Micromax’s sub-brand YU, launched its 3rd 4G budget smartphone YU Yunique for Rs. 4,999. After using it for around 3 days, I can easily say its the best one can get under this price range. Most of the users root their smartphone to install custom ROMs, mostly Cyanogenmod. But, YU phones come with Cyanogenmod preinstalled so installing custom ROMs won’t be the major reason for rooting your YU Yunique. But, except custom ROMs, there are lot more things to do after rooting your YU Yunique like Installing Xposed (Top 10 Xposed modules) or installing Apps which require root access.
Also Read: Download YU Yunique stock ROM
Note: If you follow any of the procedures given on this page. You only are solely responsible for your device. We won’t be liable if any damage occurs to your device and/or its components.
Prerequisite before Rooting YU Yunique:
- Backup necessary stuff.
- Refer this guide to install ADB and fastboot drivers for YU Yunique.
- Also make sure you have USB debugging enabled on your Yunique. For this:
- Go to Settings > About phone, and then tap ‘Build number’ 7 times.
- Go back to Settings, then choose now visible ‘Developer options’.
- Find the ‘USB debugging’ option and use its toggle button to enable it. Accept warning by tapping on OK button.
- Connect your phone to PC now. You will get a pop-up as shown below on your phone when you connect for the first time after enabling USB debugging.
Update: Material design TWRP Recovery: Download (Replace this recovery file from the root toolkit file)
Complete Procedure of Rooting YU Yunique:
- Creating backup of all Apps, data & other required stuffs. Downloading all the required files from above link
- Unlocking Bootloader of YU Yunique: To install custom software’s in your Android device, you need to unlock your device’s bootloader.
- Installing TWRP Recovery: TWRP Recovey replaces stock recovery of YU Yunique & allows flashing custom zip files.
- Installing SuperSU zip: SuperSU hooks into your device’s system files & creates a bridge for SuperSU app to allow other apps to modify System files.
How to unlock Bootloader in YU Yunique:
Step 1. Download & Install ADB Drivers while your device is connected to your PC.
Step 2. Copy the SuperSU.zip file in your device (Internal memory/SDcard).
Step 3. Press Volume UP and then press Power button, after seeing YU Logo leave Power button but keep Volume Up pressed, You will get a vibration and device will boot into recovery.
Step 4. Using Volume Up and Down key Navigate to Reboot to Bootloader and then press Power Key to confirm.
Step 5. Extract Root Toolkit & launch command.bat file. Type the below command to check if everything is working well.
fastboot oem device-info OR fastboot devices
It should show: “<bootloader> Device Unlocked : False.”
Step 6. Type the below command, to unlock bootloader:
fastboot oem unlock-go
Step 7. Your device will reboot to system. You have successfully unlocked bootloader of YU Yunique.
How to Install TWRP Recovery in YU Yunique:
Step 1. Again switch off your device & get into bootloader by following the above procedure. Type the below command in the command.bat file.
fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
Step 2. You have successfully flashed TWRP recovery in your YU Yunique. To boot into TWRP recovery, press and hold Volume down + Power button simultaneously.
How to Root YU Yunique without PC:
Step 1. Now switch off & remove the USB cable, Press & Hold VolumeDown+ Power button simultaneously. This will boot your device into Recovery mode.
Step 2. Select Install zip file & locate the SuperSU.zip file. Swipe to Install. That’s it. You have successfully rooted your YU Yunique.
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Many users face difficulty in installing ADB drivers & report “Device not showing in ADB”. So, check if ADB drivers shows “Installed” next to the device name. If you have any other queries, drop a comment below. Cheers!