How to root Xiaomi Mi4i

Updated on June 12, 2015

These are the instructions to root Xiaomi Mi4i (running on 5.0 or later) using the Mi4i Rooting kit on Windows Computer.

Requirements: Your Device should have atleast 20-30 percent of battery to perform the rooting process.

Root Xiaomi Mi4i

Step 1: Download and install Xiaomi Mi4i USB driver on your computer.

USB Logo

Step 2: Enable USB Debugging on your Device. To enable USB Debugging: Open Settings > About Phone > Tap on MiUi version (7-8 times).

Now, Again go to the Settings > Additional Settings > Developers Option > USB Debugging > Tap to Enable.

miui mi4i usb debugging

Step 3: Download and extract Mi4i Rooting Kit on your computer. After extracting, you will be able to see the following files:

Mi4i rooting kit

Step 4: Connect your Xiaomi Mi4i smartphone to the computer.

Connect Android Device with Computer

Step 5: Now, Open rec.bat (from the Mi4i rooting kit).

Mi4i rooting kit rec-bat

Step 6: Once, Mi4i Rooting Kit is launched, press 1 on your computer to begin the rooting process.

mi4i rooting kit launched

Step 7: Now, your device will start in fastboot mode.

xiaomi fastboot

Step 8: And after 4-5 minutes your device will be rooted and your device will restart.

Step 9: Now, you will be able to see the SuperSU icon in the app drawer, which confirms your device is rooted successfully.

mi4i supersu installed

To crosscheck, you can install the Root Checker application from the Play store to confirm the root status manually.

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[*] Alternative Method: There is a simple alternative to the above method is Kingroot. Its a Android Application which doesnt need to have computer to root the device. Simply Download the KingRoot APK > Install > Tap on Root.

[*] Xiaomi Stock Firmware: If you are looking for Xiaomi Mi4i Stock Firmware (rom) then see Download All Xiaomi Firmware.

[*] Credits: The Mi4i Rooting Kit shared on this page was originally shared by Age Navigator and Super brother Master Space on MIUI Forum. So full credits goes to them.

[*] Translation Credit: We have personally translated the Mi4i Rooting Kit, thats why we have added the credits in the tool.

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