Back in December 2019, Ulefone unveiled its new rugged smartphone, i.e., the Ulefone Armor X6. This device comes with basic specifications like a 5-inch display in the older aspect ratio, and much outdated 28mm MediaTek chipset, and so on.
If you’re using the Ulefone Armor X6 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 Ulefone Armor X6 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 Ulefone Armor X6 easily.
In order to root your Ulefone Armor X6, 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.
Table of Contents
- 1 Ulefone Armor X6 Device Overview:
- 2 What is Root?
- 3 Steps To Root Ulefone Armor X6 Using Magisk
- 4 1. How to Extract and Patch Boot.image using Magisk?
- 5 2. Steps To Install the Patched Boot Image on Ulefone Armor X6
Ulefone Armor X6 Device Overview:
The Ulefone Armor X6 features a 5.0 inch IPS LCD display with an HD+ resolution. It also has a screen to body ratio of 58.2 percent, an aspect ratio of 16:9, and a pixel density of 294 Pixel Per Inch ( PPI ). As we said above, this is a rugged smartphone, and so it has various protection.
Coming to the internals, the Ulefone Armor X6 sports the MediaTek MT6580 SoC, and this is built on the older 28nm process. This quad-core SoC has four Cortex A7 cores and is clocked at 1.3GHz. To the GPU side, it has the ARM Mali 400 GPU. Talking about memory options, it features 6GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. Further, this is also expandable via a micro SD card. The device has a hybrid SIM card slot, and this means that you can insert two Nano type SIM cards or a Nano type SIM, and a micro SD card.
Coming to the optics, the Ulefone Armor X6 sports a single rear camera setup. Usually, rugged smartphones doesn’t come with good specifications. This camera setup includes an 8MP sensor with an aperture value of f/2.2 and autofocus. It also supports Dual LED flash. To the front, the device sports a 5MP snapper. Both the front and rear cameras can only shoot videos up to 720P @ 30fps.
This Ulefone Armor X6 smartphone comes with a non-removable 4,000 mAh Lithium Polymer battery. The battery charges over the micro USB port, and doesn’t come with support for any fast charging tech. Sensors on this smartphone include Accelerometer, proximity, and compass.
Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0, A2DP, GPS with A-GPS, FM radio, RDS, recording, and with micro USB 2.0. The device is available in a single color option, namely the Black. Coming to the dimensions, it measures about 150 x 78.9 x 14.4 mm (5.91 x 3.11 x 0.57 in) and weighs about 223.8 grams. As it a rugged smartphone, it comes with protection like MIL-STD-810G, which totally protects against Dust, Water, and Concrete. It also means that it has Drop-to-concrete resistance from up to 1.2 m. This also comes with support for IP68 protection, which can withstand up to 1.5 meters for 30 minutes.
What is Root?
Smartphone Rooting is the unofficial way to enable an administrator or superuser access to your device system and subsystem. Therefore, the user can easily tweak, change, edit, or delete system files and apps easily.
The advantage of Rooting:
- You can get access to all files on your Ulefone Armor X6, even the files which present in the root directory of your phone.
- You can increase the performance of your Ulefone Armor X6 by overclocking.
- By rooting, you can increase battery life by underclocking Ulefone Armor X6.
- Uninstall Bloatware on Ulefone Armor X6.
- You can block Ads on any Android applications such as Youtube and other game-related applications. Also Read: Top 5 Adblock Plus Alternatives for Android
- By Rooting Ulefone Armor X6, you can View, Edit, or Delete any system file inside the root directory.
- You can install the Xposed Framework and many Xposed module support.
Steps To Root Ulefone Armor X6 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:
- Your phone should have battery juice more than 60%, at least.
- To root your device, you must unlock the bootloader.
- 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 Ulefone Armor X6 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.
- You need to extract the boot image using the MTK Droid Tool
- 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 Ulefone Armor X6
Follow the proper guide to install Patched Boot Image on Ulefone Armor X6 from below link:
In some cases, if the above method doesn’t work on your Ulefone Armor X6, 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 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 Ulefone Armor X6 device. For any queries, feel free to ask in the comments below.