In this article, I will guide you on how you can root OnePlus Nord using Magisk without using TWRP Recovery at all. Under this method, we will download the Stock “boot.img” file then we will patch it using Magisk Manager, and after that, we will flash the patched file on your OnePlus device via fastboot command method.
This whole article is split into different parts. So make sure not to miss any part of the guide, otherwise, you won’t be able to successfully root OnePlus Nord.
After Rooting your device with Magisk you will be able to use some amazing apps like Root Explorer, Tasker, Flashify, etc, which don’t work with an unrooted device. Along with this, your Oneplus device will be rooted without causing any harm to your system’s original files. Some other popular benefits of rooting an android are installing custom ROMs, Kernels, images, and ZIPs.
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Guide To Root OnePlus Nord using Magisk without TWRP Recovery
In this method, we will root Oneplus Nord by flashing the patched Stock “boot.img” file rather than installing TWRP Recovery and then flashing Magisk Zip. That method is quite time-consuming and requires a lot of effort.
This whole guide is exclusively made for OnePlus Nord, So don’t try this guide to root any other device or model. Otherwise, you might face several issues afterward. However, patching the boot image file and then flashing it is exactly the same. But still, we would refer you to the guide which is made for it. Because some steps may differ depending on the device.
Now let’s proceed further in prerequisites section to begin with our rooting process.
The very first step is to take a complete backup of your device. Despite the fact that rooting will not cause any harm to your device storage but still it is suggested to take a backup of your device to avoid any mishappening later.
Now, make sure that you have an unlocked bootloader. If it’s not, then read the guide here. And also remember that unlocking the bootloader will wipe the device for sure.
Then, install “Android SDK Platform Tools” on your desktop. This consists ADB & Platform Tools which will be required further in the steps.
After all the above, enable USB Debugging mode on your phone. So that it can help you in the functioning of ADB Commands.
So, above are all the prerequisites that you need to complete before getting into the process of rooting the device.
Step 1: Download Stock Boot.img file
First, you need to download the Stock “boot.img” file which is compatible with your device’s current OxygenOS version. In case you download and root your device with any other file then you may face several issues afterward related to misfunctioning of device features.
Along with that, also make sure to avoid downloading “pre-patched image file” to root your device. It is always preferable to patch it by yourself using the Magisk Manager app. So that it could take the backup of the current stock boot.img file which may put in use further in the unrooting process and also installing OTA Updates.
To download the Stock boot image file for your OnePlus Nord click on the link given below:
Download OnePlus Nord Stock Boot images from here
Once you have the compatible Stock Boot image file extract it (if necessary) and after that move the “boot.img” file to the download folder of your device’s internal storage or any other folder where you can find it later easily.
Step 2: Patch Stock boot.img using Magisk Manager
After downloading the Stock “boot.img” file we need to patch it through Magisk Manager. For this we need to download and install it first on our device from the link given below:
Once the Magisk Manager is installed, open it and tap on the “Install” option then hit on “select and patch file”. Now go to the download folder or where you have transferred the downloaded “boot.img” file in the previous section. After choosing the file tap on “Let’s Go” to start the patching process.
Once the file is patched, you can see the “magisk_patched.img” file inside the “Download” folder of your device.
Step : 3 Flash Patched Boot.img File
In this last step of the rooting process, we will flash the magisk_patched.img file on your OnePlus Nord via pushing some ADB Commands in the PowerShell (If you’re using Win 7,8, then open CMD inside the ADB Folder) window.
First, connect your device with your PC or Laptop via a USB cable and also make sure that USB Debugging mode on your device is enabled.
Second, transfer the “magisk_patched.img” file from your device to your system “Platform-Tools” folder.
Once the file is transferred, right-click on the empty space inside anywhere in the folder and choose “Open PowerShell window here”.
Now execute the following command in PowerShell window to boot your device into fastboot mode:
adb reboot bootloader
If your OnePlus device boots successfully in the bootloader or fastboot mode, then it means that the device is connected with the PC properly and everything is going good. If the device doesn’t boot, then re-install the USB Drivers.
Now type and enter the command given below to flash the patched boot image file and root OnePlus Nord using Magisk:
fastboot flash boot magisk_patched.img
This entire process would only take a few moments, After the completion of the flashing process, you can enter the following command to boot your device back to the OS:
So above were all the steps that you can follow in order to root OnePlus Nord using Magisk without going through the hectic process of installing TWRP Recovery. If you have successfully rooted your device with magisk, go ahead and download the Root Checker app to verify the root status of the device.
Or in case, if you have encountered any issue or are stuck in any step. Then you can ask us by dropping a comment below. Make sure you don’t forget to mention your device details with the current OxygenOS version.