Can anybody upload the unpatched boot.img from the february rom update?
Thank you it did work for me. (The unmodified one)One is here: https://forum.xda-developers.com/mi-a1/how-to/guide-rooting-mi-a1-twrp-wiping-post-t3824550
NONE OF THEM WORKS ON MY PHONE, please let me know if it has worked for you.
After OTA update everything is stock, so you'll have stock recovery and stock bootloader (no TWRP).
I'm confused about the last step of install Magisk using direct method. I have already finished the other steps and rebooted the phone. However, when I run Magisk Manager to install Magisk, a window appears asking if I want to install Magisk-v18.1.zip now. When I click "Install", another window appears which states:
Download Zip Only
Patch Boot Image File
If I choose Download Zip Only, then it just downloads the zip file and nothing else happens. No install of Magisk. I'm hesitant to choose Patch Boot Image File since I don't want to brick my phone by choosing the wrong option.
Can someone provide a bit more direction about this? The Magisk Manager on my device does not provide a "direct method" as indicated in the steps on the first page.
Reflash the patched boot IMG and then direct install will appear
Hi, I was able to get root with the instructions supplied here. But I have a question I didn't see mentioned in the pages I looked at. What happens if I wish to install TWRP after performing root using the patched_boot.img/Magisk method? Will I lose OTA updates or still be able to get them? TKS!
Installing TWRP will lose you OTA update. If you chose to install TWRP, you don't have to follow this patch_boot method.
OK. Thanks. That's what I wanted to know.
Is there an app or some type of PC program though that would allow me to do a similar backup such as what TWRP does and restore it if needed at a future date? Not just a Titanium type backup of various apps, but something that would backup the necessary partitions and allow for full restoration?
[FONT="]Oh! That is the first time I hear this.[/FONT]Installing TWRP will lose you OTA update. If you chose to install TWRP, you don't have to follow this patch_boot method.
[FONT="]Oh! That is the first time I hear this.[/FONT]
[FONT="]I rooted my A1 with Magisk like described in #1 and then I flashed TWRP.[/FONT]
[FONT="]I was trying to update then to the February 2019 update with no success and asked that here, #1797 and in the Magisk thread.[/FONT]
[FONT="]Nobody told me to uninstall TWRP first.[/FONT]
[FONT="]No wonder then, why it failed.[/FONT]
So how could I then uninstall TWRP to get back OTA possibility?Magisk is focusing on preserve the system while having the root. OTA is more than that such as recovery and boot partition. Difference manufacture have difference partition, that why you should not ask there
So how could I then uninstall TWRP to get back OTA possibility?
fastboot oem unlock
fastboot boot patched_boot.img