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How to Root Asus ROG Phone 7/Ultimate via Magisk Init_Boot

In this guide, we will show you the steps to root your Asus ROG Phone 7/Ultimate via Magisk Patched Init_boot. When it comes to gaming smartphones, then there’s hardly an iota of a doubt that the offering from Asus is the best player in the town. In this regard, it has recently rolled out its seventh iteration and as was the case with its predecessor, it did manage to grab the attention of the masses.

Along the same lines, the device will surely follow in the footsteps of its earlier iterations and prove to be quite an active player in custom development. In this regard, gaining administrative privilege, or in other words, rooting your Asus ROG Phone 7/Ultimate via Magisk Patched Init_boot is usually the preferred tweak of tech enthusiasts. If you also echo the same thought, then this guide will help you get this job done. Follow along.

Benefits and Risks of Rooting

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Once you root your device by flashing the Magisk patched boot.img, you will be in a position to try out a plethora of customizations on your device. These include the likes of flashing custom ROMs, installing a custom recovery, or flashing a custom kernel. Along the same lines, you could also flash Magisk Modules, Xposed Framework, Substratum Themes, Viper4Android, and the like. However, this is just one side of the story as carrying out this process also has its downsides.

First off, the process requires an unlocked bootloader. Doing so will wipe off all the data and could nullify the device’s warranty as well. Likewise, WideVine L1 will be degraded to L3, resulting in the inability to stream Netflix in HD [FIXED]. Then the SafetyNet will be triggered [FIXED], which might cause issues with banking apps [FIXED]. So if all that’s well and good, then let’s get started with the steps to root Asus ROG Phone 7/Ultimate.

How to Root Asus ROG Phone 7/Ultimate via Magisk Patched Boot

The below instructions are listed under separate sections for ease of understanding. Make sure to follow the same sequence as mentioned. Droidwin and its members wouldn’t be held responsible in case of a thermonuclear war, your alarm doesn’t wake you up, or if anything happens to your device and data by performing the below steps.

Install Android SDK

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To begin with, install the Android SDK Platform Tools on your PC. This is the official ADB and Fastboot binary provided by Google and is the only recommended one. So download it and then extract it to any convenient location on your PC. Doing so will give you the platform-tools folder, which will be used throughout this guide.

Enable USB Debugging and OEM Unlocking

You will also have to enable USB Debugging and OEM Unlocking. The former will make your device recognizable by the PC in ADB mode. This will then allow you to boot your device to Fastboot Mode. On the other hand, OEM Unlocking is required to carry out the bootloader unlocking process. So head over to Settings > About Phone > Tap on Build Number 7 times > Go back to Settings > System > Developer Options > Enable USB Debugging and OEM Unlocking.

Unlock Bootloader on Asus ROG Phone 7/Pro

You will also have to unlock the bootloader on your Asus ROG Phone 7/Pro if you wish to root it via Magisk. Do keep in mind that doing so will wipe off all the data and might make the device’s warranty null and void as well. So if that’s well and good, then refer to our guide to Unlock Bootloader on Asus ROG Phone 7/Ultimate. [UPDATE: Asus has currently removed the bootloader unlocking app for all its newly released devices, though it might roll it out in a couple of months].

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Extract Asus ROG Phone 7/Ultimate Stock Boot.img

  1. To begin with, download the stock firmware for your device from below:
    ROG Phone 7 FirmwareROG Phone 7 Ultimate Firmware
  2. Make sure to download the same version that is currently installed on your device.
  3. Once downloaded, extract it to any convenient location on your PC.
  4. You will get a couple of files, including the payload.bin, which you will have to extract to get the init_boot.img file.root rog phone 7
  5. For that, you could make use of the Fastboot Enhance Tool and get this job done right away].
  6. Once done, copy the boot.img file from there and transfer it to your device.

Patch Asus ROG Phone 7/Ultimate Stock Boot.img via Magisk

  1. Download and install the Magisk App on your device.
  2. Then launch it and tap on the Install button next to Magisk.
  3. After that, choose ‘Select and Patch a File’, and navigate to the stock init_boot.img file, and select it.
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  4. Then tap on the Let’s Go button situated at the top right.
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  5. The init_boot.img file will now be patched and placed under the Downloads folder on your device.
  6. You should transfer this file to the platform-tools folder on your PC and rename it to magisk_patched_init_boot.img.

Boot Asus ROG Phone 7/Ultimate to FastbootD Mode

Update: As opposed to other devices, ROG Phone 7 requires you to boot the device to FastbootD Mode to flash the patched init_boot.

  1. Connect your device to the PC via a USB cable. Make sure USB Debugging is enabled.
  2. Then head over to the platform-tools folder, type in CMD in the address bar, and hit Enter. This will launch the Command Prompt.
  3. Type in the following command in the CMD window to boot your device to FastbootD Mode
    adb reboot fastboot

Flash Magisk Patched Boot.img and Root Asus ROG Phone 7/Ultimate

  1. Make sure to transfer the magisk patched init_bot.img file to platform tools.
  2. Now type in the below command in the CMD window to flash the patched file:
    fastboot flash init_boot magisk_patched_init_boot.img
  3. Once that is done, reboot your device to the OS via the following command:
    fastboot reboot

These were the steps to root the Asus ROG Phone 7/Ultimate via Magisk patched boot.img. If you have any queries concerning the aforementioned steps, do let us know in the comments. We will get back to you with a solution at the earliest.

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