Root Xiaomi Mi 5 & Flash TWRP recovery

By | July 16, 2016

Xiaomi Mi 5 is high-end Android smartphone with a decent price.It comes with top in line Snapdragon 820 chipset and 3 or 4 GB of ram.Mi 5 comes with MIUI ROM reloaded on the top of Android Marshmallow.It has 16 MP camera at back with 4-axis OIS and 4 MP camera at front.This smartphone comes in 32, 64 or 128 GB (also known as Mi 5 Pro) internal storage option without any expandable slot.

Root Xiaomi Mi 5 & Flash TWRP recovery

Getting root access on Mi 5 is not too hard.You can easily root your Mi 5 without the help of any professional by following the given tutorial.Rooting Mi 5 allows you to flash a custom kernel or ROM on your device and tweak your device for more functions.Follow the below instructions to root your mi 5.

WARNING – Rooting your smartphone will void its warranty.We are not responsible if your device gets damaged during the rooting procedure.Make sure your device has at least 50-60 percent battery backup.


  1. Minimal ADB and Fastboot Setup
  2. TWRP Recovery Image

How to Root Xiaomi Mi 5 & Flash TWRP

  1. You need to unlock the bootloader of your Mi 5 in order to get root access.
  2. Install USB driver and Minimal ADB and Fastboot Setup on your computer.
  3. Connect your smartphone to your computer.
  4. Enable Developer Options by going to Settings>>About and tap on Build number 7 times.
  5. Enable USB Debugging by going to Settings>>Developer Options>>USB Debugging.
  6. Move file into the internal storage of your smartphone.
  7. Power off your smartphone and boot into download mode by pressing and holding Volume down and Power button.
  8. Open the folder where you setup the ADB and Fastboot.
  9. Press Shift and Right-click on blank space in the folder.
  10. Select Open command window here to open ADB and Fastboot command prompt.
  11. Type “adb devices” to make sure that your Mi 5 is connected.
  12. In command window type “fastboot flash recovery” and drag the TWRP Recovery Image file into the command window.
  13. After flashing the recovery file enter “adb reboot recovery” to boot into recovery mode.
  14. In TWRP recovery tap on Install button and select the file.
  15. Swipe to confirm the flashing process.
  16. Reboot your smartphone.
Your MIUI based Mi 5 is rooted after finishing this process.You can install Root Checker app to confirm the root.

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