Here’s a complete tutorial for newbies on how to root your Xiaomi Redmi 4A device. Pay attention, that you’ll need unlocked bootloader to enable root on Redmi 4A.

Rooting Redmi 4A – Complete Guide

  1. Disable driver digital signature verification on yor PC. Enter the following commands in the command prompt:
    Bcdedit.exe set loadoptions DDISABLE_INTEGRITY_CHECKS
    Bcdedit.exe set TESTSIGNING ON
  2. Restart your PC.
  3. Install the QDLoader HS-USB Driver and ADB Driver Lite.
  4. Unpack Platform-tools (adb/fastboot) in the “C:\adb” folder.
  5. Boot your device into fastboot mode (press and hold “Volume down” + “Power” button.
  6. Connect your device to PC via USB cable.
  7. Open the command prompt from “C:\adb” folder.
  8. Check if bootloader on your device is unlocked with the following command:
    fastboot oem device-info
  9. If you see “Device unlocked: true” – the bootloader is unlocked. If you see “Device unlocked: false”, that means the bootloader is locked. To unlock the bootloader on Redmi 4A you should first request official permission from MIUI.
  10. Now download and flash TWRP Custom Recovery (TWRP .img file should be in the “C:\adb” folder).
    Fastboot erase recovery
    Fastboot flash recovery cofface_recovery_redmi4A_test.img
    Fastboot boot cofface_recovery_redmi4A_test.img
  11. Device will reboot into TWRP Custom Recovery.
  12. TWRP will probably be in Chinese language. Press the button on the right and select English language. Swipe to confirm.
  13. In TWRP, MTP mode is turned on by default. Download SuperSU v2.65 and copy to phone internal memory or SD card.
  14. In TWRP press “Install” and select SuperSU archive. Swipe to confirm installation.
  15. After installation is completed, select “Reboot into system”.
  16. First startup will take around 5 minutes.
  17. Enjoy root on your awesome Redmi 4A device!