Android 13 is the latest OS for Android phones which is still in the process of rollout. As of the time of this guide, Android 13 is available for Pixel phones, OnePlus 10 Pro, and Oppo Find X5 series. If you have updated your phone to Android 13 then this guide is for you. Here you will know how to root Android 13.
Android 13 brings many improvements compared to last year’s Android 12. Android 12 was a major UI overhaul and Android 13 takes it to the next level. As per the early reviews, the update brings a great user experience.
Although Android 13 comes with many new features and improvements, there is room for advanced customization. And it can be achieved with root or custom ROM. Since custom ROMs availability depends on custom developers, rooting is the preferred option. If you are new to rooting then you can follow this guide.
How to Root Android 13
Rooting an Android phone has become difficult and hence a guide is necessary. With root access, you can install any themes, fonts, and mods to make a normal device look like a flagship phone. This is also useful if there is bloatware and you want to remove them to free up space and speed up the phone. There are a few steps you need to follow to root Android 13 phone.
To root a phone, you must first unlock the bootloader. But there is a catch, not all phones are allowed to unlock bootloader. It all depends on the vendor if they allow unlock bootloader or not. In case it’s now allowed on your phone you have to take the help of professional services.
Unlocking the bootloader of a phone will delete all data from the phone and opens the gate for rooting and installing custom ROMs. Each OEMs have a different method for unlocking bootloader. So you have to check the bootloader guide for your phone.
Now once you unlock the bootloader of your phone, you can proceed with the rooting steps. There are some requirements you need to follow that include files and tools used for rooting.
- Make sure to unlock the bootloader of your phone
- Take a full backup of your phone
- Download firmware of your Phone
- Download the latest Magisk app
- Install ADB & Fastboot driver on your phone
Root Android 13 using Patched Image
Let’s take a look at the root guide using a patched file.
Steps to Patch Boot Image using Magisk
Magisk is a popular tool that can root Android phones considering the bootloader is unlocked. The tools make root management so easy. Thanks to its developer John Wu. I assume you have gone through the requirements, so let’s jump into the steps.
- First, extract the downloaded firmware on a PC.
- Now extract the boot.img from firmware. If you have a Samsung phone then you can use the AP.tar file in place of boot.img.
- Copy the boot.img or AP file to your phone.
- Open Magisk app on your phone.
- Select the first Install button.
- On the next page choose Select and Patch a File and choose the file you copied earlier.
- It will start patching the file and you will get the patched output in the Download folder.
- Move the patched file to your PC.
Install Magisk Patched File on Android phones
Almost all the phones follow the same process to install the patched file. If you have a Galaxy phone then jump to the next method, otherwise follow this method.
- Download Platform tools (Android SDK) on your PC.
- Now copy the patched file into the Platform Tools folder.
- Type CMD in the file explorer location section and hit enter to open Command Prompt at the specific location.
- Power off your phone and boot it into Fastboot mode. Connect it to the PC.
- Now enter the below command to flash the patched file and root the Android 13 device.
fastboot flash boot boot.img
- Once the boot image is installed, you can reboot your phone into the system.
- And voila you have root access on your Android 13 phone.
Install Magisk Patched File on Samsung Phones
If you have a Samsung phone running Android 13 then the process is a bit different. Also instead of boot image, we are going to use the patch AP file. I assume you already have the patched AP file. This method also requires correct set of USB drivers.
- Copy the patched AP file on your PC.
- Open the Odin flash tool on your PC.
- Turn off your Samsung phone and boot it into the Download Mode.
- Connect your phone to your PC via a USB cable.
- Once the Odin tool detects your phone, load the patched AP file to the AP tab.
- After AP, load BL, CP, and CSC files (that you extracted from firmware) to their respective tabs.
- Once done, tap the Start button and it will start flashing.
- It will give Pass message once done. Reboot your phone into the System.
- You will have root access on your Android 13 Samsung phone.
Tip: Another easy way to root an Android 13 phone is by using a custom recovery. But to follow this method you need to have a custom recovery installed on your phone. You can use any available custom recovery to flash the Magisk file on your Android 13 phone.
If you want to check if you have root access on your phone or not then you can try any third party root checker or even you can check it in the Magisk app. And once you have root access you can enjoy all the features that are not available by default. Now you can use all the apps and features that require root access on your Android 13 phone. Also, you can enable features that come disabled by default. And the best thing is you can use various Xposed Modules. Here is the guide to install Xposed Framework.
So there you have it, the complete guide on how to root Android 13 with Magisk. If you have any queries let us know in the comment section below.