How to Root Xiaomi Mi 5 and Install TWRP Recovery

In this guide, you will learn How to Root Xiaomi Mi 5 and Install TWRP Recovery.First, you have to Install TWRP recovery On Xiaomi Mi 5 and then you can flash the SuperSu root file to Root Xiaomi Mi 5 Snapdragon 650.So just follow the given steps to safely Root and Install TWRP Recovery on Xiaomi Mi 5

Xiaomi Mi5 is the latest Flagship device from Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi.It is the successor to the very popular Xiaomi Mi4.It comes with a large 5.15-inch Full HD (1080p) IPS display with almost zero bezels and has a pixel density of 428PPI and weighs only 129g.The beast is powered by the latest Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset and an Adreno 530 GPU coupled with 3GB Of RAM.It comes with 32GB Internal storage with 3D glass back.A very fast fingerprint sensor is integrated into the physical home button.Overall the device has all the high-end specs and features.The great thing about this Xiaomi device is that it priced very low as compared to the other Flagships.

If you bought a Xiaomi Mi5 and want to root it then you have to Install a custom recovery first.Then you can root it and install different ROMs, Kernels, and MODs.Don’t worry we are going to share step by step guide to safely Root Xiaomi Mi 5 and Install TWRP Recovery

Thanks to developer Cofface over MI Forum for providing the unofficial version of the latest TWRP for Xiaomi Mi5.So now we can easily flash the TWRP on Mi5 via fast boot command which is very simple and then we can flash the SuperSu root file via TWRP recovery to get root access on Xiaomi Mi5.Don’t worry I will be sharing step by step guide to Safely Root Xiaomi Mi 5 and Install TWRP Recovery

Now CyanogenMod 13 a.k.a CM13 is available for the device.Guide linked below↓

Download & CM13 Marshmallow ROM For Xiaomi Mi 5

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Warning: will not be held responsible for any kind of damage occurred to your Xiaomi Mi 5 while following this tutorial.Do it at your own risk.

Remember Before rooting:

How to root Xiaomi Mi 5

  • Make Sure that UNKNOWN Sources option is Enabled (Menu>>Settings>>Security on your device and enable the Unknown sources option)
  • This tutorial is only for Xiaomi Mi 5
  • Rooting your phone may void your warranty
  • After rooting, you can tweak your phone
  • You can unroot it if you want
  • You can overclock or underclock your CPU to make your phone faster



TWRP Recovery / Official TWRP

SuperSU (download the version 2.67)

How to Install TWRP recovery On Xiaomi Mi 5

How to Root Xiaomi Mi 5 and Install TWRP Recovery

  • First, read the Pre-Requirement section carefully
  • Boot your device into fastboot mode (Press Power + Volume Down” button at the same time)
  • Then connect your Mi 5 device to PC via USB cable.
  • Now Follow this guide to Install TWRP Recovery On Xiaomi Mi 5 via ADB & Fastboot command.Guide > How to Install TWRP Recovery via Fastboot On Any Android Device (use the TWRP recovery file from the download section above)
  • TWRP is now installed on your device.Now follow the steps below to root Xiaomi Mi 5

How To Root Xiaomi Mi 5 SuperSu

If you have any question related to this guide, feel free to leave that in the comment section below.


Dibyashree Sharma
Dibyashree Sharma
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.

Comments (18)

  1. Mi 5: following the instructions and TWRP recovery seems to be succsessfuly installed, but can’t boot into recovery mode – have a picture of phone with cable. any idea?

  2. I have not been able to unlock via bootloader, as i did not receive any pin to do so. It has been 1.5 months.
    Is there a way ard it?

  3. Hi, anyone care to shed some light? I haven receive the sms for to the boot locker since 1.5 – 2 months ago. Anyway around it?

    • If you have not got any info after 10 days, please post a thread in Complaints/Advice section of MIUI Global Forum.

  4. Hi D, I have a Mi5 s, after :
    C:adb>fastboot flash recovery
    sending ‘recovery’ (41812 KB)
    OKAY [ 1.468s]
    writing ‘recovery’…
    OKAY [ 0.237s]
    finished. total time: 1.710s
    I tried the recovery mode but instead of getting the menu i get a pic of a smartphone, after a minute the Mi5 s gets back to normal android display. my xiaomi has been unlock and i get the fastboot display.
    Any suggestions ?

  5. My ROM doesnt have the OEM Unlock option, my cel phone is MI5s with Global Stable.
    What can I do?

  6. installed twrp but i don’t think it is in. booted recovery mode but there are no install root option. only reboot, wipe data, and mi pc assistant. advice?


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