This is a tutorial on how to root Xiaomi Redmi 4X phone running on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with MIUI8. You can gain full root access on the Redmi 4X using SuperSU package. In India, this same phone is known as Redmi 4 whereas for China, Malaysia and other countries, it is known as Redmi 4X. This root guide works great for MIUI8 based on Marshmallow, but this will work with Nougat update as well.
Once you root your phone, you will be able to install apps that require root access. You will also be able to install system mods like Xposed Framework and other tools for MIUI ROMs. As you are going to root your phone in this tutorial, you might be interested in reading the benefits of rooting your phone. Please make sure you backup your phones before proceeding with the tutorial.
Disclaimer: All the custom ROMs and firmwares, official software updates, tools, mods or anything mentioned in the tutorial belong to their respective owners/developers. We (TeamAndroid.com) or the developers are not to be held responsible if you damage or brick your device. We don’t have you on gun point to try out this tutorial 😉
Root Xiaomi Redmi 4X – SuperSU Root Package Details:
SuperSU is one of our favorite rooting packages as it comes with all the binaries needed to gain root access on your different Android phones. Not just this, the SuperSU app is much more robust and comes with better features than the previously popular SuperUser app.
Please note, this tutorial requires you to have TWRP custom recovery installed on your Xiaomi Redmi 4 in order to be able to root your phone. If you do not have the custom recovery installed, we have a link to the tutorial given below.
There are tons of useful articles and how-to guides on Team Android for the Xiaomi Redmi 4, but we think you might be interested in the following posts:
- Unlock Bootloader: How to Unlock Bootloader on Xiaomi Redmi 4.
- TWRP Recovery: How to Update Xiaomi Redmi 4 with TWRP Recovery.
- Install Nougat on PC: How to Install Android 7.0 Nougat on Computer.
- Custom ROMs: For a complete collection of custom ROMs on Team Android, visit our Custom ROM section!
Xiaomi Redmi 4 USB Drivers
You will need to connect your Android phone with the computer. For that, please make sure you have installed the USB drivers for properly. If not, you can download the latest Huawei official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:
Backup and Other Important Tips
Done with the USB drivers? Perfect. The tutorial is on the next page, but first, please take a look at the following tips and important points you need to take care of. These are important, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps.
Always backup your important data that you might need after you install a new custom ROM, an official software update or anything else. Make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. Read: How to Backup Android Apps, Text Messages, WhatsApp, Call History.
Xiaomi users can also back up data using Xiaomi Mi PC Suite to your computer. Mi PC Suite helps you to move data across different Android devices i.e moving Xiaomi Mi 5 backup data to Samsung Galaxy S8.
If you already have a custom recovery (ClockworkMod, TWRP etc.) installed on your phone, we strongly recommend a backup using that as it creates a complete image of your existing phone set up. [Tutorial: How to Backup Android Phone using TWRP]
A few more optional tips that you should remember:
1. Having problems connecting your Android phone to the computer? You need to enable USB debugging mode. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging — for Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean, KitKat, Lollipop, Marshmallow and Nougat.
2. Make sure your Android device is charged up to 80-85% battery level. This might help you: How to Check Battery Percentage. Why? Because, if your phone goes off suddenly while installing a custom ROM, flashing an official firmware update or installing mods etc. — your phone might get bricked or go dead permanently. No one wants that, right?
3. Most of the tutorials and how-to guides on Team Android are for factory unlocked Android phones and tablets. We recommend NOT to try our guides if your phone is locked to a carrier, unless we have specified the carrier name or device model.
4. Your bootloader should be unlocked. See here: How to Unlock Bootloader of Xiaomi Redmi 4.
All set and ready? Good. You can now continue reading below and root Xiaomi Redmi 4.
How to Root Xiaomi Redmi 4 with SuperSU
We have put together a detailed step-by-step instructions guide on how to root Xiaomi Redmi 4 with SuperSU. Please read every line carefully below. We suggest that you should read the tutorial once before actually performing it on your phone.
- This root method tutorial is only for Xiaomi Redmi 4. Please don’t try this on any other variants of the phone.
- Make sure you backup all your data in your phone before proceeding.
- This will void your warranty.
- Bootloader should be unlocked.
If you have fulfilled all the requirements above, then proceed to the actual tutorial.
Complete Step-By-Step Instructions:
NOTE: You need to have a custom recovery installed on your device i.e. TWRP before proceeding below. Installation tutorial: How to Install TWRP on Xiaomi Redmi 4.
Step 1 – Download SuperSU Root (SuperSU-v2.82.zip) to your computer.
Step 2 – Connect your Redmi 4 to your computer using the USB cable.
Step 3 – Now copy/paste the downloaded superuser-r275.zip file to your internal storage. Make sure the file is in the internal storage root (not in any folder).
Step 4 – Then turn OFF your phone and disconnect from the USB cable.
Step 5 – Now to get in the Recovery Mode (TWRP Recovery). Switch ON the phone while pressing and holding Volume Down + Power buttons together. Alternatively, read this: How to Enter Recovery Mode on Any Android Phone.
NOTE: Screenshots of the Team Win Recovery Project (TWRP Recovery) may change as new versions are released.