Just follow this step-by-step tutorial on how to get root access on Redmi Note 3, powered with Snapdragon 650 chipset, via TWRP 3.0 making use of SuperSU v2.68. Well, I have not see yet any compatible one-click root app for Redmi Note 3 (till the time of writing this article) like Framaroot or KingRoot. But let’s hope there will be any in the near future but meanwhile you can simply follow this complete guide below.
For your information, do understand this guide is for the Snapdragon variant of Redmi Note 3 only. Xiaomi has released two variants of the phone: Mediatek-powered and Snapdragon-powered. In a glance, the specs of the Snapdragon version of Redmi Note 3 include a 1.4GHz hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 processor, 2GB or 3GB of RAM, Adreno 51 GPU, integrated X8 4G+ LTE modem, 16MP rear camera, and 4,050mAh battery.
Warning : Flashing can potentially brick or bootloop your device. We don’t hold responsibility of any error or problem caused of following this guide. Do with your own risks. And this is only for Snapdragon model of Redmi Note 3 / Pro.
Also read : Root Redmi Note 3 Mediatek MT6795 Helio X10.
What you are going to do – for a glance :
- Flash TWRP
- Go to TWRP
- Flash SuperSU
- Reboot your phone
- Install SuperSU app
- Root access gained
- A Redmi Note 3 Snapdragon model (make sure you have same model)
- Phone’s Bootloader has been unlocked – Read : How to unlock bootloader
- USB Cable
- A Windows based computer (PC/laptop) running Windows 7, 8, 8.1 or 10
- Proper knowledge and proper reasons to get root access
- 30 minutes of your time
Install TWRP v3 on Redmi Note 3
Follow steps below to flash TWRP Recovery on your phone :
Step 1 – Enable USB Debugging mode on your phone via Developer Options. Of course you have to firstly activate Developer Options in your Settings page. To do that, simply go to Settings >> About Phone >> then tap on the MIUI version around 7 – 10 times. Now you can go back to main Settings page and you should see Developer Options appear there.
Step 2 – Now connect your phone to computer using its USB cable but you have to firstly make sure you have ADB Drivers installed properly.
Step 3 – Extract the TWRP v3 package file (.zip) using your favorite unarchiever tool like WinRAR or Winzip on your PC.
Step 4 – On your PC, open up the Boot.bat file then proceed as instructed on screen.
Step 5 – Once done, double-click on the Twrp3.bat and follow on-screen instruction. This will install TWRP 3 on your phone. At the end your phone will reboot and enter TWRP Recovery.
Please do aware that ticking the “Mount system partition read-only” on TWRP you will get OTA updates for the official ROM and not otherwise.
Instead of using above steps, you can also flash TWRP on Redmi Note 3 following this alternative method. Once flashed, simply follow below steps to gain root.
Flash SuperSU on Redmi Note 3
Step 1 – Transfer the downloaded SupesSU .zip file into your phone’s internal storage but make sure it is not inside any folder.
Step 2 – Now, if you have not done it yet, boot into TWRP.
Step 3 – On the main menu of TWRP, select Settings and adjust the time to your time zone and select the suitable language for you. This may come in handy for creating backup.
Step 4 – Go back to TWRP main menu. Tap on the Install menu.
Step 5 – Then now select the SuperSU .zip file you’ve transferred early. You may also need to do “Swipe to confirm flash” so the process can start.
Step 6 – Once SuperSU has been flashed successfully, go back to main menu then select Reboot >> System.
Step 7 – Wait for a moment till your phone normally reboots. Next, open up Play Store then download SuperSU app.
Step 8 – Open up SuperSU app then install an addon backup script that will let SuperSU survive custom ROM updates and nightlies.
Step 9 – That’s it. Now you can verify the root using Root Checker app.
Done. Credits and great thanks to Feds64, Chainfire’s SuperSU and TWRP Team.
What do you think? Have you rooted your phone successfully? Why and why not?