How to Root Xiaomi Redmi 2/Prime on MIUI 7

Xiaomi Redmi 2 and Redmi 2 Prime on MIUI 7 now can be easily rooted with the help of SuperSU application. It works for both devices running on Global Stable ROM and Developer ROM. To get the root access, you need to flash Root.zip files through Mi Stock recovery and then follow the below rooting procedure.

Xiaomi Redmi 2 and Redmi 2 Prime has quite similar specifications and features like 4.7-inch HD display, 8MP rear camera, 2MP front camera, Android 4.4 KitKat OS, microSD card slot, dual SIM support, and 2200mAh battery capacity. Coming to storage, the Redmi 2 has 1GB of RAM + 8GB of inbuilt memory while the Redmi 2 Prime includes 2GB of RAM + 16GB of internal storage. Also How to take screenshot on Redmi 2/Prime Android Phone

xiaomi redmi 2 prime

Prerequisites:

  • The below guide is only compatible with Redmi 2/Prime running on any Global Stable/ Developer ROM. Don’t try the process for any other Xiaomi or Android device.
  • Make sure you are on Stock Mi-Recovery 2.0.1
  • Charge your device well enough to make sure it doesn’t turn-off during the rooting process.
  • Though the process is free from data loss, it is advisable to perform backup to be on safe side.

Note: Xiaomi Advices is not responsible for any damage occurs to your device. Proceed at your own interest.

Root Xiaomi Redmi 2/Prime on MIUI 7 using SuperSU:

1. Download the Root.zip file and transfer the same to the root of your device SD card.

2. Launch the Updater app, tap on three dots present at the top right and select “Choose Update Package” option. Here you need to select the Root.zip file which earlier copied to SD card in the above step.

Updater App Choose Update package

updater app root zip file

3. Now your device will reboot. You will notice that a new app called “SuperSU” will be installed. Launch the app from the App Drawer.

SuperSu App drawer

4. Now you will see a message stating that ‘The SU binary needs to be updated. Continue?’. Tap on ‘Continue’.

SuperSU SU Binary 1

5. In the next screen, tap on ‘Normal’. Don’t choose the option TWRP/CWM as it will boot the device into Boot Loop mode.

SuperSU SU Binary 2

6. Once done, reboot your device.

SuperSU reboot now

7. Congratulations. You Redmi 2/Prime has been successfully rooted.

In order to confirm the root access, just download and install an app called “Root Checker” from Google Play Store.

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How to Unroot Xiaomi Redmi 2/Prime

To Unroot the device, simply launch the SuperSU app > Tap on Settings > Full unroot.

SuperSU unroot

Now your device will be unrooted thereby removing the SuperSU application.

For any doubts or queries, drop a comment below.

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  • vijay

    If i don’t have an SD card, how should I execute step 1? Also how do I know the version of mi-recovery?

    • You can copy the file on Internal memory and then continue with the above steps.

  • Rohman’is Crew

    xiaomi redme 2 using lolipop not kitkat!

  • Bijaya Maharjan

    i mistakely chose twrp/cwm option now my mobile is stuck in mi logo screen

  • Kiran Kadamba Banavasi

    i mistakely chose twrp/cwm option now my mobile is stuck in mi logo screen

    • Remove the battery and try again!

      • aayush patil

        does it helps??? i tried 3 times it
        currently showing only mi logo on home page

        • Ramakrishna

          same problem for me aslo please help me. stuck at mi logo, i have removed battery number of times. still same situation. please help me.

  • Sivanarayana Nalla

    Plz help me to root my device

  • Sivanarayana Nalla

    I have miui 7 global 6.3.3 beta version can I do the same process to root my device plz help me

    • Yes, this process might also work with your device version

  • Francisco Javier Car Rosario

    Thanks, you made my day

  • Jignesh Patel

    once i update my redmi prime 2 with developer version it is unable to update to stable version. if anybody have solution plz share

  • Indah Darna Alfarida

    I have try until it reboot and go to recovery mode, but in recovery mode it says that “update pacage cant be found” then wen i choose reboot system,when loading screen there a “mi india” logo shown before system running, and still i can’t find superSU application on it.. I have tried so many times, but the result still same

  • Peppo

    Hi,

    my Redmi 2 has:
    – Android version: 4.4.4 KTU84Q
    – MIUI version: MIUI FNV86.6.7.0(KHLC NFC) | Stable

    I tried your ZIP file (with and without renaming it in update.zip),
    but after reboot and 99% of progress, it says: “Install update.zip failed! Error applying update”.

    I also tried KingRoot but it’s not able to find the root strategy.

    Any idea?

    Many thanks!

  • Aman

    hi any body here plz hlp me nw ..i m updated my device redmi 2 prime in 5.1 lolipop 7.2 global virson then its fully unroot if now i m trying to root then its not root its stoped on mi logo plzz hlp me

  • Rahul Shakya

    you guys are great, it works in my redmi 2, then i install es explorer to enable on screen navigation keys. Thanks a lot, very thanks.