How to Unlock the Bootloader, Install TWRP and Root Redmi 4A.

Redmi 4A is a perfect device for a first time smartphone buyers. Considering its price tag, It has excellent specs in all departments. It has a 5 inch HD display, Snapdragon 425 processor and 2GB Ram. The Internal storage of 16GB can be a problem, But there is hybrid card slot as well. It runs on a 3000 mAh battery, which can last for a day upon moderate use.

When you root your Android device, you are able to remove the unwanted OEM apps, you can block Ads on different apps, you can increase your internal storage, it increases device’s battery life, you get access to different root files, and many such advantages. You can further tweak your device by installing custom ROMs and kernels.

Here, follow our guide to unlock the bootloader, Install TWRP and Root your Redmi 4A.

How to Root Redmi 4A (Rolex)

Stage 1. Unlocking Bootloader of Redmi 4A through ADB fastboot. Unlocking Bootloader allows flashing third party softwares & change system files from fastboot only.

Stage 2. Installing TWRP 3.0.2 Custom Recovery in Redmi 4A. By installing TWRP recovery, you can flash custom zip files like Custom ROMs, SuperSU, MODS & tweaks.

Stage 3. Flashing SuperSU file to gain Root in Redmi 4A. SuperSU hooks into your system files & acts as an intermediate between apps that require root access & system files.

Pre-requisites:

  1. A Windows PC
  2. ADB and Fastboot
  3. Mi Unlock Tool: Download 
  4. TWRP for Redmi 4A
  5. Lazy flasher Dm verity zip
  6. Su zip, for enabling root.
  7. Backup your data on the device. Unlocking will erase the data present on the phone.
  8. To enable Developer options: Go to settings>>About phone>> Tap on build no for 7-8 times
  9. Enable ‘USB Debugging’ and ‘OEM unlock’ toggles in the Developer Options.

How to Unlock the Bootloader of Redmi 4A

Step 1: Go to Xiaomi Bootloader Unlock Site and Register with the same account, you are using in your Redmi device.

Step 2: Apply for permission to unlock the bootloader of your device, and it will take a couple of hours to grant permission.

Step 3: Download and Install the Xiaomi Unlock Tool on your PC.

Step 4: Power off your device and press volume down + power buttons together to boot your phone into Fastboot mode.

Step 5: Run the Unlock Tool on your PC with Admin rights and Connect your Device to the PC

Step 6: Sign in to the same Mi account you have used earlier.

How to Unlock the Bootloader, Install TWRP and Root Redmi 4A.

Step 7: Proceed with on-screen instructions and Click on Unlock to confirm.

Step 8: After the completion of the process, click on the Reboot option.

How to Flash TWRP on Redmi 4A

Step 1: Reboot your device into fastboot mode and connect it to the PC.

Step 2: Install and Setup ADB. (Instructions in the link)

Step 3: Download and Place the TWRP image file in the installation folder of ADB.

Step 4: In the ADB installation folder, Right-click on the screen while holding the shift key and then select open command window here.

How to Unlock the Bootloader, Install TWRP and Root Redmi 4A.

Step 5: Enter the following command in fastboot mode: fastboot flash recovery TWRP-3.1.0-0-20170318-UNOFFICIAL-Rolex.img

Step 6: Now boot into TWRP recovery using appropriate key combinations.

Step 7: Tap on the Install option in the main menu and select the lazyflasher-no-verity-opt-encrypt.zip

Step 8: Confirm the flashing of the above zip by swiping right. 

Step 9: Go back and reboot the system.

How to Root Redmi 4A

Step 1: Reboot your device into TWRP recovery. For this, switch off your phone, then press volume down and power botton to load bootloader and choose the fastboot and then follow the steps above

Step 2: Tap on the “Install” option in the main menu.

Step 3: Navigate and select the “SuperSu zip file

Step 4: Swipe right to “confirm the flashing”

Step 5: Go back to the main menu and reboot the phone.

TWRP Recovery for Xiaomi Redmi 4A
TWRP Recovery for Xiaomi Redmi

Now your Redmi 4A is successfully rooted and check that using a root checker app from the playstore. You can also check Top 10 best Apps for Rooted Android Devices.

Conclusion

Rooting gives you complete authority and customization on your device. The process if followed properly (as discussed above), you can root your device quickly and easily. There are only 3 steps that you need to follow to get your phone rooted.

Also, it is simple to unroot your Xiomi Redmi 4A. This can be simply done by going the SuperSu app on your device, go to the settings and scroll down to find unroot option. Select that option and unroot your phone. So, you can root and unroot the device anytime you want. You can also check how well your device is rooted by checking it on the root checker app.

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Satya Ram

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