Originally Answered: Can I root without unlocking a bootloader? Simply NO, Unlocking bootloader givers you permission to root. If you don’t unlock bootloader you won’t be able to boot.

Is it possible to root without unlocking bootloader?

Originally Answered: Can I root without unlocking a bootloader? Simply NO, Unlocking bootloader givers you permission to root. If you don’t unlock bootloader you won’t be able to boot.

Can you root a phone without unlocking it?

Rooting phone’s Android works without unlocking it’s bootloader. Rooting Android simply is adding an user called “superuser ( AKA root )” to Android.

Can I flash recovery without unlocking bootloader?

Can I flash custom ROM in recovery mode without rooting or unlocking bootloader (especially in Redmi phones)? Yes, but for some redmi phones like Redmi Note 3 or note 4 which supports edl mode. Then your device will enter into edl mode. Then you can simply flash the custom rom via MIFlash Tool.

Is it possible to install TWRP without unlocking bootloader?

Note: you don’t need to root your device to install TWRP, but you will need to unlock the bootloader, which will erase all the content on your device. Also the method for unlocking the bootloader is different for each device, so your mileage will vary.