Guide to Root Redmi 8A using Magisk & Without PC

This guide will show you How to Root Redmi 8A with the advanced rooting method Magisk. I have shown you two methods to Root this device, one with TWRP recovery and the second one without the necessity of TWRP.

If your device doesn’t support TWRP, then you can go with the second step. For this method, we need stock firmware boot image and patch it with Magisk. Now let me tell you why we are using Magisk over other rooting methods like SuperSU.

What is Magisk?

Magisk is a highly advanced way of rooting android systemless-ly. This means that Magisk root android without changing or modifying the system partition. Hence you can receive OTA updates, run apps that require to pass Google’s SafetyNet tests.

Unlike other methods, you have to struggle a lot to install OTA updates, but with Magisk, you can easily receive updates without any issues. Also, the best part about this method is that you can install Magisk on almost any android device running Android 4.2 to Android 11 (Latest).

This is the reason why we are using Magisk to Root Redmi 8A over other rooting methods.

Xiaomi Redmi 8A

About Xiaomi Redmi 8A

The Redmi 8A is a newly launched android smartphone. It offers great features for the price. Here is the Key Specification of Redmi 8A:

  • This phone comes with a 6.22 Inches HD+ 720 x 1520 pixels IPS LCD Display which is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Redmi 8A is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 which is an Octa-Core CPU.
  • It has 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of Internal Storage which can be expanded Up to 512 GB.
  • Moving to the OS this device runs on MIUI 10 top of Android 9.0 (Pie).
  • Camera – It has a Rear-Facing Camera of 12 MP and the Front-Facing camera is an 8 MP shooter.
  • Moving to the battery it has a Non-removable Li-Polymer 5000 mAh battery and it also supports Quick Charging.
  • Sensors: It has all the required sensors Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass.

What Does Rooting Means?

Rooting Android simply means giving a superpower to your phone. It opens up many customization and tweaks for your smartphone. Once you root your phone, you have full control over your Android System files.

You can do the very greatest thing after rooting your device is installing Custom ROM, removing unwanted apps (bloatware), installing Modules, and much more. But before we Root, we must understand the Advantages and Disadvantages of Rooting your device.

Advantages of Rooting

Here are some Pros or Advantages of Rooting Redmi 8A

  • You can install Custom ROM on your device.
  • Update your Phone to a newer version of Android.
  • Easily install Incompatible Apps on your phone.
  • You can flash Custom Kernel to increase device performance.
  • Take Complete Backup of your Android using nandroid backup.

Disadvantages of Rooting

Here are some Cons or Disadvantages of Rooting Redmi 8A

  • The phone warranty will get void.
  • Redmi 8A will no longer Secure.
  • You may face lagging issues on Redmi 8A.
  • While Rooting, if you miss out on any steps, then your device might get bricked.

Pre-Requirements

  1. Before proceeding to steps, make sure to Unlock Bootloader on Redmi 8A.
  2. Fully charge your device. If not, then you will be stuck in between the process.
  3. Take the full backup of your android.
  4. For method 1: You need to Install TWRP Recovery on Redmi 8A.
  5. For method 2:
  6. This guide is only for Redmi 8A. Please do not try these steps on any other smartphone.
Warning!
Apply the shown steps at your own risk, MyPhoneUpdate.com is not responsible for bricking your device.

Let’s Root Redmi 8A (Beginners Friendly Guide)

If you are completely new to the rooting community, then don’t worry. We have included everything you need to know about the process of rooting android devices.

As I already mentioned above, this guide includes two types of methods, first by flashing the Magisk installer zip using TWRP recovery and the second method by flashing Magisk patched boot image using fastboot command.

So, let’s quickly jump to the process.

Note: Make sure to read this guide completely to avoid confusion or misunderstanding.

Method 1: Root Redmi 8A using TWRP Recovery

  • Download the Latest Magisk Zip and Lazy flasher Zip file on your Redmi 8A device.
  • Move the downloaded zip file to your phone’s external storage.
  • Now, Reboot Redmi 8A in TWRP recovery mode.
    • Turn Off your phone.
    • Press and hold the Volume Up + Power button until you see the boot screen, release the Power button (do not release the volume up key until you boot into TWRP mode.)
  • Alternatively, you can also use the ADB command to boot into recovery mode.
    • Connect Redmi 8A to your PC/Laptop.
    • Open the Command Prompt on your PC and type the following command.
adb reboot recovery
    • This will boot Redmi 8A in recovery mode.
  • On TWRP main screen, Tap on Install.
  • Locate the Magisk installer zip file and Select it.

Install Magisk Zip Using TWRP Recovery

  • Finally, Swipe the Slider on the bottom of the screen to flash the file and install Magisk on your Redmi 8A phone.
  • Next, flash Lazy flasher Zip on your device.
  • Once the flashing process completes, Tap on Reboot System.

Now open the Magisk Manager app and check if you see all green checks on the app screen. If you don’t see the app, you can install it from this link.

After successfully applying the above steps, your Redmi 8A device will get root access without any issues. In case you are facing any problems in any steps, let me know in the comments.


Method 2: Root Redmi 8A without TWRP Recovery

  • First of all, Download Stock Firmware for Redmi 8A.
  • Extract the downloaded Stock Firmware zip file.
  • Move the boot image file to your phone’s internal storage.
  • Download the latest Magisk Manager on your phone and install it.
  • Open the app from the app drawer.
  • Tap on Install and again tap on Install.

Install Magisk Using Patched Boot Image Method

  • Next, tap on the Select and Patch a File option.
  • Locate the boot image file (e.g., boot.img) and Select it.
  • Magisk Manager will patch the boot image file with the latest version of Magisk.
  • Once done, the patched boot image (magisk_patched.img) will get saved in the Download folder of the Redmi 8A smartphone.
  • Now copy the final patched file to the platform-tools folder on your PC.

Magisk Patched File

  • Boot Redmi 8A in Bootloader/Fastboot mode.
    • Turn off your device.
    • You can do so by holding the Volume Down + Power keys simultaneously for a few seconds.
    • Release the keys when you see Bunny logo.
  • On your Windows PC, Go to the platform-tools folder and type cmd in the address bar.

Powershell Window

  • The command window will open.
  • On the command screen, type the following fastboot commands and hit Enter.
    • Type the below command to verify if your phone is successfully connected to your PC.
fastboot devices
    • Now, type the below command to flash the patched boot image file and install Magisk Root on Redmi 8A.
fastboot flash boot magisk_patched.img
  • Once Done! Finally, Reboot your device by executing the below command.
fastboot reboot
  • Congrats! You have successfully rooted your Redmi 8A with Magisk.

If you can not see Magisk Manager on your Redmi 8A phone, you need to install the APK manually. Here is the link to download the latest Magisk Manager App.


How to Verify if your Redmi 8A is Rooted successfully?

  • Download the Magisk Manager app (if you haven’t already).
  • Open Magisk Manager app.
  • If you see all options with Green Tick, that means your phone has successfully got root privilege.

Verify Magisk Root

  • As you can see from the above screenshot.

Now, if you want to Unroot your device, it’s very simple and straightforward. You have to follow this guide – Unroot Redmi 8A


Conclusion –

So, this was the comprehensive guide on how to Root Redmi 8A smartphone. I have tried my best to make this guide as simple as possible. However, if you still encounter any problems while applying the steps, please let me know in the comments. I will try to resolve your issues as soon as possible.

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