The Xiaomi Mi 5 android smartphone has been in market for some while, and I’m pretty sure that 80% of you going through this article have already gotten your copy of the smartphone. However, you should also know that the smartphone comes in two variant, the 3GB RAM version and the 4GB RAM version. Any of which, this TWRP file I’ll be dropping is already tested for the 3GB RAM version of the smartphone, which makes root possible. You can make use of Phone tester to know your hardware information.

Please, have in mind that this is an unofficial version of TWRP Recovery file. Credits goes to the developer by name Cofface for providing us with this version of TWRP recovery. Works well with no bug issue, so you can comfortably install on your Xiaomi Mi 5 device.

Important Notice:

It’s recommended you take nandroid backup of your device current ROM and also take full backup of your data because during the process, the entire files and data on your device will be wiped off. Also know that this process might void the warranty of your device, so implementing the below guide is at your own risk. Donraph won’t be held responsible for whatsoever happens to your device.

We’ll know the benefits of rooting, if you’re not informed about the benefits, I will quickly mention a few. With root access, you can install custom roms, tweak the dark corners of your device, reduce battery drainage on your device, and improve RAM management.

Before you proceed, make sure that you Enable USB debugging on your Xiaomi Mi 5 smartphone. To enable this features, simply go to Settings >> About Phone >> and then scroll to build number and tap up to 7times, till you get a message saying you’re now a developer. After that, go back to settings >> developers option and enable USB debugging.

How to Install TWRP Recovery on Xiaomi Mi 5

1. Firstly, download the TWRP 3.0.0 Recovery image from here.

2. After that, download ADB and Fastboot file and setup on your computer.

3. Now, move the image files to the ADB and fastboot folder. Also rename the TWRP Recovery image to twrp.img.

4. After that, boot your Xiaomi Mi 5 smartphone to fastboot mode. Simply press and hold Volume Down + Power button together till you get to fastboot screen.

5. Connect your Xiaomi Mi 5 smartphone to the computer via USB cable.

6. Now, open the ABD and fastboot folder, and on a blank space in the folder, press shift + right click and select “open command prompt windows” option.

7. After that, issue the below command and hit enter, to verify if your device is properly connected to the computer.

abd reboot bootloader

fastboot devices

8. After that, issue the below commands to flash both the twrp recovery image files.

fastboot flash recovery twrp.img

9. The above commands would flash the TWRP Recovery is installed on your device.

Next is rooting your device.

How to Root Xiaomi Mi 5

1. Firstly, download SuperSU from here and move to the internal memory of your device.

2. Now, boot your Xiaomi Mi 5 device to recovery mode. Simply press and hold Volume Down and Power buttons. Getting to recovery mode "Swipe to Allow system modification", go to wipe and then tap "Format data".

3. After that, from recovery menu, click on install and locate the SuperSU zipped folder you transferred to the internal memory of your device, and then install it.

4. Once you’ve successfully flashed both files, then go back to recovery menu and reboot your device.

That’s it. Your device will reboot and the root process would be completed. You can verify root by using root checker. Hope this helps? If you encounter any difficulty, feel free to let me know via comment section.
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