How to Flash TWRP and Root Redmi Note 5/5 Plus [Vince]

How to Root Redmi Note 5/5 Plus

If you want to test the full compatibility of an Android Smartphone then you must root your phone to gain root access. Rooting simply give you permissions to write and edit system files. Flashing Custom ROMs and using some apps like GCam and Greenify need Root access. Let’s see how to root Redmi Note 5/5 Plus

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How to Root Redmi Note 5 [Vince]

Rooting the Redmi Note 5 includes 3 Steps, which are

Step 1: Unlock the Bootloader

Step 2: Flash the Custom Recovery

Step 3: Flash the Magisk or SuperSU to Root Redmi Note 5


Mi Flash Unlock tool to Unlock Bootloader

Download TWRP Recovery:  Treble  Non-Treble

Download RWRP Recovery:  Treble  Non-treble

Magisk Manager or SuperSU Manager

Magisk for Treble ROMs

Minimal ADB and Fastboot

DM Verity Disabler file

Step 1: Unlock the Bootloader

  • Go to Mi Unlock Page for Permission to Unlock the Bootloader
  • Open the Mi Flash Unlock tool and Login with the account which has unlocking permissions
  • Unlock the Device

Step 2: Flash the Custom Recovery

Flash TWRP on Redmi Note 5 Vince

  • Download recovery image (Treble or Non-Treble) and install ADB Drivers. Move recovery.img to Minimal ADB and Fastboot Folder
  • Enable USB Debugging on your Smartphone
  • Boot your device into fastboot Mode by Powering Off the Device and then pressing Volume down + Power Button
  • Connect the Smartphone to the PC via a USB Cable
  • Go to the Minimal ADB and Fastboot Folder (in C: drive) and Open Command Window by Shift + Right Click
  • Type this to see if the Device is connected

fastboot devices

  • Type this to flash the recovery image copied earlier

fastboot flash recovery recovery.img

  • Type this to boot into flashed recovery

fastboot boot recovery.img

  • Select “Cancel” when prompted to enter the encryption password

When you Boot in Recovery for the first time, A Screen will come about Unmodified System Partition

You can click on “Keep read only” to boot in OS without any extra step

Now if you swipe right then you need to flash DM verity Disabler which is given in “Pre Requirement Section”.

Step 3: Flash the Magisk Manager or SuperSU

Magisk Manager and SuperSU are two Root managers which allow you to Root and manage Root access.

If you have flashed Treble Custom Recovery then flash Magisk Cust to Root the Device

To Flash Magisk Manager or SuperSU

Flash Magisk to root Redmi Note 5

  • Download the Latest Magisk Manager or SuperSU and Place it in your Smartphone Storage
  • Boot into Custom Recovery
  • Go to Install and Select the Magisk Manager or SuperSU Zip and Flash it
  • The Device is now Rooted

4 thoughts on “How to Flash TWRP and Root Redmi Note 5/5 Plus [Vince]”

  1. Hi Shubhnish, i am failed to get rooted my redmi note 5 with the above mention process. I’m using
    twrp-3.3.1-0-rosy.img and also twrp-3.2.1-0-vince.img. but failed to get the files in install. and even didn’t show the device on my PC even after the boot. as i’m using the windows 7. Will you help me in this regard.

    1. Hi Akhil,
      First of all, Use the Recovery only for Vince, flashing other devices recovery can brick your device. twrp-3.3.1-0-rosy.img is for Redmi 5 and twrp-3.2.1-0-vince.img is for Redmi 5 Plus (Redmi Note 5 in India).
      Second, Make sure that your device is decrypted after you flash the recovery, you can decrypt by using “Format Data” option in the Wipe section.

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