In this article, we will provide you steps on How to Root any Sico device using Magisk [No TWRP required]. We will also provide you the necessary files, drivers, and tools to download. SICO Technology is an Egyptian company that manufactures mobile phones and tablets. The brand manufactures a wide range of 3G/4G smartphones, feature phones, and tablet devices. It mostly delivers smartphones Africa and Middle-East countries. The brand offers some of the most value for money devices with a wider display, improved design, fast charging support, dual cameras, etc. Additionally, it brings MediaTek-powered Android OS running devices which are quite awesome.
Now, let’s take a look at the brief description of smartphone rooting and advantages or disadvantages.
Smartphone Rooting: Advantages & Disadvantages
Rooting is the process of allowing users of smartphones, tablets and other devices running the Android Mobile OS to gain superuser access/admin access over Android subsystems and preloaded apps. Android basically uses the Linux kernel and offers an open-source platform. So, it’s quite easy to customize it via superuser control.
There are a few advantages of rooting which are mentioned here. 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 preloaded apps, etc.
Meanwhile, there are a few disadvantages as well. The first issue of rooting is that the improper way to gaining superuser access 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 Devices are:
- Sico Diamond
- Sico More 3
- Sico Express 3
- Sico Novi
- Sico Plus
- Sico Smart Pro 2
- Sico Smart Pro 4
- Sico Tab Express 2
- Sico Topaz
- Sico Tab 3 Go 3G
How To Root Any Sico device using Magisk
Now, let’s go to the rooting steps with the pre-requirements and download links. Follow the guide completely.
- The ROM file is only for Sico device. Don’t try it on other devices.
- The device battery should be charged up to 50% at least.
- Take a full backup of your device data before flashing.
- You will require a Windows or Mac PC/Laptop and a USB Cable.
Download Drivers, Tools, ROM File
- ADB and Fastboot tool for Windows/MAC. Download and install it on the computer.
- Download and install the latest Android USB Drivers on your PC.
- Next, download the Latest Sico Stock Firmware and extract the boot image using the MTK Droid Tool.
- Download and install the SP Flash tool on your PC. It’s important.
How to Extract and Patch Boot.image via Magisk
- After downloading the Stock ROM, extract it on your PC.
- Now, connect your Sico device via USB cable with the PC and copy the boot.img file only from the extracted folder to your device storage.
- Launch the Magisk Manager on your device. Select the Install option to choose the file.
- Now, tap on ‘Patch Boot Image File’ and Magisk will start patching the boot image.
- After patching, 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.
Guide 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.Guide to Install Patched Boot Image on MediaTek Handset
In some cases, if the above method doesn’t work on your device, 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 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.
We can assume that you’ve successfully enabled root access on your device via Magisk. If you’re facing any issue or have any queries, you can ask in the comments down below.