Root Nokia 3.2 Android 10 using Magisk

Nokia mobiles are Android One based. It means you will receive two major OS upgrades and guaranteed three-year patch updates. So, based on the OS, the hardware is well optimized. You won’t need high specs to run Stock Android smoothly. Nokia 3.2 came with Pie 9.0 version and received Android 10. Sue to you already have Stock Android; your mobile OS is well optimized with the hardware. But when you are a regular root apps user or developer, you can root your Nokia 3.2 Android 10 using the below method. Here we are not using TWRP, So, You can’t install custom ROMs. But you can use most of the root apps.
Nokia 3.2 Home Screen on the table

Did you need to Root Nokia 3.2?

We thank XDA Developer- topjohnwu and yashinodon (Who successfully tested this method). Without their hard work, We can’t make this method. Coming to root, you should have a proper reason, and you know what you are doing. Yes, with a minimum of 2/3 GB RAM and Qualcomm SDM429 Snapdragon 429 processor, You can use this mobile for basic tasks without root for 2-3 Years If you use it correctly. Software is better compared with other manufacturers, Custom skin OS. Don’t root because everybody is saying when you root your mobile; it can become fast. No. Rooting is to extract some performance from the device. But, you already have Powerful specs and software. So, If you are addicted to some root apps, you can root. But, if you want to test, I won’t recommend it.

How to Root Nokia 3.2 Android 10 (TA-1156, TA-1159, TA-1164, International versions)

Nokia 3.2 International Variants comes with a flexible bootloader other than some carrier locked devices. This means that different smartphone variants can be easily rooted. The device can also accept installing TWRP recovery or any other custom recovery file/app.

But In the below method, we are going to Root this device by using Magisk. You can install Official TWRP using the official App when it is released. TWRP recovery is a custom recovery file that must be installed on your devices because you can root them successfully. In this article, we explained the easiest method to follow and install Magisk on Nokia 3.2. However, the tool required for rooting this device is the Magisk App.

You can flash TWRP once it is available. With the help of TWRP Recovery, you can quickly flash the Custom ROMs into your Nokia 3.2. Before sharing the tutorial, you may want to know that you can easily install any root apps with the Magisk present on your device. Does it seem complicated? Relax; everything will be explained succinctly in bullets.

Things to check out for;

  • Make sure your device battery is charged above 50%

  • Backup your current files and data, full data loss process (save them on external storage).

Pre-Requirement StepsOnePlus 6T OEM Unlock and USB Debugging

  • Enable USB Debugging Mode and OEM Unlock on your mobile. To do this, go to settings >>> about >>> Tap on the “Build Number” 7-10 times consistently to enable “Developer Options,” then go to the “Developer Options” and enable USB Debugging Mode, OEM Unlock. There is no complicated process in Nokia 3.2.

Unlock Bootloader using ADB and Fastboot

Nokia 3.2 Fastboot Mode

  • Switch off your device. Then, enter into Fastboot mode. To do this- Press and hold down the Volume Down + Power buttons at the same time for some time and connect your mobile with your PC.

Nokia 3.2 Fastboot Mode Warning Screen

  • Press the Volume Up button to continue when you see the warning message.

  • Now, connect the Nokia 3.2 mobile to the computer via USB cable.

  • Launch the fastboot on your computer. Open a Command prompt on your PC and type the below command.

  • fastboot devices
  • It should display the connected devices. If you didn’t get the device, restart the command prompt and Disconnect and Connect your Nokia 3.2. If you are detected, type the below command and hit Enter.
  • fastboot flashing get_unlock_ability
  • It would be best if you got the value as “1”, After getting the value, type the below command and hit Enter.
  • fastboot oem unlock-go

Unlock Bootloader OnePlus 5 and 5T

  • Confirm unlock Bootloader in your Mobile Screen.
  • After the successful unlock, your device will automatically reboot to the standard OS.

  • Check again to enable “Developer Options,” then go to the “Developer Options” and enable USB Debugging Mode, OEM Unlock. Sometimes they disabled themselves after the boot.

Preparing Patched Boot Image file

  • You can use Phone Info to know your firmware version.
  • Download 7Zip-ZS Install on your PC. Extract the files in downloaded firmware using 7Zip-ZS. You will get a lot of data. Copy boot.img file to your mobile. Alternatively, you can also use the XDA Developer boot.img file.

Boot Image Patch Nokia 3.2

  • Download Magisk Manager (Download Latest version) or Magisk canary and Install it on your mobile. Open Installed Magisk and Select Install in Magisk; it will ask For a zip file and Patch Recovery Image File. Select the Recovery Image file.

Magisk Boot Image File

  • Navigate to your copied Recovery Image File and patch the file as .img format.

Magisk Firmware Patch Process

  • Wait for the process to complete; in the end, you will get a magisk patched .img file. The .img file will be in the same folder where you have the boot.img.
  • Copy magisk_patched.img file to your PC. Rename the file to boot.img again.

Flash Patched Boot Image in Nokia 3.2 using ADB and Fastboot

  • Switch off your device. Then, enter into Fastboot mode. To do this- Press and hold down the Volume Down + Power buttons at the same time for some time.
  • Press the Volume Up button to continue when you see the warning message.

  • Now, connect the Nokia 3.2 mobile to the computer via USB cable.

  • Launch the fastboot on your computer. Open a Command prompt on your PC and type the below command.

  • fastboot devices
  • It should display the connected devices. If you didn’t get the mobile, restart the command prompt and Disconnect and Connect your Nokia 3.2. If you are detected, type the below command and hit Enter.

fastboot flash boot boot command

  • fastboot boot boot.img
  • After the process complete, Press the Volume Down+ Power button to exit Fastboot mode. When the screen goes off, Immediately Press Volume Up + Power buttons to boot into Recovery mode.
  • After entering into Stock recovery mode, Go to Wipe Data/Factory Reset and Select Yes to wipe data. It will erase your saved data on your device. Don’t Boot into OS; read below Boot stages before booting. You should follow the below Magisk installation steps. Or Else you will lose root access.

Boot into Rooted OS

  • Press and Hold Volume Up + Power buttons, release all the keys once the Bootloader warning appears. You have to set up your device like a new device. You can select the root status using the Root Checker.
  • Stock Recovery Boot – Press and Hold Volume Up + Power buttons, release keys while you hold the Volume Up key.
  • You will see Magisk Manager in your App drawer. If you can’t find the app, you can install Magisk Manager on your mobile. You should select “Install” in the Magisk app and verify up to date. Select Direct Install in the Install option. Wait for the download after the successful installation, reboot your mobile.

What More?

In my opinion, you don’t need to root for your Nokia 3.2 Android 10. If you thought you could Improve Performance By root; With the Qualcomm SDM429 Snapdragon 429 Octa-Core processor and 2 or 3 GB RAM, your device can perform well. If you don’t know how much RAM you need, You will never use this much RAM. It would help if you did not Boot into Normal OS Booting by pressing the power button after firmware flash. It will boot you to a Non-Rooted environment. If you accidentally urged and boot frequently, Don’t panic; after setup everything, switch off your device and boot into Rooted OS using above mentioned keys. Don’t Install any apps other than trusted sites on rooted devices. Third-party site apps can contain some background codes. So, Check twice before installing those apps.

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Also Read-  Root Lenovo P2 Nougat 7.0 using TWRP and Install Magisk
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