Xiaomi Mi 4 was launched in 2014 with huge expectations. The device packs a 5.0 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1080×1920 pixels resolution. It features a qualcomm snapdragon chipset with 2.5 GHz quad-core processor. The primary camera is of 13 MP capacity, secondary camera is of 8 MP capacity and both of them support 1080p@30fps recording. For Indian users, the device is available through Flipkart. If you’ve already brought the device, here is guide for you to root Xiaomi Mi 4 easily. The interesting fact in this tutorial is that after rooting Xiaomi Mi 4 using below process, the manufacturer warranty will not be void.
Rooting Xiaomi Mi 4 lets you install custom ROMs, Kernels and you can customize the device to suit your desires. Before getting into the tutorial, you should know what does rooting mean?
If you are ready to root Xiaomi Mi 4, go through the list of prerequisites to safeguard your device.
Check Device Model Number
It is vital to check device model number before rooting process to ensure flashing compatible files on the device. The device model number should be Xiaomi Mi 4. If the device model number doesn’t match with mentioned one, do not attempt the tutorial.
Steps To Be Considered
- You must have a computer installed with Android SDK. The Android SDK installs ADB drivers which are required to recognize the device connected to computer.
- Enable USB debugging on the Xiaomi Mi 4 which lets the device establish a stable connection with computer via USB. You can do it by following the below mentioned path. In latest versions of Android, the Enable Debugging option will be hidden in depth of settings category. You can follow our guide to enable USB debugging.
- Rooting the device erase entire data on the device including internal SD card. So, make sure you create a backup of entire important data. If you are not familiar with Android backup process, you can refer our guide to Backup Android phone data.
- Make sure the phone’s battery is at least 60% charged at the start up of tutorial. If battery runs off during unlocking process, it may turn your phone into brick. So, charge the device before tutorial.
Are you sure you completed all the above steps? Yes, you can now get started with the unlocking tutorial.
Guide To Root Xiaomi Mi 4 Without Loosing Warranty
Disclaimer: Rooting/Unlocking/Installing custom ROMs and Kernels are not official methods. So, neither device manufacturer nor Droid Word team is responsible if anything goes wrong with your device during the process. This article is only for educational purpose. You can continue with the tutorial at your own risk.
Step 1: Visit the MIUI ROM for Xiaomi page and download official developer ROM to your PC.
Step 2: Connect the device to PC and copy developer ROM package to the internal storage of Mi 4.
Step 3: Once the process is complete, head over to Settings>>About Phone>> Tap System Updates>>Tap on top right menu and tap Choose update package.
Step 4: Now browse the ROM file which was copied previously to the internal storage and select it. The update will start automatically once you choose it.
Step 5: Once the installation of package is complete Reboot Now message appears on screen. Click on it to continue the tutorial.
Step 6: Let the device reboot and do not interrupt the process. You can view the progress of the process under Mi logo.
Step 7: After the device reboots successfully, go to Security app, click on Permissions and then click on Root Access. You can now allow or deny root access based on your requirements.
That’s all! You’ve successfully rooted Xiaomi Mi 4. As the ROM package is official, the root access will not void the warranty of device. If you got stuck up between the tutorial steps, do let us know through comments section. We may help you out.