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Root Xiaomi Mi 4 and Install CWM Recovery on it without loosing warranty

This tutorial shows how to Root Xiaomi Mi 4 without Voiding or loosing Warranty and install CWM Recovery on it – Guide

Xiaomi, the Chinese manufacturer has launched Xiaomi Mi 4 recently, while the device was launched back in August last year in China. Xiaomi Mi 4 is now made available in India and it is done in partnership with India’s largest e-commerce retailer Flipkart. The device is exclusively available on Flipkart for around 19,999 INR and it packs high-end specs like 5 Inch IPS Full HD display with 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution, 2.5 GHz Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB RAM, 16 / 64GB internal Storage, 13 MP Rear shooter and 8MP front facing camera.

Root Xiaomi Mi 4 and Install CWM Reovery

If you are one of the owner of this beast and want to root it to avail most out of it then this guide might help you. Below are the steps listed on how to Root Xiaomi Mi 4 and Install CWM Recovery on it.

Getting Prepared:

  1. This tutorial is only for Xiaomi Mi 4, don’t try it on other smartphones.
  2. Backup all the important stuff to safe pace – SMS, Contacts, Call Logs etc.
  3. Charge Xiaomi Mi 4 to at least 70%.
  4. Enable USB Debugging on Xiaomi Mi 4.

Disclaimer: We should not be held liable or responsible in any manner for any damage occurred to Xiaomi Mi 4. So understand the risk involved in proceeding with the below step and proceed at your own risk.

In order to install CWM Recovery on Xiaomi Mi 4, we must have to root it first. So, let’s first proceed to Root Xiaomi Mi 4.

Also Read: How to Root Xiaomi Redmi 1S and Install Custom Recovery

How to Root Xiaomi Mi 4:

Step 1: Download the official Developer ROM from Mi 4’s official page.

Step 2: Transfer it to Root of your device’s Internal Storage.

Step 3: Go to Settings > About Phone > Click on “System Updates” > Select “Choose update Package”.

Step 4: Browse and choose the copied Developer ROM and follow the onscreen instructions.

Step 5: Reboot Xiaomi Mi 4 and after reboot go to Security > Permissions and Enable Root Permissions.

Step 6: Check for Root Permissions using Root Checker App.

That’s all now you have Rooted Xiaomi Mi 4 and now it’s time to install CWM Recovery on it.

How to install CWM Recovery on Xiaomi Mi 4:

Step 1: Download the CWM Recovery Package from here.

Step 2: Rename it to update.zip

Step 3: Copy it to your device’s internal storage. Make sure it is copied at the root, but not inside any folder.

Step 4: Go to Tools > Updater > hit menu button and choose Select Update Package.

Step 5: Now choose update.zip and follow the onscreen instructions.

Step 6: Reboot your device and check for installation by booting into Recovery Mode.

That’s it now you have installed CWM Recovery on Xiaomi Mi 4. Do share this tutorial with your friends on Facebook, twitter and Google Plus and help them in rooting Xiaomi Mi 4 and installing CWM Recovery.

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