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How to Install TWRP & Root Redmi 4 with Magisk

Rooting & TWRP installation guide for Xiaomi Redmi 4. TWRP recovery can be installed via S-Droid toolkit whereas rooting can be done with Magisk tool.
(Last Updated On: June 12, 2017)

Learn how to install TWRP & root Redmi 4 with Magisk tool: Redmi 4 is the new trendsetter from Xiaomi, featuring stunning specifications at an eye-popping cost. In this tutorial, I will help you unlock the bootloader, install TWRP custom recovery and root Redmi 4 safely. I have recently covered an article on how to root Redmi 4A without PC, and if you own Redmi 4A, I suggest you read that article. Do not try this method on the 4A version.

Redmi 4 comes in different variants with different specifications and it boasts a 5″ HD display in common. It’s running on a 1.4GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor and it comes with 3GB of RAM. The built-in 32 gigs of storage can be expanded up to 128Gb with the help of the hybrid slot. The Xiaomi Redmi 4 runs Android 6.0.1 and is powered by a 4100mAh non-removable battery.

Let’s come to the topic, if you were searching for a safest and easiest way to root Redmi 4 along with TWRP installation, you may follow this tutorial. I have compiled this guide with utmost precision and the step-by-step manner helps you understand the procedure easily.

Redmi 4 Root Guide: Disclaimer

The method which I’m gonna share is specifically meant for Xiaomi Redmi 4 and not supposed to try on other devices like Redmi 4A. TechBii will not be held responsible for the possible outcomes by trying this guide.


  • Unlocked bootloader. If not already, refer this.
  • Keep a decent battery juice on your Redmi 4.
  • Backup important files including call logs, messages, media files, and other data files.
  • Enable Developer options (tap build number 7 times) and allow OEM Unlocking & USB Debugging options.

Download Redmi 4 Rooting & TWRP Files

How to Install TWRP on Redmi 4

  • Install necessary USB drivers and fastboot drivers on your PC. Download the Redmi 4 rooting kit from the above download section and extract it.root redmi 4
  • Now connect Redmi 4 to the PC in fastboot mode. For this, use the key combinations on your phone.
  • Once the phone boots into the fastboot mode, launch S-Droid toolkit application from the extracted folder.install twrp redmi 4
  • It gives you various options to perform. We’ve to replace the stock recovery with the TWRP custom recovery. For this, type option 41 and hit enter.
  • Press any key to continue to the TWRP installation. If it stuck at waiting for device message, re-install the fastboot & USB drivers on your PC. If that doesn’t help, try with the PDA Net application.

We have successfully installed TWRP custom recovery on Redmi 4. Though S-Droid toolkit application provides an option to root the device, you’re not supposed to try that. The device will brick. Instead, follow the below workaround to root Redmi 4.

How to Root Redmi 4 with Magisk

Magisk is the superuser application, just like the SuperSU. In fact, it’s more efficient than Chainfire’s SuperSU. Let’s see how you can gain root access on Redmi 4 with the help of Magisk rootkit.

  • From the extracted Redmi folder, copy both the ZIP files (shown in the image below) to phone’s internal storage without extracting to root redmi 4 magisk
  • Once they’re copied to the phone, reboot the phone to TWRP recovery and flash the noverity package followed by the Magisk-v12.0 package. Make sure you wipe the Cache & Dalvik between the two installations.
  • Reboot system.

Rooting Redmi 4 with Magisk has been completed. Do not alter any files inside the rooting package as it may lead to file corruptions and eventually end up with phone bricking. Once you’ve acquired the permission for bootloader unlocking, installing TWRP and rooting are very easy procedures.

If you’re having difficulties while installing the TWRP or rooting Redmi 4 with Magisk, let me know via comments.

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