Root Xiaomi Mi5

Discussion in 'Xiaomi Mi 5' started by kbs23, Apr 1, 2016.

  1. kbs23

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    I'm trying to root my mi5. I have developer version with MIUI 7 6.3.31.
    I've tried using kingroot, and similar but they all fail... Does anybody know anything about it?.



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  2. kbs23

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    Nevermind... We have to unlock the bootloader first...

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  3. Varvaris

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    Try this one I use on my RN2 in the beginning and it works, if not try unlock bootloader and after that root it again

    https://www.kingoapp.com/

    RN2 prime - tapatalk
     
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  4. kbs23

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    Already tried that one too... No luck so far... To unlock the bootloader I need to make a petition to xiaomi... Already did... But I've heard they might not respond quickly... around 20 days :(.
    Is there another way to unlock the bootloader?

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  5. Alexiaomi

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    Hello, I have a mi5 too, with stable 7.2 and I want to unlock this phone. When I follow the steps (first unlock it), I come in some Chinese whatever thing. I don't understand what to do.

    Anyone knows what to do to unlock?
    Install twrp and the dev ROM multilang Gemini is no problem.

    Thanks for your help.
    Alex
     
  6. try flash latest supersu via TWRP
     
  7. Alexiaomi

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    So first install twrp via updater app next supersu? And then the ROM?

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  8. unlocked bootloader must be!
    exact instructions how to flash MultiROM will be available tomorrow but I guess:
    it is necessary to flash modded boot.img via fastboot (from multi ROM)
    boot to twrp, flash ROM, wipe cache and dalvik
    boot to system
    restart to TWRP, flash supersu
     
  9. Alexiaomi

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    Thanks, I will try later. First see if there will be instructions like you expect. Have a nice weekend...

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  10. Alexiaomi

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    Question:

    When I receive this sms from Xiaomi with the unlock code, what must I do?
    Where can I put the code in?

    Anyone has tutorial or screenprints?

    Thanks
     
  11. proag

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    You won't receive a code, just a message that your request has been approved.
    After that you just download Mi Unlock Tool and unlock your mi5.
    (Mi unlock tool will be on en.miui.com/unlock after you receive the approval message.
     
  12. Alexiaomi

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    Thanks proag
     
  13. p1nkynator

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    i tried SuperSu 2.71 via TWRP. but ES Fileexplorer did not notice root, adfree was working. than changed zo SuperSu 2.67 via TWRP which is working with adfree and ES
     
  14. Alexiaomi

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    Hello, I received the message and unlocked my mi5 with the unlocktool. After this I installed TWRP + Boot and tried to install the rom via updater app, but there is no TWRP and my device can not find the package.
    What did i do wrong?
    What can i do now?
     
  15. proag

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    Mhm, I'm not sure why you installed TWRP if you want to install rom via updater app.
    Just download twrp + boot.img again, reboot to fastboot mode, type: "fastboot devices" to check if your device is seen by fastboot, then type "fastboot flash recovery recovery.img", then type "fastboot flash boot boot.img" then either hold volume up + power button or type in fastboot "fastboot boot recovery.img", you will be in TWRP, now go to install section and choose zip with ROM.
     
  16. Alexiaomi

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    Well, that's what i have to do according to the instructions. Download twrp + boot, so i did. Now i tried the other way with mi flash tool, but i got a error on my pc. I don't understand, i have windows 10, 64 bit.
    So, now i want to follow your instructions right, but...
    When i reboot to fastboot (volume down + power) i will go to the fastboot (mitu + android image) screen, but i don't know what to do next. How can i type something? Should i do that on my pc? Connect my device with pc? In some program? I only see the fastbootscreen and it stays like that.
     
  17. proag

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    Do you have fastboot and adb files on your pc?
    If not.. download this: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bwyga5_DFCaOTGRrUjFXYXdRMTA/view
    extract.. open cmd in this folder (shift + mouse rightclick, open cmd window here)
    type: "fastboot devices" to see if your device is seen by fastboot, then "fastboot flash recovery recovery.img"
    then "fastboot flash boot boot.img", then hold volume up + power, you will be in TWRP, go to wipe, wipe everything except internal storage, go to install, select rom zip, install, reboot.
     
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  18. Alexiaomi

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    I feel stupid, i downloaded what you asked me to to. But i don't see the cmd folder. Which folder do you mean?
    (So i have to keep my device in fastboot mode? and connect it to my pc?)
    I am sorry, i am not an expert in this. I thought it was as easy as it was desribed, but it seems to be more difficult for me...;-(
     
  19. proag

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    Alright, it's okay.
    1. Go to the folder with fastboot and adb, the one you downloaded.
    2. In the folder shift + right mouse click, together. Select open cmd here.
    3. Reboot your phone to fastboot mode.
    4. In the cmd window do what I typed in the previous post.
     
  20. Alexiaomi

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    Okay, simply from the start:
    I downloaded via de your link: I have COFFACE-TWRP-20160324.zip
    When i bouble click this folder i will get: adbandfastbootmi5
    When i click shift + right mouse i don't get "open cmd here". Is shift + right mouse not working?
    I just need to go in that screen to write the commands, but....i don't get there.
    What do i miss?
     
  21. Alexiaomi

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    Yes, i found it....
    So now i am going to write the commands.
    Do i have to name the rom "update.zip" or can i leave it by it's original name?
     
  22. proag

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    It doesn't matter. You can name it whatever you want.
     
  23. Alexiaomi

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    "cannot load recovery img"

    what to do?
     
  24. proag

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    You need to place recovery and boot images in the fastboot folder.

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  25. Alexiaomi

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    I did and then I got another screen:
    upload_2016-4-30_13-42-54.png

    Still "cannot load"
     

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