How to Root Android 11 GSI

October 17, 2020 | By androidhowto@youtube | Filed in: Root.

How to Root Android 11 GSI without Magisk.  Latest magisk version v21.0 does not work for rooting Android 11 GSI.  The Magisk may be will work for ROM ( official / custom ).  I have tested root some GSIs using magisk v21.0 but failed.  If we want still to root it, we can use phh root method.  Let’s do it!

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Rooting Android 11 GSI Instructions:

  • Enter TWRP Recovery Mode: Turn power off; Press and hold Volume Up key + Power key, when samsung logo appears release power key only, keep pressing volume up until TWRP recovery appears
  • Select Install ( If file in SD Card: Select Storage – Micro SD card – OK ) – select phh’s-superuser-ab.zip Swipe to confirm Flash
  • Select Reboot – System
  • Install phh_s_SuperUser_v1.0.3.3.apk
  • You can use Root Checker app to check the phone rooted or not

Some GSIs have included phh rooted. If you see superuser# app on your phone it means phh root included. I found it on AOSP Android 11 by phhusson.

Notes / Warning!

  1. Use at your own risk, I’m not responsible for bricking your device.
  2. Using the incorrect file may brick your device.
  3. If your target device has a custom firmware flash counter, Rooting will trigger it. If you’re lucky, Triangle Away has support for your device and can be used to reset the counter.
  4. If you have a KNOX-enabled device, flash custom rom and Rooting will trip the KNOX WARRANTY VOID status!
  5. If your device storage is encrypted, Rooting will wipe your data !
  6. If you have locked bootloaders, flashing one of these will probably brick your device – with the exception of Nexus devices, which will usually automatically “OEM unlock” and wipe your data !
  7. Make sure to backup your important data before root it.

Watch this video:

How to Root Android 11 GSI - Galaxy A50


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