How to root Xiaomi Mi 5 on Android 6.0 [Guide]

Xiaomi Mi 5Not feeling the stock apps on your Xiaomi Mi 5 smartphone when it’s running Android 6.0 Marshmallow? You can solve that problem by rooting the device using the guide below and then installing the Titanium Backup app. With the Titanium Backup, you can backup the device better than nay other options out there, plus free or completely uninstall any apps you do not want running on your system. That can cause some issues if you delete the wrong apps — some apps are required to run for your operating system to run smoothly — but as long as you know what you are doing, you can create a device that has a long lasting battery and gives you faster performance.

These are the instructions to root Xiaomi Mi 5 smartphones running on the Android 6.0 Marshmallow software updates using a custom recovery that you installed earlier and the SuperSU app by Chainfire.

REQUIREMENTS

BEFORE WE BEGIN

  • You should turn on the USB Debugging Mode if it is no longer on after you installed the custom recovery. You can turn the USB Debugging Mode on the same way you did before by tapping on the Settings > Developer Options > USB Debugging Mode.
  • Anyone who cannot get to the Developer Options after scrolling down the Settings menu on the Mi 5 handset can unlock it now by tapping on the Settings > About Device > Build Number seven times and it will tell you on the display that you are now suing the device as a developer. That message will not stay on the display for long so you might miss it. If that’s the case, just go back to your Settings and check if you can see the Developer Options menu there.

HOW TO ROOT XIAOMI MI 5 RUNNING ANDROID 6.0 MARSHMALLOW

  1. Download the updated version of the SuperSU app that you will find roots the Mi 5 smartphone from here.
  2. Copy the SuperSU from the default downloads folder over to the desktop of the computer.
  3. Connect the Xiaomi Mi 5 smartphone to the computer with the USB cable.
  4. Copy the SuperSU you have the desktop and have it in the first folder of your SD card.
  5. Unplug the Mi 5 smartphone from the Windows computer and then reboot directly to the recovery mode.
  6. Once you get the right combination for the recovery mode, you should see you custom recovery booting on the display.
  7. Tap on the Install button that is available from the main recovery menu and then browse the Mi 5’s SD card for the SuperSU zip file.
  8. Follow the on-screen commands t install the SuperSU zip file on your Mi 5 smartphone and it will be rooted.
  9. Choose the option to reboot the system now and then the Mi 5 smartphone will reboot to normal mode and you are done.

In conclusion, that is how to root the Xiaomi Mi 5 smartphone running the Android 6.0 Marshmallow software updates using a custom recovery and the SuperSU application by Chainfire. You will find all the root apps you wanted to test out working, plus you can use the custom recovery and root combination for anytime you want to check out some custom firmware for the Mi 5 smartphone.

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  • Mathew Diekhake

    It’s referring to the internal storage SD card and not an external SD card, i.e. the folder available for your phone when you connect it to the computer.

  • Ian

    I’m trying to root my mi5 but every guide I find says the same as yours – copy supersu to the sd card. The mi5 does NOT have an SD card! Please can you help me with a working guide to root my mi5? Thank you