Here in this guide, we will discuss the steps to Root any HomTom device Using Magisk [No TWRP required] and provide you the necessary files to download. The Shenzhen based mobile phone manufacturer HomTom is especially known for its entry-level budget category Android smartphones. HomTom simply offers great value for money devices. It works as both the OEM and ODM.
The brand covers more than 200 countries and regions in South Asia, Middle East, Africa, Europe, Latin America, and North America mostly. Most of the budget-segment HomTom smartphones run on Android OS and features good hardware specifications too. It’s worth mentioning that the HomTom devices are boasts with MediaTek/Spreadtrum chipset which offers good performance in terms of the price ratio. If you’re using any of the HomTom devices then this guide is for you.
Now, let’s take a look at the brief description of smartphone rooting and advantages or disadvantages.
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Any Need of Smartphone Rooting?
Rooting is the process of allowing users of smartphones, tablets and other devices running the Android Mobile Operating System to gain privileged control over Android subsystems. Android basically uses the Linux kernel. Therefore, rooting an Android device offers administrative access or superuser permissions.
It has some advantages which may be useful for you. Rooting gives the permission to customize or remove system applications and settings, run some of the specialized apps, installing mods, or helps to flash a Custom ROM as well. It offers system UI changes, full control over the kernel, full control over apps, backups, restore, remove bloatware, etc.
Meanwhile, there are a few disadvantages as well which you need to know. The first caution is that Rooting may brick your device. Mostly, the bricking issue happens due to improper way to flash or wrong image file. you need to be very focused during the download a right file and proper installation steps. Next, your device warranty may void after rooting. You may not get the official OTA updates in future on your rooted device. Try to confirm with your device support team.
Supported device list:
- HomTom HT16S
- HomTom C13
- HomTom H5
- HomTom S99i
- HomTom R17
- HomTom C8
- HomTom S17
- HomTom C1
- HomTom C2
- HomTom H10
- HomTom S99
- HomTom HT70
- HomTom S12
- HomTom HT30 Pro
- HomTom S7
- HomTom S16
- HomTom S9 Plus
- HomTom HT26
- HomTom S8
- HomTom HT37 Pro
- HomTom HT50
- HomTom HT37
- HomTom HT30
- HomTom HT20 Pro
- HomTom HT27
- HomTom HT16 Pro
- HomTom HT20
- HomTom HT17 Pro
- HomTom HT16
- HomTom HT17
- HomTom HT10
- HomTom HT3 Pro
- HomTom HT3
- HomTom HT7 Pro
- HomTom HT7
- HomTom HT6
- HomTom HT5
Steps To Root HomTom device via Magisk
Now, let’s go to the rooting steps with the pre-requirements and download links. This guide is only for HomTom MediaTek/Spreadtrum-powered Android devices.
- The device battery should be charged up to 60% at least to avoid occasional shutdowns during the flashing process.
- Take a full backup of your device data before flashing.
- You will require a Windows or Mac PC/Laptop and a USB Cable.
- First, download and install the ADB and Fastboot tool for Windows/MAC.
- Then download the HomTom USB Drivers and install it on your PC.
- Next, download the Latest Gionee Stock Firmware and extract the boot image:
- Then download and install the SP Flash Tool for Mediatek and SPD Flash Tool for Spreadtrum Unisoc on your PC. It’s important.
Steps to Extract and Patch Boot.image via Magisk
- Download the Stock ROM and extract it on your PC.
- Connect your HomTom device via USB cable with the PC and copy the boot.img file only from the extracted folder to your device storage.
- Open the Magisk Manager on your device. Select Install option to choose the file.
- Now, tap on ‘Patch Boot Image File’ and Magisk will start patching the boot image.
- After the patch, copy the ‘patched_boot.img’ from the internal storage and replace it in the same extracted ROM folder on your PC.
Now, follow the second step to flash the patched boot image file.
Steps to Install the Patched Boot Image
Follow the link mentioned below for a full detailed guide on how to install patched boot image on any MediaTek device.
- We assume that you have already downloaded the ADB & Fastboot tool from the link given above.
- Next, you need to extract the ADB fastboot tool, then move the patched boot image file to the same folder.
- Press and hold the Shift key and right click on the mouse to open the Command Window.
- Then type the following command in the command prompt and hit enter:
fastboot flash boot patched_boot.img
- For devices with A/B partition system, type and enter the following command:
fastboot flash boot_a patched_boot.img
fastboot flash boot_b patched_boot.img
- You need to replace filename.img with the name of the TWRP Recovery img file which you have downloaded.
- The flashing process will begin. Wait for a few seconds to complete the process.
- Now, type the following command and press enter:
Steps to Verify Device Systemless Root:
- Download the Magisk Manager app APK file on your device and install it.
- Launch the app and go to the Status mode. If you see all options are green checked, that means you have successfully rooted. It also means that you’ve bypassed the SafetyNet as well.
Hopefully, you’ve successfully rooted your device via Magisk. If you’re facing any issue or have any queries, you can ask in the comments down below.