How to unlock the bootloader, root, and install TWRP on the Xiaomi Mi 9
Xiaomi devices are pretty popular around these parts, but their software isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. The good news is Xiaomi allows users to unlock their device bootloaders. You just have to wait through the unlock period before you can do anything. Max from XDA TV has shared a tutorial video about how to do that as well as install TWRP and root with Magisk on the Xiaomi Mi 9. If you’re interested in doing any of this on your Mi 9, watch the video below.
Here are links to the things you will need in this video:
Xiaomi Mi 9 Specifications - Click to expand
|Design||Front: Waterdrop notch, 3.6mm chin size
Back: 243 sq. millimeters of sapphire glass covering the triple rear camera lenses
Frame: Stainless steel. No IP rating.
Colors: Lavender Violet, Ocean Blue, or Piano Black; Holographic effect
Dimensions and Weight: 155 x 75 x 7.6mm, 173g
|Software||MIUI 10.2 based on Android 9 Pie|
|Display||6.39-inch OLED display (19.5:9), 403ppi, FHD+, 90.7% screen-to-body ratio, Gorilla Glass 6, 103.8% NTSC wide color gamut, 600-nit brightness with High Brightness Mode
Reading Mode 2.0, Sunlight Mode 2.0
|System-on-chip||Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 with Adreno 640 GPU|
|RAM and storage||6GB RAM LPDDR4X + 128GB storage UFS 2.1
8GB RAM LPDDR4X + 128GB storage UFS 2.1No microSD card slot
|Charging||Wireless: 20W non-Qi with proprietary charger OR 10W Qi wireless charging
Wired: Rated for 27W wired charging (18W charger provided with the device)
|Front camera||20MP, all Xiaomi AI beauty functions supported|
|Biometrics||Fifth-generation optical in-display fingerprint scanner|
|Connectivity||Dual nanoSIM 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Multi-function NFC (SN100T chip), Dual-frequency GPS with independent L5 antenna, IR Blaster, USB type-C port, HPUE, 4×4 MIMO
|Audio||Linear speaker, audio output amplified by Smart PA, no 3.5mm headphone jack|
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