How To Root Xiaomi Redmi 6A and Install TWRP Recovery


How To Root Xiaomi Redmi 6A


How To Root Xiaomi Redmi 6A – Root process is the way to make you a superuser, its mean you can do whatever things that previously blocked by some permissions. You can add anything or remove anything, but of course with some risk involved. So at this time, I will make an article to show you an instruction to root your Redmi 6A. You can download a necessary file down below. 

Launched alongside Redmi 6, Redmi 6A is set to be succeding of most selling budget Xiaomi phone, Redmi 5A. As a successor of course, we can except some improvements here and there. Just from looking, you will know that first improvement is the design. Redmi 6A borrow the design from Redmi 6 like 5.45 inch HD+ display with 18:9 ratio.

This phone is powered with latest Mediatek chipset, Helio A22, thus make Redmi 6A the first phone using this chipset. Anyway, Helio A22 is 12nm SoC that runs with quad-core 2.0 GHz CPU, Mediatek also claim Helio A22 is 30 percent faster than its direct alternative.

Actually it’s a little surprise from Xiaomi considering they always use Qualcomm SoC before, but a little change made in Redmi 6A and Redmi 6. As for the camera, Redmi 6A doesn’t feature a dual camera setup like Redmi 6, but it’s a single camera with 13 megapixel sensor.


This sensor also features f/2.2 aperture, PDAF and of course a LED Flash. The front camera gets a 5 megapixel sensor that also can be used as Face Unlock. Unlike Redmi 6, Redmi 6A only offer a 16GB storage and 2GB RAM variant. The sensors onboard are quite complete for a budget smartphone include light sensor, compass, proximity and accelerometer, but missing IR sensor like it’s brother.

But the good news is from Redmi 6, Xiaomi now use dual-SIM setup, no longer a Hybrid. From out of the box, Redmi 6A is run with MIUI 9 which based on Android 8.1 Oreo, the phone also come with 3000 mAh battery under. You can buy this phone for 599 Yuan or about 99 Euro at Chinese market for now because Redmi 6A is not officially goes global yet.

Note: This process will completely wipe everything from your phone, so I suggest you to first backup your important data.

How To Install TWRP on Xiaomi Redmi 6A

Before we started this root process, you should make sure your Redmi 6A is already unlocked. If your Redmi 6A is not unlocked yet, you can visit here to unlock bootloader Redmi 6A.

TWRP itself is a custom recovery to not only give rooting for your Android, but it’s also a place to flash another ROM or mod for your phone. Now, if you’re sure already unlocked yourRedmi 6A, then download the necessary file below.


Now follow this step to start proceeded.

STEP #1. Activate USB Debugging in your phone. Here is how to do it:

  • Open Setting, scroll down until you found “About Device”.
  • Now find “MIUI Version” and tap it 7 times until notification showed that indicated Developer Mode has been activated.
  • Back to Settings again.
  • This time, look for “Additional Settings” and find  “Developer mode”.
  • After you found it, make sure to activated “USB Debugging Mode”

STEP #2. Extract the TWRP file that have you downloaded then install Minimal ADB Fastboot. Now copy file twrp-redmi6pro.img to C:\Program Files (x86)\ Minimal ADB and Fastboot.

After that, copy file and SuperSU or Magisk to your sdcard or USB OTG (Note: don’t copy this file to your internal storage, you need an external sdcard or USB OTG).

STEP #3. Reboot your Redmi 6A to fastboot mode (First turn off your phone and press and hold volume down and power button together for 7 second). Release the buttons if your screen turn to fastboot mode like this one.

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Fastboot logo on Xiaomi devices

STEP #4. After you succeed to enter fastboot mode, connect your phone to PC using USB cable. You should use an original or at least good quality USB to avoid any circumstance.

STEP #5. Now open Minimal ADB Fastboot and type this command:

fastboot flash recovery twrp-3.2.1-0-ysl.img

STEP #6. Now reboot your Redmi 6A with this command:

fastboot boot recovery twrp-3.2.1-0-ysl.img

Congratulation, at this point you have successfully install TWRP on your Redmi 6A. Now you must follow another instructions to finally root your Redmi 6A.

How To Root Xiaomi Redmi 6A

Now I’ll assume that you have installed TWRP on your phone and now you are at TWRP screen. Now follow the next step to root your Xiaomi Redmi 6A.


STEP #1. At first, you maybe noticed that your phone asking for password that you never created and thus make you freaking out. But just relax, you only need to click “Cancel” and viola!, TWRP finally open.

STEP #2. Now after finally open, TWRP will ask your permission to modified system, then you should give the TWRP a required permission.

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STEP #3. After finally showed up, choose “Install” and maybe you will surprised that your internal storage became 0, but once again you don’t need to worry. Now you must put your external sdcard or your USB OTG to your phone. Go back to TWRP menu and choose “Reboot > Recovery” and wait until phone reboot to recovery, means reboot to TWRP.

STEP #4. After TWRP open, once again choose “Install” and now “Select Storage” and choose sdcard or USB OTG depends on what you’re using. Then search that you have copied before, flash it then back to back to TWRP menu and select Reboot > Recovery.


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STEP #5. Now, once again check your internal storage, if it’s still show as 0 then you must Wipe it by using Wipe menu and select Data. You must wipe to make your internal storage back again.

STEP #6. If your internal storage is back to normal again, it’s time for you to install SuperSU or Magisk from your external sdcard or USB OTG. To do it, you must back to TWRP menu and choose Install just like flash Noverity file before.

Also don’t forget to install again if your storage is 0 and you already Wipe it.

After all process completed, you can finally reboot your Redmi 6A to system. But reminder that this time, a reboot time will be a little longer than usual, its normal anyway. But if it’s turns out that your phone is bootloop, you can try to flash Xiaomi Redmi 6A. See you next time.


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