Although it has not been a long time since Xiaomi announced the Redmi Note 3 smartphone, a custom recovery and root are already available for the phone meaning you can unlock the true potential of the phone once you get it.
While you may have already flashed a recovery on your phone, it is time to gain root on it to then be able to enjoy root-requiring apps and do some tasks in the recovery that require root-access. Root access is required when you install a root-requiring app and when the custom recovery wants to modify system files on the phone. So basically, you will need root whenever you touch the system files on your phone, for example, to modify the build.prop file and pretend to be a phone that you are not.
So without further ado, here’s how you can go about rooting your Xiaomi Redmi Note 3:
Files You Need
- You must have a custom recovery installed on your phone before you can do this tutorial. If you do not have one, install one using our how to install a custom recovery on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 tutorial. Once that is done, return here and continue.
- This will flash SuperSU to achieve access to the root on your phone.
- Download SuperSU to your computer. Do NOT extract it, it must be in .zip format for it to be flashed on your phone.
Rooting the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
- Connect your phone to your computer using a suitable USB cable and ensure your phone can receive files from your computer.
- Copy SuperSU .zip from your computer over to the internal storage on your phone. Place the file on the top so you can easily find it in the following steps.
- When SuperSU is copied, disconnect your phone from your computer.
- Turn off your phone completely.
- Turn your phone back on in recovery mode. To do so, hold down Volume UP and Power buttons together and you will boot up into the TWRP Recovery mode.
- Once in the recovery mode, tap on the option that says Install.
- Navigate to where you have copied SuperSU and select it to be flashed on your phone.
- Tap on Swipe to Confirm Flash to confirm the flash process.
- Wait for TWRP to flash SuperSU on your phone. It should only take a few seconds to do that.
- When TWRP’s done flashing SuperSU, reboot your phone by choosing Reboot followed by System in the recovery menu.
- Your phone should reboot.
- You should now be fully rooted!
And there you go!
Your Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is now fully rooted and you can confirm it for yourself by using the Root Checker app available on the Google Play store.
You now have both a custom recovery and root access to enjoy many of the best custom developments on your phone, which includes custom ROMs, custom kernels, boot animations, and so on. There are many tweaks that you can now do on your phone which were not possible before. So go ahead and enjoy to the fullest!