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Here’s a step-by-step tutorial on how to root ANY Xiaomi Android smartphone or tablet, this is a universal method that works for all Xiaomi devices.

For Download Links & Step-by-Step Written Tutorial, see my site here:

Before beginning this tutorial, you will need to unlock the bootloader on your Xiaomi device FIRST!  Please see this tutorial and unlock bootloader first:

This root method will work on ANY Xiaomi device such as:
– Xiaomi Mi 9 (I used my own tutorial to root my new Mi 9)
-Xiaomi Mi 8, Mi A2, Mi A2 Lite, Mi Mix 2, Mi A1, Mi 6, Mi Note 2, Mi Mix, Mi 5S, Mi 5S Plus, Mi 5, Mi Max, Mi Max 3, Mi Mix 2S
-Pocophone F1
-Redmi 6, Redmi 6A, Redmi 5, Redmi Note 5, Redmi S2, Redmi 5 PLus, Redmi Pro, Redmi 3S, Redmi Note 3
-Any other Xiaomi device

I will be using the Xiaomi Mi 8 for this tutorial.

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46 Replies to “How to Root Xiaomi Android! [Universal Method]”

  1. Hi Max! I did follow all the instructions but I stuck in a bootloop in TWRP! Have any idea how to reboot the phone normally? (Mi 9, MIUI 11, Android Stable Stock with all updates installed)

  2. I'm new to this what is the purpose of rooting these phones? Does it allow the user to replace miui with stock android 9 or higher?

  3. after i typed in the command "fastboot flash recovery [File name]" it just stop doing aniything Writing 'recovery'

  4. "Xiao mi devices are very easy to root." Jesus Chirst this process took me like 3 hours. And thanks i finnaly have a rooted phone.

  5. Hello and thanks for your work, i tried to root my mi 8 with your video but i have a problem after installing magisk, the phone always boot on twrp, what can i do? Thanks a lot.

  6. everything works like magic until pushing volume up and power button+ fastboot reboot and trwp not going up instead i see mi logo again and again and again, can you please help me? thank you.

  7. please help, once I flash magisk it then boots into twrp everytime i reboot but uninstalling root from twrp it normally reboots into miui

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