Actually it is quite easy to root the Xiaomi Mi Box Mini, but you must have bluetooth mouse or bluetooth keyboard with touchpad. Because the rooting apk requires sliding and you cannot do that with remote control.

  1. Download newest version of KingRoot from XDA
  1. Install KingRoot apk on your box
  1. Launch KingRoot from your Mi Box Mini main menu and follow instructions

That’s it after several minutes you got a rooted Xiaomi Mi Box Mini. This is very important because without root you cant install Google play because it is required.


  1. Hi, that’s a great hint but how can I activate the root? My remote control can’t make a touch and I have no idea how to do that. Need an air mouse for that? Thanks for a reply 🙂

  2. hi. after i installed king root, i still cannot open google play. it open and close immediately. help please?

  3. i have bluetooth mouse and keyboard bluetooth, then how to connect them to mi box mini?
    my mouse Bluetooth is Logitech
    my Keyboard Bluetooth is Lenovo

  4. I have installed XDA on the Xiaomi Mini TV Box but it does not respond to sliding using my blue tooth touch keyboard. How can I can slide on Rii Mini keyboard with touch pad? It show direction of sliding but when I try to slide on the touch pad only the mouse is moving with no action from XDA. Your help will be greatly appreciated.

  5. hey johnny after i launch king root it shows mi logo and checking and nothing is happening its keep checking only what should do? please help