Every now and then, I am doing testing towards going around the locked bootloader. This time using SP Flash Tool to flash TWRP for Redmi Note 3 as an alternative to flash TWRP recovery on a unlocked bootloader and ultimately rooting with SuperSU.
- Redmi Note 3 (MediaTek)
- Unlocked bootloader.
- Go to About phone > tap MIUI version at least 7 times to activate the Developer options. Go to Additional settings > Developer options > USB debugging > Enable it.
- Fully charged your device
- USB DATA cable that came with your device.
- Working USB port on your computer
- Switch off your device
After all the three zipped files are downloaded, leaving UPDATE-SuperSU-v2.65.zip alone, unzipped them accordingly, then start installing the MediaTek USB VCOM dirver or the Windows 10 driver whichever is applicable. Next, move the UPDATE-SuperSU-v2.65.zip to the Download folder on your phone for easy access, as shown below:-
After you unzipped the SP Flash Tool, launch the "Flash.exe" as shown below:-
STEP THREE:Next click on the "Download Agent" and locate "DA_SWSEC.bin" from the unzipped SP Flash Tool folder earlier and click Open, as shown below:-
Next click on the "Scatter-loading" button and locate the "MT6795_Android_scatter" from the unzipped "TWRP300_RN3_SPFlash©feds64" folder earlier and click Open, as shown below:-
Since we are flashing the TWRP recovery, make sure the "recovery" box is ticked and unticked the "preloader" box, as shown below:-
Connect the other end of your USB DATA cable to the computer.
Now click the "Download" button.
DEVICE: (Still in Off-state mode) Immediately after clicking "Download" button, PRESS and HOLD the Vol (-) Down button, and connect the other end of the USB DATA cable to your device. Release the button after you see the big Checkmark which should be less than 10 seconds, as shown below:-
Unplug the USB DATA cable from your device.
Next what you need to do, to boot to the "TWRP 3.0.0 Recovery", you need to PRESS & HOLD the Vol Up + Power key simultaneously, and release when the Mi logo appear. Wait for a couple of second until the TWRP main menu appear, then tick "Only mount system read-only" as shown below:-
Next, flash UPDATE-SuperSU-v2.65, as shown below:-
DISCLAIMER: Always perform a NANDROID Backup before you endeavor into flashing or updating your ROM. Flashing can potentially cause a brick or a bootloop. DO IT ON YOUR OWN RISK.
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