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How to root redmi 2/Prime Without PC MIUI 8, MIUI 7 and Older

Do you want to know how to root your xiaomi redmi 2 or redmi prime without PC? Then you are at right place.

Xiaomi redmi 2 is value for money smartphone. It comes with a 4.70-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 720p by 1280p.It is powered by 1.2ghz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor, and it comes with 1GB of RAM.the phone have 8GB of internal storage, and that can be expandable up to 32GB via a MicroSD card.it has 8-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 2-megapixel front shooter for selfies.

How to root Redmi 2 Prime

Rooting is the Android equivalent of jailbreaking, a means of unlocking the operating system so you can install unapproved apps, deleted unwanted bloatware, update the OS, replace the firmware, overclock (or underclock) the processor, customize anything.

Advantages of root:

  1. You can install custom ROM’s.{you can configure app permission and get the latest Android version.
  2. The pre-loaded apps which come with the device{the apps which come with the smartphone.which you can not remove them and takes a lot of space and is useless for you. You can remove them once you root your device}
  3. You can use some special apps which require root access{the app which requires root access are mostly related to hacking and cracking software purpose. So if you root your device you can use them}
  4. You can change the skin for your Android device.{you can change the theme of your smartphone or customize yourself as you like it}
  5. It speed your android speed and back-up battery life.{you can have total control over your smartphone.}
  6. No stress to the memory{when you root your device the app which you install automatically save in micro sd card.Which you can’t do in normal smartphone}
  7. Make Complete Backups of Your Android Phone, or Tablet{rooted device can give you a complete backup which normal devices cannot}
  8. Track your device{suppose if you lost you device and the person who stole the device has factory reset it.then too you can find your device if it’s rooted. All you need to do is installing a tracking app such like Cerberus deep into your system in rooted Android device}

Disadvantages of root:

  1. Your smartphone can become a ‘brick’ {a brick phone means a dead phone.it’s like carrying a brick with you}
  2. The warranty of phone won’t be any more after the phone get rooted{once you root your phone, after that if your phone gets damaged even not by rooting, you can’t claim your warrenty}
  3. Poor performance{in some cases the user experience a slow performance of their smartphone rather than increased. Because rooting involves changes in operating system}
  4. Virus{when you root your phone it becomes open and total control all over your smartphone.but still it’s an open device and can be introduced to a virus. Because rooting involves software changes}

 

So, let’s get started.

Prerequisites:

How to root Redmi 2 / Redmi 2 Prime without PC

We will be using native root method where we will use Xiaomi’s Updater App to flash ROOT Zip file. If you didn’t understand, don’t worry, just follow along.

Device supported Redmi 2/prime – 2014818 and 2014811 / Global variants. MIUI 7 and MIUI 8 Support.

Step 1: Download root zip file on your phone. Its easier to put that file in root folder but its your choice.

Step 2: Find and open Updater app.

xiaomi updater app

Step 3: There you will find three dots at top right. Tap on that and then tap on “Choose update package.”

xiaomi choose update package

Step 4: In the file explorer, locate your downloaded zip file and click ok. After this, your phone will restart automatically.

Step 5:  If all goes well, your phone should now be rooted. It will also auto installs the SuperSU app so if any app will ask for root access then you have to grant permission.

Step 6: Now open SuperSU app and click continue

Step 7: Now another pop-up will appear. Choose “Normal”. Never choose TWRP/CWM. Then click OK.

root xiaomi redmi 2

Now you successfully rooted your device.

There are many benefits of rooting and thus its great to root your device though you should keep in mind that its risky to root as well as it voids the warranty.

I hope this guide helped you positively on how to root redmi 2. Stay tuned and do share and comment.

 

 

Parth

I am a web developer and a tech blogger. I love to share information about latest tech trends as well as programming knowledge. Currently living in Canada, I want to master web development and then pour my knowledge to my fellow readers.

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