Root Xiaomi Mi A3 Pie 9.0 using TWRP and Install Magisk

Xiaomi Mi A3 comes with Pie 9.0 version as a default OS. It is an Android One device means; it will receive Android 10,11 and regular patch updates from Google. Most of the People root their device to use root required apps. Some users do for using Custom ROMs. When you have highly customized skin OS, you can think about Custom ROMs. But your mobile has a Stock Android. Best UI in the Android Industry. So, you should have a specific reason why you need root. With 4 GB RAM and Stock Android, It can perform better than you think. The Configuration is like near Google Pixel 3a models including Stock Android. We can’t compare both. But, here I am talking about only specs. After root, you will lose official updates from Google. So, think before root. If you are a Developer or regular root apps user, you can follow the below guide to root your mobile. When you think about using Custom ROMs, Pixel Experience ROM is better.
Xiaomi Mi A3 with Valley Green Background

Why should you Root Xiaomi Mi A3?

We thank the TWRP team and XDA Developer- mauronofrio. Without the TWRP developers’ work, this process can’t happen. If you want to root your mobile, you should have a proper reason, and you know what you are doing. Yes, with a minimum of 4/6 GB RAM and Qualcomm SDM665 Snapdragon 665 processor, You can use this mobile without root for 2-3 Years If you use correctly. You also have Android One version. Don’t root because everybody is saying when root your mobile it can become fastest. 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 A3 Pie 9.0

Xiaomi Mi A3 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 that 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 A3. 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 A3 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 on 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. There is no complicated process in Xiaomi Mi A3.

  • Also, download the ADB drivers. Install it on your PC.

  • Download Magisk.Zip (Latest Version) and Copy it to Your External SD Card.
  • Download, extract, and save the TWRP Recovery on your PC and rename the recovery file to recovery.img.

  • Download and save the TWRP Installer, Disable Force on your External Memory.

Unlock Bootloader using ADB and Fastboot

  • It is an Android one device. So, you don’t have to contact Xiaomi for the Bootloader unlock process.

Xiaomi Mi A3 Fastboot Mode

  • Switch off your device. Connect your mobile to the PC. Then, enter into Download 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 A3 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 devices
  • It should display the connected devices. If you didn’t get the device, restart the command prompt and Disconnect and Connect your mobile. If you are detected, type below commands.
  • fastboot flashing unlock

Xiaomi Mi A2 Bootloader Unlock Command

  • It will display the warning screen on your mobile.

Xiaomi Mi A2 Bootloader Warning Screen

  • Select Unlock Bootloader Screen using Volume keys. 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. Sometimes they disabled themselves after the boot.

Flash TWRP

  • Switch off your device. Connect your mobile to the 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 A3 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 flash boot recovery.img

fastboot flash boot

  • Don’t boot into Normal OS. Type the below command to Boot into TWRP.

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

Install TWRP Installer, Magisk and Disable Force Encryption Treble in your Xiaomi Mi A3 using TWRP

Install Zip files in TWRP

  • Select Wipe->Advance Wipe->Select Cache Data.
  • Return to Home of TWRP select Install.
  • Select TWRP Installer.Zip.
  • After the Installation Again, navigates to Home and Select Install.
  • Select Disable Force Encryption Treble.Zip. After the successful installation, the Same process goes for Magisk Installation. After Installing all three files, Reboot your mobile.
  • Don’t use Add more Zips in Installation. Install files one by one. You can also install Magisk Manager in your Mobile Applications. Install a Root checker to verify your Root Status.

What More?

Xiaomi Mi A3 has a minimum of 4 GB RAM, and it is a Good Mid-Range phone; There are Major regular updates and monthly updates from Google for at least two years. 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. This mobile is free from MIUI Ads due to the Android One OS.

In my opinion, you don’t need rooting. If you are a regular user, if you thought, you could Improve Performance By root; With the Qualcomm SDM665 Snapdragon 665 Octa-Core processor and 4/6 GB RAM, your device can perform well. If you don’t know how much RAM you need, You will never use this much RAM. You should not Boot into Normal OS Booting after TWRP Flash. If you boot, you will lose TWRP. You have to repeat the steps from “Flash TWRP.” Don’t Install any apps other than trusted sites on rooted devices. Third-party site apps can contain some background codes. So, Check twice before installing those apps. When you follow the above guide step by step, you won’t face any problem if you need any help, comment below.

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6 thoughts on “Root Xiaomi Mi A3 Pie 9.0 using TWRP and Install Magisk

  1. Hi Selva. I’m stuck in following your clear steps to root my Mi A3. I copied the ZIP files to an SDCard. Although, when booting up with TWRP, I can not access the SDCard (Select Storage shows MicroSD (0MB).

    How to proceed? Hope you can help me out…

    thx!

    • We try to provide simple steps with and parts to avoid confusion. If you mention your issue, where you are struggling, We can help you with that.

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