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.
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
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.
» In the command line interface, enter the following command.
» 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.
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.
» Navigate the Stock boot.img
» 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!