Xiaomi Redmi 1S is the best affordable smartphone available in the market today. If you are one of the Redmi 1S user, you might be very interested to root it and use it to extreme level. Here’s a simple guide for you on How to root Xiaomi Redmi 1S.
Rooting Xiaomi Redmi 1S 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 Redmi 1S, 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 Redmi 1S/Xiaomi Hongmi 1S. 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 Redmi 1S 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 Redmi 1S Easily
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: Download update.zip file to your PC.
Step 2: Now connect the Redmi 1S to the PC and copy the update.zip file to the internal storage(ComputerHM 1SInternal storage). Do not copy the file to inner directories. Make sure you copy it in the root directory.
Step 3: Now disconnect the device from the PC and get into recovery mode. This can be done by following the below path:
Apps menu>>Updater app>>Options menu>>reboot to recovery
Step 4: In the recovery menu choose English language else Chinese if you could understand. You can volume buttons to navigate.
Step 5: Now select and confirm install update.zip to system and wait for few seconds/minutes in few cases.
Step 6: After the zip file installation is complete, you should reboot the device. Select and confirm Reboot of the device.
Step 7: Once the device reboots successfully head over to Security>>Permission>>Activate Root permission.
That’s all! You’ve successfully rooted Xiaomi Redmi 1S. If you face any issues while the tutorial, do let us know through the comments section. We may help you out.