How To Root Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 and Install TWRP Recovery

How To Root Xiaomi Redmi Note 5
How To Root Xiaomi Redmi Note 5

How To Root Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 – Root process is used for cellphone users who want to have more access to their cellphones. And of course to root there is a separate way to do it, whether it’s with a PC or without a PC. In this article I have provided the tutorial and root download for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro below.


Redmi Note 5 Pro is one variant of the Redmi Note 5 which was introduced to the public last February in India. But unlike Redmi Note 5 which is a renaming of Redmi 5 Plus, Redmi Note 5 Pro is a completely different phone.

Just look at the processor used, if Redmi Note 5 using Snapdragon 625, then Redmi Note 5 Pro using Snapdragon 636 is still based octa-core but there are some improvements from Snapdragon 625. Graphics processor used is different because this time Redmi Note 5 Pro using the Adreno 509 GPU.

Another striking difference is in the camera sector used, this time Xiaomi equip Redmi Note 5 Pro with dual camera on the back. Each camera has a resolution of 12 MP and 5 MP. While the selfie camera used has a resolution of 20 MP, with a great resolution, Redmi Note 5 Pro can be one option for selfie mobile phone lovers.

For other specifications, there is no difference between the two phones. The screen still uses an 18: 9 ratio of 5.9 inches and has Full HD + resolution. There are also two choices of RAM, which are 3GB and 4GB, while the battery used has a capacity of 4000 mAh.


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 Note 5 AI

Before we started this root process, you should make sure your Redmi Note 5 is already unlocked. If your Redmi Note 5 is not unlocked yet, you can visit here to unlock bootloader Redmi Note 5.

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 your Redmi Note 5, 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-mia2.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 Note 5 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-mia2.img

STEP #6. Now reboot your Redmi Note 5 with this command:

fastboot boot recovery twrp-mia2.img

Congratulation, at this point you have successfully install TWRP on your Redmi Note 5. Now you must follow another instructions to finally root Xiaomi Redmi Note 5.

How To Root Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 AI

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 Xiaomi Redmi Note 5.

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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Select storage on TWRP

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 Note 5 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 Note 5. See you next time at


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