Root Xiaomi Mi 5s Oreo 8.0 using TWRP and Install Magisk

Xiaomi Mi 5s has enough Hardware Specs, that can survive in this Latest Android World. But, the problem is the OS. There is no signal for Pie 9.0 from Xiaomi. If you hate MIUI and want to try some other Custom ROM, you can root your mobile and Install your favorite Custom ROM. There is also official Lineage ROM is available with some regular patch updates. A regular user can use this mobile without root. But, If you know rooting method, you can try this method. Xiaomi sometimes shows ads in In-Built apps; you can disable without root. I added a link at the end of this article to do this.
Xiaomi Mi 5s with Bamboo Background

Why should you Root Xiaomi Mi 5s?

We thank TWRP Team. Without this developer work, this process can’t happen. You should have a proper reason, and you know what you are doing. Yes, with a Minimum of 4 GB RAM and Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 821 processor, You can use this mobile without root for 1-2 Years If you use correctly. Don’t root because everybody is saying when root your mobile it can become fast. No. Rooting is to extract some performance from the device. But, you already have Powerful specs and software. So, If you are addicted to some root apps, you can root. But, if you want to test, I won’t recommend it.

How to Root Xiaomi Mi 5s Oreo 8.0

Xiaomi Mi 5s International Variants comes with a flexible bootloader other than some locked devices. Example- In Samsung, Verizon mobiles come with locked Bootloader. This means that different smartphone variants can be easily rooted. Also, the device can accept to install TWRP recovery or any other custom recovery file/app alike.

TWRP recovery is a custom recovery file which must be installed on your devices because you can root them successfully. In this article, we explained the easiest method to follow and install TWRP recovery on Xiaomi Mi 5s. However, the tool required for rooting this device is the Magisk App.

With the help of TWRP Recovery, you can quickly flash the latest version of Magisk into your Mi 5s to gain root access. Before sharing the tutorial, you may want to know that, with the TWRP recovery present on your device, you can easily install any custom ROM or firmware. Does it seem complicated? Relax, everything will be explained succinctly in bullets.

Things to check out for;

  • Make sure your device battery is charged above 50%

  • Backup your current files and data, full data loss process (save them on external storage).

Pre-Requirement StepsOnePlus 6T OEM Unlock and USB Debugging

  • Enable USB Debugging Mode and OEM Unlock in your mobile. To do this; go to settings >>> about >>> Tap on the “Build Number” 7-10 times consistently to enable “Developer Options,” then go to the “Developer Options” and enable USB Debugging Mode, OEM Unlock and Enable the ‘Advanced Reboot.’ There is no complicated process in Xiaomi Mi 5s.

  • Also, download the ADB drivers. Install It in your PC.

  • Download Magisk.Zip (Latest Version) and Copy it to Your Phone Memory.
  • Download and save the TWRP Recovery and Installer Files in your PC and rename recovery file to recovery.img.

Unlock Bootloader using ADB and Fastboot

  • Enter your Mobile details like phone number, IMEI, reason. You will get the confirmation code on your mobile. Enter the confirmation code in Mi website and request for unlocking. You will receive a Confirmation mail after the approval in 2-10 Days.

Mi Flashtool Installation

  • Install the Mi Flash Tool in the received mail. Log in with your Same Mi Account, which used to get the Software.

Mi Flash Tool Unlock

  • Switch off your device. Connect your mobile to PC. Then, enter into Fastboot mode. To do this; Press and hold down the Volume Down + Power buttons at the same time for some time. It will boot your mobile into Fastboot mode.
  • After you successfully boot into Fastboot mode, Select Unlock. It will take 2-3 minutes to finish the process. After the successful process completion, Reboot your mobile.Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Fastboot

  • Check again enable “Developer Options,” then go to the “Developer Options” and enable USB Debugging Mode, OEM Unlock and Enable the “Advanced Reboot.” Sometimes they disabled them self after the boot.

Flash TWRP

Xiaomi Mi 5s Fastboot Mode

  • Switch off your device. Connect your mobile to PC. Then, enter into Fastboot mode. To do this; Press and hold down the Volume Down + Power buttons at the same time for some time. It will boot your mobile into Fastboot mode.
  • Now, connect the Xiaomi Mi 5s mobile to the computer via USB cable.

  • Launch the fastboot on your computer. Open a Command prompt on your PC and type below command.

  • fastboot boot recovery.img
  • After the process complete, It will boot into the temporary TWRP. Don’t Boot into standard OS until we flash magisk.

Install Magisk and Disable Force Encryption Treble in your Xiaomi Mi 5s using TWRP

Xiaomi Mi 5s TWRP

  • Select Wipe->Advance Wipe->Select Cache Data.
  • Return to Home of TWRP select Install.
  • Select Disable Force Encryption Treble.Zip.
  • After the Installation Again navigates to Home and Select Install.
  • Select and Press Add More Zips. Select Magisk.Zip. After the successful installation, Reboot your mobile.
  • You can also install Magisk Manager in your Mobile Applications. Install Root checker to verify your Root Status.

What More?

Xiaomi Mi 5s has a minimum of 4 GB RAM, and it is a Good Mid-End phone; There are Minor patch updates, from Xiaomi. If you compare it with Old devices, they still receiving updates. So, you know what you are doing and the real purpose, you can root your device. If you want to disable Ads, you can use other methods, which doesn’t require root. Xiaomi promised to optimize these Ads in the upcoming versions.

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