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Root Xiaomi Redmi 4A MIUI 8 on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow – Complete Guide

In this tutorial, we have explained how to root Xiaomi Redmi 4A phone on the official Android Marshmallow firmware with MIUI 8. This guide will teach you how to root the Xiaomi Redmi 4A with SuperSu. You can install different custom ROMs after rooting the device. Plus you can do much more things like changing the interface, change how the signal bar or battery indicator looks like and installing custom themes. You will have full system access to your phone so you can make any changes in the line of code you want. As you are going to root your phone in this tutorial, you might be interested in reading the benefits of rooting your phone.

As you continue reading below, you will be able to root Redmi 4A using SuperSU tool. We have been a fan of SuperSU as it is much more stable and provides a seamless experience when using root apps. A quick note, you will need to have TWRP recovery installed on your phone to be able to root it. If not, we ahve you covered with a complete guide here: How to Install TWRP Recovery on Xiaomi Redmi 4A. Also, please make sure you backup all your data before trying out this tutorial below because we don’t want you to lose any data, and anything could go wrong unexpectedly. The following tips are important as they will help the installation procedure to go smooth without any issues. Let’s continue with the tutorial now.

Root Xiaomi Redmi 4A

Disclaimer: All the custom ROMs and firmwares, official software updates, tools, mods or anything mentioned in the tutorial belong to their respective owners/developers. We (TeamAndroid.com) or the developers are not to be held responsible if you damage or brick your device. We don’t have you on gun point to try out this tutorial 😉

Root Xiaomi Redmi 4A on MIUI 8 SuperSU Root Details:

SuperSU is one of our favorite rooting packages as it comes with all the binaries needed to gain root access on your different Android phones. Not just this, the SuperSU app is much more robust and comes with better features than the previously popular SuperUser app.

Please note, this tutorial requires you to have TWRP custom recovery installed on your Xiaomi Redmi 4A in order to be able to root your phone. If you do not have the custom recovery installed, we have a link to the tutorial given below.

There are tons of useful articles and how-to guides on Team Android for the Xiaomi Redmi 4A, but we think you might be interested in the following posts:

Xiaomi Redmi 4A USB Drivers

You will need to connect your Android phone with the computer. For that, please make sure you have installed the USB drivers for properly. If not, you can download the latest Huawei official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:

Download Xiaomi Redmi 4A USB drivers!

Backup and Other Important Tips

Done with the USB drivers? Perfect. The tutorial is on the next page, but first, please take a look at the following tips and important points you need to take care of. These are important, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps.

Always backup your important data that you might need after you install a new custom ROM, an official software update or anything else. Make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. Read: How to Backup Android Apps, Text Messages, WhatsApp, Call History.

Xiaomi users can also back up data using Xiaomi Mi PC Suite to your computer. Mi PC Suite helps you to move data across different Android devices i.e moving Xiaomi Mi 5 backup data to Samsung Galaxy S8.

If you already have a custom recovery (ClockworkMod, TWRP etc.) installed on your phone, we strongly recommend a backup using that as it creates a complete image of your existing phone set up. [Tutorial: How to Backup Android Phone using TWRP]

A few more optional tips that you should remember:

1. Having problems connecting your Android phone to the computer? You need to enable USB debugging mode. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging — for Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean, KitKat, Lollipop, Marshmallow and Nougat.

2. Make sure your Android device is charged up to 80-85% battery level. This might help you: How to Check Battery Percentage. Why? Because, if your phone goes off suddenly while installing a custom ROM, flashing an official firmware update or installing mods etc. — your phone might get bricked or go dead permanently. No one wants that, right?

3. Most of the tutorials and how-to guides on Team Android are for factory unlocked Android phones and tablets. We recommend NOT to try our guides if your phone is locked to a carrier, unless we have specified the carrier name or device model.

4. Your bootloader should be unlocked. See here: How to Unlock Bootloader of Xiaomi Redmi 4A.

All set and ready? Good. You can now continue reading below and root Xiaomi Redmi 4A.

How to Root Xiaomi Redmi 4A with SuperSU

We have put together a detailed step-by-step instructions guide on how to root Xiaomi Redmi 4A with SuperSU. Please read every line carefully below. We suggest that you should read the tutorial once before actually performing it on your phone.

To Remember:

  • This root method tutorial is only for Xiaomi Redmi 4A. Please don’t try this on any other variants of the phone.
  • Make sure you backup all your data in your phone before proceeding.
  • This will void your warranty.

If you have fulfilled all the requirements above, then proceed to the actual tutorial.

Complete Step-By-Step Instructions:

NOTE: You need to have a custom recovery installed on your device i.e. TWRP before proceeding below. Installation tutorial: How to Install TWRP on Xiaomi Redmi 4A.

Step 1 – Download SuperSU Root (SuperSU-v2.82.zip) to your computer.

Step 2 – Connect your Redmi 4A to your computer using the USB cable.

Step 3 – Now copy/paste the downloaded SuperSU-beta.zip file to your internal storage. Make sure the file is in the internal storage root (not in any folder).

Step 4 – Then turn OFF your phone and disconnect from the USB cable.

Step 5 – Now to get in the Recovery Mode (TWRP Recovery). Switch ON the phone while pressing and holding Volume Down + Power buttons together. Alternatively, read this: How to Enter Recovery Mode on Any Android Phone.

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NOTE: Screenshots of the Team Win Recovery Project (TWRP Recovery) may change as new versions are released.

About the author

Uzair Khalid

Uzair has been very tech savy and an enthusiast since childhood. An Android geek, a passionate writer for all things technology and a Computer Science graduate.

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