This is my first tutorial here.
So, any mistakes should be reminded in the thread.
This guide is for those devices for which currently there is no custom recovery available. So, don't be sad instead have MAGISK Root for your device and and sleep well.
Note - USE THIS GUIDE ON YOUR OWN. I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE IF YOU END UP BRICKING YOUR DEVICES.
BETTER KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING AND ITS CONSEQUENCES.
1 - An Android 5.0+ device
2 - PC with working ADB
3 - Stock boot image (boot.img) of your device
4 - Magisk Manager app
5 - A good file browser like Mixplorer, Solid explorer etc..
6 - Active Internet connection
7 - Active mind and patience.
Step 1: Patching the stock boot.img
- Install MagiskManager apk on your android device
- Copy the stock boot.img of your device to your phone's internal storage or SD card
- Launch Magisk Manager app
- If prompted to install Magisk, select NO THANKS
- If you are using a samsung device and wish to flash using Odin, then select Options > Settings > Update Settings > Patched Boot Output Format > img.tar )
- Select Install > Install > Patch Boot Image File >
Navigate to the location of the stock boot.img you copied earlier on, then Select it
-Magisk Manager should begin downloading the magisk zip file used for patching
-Once download is complete, MagiskManager will automatically patch the boot file and store it under SDcard/MagiskManager/patched_boot.img[.tar]
Step 2: Flashing the patched boot.img
You have a variety of options to flash the patched boot.img depending on your chipset (e.g Mediatek MTK, Spreadtrum SPD, Qualcomm QLM etc ), the resources you have and your skills. Note that some flashing methods might require you to rename the file to boot.img
- For those using MTK devices and have the specific scatter file for their device, you can flash the patched boot.img using SP flash tool or Miracle Box
-For those using SPD devices and have the PAC file for their device, you can flash the patched boot.img using Research download tool by replacing the stock boot.img with your patched boot.img
- For those using Samsung devices and then use ODIN to flash.
-You could also use Fastboot to flash the patched_boot.img or boot.img (if you've renamed then the command must reflect the file name) as outlined below
How to Flash patched_boot.img using Fastboot
-Setup adb and fastboot on your PC.
-Unlock the phone's Bootloader (if its not unlocked)
-Re-enable USB debugging on the phone
-Connect the phone to the PC via USB cord
-Boot into fastboot mode.
-Flash the patched_boot and reboot by typing in the commands below into adb CMD prompt window and hitting Enter after each line -
fastboot flash boot patched_boot.img
Credits goes to topjohnwu of XDA for Magisk
Also to X3non of Hovatek for original guide.