800 Million Android Qualcomm Chipset Phones May Get Hacked800 Million Android Qualcomm Chipset Phones May Get Hacked

One of the best things about using an Android device is that they are flexible and customizable and it lets you use it the way you want to. You can change the launcher or set up a host of different unique functions using the Tasker. All in all, you can get total control of the operating system when you are rooting your Android device. This practice was once a very common practice but now it has lost its popularity but one cannot simply deny the benefits it has for you as an Android user.

Reasons Why Rooting Creates Problem For Your Android Phone
Reasons Why Rooting Creates Problem For Your Android Phone

To understand what rooting is one can say that it is a way to get access to different commands, locked folder locations and system files as well. For Android users, it is more like using your phone as an administrator and not only as a system user who has the freedom and the risks involved when you have more control and knowledge about the ways your phone works. You can read a lot of information and claims about ways to root your Android device online using CenturyLink Internet services that can help you stay connected with videos and reading material available on the internet. To make things simple for you, here is a simplified list of steps to follow when rooting your Android device:

Begin With Identifying the Boot Image Type

You can start off by downloading Magisk app’s latest version using the project’s GitHub repository and since Magick’s APK is hosted outside Google Play Store, you might need to allow different side loading apps from unknown sources. Moving forward, you can manually install the downloaded package. After you are done with installing and opening the Magisk app you might come across a screen that you can use to note down values of Ramdisk, A/B and the SAR.

Finding Location of the Boot Image

To patch the boot image for your target device, you are required to extract it from the official firmware packages. If you are using a custom ROM that might be something like LineageOS. In this case, you can have a flashable ZIP file that contains the boot image. From Samsung devices, you do not have a traditional Fastboot interface which means that the factory images are packed in a different way. You can use the Samsung Firmware Downloader to get the factory image for your model downloaded. Then Unzip the decrypted package and find the AP tar file on your device which is normally named as AP_[device_model_sw_ver].tar.md5.

Patch the Boot Image

If you have the boot image with you, you can proceed with the patching part. In case the value of the “Ramdisk” parameter is “Yes”, then you can copy the boot image to your device. You can patch it using a different Android device but you need to install the Magisk app if you are using a secondary device. Go ahead and press the Install button in the Magisk card and choose Select and Patch a File in Method. Then select the stock boot image and the Magisk app will get the image patched [Internal Storage]/Download/magisk_patched_[random_strings].img. You can copy the patched image to your PC with ADB by using adb pull /sdcard/Download/magisk_patched_[random_strings].img. You can flash the patched boot image to your device. You can use the Fastboot mode and flash using fastboot flash boot /path/to/magisk_patched.img.

Verification

The last thing that you can do is verifying all the procedures that you have followed are working properly. You can locate the Magisk app that you have located the app installed recently. You should have a version number visible beside the “Installed” parameter which means that you are done with your rooting procedure successfully.

A few years ago, people used to use methods like Kingroot or KingoRoot, and many others gained popularity because of their “one-click root” procedure and the benefits they used to offer using less steps and a sure-shot rooting of your device. Due to more innovative and technologically smart systems, these methods are not valid anymore for the current smartphones and Android-based devices. There is so much material you can look at to get more innovative with your Rooting methods.

Terry Ts

By Terry Ts

Focusing China's mobile phone and electric vehicle market, senior automotive media reporter.