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[Solved] Elephone P8 Max Root

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By Iamkratos, Junior Member on 5th September 2018, 01:59 AM
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Hello, this is my first post
Don't let me waste time...
Requirements
1.Stock boot.img for your phone model (its best its for your Build Number / Variant ) . You can extract from the stock rom / firmware of your device OR backup from your device using a box e.g Miracle box, CM2, etc
2.Download Latest Magisk Manager



Steps on how to root an Elephone P8 Max using Magisk Manager and patched boot.img

Step 1: Patching the stock boot.img

1.Install MagiskManager apk on your android device
2.Copy the stock boot.img of your device to your phone's internal storage or SD card
3.Launch Magisk Manager app
4.If prompted to install Magisk, select NO THANKS
5.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 )
6.Select Install > Install > Patch Boot Image File >
7.Navigate to the location of the stock boot.img you copied earlier on, then Select it
8.Magisk Manager should begin downloading the magisk zip file used for patching
9.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 you
1.Sp Flashtool
2.Fastboot
3.Miracle Box
1. For Sp Flashtool copy the patched boot.img with mt6755 scatter file and make sure to rename patched boot.img to boot.img before flashing
2.For fastboot copy the patched boot.img to your fastboot folder and press shift right click on a free space in the fastboot folder, you would see open command here. Click on it and boot your Elephone P8 Max to fastboot with power+volume up and use volume down to select fastboot and connect your Elephone P8 Max. Your PC type fastboot devices to check if the system as seen it. Now type fastboot flash boot patched_boot.img
You are done.
3.For miracle box rename the file from .img to .bin before flash.

In case you lazy..

I have the patched_boot.img here
https://drive.google.com/file/d/17jj...w?usp=drivesdk

Enjoy..use root checker to confirm

Anyone who can support for custom recovery
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4th November 2018, 11:47 AM |#2  
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TWRP for Elephone p8 Max
I need the newest TWRP for Elephone p8 Max. Can anybody help?

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20th January 2019, 03:32 PM |#3  
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Originally Posted by Iamkratos

Hello, this is my first post
You have a variety of options to flash the patched boot.img depending on you
2.Fastboot

Hi I tried fastboot.
fastboot oem unlock OK
fastboot flash recovery patched_boot.img
works, but after switch off an boot into recovery, just normal android 7 starts, no twrp.
When boot finished, touching on display does not work anymore.
Any hinds?

Elephone P8_Max
Android 7.0
Build-Number:
Elephone_P8_Max_20171221

Thanks for any help.
14th February 2019, 03:27 PM |#4  
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Originally Posted by aaaalbi2

Hi I tried fastboot.
fastboot oem unlock OK
fastboot flash recovery patched_boot.img
works, but after switch off an boot into recovery, just normal android 7 starts, no twrp.
When boot finished, touching on display does not work anymore.
Any hinds?

Elephone P8_Max
Android 7.0
Build-Number:
Elephone_P8_Max_20171221

Thanks for any help.

Because you flash boot.img as recovery
That why your phone is getting that fault
You are suppose to flash boot
Fastboot flash boot patched_boot.img OK
Or use sp flashtool or miracle box
I included the scatter file
14th February 2019, 03:39 PM |#5  
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I have the twrp but it doesn't touch only if you use otg with Mouse
3rd December 2019, 12:01 PM |#6  
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Alternative scatter file for MT6750
Hi lmkratos,

thank you very much!

This worked like a charm but I had to use a different scatter file (attached here) as the P8 Max has a MT6750 (not MT6755) and the PMT didn't match so spflash refused to flash boot ("PMT changed for the ROM").

If you happen to be on Linux: spflash works perfectly but take care to stop ModemManager (WAN modems) before flashing as it interferes, so
"service ModemManager stop".
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File Type: txt MT6750_Android_scatter.txt - [Click for QR Code] (12.3 KB, 12 views)
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