In this guide, we will show you the steps to root Redmi Note 8/8T and 8 Pro devices via Magisk without using TWRP Recovery. Gaining administrative privileges as well as access to the system partition are always among the topmost of the priority queue. Once you do so, you will be in a position to flash tons of custom binaries. These include the likes of Xposed Framework, Magisk Modules, and Substratum Themes.
All this could be achieved by rooting your device via Magisk. Talking about which, there are two different approaches to carry out this task. The first one is by directly flashing the Magisk ZIP via TWRP (Magisk ZIP is now a part of Magisk App, from v22 onwards). However, there are usually quite a few complications involved while installing a custom recovery like TWRP or OrangeFox.
As a result, users prefer the non-TWRP method to root their device. This involves patching the stock boot.img via Magisk and flashing it via Fastboot Commands. And in this guide, we will be going ahead with this method itself. Given here are the detailed instruction steps to root Redmi Note 8/8T/8 Pro via Magisk without TWRP.
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How to Root Redmi Note 8/8T/8 Pro via Magisk without TWRP
The below instructions are listed under separate sections for ease of understanding. Make sure to follow in the exact same sequence as mentioned below. 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
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
Next up, you will 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. So head over to Settings > About Phone > Tap on MIUI Number 7 times > Go back to Settings > System > Developer Options > Enable USB Debugging and OEM Unlocking.
Unlock Bootloader on Redmi Note 8/8T/8 Pro
You will also have to unlock the bootloader on your Redmi Note 8/8T/8 Pro if you wish to root it via Magisk without using TWRP. 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 any Xiaomi Device.
The below two steps require you to download the Fastboot ROM and then extract the boot.img file. As of now, I am using the Redmi Note 8 (ginkgo) India Stable Fastboot V220.127.116.11.QCOINXM. So if you are also on the same version, then you could directly download the stock boot.img file here, skip the next two sections, and directly head over to the patching instructions.
Download Redmi Note 8/8T/8 Pro Fastboot ROM
Next up, download the Fastboot ROM for your device. Make sure to download the same firmware version that is currently installed onto your device. You may either download the same from the MI official site (if accessible) or else proceed with other third-party sites such as Xiaomi Firmware Updater. As for this guide, I am using the Redmi Note 8 ginkgo (India) Stable Fastboot ROM V18.104.22.168.QCOINXM.
Extract Stock Boot.img
Once you have downloaded the ROM, extract it to any convenient location on your PC. Once extracted, go to the Images folder. Within that, you should see all the partition files in IMG format. Copy the boot.img file and send it to your device.
Patch Redmi Note 8/8T/8 Pro Stock Boot.img via Magisk
- First off, install the Magisk App onto your Redmi Note 8/8T/8 Pro so that we could patch the stock boot.img and hence root it without TWRP.
- Then tap on the Install button situated next to Magisk.
- From the Method section, choose Select and Patch a file.
- Browse to the extracted boot.img file and select it.
- Then tap on the Let’s Go option situated at the top right.
- Magisk will now load the boot.img file and will patch it accordingly. Once that is done, you would get the Download Complete message.
- The patched boot image file will be saved in Internal Storage > Downloads. The name of the file will be magisk_patched.img.
Boot Redmi Note 8/8T/8 Pro to Fastboot Mode
- Connect your device to the PC via USB cable. Make sure USB Debugging is enabled.
- Then head over to the platform-tools folder, type in CMD in the address bar, and hit Enter. This will launch the Command Prompt.
- Type in the following command in the CMD window to boot your device to Fastboot Mode
adb reboot bootloader
You should now see the famous MI Bunny Logo along with the Fastboot text written underneath it, signifying that the device has successfully booted to Fastboot. Let’s now move over to the final set of instructions and root Redmi Note 8/8T/8 Pro via Magisk without using TWRP Recovery.
Flash Magisk Patched Boot.img and Root Redmi Note 8/8T/8 Pro
- To begin with, make sure that you have transferred the magisk_patched.img file to the platform-tools folder.
- Now type in the below command in the CMD window (that is opened inside the platform-tools folder) to flash the Magisk Patched file:
fastboot flash boot magisk_patched.img
- Once that is done, reboot your device to the OS via the following command:
That’s it. These were the steps to root your Redmi Note 8/8T/8 Pro devices via Magisk without using TWRP Recovery. 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. Don’t Miss: How to Unbrick Redmi Note 8 Pro via Fastboot Commands.