Root Xiaomi Redmi Note 8/8T and Note 8 Pro Pie 9.0 using TWRP and Install Magisk

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 and Note 8 Pro released in the same period but with modified specs. Both come with Pie 9.0 version. Below root method is the Same for both mobiles unless I mentioned it as a sperate step.  Only the TWRP file will differ; all other actions will be the same. If you note the specs, you don’t need root to extract the performance, unless you hate MIUI and want to flash Custom ROM. If your purpose is to disable Ads, you can do that without using the root method. I attached the link at the end of this article to do this. If you are a regular user, you don’t need root. Xiaomi planned to optimize the In-Built apps Ads. After root, you can’t get the Official updates. Also, some exclusive features only available in MIUI ROM. Without root, you can disable Ads, Use Modified GCAM. Why I am saying this much is, Rooted mobiles require a unique approach. It can become a problem for regular users. If you are a Developer or Regular Root apps user, follow the below guide to root your mobile.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 with Black and Glow Background

Why should you Root Xiaomi Redmi Note 8/8T/Note 8 Pro?

We thank the TWRP team and XDA Developer- fi4tch, Uwai yan (Found TWRP Link). Without the TWRP developer’s work, this process can’t happen. If you want 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, MediaTek Helio G90T processor (Note 8 Pro), and Qualcomm SDM665 Snapdragon 665 processor (Note 8), 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 fastest. 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 Xiaomi Redmi Note 8, 8T and Note 8 Pro Pie 9.0

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro and regular version International Variants come with a flexible bootloader other than some locked devices. Example- In Samsung, Verizon mobiles 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 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 TWRP recovery on Redmi Note 8. 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 Redmi Note 8 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 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 Xiaomi Redmi Note 8/Pro.

  • Also, download the ADB drivers. Install it on your PC.

  • Download Magisk.Zip (Latest Version) and Copy it to Your Phone Memory.
  • Download, extract, and save the TWRP Recovery on your PC and rename the recovery file to recovery.img. Copy this file to the folder where you installed ADB and Fastboot.

Unlock Bootloader using ADB and Fastboot

  • Enter your Mobile details like phone number, IMEI, reason. You will get the confirmation code on your mobile. Enter the confirmation code on the Mi website and request for unlocking. You will receive a confirmation mail after the approval in 2-10 Days.

Mi Flashtool Installation


  • Install the Mi Flash Tool in the received mail. Log in with your Same Mi Account, which used to get the Software.

Mi Flash Tool Unlock

  • Switch off your device. Connect your mobile to the PC. Then, enter into Fastboot mode. To do this; Press and hold down the Volume Down + Power buttons at the same time for some time. It will boot your mobile into Fastboot mode.
  • After you successfully boot into Fastboot mode, Select Unlock. It will take 2-3 minutes to finish the process. After the successful process completion, Reboot your mobile.Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Fastboot

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

Flash TWRP on Redmi Note 8

Redmi Note 8 Fastboot Mode

  • Switch off your device. Connect your mobile to the PC. Then, enter into Fastboot mode. To do this; Press and hold down the Volume Down + Power buttons at the same time for some time. It will boot your mobile into Fastboot mode.
  • Now, connect the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 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
  • Don’t boot into Normal OS. Type the below command to Boot into TWRP.

  • fastboot reboot recovery
  • After the process complete, It will boot into the temporary TWRP. If you can’t boot into TWRP, press and Hold Volume Up Button Until TWRP appears. Don’t Boot into standard OS until we flash magisk.

Flash TWRP on Note 8 Pro

  • Connect your Bootloader unlocked mobile with PC.
  • Extract downloaded file and you will find ADB and Fastboot drivers along with TWRP, .bat file.

Redmi Note 8 Pro Flash Tool Screenshot

  • Run .bat as Administrator. You will get the command window Open. From that, Choose Flash TWRP (Option 1).
  • After the flash move to below Magisk installation steps.

Install Magisk and Disable Dm-Verity-ForceEncrypt in your Xiaomi Redmi Note 8/Note 8 Pro using TWRP

Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro TWRP

  • Select Wipe->Advance Wipe->Select Cache Data.
  • Return to Home of TWRP select Install.
  • Select Disable Dm-Verity-ForceEncrypt.Zip.
  • After the Installation Again, navigates to Home and Select Install.
  • Select Magisk.Zip. After the successful installation, Reboot your mobile.

What More?

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 and Pro version has a minimum of 4-6 GB RAM of RAM. It is a Good Mid-Range phone with a reasonable price; If you feel you have not sufficient RAM, Refer- How much RAM you need. There are Major regular updates and monthly updates, from Xiaomi for a long duration. If you compare it with Old devices, they still receiving updates. So, you know what you are doing and the real purpose, you can root your device. If you want to disable Ads, you can use other methods, which doesn’t require root. Xiaomi promised to optimize these Ads in the upcoming versions.

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Also Read-  Root Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A SM-G906K/L/S Marshmallow 6.0.1 using TWRP
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41 thoughts on “Root Xiaomi Redmi Note 8/8T and Note 8 Pro Pie 9.0 using TWRP and Install Magisk

    • Did you flash Force Encryption Treble? You should flash this file to avoid this kind of issue. Boot Into Recovery. Clear Cache and flash the file.

      • I want to root my realme 3i. Please tell me how to do that. All method is wrong for realme 3i I already tried all methods. Even in-depth test tools not supported for the realme 3i model. So how can I root? Please help me. Do mercy on me.

  1. This method has been tested on global rom and EEA rom, and both are the same problem boot loop. Do you have any ideas on how to root this device?

  2. Install firmware Indonesia to CN Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro 4/64GB
    Install Magistik
    I have a problem; I installed TWRP > Dm-Verity-ForceEncrypt.Zip
    I see nvdata not found
    I reboot to the system… see logo Redmi Note 8 Pro… long wait…
    Reboot to TWRP.

      • I got the same problem /nvdata not found …
        already first boot on TWRP, clear cache, then install Dm-Verity-ForceEncrypt.Zip,
        but in the end, I still got /nvdata not found
        I continued to flash Magisk, and it also said /nvdata not found
        Then I reboot to the system, and dada… Bootloop happened :D
        Luckily I just need to flash stock boot.img and boot loop cured.
        Trying your method again and again, and still getting a boot loop.

  3. My Windows 7 64b Pro, unable to install the drivers for Redmi Note 8 Pro. I tried solutions from all over the internet but all in vain. Please help.

  4. It WORKS!!! Thanks, Bro!
    Thank god I found this gem.
    My method: flashing Disable Force Encryption Treble > Format data (yes confirmation) under Wipe > Clear cache > Reboot
    TWRP Ginko by mauronofrio

    • Most of the time, you will not get the OTA. But, sometimes, in rare situations, you may get OTA notification. But, Don’t make the update. If you do, You will lose root access.

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