We’ll walk you through the process of using Magisk modified boot/init_boot.img to root your Android 14 device in this tutorial. We have a good number of new delights with the release of the OS’s fourteenth version.
Notification Flash, the new photo picker, lock screen customizations, and—finally—auto-confirm lock screen are a few of the notable ones. But for the time being, we’re more interested in the geeky parts, or the other side of the fence.
Your best option, if you’ve adopted the newest OS build and want to delve further into the open-source ecosystem’s technicalities, is to root your Android 14 device using Magisk to obtain administrative capabilities.
And we’ll assist you precisely with that in this tutorial. After fulfilling this prerequisite, you’ll be able to install a variety of modifications and adjustments on your device. So let’s get started on this fascinating voyage right away.
How to Root Android 14 via Magisk Patched Boot/Init_Boot
For convenience of understanding, the instructions below are broken down into several sections. Make sure to adhere to the specified order exactly.
By following these procedures, you agree that iGSMBypass staff is NOT liable for any damage you do to your data or your device!
STEP 1: Install Android SDK
The Android SDK Platform Tools must first be installed on your computer. The only one that is advised is this official Google ADB and Fastboot binary. Thus, after downloading, extract it to a comfortable spot on your computer.
You will receive the platform-tools folder as a result, and this folder will be used throughout this course.
STEP 2: Enable USB Debugging and OEM Unlocking
The next step is to enable OEM unlocking and USB debugging on your device. With the former, your device will be detected by the PC in ADB mode. After that, you’ll be able to boot your device into Fastboot Mode.
Conversely, the bootloader unlocking procedure necessitates OEM unlocking.
STEP 3: Unlock Bootloader
The bootloader of the smartphone must then be unlocked. Do remember that doing so may void your device’s warranty and remove all of your data from it.
If all of that is satisfactory, kindly consult our comprehensive guide on How to Unlock Bootloader on Any Android Device.
STEP 4: Extract Stock Boot/Init_Boot
- First, download your device’s stock firmware (factory image).
- Verify that the version you download matches the one that is on your device right now. Go to Settings > About Phone > Build Number to verify the same.
- Extract it to a comfortable spot on your PC after it has been downloaded. With WinZIP/WinRAR, you can easily extract the firmware for Pixel devices and obtain the boot.img file from the Images folder.
- But things are a little bit different for other OEMs. Thus, use the instructions unique to your device to extract the stock boot.img file. Google is your friend.
- After the firmware has been extracted, copy the boot.img file (if your device came with an OS version lower than Android 13) or init_boot.img (if Android 13/14 was pre-installed on your device) and transfer it to your device.
STEP 5: Patch Boot/Init_boot via Magisk
NOTE: The procedures for using Magisk to patch the boot.img or init_boot are the same.
- Install the most recent Magisk APK on your device by downloading it.
- Once it is open, select the Install option next to Magisk.
- Next, pick “Select and Patch a File,” locate and pick the stock boot.img/init_boot.img file.
- Next, press the Let’s Go button located in the upper right corner.
- After being patched, the boot.img/init_boot.img file will now be located on your device’s Downloads folder.
- This patched boot/init_boot file needs to be moved to your computer’s platform-tools folder. Rename it magisk_patched as well. Now, we’re going to root your Android 14 cellphone using this file.
STEP 6: Boot to Fastboot Mode
- Now use a USB cord to connect your gadget to the PC. Verify that USB Debugging is turned on.
- Next, navigate to the platform-tools folder, enter CMD into the address bar, and press the Enter key. By doing this, the Command Prompt will open.
- To boot your device into Fastboot Mode, enter the following command in the CMD window: adb reboot bootloader
- Enter the command below to confirm the Fastboot connection, and you should receive the device ID back: fastboot devices
STEP 7A: Root Android 14 using Magisk Patched Boot.img
If your device was shipped with an OS version lower than Android 13 and you have since gotten the Android 13/14 update, you must follow these steps.
It is usually advised to use the patched boot.img to boot your device instead of flashing it straight away. You can then determine whether or not everything is operating as it should. You can go on to the permanent root if everything is going well.
To gain temporary root access on your device, execute the command below to boot it using a magisk patched boot.img.
fastboot boot magisk_patched.img
Now that your device has successfully booted up with a temporary root, let’s set this root to be permanent. So, to give it a try, follow the instructions below.
- Open the Magisk application and select Install.
- Next, click on Direct Install (Advised) > Let’s Go, which is located in the upper-right corner.
- [NOTE: If you get a prompt asking for more setup, touch OK. This will take you directly to the Install area, where you can choose Direct Install > Reboot].
- After that, press the Reboot button in the lower right corner.
- That’s all; the rooted OS will now boot up on your smartphone.