How to Root Realme 9i RMX3491 using Magisk without TWRP

In this guide, we have shared with you the steps to Root Realme 9i RMX3511 using Magisk without TWRP in a very simple way for your ease. Realme 9i was launched in India as a successor to the Realme 8i that debuted last year. The Realme 9i comes out of the box with Android 11 powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 SoC and 33W fast charging. The smartphone sports a triple rear camera setup that houses a 50 MP primary sensor and includes a 2 MP portrait shooter and a 2 MP macro shooter.

To root your Realme 9i RMX3511, we will use the Magisk to patch the stock boot image and flash that to your device’s boot partition. Now, if you ask why Magisk? It’s a system-less root process that doesn’t tamper with the system partitions while enabling root access. Magisk can also hide online security measures to work apps properly like any banking app, SafetyNet, etc.

How to Root Realme 9i RMX3491 using Magisk without TWRP

Steps To Root Realme 9i RMX3511 Using Magisk

Follow the full-depth guide along with the requirements and download the 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:

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Pre-Requirements

  • You need to unlock the bootloader on any Realme device
  • Your phone should have a battery juice of more than 60%.
  • Keep a backup of your device data at first. Therefore, you can get back the important data if anything goes wrong.
  • The image file in this article is supported by the Realme 9i model only. DO NOT try to flash it on other models.
  • You will also require a PC/Laptop and a USB cable to connect your device to the computer.
  • You should download all the necessary files, tools, and drivers below accordingly.

Required Downloads:

Warning:

We at GetDroidTips won’t be responsible for any kind of error or damage that occurs to your phone during or after following this guide or flashing any file. You should know what you’re doing. Take a full backup at first and proceed at your own risk!

1. Download and Extract the OZIP Firmware:

1. How to Patch the Boot Image using Magisk?

  • 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 to install again.
  • Tap on “Patch Boot Image File”.
    Install patched boot image TWRP
  • 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 your PC’s same extracted ROM folder.

Now you can follow the second step to flash the patched boot image file.

2. Steps To Install the Patched Boot Image on Realme 9i

Follow the proper guide to install Patched Boot Image on Realme 9i from the below link:

  • 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 to flash the “patched_boot.img” to install Magisk and root your Android device:
fastboot flash boot patched_boot.img
  • For devices with an 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.

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  • Wait for the flashing process to complete.
  • Finally, type in the command to reboot your device.
fastboot reboot
  • That’s it.

Steps to Verify the Systemless Root

  1. Launch the Magisk Manager app on your device.
  2. Now, 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.Magisk Status Check

That’s it, guys. We hope you’ve found this guide useful and successfully rooted your Realme 9i device. For any queries, feel free to ask in the comments below.

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