Razer Phone is the first ever gaming smartphone. Razar is giving new goals to the smartphone industry now. The Razer Phone comes with phenomenal hardware. This is the first ever phone to support a 120Hz display. Razer even published a list of games that support the display of the Razer phone at its best.
Razer Phone comes with a 5.7-inch QHD display. There are dual-speakers on the front which are powered by Dolby Atmos. A front-facing shooter of 8MP is also fixed on the front. A dual 12MP camera setup is fixed at the back. The Razer Phone does not have a 3.5mm headphone jack.
This phone is equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 CPU accompanied by Adreno 540 GPU. An 8GB RAM is installed inside and the internal storage is 64GB. The phone supports up to 256GB of external storage as well. Razer Phone has a 4000mAh battery which is good enough for gaming geeks. It runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box.
This phone is purely built for gamers. The build and the outlook are quite fascinating. Razer’s signature logo is placed on the back. The phone looks very solid. Razer Phone is powerful in its stock form, but when it comes to gamers, it’s very hard to define limits for them. Gamers always want to max out the performance of their gadget. Be it a computer or a phone, they are going to tweak it for the best results.
The opportunity to unleash the real potential of Razer Phone has made it out now. Razer Phone owners can flash a TWRP recovery now. Flashing TWRP recovery means they can also root their phone. With TWRP and Root, the possibilities to maximize the performance of your phone are unlimited.
First timers may be interested in understanding what a custom recovery and root access are. With TWRP, you can install Magisk or SuperSU which will root your phone. Custom ROMs and MODs can be flashed through the TWRP as well. If you wish to backup all the partitions of your phone including EFS and Nandroid then the Backup option in TWRP will let you do that. The same TWRP will also allow users to restore the Backup.
There are Wipe and Advanced Wipe options in TWRP using which users can wipe partitions including cache and Dalvik cache. An ADB terminal is also there to sideload ROMs and other ZIP files. The mount option in TWRP can be used to connect your phone to the computer and then access its internal or external storage while it is still in the recovery mode.
On the other hand, the root access will give the system access to apps and scripts on your phone. A plethora of apps, that require root permissions, is available in the Play Store. These apps can be used to enhance the performance and battery life of your phone. These apps can be used to bring in new features on your Razer Phone as well.
Xposed Framework is a great example of how root access and TWRP can do wonders on your phone. Xposed Framework needs both the TWRP and root. First off, the users flash Xposed Framework in the form of a zip file. After that, they use Xposed Manager to install or uninstall Xposed Modules and this process requires root.
I am certain that all the Razer Phone owners have a great idea about customising their phone now. Assuming that, we will now move towards the guide. In this guide, Razer Phone owners will learn to unlock the bootloader, flash TWRP and Root Razer Phone using Magisk. Let’s have a look at the steps to get it done without any further ado.
How to Root Razer Phone using Magisk
- This guide is only for the users who have never rooted their phone before. If you already have a rooted phone with issues, then this guide will not help you.
- This guide is only for the Razer Phone.
- You must backup all your data because this process may wipe your phone completely.
- Enable OEM Unlocking and USB Debugging Mode on Razer Phone.
- You must unlock the bootloader of Razer Phone.
- Charge your phone up to 50% to make it last through the flashing process.
- Use original data cable to connect your phone to your PC.
- Follow this guide carefully. Flashing TWRP and Rooting will void warranty. In case of a mishap, we may not be held responsible. Flash at your own risk.
Required Downloads & Installations
Download and install Minimal ADB and Fastboot Drivers on your Windows PC. You will get the ADB and Fastboot directory in C:Program Files (x86)Minimal ADB and Fastboot.
Download required files and copy to the ADB folder
Now that you have unlocked the bootloader of your phone, it’s time to install TWRP and flash Magisk on the phone. First of all, you need to download the following files and copy these files to C:Program Files (x86)Minimal ADB and Fastboot.
- Download twrp-3.2.1-0-cheryl.img
- Download twrp-installer-3.2.1-0-cheryl.zip
- Obtain the latest boot.img file from a factory image of Razer phone.
- Download Latest Magisk-v16.0.zip file.
Copy all these files to the folder mentioned above.
Flash TWRP Recovery and Magisk on Razer Phone now
- At this point, make sure that your phone’s bootloader is unlocked and you have already copied the files to the ADB folder.
- Connect your phone to your computer now.
- Now open the Minimal ADB and Fastboot.exe file from your desktop. It will open the command window.
- Now in the command window, enter the following command: adb reboot bootloader
- It will reboot your phone in the download mode. It’s time to flash the TWRP image and boot your phone into the recovery.
- Enter the following command now: fastboot flash boot twrp-3.2.1-0-cheryl.img && fastboot reboot
- This command will flash the TWRP image file on your phone and also reboot your phone into TWRP.
- Now that your phone is in TWRP, you need to push the copied files into your phone. Enter the following commands.
- adb, push boot.img /sdcard
- adb push twrp-installer-3.2.1-0-cheryl.zip /sdcard
- adb push Magisk-v16.0.zip /sdcard
- After pushing these files, tap the Install button in TWRP. Now tap the Install IMG button.
- Locate the boot.img file and flash it by swiping the button.
- After flashing the file, get back to the main menu in TWRP and tap Install once again. This time, Install > Install Zip > select the TWRP-Installer-3.2.1-0-cheryl.zip file and then swipe the button to flash it.
- Get back to the main menu in TWRP now, tap Reboot > System.
- Your phone will now boot up. You can verify now that everything is working properly on your phone including the WiFi, Bluetooth and other things.
- Now in the command window, enter the following command: adb reboot recovery
- This will reboot your phone in the TWRP recovery again.
- Now in TWRP, tap Install > Install Zip > Locate the Magisk.zip file and flash it.
- Once you have flashed Magisk, you need to repeat the process on the other slot. To do so, tap the Reboot button in the main menu of TWRP and then switch the slots.b
- After switching the slots, tap the Reboot button again > select Recovery. This will reboot your phone into recovery once again. This is done in order to force the slot change in order to flash the files properly on both the slots of the phone.
- Once you are in the recovery again, tap the Reboot button to verify that the slots have been swapped. Now get back to the main menu in TWRP and tap Install > Install Zip > Locate and select Magisk-v16.0.zip and then install it.
- Once you are done, reboot your phone into the system.
- You are now rooted without any issues. That’s all.
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