Root Oppo Realme 1 Oreo 8.1 using TWRP and Install Magisk

Oppo Realme 1 has enough Hardware and Software for this modern world, that can survive with Software updates. It comes with the Oreo version. It has a minimum of 3 GB RAM and Mid-Range Octa-Core processor. Soon, this device will receive Pie 9.0 Color OS 6.0. Because It already received Beta Update. Some user loves the reasonable price Hardware, But, they hate Color OS. Trust me; It is better than MIUI. If you are a root user who loves to explore new Custom ROM, you can root your mobile using the below method. If you are a regular user, You can wait for the Pie update and try the new features. After rooting, you may not receive Official updates from Oppo. Rooting will trigger security measures because you have unlocked Bootloader. So, After rooting you have to flash the new updates If you need manually.
Oppo Realme 1 with Pineapple in Beach Background

Why should you Root Oppo Realme 1?

We should thank XDA Developers- Anurag raiHamza and TWRP team for the root files. Without them, this method can’t happen. If you planned to root your mobile, You should have a proper reason, and you know what you are doing. Yes, with a Minimum of 4/6 GB RAM and Mediatek MT6771 Helio P60 processor, You can use this mobile without root for 2-3 Years If you use correctly. Don’t root because everybody is saying when root your mobile it can become faster. 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 Oppo Realme 1 (CPH1861, CPH1859) Oreo 8.1

Oppo Realme 1 International Variants comes with a flexible bootloader. Some Manufacturer devices come with locked Bootloader. This means that different smartphone variants can be easily rooted. Also, the device can accept to install TWRP recovery or any other custom recovery file/app alike.

TWRP recovery is a custom recovery file which must be installed on your devices because you can root them successfully. In this article, we explained the easiest method to follow and install TWRP recovery on Oppo Realme 1. However, the tool required for rooting this device is the Magisk App.

With the help of TWRP Recovery, you can quickly flash the latest version of Magisk into your Realme 1 to gain root access. Before sharing the tutorial, you may want to know that, with the TWRP recovery present on your device, you can easily install any custom ROM or firmware. 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 Steps

OnePlus 6T OEM Unlock and USB Debugging

  • Enable USB Debugging Mode and OEM Unlock in 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 and Enable the ‘Advanced Reboot.’ There is no complicated process in Oppo Realme 1.

Unlock Bootloader using ADB and Fastboot

Oppo Realme Unlock Tool

  • Download the unlock tool apk and install it on your mobile.

  • Enable mobile data and Open the Unlock tool app.
  • Select Start applying, accept Terms and Conditions, Submit your application. Within 1 Hour or a maximum of 24 hours, you will receive the confirmation from the Realme team if you get a successful move to the below steps.

  • After the successful review message, boot your mobile into fastboot mode and connect your mobile with the PC.

Oppo Realme 1 Fastboot Mode

  • Switch off your device. Then, enter into Fastboot mode. To do this; Press and hold down the Volume Up + Power buttons at the same time for some time.

Oppo Realme 2 Pro Fastboot Warning Screen

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

  • Now, connect the Oppo Realme 1 mobile to the computer via USB cable.

  • Launch the fastboot on your computer. Open a Command prompt on your PC and type 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 Oppo Realme 1. If you are detected type below commands.
  • fastboot flashing unlock

fastboot flashing unlock

  • Hit enter, you will prompt to select an option in your mobile, Select Unlock Bootloader.

Oppo Realme 2 Pro Unlock Bootloader

  • After the process complete, It will boot into the regular operation. Now you have unlocked Bootloader.

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

Flash TWRP

Oppo Realme 1 TWRP

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

  • Now, connect the Oppo Realme 1 mobile to the computer via USB cable.

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

  • fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
  • After the process complete, It will boot into the temporary TWRP. Don’t Boot into standard OS until we flash magisk.

Install Magisk, no-verity-opt-encrypt, and Kernel in your Oppo Realme 1 using TWRP

  • Select Wipe->Advance Wipe->Select Cache Data.
  • Return to Home of TWRP select Install.
  • Select kernel.Zip, press Add More zips and select no-verity-opt-encrypt.zip.
  • After the Installation again Return to Home of TWRP select Install.
  • Select Magisk.Zip.
  • After the Installation Reboot Your Mobile.

What More?

Oppo Realme 1 has a minimum of 4/6 GB RAM, and it is a High-end phone; There are Major regular updates and monthly updates, from Realme for a long duration. If you compare it with other Old models, they still receiving updates. So, you know what you are doing and the real purpose, you can root your device.

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4 thoughts on “Root Oppo Realme 1 Oreo 8.1 using TWRP and Install Magisk

  1. I am not able to go to fastboot. Whenever I write the fastboot command, I received a message “device not found” on my mobile.

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