Xiaomi Mi Max 2 is the latest flagship device which is more a phablet than a smartphone owing to its whopping 6.44-inch HD display screen size. The device is already up for sale and many of you might have ordered it and already received it. The specs are strong enough to go for the purchase because it has 5300 mAh battery and people are buying it more as a tablet rather than replacing their existing smartphone with it. If you have already purchased it, you might like to use your device to its fullest potential. For that, you must root Xiaomi Mi Max 2. In this article, we will show you how to unlock the bootloader, install TWRP recovery and finally root your device.
Why Should You Root Your Device?
If you are not sure how rooting your device can benefit you, the following will help you.
- You can install any custom ROM and kernel available on the market and compatible with your device. Custom ROMs will boost your device performance and lower battery consumption by killing background processes and power consuming apps.
- You can block all ads that generally come with all the apps these days.
- You can customize your device exactly the way you want to. Lots of tweaks and tricks can be performed like never before.
- Most importantly, you can uninstall bloatware which are pre-installed apps that are of no use to use.
Warning – Rooting your Mi Max 2 will make your warranty void.
Take a full backup of your device data because everything will be erased in the process.
Keep the battery charge to at least 60%.
TheDroidGuru.com will not be responsible for any damage to your device while performing the following processes and hence, proceed at your own risk.
How To Unlock Bootloader Of Mi Max 2
Step 1. Download Mi Flash Unlock Tool Zip file and extract it. Open the extracted folder and run the Exe file.
Step 2. Create a new Mi ID and login in. Then the validation process will start. When you get the message “You Don’t Have The Permission To Unlock The Device”, click on Go. Alternatively, you can go to MIUI Unlock Page and fetch the unlocking permission. Click on Unlock Now button on the screen.
Step 3. You will be asked to enter your Mi Account details. You will also get an OTP to confirm the unlocking.
Step 4. You have to wait for a few days for your application to get approved. When approved, you will get an OPT password which you have to put back in the Unlocking Screen.
Step 5. Open Mi Flash Tool on your computer and you will have to permission to unlock your device. Go for it and it is done.
How To Install TWRP Recovery On Mi Max 2
Step 1. Go to Settings> Developer Options and enable USB debugging and OEM Unlock. To enable Developer Options, tap on About> Build Number 7 times consecutively.
Step 2. Download and install ADB and Fastboot. Download TWRP Recovery for Mi Max 2. Rename the image file to recovery.img and copy it. Go to the installation folder, paste the image file here and open the command prompt by pressing the shift key and right clicking on the blank space inside the folder.
Step 3. Reboot your Mi Max 2 in fastboot mode by pressing Power and Volume Down button together. Then connect it to your computer. You can check the connection by typing in Command Prompt –
It will return the device serial number.
Step 4. Type the following in the command prompt and press Enter.
fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
This will install the custom recovery on your device.
How To Root Mi Max 2 Using SuperSu
Step 1. Disconnect your device from computer and Download SuperSu and save the Zip file on your phone.
Step 2. Press Power and Volume Up key of your device to boot it in Recovery mode. Once you are in it, go to Install option and select SuperSu.zip.
Step 3. Swipe as per instruction to start rooting your device. Once done, reboot your device and you have completed rooting your Mi Max 2.
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