yes we can no problem.. but you cant play PUBG no more.. they already detect magisk root. game will force closed on its own.Can anyone on the latest pie firmware (WW model) confirm if the method still requires using the old version of Magisk Manager that is provided in the OP, or can we use the latest version now?
I updated to the latest firmware version by downloading the latest ROM to the main folder and rebooting. Then rooted by patching the boot.img file and flashing in fastboot mode as you noted above.How you rooted i make old method patch boot.img and flash it but stock in fastboot mode
Wow, thanks for sharing! Also, I fear that flashing a raw firmware might erase the IMEI and Baseband information from the phone (I think I read about a similar thing happening to a ROG II user), and I've looked online for a QCN backup of the ROG I, but to no avail ? Enabling USB Diagnostics requires root for ASUS, and that's what I want to do but I'm afraid of erasing the IMEI ? If you could, could you backup your QCN file from the ROG Phone and insert some dummy IMEI in the file, so that we all will be able to fix that if it happens to us (as you said, FRP can be a pain ??)Thanks for the guide!
Just to share my experience and steps based on guide provided, hopefully it would save someone's time in case the FRP step somehow decided to slap you hard (no idea but **** happens)
2. Downloaded everything and used unlock tool from https ://www .asus. com/Phone/ROG-Phone/HelpDesk_Download/ instead because the apk posted didn't work for me
3. Bumpy for me, no idea why my credential didn't work, bypass FRP using this guide instead, https ://www .youtube. com/watch?v=CaDbVQkd6Nk - I backup a copy of the files in the video in case they go missing anytime in the future at http ://www .mediafire. com/folder/cb4z0r4eoyng5/ROG
5. My firmware is already the same with latest WW version
6. OK, it took awhile to do its thing but complete at last
7. OK, basically copy the boot.img from step 6 and Magisk it to become magisk_patched.img on the same download folder
8. With cable unplugged, shut down phone and vol up + power until into fastboot, the rest of the steps are straightforward
I wonder what I'm missing. I was unlocked & rooted & on WW-15.1630.1811.46 for the longest time.The sideload doesn't seem to work, no. Then again I'm not sure if it's because of the strict version requirements for upgrading the firmware. I wasn't able to update to Pie using the root folder method either, until I first updated it to the latest Oreo version (WW-15.1630.1907.98). I was then able to upgrade to the earliest Pie version (WW-16.0410.1910.91) before I was finally able to upgrade to the latest Pie (which fixes crucial Bluetooth problems).
The sideloading might have worked if I tried sideloading the correct versions in the above order.
And yes, I can also confirm that 7.5.1 works fine for patching the boot image.
Thanks mate, really helpful.
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Copy the full zip file to the root directory. Keep in mind that you need to have the latest Oreo version (WW-15.1630.1907.98) and you need to upgrade to the first Pie version (WW-16.0410.1910.91), otherwise it won't work.
Sideloading did not work for my either, but root folder method worked perfectly.