Becoming the most popular budget Android phone in first semester of 2016, Xiaomi Redmi 3 is surely a dope. It is jump-packed with many outstanding hardware specifications and good premium body design (as well as material). However, any Android phones won’t be much more cool unless its users gain root access on it. Rooting may brick device as well as void original warranty, but rooting can also unleash the best within Android phone.
Are you ready to root your Redmi 3? Simply follow steps below carefully. In addition, the whole steps are also applicable to Redmi 3 Pro variant.
According to feds64, a member of MIUI Forum, that the process still need unlocked bootloader so you have to apply for the permission.
- A Redmi 3 or Redmi 3 Pro handset.
- Unlocked bootloader is a must. Use the same steps as mentioned in this tutorial.
- A USB Cable – use the one comes with your phone.
- A Windows based computer (PC / laptop).
- Download SuperSU v2.71 package (.zip file).
Step 1 – Download MIUI 7 Fastboot ROM package (.tgz) and extract it. Use its boot.img file then cook custom boot.img file using Android Image Kitchen. This is necessary to flash in TWRP. Read my previous guide to achieve this task.
Step 2 – Download TWRP v3.0.2 Combo package and follow this guide to install that awesome custom recovery.
Step 3 – Boot your phone into TWRP interface.
Step 4 – Copy SuperSU .zip file into your phone’s internal storage.
Step 5 – In TWRP, go to Main Menu >> Select ZIP file >> SD Card >> BETA-SuperSU-v2.71.zip. The point is, browse / locate the SuperSU .zip file you’ve copied.
Step 6 – Finally, simply Swipe to confirm Flash. The SuperSU flashing process will then start.
just wait till it finished.
Step 7 – Once it has finished, you may need to adjust the timezone to your own, create backup and do not forget to select English language.
Step 8 – Finally, go back to Main Menu and choose Reboot.
Step 9 – Upon rebooting, launch SuperSU app. The app will then ask you to install addon and backup script to survive from custom ROM update. Simply tap on OK.
Voila! Your Redmi 3 / Pro has now been rooted. As usual, using Root Checker app is the easiest way to verify it.