How to Root Mi Max 2 (With Unlocking bootloader and Installing TWRP)

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Mi Max 2
Image showing the Mi MAX 2 smartphone. Image courtesy: manilashaker .com

Xiaomi Mi Max 2 is a smartphone with a large 6.44-inch screen, 4 GB of RAM and 64GB of internal memory, which can be easily expandable with any microSD. Such monster specs can be exploited even more by removing the useless bloatware apps and customizing the system according to the user’s needs. But to do this type of operations it is necessary to provide root permissions to the device. So in this guide, we will show you step by step how to root Xiaomi Mi Max 2.

How to Root Xiaomi Mi Max 2

As with any Android smartphone, even on the Xiaomi Mi Max 2, it is necessary to follow a precise procedure to obtain root permissions. The required steps are described below:

  • Unblock the Xiaomi Mi Max 2 bootloader
  • Install a custom recovery (TWRP)
  • Flash custom recovery the ZIP package containing SuperSU

Unblock the bootloader of Mi Max 2

For the Xiaomi bootloader unlock, you need to use the official website provided by the Chinese manufacturer to unlock the device’s bootloader. The link to the site is available below. Open the link on your PC and follow the below steps.

Xiaomi UnlockMI Bootloader Unlock

Click on Unlock Now and log in with your Mi account (which you might have created or if you haven’t, create one now); After logging in, you will see a window appear asking for permission to Xiaomi for unlocking.

Xiaomi Bootloader Unlock

Enter your name, phone number, and an explanation in English on the reasons for the unlock (possibly realistic, do not copy anything from the Internet!); Finally enter 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 a text message on your Xiaomi Mi Max 2 with the confirmation of unlocking the bootloader, now you just have to go to Developer Options and activate the OEM Unlocking voice.

If you do not have Developer Options Enabled, you can activate it by going to Settings -> Phone Info and clicking on MIUI Version repeatedly. The new menu can be found in Settings -> Additional Settings.

Enable USB debugging

In the same screen it also enables USB debugging, it will be useful during flashing.

Installing TWRP recovery

To install the TWRP recovery on Xiaomi Mi Max 2, you can use a tool that can be downloaded from the link below.

TWRP Xiaomi Mi Max 2

This tool is in the batch format so that it will install the TWRP completely automatically without typing commands! To do this, you need to unpack this package in the same folder where you installed ADB and Fastboot.

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

Rooting Xiaomi Mi Max 2

After installing the TWRP, you are finally ready to root your Mi Max 2 device. To root your device you need to flash the SuperSu zip file via the TWRP recovery, you can download the file from the following link.

SuperSU Xiaomi Mi Max 2

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

  • Turn off the device
  • Press the Power and Volume UP buttons simultaneously to enter into recovery mode
  • Tap with your finger on Install or Install
  • Select the SuperSU ZIP file loaded in the internal memory
  • Swipe to confirm the installation
  • Restart

You will finally get the root permissions Xiaomi Mi Max 2, and you can have fun customizing the device and making it more suited to your needs.

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