Guide to Root Poco X2 using Magisk & Without PC

This guide will show you How to Root Poco X2 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 Poco X2 over other rooting methods.

POCO X2

About POCO X2

The Poco X2 is a newly launched android smartphone. It offers great features for the price. Here is the Key Specification of Poco X2:

  • This phone comes with a 6.6 Inches 1080 x 2400 pixels Display which is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
  • Poco X2 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G which is an Octa-Core CPU
  • It has 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of Internal Storage
  • Moving to the OS this device runs MIUI 11 on top of Android 10 (Q)
  • Camera – It has a Quad Rear-Facing Camera of 64 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP and the Dual Front-Facing camera of 20 MP + 2 MP shooter.
  • Moving to the battery it has a Non-removable Li-Po 4500 mAh battery. The POCO X2 supports Fast battery charging at 27 Watt.
  • This phone comes with all required sensors Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, 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 Poco X2

  • 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 Poco X2

  • The phone warranty will get void.
  • Poco X2 will no longer Secure.
  • You may face lagging issues on Poco X2.
  • 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 Poco X2.
  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 Poco X2.
  5. For method 2:
  6. This guide is only for Poco X2. 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 Poco X2 (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 Poco X2 using TWRP Recovery

  • Download the Latest Magisk Zip and Lazy flasher Zip file on your Poco X2 device.
  • Move the downloaded zip file to your phone’s external storage.
  • Now, Reboot Poco X2 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 Poco X2 to your PC/Laptop.
    • Open the Command Prompt on your PC and type the following command.
adb reboot recovery
    • This will boot Poco X2 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 Poco X2 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 Poco X2 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 Poco X2 without TWRP Recovery

  • First of all, Download Stock Firmware for Poco X2.
  • 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 Poco X2 smartphone.
  • Now copy the final patched file to the platform-tools folder on your PC.

Magisk Patched File

  • Boot Poco X2 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 Poco X2.
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 Poco X2 with Magisk.

If you can not see Magisk Manager on your Poco X2 phone, you need to install the APK manually. Here is the link to download the latest Magisk Manager App.


How to Verify if your Poco X2 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 Poco X2


Conclusion –

So, this was the comprehensive guide on how to Root Poco X2 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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