Rooting android phone with Magisk

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Rooting android phone gives you the ability to have access to system files and settings that are not normally available to the ordinary user. There are a number of methods for rooting android phone out there. Here, I am going to cover rooting using magisk, an android app that makes you create your own custom-boot image file.

DISCLAIMER: You are responsible for your own device. This is for educational purposes only. Proceed with caution. 

Note that some android phones come with locked bootloader and therefore need to be unlocked first.

Watch video below to see how to unlock bootloader:

How to unlock bootloader of android – Mickinet Systems

This method works for Samsung phones, MTK phones and itel.

Steps to root android phone

1.  Download the latest magisk manager here

2. Get a copy of your boot.img for your specific phone. For Infinix click here, For tecno click here and browse through the individual files and download the boot.img and scatter.txt for your phone.

3. Copy the boot.img to your internal sdcard and open magisk manager. When you get a prompt to install, choose no thanks

4. Go to settings and choose patch boot output format. For MTK(tecno, infinix) choose .img and for samsung choose .tar

5. Now go back and tap install. Choose the boot.img on your sdcard and magisk will download a zip file. Once the zip file is diwnloaded, magisk will patch your boot image and save it as custom-boot.img

6. Copy the custom-boot.img to a folder on your PC and rename it to boot.img. Copy the scatter.txt if you are using a tecno, infinix or other MTK phone

7. Flash the boot img with SP Flashtool. Learn how to use SP Flash tool here For samsung flash the boot.img.tar using odin. Learn how to use odin here

8. Now you are rooted systemlessly and you will see superuser enabled when you open magisk.

Were you able to root your device or are already rooted? Share your thoughts in the comment session and do let us know your best root apps.


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Michael Osei-Owusu

Michael Osei-Owusu

Michael Osei-Owusu is a Ghanaian EduTech blogger and a teacher.

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