Android OS is the most popular Operating System (OS) for mobile phones. One of the main reasons for its popularity is the level of customizations it offers, which can be further extended by giving root privilege to the phone. With root devices, you can even overclock the processor speed to increase the performance to some extent.
If you have ever searched about rooting your device, then you would have surely come across the term “Magisk”. It is the most popular method for rooting your device and is often called systemless root. The main benefit of Magisk the other options is that Magisk modifies the system without actually modifying the original system files. That’s why the change done by Magisk is undetected by Google SafetyNet.
Magisk can be installed in a variety of ways. You can install it using custom recovery like TWRP. Or, you can also install Magisk without TWRP. In this guide, we will see an easy step-by-step method to install Magisk without TWRP.
Install Magisk Without TWRP
Before going directly into the steps, there are some prerequisites that you will have to follow.
[Note: Installing Magisk may brick your device in some cases. So, you are proceeding at your own risk. However, we are there to help you as much as we can.]
- The phone should have an unlocked bootloader
- Install ADB and Fastboot drivers on your computer for performing fastboot commands
- Enable USB debugging and OEM unlocking on your phone from the developers option
- Make sure the battery is above 50%
- Download Magisk Manager APK
- Extract Boot.img file from the stock ROM
Extracting the Boot.img file is tedious work as you will put some effort to obtains this. Smartphone manufacturers nowadays put the image(.img) files in an encrypted package. Realme, Oppo phones have the Boot.img file under the OZIP file (guide), while OnePlus keeps the image file inside payload.bin.
Patch Stock Boot Image File with Magisk
- Download stock firmware for your phone and extract the boot.img file. Samsung users need to extract the AP.tar file.
- Move the file into the device’s internal storage
- Install the Magisk Manager app and open it
- Now, tap on the Install button right next to Magisk
- Now, you will see several options on your phone, tap on “Select and Patch a File”
- Now, select the boot.img file from the internal storage. Samsung users need to select the AP.tar file
- Magisk will start patching the file.
- After the successful patch, you will see the magisk_patched file in the Downloads folder in the internal storage
Install Magisk using Fastboot
[Note: If you have a Samsung phone, then we recommend using the Odin fash tool to install Magisk. Steps are given at the bottom of this article.]
- Download platform tool on your computer
- Extract the platform tool, this will create a platform tool folder in the C drive
- Open the platform tool folder and open the command prompt(cmd) here
- To open cmd, enter cmd in the path and hit the enter. Another method to open cmd is by pressing shift + right-click button and then tap on “Open PowerShell window here”
- Connect your phone to the PC using a USB cable
- Now, enter the following command to check if the phone is connected or not
- Run the following command to boot the phone in fastboot mode
adb reboot bootloader
- Now, run the following command to flash the patched image boot file
fastboot flash boot magisk_patched.img
- Now, enter the following command to reboot your phone
- Magisk is successfully installed on your phone. To verify this, open the Magisk app and you will see Magisk is installed.
Install Magisk on Samsung Phones without TWRP
- Download the Odin flash tool on your PC and extract it
- Now, run the Odin flash tool
- Boot your Samsung phone into download mode
- Now, connect your Samsung phone to your PC using an USB cable
- Open the Odin flash tool and go to the Options tab. There, uncheck the Auto Reboot option
- Load BL file, CP file, and HOME_CSC file from the extracted firmware to BL tab, CP tab, CSC tab.
- Load the patched tar file in the AP tab
- Click on the Start button
- After the process ends, restart your phone
- Open Magisk App and follow the instructions
- You have successfully installed Magisk on your Samsung phone.
We hope this guide was helpful to you. Feel free to ask any query in the comment section.
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