Help with root

SiParle

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Feb 18, 2013
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Every time i try and flash Super su or magisk it fails, TWRP is unable to mount anything and when i try to reboot TWRP says no os installed. I then have to flash stock recovery to get the phone to boot normally, I have rooted phones in the past but i just dont get why this is happening. Can anyone shead any light on this please

Phone and FRP unlocked
P8 lite 2017 8.0.0.383(C432)
Android (stock) and EMUI version 8
TWRP 3.2.1.0
 
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XDA XILFY

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May 7, 2016
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I don't think the normal root method works anymore on genuine EMUI 8. I believe that we need to flash Askuccio's TWRP (hard to find without knowing it exists already), and then a custom treble rom (of which there are many), and then flash magisk over it. Not too difficult, but personally I've been having troubles with actually booting into custom ROMs.
 

ashboe

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Feb 6, 2012
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Thank you - I missed the ramdisk command

---------- Post added at 12:02 PM ---------- Previous post was at 11:20 AM ----------

Dru79 - now that I have TWRP - and many thanks for that, would you guide me quickly through the next steps for a custom ROM (I have read all sorts of posts that say you have to flash stock then a ROM then do all sorts - things have REALLY changed since I did this last!). I am on And 8 and emui 8 and want (ideally) as close to asop as poss with the ability for adoptive storage a must. Just unsure exactly how to progress, ie is it super SU (which most now seem to say no) or magisk etc....I really would appreciate a simple guide.

Thanks