How to Root Redmi Note 8 2021 (biloba) using Magisk without TWRP

Xiaomi finally launched the Redmi Note 8 2021 edition powered by MediaTek Helio G85 SoC and features a 6.3-inch full-HD waterdrop-style notch display. Redmi Note 8 (2021) features a quad rear camera setup, headlined by a 48-megapixel main sensor.

If you’re using the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 2021 (biloba) 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 Note 8 2021 using Magisk without TWRP in a very simple way for your ease.

In order to root your Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 2021, 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.

Redmi Note 8 2021 Device Overview:

The Redmi Note 8 2021 features a 6.3-inch IPS LCD panel with a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels and an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. It is a standard 60 Hz panel protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. Under the hood, we have the MediaTek Helio G85 processor built on a 12nm manufacturing process. It is an octa-core processor with two Cortex-A75 cores clocked at 2.0 GHz and six Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 1.8 GHz. For handling the graphics-intensive tasks, we have the Mali-G52 MC2.

In terms of optics, we have a quad-camera setup at the rear and a single camera setup at the front. The rear setup consists of a 48MP primary sensor paired with an f/1.8 lens, an 8MP ultrawide sensor paired with an f/2.2 lens, a 2MP macro sensor paired with an f/2.4 lens, and a 2MP depth sensor paired with an f/2.4. The single selfie sensor is a 13MP sensor paired with an f/2.0 lens. Both the front and rear camera setups are limited to 1080p video recording.

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We get two storage options for this device: 4GB RAM + 64GB internal storage and 4GB RAM + 128GB internal storage. There is also a dedicated slot for storage expansion. In terms of communications, we get Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS, Infrared, FM radio and USB Type-C 2.0. And for sensors, we have a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, and compass. Powering it all is a 4000 mAh cell that can be topped up quickly using an 18W fast charging adapter. The smartphone is available in three color options: Neptune Blue, Moonlight White, and Space Black.

Steps To Root Redmi Note 8 2021 (biloba) Using Magisk

Follow the full-depth guide along with the 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:

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Pre-Requirements

  • You need to unlock the bootloader on your Redmi Note 8 2021
  • Your phone should have a battery juice of 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 Note 8 2021 (biloba) 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.

Required Downloads:

Warning:

We’re 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. 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 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 Note 8 2021

Follow the proper guide to install Patched Boot Image on Redmi Note 8 2021 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 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 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, 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.Magisk Status Check

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That’s it, guys. We hope that you’ve found this guide useful and have successfully rooted your Redmi Note 8 2021 (biloba) device. For any queries, feel free to ask in the comments below.

Comments

  1. this method doesnt work, you and your cacinogenic friends can stop littering the internet with ad-farming junk and get a real job bye

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