I am rooting my xiaomi phone.

I am using instruction here


The truth is I actually prefer to wait till I have an update. Device enscryption for xiaomi doesn't work yet. Some said it will work for miui 7.1

Well, I go ahead and root it anyway.

WHat about if latter miui 7.1 is available?

Should I just do OTA?

  • OTA on a Lollipop device would and should fail if the device is rooted. Rooting compromises the integrity of system partition. – Firelord Feb 10 '16 at 19:21
  • So what should I do then if I want to upgrade my miui? – user4951 Feb 13 '16 at 7:22

If you update your rooted phone you will lose your root access and will need to root your phone again which could be a problem because previous method of rooting may not be working on new version. You will need to wait until the same rooting method you used earlier releases a compatible update or you might need to find a compatible method.


I read the instructions and it seems safe. You could run into problems if you OTA while having a custom recovery like TWRP or CWM. However, that method does not seem to require you to change your recovery. Keep in mind that after you apply the OTA there's a good chance that the root will be lost, and you might not be able to re-gain it until a new method is found for the new ROM version.

Good luck!

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