Rooting your phone will allow you to use root applications, get more software features and mods using Magisk Modules, and conceal root access from apps that may detect it. Through this guide, I will be able to instruct you on a way to root Xiaomi Poco X2 and Redmi K30 easily, using Magisk.
This might be easily done by patching your phone’s stock boot image and so flashing the patched boot image via Fastboot.
The Poco X2 (and the Redmi K30 sold in China) has given the competition a endure their money. Given the worth, the phone offers very decent and powerful hardware including the beefy 120Mhz display.
When it involves the software, the phone runs the MIUI 11 skin supported Android 10, which is astounding.
All that aside, ‘rooting’ is now fairly common among enthusiasts who want to personalize their phone’s software as per their needs/requirements. If you’re feeling the identical then this guide is simply the place for you to begin.
The Process of Root Poco X2 Using Magisk
Table of contents
- 1 The Process of Root Poco X2 Using Magisk
- 2 Prerequisites
- 3 How To Root Xiaomi Poco X2/Redmi K30
All that aside, ‘rooting’ is now fairly common among enthusiasts who want to personalize their phone’s software as per their needs/requirements. If you’re feeling the identical then this guide is simply the place for you to start out.
So, how are you able to root your Poco X2/Redmi K30? It’s fairly simple. There’s an alternate way/method of rooting, which works without using TWRP. It involves patching your phone’s stock boot image then flashing the resultant patched boot image to your phone via fastboot.
If you are doing not want to flash custom ROMs or use TWRP for things like NANDroid backups in the slightest degree, then getting it out of the way may be a more good selection.
So with none further ado, let’s get to the instructions and show you the way to try and do it.
- Although the method of rooting won’t erase any data stored on your phone, it’s strongly suggested that you simply take an entire backup beforehand, just in case anything goes wrong. This shall help prevent your data from being permanently lost.
- In order to root, your phone’s bootloader must be unlocked. If you haven’t done it yet, then please follow our step-by-step guide to unlock the bootloader on your Poco X2/Redmi K30. Note: Unlocking the bootloader will erase all the information on the phone.
- Make sure that your Poco X2/Redmi K30 is charged to a sufficient battery level to avoid any sudden disruptions during the rooting process.
- Download and install the latest Xiaomi ADB and Fastboot USB drivers on your PC.
- Also, download the Android SDK platform-tools package from here and install it on your PC.
- When asked to launch the command-line window on your PC during the instructions, do the following:
– PowerShell on Windows PC: Open the folder where the Android SDK platform-tools are installed (e.g. C:\platform-tools). Then hold the SHIFT key on the keyboard and right-click on any empty space inside this folder. Select the ‘Open PowerShell window here’ option.
– The terminal on macOS/Linux: Launch the Terminal and alter its directory (using ‘cd’ command) to the folder where the Android platform-tools are installed. as an example, if the tools are installed in ‘username>/Documents/platform-tools’, then the command should look like: cd Documents/platform-tools
How To Root Xiaomi Poco X2/Redmi K30
Rooting the Poco X2/Redmi K30 may be a simple three-step process. I’ve got split the instructions into these three major steps for you to own a far better understanding of the full procedure.
The first step is to download the stock boot image for the MIUI software version currently installed on your phone. Then the second step is to patch the downloaded stock boot image via the Magisk Manager application. Finally, the third step is to flash the patched boot image via fastboot to root your Poco X2/Redmi K30 using Magisk.
Step 1: Download Stock Boot Image
The first step so as to root Poco X2/Redmi K30 (codename: Phoenix) is to download the stock boot image for the MIUI software version currently installed on your phone. This can be important. as an example, if your phone is running the ‘V220.127.116.11.QGHINXM’ software version, then you want to download the V18.104.22.168.QGHINXM stock boot image.
A boot image from a previous or a more recent software version won’t work.
Now you may ask, why I didn’t I went ahead and provided pre-patched boot images? That’s because after you use Magisk Manager to patch the stock boot by yourself, it’ll create and store a backup of your phone’s stock boot image.
This backup will are available in handy after you want to unroot the phone, especially after you want to put in OTA updates from Xiaomi.
For Xiaomi Poco X2
- V22.214.171.124.QGHINXM: stock_boot_V126.96.36.199.QGHINXM_poco_x2.img
For Xiaomi Redmi K30
- V188.8.131.52.QGHCNXM: stock_boot_V184.108.40.206.QGHCNXM_redmi_k30.img
Note: While I will be able to try my best to stay this post updated with the download links of the boot images for each latest software version, but it’d not be possible to try and do so always. If there’s a stock boot image of a more recent software version is missing, you’ll be able to either let me know otherwise you can even have a go at it yourself.
Doing it yourself is fun and you’ll also learn something. To do it, you’ll be able to download the total ROM of the newest software version here for your Redmi K30 and easily extract the zip file to urge the stock boot image (filename: boot.img).
Step 2: Patch Stock Boot Image via Magisk Manager
Now that you just have the stock boot image, the second step is to patch it using the Magisk Manager application. To do so, follow the instructions below.
- Download the stock boot image for your Poco X2/Redmi K30.
- Connect your device to the PC employing a USB cable and transfer the downloaded image file to the phone’s storage
- Now, download the most recent Magisk Manager APK from here and install it on your device.
- Once installed, visit the app drawer and launch the Magisk Manager application.
- Tap on the ‘Install‘ > ‘Install‘ > ‘Select and Patch a File‘.
- Select the stock boot image file (e.g. stock_boot_V220.127.116.11.QGHINXM_poco_x2.img) to patch it using Magisk.
- Magisk Manager will now download the newest version of the Magisk installer and patch your phone’s stock boot image with it. Once done, the resultant patched boot image (filename: magisk_patched.img) is stored within the ‘Download’ folder of the inner storage (/Download/).
Step 3: Flash Patched Boot Image to Root Xiaomi Poco X2/Redmi K30
Now the third and also the final step is to flash the Magisk Patched Boot image to your phone via fastboot.
- Transfer the patched boot image file from the ‘Download’ folder of your phone’s internal storage to the folder on the PC where the Android SDK platform-tools are installed.
– Example: ‘C:\platform-tools’ on Windows or ‘Documents/platform-tools’ on macOS/Linux.
- Now power off your Poco X2/Redmi K30 completely and boot it into Fastboot Mode.
- Connect your phone to your PC while it is in Fastboot Mode.
- Now, launch the command-line window on your PC.
- Enter the subsequent command to confirm that your Poco X2 is successfully being detected by the PC over fastboot:
- fastboot devices
- The command should output your phone’s unique ID. If it doesn’t, it means the correct USB drivers are missing. So, ensure that you just download and install the most recent drivers before you head to any extent further (Hint: See the ‘Prerequisites’ section).
- Finally, enter the subsequent command to flash the patched boot image and root your Poco X2/Redmi K30 using Magisk:
- fastboot flash boot magisk_patched.img
- Once the file has been flashed, reboot your device by entering:
- fastboot reboot
Your phone should now boot into the system and rooted with Magisk. To substantiate the identical, launch the Magisk Manager app on your phone and check if it shows whether Magisk is installed or not.
Now that you just have rooted your Poco X2/Redmi K30, you’ll be able to start using root applications. The one I’d particularly recommend is ‘Titanium Backup‘. It helps you to take an entire backup of apps, their data, and also allows you to get rid of pre-installed system apps (bloatware) from your phone easily.
You can also install Magisk Modules to gain additional features and apply modifications to your phone systemless-ly. Further, Magisk Hide gives you the ability to hide root from apps that might stop working if the root is detected.
So there you go! This was the step-by-step orientate a way to root Xiaomi Poco X2/Redmi K30 using Magisk. I hope you found it to be useful.
If you’re feeling doubtful with regards to the instructions or the rooting process, on the entire, please let me know by posting a comment. And kindly mention the precise software version your phone is running so I can quickly facilitate your resolve your query.