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How to Root Poco F5 Pro/Redmi K60 via Magisk

In this guide, we will show you the steps to root your Poco F5 Pro/Redmi K60 via Magisk. When it comes to custom development, then there are a plethora of tweaks to look forward to. From flashing custom recoveries like OrangeFox and TWRP to getting your hands on tons of custom ROMs, the possibilities stand endless. However, it goes without saying that the ability to gain administrative privilege has always been the preferred choice for tech enthusiasts.

And why shouldn’t it be? After all, when it opens the gateway to welcome abode a plethora of mods and tweaks, including the likes of LSPosed and Magisk Modules, then what else could one have asked for? So on that note, let’s make you aware of the steps to root your Poco F5 Pro/Redmi K60 via Magisk patched boot.img. Follow along.

Benefits and Risks of Rooting Poco F5 Pro/Redmi K60

Once you root your device by flashing the Magisk patched boot.img via Fastboot Commands, 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 like TWRP, or flashing a custom kernel. Along the same lines, you could also flash Magisk Modules, Xposed Framework, Substratum Themes, Viper4Android, and the likes. However, this is just one side of the story.

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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]. If that’s well and good, then let’s get started with the steps to root Poco F5 Pro.

How to Root Poco F5 Pro/Redmi K60 via Magisk Patched Boot

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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 to root your Poco F5 Pro/Redmi K60.

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 process.

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

STEP 3: Unlock Bootloader Poco F5 Pro/Redmi K60

Next up, you will need to unlock the device’s bootloader. However, doing so will wipe off all the data and could nullify the device’s warranty as well. So if that’s all well and good, then please refer to our guide on How to Unlock the Bootloader on any Xiaomi Device. Once that is done, you may move over to the next step to root your Xiaomi/Poco/Redmi via Magisk.

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STEP 4: Download Poco F5 Pro/Redmi K60 Fastboot ROM

Next up, you will have to download the Fastboot ROM for your device. Make sure to download the same version that is currently installed on your device (you could verify the same from your device’s Build Number). As far as the downloading source is concerned, you could get it from the official MIUI site or a third-party site like Xiaomi Firmware Updater.

STEP 5: Get Poco F5 Pro/Redmi K60 Stock Boot.img

  1. To begin with, download and install the 7ZIP software on your PC.
  2. Then right-click on the Fastboot ROM TGZ file and select Open With> 7-ZIP File Manager.
  3. Once the extraction is complete, you will get another file in TAR format.
  4. So right-click on the TAR file and select 7ZIP > Extract Here.
  5. You will now get all the extracted firmware files, with the partition files present in the Images folder.
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  6. Now go to the Images folder, copy the boot.img from there, and transfer it to your device.
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STEP 6: Patch Poco F5 Pro/Redmi K60 Boot.img via Magisk

  1. Download and install the latest version of the Magisk App.
  2. Then launch it and tap on the Install button next to Magisk.
  3. After that, choose ‘Select and Patch a File’, 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.
  6. You should transfer this file to the platform-tools folder on your PC.
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STEP 7: Boot Poco F5 Pro/Redmi K60 to Fastboot Mode

  1. 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. Now type in the below command to verify the Fastboot Connection
    fastboot devices

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  5. If you are not getting any Serial ID, then please install the Fastboot Drivers on your PC.

STEP 8: Root Poco F5 Pro/Redmi K60 via Magisk Patched Boot

  1. To begin with, make sure that the patched boot (magisk_patched_boot.img) is present inside the platform-tools folder.Root Poco F5 Pro
  2. Then open the CMD window inside this platform-tools folder.
  3. Now type in the below command to boot your device to the temporary rooted OS.
    fastboot boot magisk_patched_boot.img
  4. Now launch the Magisk app and tap on Install.
  5. Then select Direct Install and tap Let’s Go situated at the top-right.
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  6. Once done, hit the Reboot button situated at the bottom right.
  7. That’s it, your device will now boot to the permanently rooted OS.

These were the steps to root your Poco F5 Pro/Redmi K60 via Magisk. If you have any queries concerning the aforementioned steps, do let us know in the comments section. We will get back to you with a solution at the earliest.

NOTE: There also exists a method to root your Xiaomi device by directly flashing the Magisk patched boot file. However, that is usually a risky approach and should be avoided. The above approach of first booting the patched file and then permanently flashing it via Direct Install of Magisk is the fail-safe method that you should opt for.

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FAQ 1: Fix Poco F5 Pro/Redmi K60 Stuck in Bootloop while rooting

  1. Go to the extracted Fastboot ROM, copy the boot.img, and transfer it to the platform-tools folder.
  2. Then connect your device to the PC via a USB cable and boot it to Fastboot Mode.
  3. Now launch the CMD window inside the platform-tools folder and execute the below command to flash the stock boot.img
    fastboot flash boot boot.img
  4. Finally, type in the below command and your device will now boot to the OS.
    fastboot reboot

FAQ 2: Disabling DM Verity

If the aforementioned method didn’t spell out success, then you’ll have to disable the verity checks by flashing the vbmeta file which, in turn, should fix the bootloop issue. Here’s how it could be done:

    1. First off, extract the vbmeta.img file from the Fastboot ROM that you have downloaded.
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    2. Then transfer this vbmeta file to the platform-tools folder and launch the CMD window inside this folder:
    3. After that, connect your device to the PC and force-boot it to Fastboot Mode.
    4. Now execute the below command to flash vbmeta and disable the verification:
      fastboot --disable-verity --disable-verification flash vbmeta vbmeta.img
    5. Once that is done, you may proceed with the rest of the rooting steps.

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