The unlocking process of bootloader on Redmi 10X is very straight forward and simple. After unlocking the bootloader, we can root the device with the help pf Magisk and stock firmware (boot.img). Here we will go through all the steps required to get the device rooted.
Xiaomi’s Redmi 10X features a 6.53-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 2340×1080 pixels. The Redmi 10X is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio G85 processor coupled with 4GB of RAM. The Redmi 10X runs Android 10 out of the box (MIUI 11) and houses a humongous 5020mAh non-removable battery.
The device has 128GB of internal storage. It sports a Quad camera setup on the rear side (48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP) and a 13 Mp front-facing camera sensor. The device offers all the connectivity options such as GPS, Bluetooth v5.00, NFC, Infrared, USB Type-C, Wi-Fi Direct and 4G.
Like most of the Android smartphone, Redmi 10X also comes with an unlockable bootloader. If you are new to rooting, then you should know that Unlocking bootloader of an android device is the first and most important step in android rooting process.
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Unlock the bootloader on Redmi 10X
- Enable the Developer Option, USB Debugging and OEM Unlock (Go to Settings > About phone > MIUI Version. Click 7 times on the MIUI Version to enable the Developer Option. Now Go back to Settings > Developer Option and Enable OEM Unlock.)
- Now again go to Settings > Mi account > MI Cloud > Enable Syn and Find Device
- Now login to Mi Cloud Server to check whether your device is syn or not. If there are other devices synced with your mi cloud, remove them.
- Download Mi Unlock tool – CLICK HERE. Once you download the file, Extract the MiFlashTool Zip file
- Now Go to the extracted files and open MiFlashUnlock
- A new disclaimer page will appear, read it and click Agree
- Now you will be asked to Log in. Log in with your Mi Account, If you don’t have one then Sign UP – CLICK HERE to Sign Up
- Now boot your Redmi 10X to Fastboot/Bootloader mode and connect it to your PC via provided USB
- Your device will be shown as connected.
- Now Click On Unlock. It will show some warning, escape that. It will start the unlocking process automatically.
- Once the process is completed, reboot your device. Your device’s bootloader should be unlocked. You can check the bootloader lock status from the settings.
Steps To Root Xiaomi Redmi 10X
#1 Download stock boot image
- The firmware that comes with your device
Download the boot file according to your device. Once downloaded, unzip the file and open it, look for a .zip file. Open that file too, now you will see a file named boot.img (This is the official stock image or firmware)
#2 Patch boot image
- Move the boot.img to your device’s internal storage.
- Download & install the latest Magisk Manager on your device
- Open magisk manager, On the main screen, select Install > Install > Patch Boot Image File
- Now select the boot image (boot.img). Magisk will start to patch the boot image.
- After completion, the file will be saved as “magisk_patched.img” in your Downloads folder
#3 Finally, Root Redmi 10X
- Connect your device to PC and transfer the “magisk_patched.img” file from your phone’s download section to the platform-tools folder on your PC
Download and Install Latest ADB and Fastboot SDK Platform-Tools (2019)
- Now issue the following command to boot your device to bootloader mode (Make sure your device is connected to the PC)
adb reboot bootoader
- Now issue the command given below to Flash the patched boot image
fastboot flash boot magisk_patched.img
- For devices with A/B partition system, use the below commands:
fastboot flash boot_a patched_boot.img fastboot flash boot_b patched_boot.img
Done !!! Just reboot your device. Your device should be rooted now.