Realme 2 belongs to the entry-level spectrum from the OPPO sub-brand, Realme. Powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 and 3GB of RAM, the device offers decent specs for the asking price. Nevertheless and unfortunate enough, the custom development sector for the device is not so evolved with few or no custom ROMs or recoveries.
However, thanks to being an easy bootloader unlockable device, the Realme 2 users can at least have a rooted device to become a power user. So, let’s check how to attain root access on Realme 2.
Unlock Bootloader of Realme 2
- A PC with ADB and Fastboot installed
- Magisk Manager: Download
- A USB cable and your device battery should be at least 60%.
Once you’re ready with the all the required tools and requirements, follow the steps given below.
- Enable Developer options by tapping version number in About phone section about 7 to 8 times.
- Go to Developer options and turn on USB debugging and OEM unlock.
- Connect the phone to your pc via USB cable.
- Go to the directory where you have downloaded ADB and fastboot. Then press shift + right-click and then click on open command window here.
- In the command window enter the following command;
adb reboot bootloader
- Grant permission on your phone when asked.
- Your phone will restart in bootloader mode.
- Next step is simple, keep the phone connected and enter the following command.
fastboot flashing unlock
- On the phone screen select, I want to unlock bootloader with the volume down button and press power button to confirm.
Warning: Phone will reboot and it will start wiping the data so backing up the data is recommended.
By that, your device will be bootloader unlocked. Now head over to root the device.
Root Unlocked Realme 2
As mentioned, the custom development sector for Realme 2 leaves a lot to be desired. It doesn’t have custom TWRP, so rooting need to be done via the patched boot image method of Magisk.
To use this method, you are required to obtain a copy of the stock boot/recovery image, which can be found by extracting stock Realme 2 firmware or extracting from OTA update zips. Once you extract the boot.img, follow the below steps.
- Copy the boot/recovery image to your device
- Download and install the latest Magisk Manager
- Press Install → Install → Select and Patch a File, and select your stock boot image file.
- Magisk Manager will patch the image, and store it in
- Copy the patched image from your device to your PC. If you can’t find it via MTP, you can pull the file with ADB:
adb pull /sdcard/Download/magisk_patched.img
- Flash the patched boot/recovery image to your device and reboot. Here is the fastboot command:
fastboot flash boot /path/to/magisk_patched.img
Reboot the device, once the flashing completes. Go and check the Magisk Manager if root has been successfully installed or not. If done properly, you should have a rooted device otherwise repeat the steps from the beginning.