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By skeleton1911, Senior Member on 13th October 2017, 11:51 AM
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only for Elephone S8

This is a Root Method without a custom recovery .
works to 100%
thanks to topjohnwu for his Magisk Root

important partitions
system : mmcblk0p27
userdata: mmcblk0p29
boot: mmcblk0p22


i Patched the Boot.img from the 20170927 base of the Elephone S8

1. Flash Boot.img (attached) with latest Flashtools ( i used SP_Flash_Tool_v5.1728_Win )
2. Reboot and install the magisk Manager apk
3. Done.

Guide: How to set up Mtk Drivers and Flashtools
https://forum.xda-developers.com/ele...ivers-t3344042

Newest SP Flash Tool
http://spflashtools.com/windows

Magisk Manager
https://www.apkmirror.com/apk/topjohnwu/magisk-manager/
Attached Files
File Type: zip Elephone S8 Root.zip - [Click for QR Code] (9.84 MB, 1280 views)
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14th October 2017, 06:58 AM |#2  
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Nicely done!
I will definitely have to try this out when I receive mine in a cpl days.
I was wondering if anyone knows if its possible to manually change the GSM band frequencies to match a U.S. based carrier? I'm going to be using the Elephone S8 and iron Metro PCS carrier. I'd really like to have more than a 2G-3G speed capability on such a nice budget phone.
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here i am with my S8, ready to go trying your root solution and waiting for a twrp one too.

Do you have guys a lot of crashes on Google Play Services ?
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here i am with my S8, ready to go trying your root solution and waiting for a twrp one too.

Do you have guys a lot of crashes on Google Play Services ?

No. Google playstore works.

Look your Google version. And go to apkmirror.com
Downloads the newest ..maybe it fix that

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15th October 2017, 07:45 PM |#5  
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No. Google playstore works.

Look your Google version. And go to apkmirror.com
Downloads the newest ..maybe it fix that

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just tried to download from apkmirror last google play services and framework but i always have crashes around all apps coming from Play Store.

How is possible that only me have this crashes ? Bah
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just tried to download from apkmirror last google play services and framework but i always have crashes around all apps coming from Play Store.

How is possible that only me have this crashes ? Bah

Sorry I don't know.
For me it works . No crashes etc..


Use aptoide for now...

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which are all system apps you have uninstalled ?
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which are all system apps you have uninstalled ?

My room is ready in 2 hours.

Wait a bit and you will have a clean aosp rom

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My room is ready in 2 hours.

Wait a bit and you will have a clean aosp rom

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Leave stock FM Radio app inside your rom

---------- Post added at 09:26 PM ---------- Previous post was at 09:17 PM ----------

for the moment just rooted Elephone S8 and it works like a charm

Hope you can add all the new Google framework and apps inside your rom so i ca n see if i ca solve my crashes problems. I doubt could be HW problems
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Leave stock FM Radio app inside your rom

---------- Post added at 09:26 PM ---------- Previous post was at 09:17 PM ----------

for the moment just rooted Elephone S8 and it works like a charm

Hope you can add all the new Google framework and apps inside your rom so i ca n see if i ca solve my crashes problems. I doubt could be HW problems

If you will follow my installing guide in 2hours.
You will not have a problem

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how can be installed your rom without twrp ?
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