How to Install TWRP Recovery and Root Xiaomi Mi 5s using SuperSU

Check here simple guide on how to install TWRP Recovery and Root Xiaomi Mi 5s

Xiaomi Mi 5s is one the best devices launched by the Chinese OEM manufacturer. It comes with Snapdragon 821 chipset, MIUI 8, 3GB/4GB RAM, 64GB/ 128GB internal memory etc. The device is powerful in terms of hardware, but there are some users who might want to take the advantage of the hardware to the fullest. So in this tutorial, we have shared some simple steps on how to install TWRP Recovery and Root Mi 5s.

Install TWRP Recovery and Root Mi 5s

The process of gaining Root access on Mi 5s is simple, where the users have to install TWRP Custom Recovery and with the help of it flash the SuperSu package.

Early Preparations:

  1. Make sure to take the complete backup of your important data and settings.
  2. Charge your device to at least 75% to avoid interruption in between the rooting process.
  3. Install Xiaomi Mi 5s USB Drivers.
  4. Setup ADB and Fastboot drivers on PC.
  5. Enable USB Debugging on your device from Settings > Developer Options. How? Follow here.
  6. Unlock Bootloader on Xiaomi Mi 5s.

Disclaimer: Installing Custom Recovery and Rooting Mi 5s may void the device warranty and if done improperly can brick your device. Proceed with the below steps at your own risk.

Required Downloads:

TWRP Recovery for Mi 5s – Link

SuperSU.zip package – Link

How to install TWRP Recovery on Xiaomi Mi 5s:

Step 1: Download the TWRP Recovery for Xiaomi Mi 5s from the above downloads section.

Step 2: Extract it and rename it to ‘twrp.img‘.

Step 3: Copy ‘twrp.img‘ file to ADB and Fastboot folder.

Step 4: Open command prompt inside ADB and Fastboot folder. How? Open ADB and Fastboot folder, press and hold the Shift key and right-click inside the folder at the empty space and choose Open command window here.

Step 5: Take USB data cable and connect Mi 5s to PC.

Step 6: Enter the below commands inside the Command Prompt to boot Mi 5s into Fastboot/ Bootlaoder Mode.

adb reboot bootlaoder

Step 7: Once the device boots into Bootloader Mode, enter the below command to flash twrp recovery on Mi 5s.

fastboot flash recovery twrp.img

Step 8: Now reboot your device using the below command.

fastboot reboot

This completes the process of installing TWRP Recovery on Xiaomi Mi5s.

How to Root Mi 5s via SuperSU:

Step 1: Download SuperSU zip package from the above downloads section.

Step 2: Transfer it to your device’s internal or external storage.

Step 3: Power off Mi 5s and boot into Recovery Mode by pressing and holding Volume Up and Power buttons together.

Step 4: From TWRP Recovery Menu tap on Install and choose SuperSU zip package.

Step 5: Swipe to confirm flash.

Step 6: Once done, reboot and check for Root Permissions using Root Checker App.

That’s all now you have successfully Rooted Xiaomi Mi 5s. If you face any issues then don’t forget to leave a comment below.

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