Yes this phone has root. If you stay on non-custom ROMs then Magisk works great. If you go the Custom Rom/GSI route then you may have some trouble.alright yall... i did a rather quick read of the thread.... i just got 3 of these phones from visible... so obviously all are stock original. my hubby could careless about root. I would like to have it because there is a lot of chyt on this booger that i will NEVER use and cant seem to disable... can someone give me a simplified answer on whether or not this phone has an available root? idk what this gsi stuff is. I just want a basic root that a root checker will tell me i have root and i can get the bloat off my phone. I use more apps then the hubs so I could use the space.
It has been a while (some years) since i have done any rooting as i keep managing to find phones i think i have root and then turns out it doesnt actualy. when i was rooting mostly I used the one click root method which doesnt work on this phone. I have used Odin and similar before. i think i have used adb once but its been a while. If someone break it down all in one post in laymans terms how to root this phone (if its possible) i have windows 10 as well as as Elementary os ( linux based) im only just learning Linux because windows is a pain in my arse.....
which every platform is easiest to use and assume im starting from scratch, meaning i dont currently have adb etc installed on either platform.
prefer to know which version works well with this phone before downloading and installing on either platform.
sorry for the long post but welcome the help. AND its super appreciated.
**bonus--- im learning more and am super interested even if just for my own benefit.
i think this may be what i am asking for lol....