There are basically various ways to achieve Android rooting on your device. Each method has its own advantages and its level of difficulties. The more difficult it is, the more advanced skill is needed. While not all Xiaomi device users are a tech-savvy and Android Ninja. So if you are one of those who are not Android Ninja, the one-click root method is more suitable for you to start especially if this your first time rooting.
There are many apps you can use to gain root access on your Xiaomi phone but the basic way of how it works is the same: install an app then click the root button. That’s it. Among all of those Android root apps, KingRoot app by Kingroot Studio is known as the most popular and the best one.
KingRoot is a root tool for “lazy people” who just want to get root access but don’t want to flash any third party Recovery into their lovely device. It can work on almost all device from Android 2.x – 5.0. Working of KingRoot based on system exploit. The most suitable Root strategy will be deployed from cloud to your device according to your ROM information.
So basically how KingRoot app works once you clicked the big Root button is it analyzes your phone model, ROM, OS version, etc. and it downloads a “secret recipe” -read: exploit- according to the data it has gathered previously. So it is important to keep your phone connected to Internet when rooting.
According to its developers, the KingRoot app has been proven working to root 103,790 phone models from various tech brands like Samsung, HTC, ZTE, Huawei and of course our beloved Xiaomi.
We don’t have clear yet detailed information of what Xiaomi devices are supported by this app. But many reported that its latest version can root Redmi Note 2 even on Android 5.1 Lollipop. However we’d really love to know that KingRoot app can root Redmi 1, Redmi 1S, Redmi 2, Redmi Note 4G, Redmi Note 2, Redmi Note 3, Redmi 3, Mi 4, Mi 4i, Mi 4c, Mi Note, Mi Note Pro and even Mi Pad. So please go back to this page and tell us what phone you are using and whether the root process success or not. However, some recent MIUI devices like Redmi Note 2 and Mi 4i are confirmed to be root-able using KingRoot app so I believe many older MIUI devices are also compatible.
Notice: Rooting Android phone may be legal in many countries but it may void your phone warranty. So proceed with careful and with your own risks.
How to root
Step 1 – Grab your Xiaomi phone running MIUI and make sure it has at least 40% battery power remaining.
Step 2 – Then on your phone navigate to Settings > Security > Device Administration > then enable Unknown Sources. However in some older MIUI version it may also be found at Settings > Privacy > Unknown Sources > Allow Installation of apps from unknown sources.
Step 3 – Open up your mobile browser like Chrome, Firefox or use default MIUI web browser then download KingRoot App here into your phone.
Step 4 – Now open up MIUI File Explorer app and look for where’s the location of downloaded KingRoot .apk file.
Step 5 – Found it? Now tap on it and install it as usual.
Step 6 – Now before you proceed to root, make sure your phone is connected to Internet whether via Wifi or using mobile data.
Step 7 – Now launch the KingRoot app by tapping on its icon.
Step 8 – Ready? Simply tap on the big Start Root button to begin the rooting process.
Step 9 – KingRoot will analyze your phone model and its Android system following by downloading necessary “secret recipe” to be injected into your phone to gaining root access.
Step 10 – Once done rooting, the app will display big green tick logo then restart your phone after that.
That’s it. Upon restarting your MIUI phone is now rooted.
You’ll notice there’s a new app called SuperSU. You can now verify the root by installing root checker app from Play Store. Enjoy!
Ok now your phone is rooted and somehow you get bored and want to unroot it back. If so, then simply follow steps below:
How to Unroot
Step 1 – On your phone, open up KingRoot app again
Step 2 – Tap on the top right corner menu (see pic) then General setting.
Step 3 – Finally, simply tap on Uninstall KingRoot.
Very easy isn’t it?
*Images credit belongs to Inwepo.
Tried already? Why don’t you tell us what Xiaomi phone you are using and is it root-able or not? Thanks