Despite its bumpy start, the Essential PH-1 has a lot to offer. Not only does it get consistent security patches and system updates hours after the pixels, it's also ideal for rooting, like Google's lineup. Not only does Rooten not invalidate your warranty, the process is quite simple as well.
For those who are redoing, you may have heard some contradictory reports. On the one hand, you have a loud group that at this point in the life cycle of Android declares rooting useless. On the other side is the Android community, which enjoys the extra freedom and control that comes with rooting. I assume that when you read this article you are turning to the latter.
At the time of writing, Magisk is the preferred method of rooting. This is a system-level root utility that lets you enjoy all the apps in the Play Store, including Netflix and Android Pay, which try to block rooted users. Magisk also provides a framework for modules that improve the performance of the phone, such as improving the speaker and increasing battery life.
: Unlock Bootloader
To make custom changes to your device, you must unlock the bootloader first. Unlike most Android phones, the PH-1's warranty is not invalid. If this is not your first rodeo, here are the cliff notes:
- Back up important data (Unlocking the bootloader will erase your device)
- Download the drivers (Windows only)
- Install ADB and Fastboot
- Unlock developer options, enable "OEM Unlock" and "USB Debugging"
- Connect to the computer and open Command Prompt or Terminal
- Use Command Line or Terminal to redirect to Platform Tools
- Use Use the "adb devices" command to verify the connection.
- Use the adb rebootootloader command to bootload boot mode.
- Check the fastboot connection by sending the fastboot devices command.
- Use the fastboot flashing unlock_critical command Start Bootloader Unlock
- Choose Yes from the
- menu. Skip the initial setup process.
- Open Developer Options, re-enable OEM Unlock and USB Debugging.
- Use command "boot adb reboot" to boot into bootloader mode.
- Use comma nd "fastboot flashing unlock" to unlock the bootloader.
- Select "Yes" in the menu.
However, since this process can trigger new users, we will create a detailed tutorial that you can find at the following link] Step 2: Install TWRP Custom Recovery
Now you can install Mods on your Essential PH 1, of which TWRP is the first. TWRP is a custom recovery that replaces the inventory recovery interface with an option that offers many more options. Especially for rooting we will use the possibility to install custom ZIP files.
Because the Essential Phone supports seamless updates, installing TWRP is a bit more complex than normal. However, for users who want to familiarize themselves with Roots, here's a simplified overview:
- Download the TWRP ZIP file to your phone
- Download the TWRP IMG file to your computer
- Move IMG file to folder platform-tools in your ADB installation directory.
- Switch your screen lock to a PIN or a password.
- Connect the Essential to your computer and enable "USB Debugging". 19659007] Send the adb reboot boolloader command to boot into bootloader mode.
- Submit the command "fastboot getvar current-slot" to find the current boot slot.
- If boot slot was A, send "fastboot flash boot_b twrp-3.2.3-0-mata.img" to flicker TWRP. If it was B, send "fastboot flash boot_a twrp-3.2.3-0-mata.img" instead.
- If the boot slot was A, send "fastboot –set-active = b" to change the boot slots. If it was B, send "fastboot –set-active = a" instead.
- Use the volume control to select "Recovery mode" on your phone and use the power button to select it.
- Choose "Install," then find and install the TWRP ZIP file. Do not select after installation "Reboot".
- Return to the main menu and select "Reboot".
- Select the original boot slot (the one shown in # 7 above).
We urge you to have a look at our guide, even if you are familiar with rooting. Dealing with Slots A and B can easily stumble even experienced Rooters, and our guide sets out everything to avoid problems. Read the following link for the detailed tutorial
Step 3: Install the Magisk Manager App
Next you need the Magisk Manager app. With this app, you can grant or deny root privileges to other apps, install Magisk modules, and hide your root Google SafetyNet status.
Being a popular app, many fake copies are loaded with malware. This app is not in the Play Store and there is no official website hosting this app. We will link the official APK below. After you download the app, install it on your device. If you're loading an app by sideloading for the first time, check out here .