If you own a Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro, and also want to root the device, then you are on the right page.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro is the top model in Redmi Note 5 Series, it is worthy to mention here that base variant Redmi Note 5 is the rebranded version of Redmi 5 Plus. It comes a 5.9-inch Full HD+ (2160 x 1080) 18:9 screen, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, up to 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, and a 12MP camera. The successors of Redmi Note 4, which was largest selling device in India in 2017, got successors in the form of Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro, which is being offered in several variants with couple of configurations.
If you are an Android Enthusiast, and want to Root and Install TWRP recovery on your beloved, then you have landed on the right page. In the due course of the article, we will guiding you through the process to root Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro .
The TWRP features the material design, and attractive user interface (UI), and by following this guide you can install latest TWRP for Xiaomi Redmi Note 5/ Redmi 5 Plus. You can download TWRP Recovery from the links provided in the pre-requisite section of this article. Kindly note that this is a official TWRP recovery and is only for Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro (Kindly confirm the model by going to Settings>About). The process given below is merely for rooting and installing TWRP on Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro, do not try out this method on any other device.
If you want to unleash the full potential of the hardware of your Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro , then rooting and flashing custom recovery like TWRP is the main concern. The Stock ROMs have often limited and unsupported features in the sense of Customization. When you have a rooted device and also flashed TWRP recovery, then you are free to install any Custom ROMs, Mods, Kernel, and Xposed etc., as well as many apps which requires root access to work properly. You can easily root the device with One Click Android Root Tool, with either via PC or through the APK, which is a quick process.
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Brief Details and Advantage of TWRP Recovery
TWRP (Team Win Recovery Project) is an open source, community development project. By flashing the TWRP, your device will be enabled to install any custom firmware, rooting your smartphone, mod zip files for customizations, Xposed Modules for customized features, one click root and unroot processes. Apart from that, it allows you to take Full Nandroid Backup and restore it later, one click image file flashing, remove bloatware, overclock and underclock. Using TWRP, one can easily clean Wipe, Cache and Data after flashing any image file to reflect the changes and rectify minor errors due to cache.
For installing the TWRP, your Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro phone must have the Unlocked bootloader. That means you have to firstly unlock the bootloader to root your device as well doing any customization.
Disclaimer: The AndroidWeblog.com covers although everything in a very neat and a processed manner so that our readers get exactly what they want, still there are meager chances of basic issues that may arise out of the listed steps here. Hence it is in the sole interest of the user to follow the steps very cautiously so as to stay away from any mishappenings with your device.
Rooting and flashing the Custom ROM firmware, certainly without any doubt voids the warranty of your device and AndroidWeblog.com in no way will be held responsible for warranty void or your bricked device.
Ensure to check your model number, which must be:
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro (Codename: whyred)
You must have to ensure that prior to rooting your phone , you have read thoroughly the disclaimer and you agree to proceed further on your risk.
- Phone Should be Charged
Your phone must be 70% charged at least, else, it may lead to complications sometimes while experimenting. Why to take risk, try to charge it fully.
- Back Up
If you are either going to root your phone or install a Custom ROM, it is a good habit to make a back up of your phone. Make a back up of all your media like images, videos and all on your PC and your contacts on Cloud.
- Enable USB Debugging
(Applicable only for PC method, Skip if you will use APK method)
You must enable USB debugging option by going in to Settings, Applications and Developer options.
Downloads For Rooting Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro
Download Universal ADB Drivers here (If your PC have already drivers installed then skip this)
Download platform-tools/ SDK Tools package from Android SDK on PC from here. (Android command line tools> SDK Tools package)
Download Official TWRP Recovery for Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro from here:
Download SuperSU by Chainfire from here.
Download Magisk Manager from here.
Make sure that you have downloaded the required files (link in pre-requisite section of this article). Then, proceed to the steps.
Steps to Unlock Bootloader of Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro
Note: If you have already unlocked bootloader, then skip these steps.
Since its anticipation, Xiaomi provides its users the ability to play with their phones, as Xiaomi doesn’t restrict the uses to unlock the bootloader.
Step 1: Add your Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro to the Mi account registered on your phone. Then, make sure that you have taken a full backup of your phone, as an unlocking bootloader would delete all data on the smartphone.
Step 2: Visit the MIUI website’s MiUnlock Download page, after visiting, just Download Mi Unlock app to your PC. Launch the Mi Unlock software and Sign in with your Mi Account/ ID. Make sure to register an account with proper details, if it is already registered, which is a general selenee since you are a Mi user, then it’s good and well.
Step 3: Now, go to the settings on your smartphone, and then log in to the Mi Account and wait for a minimum of 7 days. If you have already logged in for at least 7 days, then you are free to skip this step.
Step 4: Navigate to the Settings > Mi Account > Mi Cloud and then enable Sync’ & ‘Find Device’. We would suggest to Sync all App data at least once.
Step 5: Now, enable developer options, navigate to the Settings > About Phone > and tap at least 7-8 times on MIUI version until it says ‘You are now a developer.’
Step 6: Now, open the Developer options, and then go the Settings > Additional Settings > Developer Options. In the developer options interface, enable OEM unlocking and USB Debugging.
Step 7: Connect the device to the active internet connection on the same number that has been used in the Mi account. Then, navigate to the Mi Unlock Status (in Developer options) and then link Mi Account. Now, boot the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro in Fastboot mode. Press and hold Volume Down + Power button together and release all buttons together when Mi Bunny robot image appears on the screen.
Step 8: Now, ensure that your device is connected to the active internet connection. Now, open Mi Unlock Tool and then sign in with the same Mi account which has been used on Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro. It would detect the phone, when it displays your device, then just click on ‘Unlock Now’ button. This would now unlock the bootloader of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro smartphone and would erase all data on the smartphone.
Note: If the Mi Unlock Tool stops at 99%, then don’t panic and try again in the next few days with the same method. Hopefully, the bootloader of Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro would be unlocked this time.
Now, you can Root Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro as the bootloader of your device is already unlocked.
Steps to Flash/ Install TWRP on Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro
Step 1: Assuming you have already downloaded the platform-tools from Android SDK (SDK Manager) platform-tools on your PC. The platform-tools contains the required adb and fastboot binaries.
Step 2: Make sure that the drivers are installed on your computer. Then, skip to the next step.
Note: If Developer Settings and USB Debugging settings are already enabled on your device, as suggested in Prerequisite section, then simply skip the Step 3 and Step 4, and follow Step 5 directly.
Step 3: Now, enable the developer settings on your Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro Device. To achieve the same, just navigate to the Settings -> About and then find the ‘Build Number ‘, and then tap on ‘Build Number’ for 7 times, this will enable the developer settings on your device.
Step 4: If you have USB Debugging already, then skip this step. If you have not, then open the Developer Options and then enable USB debugging option.
Step 5: Now, open the command prompt in computer/ ADB Terminal, and simply type the command:
adb reboot bootloader
Step 6: Your device should have not entered into fastboot mode. Now copy the TWRP.img file downloaded in prerequisite section, to the same folder where adb and fastboot binaries are located. Rename the file to ‘twrp.img’ and then enter this command:
fastboot flash recovery twrp.img
and then run this command, type:
Step 7 (Important): Some devices might not replace the custom recovery automatically during the first boot. You can search Google for key combinations to enter your device into recovery mode. After running the ‘fastboot reboot’ command, press and hold the proper key combination to enter device into TWRP Mode. Once the device boots to TWRP mode, the TWRP will automatically patch the stock ROM, to prevent the chances of replacing TWRP with Stock Recovery.
After typing fastboot reboot, hold the key combo and boot to TWRP. Once TWRP is booted, TWRP will patch the stock ROM to prevent the stock ROM from replacing TWRP. If you don’t follow this step, you will have to repeat the install.
Procedure to Root Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro/ Install SuperSU
Make sure that you have downloaded SuperSU (link in pre-requisite section of this article). Then, proceed to the steps.
Step 1: Transfer the downloaded SuperSU.zip file to the internal storage / SD card of your Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro smartphone.
Step 2: Now, just boot into the recovery. From the TWRP interface, you can optionally backup the Stock ROM. Though, I would recommend to backup the Stock ROM. Because if in case process gets failed, you can flash the Stock ROM.
Step 3: Tap on Install ‘, and then navigate to the file ‘SuperSU.zip’ and swipe to confirm flash (located at the bottom of the screen). The flashing process of SuperSU has been started and will take few seconds to complete.
Congratulations, now you have rooted Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro and also flashed the TWRP. Now, you can install Xposed Framework, and customize your smartphone as per your preference. If you wish to verify, you may download and check the Root Status through Root Checker app.