Xiaomi released a new low end smartphone Redmi 5 a few days back, if you got hands on the new Xiaomi Redmi 5 then we have a great news to share with you. Developers have successfully managed to root Redmi 5 and installed TWRP recovery on it. In this guide we’ll show you the step by step process to root Xiaomi Redmi 5 and install TWRP recovery on Redmi 5. First you need to install TWRP recovery on Xiaomi Redmi 5 then root it via Magisk root tool. If you think you are all set to go then follow the complete instructions in sequence to root Xiaomi Redmi 5 and install TWRP recovery on it.
Redmi 5 is a new device released by Xiaomi a few days back, the device is equipped with mid range but decent specifications. The device has 5.7″-inch IPS LCD with 75.9% screen to body ratio and a resolution of 720 x 1440 pixel at 282ppi. Under the hood the device has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor coupled with 2GB/3GB RAM variant and 32GB internal storage. In the optics department the device is carrying a 12MP rear camera with f/2.2 aperture and a 5MP selfie shooter on the front. The device runs on Android 7.1.2 Nougat and powered with 3300mAh battery.
Once you successfully install TWRP recovery on your device, you would be able to flash different custom ROM like Lineage OS, CyanogenMod or others along mods and tweaks via TWRP recovery. On the other side, a rooted device allows you to modify the system files including removing bloatware (unnecessary apps), setting third party apps as system file, overclocking CPU and much more.
How to root Redmi 5 and install TWRP recovery on Xiaomi Redmi 5
Before you begin:
Charge your device battery to a safe level, it must be above 70%
Download and install latest Xiaomi Redmi 5 USB drivers on PC. Download here
Install ADB & Fastboot drivers on PC, follow this guide to install the adb-fastboot drivers within 15 seconds.
Enable USB debugging on your device. Go to Settings > Developer options > USB debugging.
If you can’t see the Developer options in settings menu, then you need to enable them. Go to Settings > About device > Tap the build number 7 times until it says ‘You are now a Developer’.
Ensure bootloader is unlocked on your device if not, follow this guide.
How to install TWRP recovery on Xiaomi Redmi 5
Download TWRP Recovery for Xiaomi Redmi 5 – Download
Save the downloaded TWRP recovery file in a new folder on your PC.
How to root Xiaomi Redmi 5
Download the Magisk Zip from this link.
Connect your device to PC and copy the downloaded Magisk zip on the internal storage of your device.
Now it’s the time to reboot your device into TWRP recovery mode.
Your device will enter recovery, now flash the Magisk zip from there.
Once done, simply reboot your device and enjoy the freedom to flash custom ROMs and tweaks on your Xiaomi Redmi 5.
That’s it! If you have successfully flashed TWRP recovery and rooted Xiaomi Redmi 5, give us your feedback and share it the guide with others.
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