In case you don’t know, rooting your Xiaomi MI4 will let you install the so-called root-requiring apps on your device that help you enhance your device and do more with it. In simple words, root-access opens up a whole new world of customization possibilities for your device. You can then install root-requiring apps, flash a recovery followed by a custom ROM, and so on.

Here’s how you can go about rooting your device:

Xiaomi MI4

Files You Need

1. Download the Xiaomi MI4 Developer ROM from their official website.

Rooting the Xiaomi MI4

1. Connect your phone to your computer using a USB cable.

2. Copy the Xiaomi MI4 Developer ROM .zip over to the phone storage on your device.

3. Once the file is copied, you can disconnect your phone from your computer.

4. On your device, head to Menu->Settings->About phone and tap on System Updates.

5. Tap on Choose update package to choose the update file.

6. Navigate to the folder where you have saved the Developer ROM and select it.

7. It will automatically start updating your phone with the selected ROM.

8. Once the ROM is flashed, let your device reboot.

9. Now go to Security->Permissions->Root access and enable it.

10. You’re now rooted.

Cheers! Your Xioami MI4 is now rooted and you can use Root Checker to confirm the same.

Rooting the Android operating system is one of the most favorite things anyone can do after they buy a mobile device that runs on the Android OS. It developed a bad name since many people think that it boundaries on ethics or morals when in fact rooting Android simply means having the root user account open to yourself and everyone else who decides to root a device. The root user account is the same as starting up a Windows operating system and using the administrator’s account. The only difference is that Android is based on the Linux kernel and Linux names the administrator account as the root user account. The fact that Linux I nowhere near as popular desktop environment for people to install means that people just aren’t as aware if the name root user as they are the administrator name.

Having the administrators right over the Android operating system means that you can choose what has to mean and what doesn’t. You get to decide what is installed and what is deleted. That means getting rid of the apps that are already pre-installed on your device if they aren’t useful to you, and it means being able to install all of the ones that you do find helpful and that were not able to run before because they required root access before they would open. You can read up on what many of those apps are by checking out our best root applications for Android post that goes into detail about a great many of them.