Mi 4 is the latest Flagship model from the Xiaomi mobile and powered with 5.00-inch 1080×1920 display powered by 2.5GHz processor alongside 3GB RAM and 13-megapixel rear camera. Currently the device is running on the MIUI 5 version and very soon the new MIUI 6 version is available for the device. Today in this guide we’ll show you how you can root your Xiaomi Mi 4 device without losing the warranty. To do this all you have to install the developer ROM version on your phone and enable the root permission and you are done. If you want to know what Rooting is and why you might need it check this guide. Lets take a look how to get the root access on Mi4 Android smartphone.
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CHECK PHONE MODEL
This guide is only for the Xiaomi Mi 4 android smartphone. Don’t try this method on any of other Android devices, It may hard brick your device. So, first confirm your phone model number in your android phone settings. To do this Go the Settings page of your device and check out the “About Device” option.
PRE-REQUISITES AND REQUIREMENTS
Before following the below Mention guide, It’s always recommended to follow our pre-requisites and requirement to stay safe.
1. BACKUP YOUR ANDROID DATA
Do take the Full Backup of your Android Apps, SMS, Contacts, Call Logs, Bookmarks. This one is one of the most important step that you have to follow, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps. For help on Backup and Restore check out the below mention guides.
2. ENABLE USB DEBUGGING MODE
Now you need to enable USB debugging mode. Without enabling USB debugging mode on your device you can’t start the root, Custom ROM or Unlock process.
3. CHARGE YOU ANDROID
If your device switched off during this process, it could damage or brick the device. Make sure that your Android battery is full charge or near about 50-70% battery level.
After following the above mention steps follow the below mention guide one by one to proceed with the tutorial. All the above mention steps are very important, so do follow all the steps and do exactly what is told.
ROOT UNROOT MI4
Step 1. Visit the Mi4 official page here and Download the Official Developer ROM for your device and rename the file to update.zip.
Step 2. Now connect your phone to the PC with USB cable and move the update zip file to the phone SD card.
Step 3. Now open the updater app on your device and press the Menu button – Select installation file/Select Update package.
Step 4. Now search the update zip that you copied on the step 2 and hit the install button to start the flashing process.
Step 5. After updating is completed, select Reboot now to enter the new system.
Step 6. Now developer ROM is installed on your phone. To get the root access, open the security app from the home screen and click on the Permission icon.
Step 7. From this screen enable the enable the “Root Permission” option to get the root access on your MI3.
That’s it, now the phone is rooted and you can enjoy the benefits of rooting on your phone.
To unroot the device, install the Stable version of the ROM (The link given in the Step 1) and follow the steps between 1 to 5.