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Question about rooting my 8T KB2005 on OOS 11.0.8.13.KB05AA

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joo14

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Hello all,

I installed the latest update for my 8T KB2005 which is 11.0.8.13.KB05AA. I have unlocked the bootloader and would like to root it, however I'm not sure if it is possible to root from my current firmware version. Some root methods I read about say I need the stock image of my OS, but I believe my current firmware version is an incremental update and that will not work? I read it's possible to use payload dumper to get my image, but this doesn't work with incremental updates either. Maybe I am misunderstanding things. If someone could enlighten me, that would be greatly appreciated. Is is possible to root from my current firmware?

*Update: upon researching further, one possible solutions seems to be using the MSM tool to downgrade to an older version of OOS, then locally upgrading to 11.0.8.11.KB05AA, and then being my root process from there. I will attempt this, but if anyone knows if a root method from 11.0.8.13.KB05AA. I would like to know as well
 
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Hello all,

I installed the latest update for my 8T KB2005 which is 11.0.8.13.KB05AA. I have unlocked the bootloader and would like to root it, however I'm not sure if it is possible to root from my current firmware version. Some root methods I read about say I need the stock image of my OS, but I believe my current firmware version is an incremental update and that will not work? I read it's possible to use payload dumper to get my image, but this doesn't work with incremental updates either. Maybe I am misunderstanding things. If someone could enlighten me, that would be greatly appreciated. Is is possible to root from my current firmware?

*Update: upon researching further, one possible solutions seems to be using the MSM tool to downgrade to an older version of OOS, then locally upgrading to 11.0.8.11.KB05AA, and then being my root process from there. I will attempt this, but if anyone knows if a root method from 11.0.8.13.KB05AA. I would like to know as well
You don't need to use the MSM route. It's far simpler to patch the stock boot or use a patched stock boot.

@g96818 had kindly posted the boot image(s) you need in thread '[Guide] How to ROOT OnePlus8T (CN/IN/EU/US) KB2000,KB2001,KB2003,KB2005' https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/...00-kb2001-kb2003-kb2005.4178675/post-85165277
 

joo14

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simple root instructions using the patched image I posted:
Hi g96818 Thank you for posting the 11.0.8.13 stock boot.img I was able to patch it in magisk and successfully root my phone! Thank you everyone for your fast responses. It was very much appreciated
 
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    Hello all,

    I installed the latest update for my 8T KB2005 which is 11.0.8.13.KB05AA. I have unlocked the bootloader and would like to root it, however I'm not sure if it is possible to root from my current firmware version. Some root methods I read about say I need the stock image of my OS, but I believe my current firmware version is an incremental update and that will not work? I read it's possible to use payload dumper to get my image, but this doesn't work with incremental updates either. Maybe I am misunderstanding things. If someone could enlighten me, that would be greatly appreciated. Is is possible to root from my current firmware?

    *Update: upon researching further, one possible solutions seems to be using the MSM tool to downgrade to an older version of OOS, then locally upgrading to 11.0.8.11.KB05AA, and then being my root process from there. I will attempt this, but if anyone knows if a root method from 11.0.8.13.KB05AA. I would like to know as well
    You don't need to use the MSM route. It's far simpler to patch the stock boot or use a patched stock boot.

    @g96818 had kindly posted the boot image(s) you need in thread '[Guide] How to ROOT OnePlus8T (CN/IN/EU/US) KB2000,KB2001,KB2003,KB2005' https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/...00-kb2001-kb2003-kb2005.4178675/post-85165277
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    You can only do that if the phone is rooted. You need root access to pull a boot image from /dev/block/by-name/boot_[ab].
    In a non root situation you can boot the semi working twrp posted here somewhere which gives a root adb shell via usb.
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    Its possible to use adb to pull the boot image and patch it in magisk. Then you use fastboot to boot from that image( not flash) and do direct install from magisk.
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    Its possible to use adb to pull the boot image and patch it in magisk. Then you use fastboot to boot from that image( not flash) and do direct install from magisk.
    You can only do that if the phone is rooted. You need root access to pull a boot image from /dev/block/by-name/boot_[ab].
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    simple root instructions using the patched image I posted: