[Latest Guide] How To Install TWRP Recovery and Root Xiaomi Mi A1

Thanks to Team win, Official TWRP Recovery 3.1.1-0 For Xiaomi Mi A1 (Tissot).The Recovery is an official release which means it will get the developer support and it is stable enough to be flashed on your Xiaomi A1.Finally an unofficial build of TWRP recovery for Xiaomi Mi A1 is now available for download.For more information about the unofficial TWRP recovery For Xiaomi Mi A1, please visit the Xda Development Page here.We will be sharing a step by step guide below to root Xiaomi Mi A1 running Android 7.1 Nougat.Note: We don’t recommend you to install this TWRP build on your device.We recommend users to wait till the developer confirms installation instructions for the A/B partitioning system on Mi A1.

Xiaomi Mi A1 is Google’s new device in the Android One series.Google has partnered with Xiaomi for this device.Xiaomi Mi A1 is not a new device it is just Xiaomi Mi 5x with Stock Vanilla Android instead of MIUI skin.This device is also supported by Google which means users can get the latest Android updates with Pixel devices.

Xiaomi Mi A1 was launched in September 2017 In India.It has large a 5.50-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 1920 pixels.The device is powered by 2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor coupled with 4GB of RAM. The phone comes with 64GB of onboard storage that can be expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card.The Xiaomi Mi A1 packs a 12-megapixel rear camera a 5-megapixel front camera for selfies.The Xiaomi Mi A1 runs Android 7.1.2 and is powered by a reasonable 3080mAh non-removable battery.Now follow the guide below to Root Xiaomi Mi A1 On Android 7.1.2 Nougat and Install TWRP Recovery

In order to root the device, first, you have to install a custom recovery like TWRP via ADB and fastboot.Once TWRP is installed on your device, you can easily flash the latest version of SuperSu to get root access.Don’t worry we will be sharing a detailed guide to safely Root Xiaomi Mi A1 and Install TWRP Recovery

Now, there are many advantages of a phone like the Xiaomi Mi A1 which has an openable bootloader which means that the smartphone can be rooted easily and the TWRP recovery or any custom recovery can be installed on your phone. Now, we have attached a method below so that you can install TWRP recovery on Xiaomi Mi A1 and root it by installing SuperSu root pack

Also, if you install TWRP recovery on your smartphone then you can also root your smartphone and then you can install any other ROM as well. Now, you should follow this guide properly for a successful installation of recovery on your phone.

You need a computer in order to flash the TWRP recovery on your device. Once the installation process is complete, you can follow the below step by step instructions to download and flash the superSU zip file or latest Magisk on your to grant the root permissions to your device. Follow the guide carefully and make sure to a complete backup before you proceed.

In order to root Xiaomi Mi A1  and install TWRP on Xiaomi Mi A1 you have to follow the steps written below carefully, But before proceeding to follow this guide read the points given below carefully

If you are new to TWRP recovery and rooting then here we first share some facts about Android rooting.

If you want to root your device without using PC/Computer or Laptop by One Click Root Tool, then follow the linked guide below

How to root Xiaomi Mi A1 safely without PC or Laptop Xiaomi Mi A1 Custom ROMs Collection | Android Nougat and Oreo

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What is Rooting An Android Device Mean?

Rooting is the process of gaining full admin control of the Android device.You can use the device to its full potential,‘Rooting’ means giving yourself special privilege or “root permissions” on your phone. It’s similar to running programs as administrators in Windows.

After rooting your device you can install different MODs, kernel, ROMs on your device.You can install latest Android updates (like the Android 6.0.1 marshmallow) On old device by installing third party ROMs like CyanogenMod 13.You can overclock the CPU and GPU of your device to get the best performance.You can hibernate any app you want.You can underclock the CPU to get better battery life.

For more information about Android rooting, check out our detailed post here > What Is Rooting Android Phone? Advantages And Disadvantages

What Is TWRP Recovery and Some of its benefits?

TWRP is a custom recovery for Android.It is the most popular Android custom recovery.It replaces the stock recovery On Android devices.It comes with many extra features compared to the stock recovery.It needs the bootoader to be unlocked.

Unlock Xiaomi Mi A1 Bootloader

If your bootloader is locked then check out the guide here > How To Unlock Bootloader Of Any Android Using Fastboot.Some devices like Xiaomi and Huawei phones need a unlock code.

Some Of the benefits Of Having TWRP Recovery

  • Users Can Install Custom ROMs, MODs, Kernel via TWRP recovery
  • Users can flash system image (.img) file via TWRP recovery.
  • You can flash modding zip files
  • It is being used to install Xposed Modules
  • Easy to Root and Unroot using TWRP Recovery flashable zip SuperSU
  • Users can root by flashing magisk via TWRP recovery
  • You can create nandroid backup via TWRP
  • Can remove all bloatware using TWRP Recovery.
  • You can flash Custom Kernel To underclock and overclock.
  • You can clean Wipe, Cache, and Data via TWRP recovery.


rootmygalaxy.net will not be held responsible for any kind of damage occurred to your device while following this tutorial. Do it at your own risk.



How to Root Xiaomi Mi A1 and Install TWRP Recovery

Root Xiaomi Mi A1

If you want to root your device then you have to install TWRP via Odin then you can flash the SuperSu to get root access.

Installing TWRP On Xiaomi Mi A1

The first method you can Install the TWRP recovery then flash the SuperSu or Magisk to get your device rooted

  • Check out the Pre-Requirement Section above (Important)
  • Make sure your device’s bootloader is unlocked.Check out the link given above to unlock the bootloader if you haven’t done it yet
  • Now download the TWRP Recovery For Mi A1 (Download section above)
  • Now follow the given guide to Install TWRP Recovery On Mi A1

How to Install TWRP Recovery via Fastboot On Any Android Device

How to Root Xiaomi Mi A1

After Installing the TWRP recovery on your device, you can boot into TWRP recovery by following the linked guide.Then you can flash the Supersu or Magisk to get root access on your device.

How To to Boot Into Recovery Mode On Android (Various Ways)

#1 Using SuperSu (Root Xiaomi Mi A1 )
  • Download the latest SuperSu.zip
  • Now follow the given guide to Install SuperSu On your device  to get root access
#2 Using Magisk (Root Xiaomi Mi A1 )
  • Download the latest Magisk
  • Now follow the guide to flash magisk via TWRP to get root access on your device

How To Install Magisk On Android Device [Universal Systemless Interface for Android]

  • Done!! This will Root Xiaomi Xiaomi Mi A1 successfully

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Dibyashree Sharma
Dibyashree Sharma
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Dibyashree Sharma graduated in Computer Science from NIT Rourkela. For the past eight years, she has been blogging about Android, which she is really passionate about. She has built a good reputation as a reliable source. Away from the digital sphere, Dibyashree enjoys playing tennis, a sport she is as passionate about as she is about technology.

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