Root Xiaomi Mi Play Pie 9.0 using TWRP and Install Magisk

Usually, Xiaomi releases Snapdragon processor phones at a reasonable price. Even if Mid-Range phones come in the budget, because Xiaomi is a significant client for Qualcomm, So they have some discounts. Xiaomi uses that discount to cut the price for phones. But, Xiaomi Mi Play comes with MediaTek Processor, and the amount is further reduced, but not specs. It comes with Mediatek MT6765 Helio P35 processor and 4/6 GB RAM. Mediatek MT6765 Helio P35 processor is better than Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 and below score with Qualcomm Snapdragon 660. So, Hardware side Xiaomi always makes the best specs. But, Some users hate their MIUI Custom Skin OS. So, they want to root their mobile and flash custom ROMs. If you are a regular user, you can use this mobile without root. Because after root you will not receive any updates from Xiaomi. If you are a regular root apps user, you can follow the below steps and achieve root on your mobile.
Xiaomi Mi play with Blue Bubbles Background

Why should you Root Xiaomi Mi Play?

We thank the TWRP team and XDA Developers. 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 GB RAM and Mediatek MT6765 Helio P35 processor, You can use this mobile without root for 2-3 Years If you use correctly. Don’t root because everybody is saying when root your mobile it can become the fastest car in the world. 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 Play Pie 9.0

Xiaomi Mi Play 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 Play. 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 Play 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 Play.

  • 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 on your PC and rename recovery file to recovery.img. Copy this file to the folder where you installed ADB and Fastboot.

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. Sometimes they disabled them self after the boot.

Flash TWRP

Xiaomi Mi Play 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 Play 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 recovery recovery.img
  • Don’t boot into Normal OS. Type the below command to Boot into TWRP.

  • 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 Play using TWRP

Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro 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 Magisk.Zip. After the successful installation, Reboot your mobile.

What More?

Xiaomi Mi Play has a minimum of 4 GB RAM, and High-End version has 6 GB of RAM. It is a Good Mid-Range phone with reasonable price; There are Major regular updates and monthly updates, from Xiaomi for a long duration. 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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25 thoughts on “Root Xiaomi Mi Play Pie 9.0 using TWRP and Install Magisk

  1. After flashing TWRP using the command: fastboot flash recovery recovery.img, which is successful, I am not able to boot into TWRP recovery.

    I use this command: – fastboot boot recovery.img but the phone is booting up in normal mode.

  2. Same as @Mazahir Arsiwala. After flashing recovery with “fastboot boot recovery.img”, MIUI-OS boots, like with a normal reboot. Also your suggestion
    “Try “fastboot reboot” and Press Volume Up+ Power Button.” did not work for me. It just vibrates, then it reboots. Also tried to reboot into recovery after flashing directly. Same result. Can not boot to twrp-recovery.
    Am I doing something wrong? (I checked to unlock state with fastboot. Everything is unlocked)

    Regards, S.

    • After the latest patch, boot settings changed, use this command. “fastboot flash recovery recovery.img.” After the successful flash Don’t use fastboot reboot. Press Volume Down+ Power to exit Fastboot Mode and Immediately Press Volume Up+Power. You should not let your mobile to boot into OS Until we flash Magisk and Encryption file. It will work.

  3. Dear Selva,

    i tried your recommended method but unfortunately it is still not working for me. It is just rejecting to boot into TWRP. What i feel is the recovery.img is now not compatible. Pls help me to get this device rooted.
    Thanks brothers.

  4. I tried all your comments here. Same Result, after flash twrp and exit fastboot mode by Volume(-)+Power button and Immediately Press Volume Up+Power button, then mobile just rejecting booting into twrp. I think twrp wasn’t ported in the right way or have some bug.

  5. Hi. I need some help. After I make fastboot boot recovery.img, the phone boots normally to the OS. I tried powering off the phone and boot to the recovery using the volume up + power button, but it booted to the stock recovery. I also tried flashing the recovery and then exiting fastboot with the power button and then booting to the recovery using the volume up + power button. Still, it just booted normally to the OS. I really want to root my phone; please help me. Thanks!

    • Place the recovery.img file in the ADB folder and try again. After you boot into TWRP recovery, you should flash Magisk.

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