Realme XT was Realme’s first 64MP camera smartphone to be sold in India. It was released as part of the Realme X series of smartphones. It is a mid-range device powered by Snapdragon 712 Octacore CPU and Adreno 616 GPU. Realme XT was well received in the market and continues to get a lot of positive reviews from users and pundits alike. Our article focuses on how to root Realme XT and install TWRP recovery, so if that’s something you’ve been looking to do then this is the time. Keep reading to find out more.
Install TWRP on Realme XT
- Download and install either SuperSU or Magisk Manager.
- Charge device to at least 60%.
- Back-up data on the device to prevent loss.
- Install ADB and Fastboot Binaries.
- Enable USB Debugging and Developer Mode.
- Unlock Realme XT Bootloader.
NB: We recommend using Magisk Manager or SuperSU. You can only install one, not both. If unsure of which one to choose then Go for Magisk Manager. You can find a link to download Magisk above.
Step 2: Install TWRP Recovery:
- First, ensure you have requisite platform tools installed on your computer. Platform tools are essential because they contain ADB and Fastboot drivers required to perform this task successfully.
- Next, ensure that you have Realme USB drivers installed.
- Enable Developer Options and Enable Debugging as following the steps above.
- Launch command prompt in your Windows computer by pressing Shift + Right Click and type
adb reboot bootloader
- Copy the TWRP.img file you downloaded to the same folder that has ADB and Fastboot binaries. Change the filename to lowercase from “TWRP.img” to “twrp.img”, then enter the command below.
fastboot flash recovery twrp.img
- Next, follow with the command below:
- NB: Sometimes devices fail to replace the custom recovery automatically in the initial boot. In that case, you’ll need to manually boot into recovery first, often that’s done by pressing some key combinations which vary by device. The most common combination is the Volume Up + Power button. Search for your device if this fails to work.
- Once you have the correct key combination, then you’ll need to press it to get the device to boot into TWRP Mode after running the fastboot reboot command. If successful, stock ROM will be automatically patched by TWRP, this effectively prevents TWRP being replaced by Stock recovery. Failure to do this means you have to restart all over again.
Step 2: Root Realme XT:
- Download Magisk from the link above to your smartphone storage.
- Move the downloaded Magisk or SuperSU file onto your smartphone’s SD card or internal storage.
- Boot your device into recovery mode. Once you’re in recovery mode you have the option to back-up your stock ROM. It’s optional but we highly recommend that you do so just in case something goes wrong. It will be easy to revert back to your stock ROM.
- Tap install and navigate to the downloaded Magisk.zip or SuperSU.zip file
- Swipe to confirm flashing, you can find it at the screen bottom.
- Device flashing will commence and will take some time to complete.
Congrats! you’re done rooting your Realme XT. Next, you can proceed to either install TWRP or customize your device whichever way you deem fit. You might also want to verify that the rooting process was a success and the device is indeed rooted by using an app called the Root Checker.