I’m the new owner of a Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T. I can’t use TWRP for installing eOS, because TWRP breaks it, badly. I’ve installed eOS 1.8.1 with the e-Recovery, and that works fine.
Now I want to root my device. How can this be done without TWRP? There’s some documentation on how to install Magisk without TWRP, by tweaking the Zip of the OS, which is to be installed. That looks awfully complicated. Are there any other options?
I’ve tried at least two TWRP versions (3.7.0 and 3.6.2), and eOS 1.7 and 1.8.1.
Anyone, don’t install TWRP temporarily. It breaks eOS to just install it. I’ve tried it, with eOS 1.8.1 being the installed version. I’ve went into recovery in order to see if it still asks for a password. I haven’t done anything. But that was enough to cause a weird problem again. It’s the settings app crashing immediately after starting it. I’ve had the same problem before, when using TWRP to flash eOS (1.8.1 and 1.7).
The fact that the BlissLaucher app shuts down with the message “BlissLauncher keeps stopping” and the screen flickers is not unique to the Note 8T, but has already happened to me on several other devices with /e/OS.
All in all, a rooted /e/OS is not necessary for me.