Xiaomi launched the Mi Mix 2S the revision of their wildly popular Mi Mix recently and people went crazy for it. The phone’s USP is its slim bezels and almost an all display design. The phone is powered by Snapdragon 845 which is coupled with  6 or 8 GB of RAM. Due to its popularity, it has a good amount of development as well and today we will be taking a look at How to Root Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S and Install TWRP Recovery on the device. So let’s get started.

Root Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S

Before we begin I would like to notify you of the imminent risks of Rooting and tinkering with the device, you may brick the device or break it in irreparable ways essentially making your device a very expensive paperweight, be cautious. You have been warned. There are certain perquisites before we start the process so let’s take a look at those.


  • A Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S with the bootloader unlocked (Use our handy dandy guide here to learn how to unlock_
  • About 70% battery on the device
  • A PC with ADB and Fastboot environment on it
  • A full backup of the device (Recommended but not necessary)
  • TWRP for Mi Mix 2S (Button)
  • Install Magisk

Steps to Root Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S and Install TWRP Recovery

  1. Download both the files mentioned above.
  2. Open the TWRP zip and extract it to the folder where you have your ADB and fastboot environment
  3. In the folder with your ADB and Fastboot Libraries, on an empty space, Hold shift and right click.
  4. A menu shall open, from the menu select open PowerShell window here.
  5. Switch the device off and once it is switched off boot it in to fastboot mode.
  6. To go to fastboot mode, hold the Volume Down along with the power key simultaneously.
  7. Once in fastboot mode, connect the device with a USB cable.
  8. Now in the terminal window type “fastboot flash recovery twrp.img
  9. Don’t boot into the OS just yet as we need to format the data partition in order to root the device.

Root Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S and Install TWRP Recovery

Steps to Format Data Partition to Root Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S and Install TWRP Recovery

  1. While the device is powered off, hold the Volume Up and Power button until the device goes into TWRP.
  2. In TWRP, Tap “Wipe” and Press “Format Data”
  3. Swipe to Confirm and Enter Yes in the provided area if asked
  4. The Device will then be formatted.

Steps to Root Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S and Install TWRP Recovery

  1. Download the Latest Magisk Manager from the button above
  2. Go to TWRP, in TWRP click on “Mount” and tap on “Enable MTP
  3. Connect the device to a PC with a USB cable
  4. Transfer the magisk File to the Internal Storage
  5. Disconnect the device if you would like to.
  6. In TWRP, Tap “Install” and navigate to the magisk file
  7. Tap the file and swipe to confirm installation.
  8. Once done a message will pop up.
  9. Go to the main menu and hit reboot then hit reboot to system
  10. If the device boots to OS, congratulation you successfully rooted the device. If not, retrace your steps and see what you did wrong.

Root Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S and Install TWRP Recovery

So this was our guide on How to Root Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S and Install TWRP Recovery. If you face any trouble in the process or have any questions before beginning the process do let us know below in the comments and we will definitely try to help you the best we can.

A Masters in Business Administration student, Yash is working towards making it large in the Tech Blogosphere. With a knack for Mobile technologies, he loves to be in technology all throughout the day. An Avid Apple FanBoy and an Android loyalist a perfect oxymoron. Yash tries to live his life in the simplest of ways possible among the most complex of gadgets. Oh and did we mention, he is also a Google certified digital marketer.


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