I am going to explain you all how to root your Mi3, Redmi1S or Redmi Note - Indian version - Works on other variants too - Tested on Singapore, Malaysia and TD too. This may work with other Country ROM's also. If you are successful please let me know & the method u followed.
This is so far the easiest method to gain root on your MI Device - Even a Noob can do it .
1. Download the follwing zip file and rename it to "update.zip"
2. Put these files on in the SD card of your phone. - Not inside other folders i.e on ur root of sd card.
3. Now open Updater app, click menu - select "select update package option". Then select the "update.zip" and update. Now your phone will ask you to reboot. Select reboot now.
4. Reboot your system now. Go to Security app - Permissions - Root permission - Turn on. U have root access now. (Screenshot for the same has been attached below - Just for Help).
Download link for the file : https://www.dropbox.com/s/e8ng3b1rue...nlock.zip?dl=0