Root your Xiaomi Redmi / Hongmi / Red Rice

Got my Redmi a while back and one of the first thing I did was to root Xiaomi Redmi. Some of you may ask why? Perhaps I am too used to a rooted Android smartphone. I use apps like Greenify to hibernate nasty battery juice draining apps. To me, I felt that battery life is an important thing for a smartphone.

That pretty sums up why I want to root Redmi. And here is the guide to root your Redmi.

 

Warning: Rooting will void your warranty! Only proceed only if you know what you are doing. The author is sharing his experience in rooting the Xiaomi Redmi / Hongmi / Red Rice and you shall not hold the author responsible if you damage your phone in the process.

Required file

  1. Framaroot from XDA Developers

 

Downloading Framaroot

The first step is to download Framaroot using your Redmi. Navigate to the above link using your Redmi and download the latest Framaroot.

Download the latest version of Framaroot
Download the latest version of Framaroot

 

Setting your Redmi to install apps from Unknown Sources

After downloading Framaroot, the next step is to make sure that your Redmi allows installation from unknown sources. This is because Framaroot is not from PlayStore, Redmi will reject the installation.

Under General Settings, scroll down to the "Security" option and select it (Security)
Under General Settings, scroll down to the “Security” option and select it (Security)

 

Under Device Administration, enable "Unknown sources" to allow installation of apps from unknown sources
Under Device Administration, enable “Unknown sources” to allow installation of apps from unknown sources

Acknowledge the warning by choosing "OK"
Acknowledge the warning by choosing “OK”

 

Installing Framaroot

The next step is to install Framaroot on your Redmi.

Launch the Framaroot installation. Choose the "Install" button to proceed with the installation
Launch the Framaroot installation. Choose the “Install” button to proceed with the installation

Acknowledge the prompt by choosing "Accept"
Acknowledge the prompt by choosing “Accept”

Acknowledge the warning by checking the "I understand that this app may be dangerous." checkbox and choose the "Install" to proceed
Acknowledge the warning by checking the “I understand that this app may be dangerous.” checkbox and choose the “Install” to proceed

Toggle the "I trust this App"
Toggle the “I trust this App”

 

Acknowledge the alert by choosing "OK". Proceed to launch the app by choosing "Launch"
Acknowledge the alert by choosing “OK”. Proceed to launch the app by choosing “Launch”

 

Rooting your Redmi

Lastly, it is time to use Framaroot to root your Redmi. Well, that is all. Enjoy your rooted Redmi.

Select "Install SuperSU" from the action drop down. Choose the "Barahir" option to start rooting the Redmi
Select “Install SuperSU” from the action drop down. Choose the “Barahir” option to start rooting the Redmi

If all goes well, you should see this prompt
If all goes well, you should see this prompt

After the Redmi reboot, you should see SuperSU installed. This typically means that you have root access on your Redmi
After the Redmi reboot, you should see SuperSU installed. This typically means that you have root access on your Redmi

 

Congratulations

Your Xiaomi Redmi should be rooted by now.  If you don’t know some of the nice features like Permission Manager, check out the Xiaomi Redmi / Hongmi / Red Rice Review.

 

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