Xiaomi’s Mi Max runs the latest version of Android — the Android 6.0 Marshmallow — onboard and besides it has got some other cool new stuff as well. The phone features a large screen, longer battery life, and everything else you expect from an Android smartphone. While the phone ships with all of the features that you need, there are still tons of features available in the custom Android world that can be added to your phone with the condition being that your phone should be rooted.
Root access on your Xiaomi Mi Max allows you to install root-requiring apps that help you edit the system files on your phone, install a custom ROM to change your phone entirely, and install a custom kernel to boost the performance of the phone. Rooting has many advantages and getting root on your Mi Max is not rocket-science.
Here’s how you can go about rooting your Xiaomi Mi Max:
Files You Need
- You must have unlocked the bootloader on your Xiaomi Mi Max phone before you can do this tutorial. You can head to this post to learn how to unlock your bootloader.
- You must have a custom recovery installed on your phone before you can root your phone. If you don’t have one of those yet, head to our how to install a custom recovery on the Xiaomi Mi Max tutorial and flash one on your phone.
- The following guide should flash SuperSU to achieve root on your phone.
- Download SuperSU to your computer. Do NOT extract the archive, leave it in its original format.
- This tutorial is intended for the Xiaomi Mi Max only.
Rooting the Xiaomi Mi Max running on the Android 6.0 Marshmallow software updates
- Connect your phone to your computer using a compatible USB cable. Make sure your Mi Max phone can receive files from your computer.
- Copy SuperSU .zip from your computer over to the internal SD card storage on your phone. It is recommended to place the file in the root directory so you can easily find it in the later steps.
- When SuperSU is copied, disconnect your Mi Max smartphone from your computer.
- Turn off your phone.
- Turn your phone back on in recovery mode. To do that, hold down Volume UP and Power buttons together for a few seconds.
- Your Mi Max device will reboot into the recovery mode.
- Tap on Install in the TWRP Recovery menu.
- Navigate to your internal SD card storage and find and select SuperSU .zip to be installed on your phone.
- Tap on Swipe to Confirm Flash to confirm flash.
- Wait for TWRP to flash SuperSU on your phone. It should be done within a few seconds.
- When the flashing of SuperSU is complete, reboot your phone by tapping on Reboot followed by System in the recovery menu.
- Your phone should reboot.
And, your Xiaomi Mi Max is now rooted!
With an unlocked bootloader, a custom recovery, and root access, you can now load your Mi Max with tons of custom Android developments and enjoy your phone to its fullest. The custom developments that you can flash on your phone are custom ROMs, custom kernels, and root-requiring apps among many.
If you have got no clue as to what you can do with your rooted phone, you can check out our post on the same that gives you some ideas about what can be done with a rooted Android phone. There are plenty of people asking why root the Android operating system on the Mi Max smartphone from the Xiaomi brand, and the answers are quite simple. Most people are rooting so they can install more applications. Google and Android lock down your OS so that no apps have access to the root file system, and unfortunately many applications that are available from the Google Play Store and other sources online need access to the root filesystem to work. Moreover, many of the apps I’m referring to are the most powerful kind of applications that can do amazing things. A few examples include giving your smartphone more features, change the frequency of the GPU and CPU, give you the chance to remove the system apps and not just freeze them, alter the look of your MI Max phone and much more.
Anyone looking to cut out much of the fuss and potential problems that may arise with whatever move you choose to make next might be interested in installing one of the root checker applications from the Google Play Store. You will find free versions of the famous root checker that will allow you to check whether the guide above did in fact root the Xiaomi Mi Max smartphone. Once you have that worked out you can start installing your rooted apps with confidence that any problems you face are not to do with apps getting access to the root file system.