How To Root Xiaom Mi A1 on Android 8.0 Oreo

Welcome folks! Android 8.0 Oreo for Xiaomi Mi A1 has been released a few weeks back, if you have updated your device on Android 8.0 Oreo update and wish to get root access on Xiaomi Mi A1 running Android Oreo firmware then you are at the right place. Let’s head to root Xiaom Mi A1 on Android 8.0 Oreo firmware.

How to root Xiaomi Mi A1 Android 8.0 Oreo

Let us tell you that the previous root method where we root Xiaomi Mi A1 with TWRP recovery will not work on Oreo OS, but don’t worry, we have managed to bring the safe process to root Xiaomi Mi A1 on Android 8.0 Oreo.

Before you begin:

Install latest USB drivers for Xiaomi on your PC. Click here to download.

Install adb-and-fastboot driver on PC as well, click here to install them right away.

Enable developer options on your device and also enable OEM unlocking from developer option.

Downloads:

Download and install Magisk manager apk latest from here

Download and extract the patched boot files from the link below according to the security patch on your device,

Download patched boot.img for December security patch from here

Download patched boot.img for January security patch from here

Process to to root Xiaomi Mi A1 Android 8.0 Oreo

Turn off your device completely.

Now press and hold volume down+power buttons to boot into fastboot mode.

Connect your phone to PC and open the folder where you have extracted the boot.img file.

Now Press Shift + Right Mouse click on any empty area in the same folder and choose ‘Open Command window here’ as shown to open command window.

In the command window type the following command. (If showing waiting for device for too long, follow this guide to resolve the issue)

fastboot boot patched_boot.img

Once done, type

adb reboot

Your device will reboot, after reboot install magisk manager apk and install the Magisk installer via direct method.

That’s it! Feel free to contact if you have any query because we love to hear from you.

via XDA credit goes to jashancheema

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