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How to Easily Root Vivo U20 Without TWRP Recovery [MAGISK METHOD]

Written by Aditya

Recently released Vivo U20 can be rooted now, so if you are the user of Vivo U20 and you are looking forward to root your Vivo U20 then your search ends here because here we are back with another rooting guide and this time we are helping Vivo U20 users to root their device.

This method may sound complicated for some users but it is 100% working and right now only this method can help you to root your Vivo U20, as TWRP recovery is not yet developed for Vivo U20, so, we only left with the Magisk method. In this method, first, we need to download Vivo U20 firmware and then we need to patch it up with Magisk. Well, now it may be sounding more complicated, so it is better to read below instructions. 

Some Interesting Vivo U20 Specification

Vivo U20 is a budget-oriented smartphone. It is having 6.53 inches with a 1080*2340 screen resolution. It is running on Android Pie 9.0 and having Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 SOC. It is having internal storage of 128GB which is quite big to store apps, games, photos, etc. And 4GB RAM which makes the device super fast. It also has a 16MP secondary camera which clicks amazing selfies and 16MP+ 8MP+ 2MP Triple primary camera which also clicks some amazing shots. Vivo U20 has 5000 mAh battery.

So, before jumping to the tutorial let’s discuss first What is Rooting? Advantage and Disadvantage.

What is Rooting?

Rooting is nothing but a process of getting full control of your device. After you root your device you will get the full control of your android device in your hand. You can do so many things after rooting your device. But there are not only advantages of Rooting but there is an equal disadvantage too. Check below what are those advantages and disadvantages.

What are the Advantages of Rooting

There are so many advantages of Rooting. We have listed Top 4 Advantages of Rooting which are:-

  • Once you root your device you can install flashable zip files and custom ROMs.
  • You can download the paid apps for free after rooting by using some applications which only works on a rooted device.
  • You can download the different MOD or hack for your Android games.
  • You can customize your device according to your needs.

What are the Disadvantages of Rooting?

  • Once you root your device, your device warranty will be void.
  • Some users reported that after rooting. their device becomes slower than usual.
  • If you don’t follow any trusted guide then your device can be dead and there will be no choice other than to restore it to the stock ROM which can erase complete data of your device.

So, now I think you understood What is Rooting, it’s advantages and disadvantages. Now let’s begin to the actual topic of this guide which is to Root Vivo U20. Firstly, discuss the first and easiest method for Vivo U20 Root.

Disclaimer

Androidleaker.com will not take any responsibility for any kind of problem to occur in your device at the time of rooting. We are 100% sure that this article is well written without any errors. But, if you don’t follow it correctly then you will end up bricking your device. So, FOLLOW THIS GUIDE CAREFULLY!

Files Required to Root Vivo U20

Download Vivo U20 Firmware

Magisk Build

SP Flash Tool

How to Easily Root Vivo U20

Root Vivo U20

Before Jumping to the first method make sure you have unlocked the bootloader.

How to Root Vivo U20 with Magisk

  • Now, download and install Magisk Manager by topjohnwu.
  • Once the installation is done, you have to get the latest Vivo U20 Stock ROM/Firmware. You can download the firmware from the above download section.
  • Now, you need to extract the firmware content, there you’ll see Boot.img file, you can do the extraction part in your device directly or you can extract the content in PC and then transfer the Boot.img in your device.
  • Once it is done, go to the Magisk Manager>Install>Select and Patch a File>Select Boot.img File.
  • Now Magisk will patch the file and it will be named as “magisk_patched.img”. You can find the patched file in Internal Storage/Download/magisk_patched.img.
  • Now, with the help of USB cable transfer the magisk_patched_img file to your PC or Laptop.
  • Now you need to flash that patched img file with the help of SP Flash Tool. Follow the below link to know how to flash Stock ROM/Firmware/Patched_Magisk.img
How to Install Magisk Patched Image on Android device using SP Flash Tool

 

Alternative Method)

If by any chance the above method is not working or you are not comfortable with SP Flash Tool then you can follow this method too. This method also needs a PC or Laptop, so make sure you have a working PC/Laptop.

  • First of all, you need to have a working ADB and Fastboot drivers installed on your PC. 
  • Now paste the downloaded firmware in the same folder where you have installed the ADB and Fastboot drivers.
  • Now, open command windows on the same folder by holding Shift Button on your Keyboard and press Right mouse button simultaneously.
  • Now copy the below command in the Command/PowerShell window.

    fastboot flash recovery [filename.img]

    Replace filename.img to the name of the magisk_patched.img

  • As soon as you hit enter the flashing process will start. Once the process is 100% done, enter the below command:

    fastboot reboot

  • Done!

So, this was our guide on How to Root Vivo U20 with Magisk and without using TWRP recovery. If you have any queries then don’t hesitate to ask us in the comment section below.

 

About the author

Aditya

My Name is Aditya or you can call me Aadi, I am very passionate about Android and tech stuff that's why I started this blog to help others with their Android devices. Apart from writing and exploring the tech world, I love to watch anything on Netflix and currently Stranger Things is my favorite series. :)

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