Xiaomi Redmi 9 was recently unveiled in Spain and it is still gearing up for launching it in China. The exact date is yet not confirmed but it will soon be announced. It packs with a bunch of good specs like MediaTek Helio G80, Quad-Camera setup, Quick Charge 3.0, etc.
If you’re using the Redmi 9 (codenamed lancelot) 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 Redmi 9 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 device easily.
In order to root your Redmi 9, 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.
Xiaomi Redmi 9 Specifications:
Redmi 9 features a 6.53-inch full-HD+ display with 1,080 x 2,340 pixels resolution. it’s a waterdrop style notch, a 19.5:9 aspect ratio, and a 394ppi pixel density. The phone has 400nits brightness and comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 to guard it against scratches.
The phone is powered by a MediaTek Helio G80 octa-core 2 GHz SoC, paired with Mali-G52 GPU and up to 4 GB of RAM. The Redmi 9 supports AI Face Unlock, alongside a rear fingerprint sensor for security and straightforward access. Sensors included are distance sensor, vibration motor, ambient light sensor, accelerometer, and electronic compass. It runs on an Android-based company’s proprietary MIUI.
In the camera department, the Xiaomi Redmi 9 on the rear packs a 13-megapixel primary camera with an f/2.2 aperture; a second 8-megapixel camera with an f/2.2 aperture; a 3rd 5-megapixel camera with an f/2.4 aperture and a fourth 2-megapixel camera. It sports an 8-megapixel camera on the front for selfies, with an f/2.0 aperture.
It has a 5,020mAh battery with 18W Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging support. The smartphone ships with a 10W charger inside the box. The phone is out there in 32 GB and 64 GB of internal storage options which are expandable via a fanatical MicroSD card slot.
Connectivity options included on the phone are Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, FM Radio, Bluetooth v5, NFC, GPS, AGPS, 3.5mm audio jack, USB Type-C port, and infrared sensor. The dual-sim smartphone supports nano-sim and 4G Volte connectivity.
Steps To Root Redmi 9 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:
- First, you need to unlock the bootloader on your device
- 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 Redmi 9 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.
- 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 Redmi 9
Follow the proper guide to install Patched Boot Image on Redmi 9 from 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 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 Redmi 9 (lancelot) device. For any queries, feel free to ask in the comments below.