Redmi 1S

Tutorial: How to root and unroot Xiaomi Redmi 1S MIUI ROM

For those who were searching on how to root their Xiaomi Redmi 1S device, you have come to the right place. We will show how you can get root access on your Redmi 1S. For some Xiaomi devices like the flagship Mi 3, rooting process involves only few steps and is fairly easy to follow the procedure of rooting. But Redmi 1S’s rooting process involves more than just few steps. Though, you don’t have to worry about its complexity as we have briefly explained about it in our video tutorial of rooting the Redmi 1S device. And for your convenience the whole procedure is also posted below in a step-by-step format.

Disclaimer: We should not be held responsible or liable in any manner for any damage caused due to not following the instructions mentioned in this article.

Prerequisites:

  • The Redmi 1S should be running the stable version of MIUI ROM.
  • Developer options should be activated. If not, then go to Settings > About Phone > and tap the build number five times to enable developer option).
  • The Stock MI-Recovery 2.0.1 should be there on your device.

It’s strongly recommended to create the manual back up of all the data present in your Mi 3 so as to make sure that the data can be restored easily.

Note: After installing root with the above approach the system will not be notified about OTA updates. But you can upgrade the firmware either by unrooting or by flashing the stable version again without wipe. After this the root is gone, now you can upgrade to new firmware and most probably execute the root steps again.

Procedure to root your Xiaomi Redmi 1S:

  • Download the zip file from below link on your PC only, as downloading the file on phone does not work oftenly.
  • Now connect the Redmi 1S device to your PC via USB.
  • After connectiving, copy the file “update.zip” to the folder ‘Computer\HM 1S\Internal storage’ (root directory of internal storage).

Copy the zip file to the root directory of internal storage

  • Now disconnect the Redmi 1S properly from your PC via USB safely remove option.
  • Launch the updater app, in order to do that press the menu/options button and select the ‘Reboot to recovery mode’ option, which will allow you to boot into Mi Recovery.

Launch updater app and reboot to recovery mode

  • In Mi recovery menu you need to select and confirm your preferred language, it can be either English or Chinese.

Confirm the option reboot to recovery mode

  • Select and confirm ‘Install update.zip to System’ and wait for few seconds.
  • After installation of file you need to reboot the device. So, select and confirm the ‘Reboot’ option once popped up.
  • When device rebooted, you have to go to Security option and allow the permission to activate the ‘Root persmission’.

Redmi 1S is successfully rooted

Download: Update.zip

There you go, now you have successfully learnt how to root your Xiaomi Redmi 1S smartphone. Let us know in the comments section just in case if you face any problems regarding this procedure of rooting the device.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pSq35ZLIrA

Although, if you like to unroot your recently rooted Redmi 1S, then we have got you covered about that too. The following steps will guide you on how you can unroot the Redmi 1S device.

Procedure to unroot your Xiaomi Redmi 1S:

  • You need to go to the Security option and deactivate the ‘Root Permission’.
  • Download the zip file from the below link to your PC, as again downloading the file on phone does not work oftenly.
  • Now connect the Redmi 1S device to your PC via USB.
  • You need to rename the file to “update.zip” and copy it to the folder ‘Computer\HM 1S\Internal storage’ (root directory of internal storage).
  • Now disconnect the Redmi 1S properly from your PC via USB safely remove option.
  • Launch the updater app, in order to do that press the menu/options button and select the ‘Reboot to recovery mode’ option, which will allow you to boot into Mi Recovery.
  • In Mi recovery menu you need to select and confirm your preferred language, it can be either English or Chinese.
  • Select and confirm ‘Install update.zip to System’ and wait for few seconds.
  • After installation of file you need to reboot the device. So, select and confirm the ‘Reboot’ option once popped up.
  • Now you have completely unrooted your Redmi 1S. To ensure the unrooting procedure, you can check the MIUI version that will be back to the original state (xx.0).

Download: UnRootNative_Redmi1S.zip

Let us know in the comments section just in case if you face any problems regarding this procedure of unrooting the device.

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