How to root YU Yunique on Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop) [Guide]

yu-yunique-0473Contrary to belief, rooting is not necessary to install a custom ROM on Android operating system regardless of what device is wanting a new ROM. The act of unlocking the bootloader and then installing a custom recovery is all you need to get a new ROM running. Root access does play a role in custom ROMs though. For example, if you were to head over to the Google Play Store and install the ROM Manager app you can use it to install custom ROMs instead of having to find what ROMs are out there and available for your device. An application like the ROM Manager is always going to need root access for it to work.

There are many other advantages to rooting the Android operating system that has nothing to do with new ROMs running on your YU smartphone. Most people root the Android OS so they can install more apps. There are apps out there on the Google Play Store that can do just about anything from backing up to tweaking the CPU frequency, so your device is clocked differently and even things to try to help increase the battery life. You can sometimes find apps to help with things like a battery as a non-rooted user, but there are always going to be better options out there with root access. Additionally, sometimes the same apps can work better if you have root access. Take the Dumpster app for example–an app that can help retrieve old deleted pictures that are no longer available on your smartphone. It is an app that is available for the non-rooted user, but people with root access allows the Dumpster app to dig a little deeper and retrieve even more than it would have without root access to the internal system.


  • You must have a custom recovery installed on the YU Yunique smartphone before you can use this guide and root the YU smartphone when it is running on the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop software updates.
  • The following guide is made for the YU Yunique smartphone. You can use the same version of the SuperSU application to root many other smartphones too, but the custom recovery that is available in this guide is only to be installed on the YU Yunique and therefore following this guide on any other device undoubtedly leads to some trouble.


  • We recommend you take at least a second to backup the data on the YU Yunique smartphone so that if the rooting process does not go as planned you are then able to apply a hard reset without having to worry about data loss. A hard reset is a man and woman’s best friend when you find trouble, and unfortunately, they always result in the device getting wiped clean. You can use the NANDroid Backup option from the custom recovery you have installed already, or perhaps you might like something along the lines of the Helium application that is available from the Google Play Store. Helium is the best option until you can install the Titanium Backup app–which allows for complete app backups and is a complete app than Helium–after you finish the guide.


  1. Download the SuperSU app directly on the computer to the downloads folder.
  2. Connect the YU Yunique smartphone to the computer with the USB cable that you would usually use to charge the battery.
  3. Copy the SuperSU zip file from the downloads folder over to the internal storage SD card.
  4. Unplug the smartphone from the computer if you prefer and then boot the YU Yunique into the recovery mode so tat the custom recovery image boots up on the display.
  5. Tap on the Install buttons from the custom recovery menu and then follow the on-screen instructions to install the SuperSU from the SD card folder.
  6. Choose the option to reboot the system from the menu after the installation of the SuperSU is complete.

In conclusion, that is how to root YU Yunique smartphones when you have them running on the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop software updates by flashing the SuperSU from a custom recovery image. The SuperSU is installed and enabled so you can straight away head to the Google Play Store and start searching for the root application you wanted to be running on the smartphone. Those in need of a few ideas ought to check out the Flashify app, Greenify, and Tasker to help you on your way. The Titanium Backup app is also a great place to start.

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