How to Root Redmi Note 3 (SD) Using KingRoot and SuperSU

Root Redmi Note 3 Snapdragon Kingroot

Did you know that you can make use of KingRoot app to get root access on Redmi Note 3 (Qualcomm Snapdragon variant) easily then use SuperSU to make it permanent and powerful? SuperSU is the most popular package to get into Android system and obtain root access. However, it needs to firstly install Custom Recovery such as TWRP or CWM recovery. For some users who don’t want to bother with installing TWRP, they usually choose to use one-click root app like KingRoot or Framaroot. However, not all devices are supported by such one-click root tool and some users do not prefer to use such tool.

Previously, we have shared with you a guide on how to root Redmi Note 3 MediaTek (RN3MTK) variant using combination of KingRoot and SuperSU. In this article, you’ll see how the same method is applicable to root RN3 Snapdragon variant, but with no PC involved. Basically, as what explained by one of MIUI Resource Team members, the whole process is similar: started with using KingRoot to gain initial root and ended with installing SuperSU to take over KingRoot in maintaining the root exploit. Nevertheless, the only difference is the script used for replacing KingRoot with SuperSU.


Warning : Rooting your phone may void warranty and to some extent may cause bootloop or bricked device. We hold no responsibility of any damage of your phone.

Using KingRoot

Step 1 – Enable installation from unknown sources on your device. Simply go to to Settings > Security > Device Administration > then enable Unknown Sources.

Step 2 – Download KingRoot app (.apk) into your phone then install it.

Step 3 – Once installed, launch KingRoot app up and enable / allow all permissions.

kingroot first launch

Step 4 – Scroll down its first page until you see an offer to install Purify. Tap on the Try it button.

scroll down kingroot app

Step 5 – KingRoot will then verify your phone. It won’t take long.

Verify Root Status

Step 6 – Once the app has been successful verifying your phone, you’ll see either Start Root or Try To Root button. Just tap on it.

Start Root Redmi Note 3

Step 7 – Just sit tight and wait for the app to do its job. Once done, you’ll see something like this one :

KingRoot Done Success

Step 8 – Download and install Root Checker app at Play Store to verify that your phone has truly gotten root access.

Root Checker Confirmed Redmi Note 3

Optional Step – You might also want to remove Purify – the app comes with KingRoot – if you want. But keeping it will give you – or your phone – no harm.

Uninstall Purify

Replace KingRoot with SuperSU

Step 1 – Restart / reboot your phone as normally you do.

Step 2 – Download KingRoot-to-SuperSU script on your phone.

Step 3 – Open the .zip file using ES File Explorer app and extract it. You’ll get a folder named “mrw” with 4 files within.

eextract zip file using es file explorer

Step 4 – Now download Terminal emulator app and install it into your phone.

Step 5 – Launch Terminal Emulator app up. Execute following command (press Enter after each command to execute it).

sh /sdcard/mrw/

execute script

Step 5 – SuperSU will then appear and will ask you for confirmations. Just follow through all the process as following. However, if SuperSU takes too long then you can simply minimize it and install SuperSU manually by using its .APK provided in mrw folder. Update SuperSU binary as Normal.

mrw folder superuser

SuperSU Processing

Step 8 – Finally reboot your phone as normally you do. This is to make sure all changes can be loaded onto phone’s system. That’s all and enjoy. Do not hesitate to drop your comment below.

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  • pin

    Anyone tried it in redmi note 3 pro with miui 8 ??

  • Pedro Lopes

    pode usar em bootloader bloqueado?

  • PwnStarr

    May I ask if this Process the same with RN4 MTK device? Because I hate the way while using the TWRP. It almost “Bricked” my phone, but luckily I “Unbricked” it and my phone comes back to Life. lol!