How to Root Realme 5i ~ 3 [Working Methods]

Hello friends, If you are looking for a way to root your Realme 5i, then you have come to the right place. If you want to take full advantage of your smartphone, you can root it and customize and optimize it. In this article, we are going to tell you the easiest and safest way to root your smartphone. Stay till the end to root your Realme 5i.

What is root?

The process of obtaining superuser access or administrative rights on the operating system is known as rooting an Android smartphone. Users now can view and change settings and system files that are ordinarily blocked by the device’s maker. Imagine it as having the same level of access as “administrator” or “root” on a computer.

The advantages of rooting include the ability to remove pre-installed applications, alter the look and behavior of the user interface, and even add specialized applications that need full access to the operating system. However, there may be dangers associated with roots. Modifying system files can result in instability, security holes, and a device’s warranty being nullified.

Advantages or Benefits of rooting

  • Access to Applications: Rooting allows you to give supervised access to any application. This allows you to install and control applications with specific functions.
  • Backup & Restore: Rooting allows you to back up your device’s data and restore it easily, ensuring data security and recovery.
  • Custom ROMs: After rooting, you can install custom ROMs that come with new features and better performance.
  • Automation: Rooting allows you to configure automated tasks on your device, such as automatic installation of applications, data synchronization, etc.
  • Customization: Rooting allows you to customize your device however you like. You can change the interface of your phone using different themes, icons, fonts, etc.
  • Ad Blocking: Rooting allows you to use special applications to block ads on your device.

Disadvantages or Cons of Rooting

  • Warranty may be void: When you root your device, you may void its original warranty. If something goes wrong, you may be responsible for repairing it.
  • Security Tips: Rooted devices are more vulnerable to more signals. Doing so may reduce the security of the device and increase the risk of the theft of your data.
  • Software Expertise Required: After rooting, you need more software expertise so that you can manage the device properly.
  • Update Problems: Official system updates can be problematic on rooted devices. Doing so may introduce bugs and associations with your device that may affect the update.
  • Risk of Bricking: If you attempt to root the wrong way, there is a risk of bricking the device, rendering it non-functional at all.

Pre Requirements:

  • Battery charge: Make sure your device’s battery health is above 80% at the time of rooting. So that your device’s battery does not get drained while rooting.
  • Device version check: Before starting the rooting process, you have to check your device’s model number and version. It’s important to download the correct rooting method and files for your device.
  • Correct USB Drivers and Cable: Install the correct USB drivers for your device on your PC and choose an original USB cable. This will help you connect your phone to the PC properly.
  • Data Backup: Before rooting, you must keep your device’s important data in a safe place. Because rooting can corrupt your device’s data.
  • Internet access: In the rooting process, you will need internet access. You will need to download an unlock tool and other stuff.

Let’s Root Realme 5i

To root your Realme 5i, we will use three techniques: the first is using TWRP Custom Recovery, the second is using Fastboot and ADB, and the third method, Realme 5i Without PC, requires prerequisites to be fulfilled before rooting.

Warning:- Rooting puts your device at security risk and voids your device warranty. RootingTips will not take any responsibility for any kind of issue. So root your device at your own risk.

Method #1: Using the TWRP Custom Recovery

Step 1: Unlock the bootloader

  • Enable Developer Options: Go to device Settings, scroll down, and tap on >> “About phone” >> then tap on >> “Build number”, several times until >> “Developer Options” is activated.
Enable Devloper Option
  • Go to Settings and select “Developers Mode”. Now find the options “OEM Unlocking” and “USB Debugging” and enable them.
Enable USB Debugging
oem unlocking
  • Now boot your Realme 5i into bootloader mode to Unlock the Bootloader.
  • Connect the phone to the PC or laptop using a USB cable.
  • Type the command “fastboot oem unlock” in the terminal.

Step 2: Install and flash TWRP custom recovery

  • Download the file: Go to the TWRP official website and download the TWRP recovery file for your Realme 5i, according to the model “5i” and brand “Realme” of your device. The file can be a string or in “img” format.
  • Boot your phone into bootloader mode: To enter bootloader mode, you can press and hold the “Power button” and “Volume Down” buttons of your phone simultaneously. After that, you have to select “Bootloader” or “Fastboot” by using the “Volume Up/Down button”.
  • Flashing TWRP Recovery: After getting your phone into Fastboot mode, use a USB cable and connect it to your PC.
  • Flash the recovery: Now, open the flashing tool on your PC and select the TWRP recovery file on your phone. Select the appropriate option to flash the file, and wait for the process to complete.

If you need a TWRP installation guide, you can check out our related posts.

Step 3: Get the correct Magisk Zip

We assume you have completed the TWRP flashing process on your Realme 5i with our method. Which we told you very well in the previous step. If you haven’t done it, then do it now. Then you are ready to flash the Magisk Zip file. So now you can download the Magisk zip file, which is given below.

Step 4: Root using Magisk Zip

  • Let’s start by booting TWRP Custom Recovery.
  • Press the “Install button” and find the “Magisk file”.
Install Button
  • Select the “.zip” file from the shown list to open the flashing menu.
Select Magisk Zip
  • “Swipe right” to start the flashing process.
Right swipe
  • Reboot your device when the flashing process is complete.

Superb! You rooted Realme 5i successfully. Now you can use the full potential of your device.

Method #2: Using Fastboot and ADB

Download platform tools and ADB drivers for your PC or laptop.

  • Go to Settings >> About Phone >> Tap on “Build Number” several times until “Developer Mode” is enabled.
  • Access the “Developer option” to enable “USB debugging” and “OEM unlocking.”.
oem unlocking
  • Connect your smartphone to the PC or laptop using the “USB Cable”.
  • Open the platform tool folder and type “cmd” in the folder’s search bar.
  • A terminal window or command prompt will display on the screen.
  • Now type the first command, “adb reboot bootloader”. to boot into the bootloader.
adb reboot bootloader
  • Now, enter the command “fastboot flash boot” and choose then hit Enter to start the flashing process on your device.
fastboot flash boot
  • Finally, type the command “fastboot reboot” to reboot your Realme 5i.

Method #3: Root Realme 5i Without PC

  • Download and install the KingoRoot app on your Realme 5i.
install the application
  • Make sure to enable the “unknown source” settings on your device.
  • Now, open the application and click on the One-Click Root option.
One Click Root option
  • Wait until the rooting process ends on the Kingoroot app.
  • After completing the process, your Realme 5i has been successfully rooted.

How to uninstall Magisk on Realme 5i?

If you want to unroot your Realme 5i for any reason, then simply follow the steps given below. To unroot your device.

  • Open the Magisk App on your Realme 5i.
  • Go to the “Settings” menu Tap (three horizontal lines) in the upper-left corner, and then select “Settings”.
  • Scroll down in the Settings menu and tap the “Uninstall” button.
Uninstall Magisk
  • Follow the prompts to “uninstall Magisk” and restore your device to its original, unrooted state.
Complete Uninstall

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q- Will uninstalling Magisk remove root?

Ans. Yes, uninstalling Magisk will remove root access from your device.

Q- Is KingRoot from China?

Ans. Yes, KingRoot is a root tool developed by Kingosoft Technology Ltd., a Chinese company. It is used to root Android devices, providing users with superuser access and control over their devices’ operating systems.

Q- Why is KingRoot banned?

Ans. KingRoot is banned due to security concerns. Its methods often involve exploiting vulnerabilities in Android systems, making devices more susceptible to malware. As a result, many view it as a potential risk to user data and device integrity.


So, friends, I hope you have understood the process of rooting your Realme 5i. If you are facing any kind of problem in rooting or understanding, then you can tell us in the comment box, and we will help you solve the problem If you have read till now, then you can leave a lovely comment for us Thanks.

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