How to root Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 on Android 5.0 [Guide]

redmi-note-2Installing new and modified ROMs on your Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 is very easy once you are done rooting the device using the guide below. Those Redmi Note 2 owners who have little interest flashing a new ROM over the one that comes with the device out of the box might prefer to install some additional apps instead. The applications you can install are not just for fun and games either. You can install new apps that are powerful beyond measure in comparison with your standard apps you are used to installing. Some apps you will have available to you now can tweak your internal settings and overclock the CPU for better performance, or you can even tweak the CPU downward so you have less performance but better battery life. That’s just one of the many new things you can do after you root Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 on Android 5.0 Lollipop by using the guide after the break.


  • Use this guide to root Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 on Android 5.0 only.


  • You must turn on the Unknown Sources option from your Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 settings by tapping the Menu > Settings > Security > Unknown Sources. That you have the Unknown Sources option turned on, you can start installing third-party apps like the KingRoot app from outside the Google Play Store.
  • You are voiding the Xiaomi warranty by following this guide. You can open the KingUser app that is also available from your app drawer on the Redmi Note 2 and get the device unrooted. Once you have successfully unrooted the Redmi Note 2 device using the KingUser application from the app drawer, you can send it away under warranty again.


  1. Download the KingRoot universal one-click rooting application for the Redmi Note 2 smartphone from this link over at XDA Developers.
  2. Have the KingRoot APK readily available from your desktop. Do not unzip or extract the file.
  3. Connect the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 to the computer where you have the file by using the USB cable.
  4. Transfer the KingRoot APK file over to the root of the SD card internal storage on the smartphone.
  5. Once you are confident you have it on the SD card, unplug the Redmi Note 2 from the computer.
  6. Install and launch a File Manager on your Redmi device and install the APK file like you would any other APK file. Those of you who do not know what a File Manager is can source them from the Google Play Store and other repos online. You can also find some for free that are open source.
  7. Tap on the KingRoot app icon available from your app drawer.
  8. Tap the large button from the main page within the app that suggests getting root access on your device.
  9. Wait for the app to give you the success message before closing the app and rebooting your device.

You should now find that your device is rooted and the KingUser app will be available from the app drawer. That’s the app you want to enter if you ever want to unroot the device. The KingMaster app will help increase your performance.

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