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How to Root OnePlus Nord N30 via Magisk

In this guide, we will show you the steps to root the OnePlus Nord N30 via Magisk. The Nord series has established a niche segment of a loyal fanbase, thanks to its USP of providing feature-rich devices without burning a hole in your pockets. However, it might definitely burn a hole or two in your ambitions if you take this device to the custom development as it’s not actively supported in that domain.

So you aren’t going to get blessed with tons of custom ROMs and binaries. However, there’s no stopping you from gaining administrative privileges by rooting your OnePlus Nord N30 via magisk. Once you do so, it will pave the way for the entry of Magisk modules, LSPosed Framework, and tons of other tweaks. So without any further ado, let’s show you the steps to get this job done right away.

Benefits and Risks of Rooting

Once you root your device, you will be in a position to flash a plethora of mods. These include the likes of Magisk ModulesXposed FrameworkSubstratum Themes, and Viper4Android among others. Along the same lines, you could also flash a custom kernel and implement your desired CPU profile. However, such tweaks do come with a few risks as well.

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To begin with, it will wipe off all the data and could nullify the device’s warranty as well. Along the same lines, it will degrade the Widevine L1 certification to L3, thereby preventing you from streaming content in HD [FIXED]. The SafetyNet will be triggered [FIXED], thereby preventing you from using banking apps [FIXED]. So if that’s well and good then let’s get started with the steps.

How to Root OnePlus Nord N30 via Magisk

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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.

STEP 1: Install Android SDK

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First and foremost, you will have to 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.

STEP 2: Enable USB Debugging and OEM Unlocking

Next up, you will also have to enable USB Debugging and OEM Unlocking on your device. 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.

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So head over to Settings > About Phone > Tap on Build Number 7 times > Go back to Settings > System > Advanced > Developer Options > Enable USB Debugging and OEM Unlocking.

STEP 3: Unlock Bootloader on OnePlus Nord N30

Next up, you will also have to unlock the device’s bootloader. Do keep in mind that doing so will wipe off all the data from your device and could nullify its warranty as well. So if that’s all well and good, then please refer to our detailed guide on How to Unlock Bootloader on OnePlus.

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STEP 4: Download OnePlus Nord N30 Firmware

Next up, download the stock firmware for your device from the OnePlus official website or via the Oxygen Updater App. Make sure to download the same version which is currently installed on your device. You can verify the same from Settings > About Device > Version > Build Number.

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STEP 5: Extract OnePlus Boot.img from Payload.bin

Once you have downloaded the firmware, extract it to any convenient location on your PC. Doing so shall give you a couple of files, including the payload.bin.

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For the unaware, OnePlus packs all its partition IMG files inside this payload.bin file, so you will have to extract it first. For that, you may refer to our guide on How to Extract payload.bin and get the stock boot image file.

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STEP 6: Patch OnePlus Nord N30 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 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 boot.img file will now be patched and placed under the Downloads folder on your device. You should transfer this file to the platform-tools folder on your PC. We will now be using this file to root your OnePlus Nord CE 3/Lite.
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STEP 6: Boot OnePlus Nord N30 Fastboot Mode

  1. Now connect your device to the PC via 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 Fastboot Mode
    adb reboot bootloader

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  4. To verify the Fastboot connection, type in the below command and you should get back the device ID.
    fastboot devices

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  5. If you are not getting any serial ID, then please install Fastbot Drivers on your PC.

STEP 7: Boot OnePlus Nord N30 using Magisk patched Boot.img

Now, there exist two different methods to proceed ahead. You could either directly flash the patched boot.img file [see FAQ] or temporary boot it. The second approach is highly recommended because you could easily test if everything is working well or not. If it is, then you could proceed ahead with the permanent installation. On the other hand, if things don’t go as planned and your device ends up in a bootloop/ softbrick, then just a normal reboot will fix the issue.

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So on that note, let’s get started with the second approach. For that, execute the below command in the CMD window and your device will be booted to a temporarily rooted OS.

fastboot boot magisk_patched.img

STEP 8: Permanent Root OnePlus Nord N30 via Direct Install

After executing the above command, your device will be booted to the OS with a temporary root. Here’s how to make it permanent:

  1. To begin with, launch the Magisk Manager App.
  2. Then tap on Install > Direct Install and tap Let’s Go situated at the top-right.
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  3. Once done, hit the Reboot button situated at the bottom right.
  4. That’s it, your device will now boot to the rooted OS.

So with this, we round off the guide on how you could root your OnePlus Nord N30 via Magisk patched boot.img. If you have any queries concerning the aforementioned steps, do let us know in the comments section below. We will get back to you with a solution at the earliest.

FAQ: Root OnePlus Nord N30 by Flashing Boot.img

As mentioned in STEP 7. we used the approach of temporary booting to the rooted OS and then used Magisk’s Direct Install method to permanently root your device. However, if you wish to root your device by directly flashing the patched boot.img, then use the below command:

fastboot flash boot magisk_patched_boot.img

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  • What if I side load magisk .I unlocked bootloader unexpectedly but no twrp for metro. Bootloader was done before oem unlocked from metro