Poco smartphones have gained popularity in a very short period of time. Recently, Poco has launched two GT models, Poco F3 GT and Poco X3 GT. Poco X3 GT is a 5G phone with a 6.6-inch FHD+ LCD display powered by MediaTek Dimensity 1100 processor and comes with 8GB of RAM and 128/256 GB storage. Here is your guide to root Poco X3 GT and unlock the bootloader.
Before we start and unlock the bootloader, let us identify the necessary tools, files and drivers that are required.
- Make sure the charging of your phone is 60% or above.
- Backup of your Poco X3 GT as this will delete all the data from your phone.
- Laptop or PC with Windows 7/8/10/11.
- Download USB drivers.
- Download MI unlock Tool.
- Install ADB & Fastboot Drivers.
- Mi Account
- Download Magisk Manager Application.
- Download Poco X3 GT firmware.
To root Poco X3 GT, first, we have to unlock the bootloader of Poco X3 GT.
Unlock Bootloader of Poco X3 GT
Let’s follow the steps to unlock bootloader Poco X3 GT –
- Download the Mi Unlock Tool on your PC.
- Install ADB & Fastboot Drivers on your PC.
- Now open Settings on your phone and login to Mi Account and wait for minimum of 7 days. And if you have previously logged in for more than 7 days, you can skip this step. You can also try without wasting your time.
- Now go to Settings > Mi Account > Mi Cloud and enable ‘Sync’ & ‘Find Device’. Sync all data at least for one time.
- Then enable developer options by tapping 7 times on the MIUI version in About Phone Settings. This will display ‘You are now a developer.’
- Now go to Settings and then go to Additional Settings > Developer Options.
- Under developer options, enable OEM unlocking and USB Debugging.
- Now connect your device to the active internet connection with the same number that you used in the Mi account. Now, go to Mi Unlock Status (in developer options) and then link your Mi Account.
- Boot your Poco X3 GT in Fastboot mode. For this, switch off your phone and then press & hold Volume Down + Power button together and release buttons when the Mi Bunny image will pop up on the phone.
- Connect your PC to an active Internet connection and open the Mi Unlock Tool. Then, log in with the same Mi account that you use on your Poco X3 GT.
- The tool will identify your phone and after that click on the ‘Unlock Now’ button.
- This will start unlocking the bootloader of Xiaomi Poco X3 GT, and this will wipe of all the data.
This will unlock the bootloader, then you can go to developer options and check if OEM Unlocking is enabled after the restart. After verifying you can now proceed to root steps.
Steps to Root Poco X3 GT
- Download and install the Magisk apk on your phone.
- Extract boot.img file from the Poco X3 GT Firmware. Follow this link- https://xiaomifirmwareupdater.com/firmware/chopin/
- Then, you can copy the boot.img to your phone storage.
- Open the Magisk app and click on the Install next to Magisk.
- In the next screen, choose ‘Select and Patch a File’.
- Now browse and select the boot.img file. It will start patching the file.
- After complete patching, you will find the patched file in the Download folder with the name Magisk patched.img.
- Copy the patched file to your computer at location C:\adb (or Platform tools folder). Rename the file to boot.img.
- Switch off your Xiaomi Poco X3 GT and boot in the Fastboot mode (you can also use the process given in unlock bootloader steps).
- Connect your phone to the computer when it is in Fastboot mode.
- Now, go to the C:\adb folder (or Platform tools) and change the address to CMD and press enter to open Command Window.
- Now enter the ‘fastboot devices’ command on your Command/PowerShell window to check if it is connected, it should return id.
- Once it is connected, enter the ‘fastboot flash boot boot.img’ command to root Poco X3 GT.
- After flashing the patched boot file, reboot your phone into the system using the ‘fastboot reboot’ command.
- When the device boots into the system, open the Magisk app and follow the in-app instructions.
- And your Poco X3 GT is successfully rooted.
After doing the root process, check for root access using any third-party root checker app. And once you verify the access, you can use all the apps and features that ask for root privilege.
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