Xiaomi smartphones are now making an impression out west, and part of that reason is that you can continue rooting the Android operating system on the Xiaomi custom skin just like you could root the device from any of the Android skins that come from other manufacturers familiar to the western world. Anyone loving the Xiaomi Mi4i but wanting to get away from the traditional MIUI ROM can try installing some Xposed framework, followed by installing some Xposed modules. These modules coming from Xposed can tweak your user interface on the smartphone so what you see is not like the ROM you have always known at all — like installing a custom ROM but without having to go to the trouble (or take the risk) of installing a custom ROM on your device at all. Another Android root application we recommend checking out on the Xiaomi Mi4i smartphone is the Tasker app — an entire automation app that can help you make all the changes to your software that you would have ever dreamed of up until now.

Those who are not excited about what the Tasker app and Xposed framework bring to the table can still choose to install the more traditional root apps on the smartphone. Some of those apps I’m referring to include the ROM Toolbox, the Titanium Backup app, Viper4Android, Servicely, the NANDroid Manager, the Quick Boot app, Link2SD, Greenify and others like the Dumpster app. The dumpster app is great at recovering your lost file like your pictures you might have accidentally deleted. In fact, the basic version of the Dumpster app is available for everybody — even the non-rooted users too — but to get the most out of Dumpster and dig deep into your operating system the root access will be required. Make sure you root and try Dumpster again if you used the app on a smartphone like the Xiaomi Mi4i without root access and could not find what you were looking for on the system.
Xiaomi Mi4i

Here is everything you need to root the Xiaomi Mi4i smartphone running on the MIUI 7.2.3 software update so you can start installing your root apps like the Xposed framework or check out something to recover your lost data like Dumpster:

Files You Need

  • Download the Xiaomi root toolkit for the Mi4i smartphone that works on the latest update from here.


Rooting the Xiaomi Mi4i running on the MIUI 7.2.3 software update

  1. Unlock the Developer Options and enable the USB Debugging Mode on your Xiaomi Mi4i smartphone before you attempt to connect your smartphone to the computer with the USB cable.
  2. Connect the Mi4i smartphone to the computer with the USB cable that you normally use to charge the battery overnight.
  3. Download the root toolkit for the Mi4i smartphone from the files section above and have it waiting on the desktop of the computer.
  4. Extract the root toolkit and then double-click to run the file when it’s on the desktop.
  5. Click on the ‘Root’button from the main kit user interface once it opens on the computer and then wait until your Mi4i smartphone is rooted.

In conclusion, that is how to root the Xiaomi Mi4i smartphone running on the latest MIUI 7.2.3 software update. You can now find out what you need to install a custom recovery on the Xiaomi Mi4 smartphone so you can use both things to start installing some custom ROMs. Anyone who isn’t quite sure about custom ROMs yet and what is on offer can head over to our best custom ROMs for the Xiaomi Mi4i smartphone list and check out what is available to choose. A custom ROM running on the Mi4i smartphone will replace the stock ROM until you want to flash the stock ROM back on the device at a later date. That day can be tomorrow or in ten years if you love the custom ROM you are using. Since the Mi4i smartphone is such as popular one for people to own, you should find some of the best ROM developers in the world have created some quality ROMs for you to try and see if you like them better than the stock MIUi ROM.