Good news for Spreadtrum Processor Android users if you are using Spreadtrum Android Devices and want to install Custom ROMs or Root the device. Then Custom Recovery like TWRP recovery is available for many Spreadtrum devices. The unofficial TWRP Recovery is available in telegram groups and forums, which means you can root Spreadtrum Processor Android devices. The device needs to unlock the bootloader to flash recovery you can use the OEM unlock method, or you can read our unlock bootloader guide on How to Unlock the Bootloader of Spreadtrum devices. You can download recovery for the Spreadtrum device from online forums and groups, but you can flash Magisk with it and root the device. We will show you How To Root Spreadtrum Processor Android Devices with Magisk.
In this post, we are going to share a guide to flash-patched boot.img file using Spreadtrum Flash Tool to root the device. The only way to Root Spreadtrum device is via Magisk because SuperSu stops deployment of their app and SuperSu doesn’t support Android 11+. So you need the latest magisk and TWRP Recovery to flash the Magsik zip. You can flash the Magisk patched boot image without unlocking the bootloader using the Spreadtrum Flash Tool.
Rooting Pros and Cons
After Rooting the Spreadtrum Android phone you can able to mod your device, but before starting the guide do a complete backup, and one thing warranty will void after rooting the device. Here are some Rooting benefits, You can remove stock bloatware, and System Apps after Rooting the device. Changing the fonts and themes, Customizing the phone by installing root apps, Mod the device with the Magisk module, and more. Also, you can hide root access on specified apps with the help of the Magisk systemless App. Let’s start with the guide.
- Spreadtrum (UNISOC) Processor Android-Based Device
- Before starting the rooting process do a complete backup, your device includes Apps, Contacts, Messages, Gallery files, and Internal Storage Files.
- Remove the pattern, pin, and Finger Print from the device
- Charge the device for interrupt installation.
- Install Spreadtrum Driver.
- Enable Developer Options, USB Debugging, and OEM Unlock on Blackview to connect your device in ADB, fastboot mode.
- (Optional) Unlock Bootloader Spreadtrum phone bootloader ⇒ How to Unlock Bootloader of Spreadtrum devices.
- Download the latest firmware PAC file for your Spreadtrum device and the Magisk APK.
- Download Spreadtrum Flash Tool or ResearchDownload Tool.
- Patched boot file with Magisk to root the device.
How To Root Spreadtrum Processor Android with Magisk
Stage One Extract boot.img file from the pac file and Patch it with Magisk.
1. Download the Spreadtrum Flash ResearchDownload program from the Pre-requisites section and Unzip the file.
2. Download the latest firmware pac file for your Spreadtrum device then launch Spreadtrum Flash Tool.
3. Press on the setting icon and select *.pac with firmware. (important point: the firmware must be the same version that you currently have installed on your smartphone).
4. Now wait for the firmware to be unpacked… Minimize the window with the program and go to the folder with the Spreadtrum Flash RESEARCHDOWNLOAD program “bin” folder -> then open the ImageFiles folder -> _DownloadFilesXXXXXXXX -> we see our firmware in unpacked.
5. Now We only copy the kernel (boot.img) from it. And transfer it to the phone.
6. Now Download and install Magisk Manager on your phone.
7. Let’s launch Magisk Manager. Click on the top “INSTALL” button. It will ask you to install Magisk. Click “Installation”. In the next window, select “Patch the kernel image (boot.img)”
8. Select boot.img in the explorer, which we previously copied on the phone, and wait until the kernel is patched.
9. We take the patched kernel along the path: /storage/emulated/0/Download/. Its name will be patched_boot.img and copy it to the computer.
Now flash magisk_patched img to root your device by using Spreadtrum Flash Tool
1. Download and Install the Spreadtrum driver on your PC from this article.
2. Launch the RESEARCHDOWNLOAD program again if you closed it for some reason. Select the firmware *pac file.
3. Then click the two gears and Uncheck all the boxes except the first two by unchecking.
4. “Select all files”. Check the box next to BOOT, double-click along the path with the mouse button, and select our “patched_boot.img”, which we copied from your phone/tablet.
5. Close the settings window by clicking “OK“.
6. Next, We flash the kernel into the phone/tablet. To do this, first turn off the device. Then press the “Play” button in the program, after that we take the switched-off device, hold down the volume down button and, without releasing it, connect the phone to the PC using a USB cable.
7. The program will see the device and flash the kernel.
8. Turn off the device. Turn it on.
9. Open the Magisk app and verify root access and safety net check (Install Magsik Manager Apk if the Magisk app is missing).
Flash the Original Boot Image from the firmware file For Unrooting the device.
Yes, rooting will void the warranty in most smartphones, but for Spreadtrum devices, it’s not Blackview devices still provide a warranty until the device bricked by rooting or installing TWRP recovery.
Yes, this guide supports Android 11 to Android 13 running devices, and we will update the guide if a new update is released for the device.
No, you can’t, After installing TWRP or other custom recovery on the device and after rooting you can’t update the device via OTA update. The official OTA update is possible manually via custom recovery.
Yes, Unrooting is possible, To unroot the device, you have to install stock firmware to revert back to normal official software. You can visit our firmware section to install the official software