However, rooting may void your phone warranty so please proceed with full awareness and root responsibly.


Before you proceed, please be aware that we hold no responsibility of any damage on your phone of the risk of following this guide. Please do not forget to create backup.


  1. Install either USB ADB Drivers or Mi PC Suite you have downloaded onto your computer. This is necessary to make sure your computer can recognize your phone.
  2. Extract the Minimal ADB Fastboot files you have downloaded. Use either Winzip or Winrar.
  3. Copy or transfer SuperSU .zip file into your phone’s internal storage. You may also want to firstly rename it to something shorter like instead of its previously very long name.
  4. The most important part, please firstly install TWRP Recovery on Mi Max.

Read : How to Flash TWRP on Mi Max Running MIUI 8.


Steps 1 – Reboot your Mi Max into TWRP Recovery. Simply turn your device off and then press Volume Up (+) and Power buttons simultaneously.

Steps 2 – On TWRP interface, firstly swipe to confirm / allow system modification.

Steps 3 – Now in TWRP main menu, choose Install.

Steps 4 – Locate the file you have copied in your phone’s storage.

Locate SuperSU on TWRP Kenzo

Swipe to Flash SuperSU on TWRP Kenzo

Steps 5 – Swipe to confirm Flash. Just wait the flashing process that shall be done in few seconds.

Steps 6 – Once done flashing, do not choose Reboot System. Choose Wipe Cache/dalvik instead. Choose Back when you’ve done wiping cache.

Wipe Cache Dalvik on Redmi Note 3 Kenzo

Steps 7 – You’ll be back to TWRP main menu. From there, choose Reboot to reboot your phone into normal mode.

Reboot Kenzo Redmi Note 3 TWRP

Steps 8 – It may take up to 10 minutes to reboot which is longer than usual but it is normal.

That’s it. Once your device is fully turned on, you can install Root Checker app from Play Store to verify the root access.

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  • Michael Thomas

    Does this process work with a locked bootloader?

  • bhupendra sahu

    My Mi Max phone is not allowing me to “swipe to confirm / allow system modification” I feel touch display always gets locked when I enter into TWRP Recovery interface. What to do in such a case when you can not swipe from the touch display. can we do this with the help of PC. I tried few third party software like onerootclick but all failed.

    Please help me.

    Thanks in advance.