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If you’re looking for a way how to root Xiaomi phone with the easiest possible method and unleash its full potential, you came to the right place! Many smartphone owners decide to root their devices because this allows them to delete bloatware apps, install any Custom ROM they want, overclock their device, or customize them however they want.

And we have already covered a very similar topic. Some time ago we created a tutorial on how to root Android phone. Now, if you are not sure whether or not you should root your phone, then I highly suggest checking this article. There are a lot of benefits, but there are also quite some drawbacks when it comes to rooting your phone.

Although the process of rooting may seem very difficult to an average Joe, we assure you that anyone can do it in just a few clicks (or taps). However, it’s essential to follow each step thoroughly since one wrong move can result in disaster. Rooting your smartphone will not only make using it more enjoyable, but it will feel like an accomplishment, especially if you’re doing it for the first time. Just for our readers, we made the step-by-step guide on rooting the Xiaomi devices with the emphasis on simplicity, so stick with us, and you’ll be able to root your device before you know it!

Why you should learn How to Root Xiaomi Phone?

Your Xiaomi phone is a very powerful device. But, there is a lot more power under the Android hood. That is, if you are willing to learn how to root your Xiaomi phone. The benefits of rooting your device can be described as gaining full administrator privileges on a Windows machine. There are many reasons on why a user might want to root their Xiaomi phone. Here are some of them:

  • Rooting is an opportunity to customize and take full control over your phone.
  • Free space by removing annoying bloatware software.
  • You can download and install any application you want.
  • Rooting allows you to download and install custom Roms, so you can run an entirely new operating system.
  • It also allows you to backup data from any application installed on your smartphone

However, rooting as a process does come with some potentially serious tradeoffs. Here are some of them:

  • You can render your phone useless.
  • It will void your warranty.
  • Rooting can expose your phone to be more vulnerable to malware and hacking.
  • Some rooting apps are malicious. So make sure you stay on this course.
  • You might loose access to high security applications.

So, are you ready to learn how to root your Xiaomi phone? If so, then please make sure to go over the Prerequisites section. After carefully considering our notes there, you can start the process to root your Xiaomi smartphone.


Before starting this whole process, make sure that your device is fully charged. The last thing you’d want is for your device to turn off in the middle of rooting because its battery was low since this can brick your device and make it useless.

In addition, backup all your important data to a cloud or PC, just in case of some mishap. Then, you need to ensure that your Bootloader is unlocked. Check out this guide on how to root Xiaomi phone, in order to accomplish that. Remember that you’ll need to wait 72 hours for that, as this is mandatory for everyone and was introduced as a security measure. Once you’re all set, you can move on to rooting.

How to Root Xiaomi Phone Using KingoRoot Without PC

To begin, follow this link and download the KingoRoot official apk file. Then, head out to your phone’s Settings, tap on Additional Settings/Privacy, and allow installing from the Unknown Sources. By touching the Unknown Source toggle you will enable installation of applications or apk files from unknown sources. Follow the steps shown on the image bellow.

Enable installations of applications via apk from unknown sources

Please note that there is an option to allow installation of apps from unknown sources temporarily. As a result, this setting could grant permission for current app installation to continue from unknown sources. Either way, you can now install the KingoRoot to your device, and once you do, simply open it and tap on “Try to root.”

How to root Xiaomi Phone

If you’re successful, you’ll get this notice, and you’re all set! Now you’ll have endless possibilities when it comes to your Xiaomi device. KingoRoot for Android is the most powerful apk root tool. This tool actually allows the user to root their smartphone with just a single click on a button. Quite easy.

Successful Root Operation Window

However, sometimes the official app will fail to root your device no matter what you try. If that happens, you can use the KingoRoot PC software, which is much more successful. So let’s move on to the next section, where we’ll show you how to use the software on your PC if the app fails.

Using KingoRoot on PC

First, you’ll need to have an internet connection on your device and a USB cable to connect it to your PC. We strongly advise using the original cable that you got with the device. Then, download the KingoRoot software from the official website, install it on your PC and launch it. Once you do, you’ll be greeted with this notice.

Kingo Root Application

Before connecting a phone with the PC, make sure to enable USB debugging first. Here’s how to do that.

How to root Xiaomi Phone using Kingo Root Application

Now, connect your Xiaomi device with your PC using the USB cable. You’ll get this notification on your phone, so simply tap on OK.

Allow USB Debugging

If you have never connected a Xiaomi phone with your PC before, you probably don’t have Xiaomi drivers installed. But don’t worry, because the KingoRoot will do this for you automatically.

Now, you’ll get a prompt in KingoRoot where it will say that rooting your device will void its warranty and all that jazz. We’ll assume that you are already aware of this and willing to take risks. However, you should know that with the risks come the rewards.

All that remains is to click on “Root” and wait a bit so that KingoRoot will try to root your device using various methods. This can last for a couple of minutes, and your device may restart during this process, so you should know that this is normal. Once you start this process, don’t unplug your device, close the KingoRoot, basically don’t do anything that can interfere with the process.

Finishing Root Window

If everything goes smoothly, you’ll get a notification that says “Root succeed,” and that’s all there is to it! You have now learned how to root Xiaomi phone.

Root Success

Now, you should have a SuperUser app installed on your device, so you can use it to check your device’s root status.


If you managed to root your Xiaomi device, congratulations! You’ll now realize that you can explore a whole new world of opportunities, and you’ll wonder why you didn’t do this sooner. On the other hand, there is no need to worry if you fail to root your device, as there is still hope. You can use more conventional, time-consuming, and complicated methods, so perhaps you should leave it to the experts.

This is it, for now, I hope you enjoyed this tutorial on how to root the Xiaomi phone. Join us on the next one.




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