Install TWRP Recovery & Root Redmi Note 3
Install TWRP Recovery & Root Redmi Note 3

Chinese Smartphone maker Xiaomi, unveiled its Xiaomi Note 3 in Nov 2015, another successor of Note series. It has full metal body and a fingerprint scanner. The new Redmi Note 3 has a 5.5-inch full HD display, runs the MediaTek Helio X10 64-bit octa-core processor, and sports a 13 mp rear camera with a 5 mp front camera. Xiaomi has launched two versions of the phone. One comes with 2GB RAM and 16GB storage space and the second has 3GB RAM and 32GB storage space. After having so much high end specs, you would think, Why should I root Xiaomi Redmi Note 3? Well then, you must read this article about Benefits of Rooting your Smartphone.

As every smartphone comes with some bloatwares (Pre-Installed Apps that we can’t uninstall), battery issues or laggy software. Same goes for Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, it comes with the beautiful looking MIUI but it consumes much RAM as compared to AOSP. If you love Google’s Pure AOSP UI, rooting your smartphone can help you install ROMs of your choice. We are here with the most easiest way to Install TWRP and root Xiaomi Redmi Note 3.

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Points to remember
  • Ensure that you have installed necessary USB drivers for Xiaomi Redmi Note 3.
  • Enable USB Debugging Mode on phone by following the below method.
  • Create a backup of all data of the phone before following the root method.
  • Check the battery percentage of the phone, it should be at least 80%.
  • Rooting the device will void the manufacturer’s warranty.
  • The CWM recovery, ADB files and the SuperSU files are compatible with Xiaomi Redmi Note 3. Applying these on any incorrect variant might brick the device. Therefore, check the model number of the phone by navigating to Settings>> About device>> Model number.
  • Devs-Lab will not be held liable for any damage to the device.

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Download files:

How to Root Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (Kenzo)

Step 1: Download the above Root file & Install it in your windows PC.

Installing Software to Root Xioami Redmi Note 3 in PC
Installing Software to Root Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 in PC
Installing Rooting Kit
Installing Rooting Kit

Step 2:  In your Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, Goto  Settings > About Phone > Tap on MIUI Version for 7 times. Go back to Settings > Additional Settings > Developer options > Enable USB Debugging.

Step 3: Connect phone and PC with USB cable.

Step 4: After installing, Click on the button as shown in the below image. It will successfully root your device.

Click on Root button to Start the rooting process in Xioami Redmi Note 3
Click on Root button to Start the rooting process in Xiaomi Redmi Note 3

Step 5: Wait for the process to complete!

Xioami Redmi Note 3 Rooted Successfully!
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Rooted Successfully!
Root Checker shows Xioami Redmi Note 3 Rooted Successfully!
Root Checker shows Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Rooted Successfully!

How to Install TWRP recovery in Xiaomi Redmi Note 3

Step 1: Download the above image file ADB files. Extract the ADB zip file using any extracting tool like winrar or 7zip. Place the recovery img file in the ADB extracted folder.

Step 2: If you have enabled USB Debugging, Goto Step 4. In your Redmi note 3, Goto Settings>About Phone, Tap on MIUI version for seven times, until you see, “You are now a Developer!”

Step 3: Go Back to Settings>Additional Settings > Enable USB Debugging mode & connect your device to your PC. Launch the ADB drivers file & You’ll see Redmi Note 3 as device name, Click on Install, to Install the necessary ADB Drivers.

Step 4: Now launch command.bat file from the ADB folder, type below command in the window to check if everything is done. (Press Yes in the window that will appear in your device to authorize.)

adb devices
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 "adb devices"
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 “adb devices”

Step 5: Now type the below command to reboot your device into bootloader

adb reboot bootloader
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 "adb reboot bootloader"
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 “adb reboot bootloader”

Step 6: Now for the final step of installing the custom recovery, type the below command:

fastboot flash recovery twrp.img
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 "fastboot flash recovery twrp.img"
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 “fastboot flash recovery twrp.img”

Step 7: That’s all, you have successfully flash TWRP Recovery in your device.

Step 8: Switch off your device & Press Vol down+Power button simultaneously to boot into Recovery mode.

TWRP Recovery 2.8.7 Xiaom Redmi Note 3

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Final words

Now you can install custom ROMs, Mods in your Xiaomi Redmi Note 3. If you found any problem during this process, let us know through the comment section below. Peace!

Last updated on: Sep 19, 2016 @ 10:39 pm


  1. hey.. can i anyone tell how can i root redmi note 3 without getting any trouble..?please help i lost my data and i want to recover it and without root it can’t possible.. please help me

    • You’ll get OTA updates but you won’t be able to install it because of signature error. You can install Systemless root.

  2. Greetings Devs-Lab,

    Hope you all are doing well.

    I have Redmi Note 3 bought it from Amzaon in India. Below are the details of my phone :
    Model Number – Redmi Note 3
    Android Version – 5.1.1 LMY47V
    MIUI Version – MIUI Global 8.0 | Stable (LHOMIDG)
    CPU – Hexa-core Max1.8GHz (Qualcomm Snapdragon 650)
    RAM – 3GB (With 32GB Total internal memory)
    Baseband Version – -8976_GEN_PACK-1.60150.2.63218.1
    Kernel version – 3.10.73-perf-g05a0c8a (
    Bootloader – Unknown

    Would request you to please confirm whether the process mentioned by you will work on my phone.
    Moreover, i would like to root my phone for GameGuardian software only; thus wondering if there’s any way to give root access to GameGuardian only whilst not actually rooting the phone… i am new to the concept of Root, so if you find my question silly just let me know… it’ll be okay.
    Also, i have downloaded iRoot for very same purpose, though while clicking on the icon nothing happens; thats why want to double check before simply following the mentioned procedure.

    Thank you for your time and response in advance.

    R J

    • Hey Rohit,
      Yes, this method will work perfectly with your device. You can root your device & provide root access to only desired apps only. You can try systemless which we’ll be posting very soon.

  3. i have stuck when i at the fastboot recovery phase.. it says “recovery” not allowed.. why is this happening. pls help TvT

  4. Awesome! This worked like a charm, please let me know if you have any custom roms like Cyanogenmod, Android Marshmallow 6.0 for Redmi Note 3. Thanks again!

  5. Hi i am using the 32gb mediatek version of the redmi note 3. how do i convery the twrp.img file to .zip so i can flash it form the updater app? tried doing it using .cmd but it failed everytime as recovery partition was not allowed. would be much appreciated for a quick reply.


  6. When i go into recovery mode after installing the twrp it only shows the MI icon for 5 seconds and then it just starts up again.. Help me please.

  7. Redmi note 3 32GB with china developer miui Beta, Root software show unsupported device and unable to root at this moment.

      • just did what u told me
        still stuck
        at 65% my phone reboot and the software says it failed
        i’m using Xiaomi redmi note 3 32go bought on Banggood with french Sim card in it

        android 5.0.2 LRX22G

  8. Hi I enter command adb reboot bootloader and phone enters fastboot mode, than I enter command fastboot flash recovery twrp.img and I get error in command prompt FAILED remote: download for partition ‘recovery’ is not allowed. Help

  9. Some people says that this tutorial didn’t work and some others says that it works.

    Please tell us the works or not ? should i unlock the bootloader before rooting.
    if i buy a Redmi Note 3 from tinydeal with Two Language Chinese/English, will this instruction work with it and can i install a custom rom or multilanguage rom in this version??

    • For rooting, you don’t need to unlock your Bootloader. This method works like a charm! You’ll get your Redmi Note 3 rooted in a single click. Yes you can install Custom ROMs. We are here to help you out! You can try this deal Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 for 170$. Anyways, don’t worry get the device & follow the above method. 🙂

  10. Awesome! This worked like a charm, please let me know if you have any custom roms like Cyanogenmod, Android Marshmallow 6.0 for Redmi Note 3. Thanks again!

  11. Ok so i’m on the following stage:
    I have a redmi note 3 32gb, model 2015617, I rooted the phone successfully. I downloaded all 3 files you told me, I installed the program and opened adb[that closes automatically in 1 second] the phone is already in usb debugging mode. I connect the phone to pc and when I type “adb devices” It doesnt find the phone, so I can’t continue to other stages.

    Unlike other phones, I can’t go to recovery because when I choose from device to go to recovery it restarts and shows me a screen with a print of phone and asking me to connect to the pc, I connect and nothing happens, It already installed the drivers but I get no results, It doesn’t go into fast boot or recovery mode at all.
    Also “fastboot devices” doesnt work because my phone has no recovery.


    • Maybe you have got a defective model. You must ask for a replacement. If this isn’t the case, once you have rooted your device, Download Rebooter App from playstore & grant root permissions to it. Now open the app & click on reboot to Fastboot/Bootloader. It will boot your device into fastboot mode, now follow the above procedures. Cheers!

  12. Thank you for your guide @Devs-Lab Staff , but I want to ask you something. I bought a Note 3 from vickmall and I am waiting for it to arrive. Everyone is saying that the bootloader is locked and we can’t install twrp or root etc. You think that with this code ” fastboot oem unlock” the bootloader will unlock just like that?

  13. Not working on the edition sold in mainland China, its bootloader is locked. You cannot get entry to recovery/fastboot. Maybe you are using a different edition?

      • Both 16GB and 32GB.
        Good news is that Xiaomi released official bootloader unlocker today, user will need to apply for the permission to unlock their device. The device will be marked as “unlocked” on their server permanently, there’s no going back, so they say.

    • 1. Rename recovery name into
      2. Put the file into internal memory, then Install from updater (Settings>About Phone>update), choose or you can rename it first as then install from updater.