How To Root Xiaomi Mi 4i (2 Ways)

Xiaomi Mi 4i is from the greatest Smart Phones from Xiaomi company. This phone comes with 5 Inch Display, 1080×1920 Pixels Resolutions and apart from this, the phone has 13 MP Primary camera & 5 MP Front facing camera. Mi 4i is having 3100 mAh Battery & 2GB Ram, 16GB Internal storage Android Lolipop based MIUI OS.


However, I already used this phone for 2-3 Days. My experiences with this phone were quite good & those 2-3 days I wanted to make some modification on that phone.

So quickly I find how to root Xiaomi Mi 4i and root the phone with following steps. When I check all MIUI Forum, I discovered that there are two ways to root this phone.

But Maybe any more methods will be available to root this device!

So In this tutorial, You will learn Xiaomi Mi 4i Root method. There are two possible ways of Rooting this device. First one is root using a Toolkit which is very easy & Second way of rooting is using a fastboot method. Means first we have to install custom TWRP Recovery then SuperSU.

However, I use that toolkit. Before starting make sure that your device is charging is above 30%. So Let’s see how to do this.

How To Root Xiaomi Mi 4i

There are two possible ways I find through which Xiaomi Mi 4i can be rooted. Just follow the simple steps given below. If you have any queries or face any problems then simply comment below.

Method  1 -Root Xiaomi Mi 4i By Mi 4i Toolkit

Step 1: Download & Install Xiaomi Mi 4i USB Drivers first on your Windows PC. If you are facing error any error, then you can download Mi PC Suite which will install Proper USB Drivers on your computer.

Step 2: Make sure that USB Debugging is enabled on your phone. If not then to enable USB debugging go to Setting > About Phone > Tap on MIUI Version(Few times).

This will enable Developer Options for your device. Then again go Settings > Additional Settings > Developer Option and enable USB debugging from this menu.

Still Confused? Check out the info graph below.


Step 3: Now Download Mi 4i Root Toolkit and extract this on your computer. After extracting you will see Mi 4i Multi-Purpose toolkit in it.


Step 4: Connect your smartphone to PC using USB Cable.

Step 5: Run this Mi 4i toolkit. This is best Mi4i Toolkit made by

This is best Mi4i Toolkit created by magdag. So all credit goes to him for developing this awesome tool for Xiaomi Mi 4i Users.


Step 6: Once the tool launches, Type 1 & Press enter button.(It will ask you to allow USB Debugging so press yes.)

After this mobile will boot to Fastboot Mode. All this process will be done automatically wait until Mobile root.

That All! Your Xiaomi Mi 4i is rooted successfully with this method.

Note: – If you stuck at “Waiting for Device” then make sure you have installed proper USB drivers on your computer.

Method 2 – Root Xiaomi Mi 4i Through Fastboot Method

In this process will flash or Hotboot TWRP Recovery without flashing it. In Toolkit method, we have to flash twrp recovery. But in this process will flash twrp and install file manually.


1. First Put file in internal storage of your device. Also, make sure that USB Driver and USB Debugging is enabled.

2. Reboot your device into Fastboot Mode by pressing Volume Down + Power on button.

3. Open the folder from the computer where TWRP Recovery is placed. Press & Hold Shift Key and Press Right click from the options select Open Command Window here.

4. Copy and paste the following codes in command there are two possible ways here,

If you want to flash recovery permanently then use following code, It will replace your stock recovery.

fastboot flash recovery twrp.img

And if you want to flash the recovery for root purpose(temporary) then use following code,

fastboot boot twrp.img

After this switch off your phone and boot to recovery mode by pressing Power on button + Volume Up Button.

Note: If you use temporary recovery install method then don’t do anything it will automatically bring you to Recovery.

Next Steps To Follow:

  1. Select Install Zip from recovery.
  2. Choose file placed in the internal storage.
  3. Swipe to confirm.
  4. Finally, Restart the device.

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3 thoughts on “How To Root Xiaomi Mi 4i (2 Ways)”

  1. Hi, i tried both the methods you mentioned but failed on both ways coz i stuck on fastboot screen.
    when i press power and volume down button to turn on device in fastboot it just shows me the fastboot screen and starts normally.
    Please help me what should i do.
    Thank you.

    • First, give command it will show waiting for device then plugin in your device in fastboot mode.

      Let me Know if problem still exist.

      Thanks For Visiting . . .

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