Sometimes you might feel that rooting an Android phone is not an easy task to do. But nowadays with all of those rapid development of technology and programming, rooting becomes more popular since many exploits and methods have been found. Rooting is also something specific to the type and model of a smartphone as well as its Android version.
Talking about that, here’s I will show you how we can easily root the Redmi 3 smartphone using a simple Android app with no PC involved. I knew that several of you might already try using apps like KingRoot, Framaroot, etc but got no success. Well, that’s normal considering the Redmi 3 is new smartphone while the apps you had tried was not the old version but just not getting updated to include recent / new exploit. Remember what I’ve told in the first paragraph that rooting is something specific to the phone model, type and Android version (ROM, Kernel, etc).
As you might already know that Xiaomi Redmi 3 is powered with Qualcomm MSM8939v2 Snapdragon 616 chipset under the hood along with Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 and quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 processors plus Adreno 405 which are combined together with 2GB RAM which make it having sleek performance. Released at January 2016, the Redmi 3 runs Android 5.1 (Lollipop) with MIUI 7 on top of it.
Read: Redmi 3 Key Specifications
How to root Redmi 3
The steps of gaining root access is pretty simple. However rooting may give you extra benefits but it may also void your phone’s warranty so do with caution. For your information -before- you proceed- Xiaomi has actually included root access by defult in most of MIUI devices. So it means you can gran a root access to any of root-only apps you want following the procedure I’ve explained before. So do also read: Granting root access on MIUI 7 without rooting.
Otherwise, follow these steps:
Step 1 – Make sure your phone has at least more than 50% battery power. So, you may charge it first. Also this method may not wipe your data but for just-in-case things, you better also create backup of your data if you feel it necessary.
Step 2 – On your phone, go to Setting >> About >> Tap 7x on Miui Version.
Step 3 – Now go back to Additional Setting >> Developer Option >> enable USB debugging.
Step 4 – Next, you need to also go back to Additional Setting and find Privacy >> activate Unknown source.
Step 5 – Open up your web browser app like Chrome and download Root Xiaomi app here.
Step 6 – Once downloaded, you’ll get the .apk file. So tap on it to install it.
Step 7 – Finally, simply run the Root Xiaomi app and follow the root procedure as instructed.
That’s it and congratulation, your Redmi 3 phone is now rooted upon rebooting.
UPDATE: There is a special on-click root app for Redmi 3 to gain root and unlock bootloader. Download it here and read the tutorial here.
Please kindly share your experience about it in the comment section below.