How To Root The Xiaom Mi Mix 2S , Xiaomi Mi8 [Official TWRP Install]

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Xiaomi Mi 8
Xiaomi Mi 8

The Xiaomi Mi 8 and the Mi Mix 2S have been Xiaomi’s flagship phones throughout 2018. The phones were released to wide spread acclaim and grabbed the attention of the average people as well as the enthusiasts alike. As a result we got a bunch of custom roms and recoveries ported over to these devices. Some official and some unofficial. But recently the team behind TWRP released the official TWRP image for these devices. So without wasting anymore time, lets root the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S or the Mi 8 whichever you prefer and flash TWRP.

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S

Warning

Rooting and unlocking the bootloader are modifications that the device manufacturer didn’t intended. And as such these carry certain risks which involve unstable operation, partially working software or in some extreme cases the device getting bricked. So root your device at your own risk.

Prerequisites

Step 1: Unlocking the Bootloader

To root the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S or the Mi 8 you first need to unlock the bootloader.  Unlocking the bootloader on both of these devices is pretty similar. Follow the steps written below:


  • First you need to enable the Developer options menu and for that go to Settings>About>MIUI Version and tapping on it 7 times. The Developer Options will now be active in the main settings menu
  • Go to Developer options and enable OEM Unlocking. While still in developer options, open Mi Unlock Status and give permission and add your Xiaomi account
  • You now have to wait 72 hours before proceeding further. Yeah its ridiculous by thats just how Xiaomi does things
  • After 72 hours go to Xiaomi Tool website and download the tool and install it on your PC
  • In Developer options on your phone, enable USB Debugging and connect your phone to your PC
  • Power off your phone and open the tool you just downloaded. Boot your phone into fastboot mode by pressing and holding Power + Volume Down button
  • The tool will automatically detect your phone upon rebooting and will unlock your phone’s bootloader

Step 2 : Installing TWRP

The process to root the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S or the Mi 8 and Install TWRP on your devices isn’t as difficult as it may sound. All it takes are a few commands and a little patience

  • Download the above mentioned ADB tools and install them on your PC and don’t forget to remove your screen lock before proceeding further
  • Enable USB Debugging and connect your phone to your PC
  • Again boot your phone into fastboot mode by pressing and holding Power + Volume Down button
  • Now put the TWRP image for your said device that you just downloaded into the ADB folder in your PC
  • Hold shift and Right click on any empty area in your ADB folder and choose windows command prompt or powershell whatever option you find
  • Now rename the TWRP image file to twrp.img
  • In the powerhsell/command prompt type fastboot flash recovery twrp.img and press enter. Then type fastboot reboot and after typing this press enter and hold down power button + volume up to boot into TWRP recovery mode
  • If you fail to boot into the TWRP mode for the first time, the system will replace the custom recovery with the official one and you will have to repeat the process all over again
  • Once in TWRP, tap on Reboot > System and your phone will reboot normally

So there you have it, an easy guide to root the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S or Mi 8. Be sure to read everything carefully and download the correct version of recovery for your device. Sound off in the comments if you have any question or suggestions. Peace!

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