While your Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro device might not offer many of the same features that we have come to expect out west with our devices, you are able to install all the same root applications after you follow the guide after the break. Asian markets have long been behind the western countries when it comes to software. Many of the flagships being released in places like China were not even running the latest versions of Android, which would just not be accepted in the United States. That gives you guys one huge reason to start rooting since having root access can enhance your operating system, and ultimately software, in many ways. The benefits of rooting can be directly tied to improving device performance. There are also many things you can do with root access that will change your software, such as installing an aftermarket ROM, or even a custom kernel.
Here is everything you need to root the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro device running on the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop software update so you can do things like install your root applications, or go on to install a custom recovery, which will allow for your extra ROMs and kernels to be installed:
What Is Rooting the Android Operating System?
When you buy a new smartphone, you might not know it, but the Android operating system is in a “locked” state. For the most part, it will not make much difference to you: most apps are still available to use, and there are benefits to this locked state such as better security. When you root the Android operating system, you are gaining full administrative rights over the OS.
Why Would You Want to Root Android?
Gaining full administrative rights over the operating system has some perks to some people. For example, out of the millions of applications available on Google Play, some of them will not be able to run on your device unless it has root access. Until you have a specific need for wanting Android rooted, you probably want to leave Android as it comes out of the box. But if you need to unlock an app, then that is when you want to look into rooting methods. Using more apps is only one example of why you may want root access, here is the full list of benefits:
- Unlock more applications. Some of the apps available for Android cannot run unless you have root access. This is because the app’s features cannot run without the root permissions because the features require the full system access before they can be useful.
- Better battery life. Smartphones are great, but they have one caveat, which is each time you recharge the battery, it loses some of its overall lifespan. That means smartphones, in general, do not make great investments, and if your weekly paycheck is low, you will want to limit the number of smartphones you go through. One of the ways you can do that is by removing bloatware and creating a better battery life.
- Bolster performance. If you are the budget-conscious shopper, you may want to increase the device’s performance. This can be done by removing the bloatware as well. The more processes you have running, the more memory that is used. By removing some of the apps, it can help lighten the load on your hardware.
- Customize Android with themes. With root access, you can download and install any theme that’s at your disposal. That includes any customized theme you can find.
What Are the Risks of Rooting?
If you are buying a smartphone that is not running iOS, then it is probably the Android operating system that you want running as the ideal software to pair with your shiny new hardware. It is, in fact, the Android OS that offers you the chance to customize the OS considerably more than iOS: custom themes, run any app you know about, the works. For many users, the “openness” of an operating system is important, because it offers them more freedom which means running into fewer problems with their investments. But there is a reason iOS likes a far more locked approach: the ability to customize is not for everyone, and if you do not know what you are doing it can lead to a lot of problems which can define your time with the OS rather than freedom.
With power (full admin permissions) comes greater responsibility. Here are some of the main risk factors when it comes to rooting:
- Malware becomes a larger threat. You might read the occasional news article about how new malware is wreaking havoc in parts of the world on Android. But the Android operating system with root access becomes considerably more vulnerable to exploits because applications are no longer prisoned off in their own sandbox environments. This means if you accidentally download malware, it can do more damage because it can spread throughout the operating system and even jump into other applications and potentially view sensitive data.
- You can accidentally brick the smartphone. There is always a chance that you end up bricking the smartphone before you had the opportunity to use it with root access. That is because if you are going to brick it, it is going to happen during the rooting process.
- You may void the warranty. Most manufacturers do not allow you to root the Android operating system and still get to bring it in for repairs under warranty. Whether they are legally meant to do that or not is another question, but it is now common knowledge that most do not want to help you if they find out you have unlocked the OS with root access.
Note that the rooting guide for the Note 3 pro by Xiaomi in this guide that is based on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop is currently a tethered rooting procedure. That means this is a temporary root and it will unroot when you turn off the device. You can keep the root access by not turning off the device, which isn’t too difficult to do these days anyway. We presume a more permanent method will become available soon!
Files You Need
- Download the rooting file for the Note 3 Pro on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop from here.
- Realize that you are voiding the Xiaomi warranty when you choose to root the Note Pro 3 device using the guide below. Most warranties can be restored by unrooting the device at a later date. There are no limits as to how many times one can root and unroot a device. if the warranty will work when unrooted once, it will continue to work when unrooted a hundred times.
Rooting the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro running on the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop software updates
- Download the rooting exploit from the files section above directly to the desktop of the computer.
- Navigate to the Settings menu on your Note 3 Pro device and enable the WiFi or mobile data from the Settings.
- Connect the Redmi Note 3 Pro device to the computer with the USB cable and allow for the USB Debugging Mode to be turned on when prompted on the display.
- Extract the rooting package on the desktop of the computer.
- Right-click the mouse on the rooting archive and choose to run the file as an administrator.
- The rooting program will now run on the computer and start rooting the Note 3 Pro device; wait until you can see it is finished before touching any buttons.
In conclusion, that’s everything you need to have rooted the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro device running Android 5.1.1 Lollipop software updates using a tethered rooting program and a Windows computer.