Redmi Note 8 now has support for TWRP Recovery, which means you can also root your phone. It is not mandatory that you need TWRP to Root your phone, but it is the preferred method. Rooting provides an extra edge to the performance by providing full manual control to your phone. If you want to root your phone, then this guide is for you. Here you will know How to Root Redmi Note 8.
Redmi Note 8 is a budget phone with quad-camera setup at the back. Redmi series has big custom development, if you have used any other Redmi Note phone, then you probably know about it. Similar to other Redmi Note phones, the Redmi Note 8 also attracted developers to work on it. The development for it already started. We have recently shared a guide on Redmi Note 8 TWRP Recovery. And now here we will guide you to Root Redmi Note 8. Let’s start with the phone details.
Redmi Note 8 – Specifications
It features a 6.3-inch IPS LCD display with Full HD+ (1080 x 2340 pixels) resolution. The device runs on MIUI 10 based on Android 9 Pie and upgradable to MIUI 11 based on Android 10. Redmi Note 8 powered with Snapdragon 665 processor with integrated Adreno 610 GPU. It is coupled with 4GB and 6GB RAM options along with 64GB & 128GB of internal storage.
Now coming to its camera section, it has a quad-camera setup at the back. And it includes 64-megapixel primary camera, 8-megapixel ultrawide camera, 2-megapixel macro camera, and a 2-megapixel depth camera. At the front, it has a 13-megapixel selfie camera that can record 1080p videos at 30fps.
Rooting will modify the system, and it will give users access to system settings which is restricted by default. After rooting, you will have full control like removing pre-installed apps, taking a full backup, applying custom fonts and more features. So if you want to get extra features on your phone, then you can achieve it by rooting the phone.
How to Root Redmi Note 8
There are more than one ways to root an Android phone. Some phone brand does not let unlock bootloader, which restricts users from rooting. But thankfully Xiaomi allows unlocking bootloader on all of its phones including the Redmi Note 8. I will be using the Magisk tool, which is recommended for systemless rooting. I will explain two different methods to root the Redmi Note 8. First with only Magisk and second with TWRP Recovery and Magisk.
To begin the rooting, you need first to follow the requirements which let you know about the necessary tools which you need while rooting the Redmi Note 8.
- Take a full backup for phone’s data
- The bootloader must be unlocked (Follow this guide)
- Install ADB & Fastboot drivers on Computer
- TWRP Recovery should be installed (Follow this guide) – only for 2nd method
- Download Magisk zip and Magisk Manager APK
Root Redmi Note 8 with Magisk
To root with Magisk, first, we need to create a patched boot image and then install it through ADB.
Step 1) Download Stock Firmware for your phone.
Step 2) Extract the boot.img from downloaded Firmware.
Step 3) Copy the boot.img to your phone storage.
Step 4) Now install the Magisk Manager APK on your Redmi Note 8.
Step 5) Open Magisk Manager App, click on the first Install button and again click the Install button.
Step 6) Now in select method, choose ‘Select and Patch a File’ and locate the boot.img.
Step 7) It will patch the boot image and save the output to Download folder with name magisk_patched.img.
Step 8) Copy the magisk_patched.img to the c:\adb in your computer. And rename it to boot.img.
Step 9) Turn off your phone and boot it into bootloader mode.
Step 10) While in Bootloader/Fastboot mode connect your phone to PC.
Step 11) In C:\adb location press Shift + Right click on an empty area and select ‘Open PowerShell window here’ or ‘Open Command window here’.
Step 12) In Command window enter the below command to flash Magisk
fastboot flash boot boot.img
Step 13) After flashing the patched boot image, reboot your phone to system.
Step 14) Open the Magisk Manager, and follow the on-screen instruction in the App.
Step 15) It will auto reboot the phone and done, you have now the Redmi Note 8 with Root access.
It is the method to root Redmi Note 8 with Magisk by creating a patched boot image. If this method does not work, then use the second method.
Root Redmi Note 8 with TWRP Recovery
This method requires TWRP Recovery or any other custom recovery to root your Redmi Note 8. This is an easy method, but it requires the TWRP installation. So i assume that TWRP or any other custom recovery is installed on your phone, let’s start the root steps.
Step 1) Copy the latest Magisk Zip and Magisk Manager APK on your phone storage.
Step 2) Power off your device.
Step 3) Boot your phone into the TWRP Recovery.
Step 4) In TWRP Recovery go to Install, then browse and locate the Magisk Zip file.
Step 5) Swipe the slider to flash Magisk zip and root Redmi Note 8.
Step 6) After flashing the Magisk, go back to TWRP home and then select Reboot > System.
Step 7) After rebooting into the system, install the Magisk Manager APK.
Step 8) Open Magisk Manager and manage your Redmi Note 8 root access.
That’s all now you have the rooted Redmi Note 8. You can now use all the Apps that require root access. If you have any queries regarding root, then let us know in the comment section.