How to Root Redmi Note 3 Snapdragon With No OTA Update Break Issue

Root Redmi Note 3 Snapdragon No TWRP

After successfully gained root access through SuperSU, many Redmi Note 3 users were wondering whether they would be able to get OTA update without any issue or they will be not. Well, some of them might have luck while others might not. Many other Redmi Note 3 users, mostly new users, are also still wondering how to easily and safely root their device since many guides shows a method utilizing TWRP whereas flashing custom recovery could be difficult or too advanced for them.

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Luckily, one of MIUI Device Team called Raaj52 has managed to come up with simple workaround (and tool) on how to gain native root on Redmi Note 3 Qualcomm Snapdragon that will not break OTA update and this method requires no complicated method to flash TWRP. Using just a lightweight Windows-based tool he developed, gaining root access on RN3 Kenzo becomes very easy.

Requirements

  • A Redmi Note 3 Snapdragon (RN3SD) – Not the MTK variant.
  • No custom recovery either TWRP or CWM installed previously. Make sure your RN3SD still has stock Mi Recovery.
  • Bootloader unlocked officially – Read : How to unlock Redmi Note 3 Bootloader.
  • Download the Automatic Root Tool for RN3SD.
  • A Windows based computer either PC or laptop.
  • A USB cable – just use the one comes with your device.
  • Make sure you have proper USB ADB Drivers installed. Otherwise you can download USB ADB Drivers installer and install it first.

Steps to Root

Step 1 – Extract the Redmi_Note_3_Tool.zip file you have downloaded earlier. You can use either Winzip or Winrar for this task. As a result, you will get a folder namely Root_Folder with many files inside it. To make it easy for you to access it, you can extract the file into your Desktop.

Step 2 – (OPTIONAL : You can skip this step. Use this only if the process failed) You may also need to disable driver signature enforcement in your PC. You can do that by pressing Windows button + i on keyboard to reveal the Settings page. From there you can choose Update & Security >> Recovery >> Advanced startup >> Restart now. Wait a moment for your computer to restart. Next, go to Troubleshoot >> Advanced options >>Startup settings >> Restart. Once your computer restarts, now choose Disable driver signature enforcement which is option number 7. See the video below for more details :

Step 3 – Grab your RN3SD device and enable USB debugging on your phone. Follow these direction: simply go to Settings>> About Phone >> tap 7 – 10 time on the MIUI version. That will activate Developer Options menu. Now go to Settings >> Developer Options then enable USB Debugging.

Step 4 – Now you need to reboot your phone into Fastboot mode. First, turn off your phone and reboot by pressing the Volume Down (-) and Power buttons simultaneously until you have seen the Bunny logo fixing Android.

Step 5 – Next, connect your phone, while it is in Fastboot mode, to your PC using its USB cable.

Step 6 – On your computer, open up the Root_Folder folder and double-click the Root.bat file to launch it up.

Kenzo Root Tool Launch

Step 7 – Just as instructed, press any key on your keyboard to start the process. It shall take only few seconds to complete.

Kenzo Root Tool On Process

Step 8 – Again, just press any key on your keyboard to continue and your phone shall reboot into TWRP Recovery. Yup that’s right. You don’t even have to download and flash TWRP but this tool have just done the magic making the TWRP just right there and ready to use.

Step 9 – Allow System Modification on TWRP.

Allow Modified System Permission Redmi Note 3 TWRP

Step 10 – On TWRP, choose Install from the main menu and locate the SuperSU package.

Locate SuperSU on TWRP Kenzo

Swipe to Flash SuperSU on TWRP Kenzo

Step 11 – Choose Wipe Cache/Dalvik and then go Back to main menu.

Wipe Cache Dalvik on Redmi Note 3 Kenzo

Step 12 – Now select Reboot to reboot your phone into normal mode.

Reboot Kenzo Redmi Note 3 TWRP

Step 13 – Your first boot may take longer than usual but that’s just normal.

Step 14 – Finally, confirm the root by installing Root Checker app from Play Store.

How to Flash OTA Update

Follow steps below if you want to update your MIUI version using OTA after you gained root using method above :

Step 1 – Open up SuperSU app on your phone.

Step 2 – Go to Settings and scroll down a little bit to find the Full Unroot option.

Step 3 – Choose the Unroot option and wait for it to process the unroot mechanism.

Step 4 – Reboot your device as usual.

Step 5 – Open up Updater app and update your device via OTA just usual.

Step 6 – Once updated, just go through the same sequence through all the steps above to apply the root again.

Note : However if your OTA update was failed, then you may also try one of following solutions :

  1. Update using full Recovery ROM, or.
  2. Update manually using OTA through Mi PC Suite.

That’s it and enjoy your newly rooted Redmi Note 3. Please do not hesitate to share your experience in the comment section below or spread your love by sharing this article to Facebook, Twitter, or Google+.

  • Mohsin

    Rooted with this method. Now there is no recovery on my phone. When I switch to recovery mode, some different logo comes. I want to flash a rom but there is no recovery. What do I do next?

    • farieznur

      Yes, this method does not install TWRP on your phone. Simply repeat the same steps again to get access to TWRP. Once rooted, you can install Flashify as alternative to recovery

  • Zed Boodhun

    I cant seems to uninstall after having rooted through this method.. Will it means i wont received ota updates from MIUI 8 beta anymore?? Should i just reflash the rom instead??

  • Ketan Shinde

    Please provide the link to download SuperSU package for RN3/SD.

    • Desi Gamer

      there will be a folder named flash supersu in the system folder,check

  • Darko D’Feher

    Hi.
    Doeas this work on MIUI 8 6.2.29 MM maybe?

    • Desi Gamer

      yes

  • Vishesh Panchal

    URGENT!!!! Will this method erase all data on my device?

    • Desi Gamer

      no

      • Vishesh Panchal

        Great. Now will unlocking my bootloader erase my data? Please reply

  • Burhanuddin Lakdawala

    Can someone verify if this method still works after updating to the new MIUI 8.1.1.0?

  • Chandra Hasan

    While flashing the super su zip, i saw patching boot img kind of stuffs and also root checker failed to verify the root access…Not sure will my OTA work or not..things i got in recovery is diffferent from the one in the scresshot here…do verify the updater script of the zip. I flashed using

  • Wabisabi Ro

    Got some errors following the exact steps in exact order after supersu flash:
    Failed to mount ‘/data’ (Invalid argument)
    …done
    Unable to mount storage
    ——
    My phone boots normally, with stock bootloader, and I don’t have root.

    I’m on 8.1.1 global stable Marshmallow.

  • vabiris S

    Does this method works for kate also or for kenzo only?

  • vabiris S

    Got errors:
    Failed to mount ‘/data’ (Invalid argument)
    …done
    Unable to mount storage

  • Marcus Peh

    Can this work on redmi note 4