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How To Guide [GUIDE] Beginner's guide on how to root Redmi Note 10 Pro (sweet) without TWRP

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Mar 3, 2021
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I decided to make this guide since I didn't see a guide thread which explains how to root the phone.

DISCLAIMER: I am not responsible for ANY damage that occurs to the phone, you getting fired because the alarm app failed or the world getting nuked, etc...

Requirements:
-A unlocked bootloader
-boot.img extracted from your phone's fastboot rom (MAKE SURE YOU DOWNLOADED THE EXACT SAME ROM THAT YOUR PHONE HAS (Check "About phone" in settings. Make sure that the version AND the code (RK(something)XM) match, if you have MIUI).
xiaomifirmwareupdater site contains unmodified MIUI roms for your device.

-If you have a custom rom, extract the rom's zip and get the boot.img from there.
-ADB and Fastboot drivers installed on phone and PC
-SDK Platform tools downloaded from official android website. Extract the downloaded zip to desktop and rename it to platform_tools
-A Computer
-Basic understanding of CMD, ADB and Fastboot commands.
-The phone

If you see an error, scroll down to the troubleshooting section.





Steps:
(on the pc)
-Copy the boot.img file to the phone's downloads folder

(in the phone)
-Download the magisk app from the official github site
-Install the app, then open it.
-In the app, select install on the magisk card

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-Select patch a file, then find and select boot.img.

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-Tap "let's go".
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(on the pc)
-Connect your phone to your PC and copy magisk_patched.img from the phone (should be in downloads folder) back to the pc.
-Rename the file to magisk.img, then move it to the platform_tools folder which contains fastboot.exe.
-Now reboot the phone and when the screen goes fully black, hold volume down button until you see "fastboot".

MIUI-Fastboot.jpg

-Your phone should now be in fastboot mode. Connect the phone to the pc.
-Press win+r, then type cmd
-Type cd desktop
-Type cd platform_tools
-Type fastboot devices (if you see nothing, make sure you have adb and fastboot drivers, that the phone is connected and is in fastboot mode.)
-Type this carefully: fastboot flash boot magisk.img
-Done! Now reboot the phone by typing: fastboot reboot
-If you did everything correctly, the magisk app should say that it is installed.






TROUBLESHOOTING:

Q:Fastboot says it couldn't find "magisk.img" or CMD says fastboot doesn't exist
A: Make sure that cmd says that its in C:\Users\(name)\Desktop\platform_tools and that magisk.img is also in there.

Q: Phone is in bootloop
A: Hold volume down button until phone is in fastboot and flash stock boot.img with fastboot flash boot.img. (You will not have root access) If the phone is still somehow in a bootloop, execute the flash_all_except_storage.bat script by double clicking it (found in the sweet_(region)_images folder you extracted from the full fastboot rom .tgz file).
 

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I decided to make this guide since I didn't see a guide thread which explains how to root the phone.

DISCLAIMER: I am not responsible for ANY damage that occurs to the phone, you getting fired because the alarm app failed or the world getting nuked, etc...

Requirements:
-A unlocked bootloader
-boot.img extracted from your phone's fastboot rom (MAKE SURE YOU DOWNLOADED THE EXACT SAME ROM THAT YOUR PHONE HAS (Check "About phone" in settings. Make sure that the version AND the code (RK(something)XM) match, if you have MIUI).
xiaomifirmwareupdater site contains unmodified MIUI roms for your device.

-If you have a custom rom, extract the rom's zip and get the boot.img from there.
-ADB and Fastboot drivers installed on phone and PC
-SDK Platform tools downloaded from official android website. Extract the downloaded zip to desktop and rename it to platform_tools
-A Computer
-Basic understanding of CMD, ADB and Fastboot commands.
-The phone

If you see an error, scroll down to the troubleshooting section.





Steps:
(on the pc)
-Copy the boot.img file to the phone's downloads folder

(in the phone)
-Download the magisk app from the official github site
-Install the app, then open it.
-In the app, select install on the magisk card

View attachment 5474787





-Select patch a file, then find and select boot.img.

unknown1-png.5474791





-Tap "let's go".
View attachment 5474793



(on the pc)
-Connect your phone to your PC and copy magisk_patched.img from the phone (should be in downloads folder) back to the pc.
-Rename the file to magisk.img, then move it to the platform_tools folder which contains fastboot.exe.
-Now reboot the phone and when the screen goes fully black, hold volume down button until you see "fastboot".

View attachment 5474801
-Your phone should now be in fastboot mode. Connect the phone to the pc.
-Press win+r, then type cmd
-Type cd desktop
-Type cd platform_tools
-Type fastboot devices (if you see nothing, make sure you have adb and fastboot drivers, that the phone is connected and is in fastboot mode.)
-Type this carefully: fastboot flash boot magisk.img
-Done! Now reboot the phone by typing: fastboot reboot
-If you did everything correctly, the magisk app should say that it is installed.






TROUBLESHOOTING:

Q:Fastboot says it couldn't find "magisk.img" or CMD says fastboot doesn't exist
A: Make sure that cmd says that its in C:\Users\(name)\Desktop\platform_tools and that magisk.img is also in there.

Q:phone is in bootloop
A: Hold volume down button until phone is in fastboot and flash stock boot.img with fastboot flash boot.img. (You will not have root access) If the phone is still somehow in a bootloop, execute the flash_all_except_storage.bat script by double clicking it (found in the sweet_(region)_images folder you extracted from the full fastboot rom .tgz file).
Very good but easier with unlocked bootloader and flashing twrp via adb flash recovery "name of twrp file". Afterwards you can flash directly magisk (I prefer 23 canary debug apk) to root.
 

l0g1c1729

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Feb 26, 2020
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Redmi Note 10 Pro
if i may add to the troubleshooting: if it says magisk.img isn't found, just type this (after confirming connection with fastboot devices command:

fastboot flash boot

then drag and drop the patched magisk file onto the cmd window/line where you typed the command above. worked for me.
 

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    I decided to make this guide since I didn't see a guide thread which explains how to root the phone.

    DISCLAIMER: I am not responsible for ANY damage that occurs to the phone, you getting fired because the alarm app failed or the world getting nuked, etc...

    Requirements:
    -A unlocked bootloader
    -boot.img extracted from your phone's fastboot rom (MAKE SURE YOU DOWNLOADED THE EXACT SAME ROM THAT YOUR PHONE HAS (Check "About phone" in settings. Make sure that the version AND the code (RK(something)XM) match, if you have MIUI).
    xiaomifirmwareupdater site contains unmodified MIUI roms for your device.

    -If you have a custom rom, extract the rom's zip and get the boot.img from there.
    -ADB and Fastboot drivers installed on phone and PC
    -SDK Platform tools downloaded from official android website. Extract the downloaded zip to desktop and rename it to platform_tools
    -A Computer
    -Basic understanding of CMD, ADB and Fastboot commands.
    -The phone

    If you see an error, scroll down to the troubleshooting section.





    Steps:
    (on the pc)
    -Copy the boot.img file to the phone's downloads folder

    (in the phone)
    -Download the magisk app from the official github site
    -Install the app, then open it.
    -In the app, select install on the magisk card

    unknown.png






    -Select patch a file, then find and select boot.img.

    unknown1-png.5474791





    -Tap "let's go".
    unknown2.png




    (on the pc)
    -Connect your phone to your PC and copy magisk_patched.img from the phone (should be in downloads folder) back to the pc.
    -Rename the file to magisk.img, then move it to the platform_tools folder which contains fastboot.exe.
    -Now reboot the phone and when the screen goes fully black, hold volume down button until you see "fastboot".

    MIUI-Fastboot.jpg

    -Your phone should now be in fastboot mode. Connect the phone to the pc.
    -Press win+r, then type cmd
    -Type cd desktop
    -Type cd platform_tools
    -Type fastboot devices (if you see nothing, make sure you have adb and fastboot drivers, that the phone is connected and is in fastboot mode.)
    -Type this carefully: fastboot flash boot magisk.img
    -Done! Now reboot the phone by typing: fastboot reboot
    -If you did everything correctly, the magisk app should say that it is installed.






    TROUBLESHOOTING:

    Q:Fastboot says it couldn't find "magisk.img" or CMD says fastboot doesn't exist
    A: Make sure that cmd says that its in C:\Users\(name)\Desktop\platform_tools and that magisk.img is also in there.

    Q: Phone is in bootloop
    A: Hold volume down button until phone is in fastboot and flash stock boot.img with fastboot flash boot.img. (You will not have root access) If the phone is still somehow in a bootloop, execute the flash_all_except_storage.bat script by double clicking it (found in the sweet_(region)_images folder you extracted from the full fastboot rom .tgz file).