How to Root Xiaomi Mi5 and Install TWRP Recovery [Unofficial]

Step By Step Rooting Guide of Xiaomi Mi5

If you want to Root and Flash TWRP Recovery on your new Xiaomi Mi5 then this step by step guide will help you to do it in no time with simple and easy steps. Mi5 is the latest flagship phone from a Chinese smartphone maker named Xiaomi. Xiaomi Mi5 features are pretty attractive with 5.15 inch IPS Full HD display (1080p) with no bezels, the pixel density of its display is 428 PPI and its very light weight phone only 129g.

Xiaomi Mi5 is powered by Quad Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Chipset with Adreno 530 GPU bundled with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of Internal Storage and a 3D glass back. The physical home button of Xiaomi Mi5 is equipped with fingerprint sensor. Xiaomi launched Mi5 recently, but we already find a way to root Mi5 and install TWRP recovery on this latest flagship phone of Xiaomi.

Right now only the unofficial version of TWRP for Xiaomi Mi5 is available and the credit goes to developer Cofface. So let’s start with this simple and easy step by step guide to Root and Install TWRP Recovery on Xiaomi Mi5. Kindly read the warning note carefully before you Root and Install TWRP Recovery on Xiaomi Mi5.

Caution !

Your Mi5 warranty may be void if you root it, and it’s also not claimable. Make sure to read and perform accordingly to the steps given below other your device may get brick. As we have already mentioned everything in this note so we are not responsible for any damage to your device. Do not apply the OTA updates on your Mi5 by using this custom recovery because this may also brick your device, so it is advised to perform full backup of your device before proceeding any further. And to prevent phone from accidental shutdown, juice up your device to at least 70%.

Read more about Android Full Backup

Required files to Root and Install TWRP Recovery on Xiaomi Mi5

How to Root Xiaomi Mi5 and Install TWRP Recovery

Step 1. Turn on USB Debugging, go to Setting >> Developer options (If Developer Options is disable then go to About phone and tab on Build Number 7 times to enable it).

Step 2. Go to the download section above, download TWRP 3.0.0 for Xiaomi Mi5 and transfer it to the ADB and Fastboot folder then rename it to ‘recovery.img’.

Step 3. Open ADB and Fastboot folder, press and hold ‘shift’ key and right-click anywhere in that folder then click on ‘open the command window’ option. Now you should see a new command/terminal window.

Step 4. Now connect your device to PC by using stock USB cable and then reboot your device into FastBoot mode by pressing [Power] + [Volume Down] keys or by pushing below command to your device via command window.

adb reboot bootloader

Step 5. Your device is now in Fastboot mode, now push below command to check the connectivity. If this command returns your device serial number it means the connection between device and PC is established successfully.

fastboot devices

Step 6. Push the following flashing code in command window properly to start the flashing recovery on your device.

fastboot flash recovery recovery.img

Step 7. Now reboot your device into recovery mode, to do so push the following command code via command prompt window or by pressing [Volume Up] + [Power] keys altogether. The custom recovery on your Xiaomi Mi5 is installed successfully.

fastboot boot recovery.img

Step 8. The above command will bypass the normal boot and boot your device into recovery mode.

Step 9. In recovery mode set your preferred language, tap on ‘Never show this screen on boot again’, checkbox and Swipe allow modification.

Step 10. In ‘Wipe’ section tap on ‘Format Data’ and type ‘yes’.

Step 11. Go to the Reboot to recovery option and allow disable recovery flash.

Step 12. Simply repeat the step number 6 and do not format data again.

Step 13. On TWRP main menu tap on Install Zip and select ‘’ to root Xiaomi Mi5.

Step 14. Swipe where appropriate to install SuperSu and reboot to system.

Cheers, you have successfully rooted Xiaomi Mi5 and installed a custom recovery.

Note: The very first reboot takes longer than usual time to boot the device.

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  1. Edy chen October 28, 2016

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