Unlock Bootloader and Root Samsung Galaxy M01s using Magisk

If you happen to be one of the owners of the Galaxy M01s smartphone and are looking for ways to unlock the bootloader and root your phone then, you are at the right place. In this post, we will guide you on how to unlock the bootloader and root your Samsung Galaxy M01s. In order to avoid any issues, we would advise you to follow the steps mentioned in this post. So, that being said, let us get straight into the article itself:

Unlock Bootloader and Root Samsung Galaxy M01s using Magisk

Samsung Galaxy M01s Specifications

The Samsung Galaxy M01s is the Korean company’s budget offering in this world of premium and mid-range phones. It sports a 6.2-inch HD+ display with a resolution of 720×1280 pixels with a pixel density of 221 pixels per inch (ppi). It has narrow bezels to the sides with a slightly noticeable chin at the bottom. The top bezel houses the required sensors, an earpiece, and the front-facing camera in a waterdrop style notch. This makes the Galaxy M01s a great budget phone for consuming media thanks to its vibrant IPS LCD panel.

Coming to the internals, the Galaxy M01s packs a MediaTek Helio P22 (MT6762) SoC and is backed up by 3GB of RAM. It comes with a base storage of 32GB which might seem a bit too little for many people but is easily expandable up to 512GB via the micro SD card slot that it houses. Overall, the octa-core chipset should be enough to power the most basic of apps like WhatsApp, Facebook, and even play casual games that aren’t too graphic demanding. The phone is powered by a 4000 mAh battery which should suffice most people for over a day given the phone’s rather low-end specifications.

Coming to the cameras on the Galaxy M01s, it boasts a dual-camera setup at the rear with a configuration of 13+2MP. The front camera is a decent 8MP sensor that is good enough for selfies under well-lit scenarios. The Galaxy M01s comes with Samsung’s OneUI skin out of the box and runs atop Android 9 Pie which is quite disappointing. Users can expect an update to Android 10 in the coming few months. Overall, the phone is of great value for people who need a very basic smartphone.

Pre-Requisites

Now before we go ahead and root the Galaxy M01s, let us make a list of pre-requisites that are required to unlock it:

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Charge your phone

You need to make sure that your Galaxy M01s is charged to about 60% before operating it for unlocking the bootloader to avoid any boot loop issues during the unlocking process.

You need a PC or Laptop

We would be running certain ADB and Fastboot commands that can be executed via PC or a laptop. So, we would need a computer in order to unlock the bootloader.

Take a complete backup

Before rooting, one of the most important things that you need to do on your phone is to take a complete backup of your phone. For that, you can follow the guide by clicking the link below:

Download USB Drivers

In order to make your Galaxy M01s get recognized by your PC, you need to have proper USB Drivers appropriate to your phone installed on your computer. And for that, you can follow the link below to download the correct Samsung USB Drivers on your PC.

Install ODIN in PC

Odin is used to flashing stock firmware file (in .tar or .tar.md5 formats) on Android-based Samsung devices and supports any Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, XP PC. You can install the latest Odin tool on your PC from the link given below:

Download Firmware

You can use either of the links below to download the firmware for your Galaxy M01s.

Warning

Before we begin with the rooting of the device, I would strongly recommend you to create a backup of your device storage and all your files stored on your device. Rooting the smartphone will wipe off the entire data on your device and will void warranty. Moreover, it is advised to follow the steps mentioned in this post very carefully to avoid permanent damage or to brick your device. If anything goes wrong the author or GetDroidTips is not responsible for it.

Steps to Unlock Bootloader on Galaxy M01s

Once you are ready with everything that is mentioned in the list of pre-requisites above, you can go ahead and root your Samsung Galaxy M01s by following the steps below:

Step 1: Activate the Developer option

  1. Enable the Developer Option on your device. To do this go to Settings>> About>> Software Information>> More.
  2. Tap on the Build Number 7-8 times until you see a message “Developer option enabled.”

Step 2: Enable USB Debugging, OEM Unlocking and Developer option

  1. Now head back to Settings>> Developer Option>>Enable USB Debugging as well as OEM unlocking.

Step 3: Unlock Bootloader on your device

  1. In order to unlock the bootloader on your Galaxy M01s, turn off your phone.
  2. Press the button combo: Hold Volume up + Volume down and plug your phone to your PC.
  3. Now long-press the Volume Up button to unlock the bootloader.

To Know More: Follow our guide to unlock the bootloader on any Samsung Galaxy smartphone

Steps To Root Galaxy M01s using Magisk

Before starting the rooting process, make sure to unlock the device bootloader at first. Then you can continue with the next steps.

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Please Note:

Please Note:

  • Rooting will block the official OTA updates
  • After Rooting, it may void the warranty of your phone
  • Supported model:
    • Galaxy M01s: SM-M017F

Download Firmware

After 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.

Guide to Extract Boot Image File and rename to .tar file

Steps to Create a Patched boot image using Magisk Manager

  • First, download and install the latest Magisk Manager app.
  • Next, connect your device to the PC via the USB cable.
  • Copy only the boot.img file from the extracted folder to your device storage.
  • Now, open the Magisk Manager app and select INSTALL and choose to install again.
  • Then tap on “Patch Boot Image File”.

  • Go to internal storage and select your device boot image that you moved earlier.
  • Now, wait for Magisk to 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, follow the second step to flash the patched boot image file.

  • Odin flash tool accepts files in .tar format. So, you have to use 7zip and archive it to .tar format. You can even rename the file as boot.img.tar as shown in the below screenshot.

Steps To Install the Patched Boot Image tar file on Galaxy M01s

Now, follow the final or second method to install the patched boot image file on your Galaxy handset. But first, follow the requirements.

Pre-Requirements:

  • ROM Supported for – Samsung Galaxy M01s model only. Don’t try it on other devices.
  • Keep your device battery charged up to 60% at least before doing anything.
  • Take a full backup without the root of the device’s internal storage.
  • A Windows PC or Laptop and a USB cable are required.
  • Download the Latest ODIN tool and install it on your computer.
  • Download and Install the latest Samsung USB Drivers on your computer.
  • Copy the patched boot image file into the ADB & Fastboot directory.

Instructions to Root Galaxy M01s Using Magisk

After following the pre-requirements and unlocking the bootloader, in order to Root Galaxy M01s Using Magisk, let’s take a look at the rooting steps.

  • When you connect the USB cable you will see a blue sign in Odin.

  • Now, load the patched boot.tar file in the AP section.

  • Go to Option and see whether the Auto Reboot and F-Reset Time selected or not). If not then select these two. Don’t select re-partition.

  • Now, tap on the Start button to root your device.
  • Your device will reboot when the process will complete.
  • Then wait for a few minutes. The first boot will take some time.
  • You’re done. Enjoy!

So, there you have it from my side in this post. I hope you guys were able to successfully unlock the bootloader and root the Galaxy M01s using the guide above. Let us know in the comments below if you come across any issues while following the above-mentioned steps. Until the next post…Cheers!

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