In this article: Download MIUI 11 Magisk-patched boot image to root Redmi Note 9 Pro or Redmi Note 9S without TWRP recovery.
Another iteration of Redmi Note family has come and this time is dubbed as Redmi Note 9 Pro. While there is no standard version of this series, the phone with exactly the same specifications is released globally as Redmi Note 9S.
We’ve covered its specifications here, comparing it with its higher variant, the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max.
As the time of writing, the phone is considered very new. There is no custom recovery just yet.
Let’s hope folks at XDA to release either its unofficial version or the official one of TWRP recovery for this device.
Meanwhile, the inexistence of TWRP doesn’t stop us to gain root access on the phone.
We can still root Redmi Note 9 Pro using Magisk.
How? First, you’ll need a patched boot image which either you can do it yourself or you can simply download a ready-to-use one below.
Download Patched Boot
The patched boot image is an Android boot image extracted from the official MIUI ROM and is patched using Magisk Manager app.
This one below is patched from MIUI 11 v188.8.131.52.QJWINXM (Indian MIUI Stable ROM).
How to Root Redmi Note 9 Pro
- Unlock the bootloader of your phone.
- Download Magisk Manager app (APK).
- Install Magisk Manager app on your phone.
- Download ADB Installer to your computer.
- Install the ADB USB Driver on your computer at drive C:\.
- Also, download Platform-Tools and extract it.
- Download Patched Boot image above.
- Extract the file to the platform-tools folder.
- Hold down Shift key and right-click inside the platform-tools folder.
- Choose “Open Command Prompt or PowerShell Window Here”.
- Type this command: adb devices
- Then type this command to reboot the phone to Fastboot Mode: adb reboot bootloader
- Finally, use this command to root your phone: fastboot flash boot patched_boot.img
- The phone will automatically reboot. If not, use this command: fastboot reboot
- Please create a backup before you try the above method.
- We hold no responsibility for any damage caused by this article.
- Nobody forces you, you are the one responsible for what you do.
Make sure your phone runs the same version of MIUI. Otherwise, you may need to create a patched boot image yourself using stock boot image extracted from the same version of MIUI ROM as your phone.