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Dwokfur

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Dec 9, 2012
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I'm trying to root an Oukitel WP12 with Magisk.
I've downloaded the firmware from the vendor's link and flashed it successfully just like for other Oukitel phones (WP6, WP10).
I could also create a magisk-patched boot image. I followed regular practices: unlocked the bootloader, confirmed by orange state message and flashed the patched boot image.
The phone gets into a boot loop.
This phone differs significantly from other Oukitel phones I saw before. It comes with Android 11 by default, moreover: the device is an A/B device.
Also: apart from vbmeta, it also has vbmeta_system and vbmeta_vendor. I tried flashing a blank vbmeta for vbmeta first and than to all three vbmeta partitions without success.
Anyone came accross with a phone with vbmeta, vbmeta_system and vbmeta_vendor partitions? How I should correctly create blank vbmetas for these partitions?
Note that there's also a boot-debug partition and for several partitions there are partitions with a -verified suffix, like: dtbo-verified, tee-verified, etc.
I think it's probably the wrong vbmeta blanks I'm using causing the boot-loop. Flashing the original images restores the phone - although without magisk root of course...
If you have any ideas or instructions on how to overcome this obstacle, please let me know.
Thanks: Dw.
 

RigacciOrg

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May 18, 2019
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Unfortunately I can confirm the boot loop. I don't have a solution for now, if you have one, please share!
 

RigacciOrg

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Hi @Dwokfur,

Finally I managed to root my Oukitel WP12. The recpie you posted is OK, you should only re-flash also the Verified Boot partitions with the proper fastboot flags.
WARNING: the vbmeta* partitions I downloaded from the phone were different from the ones found into the Oukitel firmware zip archive: So I used the one extracted from the phone with the SP Flash Tool v5 program.

After all the final fastboot recipe is:

Code:
fastboot flash boot_a magisk_patched-23000_rgkOP.img
fastboot --disable-verity --disable-verification flash vbmeta vbmeta_a.img
fastboot --disable-verity --disable-verification flash vbmeta_system vbmeta_system_a.img
fastboot --disable-verity --disable-verification flash vbmeta_vendor vbmeta_vendor_a.img