Originally Posted by DMXrated
I just tried to root my Redmi Note 5 with Kingroot. The option "Try root" is there, I tap that, the percentage rises all the way to 100 while below reads "Acquiring Root". A checkmark appears when it reaches 100, and it then says:
Scanning Root security
Then I see a new percentage rise, entitled "Security index". It reaches 93 and shows an "Optimize" option, I tap that, it makes the rest of its way to 100, and then says "Optimize" again, displays a loading screen, and gives me three different versions of Kingroot to choose from. Whichever one I choose, it then urges me to either leave 5 stars or share with a friend. The former leads to a screen that just says "Item not found."
I go all the way back to the first screen, and it once again says "Device is not Root yet".
Even Root Checker confirms that it had in fact failed to root.
What am I doing wrong here?
I´m in the same wagon with @Ibuprophen
, KingRoot, KingoRoot and similar are not of my like at all and I wont recommend them.
The procedure to root this device is pretty easy with the lot of development around it either Vince or Whyred you have to follow the next:
- Unlock bootloader.
- Install/flash a custom recovery of your preference.
- Flash Magisk through it.
In the case you have Whyred an additional step must be required; don´t flash recovery directly from fastboot but boot on it and flash the zip or image once you booted to recovery.
To can boot up to system for first time you might need to format data or flash a sort or DM-Verity to avoid integrity control at boot process but most of custom recovery have this feature in-built.