How To Root Redmi 9 Prime Using Magisk [No TWRP needed]

If you’re an advanced user who does customizations, flashing files, etc on an Android device and using the Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime smartphone or planning to buy it, this guide is for you.

Here in this article, we will share the complete instruction to root your Redmi 9 Prime without the TWRP. To flash, you need to use the Magisk by patching the stock boot image file and flashing it to the device boot partition.

You will require to download the patched image file from Magisk Manager and flash it. For doing this, your device bootloader should be unlocked. By rooting your handset, you will get a superuser or administrator access to your system. Therefore, you can easily customize, change or edit system files according to your preference. Let’s take a closer look at Rooting access.

Redmi 9 Prime

Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime Device Overview:

The Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime features a large 6.53-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1080×2340 which gives it a taller aspect ratio of 19.5:5 that seems to be the norm in smartphones these days. The display has a pixel density of 394 pixels per inch (ppi) which makes it quite a sharp panel for the price it’s asking. It is obviously still a standard 60Hz display which is understandable at this price point. The Redmi 9 Prime has thin side bezels with a slightly thicker chin and a tiny waterdrop-style notch that holds the front-facing camera.

The Redmi 9 Prime comes powered by the MediaTek Helio G80 clocked at 2GHz which is a great budget processor. The octa-core processor is great for handling everyday activities such as using social media apps and playing casual games. The Redmi 9 Prime also comes with 4GB of RAM which might seem less but is well-complimented with all the other specifications inside it. Powering everything is a giant 5020 mAh battery which can last you for over 2 days on a single charge.

On the rear, the Redmi 9 Prime sports a quad-camera setup (13+8+5+2 MP) which is mediocre, to say the least. It takes good photos when given an ample amount of light but just doesn’t expect it to beat the likes of the Poco X2 or Redmi Note 9 Pro. The front camera is an 8 MP sensor which is great for taking selfies. The Redmi 9 Prime comes with Android 10 out of the box with a layer of MIUI 11 on top. It supports dual-SIM connectivity and comes with a base storage of 64GB which is expandable up to 512GB via the external micro SD card slot.

What is Rooting?

Rooting for Android means similar to jailbreaking the device to get access to the root directory of your android mobile. It will give you superuser access as an administrator to use your device over an Android subsystem and system apps.

Though sometimes improper rooting may brick your device or void your device warranty as well (if applicable). But it will give you some unleash power and access to change or edit the system settings, themes, icons, install other mod files, etc.

Advantages of Rooting:

  • You can get access to all files on your Redmi 9 Prime, even the files which present in the root directory of your phone.
  • You can increase the performance of your device by overclocking.
  • By rooting you can increase battery life by underclocking the device.
  • Uninstall Bloatware on Redmi 9 Prime.
  • You can block Ads on any applications.
  • By Rooting Redmi 9 Prime, you can View, Edit, or Delete any system file inside the root directory.
  • You can install the Xposed Framework and Xposed module support.

Steps To Root Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime via Magisk

First of all, you should unlock the bootloader on Redmi 9 Prime. Then you can continue with the next steps.

Unlocking the device bootloader and installing root will void your phone warranty (if applicable). The process also will wipe out all the internal data. Therefore, take a complete backup of device data at first before doing anything. GetDroidTips will not responsible for any kind of boot loops or crashes or any damage to your devices while/after following this guide. Do it at your own risk.

Please Note:

  • After Rooting, it may void the warranty of your phone.
  • Rooting will block the official OTA updates

Download Stock ROM and Extract the Boot Image

Here is the link for the same.

Once you have downloaded the exact firmware file based on your device model number, you can extract the boot.img file to patch it via the Magisk manager app.

1. How to Extract and Patch Boot Image using Magisk?

  • First of all, download and extract the ROM to your PC.
  • 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”.
    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 the ADB fastboot extracted ROM folder on your PC.

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

2. How To Install the Patched Boot Image on Redmi 9 Prime

Follow the given link to install Patched Boot Image on Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime:

  • We assume that you have already downloaded the ADB & Fastboot tool from the link given above.
  • Now, extract the ADB fastboot tool, then move the patched boot image to the same folder.
  • Hold the Shift key and right-click on the mouse to open the command window/PowerShell.
  • Next, enter the following command:
    • 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, 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.

  • The flashing process will begin. Once done, run
    fastboot reboot

How to Verify if your phone has a systemless root?

  1. Download and install the Magisk Manager app APK, and launch it.
  2. To verify that you have a systemless root, check the top of the screen and if you see all options with Green Tick which means you have successfully rooted and bypassed SafetyNet.Magisk Status Check

That’s all folks! If we helped you in rooting your Redmi 9 Prime, then we’re glad we could be of use. If you have any queries regarding the guide, then let us know down below, we’d be happy to assist you!

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