Mi Max 3. Cannot root!


Oct 5, 2018
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Greetings.

Mi Max 3 came unlocked from vendor.
I have flashed MIUI 8.9.20 using TWRP.
No issues so far. Everything seems to work just fine.

I flashed Magisk 17.2 with TWRP.
Root Checker tells me that 'Root access is not properly installed on this device'

Uninstalled Magisk and reflashed MIUI 8.9.20 to start off clean.

I then flashed SuperSU with TWRP.
Root Checker tells me the same thing!
I've tried a couple of Root Checker apps. All checks are negative.

Uninstalled SuperSU and reflashed MIUI 8.9.20 for a clean start!

Why can't i root the phone?
Am i missing something!

Cheers.
 
Likes: Jörgen Ö
Sep 14, 2018
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After flashing Magisk, you try to download "Boot animation" from Google play and then try install a new boot animation. If it ask you to accept SU permission, that your phone rooted. Because Root checker told me the same thing.
 
Oct 10, 2018
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Maybe you need to flash China fastboot rom first with MiFlash (check 'clean all' bottom right corner) and from there flash Xiaomi.eu and root. I think it's not a good idea to flash Xiaomi.eu directly over a fake rom.