Root Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A/Y1/Y1 Lite Nougat using TWRP and Install Magisk

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A/Y1/Y1 Lite series released in the same timeline where Xiaomi planned to target Mid-Range phones. Y1 Lite version has only 2 GB RAM, where Regular version has enough 4 GB RAM. Some users think Rooting can put your mobile into security risks. It is like Guarding your home by yourself. You can make your mobile more secure, If you optimize your mobile after rooting. Some custom ROM like Lineage OS supports Full Mobile Encryption, which is best compare with the Custom Skin OS. In another case, there is no signal of Oreo version from Xiaomi. Most of the users still voting for Oreo version. So, If you hate MIUI, you can root your mobile and Install Custom ROM, which is mostly Bloatware free so that it can enhance mobile performance slightly. If you want to root because you have hate System-wide Ads, you can disable Ads without root. I attached the link at the end of this method.
Xiaomi Redmi Y1 with Leaf Background

Why should you Root Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A/Y1/Y1 Lite?

You should have a proper reason, and you know what you are doing if you have a regular version other than the Lite version. Yes, with a Minimum of 4 GB RAM and Qualcomm MSM8940 Snapdragon 435 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. But, in the Lite version case, you have only 2 GB RAM, In my opinion, the regular version doesn’t receive Oreo Yet. So, there is no chance of Oreo for the Lite version. IF you have Lite version, you can root your mobile.

How to Root Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A/Y1/Y1 Lite Nougat 7.0 and 7.1.2

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A/Y1 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 Redmi Note 5A. 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 Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A 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 Steps

OnePlus 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 Redmi Note 5A and Y1.

  • 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 File in your PC and rename it to recovery.img.

  • twrp-3.3.1-0-ugg.img (Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A/Y1)

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 Redmi Y1 Lite 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 Redmi Note 5A/Y1 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 Redmi Note 5A/Y1 using TWRP

Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Lite 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.
  • You can also install Magisk Manager in your Mobile Applications. Install Root checker to verify your Root Status.

What More?

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A/Y1 version has a minimum of 4 GB RAM and Lite version has 2 GB of RAM, and it is a Good Mid-End phone; But, There are no Major regular updates and monthly updates, from Xiaomi for a long duration. If you compare it with other 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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9 thoughts on “Root Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A/Y1/Y1 Lite Nougat using TWRP and Install Magisk

  1. The fastboot failed, and now I can’t turn on my device, and neither does the computer even detect it… any help?

  2. okay update after a few hours its now charged… seems like i tried fastbooting with insufficient battery… i think i will be trying a different twrp version tho

  3. But my Redmi Y1 has 3gb of ram. Is the method given above for another device? Confirm it, please. I don’t want to brick my phone. Is my Redmi Y1 with 3gb of ram different variants as what you’re talking about!??

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