Root Xiaomi Mi A1

How to Root Xiaomi Mi A1 Unlock Bootloader and Install TWRP Recovery

Xiaomi Mi A1 Android one device was launched a few days ago in India it’s the same device Xiaomi launched a month ago in China as Mi 5X but this time it comes with Pure stock Android instead of MIUI. It comes with 5.5-inch full HD display, powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 625 chipset and 4 GB of RAM. Overall Xiaomi Mi A1 is a great phone and in case you were wondering How To Unlock Bootloader, Root Xiaomi Mi A1 or Install Twrp Recovery on your device then you are the right place.Here we are going to tell you How To Root Xiaomi Mi A1.

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How To Unlock Bootloader Xiaomi Mi A1

Advantages Of Unlocking Bootloader

  • You can root your device
  • You can flash any custom recovery and ROM of your choice

Disadvantages Of Unlocking Bootloader

  • Unlocking bootloader makes your device less secured.
  • Some features in MIUI like “Find device” won’t work.

Prerequisites Before Unlocking Bootloader

  • A desktop or a laptop.
  • A working USB cable.
  • Download Platform tool for Mi A1.
  • Charge your phone Up to 70%.
  • Activate internet connection.
  • Backup all your important data.

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Steps On How To Unlock Bootloader in Xiaomi Mi A1 

As Mi A1 comes with pure stock android so the unlocking bootloader procedure will be different from what we have seen on other Xiaomi Devices. We don’t need to apply for permission and wait for a week to unlock the bootloader.

  • So first of all, download and extract platform tool and paste recovery.img inside platform tool folder.
  • Copy TWRP installer and Magisk zip file into your internal storage.
  • Now connect your phone to PC using a data cable.
  • On your phone go to Settings – About Phone – Tap on build number 7 times.
  • Now go to developer settings and enable USB debugging and OEM unlocking.
  • Now switch off your phone and press Volume down + power button to boot into fastboot mode.
  • Now Open Platform-tools folder and Hold Shift + Right Click on any empty space and click on Open command/PowerShell window.
  • Now type “fastboot oem unlock”
  • That’s it, now your bootloader is successfully unlocked.

How To Install TWRP Recovery On Xiaomi Mi A1

Advantages Of installing TWRP Recovery

  • You will be able to root your device.
  • You can install any custom ROM/MOD of your choice
  • You can take a full backup of your device including app data.

Prerequisites Before Installing TWRP Recovery in Xiaomi Mi A1

  • Your Bootloader must be unlocked
  • Charge your phone Up to 50%.
  • Download TWRP Recovery image for Xiaomi Mi A1.

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  • Backup all your important data.

Steps On How To Install TWRP Recovery in Xiaomi Mi A1

  • Hold the Power button for few seconds to get into the system again and switch it off and boot into fastboot mode and connect your phone again.
  • Now type “fastboot boot recovery.img” to boot into the TWRP recovery.
  • Once the recovery is opened on the device, then allow modifications. Now click on install –> navigate to TWRP installer and flash it. It will install TWRP recovery on your device.
  • Now go back and go into Reboot –> Slot B. Now go back again into Reboot and Open Bootloader(fastboot mode).then type “fastboot boot recovery.img” to boot into TWRP.
  • Now Again flash the twrp installer to completely install the recovery.
  • Done, you have successfully flashed twrp recovery on your Xiaomi Mi A1.

How To Root Xiaomi Mi A1

Advantages Of Rooting

  •  You will be able to remove pre-installed apps.
  • You will be able to install incompatible apps.
  • You can achieve more battery life and speed.
  • You will be able to access root files and can tweak your device to administrator level.

Disadvantages Of Rooting

  • It can brick your device.
  • It might void your warranty.
  • You may not receive official OTA updates.
  • It will make your device less secured.

Prerequisites Before Rooting Xiaomi Mi A1

  • The bootloader must be unlocked and TWRP recovery must be installed.
  • Charge your phone Up to 40%
  • Download for your Xiaomi Mi A1.
  • Backup all your important data.

Steps On How to Root Xiaomi Mi A1

  • Download and place in the internal storage of your Xiaomi Mi A1.
  • Boot into TWRP Recovery by pressing volume up + power button on your phone.
  • Go-to Install — From SD card then locate Magisk file and install it.
  • Now click on reboot system now.
  • Done, you have successfully rooted your Xiaomi Mi A1.

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