Elephone S8 Root Tutorial without custom Recovery( Magisk Systemless Root)

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skeleton1911

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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/elephone-p9000/how-to/how-to-guideline-install-mtk-drivers-t3344042

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

Magisk Manager
https://www.apkmirror.com/apk/topjohnwu/magisk-manager/
 
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Jayc11

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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.
-Jay
 
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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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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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My room is ready in 2 hours.

Wait a bit and you will have a clean aosp rom

Gesendet von meinem S8 mit Tapatalk

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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the steve

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Hello!
My Elephone S8 arrived today and I like it very much so far. But like on all of my phones & tablets I'd like to have root access to install a firewall, deal with autostarting apps, etc.
Has anyone tried a one-click-root sollution with success? I tried out Kingo root, towel root, kingroot, oneklickroot, root genius, drfone and root master but none of them worked.
 

the steve

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Hi skeleton1911,

unfortunately OTA doesn't work :( the Elephone_S8_20171018 update failed.

Sincerely

Thank you so much for the warning!
I was going to root my phone today with the suggested method and now I'm glad I did not. I think I will wait for a working one-klick-solution without modding the system files.
 

john_L

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Hello skeleton1911.

I flashed your boot.img and my Elephone S8 is rooted. Thank you. But as mentioned before, the OTA update detected root and refused to update. So I flashed the boot.img from the stock ROM and bricked the phone. It will not boot up. So I have to flash the root back again to start the phone.

Is there a way to unroot the phone so that it can be updated? Thank you!
 
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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/elephone-p9000/how-to/how-to-guideline-install-mtk-drivers-t3344042

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

    Magisk Manager
    https://www.apkmirror.com/apk/topjohnwu/magisk-manager/
    2
    Root for updated Stock ROM (Elephone_S8_20171018)

    Hi @skeleton1911
    I patched the boot.img taken from the new stock rom (Elephone_S8_20171018) using Magisk for my personal use, and would like to share the patched boot.img for those who just want to root the updated stock rom.

    It can be used the same way as your patched boot.img, but this is just for the new rom (20171018). If you want, you can attach my zip file in OP or if you want me to create another thread, just let me know. :)
    2
    Yes that will still work
    .if not you have to flash the stock ROM.
    Gesendet von meinem S8 mit Tapatalk

    Hi skeleton1911,

    unfortunately OTA doesn't work :( the Elephone_S8_20171018 update failed.

    Sincerely
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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.
    -Jay
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    Uhm that link is not working.. can somebody say what to do?

    ---------- Post added at 05:28 AM ---------- Previous post was at 05:27 AM ----------


    Also these files are gone..

    My apologies for the broken link.
    Please download the updated file from here:

    https://www.mediafire.com/file/k1ldcg4cqrg86o3/elephone_s8_root.rar/file

    Elephone S8 rules! ;)

    ---------- Post added at 08:05 AM ---------- Previous post was at 08:01 AM ----------

    I know all that. But that was not my question... it will be a phone for my mom. She does not care being it 2 years old..

    ---------- Post added at 07:43 AM ---------- Previous post was at 07:32 AM ----------


    I know all that. But that was not my question... it will be a phone for my mom. She does not care being it 2 years old..

    Excellent gift for your mother!
    Firmware file here:

    http://www.mediafire.com/file/eojhipcaale34yp/Elephone_S8_20171018.rar/file

    Thanks go to skeleton1911
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