Redmi 9 which has codename Lancelot is Xiaomi’s latest iteration of its budget lineup. It sports just enough ratio of hardware, performance, and price.
In fact, Redmi 9 is not the cheapest phone ever released by the company. It has little brothers namely Redmi 9A and Redmi 9C which are available at cheaper price tags.
The phone boasts a quadcamera setup, Mediatek Helio G80 (12 nm), Mali-G52 MC2 GPU, and a massive Li-Po 5020 mAh battery.
Thus, it becomes favorite Android phone in the budget segment.
The phone was released in June 2020. Up until we write this article, there isn’t official TWRP recovery just yet.
Hence, it makes the rooting process a little bit arduous.
You’ll need to manually patch the official boot image using Magisk app and do the rooting process conventionally.
Below you can download the official MIUI 12 boot.img file from our mirror server.
The files were extracted from MIUI 12 official recovery ROM (zip).
We make no modifications. All the files are untouched and super clean.
Of course, you can extract boot.img file by yourself.
However, we’ve just saved your time and bandwidth.
Instead of downloading the full MIUI ROM, you can cut the long road ahead by simply getting from below mirror links.
Just do not forget to pick the same exact version as MIUI operating system running on your Redmi 9 phone.
Downloading and using a wrong boot image file will cause your phone go into bootloop.
Go to Settings > About > and see your MIUI version.
Now choose the one according to your Redmi 9 variant:
Redmi 9 Global
Version 188.8.131.52.QJCMIXM: Download Stock Boot Image.
Redmi 9 Indonesia
Version 184.108.40.206.QJCIDXM: Download Stock Boot Image.
Redmi 9 Europe (EEA)
Version 220.127.116.11.QJCEUXM: Download Stock Boot Image.
Redmi 9 China
Version 18.104.22.168.QJCCNXM: Download Stock Boot Image.
Redmi 9 Prime India
Version 22.214.171.124.QJCINXM: Download Stock Boot Image.
How to Patch Boot Image
Patching MIUI boot image on Redmi 9 is just like patching any Android boot image file.
Download boot.img file from above link. You need to extract the zip file to obtain the .img file.
Transfer the boot.img file to your phone.
Download and install Magisk Manager app on your phone at first.
Next, open the app. Make sure your phone is connected to the Internet via either WiFi or cellular network.
Tap the Install button, select patch a file method, then locate and choose the boot.img file.
Wait until the process finished.
Need A Different Version?
Xiaomi is well known for its regular software updates.
That means newer versions of MIUI will come in the future. In case the version you need isn’t listed above, request for an update by leaving a comment below.