How to Root Xiaomi Redmi 3/ Redmi 3 Pro and install TWRP custom recovery [Root Mi]

If you are using Xiaomi Mi Redmi 3 or Redmi 3 Pro, here is the complete guide to Root your device and install TWRP custom recovery on Redmi 3 Pro. You will get the complete tools to root Xiaomi Redmi 3 Pro and the step by step guide in this tutorial.


As per the specs of Xiaomi Redmi 3 Pro, its a device by Xiaomi MI that runs on Android 5.0 (Lollipop) operating system. It was launched in March, 2016.

 It features 5.0 inches (~71.1% screen-to-body ratio) IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 16M colours. It has screen resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels (~294 ppi pixel in density).

 The Xiaomi Redmi 3 Pro is powered by Qualcomm MSM8939v2 Snapdragon 616 chipset. It has Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU with 3 GB RAM and it has Adreno 405 as a Graphics Processing Unit (GPU).

 It comes with internal storage of 32 GB and support of microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) as external storage. It also has Dual SIM (Micro-SIM/Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) with GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE network support of speed HSPA, LTE, EV-DO Rev.A 3.1 Mbps.

 The smartphone, Xiaomi Redmi 3 Pro has main rear camera of 13 MP, f/2.0, phase detection autofocus, LED flash with non-removable li-ion 4100 mah battery. Xiaomi Redmi is a super device every android freak must like to place hands on.

Disclaimer: rooting your xiaomi redmi 3 pro is at your own risk as your warranty may be void. If by any means you brick or semi-brick your device, we are neither the cause nor responsible for the damages.

Requirements to Root Xiaomi Redmi 3/Redmi 3 Pro

Before you commence on rooting your device, get these things in right place;
  • Minimum of 60% in battery
  • Enable installation of apps from "unknown sources" in your device [You can do this by going to 'Settings ==>Security==>Unknown Sources - mark it]
  • Backup your files for future references.
  • Turn on "USB Debugging" in the Redmi 3 Pro [You can do this by enabling Developers option in your device. To enable developers option, go to Settings==>About and tap it about 7 times. You will enable the developers option, then, switch it ON]
  • A Windows PC/Laptop.

How to Install TWRP on Xiaomi Redmi 3/Redmi 3 Pro

  1. Go to TWRP official page and download twrp-2.8.x.x-xxx.img file for your Xiaomi Redmi 3 Pro. Important: Keep twrp-2.8.x.x-xxx.img file in a separate folder.
  2. Your must have ADB & fastboot installed and configured in Your PC/Laptop. For quick installation try 15 Second ADB installer. Download link 
  3. Connect your device to your PC and go to twrp folder and press and hold shift then right click on white space and "Open command window here".
  4. Now type following commands at command prompt.
  • "adb reboot bootloader" - to boot your device into bootloader.
  • after booting into bootloader type "fastboot flash recovery twrp-2.8.x.x-xxx.img" - this will flash TWRP recovery on your Xiaomi Redmi 3 Pro.
  • "fastboot reboot" - to reboot your device.
  • After reboot type "adb reboot recovery" - to boot into recovery mode.
 We strongly suggest you to visit xda-developers, and do some research on the way to root Xiaomi Redmi 3 Pro.

How Root Xiaomi Redmi 3/Redmi 3 Pro without PC

Already installed TWRP?

  • First, download Super SU by chainfire from HERE and put it in the root of your internal storage. 
  • Boot into TWRP from your device and install/flash UPDATE-SuperSU-vX.XX.zip zip in your Xiaomi Redmi 3 Pro. 
  • Congratulations, you have successfully rooted your device and installed TWRP in it!

Never Installed TWRP?

  • Download KingRoot APK from and install it on your Xiaomi Redmi 3 Pro. After installation go to app drawer and open KingRoot app and click on orange circle("FIX") then wait for some time.
  • Reboot your device.
  • If you want to install SuperSU and remove any other apps like KingRoot etc the just download and install SuperSU me apk on you device and follow instructions. 
  • After rooting check the root status with root checker app. Download it here.
 This is the complete guide to Root Xiaomi Redmi 3/ Redmi 3 Pro and install TWRP custom recovery [Root Mi] under few minutes.

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