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How to root Xiaomi Mi Box S Android TV Box?

How to root Xiaomi Mi Box S Android TV Box?

By  Adan Flannigan 2019-11-05 39498 0

In the process of using Xiaomi Mi Box S, you may want to download the APK files from the third party, or you want to degrade the firmware version of Xiao Mi Box S. Before these, you should root the Xiaomi Mi Box S. So how to do? Don’t worry, the following steps will help you. Please notice that there is risk after your root Xiaomi Mi Box, we will not responsible for any damage to your device.


What you need:

Xiaomi Mi Box S

● Computer (or VirtualMachine) with Windows 7/8/8.1/10

HDMI cable

 USB to microUSB cable

● USB Mouse (Wireless Mouse does not work)

● TV/Monitor with HDMI input near the computer

● USB PenDrive (formatted in FAT32)

● MicroSD (formatted in FAT32)


Step 1: Power on Xiaomi Mi Box S and connect it to the TV with HIDM cable. .

Step 2: Enter Settings > Account and security.

Step 3: Now, you will then be faced with the two options: The first option indicates the possibility of installing Apps from unknown sources; The second option indicates the ADB setting;

Step 4: Both should be changed in "allowed".

Step 5: Now let's proceed with the preparation of the PC/VirtualMachine:

Step 6: Download and install Android Studio.

Step 6: Download and extract to your desktop the file


Step 7: Download and start "RootGenius_en.exe" (it will only help you to allow Windows to correctly install the ADB driver for the Mi Box)

Step 8: Connect Xiaomi Mi Box S to the PC with the USB to microUSB cable

Step 9: Click Next and wait for RootGenius to automatically download and install the correct driver

Step 10: Close RootGenius.

Step 11:Now insert the microSD in your PC and format it in FAT32, then insert it in the Mi Box

Step 12: Place yourself in the folder "miboxproroot_ROM_GreaterThan_1.3.50" and double click on the file "mibox3GEN_root_en.bat".

A Command Prompt window will open:

** This procedure must be done with the Mi Box connected to the TV: with the remote control you must authorize the execution of the script as soon as the warning is displayed on the TV **

Step 13: Press Enter in the Command Prompt window.

Step 14:Turn your attention to the TV now and authorize the script by pressing with the remote control on "allowed".

Step 15:At this point the script will perform several operations at the end of which the Mi Box will restart automatically and after restarting you will find the "Super SU" icon in the Home screen.

Step 16: Remove the USB cable and the microSD.

Let's proceed now with the installation of Apex Launcher (which we will use to change the language from Chinese to English):

Step 17: Connect a PenDrive to your PC (format it in FAT32 if you haven't done so yet) and copy the file "com.anddoes.launcher.apk" inside it.

Step 18:Disconnect the PenDrive from your PC and plug it into the USB port on the back of the Mi Box.

Step 19:Watching the TV, Xiaomi Mi Box S will notify you that it has detected a removable device: with the remote control, position yourself on the top of the Mi Box graphic interface and go to the USB icon.

Step 20: Enter the PenDrive and open the file "com.anddoes.launcher.apk".

Step 21: Proceed with the installation of the APK and confirm the request for ROOT permissions.

Step 22: When installation is complete, return to the Home screen and start Apex Launcher.


GearbsetBlog will not responsible for any kind of damage occurred to your Xiaomi Mi Box S during or after the rooting process. Rooting will void the warranty of your device. Proceed at your own risk.

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