How to Root Xiaomi Mi A1 without using a PC/Laptop

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A few days back some headlines were there narrating the discontinuation of Xiaomi’s Mi A1 device as its successor Mi A2(Mi 6X) is on its way. Mi A1 was one of the best devices Xiaomi has offered in the Indian market. The whooping sales of this device have also contributed to the popularity of the brand itself. Mi A1 has recently received the Android 8.0 Oreo update. Still, numerous users are there who are looking for an easy method to root their smartphone. In this write-up, we will be describing you the effortless method to root the device.

Xiaomi Mi A1 rose gold

The device currently runs on Android Oreo and the traditional method to root. It is by using ADB and Fastboot method but for most of us interacting with those commands Root is not a piece of cake. This simple method makes use of SuperSU which is old yet reliable.

Pre-requisites:
1.) A Xiaomi Mi A1 device with at least 50% of charge.
2.) Your device should have an unlocked bootloader.
3.) Mi A1 should have a custom recovery like TWRP preinstalled.

How to Root Mi A1 without PC/Laptop?
1.) First, take a complete backup of your device as in worst cases a user might end up losing his data.
2.) Head over to the below link and download the listed SuperSU.zip file.
3.) It is in the form of a .zip format so don’t extract and paste it into the internal storage of your device.
4.) After pasting rename it as “update.zip”.
5.) Now switch off your Mi A1 and hold the Power+Vol up button to trigger the recovery mode.
6.) Here in TWRP menu select the Install option and locate the file named as “update.zip”, swipe to confirm flashing.
7.) It will take a few seconds and now reboot your device.
8.) Now your Mi A1 device has been successfully rooted.

Download SuperSU.zip

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