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[Tools, Tips & Tutorials] How to get native Root for Redmi 1S and how to UnRoot again

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This post was edited by AndroidFuchs at 21:33, Dec-22-2014

Summary:
This simple step-by-step guide is about activating the native (= built-in) root on Redmi 1S. This is achieved by flashing a zip file via recovery so that the su binary file gets installed, proper permissions are set and the MIUI stable version number NN.0 is appended to NN.0.1 so that the firmware behaves like a developer version and unlocks the stock root. Root can then be turned on like for developer versions with Security -> Permission -> Root permission.

This approach does NOT rely on a program like VRoot.exe running on your Windows computer (from which you never can be sure what else it could be doing); only one zip file is installed via the built-in recovery of Redmi 1S.

Furthermore I provide another file for unrooting again. This file reverts all the changes done by the other script. Of course it only works if you were rooted with the first approach; if you have used SuperSU or similar apps it probably won't work.


Caution:
  • This is a safe process, but I am not responsible for anything bad that happens to your phone
  • After installing root with this approach the system will not be notified about new OTA updates any longer
  • But you can upgrade the firmware either by following the steps for unrooting from below or by flashing the stable version again without wipe, after this the root is gone and you can updgrade to new firmware and most probably execute the root steps from above again


Prerequisites:
  • Redmi 1S with stable MIUI ROM
  • Developer options activated (in Settings -> About phone tap 5 times on Android version)
  • Stock MI-Recovery 2.0.1
  • update.zip file (attached, you need to reply to this thread to be able to download)
      Please reply to view this thread.
  • UnRootNative_Redmi1S.zip (attached, you need to reply to this thread to be able to download)
      Please reply to view this thread.



A. Steps for rooting:
  • Download the file update.zip to your PC (because download via browser on phone often is not working properly)
  • Connect your Redmi 1S via USB
  • Copy the file update.zip to the folder 'Computer\HM 1S\Internal storage' (root of internal storage, meaning the top most folder)
  • Disconnect your Redmi 1S properly from USB (use 'Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media' from USB icon in Windows SysTray)
  • Boot into Mi-Recovery (for this launch the Updater app, press the menu/options button and from the menu choose 'Reboot to recovery mode')
  • In the Mi-recovery select and confirm 'English' (or Chinese if you are capable to understand)
  • Select and confirm 'Install update.zip to System', this will take one second
  • Select and confirm 'Reboot'
  • After reboot go to Security -> Permission and activate Root permission
  • Enjoy your rooted Redmi 1S

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B. Steps for unrooting:
  • Go to Security -> Permission and deactivate Root permission
  • Download the file UnRootNative_Redmi1S.zip to your PC (because download via browser on phone often is not working properly)
  • Connect your Redmi 1S via USB
  • Rename the file to update.zip and copy it to the folder 'Computer\HM 1S\Internal storage' (root of internal storage)
  • Disconnect your Redmi 1S properly (use 'Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media' from USB icon in Windows SysTray)
  • Boot into Mi-Recovery (for this launch the Updater app, press the menu/options button and from the menu choose 'Reboot to recovery mode')
  • In the Mi-recovery select and confirm 'English' (or Chinese if you are capable to understand)
  • Select and confirm 'Install update.zip to System', this will take one second
  • Select and confirm 'Reboot'
  • Enjoy your unrooted Redmi 1S (MIUI version is back to xx.0, permission cannot be


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Credits:
This guide was originally based on the procedure for Mi3 from @Helgo9 but was adapted by me for Redmi 1S. It had been successfully tested on Redmi 1S WCDMA by @imranz with JHCCNBD23.0 and by @matthi with JHCCNBD24.0, furthermore by @adinovic on Redmi 1S CDMA with JHCCNBD23.0.
For the stable ROM JHCMIBE29.0 I adapted the rooting approach and it got successfully tested by @rocco6 on Redmi 1S WCDMA.
The unrooting approach was tested by @arendus on Redmi 1S WCDMA and he also provided the screenshots.
Finally many thanks go to @sta-s2z for answering my beginner's questions when I started this for the first time.


P.S.:
You can also have at look at this video which shows the steps, credits to C4ETech


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Hi, I will explain the steps I have been following
- Copied the Update.zip file in the Internal Storage
- Through tool>Updater>I go and click on the select update package
- Selecting the update.zip package and click update.
- Once after the click, screen goes dark black and loading circle pops
- Phone goes to MI recovery mode and I get the error message as give below

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how can i download root unroot file??

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AndroidFuchs You need to reply to this thread to be able to download, after replying the files get visible in the first post  04:34, Dec-23-2014

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Will the warranty get avoided ?

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AndroidFuchs No, your warranty will not get affected as you can always flash the original stable rom back  04:35, Dec-23-2014

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This post was edited by AndroidFuchs at 21:36, Dec-22-2014
kkchai replied at 2014-7-22 04:56
is the Redmi 1s with Android version 4.3JLS36C (MIUI version MIUI-JHCMYBD27.0 good to go with this r ...

Not sure if it works for 27.0.
Anyway you should update to latest 29.0, check here en.miui.com/thread-28208-1-1.html

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This post was edited by chillout23 at 23:03, May-20-2014

Many, many thanks!

And just to ask... MI-Recovery 2.0.1 is stock recovery or I need to download it from somewhere and flash?
Ask because 1S will be my first Xiaomi/MIUI phone and just want to know before I get it

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AndroidFuchs it's stock recovery and you'll see it once you booted to recovery if you have it  23:15, May-20-2014
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great, it's now work in cdma version (1sc), thanks for your private advise too

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AndroidFuchs thanks for giving feedback that it's also working on 1 sc version  16:01, May-30-2014

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it also run on MIUI- JHCCNBD24-Stable
i update today as 24 was just released

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AndroidFuchs Thanks for letting us know; anyway you were one of the first testers since yesterday night ;)  00:32, May-21-2014
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This post was edited by greezer at 23:48, Jul-20-2014

It is Security(green colour icon) icon on your Homescreen. Not the Security under Settings ( wrong place ).

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Just tried it, everything is working as intended. Thank you very much! :)

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AndroidFuchs That's fine, have fun with your rooted Redmi 1S  23:16, May-20-2014

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