The Infinix S4 was launched back in April 2019. It came with some interesting specification during its arrival. However, users will be keen to customize it considering it’s already a year old device. Luckily, if you wish to root, we’ve provided a simple guide to root Infinix S4 using Magisk.
About Infinix S4
The Infinix S4 features a 6.2” 720 x 1520 IPS LCD, offering a pixel density of 271 PPI. It is powered by a MediaTek Helio P22 SoC, which utilises a 2 GHz octa-core CPU paired with 3GB/4GB RAM variants. Internal storage options are 32 or 64 GB, with both variants fitted with a microSD card slot for further expansion.
Speaking of cameras, the device has 13MP + 8MP + 2MP at the back, while the secondary selfie camera is capable of capturing images at 32 MP. The device weighs 154g and draws its power from a non-removable 4000mAh battery.
What is Rooting?
Rooting is basically giving yourself privileges to access features on your phone which either would be blocked by the carrier or the actual provider of the phone. Rooting certain apps will help you increase the battery life (now that’s a lifesaver), make in-app purchases for free, or even increase the speed of your phone’s CPU by overclocking it. In short, a gold mine of apps and an opportunity to enhance your phone experience.
What is Magisk?
Magisk is a systemless rooting system. This basically means that you can modify your phone’s system without making any changes to the core code. Magisk was developed by Topjohnwu and launched in the year 2016, and since then has been widening its horizons with each passing year.
Prerequisites before proceeding:
Following things are needed in order to root Infinix S4:
- Download SDK Tools package from Android SDK on PC
- Download TWRP Recovery 220.127.116.11. for Infinix S4
- Download Universal ADB Drivers
- Download Magisk Manager
Unlocking Bootloader on Infinix S4
- First, you need to Connect your Infinix S4 Device to the computer, in Fastboot Mode. You can reboot your device to fastboot using the command in ADB terminal: ADB reboot bootloader
- Now, open the Adb Terminal in PC, and then just enter this command: fastboot oem unlock-go
- Then, issue this command: fastboot oem unlock-go
- The device will be reboot automatically, after the above steps. Now, that the bootloader is unlocked, users can easily root Infinix S4.
Note: Unlocking your Bootloader may erase your data. So backup all the necessary data before proceeding. Your battery must be above 80 before proceeding with the following steps. Also, by following this guide, your smartphone’s warranty will be void. Gadgetsay is no way responsible for any damage to the device and data.
Steps to Flash TWRP on Infinix S4
- Make sure that the drivers are installed on your computer (Prerequisite No.1).
- Enable “Developer Mode” by tapping the built number 7 times.
- Open Settings.
- Find the Developer Mode.
- Enable the OEM Unlock option inside the Developer Mode.
- Now, open the command prompt in computer/ ADB Terminal, and simply type the command: adb reboot bootloader
- Unzip the TWRP that was downloaded (Prerequisite 2) and copy the “TWRP.img” file to the same folder where adb and fastboot binaries are located.
- Rename the file to “twrp.img”
- Enter the command: fastboot flash recovery twrp.img
- After that, enter the following command: fastboot reboot
- After that, boot into recovery using Power + Volume Up combination to confirm that you have successfully flashed TWRP on your Infinix S4
- Just ignore that step if in case you are asked for the password to decrypt your device.
- Simply go to the Wipe Menu and Format Data. This process will wipe all your data so make a point of backing up your important data.
Rooting Infinix S4 using Magisk
- Download the Magisk Manager (Prerequisite 4).
- Send the Magisk Manager to the internal storage.
- Boot into TWRP and navigate to the Install Menu
- Locate to the directory containing the Magisk zip you downloaded and confirm to flash it. It will take a few seconds to complete.
You can verify the root status in the Magisk Manager app. The phone will reboot eventually. After that enable the Magisk Hide. Then all you’ve to do is to reload the Magisk Manager and check for Safety Net for the green light.
Note: Rooting voids the warranty of your Infinix device. The security will be at risk and threats from spyware and malware increases.