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How to Root and Unroot Xiaomi Redmi 1S

The new affordable smartphone by Xiaomi has went viral after its exclusive flipkart release in India. This is because of the cheap price which is not at all comparable to what Redmi 1S specifications has to offer. It boasts a Quadcore 1.6GHz CPU on the Qualcomm MSM8228 Snapdragon chipset, moreover 8GB of internal storage and 1GB of RAM makes it a complete value for money.

If you are looking to get ahead with some development of this beast, you might just have to begin with rooting your device. So in this article, I will cover up the rooting method as well as the unrooting method to make your smartphone even better.

How to Root and Unroot Xiaomi Redmi 1S

Prerequisites :

  • Original Xiaomi Redmi 1s ( You can verify that by using THIS).
  • Make sure you are running an Android 4.3 MIUI build (You can confirm it from Settings->About Phone->Android Version).
  • Developer Options Enabled (Tap 5 times on Android Version in Settings->About Phone to enable it ).
  • Stock Mi Recovery (You should not have flashed any 3rd party recovery).
  • Update.zip for Root ( Download it HERE ).
  • unroot_redmi.zip for Unroot ( Download it HERE ).

How to Root Xiaomi Redmi 1s

  1.  Download and copy update.zip to Internal Storage of your device (it should be HM 1S/Internal Storage if connected to Windows ).
  2. Open the Updater app, press the Menu/Options button and click Reboot to recovery mode.
  3. After you have booted into Mi-Recovery choose and confirm “English”, if asked.
  4. Now select and confirm Install update.zip (Use Volume Up/Down buttons to navigate and Power button to select).
  5. After the installation ends, choose and confirm Reboot, your device shall now boot normally.
  6. After your device has booted, open the Security app and click Permission.
  7. Turn on Root Permission under the Permissions menu and Enjoy your rooted Redmi 1s.

How to Unroot Xiaomi Redmi 1s

  1. Download and rename unroot_redmi.zip to update.zip and copy it to the root of your Internal Storage.
  2. Now, Turn Off Root Permission under the Permissions menu of Security app.
  3. Reboot your device into Mi-Recovery ( to do this follow step 2 of Root method above).
  4. Once in Mi-Recovery, select and confirm Install update.zip, this may take a few seconds ( use volume keys to navigate and power key to select).
  5. Now select and confirm Reboot.
  6. Voila! Enjoy your Unrooted Redmi 1s.

In case you encounter any difficulties following the above tutorial, let us know in the comments section below. 

About Shivam Sharma

An introvert person who loves to be jailed in a room with a computer and an internet connection. Keen about technology and science. Love writing articles when it comes to topics of interest. Author cum Founder at GeekCops.com

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