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 which in theory works for locked bootloader, BUT, I HAVE NOT MADE THE TEST ON LOCKED BOOTLOADER PERSONALLY. So for the time being, the limitation would still be in an UNLOCKED environment.
- Unlocked bootloader.
- MediaTek USB VCOM drivers NOTE: WINDOWS 10 (32 & 64 bits) driver
- SP Flash Tool
- 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 BETA-SuperSU-2.67.zip alone, unzipped them accordingly, then start installing the MediaTek USB VCOM dirver or the Windows 10 driver whichever is applicable. Next, move the BETA-SuperSU-2.67.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:-
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 “TWRP_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 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 BETA-SuperSU-2.67, as shown below:-
After that is done, Reboot System. Now, we done flashing TWRP recovery using SP Flash Tool and rooting using BETA-SuperSU-2.67.
CREDIT TO: TWRP 126.96.36.199 by Cloud & SP Flash Tool
NANDROID BACKUP for Redmi Note 3 [ROOTED]
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.