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[Tips & Tutorials] [works on MIUI 6 & 7] How to root your Mi Pad by simply using MI-Recovery

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This post was edited by AndroidFuchs at 08:44, Oct-23-2015


How to root your Mi Pad
by simply using MI-Recovery



Summary:

This simple step-by-step guide is about how to root the Developer ROM of your Mi Pad by only using the stock MI-Recovery. There is another guide which describes how this can be achieved by using the tool VRoot via USB connection from a PC, but I do not like installing a software on my PC about which I do not know with 99% certainty what else (besides rooting) it might be doing.


Prerequisites:
  • Mi Pad with Stock MI-Recovery 2.0.1
  • file update.zip (attached)
      Please reply to view this thread.



Steps:
  • Download the file update.zip (according to my experience the download via browser on phone/tablet often is not working properly or results in a corrupt zip file, thus I would advice to download it using your PC)
  • Copy the file update.zip to the root folder of the internal storage ('Computer\MI PAD\Internal storage'  in case of a USB connection to a PC, mind that this is NOT the root folder of your SD Card) like shown in the below picture on PC and on your Mi Pad:

    Explorer_Screenshot20140730001850.png

    Screenshot_2014-07-20-21-37-06.png

  • Boot your Mi Pad into MI-Recovery:

    i) Long press the Power button and select & confirm Reboot

    Reboot_Screenshot_2014-07-29-19-29-07.png

    Confirm_Screenshot_2014-07-29-19-29-12.png

    ii) Immediately after the white turning circle disappears press the Volume Up button and keep it pressed

    Screenshot_2014-07-29-19-29-19.png

    iii) Your Mi Pad will boot and show the MI logo, you can now release the power button

    IMG_20140730_003225_HDR.jpg

    iv) The MI-Recovery will be shown, you navigate up and down using the Volume buttons and select with the Power button
  • In the MI-Recovery navigate to 'English' and select the entry

    IMG_20140730_005209_HDR.jpg

  • Select'Install update.zip to System One' and confirm with YES. The progress bar is increasing during the installation, don't get afraid if it gets shortly stuck at 98%

    IMG_20140730_003317_HDR.jpg

    IMG_20140730_005249_HDR.jpg

  • After you got the green 'Update complete!' message select Back

    IMG_20140730_005309_HDR.jpg

  • Select and confirm 'Reboot', in the next menu select 'Reboot to System One (latest)'

    IMG_20140730_003420.jpg

  • After the reboot has finished, start the new app SuperSU and check that it works properly by launching an app which requests root permission (like Titanium Backup) and confirm the Superuser request with Grant

    Screenshot_2014-07-30-01-03-28.png

    Screenshot_2014-07-30-01-04-44.png

  • Enjoy your rooted Mi Pad


Important:
So far my experience is that after each OTA update you will need to apply root again, thus keep the update.zip file in the internal storage (if you install other zip files via recovery simply rename it).


Caution:
This is a safe process,
but I am not responsible for anything bad
that happens to your tablet

Credits:
Credits go to Chainfire for his app SuperSU


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I tried this method but there seems to be an error.  When I open SuperSU, the error say, "There is no SU binary installed, and SuperSU cannot install it.  This is a problem!  If you just upgraded to Android 4.3, you need to manually re-root - consult te relevant forums for your device!"

Please help!

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gigaton replied at 2015-2-23 15:42
Are you guys getting results out of this method? I;m still trying this on the global MIUI rom for Mi ...

Same here.

Went through the entire process, as described in the OP. But still SuperSU fails to detect root.

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need help to root mipad 6.4.2 KXFMICB stable.

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Great tutorial, worked fine for me for 4.7.25! However, after today's OTA update to 4.8.1, as expected I lost root, so I repeated the procedure. I then realized that by this procedure I kept rooting System One (where 4.7.25 was still installed), but did not root System Two, where the 4.8.1 update was installed. Any idea how to make this work for System Two as well?

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not working for me, i always get force crashed and when i run the superSU, it said "no binary" :(

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will give it a try, but why do we have to reply to see the far file?

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Why do I have to reply just to download a file?

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Not sure why everyone is confused. Hit reply on first page to get access to file download. Then run update.zip from stock recovery. Works fine

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thanks! it worked

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thank you very much for this root step..helpful :)

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Niceeeeeeeeeee! This is awesome!!!

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Great. But I notice your print screen showing unroot zip file. . wanna share on how to unroot it as well?

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oceanmist73 replied at 2014-7-31 11:00
I tried this method but there seems to be an error.  When I open SuperSU, the error say, "There is n ...

Which MIUI version do you have installed on your Mi Pad?
Please post a screenshot of Settings > About tablet.

For me this worked on official Stable 3.0 and on Developer version 4.7.25.

Or do you have a multi language MIUI ROM installed?

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AndroidFuchs replied at 2014-7-31 19:23
Which MIUI version do you have installed on your Mi Pad?
Please post a screenshot of Settings > Ab ...

I received my mi pad today, received a ota to update the latest software. Updated to MIUI-KXFCNBF3.0. Then i did a factory reset before rooting.

I followed exactly the same steps as above. I also tried the vroot method but failed.

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oceanmist73 replied at 2014-7-31 13:58
I received my mi pad today, received a ota to update the latest software. Updated to MIUI-KXFCNBF3 ...

Very strange. Please try the following:
- Download KXFCNBF3.0 from here: http://en.miui.com/download-229.html
- Install this stable ROM as described here for installing developer ROM

Afterwards try to root again.

Thank you for reporting back here!

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Thanks for your help.  Managed to get it this time!

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oceanmist73 replied at 2014-7-31 20:58
I received my mi pad today, received a ota to update the latest software. Updated to MIUI-KXFCNBF3 ...

VROOT method only works for Developer ROM, not Stable ROM. Anyway, go for Androidfuchs' method. It was not an option for me when I got my Pad. I would have used his method if VROOT wasn't the only option then.

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