From this guide, you can install TWRP on Xiaomi Mi 9 SE and root using Magisk utility. If you are an Android enthusiast having Mi 9 SE, this post is for you! There are two tutorials below; the first part is to install the TWRP image using the Fastboot method, and the second part is to flash Magisk ZIP using recovery. Read ahead!
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE is the younger sibling of the flagship Mi 9T Pro. This phone is for those who prefer a pocket-sized device for easy one-handed operation. It comes with the same features as the Xiaomi Mi 9, Samsung AMOLED display, Sony 48MP camera, and improved in-screen fingerprint sensor.
Featuring IR remote control and NFC, Mi 9 SE comes with the world premiere of the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 712. The only difference is the 5.97″ Dot Drop Full-screen display.
In the software part, Mi 9 SE runs with the MiUI 10 based on Android 9.0. But MiUI is not for everyone. So, many people prefer flashing custom ROM on Xiaomi devices. As Xiaomi has a vast fan base, many of them are developers too. We got a large developer community, the XDA forum, where we can see tons of development on Mi phones. So, in order to use the full potential of your device, you must install a custom recovery like TWRP. Custom recovery also allows you to root your device by flashing Magisk or SuperSU. Once you root your phone, you can utilize the root-based apps or Xposed Modules.
Therefore, in this post, we will guide you to install TWRP on your Xiaomi Mi 9 SE and root using Magisk Systemless utility. We have a detail step-by-step tutorial below; even a first time user can understand it correctly. Keep reading, and do not skip a single part. Otherwise, you may get stuck somewhere.
TWRP for Mi 9 SE is an unofficial build, but it’s quite stable with all working features, including data partition decryption, MTP, Nandroid backups, and more.
But in order to install the TWRP recovery on Xiaomi Mi 9 SE, you need to unlock the bootloader of your device. Without that, you can’t proceed to this tutorial. If you had already unlocked it, you can skip and proceed ahead. If not, we have a detailed tutorial on how to unlock the bootloader on Xiaomi Mi 9 SE. Check out the following guide:
Once you are done with the unlocking part, you can get back to this guide and install TWRP on Mi 9 SE, followed by flashing Magisk for rooting. But before that, check out some points below on the benefits of rooting!
Do you ever wonder why bother with rooting an Android devices that you have? Well, after reading this post, all your questions will be answered. It is true that rooting the Android device will scrap off the warranty that people have on their phones. This is one of the main reasons why people often do not root their devices in the first place.
However, there are many hidden advantages of doing so, and you will agree with us as well. Rooting of an Android devices unlocks the full-on power of the phones and other devices. This also provides some other benefits such as updates, battery saving benefits, deletion of unnecessary things. There are other benefits as well which we shall be discussing here.
One of the greatest benefits that come with the rooting of the devices is that the user will be able to run the custom ROMs. Why would you install the custom firmware on the phone? Well, because they help in optimizing and improving the entire Android system. Apart from that, the user experience from these modifications is exceptional.
2. Overclock CPU
We have seen that rooting the PC made it possible to overclock CPU. This is something that is similar to the phones as well. So, the user will be able to boost the CPU’s processing power to a very large extent. As a result, you can get a much smoother and better experience with the Android device that you use. However, there is also the risk of frying up the entire main board, so you need to be very careful while doing that.
3. Easy movement of applications from Storage to the SD Cards
If you have a budget Android phone, then this benefit will be very useful for you. For example, if anyone doesn’t have much internal storage on their low-budget phone, the apps can be transferred into the SD card very easily if the device is rooted. So, you can very efficiently free up space in the internal storage. Who doesn’t love having a tidied up storage right?
4. Remove the Bloatware
You can easily get rid of the bloatware that is troubling your phone. So, you can easily control all the applications that are present in the phone. You won’t have to deal with the clutters in the drawers as well. Cutting the bloatware would mean that you will have more memory as well.
5. Real Backups
Another great thing about rooting the phone or tablet would mean that your backup will be improved and restored very easily. Rooting the device helps your device to back up every single thing that you have on your device and not just the app downloads and some special settings.
There are many different benefits when it comes to rooting the Android device. You will have a longer life for your battery and who can forget about the clean storage, right? Well, why not go ahead and do it then? Root your Android device now to see impressive results.
1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~432 ppi density)
Android 9.0 (Pie); MIUI 10.3.3
Non-removable Li-Po 3070 mAh battery
Download TWRP Recovery for Mi 9 SE
The TWRP recovery for Xiaomi Mi 9 SE is not official yet. But fortunately, krasCGQ, a Recognized Contributor from XDA Developer, has created an unofficial TWRP 3.3.1 for the Mi 9 SE, all thanks to him. This build works like a charm. Download from the link below!
(twrp-3.3.1-3-grus-20190802.img is the latest version so far. But keep checking the developer page for the most recent version always.)
WARNING: All the custom ROMs, Official Firmware, How-to guides, tutorials, roots, hacks, and tricks mentioned on our site belong to the respective developers. We are not responsible if anything goes wrong with your device. Perform it at your own risk.
Download Magisk ZIP for Mi 9 SE
For rooting, we will be using Magisk Systemless root utility. Download the latest version from the link given below:
Make sure your phone has at least 80 – 85% charge. If not, please do charge it before starting the experiment.
You need to enable USB Debugging mode to connect your Android phone to computer. (Settings > About Phone > Build number > Tap it 7 times to become developer; Settings > Developer Options > USB Debugging).
Make sure you have correctly installed Xiaomi Mi 9 SE USB Driver on your computer. If not, please download from any official source and install it correctly. Otherwise, your computer will not detect your device.
But before starting the tutorial, we suggest you to backup your important documents from the device and make a copy of it to your computer. On performing our experiment, your device will get wiped, and you will lose everything from the phone. We don’t want that. in that case, we have a list of Application that may help you on creating backup within the phone. Later on, you can copy the files to computer for a safe side.
Once you are sure that you are done with the backup stuff, please proceed to the tutorial below on How to Root Xiaomi Mi 9 SE quickly.
How to install TWRP and root Mi 9 SE
We have mentioned the full step-by-step instructions on how to install TWRP and root Mi 9 SE using Magisk Utility. If you are entirely new to rooting, flashing a Custom ROM or an Official Firmware, please read the entire tutorial once before actually performing it on your device.
Tutorial: How to install TWRP on Xiaomi Redmi 8
Download all the required files from the above-given links to your device. Also, keep a copy of the TWRP image file on your computer.
Connect your phone to the computer using compatible USB cable (preferably, the official one, provided by Xiaomi with the phone box).
Open Command Prompt on the same directory as TWRP file. Press the SHIFT key and right-click on an empty space. Select “Open PowerShell window here” or “Open command window here” from the pop-up menu.
On the PowerShell Window, type the following command and HIT enter:
adb reboot bootloader
(This will reboot the device into fastboot/bootloader mode.) └ If you get a permission pop-up on your device to “Allow USB debugging”, tap OK.
Once you are in the fastboot mode, type the following command and HIT enter:
Patch the stock boot image of your current firmware and flash it using fastboot.
However, the second method is not recommended for novice users since it is quite tricky. You need to familiarize with the steps before you proceed with it. Both methods are described in our detailed tutorial below:
So you are done with this tutorial! You had successfully installed the latest TWRP official and rooted Xiaomi Mi 9 SE using our guide. If you faced any problem with performing this tutorial, please let us know by dropping a comment below. Our team will reply you back as soon as possible.
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