How to flash/root Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 2/Prime
Chinese company Xiaomi launched its Note Series 2nd model Redmi Note 2, along with Redmi Note 2 Xiaomi also launched Redmi Note Prime. These Chinese model had a successful launch in China and India, as looking at the current situation of Android Smartphone market the features of Redmi Note 2/Prime are being outdated. So flashing/rooting your Redmi Note 2/Prime can make you happy with getting extra permission, customization and much more.
In this article, we will guide how to flash/root Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 2/Prime. After flashing/rooting customise your Redmi Note 2/Prime as they way you want using this article.
Note: Flashing/rooting your Android smartphone voids warranty and not following the flashing/rooting procedure properly may brick your Redmi Note 2/Prime Android smartphone.
Important: – Before flashing it is advised to take the backup of data and make sure that your phone battery is charged enough.
- Xiaomi USB Driver or VCOM Driver
- SP Flash Tool
- Fastboot ROM (Download from link above)
- Redmi Note 2/Prime
- Laptop or Desktop PC
- Xiaomi USB cable
- Please Back Up your files before flashing Fastboot, as it will erase all your data!
- Download links are at the end of the installation guide.
- Fastboot Mode is not needed for this flashing method.
- You can use this method to unbrick your phone!
- For the user with Window 8 and above, you should read here about the driver.
Download and install Android USB Drivers or follow the guide here to install VCOM Driver.
Power off your Redmi Note 2 and remove the battery from it. (You can choose not to remove it, but make sure it has at least 50% battery)
Download Fastboot ROM and extract it into your PC.
Download and extract SP Flash Tools on your PC
Right click on Flash_tool.exe and click “Run as administrator”.
After launched SP Flash Tools, click on Scatter-Loading.
Locate the Scatter file named “MT6595_Android_scatter.txt” in your Fastboot ROM folder. It can be found in the images folder.
Now, press Download as shown in the picture below.
This might lag for few minutes as SP Flash Tool is finding for your device.
Now connect your phone to PC through USB cable, then press volume up button once/twice.
Note: Replug your phone if there’s no Red Bar appeared in flash tool.
Once your device is detected, you will see a Red bar below the tool, and wait for the yellow bar to reach the end.
A big green tick will appear when flashing progress is finish.
Insert your battery and reboot your phone.
Please be patient as first-time reboot needs at least 2-3 minutes.
Congrats, you have successfully flashed a fastboot ROM on your Redmi Note 2!