Root Infinix Hot 8
How to Root Infinix Hot 8 X650C, X650B

Searching for ways to root your Infinix Hot 8 device on Android 9.0 Pie? look no further, in this article we’ll be discussing how to root Infinix Hot 8 X650C and X650B.

Rooting as we all know is a way to obtain SuperSU Right on Android allowing you to take full control of your device. Rooting your Infinix Hot 8 allows you to have some advance functionalities and better optimization.

There are several benefits of rooting an Android smartphone, while rooting has proven to very useful on Android, it also has some disadvantages which you should also know before rooting your device.

To root Infinix Hot 8, you first need to unlock it’s bootloader and patch Hot 8 boot.img with Magisk Manager to obtain root.

Before we dive into the steps for rooting Infinix Hot 8, download Infinix hot 8 firmware and extract to get the boot.img which we’ll be using for the tutorial.

Infinix Hot 8 Key Specs and Features

  • Display: 6.52 inch IPS infinity-V display, 720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 aspect ratio (~269 ppi density)
  • OS: Android 9.0 (Pie), XOS 5.0
  • Processor: Mediatek MT6761 Helio A22 (12 nm) – 32/2 GB; Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22 (12 nm) – 64/4 GB
  • Storage: 32GB Storage (with 2GB RAM), 64GB storage (with 4GB RAM); microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)
  • Camera: 13MP + 2MP + QVGA Triple Rear Camera; 8MP Selfie snapper
  • Battery: 5000 mAh Non-removable Li-Po Battery
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How to root Infinix Hot 8

In order to root you Infinix Hot 8 on Android 9.0 Pie, you’ll need the following;

- Boot.img
- adb tools
- adb driver
- Magisk Manager

It is important that you have your Infinix Hot 8 stock firmware for this process, so that you can restore your device if at any point anything goes wrong. Download from the link above and extract to a place on your desktop. Also, download and install adb driver (important).

Steps to root Infinix Hot 8

Step 1. Unlocking Bootloader

» First off, Download and install adb and fastboot tool on your PC.

» Once you’ve installed adb and fastboot, enable USB debugging on your device in developer option.

» Now, we need to unlock the bootloader of your device. Note unlocking your bootloader will clear all data on your device, so it’s advisable you backup before proceeding.

» If you’ve already backed up, connect your device to the PC and launch adb and fastboot tool.

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» In the command line interface, enter the following command.

adb devices

» The first command will establish a connection between your PC and phone, so, grant any permission prompt from your phone’s screen.

» Once a successful connection is established, enter the next command to reboot to the bootloader.

adb reboot bootloader

» In bootloader, enter the following command to unlock.

fastboot oem unlock

» Reboot your device after a successful unlock with the command below and wait for your device to boot.

fastboot reboot

Viola!, you’ve successfully unlocked your Infinix Hot 8 bootloader.

Step 2. Patching Infinix Hot 8 Boot.img

» Extract the Infinix Hot 8 firmware you downloaded earlier if you’ve not already extracted.

» Now, copy your device boot.img to the root of your SD card or internal storage.

» Download & Install the latest Magisk Manager on your Phone.

» Run Magisk Manager & Click Install. Select patch img File.

Root infinix hot 8
Root Infinix Hot 8 Using Magisk Manager

» Navigate the Stock boot.img

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» Patched boot.img placed in Downloaded Folder of Phone Storage.

Step 3. Flashing Infinix Hot 8 Patched Boot.img

» Now we need to flash the patched boot.img to root Infinix Hot 8.

» Now copy the Patched_boot.img from your phone and paste in adb and fastboot installation folder on your PC.

» Reboot your phone to bootloader mode and connect to PC.

» Now type the command below to unlock.

fastboot flash recovery recovery.img

» Once you’ve flashed successfully, reboot your device.

Now youve successfully rooted your Infinix Hot 8 smartphone. If you encounter any difficulties rootng your Infinix Hot 8, simply drop a comment below and we’ll get back to you ASAP!

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