How to Root Poco X2 using Magisk [Easy way]

This post is a comprehensive guide about How to Root Poco X2 using Magisk. The given guide is one of the easiest method for rooting. Also, If you are new to rooting, then this post is all you need.

To Root Poco X2, you need to Unlock the Bootloader first. After that, you can Patch the Boot image using the Magisk Manager app and flash the patched Boot image using Fastboot. You can also root using TWRP, simply flash the Magisk zip and it will root the Poco X2

You will see the aforementioned Rooting process in detail later in the post.

If you are an avid Android user, you may be familiar with Rooting Android smartphones and its benefits. Matter of fact, Android’s true power is actually locked behind the Root access. Rooting a device gives you access to a vast library of apps like Greenify and Youtube vanced. Other benefits are access to Substratum theme engine, magisk modules, and Xposed modules. Also, with MIUI having ads, you can remove ads in MIUI with root, also, you can remove bloatware.

Speaking of Poco X2, it is powered by the Qualcomm SDM730 Snapdragon 730G with 6 or 8 GB of RAM. It embraces a 120 Hz IPS LCD panel with a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels. Coming to the cameras, it houses a Quad Camera setup on the back that consists of a primary Sony IMX686 64 MP sensor, an ultrawide, depth and macro sensor. For the selfies, a primary 20 MP lens accompanied by 2 MP depth sensor are present. It is fueled by a 4500 mAh battery that supports 27W fast charging.

How to root Poco X2

How to Root Poco X2 with Magisk and Unlock Bootloader

Download Section

Magisk and Magisk Manager

Stock Firmware for Poco X2

ADB and Fastboot

USB Driver for Xiaomi

Mi Unlock Tool

Pre-requisite

  1. Install the ADB and Fastboot along with USB drivers
  2. Download the Stock Firmware and Extract it, Find Boot.img and move it to adb folder in C: Drive

How to Root Poco X2:

Step 1: Unlock the Bootloader

Step 2: Download Firmware for Poco X2 and Extract Boot.img

Step 3: Patch the Boot.img using Magisk Manager

Step 4: Flash the Patched Boot.img using PC (fastboot)

Let see the aforementioned steps in detail:

Step 1: Unlock the Bootloader, Enable OEM Unlock, and USB Debugging

  • Go to My Device and Tap on Build Number a few times to Enable Developer Options.
  • Enable USB Debugging and OEM Unlock in developers options
  • Go to Developer Options and find the “Mi Unlock status” Option, Open it and then Tap on “Add account and device”. If it gives error 86012 then try after a week, do not try to bind the account again and again as it can temporarily ban your account from binding.

Mi Unlock Bootloader Guide

  • If you get a network problem while binding the account, then logout from the Mi Account and then select “Add Account and Device”, proceed with Logging in your Account from here.
  • Download Mi Unlock Tool from Download Section and Open it as Administrator.
  • Boot your device into Fastboot mode by pressing and holding Power + Volume down buttons.
  • Follow the instruction on the Mi Unlock Tool and Unlock the Device. Sometimes, you may get a time limit on Unlocking the device, the only option here is to wait for that time and then unlock the device.

Step 2: Download Firmware for Poco X2 and Extract Boot.img

  • Download the Firmware from above
  • Extract the zip file and you will find a file named boot.img
  • Copy the file to your Poco X2

Step 3: Patch the Boot.img using Magisk Manager

  • Download Magisk Manager Manager from above and Install it
  • Open the App and Click on Install Magisk
  • Then choose the option “Select and Patch a File”

Magisk Select and Patch Boot.img file

  • Choose the boot.img you previously moved to Poco X2
  • It will produce a patched file named magisk_patched.img in Download folder

Step 4: Flash the Patched Boot.img using PC (fastboot)

  • Move the Patched magisk_patched.img to the pc in C:/adb folder
  • Boot the Poco X2 into Fastboot mode by Turning off the Device and holding Volume Down + Power Button
  • Connect the Poco X2 to your PC, Make sure all drivers are Installed, including ADB and Fastboot
  • Shift + Right-click and open PowerShell window or command window
  • Type this command to make sure the device is connected

fastboot devices

  • If the device is connected, then it will return a window like this
  • Next, type this command to flash Patched boot image, Make sure that patched boot image is named magisk_patched.img

fastboot flash boot magisk_patched.img

  • This will flash the patched boot image file, Now type this command to reboot to system

fastboot reboot

  • Go to the Magisk Manager app to check the root status

Magisk Manager Root status

So, these were the steps to root Poco X2. If you have any trouble in any step, then let us know in the comment section. Also, Follow us on Twitter for updates about Android

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