How to Root YU Yunique
How to Root YU Yunique

Micromax’s sub-brand YU, launched its 3rd 4G budget smartphone YU Yunique for Rs. 4,999. After using it for around 3 days, I can easily say its the best one can get under this price range. Most of the users root their smartphone to install custom ROMs, mostly Cyanogenmod. But, YU phones come with Cyanogenmod pre-installed so installing custom ROMs won’t be the major reason for rooting your YU Yunique. But, except custom ROMs, there are lot more things to do after rooting your YU Yunique like Installing Xposed (Top 10 Xposed modules) or installing Apps which require root access.

Also Read: Download YU Yunique stock ROM

Note: If you follow any of the procedures given on this page. You only are solely responsible for your device. We won’t be liable if any damage occurs to your device and/or its components.

Prerequisite before Rooting YU Yunique:

  1. Backup necessary stuff.
  2. Refer this guide to install ADB and fastboot drivers for YU Yunique.
  3. Also make sure you have USB debugging enabled on your Yunique. For this:
    1. Go to Settings > About phone, and then tap ‘Build number’ 7 times.
    2. Go back to Settings, then choose now visible ‘Developer options’.
    3. Find the ‘USB debugging’ option and use its toggle button to enable it. Accept warning by tapping on OK button.
  4. Connect your phone to PC now. You will get a pop-up as shown below on your phone when you connect for the first time after enabling USB debugging.
Allow USB Debugging
Allow USB Debugging


  1. Root Toolkit: Download | File size: 3.99MB
  2. Download | File size: 3.83MB

Update: Material design TWRP Recovery: Download (Replace this recovery file from the root toolkit file)

Complete Procedure of Rooting YU Yunique:

  1. Creating backup of all Apps, data & other required stuffs. Downloading all the required files from above link
  2. Unlocking Bootloader of YU Yunique: To install custom software’s in your Android device, you need to unlock your device’s bootloader.
  3. Installing TWRP Recovery: TWRP Recovey replaces stock recovery of YU Yunique & allows flashing custom zip files.
  4. Installing SuperSU zip: SuperSU hooks into your device’s system files & creates a bridge for SuperSU app to allow other apps to modify System files.

How to unlock Bootloader in YU Yunique:

Step 1. Download & Install ADB Drivers while your device is connected to your PC.

Step 2. Copy the file in your device (Internal memory/SDcard).

Step 3. Press Volume UP and then press Power button, after seeing YU Logo leave Power button but keep Volume Up pressed, You will get a vibration and device will boot into recovery.

Step 4. Using Volume Up and Down key Navigate to Reboot to Bootloader and then press Power Key to confirm.

Step 5. Extract Root Toolkit & launch command.bat file. Type the below command to check if everything is working well.

fastboot oem device-info  OR fastboot devices

It should show: “<bootloader>  Device Unlocked : False.”

Step 6. Type the below command, to unlock bootloader:

fastboot oem unlock-go
fastboot oem unlock-go YU Yunique
fastboot oem unlock-go

Step 7. Your device will reboot to system. You have successfully unlocked bootloader of YU Yunique.

How to Install TWRP Recovery in YU Yunique:

Step 1. Again switch off your device & get into bootloader by following the above procedure. Type the below command in the command.bat file.

fastboot flash recovery recovery.img

Step 2. You have successfully flashed TWRP recovery in your YU Yunique. To boot into TWRP recovery, press and hold Volume down + Power button simultaneously.

Also read: How to Install Cyanogenmod 12.1 Custom ROM in Yu Yunique.

How to Root YU Yunique without PC:

Step 1. Now switch off & remove the USB cable, Press & Hold VolumeDown+ Power button simultaneously. This will boot your device into Recovery mode.

Step 2. Select Install zip file & locate the file. Swipe to Install. That’s it. You have successfully rooted your YU Yunique.

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Final words

Many users face difficulty in installing ADB drivers & report “Device not showing in ADB”. So, check if ADB drivers shows “Installed” next to the device name. If you have any other queries, drop a comment below. Cheers!

Last updated on: Jun 22, 2016 @ 3:22 pm


  1. sir,i located my su zip and swiped to install after it showed succesful then i clicked on reboot now is it correct have i rooted my phone??

  2. hello sir,after unlocking bootloader in yu yunique4711.i proceeded with your step that is how to root so i press and hold the power and volume down button after that its showing somekind of chinese language so now hot to locate the su zip file ????????pls help me out to root my yu yunique 4711

  3. I wiped my phone
    Internal card

    Now my yu4711is showing os is not installed

    And trying to boot with another rom it showing
    E: ‘ data\ mount

    Guys please anyone help ……..

  4. need help! I forgot the password to unlock my phone. My phone is not rooted, I have not turned on my USB debugging mode. I don’t want to loose any data, (no formatting). Please help, if you know how can I get my phone unlocked. I have important Sms’s & whats app chat in my phone.

    • If you know your Google account details, you can sign in by clicking on forgot password (You’ll get this option after doing few wrong attempts)

  5. tell me how to Extract Root Toolkit & launch command.bat file. its shows nowhere on pc nor on phone only shows logo after pressing power button over root to bootloader.this adb driver shows nothing after bootloader step.i donot understand what to next. after these couple of steps my phone screen showing some changing command instructions in top corner right side.and all other things working as usual.but showing commands over screen

  6. please U make a video and shear on YouTube All of type like..
    1- how to install unlock botloader
    2- how to install super SU
    3- how to install caynogenmod

  7. I am kinda stuck in this step. Can you please help.
    2. Now switch off & remove the USB cable, Press & Hold VolumeDown+ Power button simultaneously. This will boot your device into Recovery mode.

    3. Select Install zip file & locate the file. Swipe to Install. That’s it. You have successfully rooted your YU Yunique.”
    Is it Volume up and Power button or Volume Down and Power button,. When I do the Volume Down and Power button I get into the device test mode in chinese. If I do the Volume Up and Power button I can get to the previous options of reboot into bootloader etc. But then where do I go from here?

  8. Hey devlab staff u told we can get in to TWRP by pressing vol down power but my YU yunique get in to TWRP by pressing Vol up power….why?

  9. i am getting problem in proximity sensor,
    i have also tried *#7769#*#*, but its showing nuthing.

    i want to revert back to old stock rom of yunique,
    please guide a way.

    • that is where it will be buddy. initially i too was thinking so but then when i entered the command prompt mode, i could execute the functions. also, for those who are not able to unlock the boot loader, please see, in developer options there is an option to allow unlocking of bootloader. 🙂 Hope it helps.

  10. yesterday i got yunique update bt when i downloaded it and trying to install it .its goes in twrp . what to do now help !!!!

  11. hello sir. when i am trying to type the command fastboot device, it says device searching. and stays there. no more further progress. could you help me

  12. hello sir, my mobile is showing“ Device Unlocked : true.”and iam not able to proceed further so kindly guide me to resolve this problem…thanx

    • After unlocking your device, you can download Kingo Root App & Install it as normal APK, Now click on Root button, it will root your device. After that, download Flashify App from Playstore & Download the above .img file & flash the .img through flashify app(Grant root access to the App).

      • What will happen if we dont unlock bootloader and root yunique with King root and install cyanogenmod…
        will there be any problem???Plzz tell..

        • You can’t root without unlocking bootloader. Unlocking your bootloader allows you to manipulate system files i.e rooting and installing custom roms.

  13. well , i flashed the recovery image
    but when pressing volume down + Power button device loads into some kind of chinese interface which im unable to understand(i guess it’s the testing mode)
    any help would be appreciated

  14. Can U Please Demonstrate…How To Root YU YUNIQUE YU4711….???
    Please Illustrate With A Video….Or Screenshots….

  15. when I am press vol.up+vol.down+power button it does not go to recovery….it show YU logo and suddenly invisible pls briefly describe sir

  16. sir,,,when am press vol.up+vol.down+power button simultaneously…it show YU logo then suddenly close… does not goto recovery ..pls make any video tutorial or tell me briefly ..pls sir..

  17. how to set twrp for my default recovery, I am always use commant for twrp any other way for set twrp for default recovery

    • After you execute “fastboot flash recovery recovery.img”, it permanently replaces the stock recovery with TWRP Recovery. There’s nothing like, setting default recovery and stuffs.

    • The most easiest & convenient way to get into Recovery mode is Download Rebooter App from Playstore & Grant SuperSU permissions. Now, launch the App & Select Reboot to recovery.
      2. Switch off your device, Press & Hold Volup+VolDown+Power.

  18. Hi bro not open any options install normally or recovery direct show this msg . (there is no su binary installed and SuperSU cannot install it)

  19. Hey bro successfully rooted with somesh sarkar’s given method…..but showing that su binary not installed. You are only my expectation, so please help me to solve that.

  20. Is King root app will not void my phone warranty please tell me.
    Is this usable for Yunique.
    Please reply me…

      • I Rooted my Yunique with King Root and installed TWRP via flashify…
        If I install the Cyanogenmod 12.1, whether the king root and root access will be there on cyanogen os after updating from Lollipop..?
        And also whether there will be any problem as the bootloader wasn’t unlocked, since i rooted with King Root ??
        That’s my doubt…Plzz reply sooon.

  21. Hi,
    As you said i am facing with issues with adb drivers. I am advanced uset. Always do flashing roms for my nexus and oneplus one. This one is my secondary phone which is bugging me a lot to connect through usb debugging on.
    Please let us know how you managed to connect it to pc.
    This will help me alot. Thanks in advance

    • Hey,
      1. Enable USB Debugging in your YU Yunique & Download ADB Installer.
      2. Run the Installer while your device is connected. The installer should show your device with a Status message showing, whether driver is “Installed” or “Not Installed”.
      3. If not, then install the drivers.
      4. Now check if the tool shows your device.
      5. If this doesn’t help you, Download this Minimal ADB Package [Size: 14MB].
      6. Run the command.bat file & type “adb devices”. Check if it returns anything similar to this “device e$#413”. This shows if everything is properly installed.
      Hope this helps you, Cheers!