Poco X3 NFC is another significant upgrade for smartphone users who want a powerful Android-based smartphone. The successor to Poco X2 has some minor upgrades over hardware and performance. If you have recently purchased this device and want to know how to root Poco X3 NFC and unlock the bootloader, then you are at the right place.
The smartphone was launched in September this year and has already started receiving community support in the Android-aftermarket. A recognized XDA-Developer mauronofrio took the first initiative to develop the TWRP Recovery 3.4 for the POCO X3 NFC smartphone, the most recent version as of now 3.4.0-15.
The Poco X3 NFC is built on a powerful Qualcomm SM7150-AC Snapdragon 732G chipset that is powered by an Octa-core CPU-Processor and is backed up by Adreno 618 GPU for smooth gaming and hardware acceleration. The display consists of a large 6.67 IPS LCD that supports a 120Hz screen refresh rate, and as 450 nits, it also has a 1080 x 2400 pixels resolution with 395 PPI density. The screen is protected by Corning Gorilla 5 and has an internal storage and RAM of 64GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM, Main Camera Quad sensor 64 MP, f/1.9, (wide), 1/1.73″, 0.8µm, PDAF / 13 MP, f/2.2, 119˚ (ultrawide), 1.0µm / 2 MP, f/2.4, (macro) / 2 MP, f/2.4, (depth), Selfie Camera 20 MP, f/2.2, (wide), 1/3.4″, 0.8µm, Battery Li-Po 6000 mAh, non-removable, fast charging 33W. Item Model Numbers MZB07Z0IN, MZB07Z1IN, MZB07Z2IN, MZB07Z3IN, MZB07Z4IN, MZB9965IN.
Android Enthusiasts love unlocking bootloader, installing custom recovery, and flashing custom ROMs. If you are one of them, you want to root and install TWRP recovery on your Poco X3 NFC. We will guide you through the first step to the last in this article.
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About TWRP Recovery
TWRP is the short form of the Team Win Recovery Project that features the material design and a beautiful UI. You must follow the tutorial below to install the latest TWRP for Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC. The unofficial version of TWRP has been released, and you can download it from the download section of this article. We would suggest you confirm your device model by going to the Settings>About section on your smartphone. Remember, this guide is merely for rooting and unlocking the bootloader on Poco X3 NFC and does not work on any other device.
Poco X3 NFC is packed with some very advanced and powerful hardware. The native operating system MIUI on Xiaomi devices tends to slow down the devices, and the full potential of the hardware is not utilized. With the help of TWRP custom recovery, you can install custom ROMs like AOSP, Pixel Experience, Havoc-OS, Evolution-X, Resurrection Remix, LineageOS on Poco X3 NFC. TWRP also helps you flash custom kernels, Xposed framework modules, Magisk modules, etc.
Advantages of TWRP Recovery
TWRP is an open-source project that has been developed with the help of the community. Once you flash TWRP, you open the doors to flash custom ROMs, mods, kernels, patches, etc. You can also take a full backup of your current operating system and save it to an external device. With the help of a custom recovery, you may also wipe the cache, data, Dalvik cache, system, and even mount your device’s partition.
For installing the TWRP, your POCO X3 NFC phone must have an Unlocked bootloader. That means you have to firstly unlock the bootloader to root your device as well doing any customization.
- Ensure to check your model number, which must be: Xiaomi POCO X3 NFC (Codename: Surya)
- Your phone must be 70% charged at least; else, it may sometimes lead to complications while experimenting. Why take the risk? Try to charge it fully.
- Back-Up – If you are either going to root your phone or install a Custom ROM, it is a good habit to make your phone back up. Make a back up of all your media like images, videos, and all on your PC and your contacts on Cloud.
- Enable USB Debugging – Read the guide How To Enable USB Debugging In Xiaomi Devices
- Unlocked Bootloader – Read the guide How To Unlock Bootloader On Xiaomi Smartphones
- Enable OEM Unlocking – Go to Developer settings > enable OEM unlocking.
Downloads For Rooting Xiaomi POCO X3 NFC (Surya) on Android 11
Make sure that you have downloaded the required files. Then, proceed to the steps.
How To Install TWRP on Xiaomi POCO X3 NFC (Surya)
Step 1: Download and install ADB Fastboot Tools on your computer.
Step 2: Turn off your Poco X3 NFC. Press and hold the Volume Down + Power button until you see the Green Bunny Logo.
Step 3: Connect your smartphone to your computer using the USB data cable.
Step 4: Go to C: Program Files (x86)Minimal ADB and Fastboot and right-click on py_cmd.exe and run it as administrator
Step 5: Now, open the command prompt in the computer/ ADB Terminal, and type the command:
fastboot flash recovery twrp-3.4.0-15-surya-mauronofrio.img
and then run this command, type:
After typing fastboot reboot, hold the Volume Up + Power button’s key combo and boot to TWRP. Once TWRP is booted, TWRP will patch the stock ROM to prevent the stock ROM from replacing TWRP. If you don’t follow this step, you will have to repeat the install.
How to Root Xiaomi POCO X3 NFC (Surya)
Ensure that you have downloaded SuperSU or Magisk Manager (link in the pre-requisite section of this article). Then, proceed to the steps.
Caution: You can use Magisk Manager or Super SU, but only one, so choose wisely. Go for Magisk Manager if you are not sure.
Step 1: Transfer the downloaded SuperSU or Magisk Manager file to the internal storage / SD card of your Xiaomi POCO X3 NFC smartphone.
Step 2: Now, just boot into the recovery. From the TWRP interface, you can optionally backup the Stock ROM. Though, I would recommend to backup the Stock ROM. Because if the process gets failed, you can flash the Stock ROM.
Step 3: Tap on Install ‘, and then navigate to the file ‘SuperSU.zip’ or ‘Magisk.zip’ and swipe to confirm flash (located at the bottom of the screen). The flashing process of Magisk/ SuperSU has been started and will take a few seconds to complete.
Congratulations on unlocking the bootloader on your Poco X3 NFC and successfully installing TWRP custom recovery. Now you will be able to flash AOSP based custom ROMs and even some modified MIUI based ROMS such as Xiaomi EU ROMS, MIUI Mix, etc. You must try all the custom ROMs and test them until you get satisfied with one. If you are a hardcore mobile gamer, you must flash custom kernels and test your Poco X3 NFC’s power.