Rooting Xiaomi Smartphones : How To Root Xiaomi Redmi 2

Redmi 2 after Redmi 1S was another Xiaomi offering at the sub 169$ (10k INR) group, which was widely appreciated both critically and by consumers. The launch price at india was 6999INR (105$), and for that you get a Snapdragon 410 Quad Core processor coupled up with 1GB of RAM with 8GB onboard storage.

Though Redmi 2 is already a year old and has a new-gen Redmi 2 Prime (memory and storage upgraded) already selling, the smartphone still is one of the best choices when it comes to the lower end. To get a little more battery, little better performance and to experience a whole new modding experience, the first step is the root your android, and here is a guide that will help you do so. 

Xiaomi Redmi 2

Here is what you have to do :

To download all the files below, you will have to need to register an account on miui forums, I am sorry can’t hep it because this is the safest places to download such tools.

  1. Download the Platform Tools 
  2. Download FastBoot Drivers  (For installing Flashboot drivers)
  3. Download the Super User Package (For installing superuser binaries)
  4. Download Recovery Image File 


  1. Open and Extract Platform Tools, Remember the directory the files are extracted in.
  2. Transfer the SuperUser Package to your Redmi 2 Smartphone.
  3. Install Fastboot drivers.
  4. Go to the Developer Menu and enable USB DEBUGGING.USB DEBUGGING on miui 7
  5. Put your smartphone in fastboot mode, press Volume Down + Power Key.Xiaomi-Fastboot-474x296
  6. Now, Extract the Recovery.img from the Zip in Step 3 and place it in the directory you extracted Platform Tools in the Step 1.
  7. While in the directory, press SHIFT + Right Click and Click on Open Command Window here.
    fastboot open command window here

    (opening command prompt)

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    (command prompt screen)
  8. Now copy these codes one by one and hit enter.
  9. fastboot devices
  10. fastboot boot recovery.img
  11. Enter Recovery Mode TWRP ( Press Power+Volume Up )TWRP_2.7.0.0 xiaomi rooting guide androtrends
  12. Now you’ll enter TWRP Recovery, Click on Install
  13. Now explore to the directory you placed the SuperUser Package in your Xiaomi Redmi 2.
  14. Click on Install.
  15. Congrats now you have root access. 

Now, head on to playstore and download RootChecker. This application will confirm that you have root access and then you can try/start using root requesting applications and do root privilege tasks. Comment below if you have any trouble while following the guide.  Until next time, Keep Androtrending!

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