How to Install TWRP Recovery and root Xiaomi Mi5 smartphone

May 26, 2016

Pay attention to every step, it is not difficult to install TWRP Recovery and root Xiaomi Mi5 smartphone.

Xiaomi Mi5

Download ‘Xiaomi Mi5 TWRP 3.0.2’ archive from here, here or here. (20 MB).
Archive content: TWRP 3.0.2-1 megthebest MI5.img, cofface_adb_fastboot_v6.0 & BETA-SuperSU-v2.68-20160228150503).

Things to have in mind before starting

– Ensure that you have installed necessary USB drivers for Xiaomi Mi5 smartphone.
– Enable USB Debugging Mode.
– Create a backup of all data of the phone before following the root method.
– Check the battery percentage of the phone, it should be at least 80%.
– Rooting the device will void the manufacturer’s warranty.
– We will not be held liable for any damage to the device.

How to Install TWRP recovery on Xiaomi Mi

Installation from Fastboot!
Unlock your Bootloader here
Download TWRP Image from the above links
In Fastboot Mode (powered OFF, press Power and VOL- until fastboot logo appear).
Connect to a pc with installed Fastboot/ADB tools
Fastboot flash recovery TWRP 3.0.2-1 megthebest MI5.img (or rename TWRP 3.0.2-1 megthebest MI5  to simply recovery.img before starting fastboot command)

Root Xiaomi Mi5

1. To boot into recovery, Goto Settings> Updater>Click on — button & Click on Reboot to Recovery.
2. Click on Install & locate the downloaded file. Swipe to Install, that’s it! You have successfully rooted your Xiaomi Mi5.



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