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Root permissions Xiaomi Mi Max 2: complete guide

The Xiaomi Mi Max 2 is a smartphone with a 6.44-inch large screen, 4 GB of RAM and 64GB of internal memory, easily expandable with any microSD. Such a monster can be exploited even more by removing apps useless for our purposes and customizing the system, but to do this type of operations it is necessary to provide root permissions to the device. In this guide I will show you step by step how to get Xiaomi Mi Max 2 root permissions.

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Root permissions Xiaomi Mi Max 2

As for any modern smartphone, also on the Xiaomi Mi Max 2 it is necessary to follow a precise procedure in order to obtain root permissions. The steps are described below:

  • Unlock the boot loader of the Xiaomi Mi Max 2
  • Install a custom recovery (TWRP)
  • Flash the ZIP package containing SuperSU from custom recovery

Unlock the bootloader

For the Xiaomi bootloader you must use the official website made available by the Chinese manufacturer for unlocking the devices. The link to the site available below.

LINK | Xiaomi Unlock

Root permissions Xiaomi Mi Max 2

Click on Unlock Now and log in with your Mi account (created the first time the device is turned on); after logging in you will see a window to request authorization from Xiaomi for unlocking.

Root permissions Xiaomi Mi Max 2

Enter your name, telephone number, and an explanation in English on the reasons for the unlock (possibly realistic, do not copy anything from the Internet!); finally insert the captcha code you see and put the check mark on I confirm that I have read and accepted the unlocking Disclaimer, then click on Apply Now.

After some time you will receive an SMS on your Xiaomi smartphone with the unlock confirmation of the bootloader, now you just have to go to Developer options and activate the voice Unlock OEM.

If you do not have Developer options active, you can activate it by going to Settings -> About the phone and clicking repeatedly on MIUI version. The new menu you can find it in Settings -> Additional settings.

Root permissions Xiaomi Mi Max 2

In the same screen also enable USB debugging, it will be useful in the flashing phase.

Install TWRP recovery

To install the TWRP recovery on Xiaomi Mi Max 2 you can use a ready-made package downloadable from here.

DOWNLOAD | TWRP Xiaomi Mi Max 2

This tool in batch format will then install the TWRP completely automatically without having to type commands! To do this you have to unpack this package in the same folder where you installed ADB and Fastboot. If you don't have ADB and Fastboot yet, you can install them by following the guide below.

Now connect your phone to the PC via USB and start the file GizFlasher.bat (which you will have copied to the ADB and Fastboot folder), accept the ADB connection on the smartphone then type 1 to start the installation of the personalized recovery.

Obtaining root permissions Xiaomi Mi Max 2

After installing the TWRP you are finally ready to get i root permissions Xiaomi Mi Max 2! As for the other procedures described for other smartphones you must recover the ZIP file with specific SuperSU; you can download this file from the following link.

DOWNLOAD | SuperSU Xiaomi Mi Max 2

Root permissions Xiaomi Mi Max 2

Now move this ZIP file inside the internal memory of the Xiaomi Mi Max 2 and restart in recovery by following the steps described below:

  • Turn off the device
  • Press the Power and Volume UP keys simultaneously
  • Tap with your finger up install or Install
  • Select the SuperSU ZIP file loaded in the internal memory
  • Swipe to confirm the installation
  • Restart

Thanks to these steps you will finally have obtained the root permissions Xiaomi Mi Max 2 and you can have fun customizing the device and making it more corresponding to your needs.

Other guides

Don't you want some apps to see active root permissions? If you have problems with the root, you can temporarily hide it using the following guide.

Are you worried about losing updates after installing root? Find out in the following guide how to install updates on rooted devices anyway.

Do you want to install a new version of MIUI on your Xiaomi smartphone? Just read the steps described in the guide below.