Some of Mi 4 users can root their phones using KingRoot app, a popular one-click root app for Android. However, some other users tend to avoid such app and they depend on other way to root. For those who don’t like to use KingRoot, SuperSU is the best tool to exploit Android system and gain native root on it. The only caveat is the use of custom recovery. Official SuperSU image file are flashable only through recovery while for some users installing custom recovery is not an easy task.
Thankfully, a senior member of MIUI Forum called watchmania has managed to modify SuperSU package and he made it flashable through MIUI Updater app. To cut long story short, using this package is a hassle-free method to gain root on Mi4 device. Just follow the steps below :
How to root
Step 1 – Open up your your favorite web browser app on your phone (e.g: Chrome, Firefox, etc) and download custom build of SuperSU for Mi 4 (.zip file).
Step 2 – Now launch Xiaomi Updater app.
Step 3 – Tap on the three dots […] menu on the top right-hand corner of the screen.
Step 4 – Select “Choose Update Package”.
Step 5 – Locate the Mi4_SuperSU_Via_Updater.zip file you have downloaded.
Step 6 – The Updater app will then try to verify the package.
Step 7 – Once the verification process has done, simply choose “Reboot Now” option.
Step 8 – The reboot process may take longer than usual but once done, your device is now rooted.
Step 9 – You’ll see SuperSU app is now installed. Launch it up.
Step 10 – SuperSU will ask to update its Binary. Make sure you do so and choose Normal method.
Voila! Your Mi4 phone is now rooted. As what watchmania stated, rooting with this method requires no unrooting method to attain official MIUI ROM update. Users can simply update your phone’s MIUI version using Recovery ROM and flash it using Updater app as usual. Furthermore, you just need need to update the root with update.zip file.
In conclusion, this method allows to root Mi 4 easily without PC and without custom recovery. Piece of cake!
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