How to Root Mi5 and Install TWRP Recovery

The Xiaomi Mi5 has been out for a while and we had an unofficial version of TWRP recovery available for the device only days after the launch. But if you refrained from installing the unofficial TWRP build on your Xiaomi Mi5, today is a good day for you as official TWRP is now available for Mi5.

With TWRP recovery installed on your Mi5, you can get root access by simply flashing the latest stable SuperSU zip from TWRP install menu.

The latest SuperSU is based upon systemless root method which doesn’t modifies your system partition so that you can continue to get official OTA updates from your device’ manufacturer, plus it also ensures that SELinux policy is running under enforcing mode instead permissive mode which is less secure.

To root Mi5, grab the official TWRP recovery from the download link below and follow the step-by-step guide.

Download Xiaomi Mi5 TWRP Recovery (.img)
How to Root Mi5 and Install TWRP recovery
  1. Install TWRP Recovery via Fastboot.
    └ Get the TWRP recovery .img file from the download link above.
  2. Boot into TWRP recovery and take a full backup (optional) from the recovery options.
  3. Flash SuperSU zip from TWRP recovery.

That’s it. Enjoy root access and TWRP recovery on Xiaomi Mi5.

Happy Androiding!

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