Unlock Bootloader, Install TWRP and Root Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

A detailed step by step guide to Unlock Bootloader, Install TWRP Recovery and Root Xiaomi Redmi Note 4. All the necessary downloads are included! Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 comes with a 5.5-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080×1920 pixels. Giving a look on specifications it is powered by 2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor. Note 4 has a powerful 4GB of RAM which is supported by 64GB internal which is expandable to 128GB via MicroSD card. Talking about the camera it is packed with the 13-MP primary camera and a 5-megapixel front for selfies lovers. This phone is powered by a huge non-removable battery of 4100mAh and runs on Android 6.0 which is Marshmellow version of Android.

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  1. Make a complete backup of your device: 
  2. Make sure you have the latest USB Drivers installed on your PC. Get the latest USB Drivers from the below link: 
  3. Enable USB Debugging on your device: 
  4. Download and Setup ADB and Fastboot on your PC: 
  5. Your device must be have at least 60% juice left.

Necessary Downloads

  1. Mi Unlock Tool.zip: Download
  2. TWRP Recovery.img: Download
  3. SuperSU.zip: Download

Note: Unlocking bootloader will void your warranty.


If you need any help with any of the steps below, please do drop a comment and we will look help you out!

Steps to Unlock Bootloader of Redmi Note 4

Step 1. Go to Mi unlock website (link to the website) and click Unlock Now and sign in with your Mi account and request to unlock the bootloader.

Step 2. Fill the details requested and click Apply Now. After that wait for some time and you will receive an SMS that “Your unlock request has been approved”. Now Sign in with the same Mi account on your device.

Step 3. Now download and extract the MI unlock tool .zip. After extracting you will get a folder named with MiFlashunlock. Now open the MIflashUnlock folder and run the MIFlashunlock.exe application.

Step 4. After opening the application click on Agree and Sign in with the same MI account that is on your device. Now your account will have permission to Unlock Bootloader.

Step 5. Power off your device and boot it into Fastboot mode by

Hold  Volume Down + Power off button simultaneously for 2-4 secs

Step 6. Once your device is in Fastboot mode connect your device to your PC via USB cable. Now the app will detect your device and display a message ” Phone Connected “. There will be an ” Unlock” button click on that and wait for some time.

Step 7. Now a message will be displayed “Unlocked Successfully “ and Done.

Congratulations! The Bootloader is been successfully unlocked.

Steps to install TWRP Recovery on Redmi Note 4

Step 1. Make sure the Android USB drivers are properly installed.

Step 2. Download the TWRP Recovery.img file [from the downloads section above] and rename it to recovery.img.

Step 3. Make sure ADB and Fastboot are installed properly.

Step 4. Now copy the recovery.img to adbfastboot-tool-2016.

Step 5. Power off your device and connect it to PC via USB cable.

Step 6. Now open Command prompt window here by

Hold Shift key + Right click and click > Open Command prompt Window here

Step 7. Now type the command given down to boot your device into Bootloader mode

adb reboot bootloader

Step 8. To flash the TWRP Recovery, type the following command

fastboot flash recovery recovery.img

step 9. Done now reboot your device

Congratulations! You have successfully installed TWRP Recovery on your device.

Steps to Root Redmi Note 4

Step 1. Download the Supersu.zip file and place this file into your device’s internal storage.

Step 2. Now boot into Bootloader mode and click on > Recovery  it will boot your device into TWRP Recovery mode

Step 3. Once you are in Recovery Mode, Click Install > Navigate and Select Supersu.zip file > Swipe right to confirm install > click on Reboot

Congratulations! Your Redmi Note 4 has been Rooted.

If you need any help with any of the steps above, please do drop a comment below and we will look into it!


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