The most common sequence to gain root access on any Android phone is flashing custom recovery then use it to flash SuperSU. For some people that sequence could be too complicated and risky. Hence, one-click root app like KingRoot becomes popular. However, gaining naive root is more preferable than using such one-click root tool.
What about Hongmi 1S? Here in this page you will see the easiest and safest method to gain native root access on Redmi 1S running either MIUI7 or MIUI6 Global Stable ROM without having to flash TWRP (and without PC). This method will use a root exploit package flashed through Mi Recovery (the stock recovery – the one comes with the phone). Since this method requires no flashing Fastboot ROM and even it does not also requires you to connect to PC, so this root method should be safe and brick-free. On top of that, this root procedure will not block your phone from installing OTA update.
Please note that there is always a chance of bad luck. Therefore, it is strongly advised to create backup before you proceed with the root steps. We hold no responsibilities of any damage on your device caused by following this guide.
Also read : How to root Redmi Note 3 MTK.
Steps to root
Step 1 – Download the flashable root exploit package for Redmi 1s into your phone. Just use your browser app in your phone to download it. You can put the Root_HM1S_MIUI6_Global.zip file either in SD Card or Internal Storage.
Step 2 – Now please launch the Updater app in your phone. Usually this app is located in Tools folder.
Step 3 – You’ll see several menus in there. Just tap on the “Choose Update Package“.
Step 4 – Next, browse for the downloaded .zip file stored in your phone. Tap on it.
Step 5 – The Updater app will flash that .zip file and once done, it will reboots your phone into recovery mode (it’s stock recovery anyway). The system will also install the update and will reboot your phone into normal mode.
Step 6 – Upon the reboot process has completed, you’ll have SuperSU app installed (or you can download it via Play Store if you didn’t have it).
Step 7 – Open up SuperSU app. The app will ask you to update its binaries. Simply choose “Continue” to start the binaries update process.
Step 8 – Another dialog box will appear. This time simply select “Normal” since you don’t have custom recovery installed.
Step 9 – Wait for a couple of minutes till the process finished.
Step 10 – Finally, reboot your phone.
Step 11 – That’s all. You can verify your phone, after rebooting, by installing Root Checker app from Play Store.
The developer, AndroidFuchs (credits and thanks belong to him), stated that sometimes after having full OTA update you might find your phone unrooted again. In this case simply repeat the steps again to re-gain root access.
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