If you want to flash custom ROM on your xiaomi device, then you need to unlock bootloader and install TWRP recovery and root Xiaomi Mi A1. In this tutorial we will guide you through simple methods how to root your Xiaomi Mi A1.
Specifications of Xiaomi Mi A1:
Xiaomi Mi A1 comes with 5.5 inches display supporting resolution of 1080×1920 pixels protected by corning gorilla glass 3 technology. It is equipped with octa-core 2.0 GHz cortex-A53 processor. The internal memory of the phone include 64 GB with 4 GB RAM and also support micro-SD card upto 128 GB.
The camera of the phone include 12MP + 12MP primary camera with Dual-LED flash including features and 5MP secondary camera for selfies. The connectivity medium include WLAN, Bluetooth, GPS, Infrared port, Radio and USB. It is powered by Li-Po 3080 mAh battery to support the power back-up.
Methods To Unlock Bootloader & install TWRP recovery & Root your Xiaomi Mi A1:
You need to follow some pre-requirements before proceeding:
- Make back-up of your important data. Root your phone at your own Risk. After rooting your device, you will be able to claim its warranty.
- Unlock Bootloader on your smartphone. If you have not done it yet, then click on the link below:
Simple Guide To Unlock Bootloader on Xiaomi Mi A1
- Make back-up of your important data.
- Enable the USB debugging and Download USB drivers for Xiaomi Mi A1.
- Download Fastboot & ADB drivers.
- Download SuperSu.zip file and transfer it to your phone.
- Download TWRP Recovery For Xiaomi Mi A1.
Methods To install TWRP recovery on Xiaomi Mi A1:
Step 1: Go to Fastboot & ADB folder and right click anywhere in the whitespace while holding the Shift Key. Then, Select “open command window here” or “open power shell window here” from properties.
Step 2: To boot your phone into Fastboot mode, turn your phone off, press and hold volume down and power buttons simultaneously until you enter into Fastboot mode.
Step 3: Connect your smartphone to a computer via USB cable. If you want to check your phone is connected or not, then type the following command:
Step 4: To flash TWRP recovery, type the following command and write the exact name of downloaded twrp recovery image.
fastboot flash recovery twrp.img
Step 5: Then, type the following command to reboot your phone:
Congratzz.. You have successfully installed TWRP custom recovery on your xiaomi Mi A1.
Methods To Root Xiaomi Mi A1 Using SuperSu:
Step 1: To boot your phone into TWRP recovery mode, Turn your phone off, press and hold Power and Volume up buttons simultaneously until you see the TWRP logo.
Step 2: Tap on install option in recovery menu and locate SuperSu.zip file which you have downloaded and transferred it to your phone before. Select it.
Step 3: After that, “Swipe to confirm flash” button.
Step 4: Wait for the flashing process to complete and your xiaomi Mi A1 will be rooted successfully.
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