If you wish to root or install a custom recovery on your Xiaomi Mi 9 (Codenamed cepheus) then this is the perfect time to do it. Today in this article, we will guide you to install TWRP Recovery on Xiaomi Mi 9 and Root using Magisk/SU. After installing TWRP and with root, you will be able to flash custom ROMs, install mods, root device and take a complete backup.
If you’re fond of installing custom ROM’s and packages in your smartphone then you need to install TWRP recovery. TWRP is a custom recovery project which enables users to flash custom ROMs, install mods, root device and take complete backup. If you want to get the most out of your android device, then TWRP is a must have tool.
What is TWRP Recovery
TWRP stands for Team Win Recovery Project. It is a custom recovery for Android devices which developers use to flash mods, scripts, and custom ROMs. TWRP started as a small recovery project to facilitate ease while flashing custom ROMs and tweaks for android user. With simple and easy to use interface, it quickly became popular among Android enthusiasts and developers.
There are quite a lot of benefits of installing a Custom recovery like the TWRP on an Android Device. This includes flashing Super SU or Magisk as well. These benefits include installing Custom ROMs, Patches, MODs and more. Apart from that you can also Underclock and overclock CPU, clean Wipe, Cache, and Data and so on.
How To Install TWRP Recovery On Xiaomi Mi 9 and Root with Magisk/SU
Today, in this article, we will guide you on how to download and install TWRP recovery on your Xiaomi Mi 9 (cepheus). After successfully installing TWRP, you can install several mods, flash ROMs, take a complete backup and so much more.
If you’re doing it for the first time then do not worry, we will be guiding you through all the press. Just read and follow all the steps carefully. But before, let’s get to know some of the device specifications:
|Device Name/Model||Xiaomi Mi 9|
|Screen||6.39-inch with a resolution of 1080×2340|
|CPU/Processor||2.84GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor|
|RAM/ROM||6GB RAM, 128GB Internal|
|Camera||48-megapixel primary camera|
|Battery||Non-Removable 2700 3,300mAh battery|
Download Required Files
Down below are all the files which you will be needing. Please make sure to download them before proceeding with the installation.
- Supported TWRP device: Xiaomi Mi 9 (cepheus)
- You need to Unlock Bootloader on Xiaomi Mi 9.
- You need either a Laptop or PC.
- Download Chainfire Super SU.zip
- Charge your phone to at least 70%
- Install the Latest Xiaomi USB Drivers.
- Download ADB and Fastboot tool for Windows || For Mac: Click Here || For Full ADB Setup, Download Android SDK Platform
Install TWRP Recovery on Xiaomi Mi 9 (cepheus)
Now if you have downloaded all the files and crosschecked all the pre-requisites, then we can follow along with the installation steps. You will need to download some additional files to use this method.
How to Root Xiaomi Mi 9
If you have successfully installed TWRP recovery on Xiaomi Mi 9 device then you can proceed further and root your device. By rooting your device, you will get complete control over your device hardware.
What Does Rooting Mean?
Rooting doesn’t mean hacking. So please don’t compare the term hacking to rooting. In fact, it is not true at all. Well, Rooting for Android means nothing but jailbreaking the device to get access to the root directory of your android mobile. This means you are removing the restrictions and limitations from your Android Phone or Tablet to perform unperformable tasks.
Rooting Any Android Phone will void the brand warranty. But don’t worry as you can un-root your device anytime you want. Now, let us take a look at some of the advantages of rooting an Android Device.
Benefits of Rooting Xiaomi Mi 9
- You can get access to all files on your Xiaomi Mi 9 (cepheus), even the files which present in the root directory of your phone.
- You can increase the performance of your Xiaomi Mi 9 by overclocking.
- By rooting you can increase battery life by underclocking Xiaomi Mi 9.
- Uninstall Bloatware on Xiaomi Mi 9.
- You can block Ads on any Android applications such as Youtube and other game related applications. Also Read: Top 5 Adblock Plus Alternatives for Android
- By Rooting Xiaomi Mi 9, you can View, Edit or Delete any system file inside the root directory.
- You can install Xposed Framework and many Xposed module support.
Steps to Root Xiaomi Mi 9
You can root your device either by installing SuperSU or Magisk manager. Both of them work pretty great. We will be guiding for both the installations. Follow all the steps given down below.
Method 1: Rooting via SuperSUFull Guide to install SuperSU on your phone
Method 2: Rooting via MagiskFull Guide to install Magisk and Magisk Manager
So this is how you can install TWRP and root your Xiaomi Mi 9 (cepheus) Android smartphone. Please make sure to root only via one method i.e. either Super SU or Magisk. If you’re having any issue or problems with the guide, then let us know via comments section. We will be happy to help you.