Cubot is a Chinese smartphone that has been existent in the market from 2012. Their smartphones have been manufactured by Shenzhen Huafurui Technology Co., Ltd; a Shenzhen based company. The brand unveiled its Cubot R19 back in April 2019. The device is an entry-level smartphone with decent specifications. If you’re using the Cubot R19 device and want to enable root access via Magisk then this guide is for you. In this guide, we have shared with you the steps to root Cubot R19 using Magisk without TWRP in a very simple way for your ease.
Every Android user wants to get the most out of it when it comes to the customizations and tweaking your device. Rooting is one of them and offers superuser or administrator access to the user in order to modify the system files and apps easily. After enabling root access, users can edit or delete system root directory files, overclock device performance, use rooted apps, install custom modules, etc. There are unlimited possibilities that you can perform on your rooted Cubot R19 easily.
In order to root your Cubot R19, we will use the Magisk to patch stock boot image and flash that to your device boot partition. Now, if you ask why Magisk? It’s a system-less root process that doesn’t tamper the system partitions while enabling root access. Magisk can also hide online security measures to work apps properly like any banking app, SafetyNet, etc.
- 1 Cubot R19 Specifications: Overview
- 2 What is Root? (Advantages)
- 3 Steps To Root Cubot R19 Using Magisk
- 4 1. How to Extract and Patch Boot.image using Magisk?
- 5 2. Steps To Install the Patched Boot Image on Cubot R19
Cubot R19 Specifications: Overview
The Cubot R19 sports a 5.71 HD+ IPS LCD Display with a resolution of 1520 x 720 Pixels. This display has a pixel density of 269 PPI (Pixel Per Inch), a contrast ratio of 1300:1, and 2.5D Curved Glass Screen. This also comes with a notification LED that blows in blue, green and red. Underneath the Cubot R19, it sports the quad-core MediaTek Helio A22 i.e MT6761 chipset; a 64-bit processor. The chipset has four ARM Cortex A53 cores which clock at 1.5GHz. It pairs with PowerVR GE8320 for GPU purposes. Further, the device has 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. This 32GB of internal storage is further expandable via a micro SD card up to 128GB. The device has a hybrid SIM card slot where you can insert two nano SIM’s or a nano-SIM and a micro SD card.
Coming to the optics, the Cubot R19 has a dual-camera setup. This dual-camera setup includes a 13MP primary sensor which pairs with a 2MP depth sensor where both the sensors come with an f/2.0 aperture. This camera also comes with an LED flash. To the front, the device has an 8MP sensor.
The device packs a 2,800 mAh battery which charges over a micro USB port and is removable other than non-removable ones that are available in the market. The Cubot R19 runs on Android 9 Pie out of the box. Coming to the dimension, it has a height of 148.8mm, a width of 70.7mm and a thickness of 8.9 mm. The device has a physical fingerprint scanner at the rear and it also has support for face unlock for security purposes.
What is Root? (Advantages)
Smartphone Rooting is the unofficial way to enable an administrator or superuser access to your device system and subsystem. Therefore, the user can easily tweak, change, edit, or delete system files and apps easily.
The advantage of Rooting:
- You can get access to all files on your Cubot R19, even the files which present in the root directory of your phone.
- You can increase the performance of your Cubot R19 by overclocking.
- By rooting you can increase battery life by underclocking Cubot R19.
- Uninstall Bloatware on Cubot R19.
- You can block Ads on any Android applications such as Youtube and other game-related applications. Also Read: Top 5 Adblock Plus Alternatives for Android
- By Rooting Cubot R19, you can View, Edit or Delete any system file inside the root directory.
- You can install Xposed Framework and many Xposed module support.
Steps To Root Cubot R19 Using Magisk
Follow the full depth guide along with requirements and download links below.
Keep in mind:
- Rooting may void the manufacturer’s warranty on your device.
- Rooting will block the firmware OTA updates.
Now, let’s head over to some of the necessary steps which you need to abide by:
- Your phone should have battery juice more than 60% at least.
- Keep a backup of your device data at first. Therefore, if anything goes wrong, you can get back the important data.
- The image file in this article is supported by the Cubot R19 model only. DO NOT try to flash it on other models.
- You will also require a PC/Laptop and a USB cable in order to connect your device with the computer.
- You should download all the necessary files, tools, and drivers from below accordingly.
1. How to Extract and Patch Boot.image using Magisk?
- First of all, download and extract the ROM to your PC.
- You need to extract the boot image using the MTK Droid Tool
- Attach your device via USB cable and copy only the boot.img file from the extracted folder to your device storage
- Launch Magisk Manager. When a popup appears asking to install Magisk, select INSTALL and choose install again.
- Tap on “Patch Boot Image File”.
- Navigate to internal storage and select your phone’s boot image that you transferred earlier.
- Wait for a couple of seconds. Magisk will start patching the boot image.
- Once the boot image has been patched, copy the “patched_boot.img” from the internal storage and replace it in the same extracted ROM folder on your PC.
Now you can follow the second step to flash the patched boot image file.
2. Steps To Install the Patched Boot Image on Cubot R19
Follow the proper guide to install Patched Boot Image on Cubot R19 from below link:
In some cases, if the above method doesn’t work on your Cubot R19, then try via ADB fastboot method.
- Now, extract the ADB & Fastboot tool, then move the patched boot image file to the same folder.
- Press and hold down the Shift key + right-mouse-click to open the command window/PowerShell.
- Next, enter the following command in order to flash the “patched_boot.img” to install Magisk and root your Android device:
fastboot flash boot patched_boot.img
- For devices with A/B partition system, you have to use the following commands:
fastboot flash boot_a patched_boot.img fastboot flash boot_b patched_boot.img
Please replace [patched_boot.img] with the name of the boot image file you downloaded followed by the .img extension.
- Wait for the flashing process to complete.
- Finally, type in the command to reboot your device.
- That’s it.
Steps to Verify the Systemless Root
- Launch the Magisk Manager app on your device.
- Now, in order to verify the systemless root access on your phone, you will see the status screen. Here all options should be green ticked if properly rooted. If yes, that means you’ve successfully bypassed the Google SafetyNet measure as well.
That’s it, guys. We hope that you’ve found this guide useful and have successfully rooted your Cubot R19 device. For any queries, feel free to ask in the comments below.