Xiaomi has been successfully shipping its Android handsets for some good time now, and it seems their devices are really worth buying. One of these devices is the Redmi Note. It’s an Android device that runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, although it’s been months since the Kitkat version became available.

If you think you’re missing out on the features that your phone could provide you, you should consider rooting it. Rooting your phone will not only let you install root-requiring apps, but it’ll help you flash a custom recovery followed by a custom ROM. A custom ROM changes everything on your device, from little icons to large widgets, everything.

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

Xiaomi Redmi Note

Files You Need

1. Download the Root Package file to your computer.

Rooting the Xiaomi Redmi Note

1. Extract files from the Root Package archive to your computer. After extraction, you’ll get two new archives. Don’t extract them any further.

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

3. Copy RedMiNote_rootonly_rel.zip that you just extracted over to the phone storage on your device.

4. When the file’s copied, unplug your phone from your computer.

5. Launch the Updater app on your Xiaomi Redmi Note.

6. Press the Menu button and select Software update package.

7. Choose the root archive that you copied to your device in step-3. Let it flash the file on your phone.

8. When the file’s flashed, reboot your device.

9. Open the Security app, select Permissions, and enable the root-access option.

10. You now have root!

Believe it or not, your Xiaomi Redmi Note is now rooted and is ready to surprise you with its actual power.