Are you in search of an in-depth guide on how to unlock the bootloader of your Realme C2 and root? Then you’re in the right place as you could find an elaborate guide over here.
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Without any further ado, check out the comprehensive guide on how to root your device. Needless to say, unlocking the bootloader comes first and the steps for the same are given below.
Unlock Realme C2 Bootloader
Disclaimer: Bootloader unlock may erase your data. So backup all the necessary data before proceeding.
Here are some of the files which you could need further in this guide.
Minimal ADB and Fastboot: Download
Realme C2 TWRP: Download
The Latest Magisk: Download
vbmeta.img for Realme C2: Download
(Magisk and vbmeta.img should be stored in an appropriate directory on an external SD Card of your device.)
- First and foremost, enable Developer Option mode by tapping on version (Setting > About phone), then enable OEM Unlock from (Additional settings > Developer option).
- Once the OEM Unlock is enabled from the Developer Option, enable the USB Debugging option from the same Developer Options settings.
- Now, turn on your PC and make sure Minimal ADB and Fastboot is installed on your system.
- Connect your smartphone to the PC via USB and set-up ADB terminal. Once the device is all set to receive ADB commands, input the below code in command prompt to make your device boot to bootloader/fastboot mode.
adb reboot bootloader
- Alternatively, you can use key combinations to get your device into fastboot mode. For that, press and hold Volume Up + Volume Down + Power button for a few seconds while your device is in off-state.
- Once your device has been booted into fastboot mode, it’s time to throw the commands which will really unlock your bootloader. Input the below commands via command prompt (make sure your device is successfully connected to PC in fastboot)
fastboot flashing unlock
- Give the consent to unlock the device once the code has been entered.
- Within 1-3 seconds, the bootloader of the device should be unlocked. Now, you can restart your smartphone or proceed with other daring activities such as rooting or installing the custom ROMs. Good Luck!
If needed you can find some custom binaries/GSI’s for the Realme C2 from here.
Flash TWRP Recovery on Realme C2
WARNING! Proceed further if and only if you know the risk associated with flashing custom recovery or rooting. We’re not responsible for any damage or data loss that happens to your device on following this procedure. Do this at your own risk!
Once the necessary drivers and tools are downloaded and installed it’s time to flash the TWRP via fastboot.
- On your device, go into Settings -> About and find the Build Number and tap on it 7 times to enable developer settings. Press back and go into Developer Options and enable USB debugging. From your computer, open a command prompt and type:
adb reboot bootloader
- You should now be in fastboot mode.
- Download the correct image file and copy the file into the same folder as your platform-tools. Rename the image to twrp.img and type:
fastboot flash recovery twrp.img
- Once the flashing completes, reboot the device.
As a matter of fact, many devices will replace your custom recovery automatically during first boot. To prevent this, the first boot following the TWRP flash should be to the recovery itself. After typing “fastboot reboot“, hold the key combo and boot to TWRP. Once TWRP is booted, TWRP will patch the stock ROM to prevent the stock ROM from replacing TWRP. If you don’t follow this step, you will have to likely repeat the install.
Root Realme C2 Using Magisk
Important: SD Card is required to root the Realme device cause of internal storage encryption.
Once you’re in the TWRP it’s time to flash the Magisk.
- In TWRP, go to Wipe > Format Data. Enter the keyword ‘yes‘, in the provided space and enter. This will wipe the automatically encrypted filesystem, and decrypt it.
- Once the wiping is done, reboot back into recovery. Go to Reboot > Recovery.
- When the recovery boots again and if the Magisk and vbmeta.img haven’t been saved on the external card, then connect your phone to the PC and Enable MTP under the Mount section.
- Transfer the downloaded Magisk.zip to your external storage.
- Disconnect the device from PC.
- Tap on Install from TWRP. Now, navigate your phone’s storage and select ‘Magisk-**.zip’. Finally swipe the ‘Swipe to confirm Flash’ button on the bottom of the screen.
- The flashing process will take merely a few seconds.
- Flash vbmeta.img after flashing the Magisk.
- Wait for 1 to 2 minutes after all the zip files are done flashing then reboot to System and that’s it!
Your phone may take 3-5 minutes to boot the first time and it might boot-loop once or twice at the Realme boot logo or splash screen but no need to panic as it’ll eventually boot. To confirm whether your device is rooted, search for the Magisk Manager icon on the app drawer or use a root checker app.