Install TWRP Recovery & Root Redmi Note 3

Chinese Smartphone maker Xiaomi, unveiled its Xiaomi Note 3 in Nov 2015, another successor of Note series. It has full metal body and a fingerprint scanner. The new Redmi Note 3 has a 5.5-inch full HD display, runs the MediaTek Helio X10 64-bit octa-core processor, and sports a 13 mp rear camera with a 5 mp front camera. Xiaomi has launched two versions of the phone. One comes with 2GB RAM and 16GB storage space and the second has 3GB RAM and 32GB storage space. After having so much high end specs, you would think, Why should I root Xiaomi Redmi Note 3? Well then, you must read this article about Benefits of Rooting your Smartphone.

As every smartphone comes with some bloatwares (Pre-Installed Apps that we can’t uninstall), battery issues or laggy software. Same goes for Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, it comes with the beautiful looking MIUI but it consumes much RAM as compared to AOSP. If you love Google’s Pure AOSP UI, rooting your smartphone can help you install ROMs of your choice. We are here with the most easiest way to Install TWRP and root Xiaomi Redmi Note 3.

Prerequisite

  • Ensure that you have installed necessary USB drivers for Xiaomi Redmi Note 3.
  • Enable USB Debugging Mode on phone by following the below method.
  • Create a backup of all data of the phone before following the root method.
  • Check the battery percentage of the phone, it should be at least 80%.
  • Rooting the device will void the manufacturer’s warranty.
  • The CWM recovery, ADB files and the SuperSU files are compatible with Xiaomi Redmi Note 3. Applying these on any incorrect variant might brick the device. Therefore, check the model number of the phone by navigating to Settings>> About device>> Model number.
  • Devsjournal will not be held liable for any damage to the device.
Note: I’m not responsible for anything that happens to your device while rooting.Your warranty may get void after following this procedure. We won’t be responsible for anything happening to your device while flashing the roms, as you are the one who have decided to do this modifications.

Download files:

How to Install TWRP recovery in Xiaomi Redmi Note 3

Step 1: Download the above image file ADB files. Extract the ADB zip file using any extracting tool like winrar or 7zip. Place the recovery img file in the ADB extracted folder.

Step 2: If you have enabled USB Debugging, Goto Step 4. In your Redmi note 3, Goto Settings>About Phone, Tap on MIUI version for seven times, until you see, “You are now a Developer!”

Step 3: Go Back to Settings>Additional Settings > Enable USB Debugging mode & connect your device to your PC. Launch the ADB drivers file & You’ll see Redmi Note 3 as device name, Click on Install, to Install the necessary ADB Drivers.

Step 4: Now launch command.bat file from the ADB folder, type below command in the window to check if everything is done. (Press Yes in the window that will appear in your device to authorize.)

adb devices
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 "adb devices"
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 “adb devices”

Step 5: Now type the below command to reboot your device into bootloader

adb reboot bootloader
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 "adb reboot bootloader"
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 “adb reboot bootloader”

Step 6: Now for the final step of installing the custom recovery, type the below command:

fastboot flash recovery twrp.img
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 "fastboot flash recovery twrp.img"
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 “fastboot flash recovery twrp.img”

Step 7: That’s all, you have successfully flash TWRP Recovery in your device.

Step 8: Switch off your device & Press Vol down+Power button simultaneously to boot into Recovery mode.

TWRP Recovery 3.0.2 for Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
TWRP Recovery 3.0.2 for Xiaomi Redmi Note 3

How to Root Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (Kenzo) with PC

Step 1: Download the above Root file & Install it in your windows PC.

Installing Software to Root Xioami Redmi Note 3 in PC
Installing Software to Root Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 in PC
Installing Rooting Kit
Installing Rooting Kit

Step 2:  In your Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, Goto  Settings > About Phone > Tap on MIUI Version for 7 times. Go back to Settings > Additional Settings > Developer options > Enable USB Debugging.

Step 3: Connect phone and PC with USB cable.

Step 4: After installing, Click on the button as shown in the below image. It will successfully root your device.

Click on Root button to Start the rooting process in Xioami Redmi Note 3
Click on Root button to Start the rooting process in Xiaomi Redmi Note 3

Step 5: Wait for the process to complete!

Xioami Redmi Note 3 Rooted Successfully!
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Rooted Successfully!
Root Checker shows Xioami Redmi Note 3 Rooted Successfully!
Root Checker shows Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Rooted Successfully!

How to Root Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (Kenzo) without PC

Root Xiaomi Redmii Note 3 (Kenzo) With Magisk

To root Xiaomi Redmi 3 using Magisk, follow the given steps.

Step 1: Make sure TWRP is installed on your device.

Step 2: Download Magisk

Step 3: Now, Boot into Recovery mode by pressing Volume Down + Power Button

Step 4: Click Install > Find the Magisk Installer Zip and confirm flashing

Step 5: Upon completion, hit Reboot

You have now successfully rooted your Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 using Magisk.

Root Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Using SuperSU

Another way to root your Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is through SuperSU.  To root your Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 using SuperSU, follow the given steps.

Step 1: Make sure TWRP is installed on your device.

Step 2: Download SuperSU

Step 3: Now, Boot into Recovery mode by pressing Volume Down + Power Button

Step 4: Click Install > Find the Magisk Installer Zip and confirm flashing

Step 5: Upon completion, hit Reboot

This will now successfully root your Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Using SuperSU

Conclusion

Now you can install custom ROMs, Mods in your Xiaomi Redmi Note 3. Before flashing any ROM, please make sure that you backup all your important data and files. Flashing a ROM will erase all data on your device. For any queries/issues, please comment below. If you found any problem during this process, let us know through the comment section below. Peace!

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398 Comments

  1. Nice article man, thanks for sharing this!
    Finally my Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is Rooted now.

  2. Hey @devslab:disqus ,

    I am currently running MIUI 8 Global 7.4.13 Beta with 6.0.1 android marshmellow.I have unlocked my bootloader officially.Can i use this method to gain root access.I have heard people having issues after getting root access,will this happen in this method?

  3. Will it work with xiaomi redmi note 3 Snapdragon variant. I have miui 8.2 working on android marshmallow 6.0.1???

  4. it stops at 15% and it says device not supported, but I have Redmi Note 3 Kenzo.. any suggestions?

  5. So the root tool will automatically unlock the bootloader & roots the device. ? Then flashing Twrp will allow me to flash whatever I want.

    Just want to make sure whether this works without any issues, my RN3 SD650 variant runs Miui 8 global stable rom with lollipop core.. Many methods to unblock, root Redmi devices are flooded over the internet and I’m not sure about them.

    Please answer this.
    TIA Dev Lab

  6. Dear Devs.Lab.

    i’m ready to root now,
    already download all the file above,

    is there any requirement to do that ?
    like prepare rom and etc?

    guide me to the real world of freedom.
    Thanks

  7. Before flashing the custom recovery you should unlock Redmi note 3′ bootloader using mi unlocking tool.this website will tell you how to do that

  8. sir can you please tell me this method is same for mediatek and snapdragon processor.