How To Root Xiaomi Redmi 1S and Install TWRP

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Another day, another phone at Android Rooting, you know what we do best so let’s get to it. But before we rush off into the process, a formal introduction to our phone of the day. The Xiaomi Redmi 1S. The name says it all. If you still have some qualms about this device, check out the video review below.

So what exactly do we require for this process to go through smoothly? Check out the downloads list below.

Pre Requirements

  • You must be on MIUI V5.
  • Your Xiaomi Redmi 1S must be charged over 80%


Step 1

Go to the updater app in your phone. Screenshot_2014-10-30-18-21-23

Step 2

Press the options button and this menu will show up. Browse to where you have kept the and select it


Step 3

You will see the phone will automatically reboot into recovery mode. This may take a couple of minutes. Do not panic. When the phone has rebooted into recovery, you will see this screen. The touchscreen will not respond in this screen. You will have to use the power button to select and the volume keys to move up and down. Navigate to English using the volume down key and then press the power button.IMG_20141030_182232


 Step 4

In the next screen the phone will automatically update itself


Step 5

Now Reboot to system. Once it is booted open the securities app


Step 6

Go to permissions and turn on root permissions.




Congratulations you have Root!!


Now for the second part that is the custom recovery.

For demonstration purposes we will be installing TWRP  custom recovery but other recoveries like CWM and Philz can also be installed following the same process.

Step 1

Get into the updater app and choose the TWRP file that you downloaded form earlier. Click on it and it will take you to the familiar Mi recovery screen


Step 2

Let the app do it’s magic and reboot.Switch off your phone. Now press the Volume up and Power button together to boot into TWRP.



Congratulations now you have a custom Recovery on your Xiaomi Redmi 1S. You’re all set to download and try out custom ROMs for your phone. To know more about custom ROMs for the Xiaomi Redmi 1S, visit this article.

Sound off in the comments below if you have some questions or just want to tell us about some other Recovery for the Redmi 1S. We would love to hear from you.

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