If you are one of the owners of the new Teclast Master T8 and looking for the best way to root that Android tablet, you came to the right page. Today, we will try to root your device using the most effective way possible. If you are really interested in rooting your tablet, please read on.
What is a Teclast Master T8?
The Teclast Master T8 is an Android 7.0 tablet that features an 8.4-inch JDI OGS display with a resolution of 2560×1600 pixels. It is powered by a 1.7 GHz MediaTek MTK8176 Hexacore processor and a generous amount of RAM (4GB) to provide seamless gaming experience. It is capable of storing 64 GB of data with an additional storage space of 256 GB thru its SD expansion slot. The device sports the new USB-Type C connectivity. With the new Teclast Master T8, you’ll get the Android 7.0 out of the box. All of this goodness packed in an excellently built metal unibody.
Why Root Teclast Master T8?
Rooting your device brings in new possibilities and capabilities. With root, you will be able to perform performance tweaks like overclocking or underclocking. Replacing the stock ROM with a custom one is also possible with root privileges. Some very handy applications also need the superuser privileges in order to perform properly. They are just a few of the advantages of rooting your Teclast Master T8.
What about the disadvantages?
Some devices suffer irreparable damages if the rooting process is done improperly. You can also void all the manufacturer’s warranties if they found out that you root the device. If you think that the benefits outweigh the risk, you may proceed to the rooting process below.
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Steps to Root Teclast Master T8
Like what I have said earlier, rooting is risky if not done properly. As a disclaimer, we are not liable for any damage or loss of data while using this tutorial. This post is for educational purpose only. Do the rooting at your own risk!
Step 1: Preparation
This rooting process involves connecting your device to a computer to accomplish certain tasks. Obviously, you need a Windows computer and a USB Type-C cable. You also need the necessary software and firmware for your device. Download them from links provided below:
After downloading the ADB zip file, extract the ADB+Fastboot folder to a location on your computer. You may extract it on the desktop for easy retrieval. Open the folder and look for adb-driver installation file then install it on your computer.
Go back on your tablet and make the developer options accessible. To reveal that option, go to Phone Settings>About Phone/Tablet>then press the Build number 7 times in a row. Open the developer options and enable the OEM unlocking and USB debugging options.
You may now download the official firmware for the device. Register to needrom.com to download the file. After downloading the file, go the firmware folder and look for the boot.img file. Copy the file to the root directory of your tablet.
The next step is to download and install the MagiskManager on the device. Before installing the Magisk, go to Settings>Security>then enable the Unknown sources option. Click install then choose patch boot image file. Navigate to the root directory of your tablet and find the boot.img file. The MagiskManager will automatically patch it.
Using a file manager, go to the MagiskManager folder and find the patch_boot.img file and copy it to the root directory. If you fail to copy it to the root directory, you will not find the file from the computer. Copy the file from the device to your computer.
Step 2: Bootloader Unlocking
All your efforts will be in vain if you fail to unlock the bootloader. To successfully unlock the bootloader, please follow the instructions carefully:
- Connect your Teclast Master T8 table to your computer. I assume you already enabled the USB debugging and OEM unlocking on the first step.
- Reboot the device in Fastboot mode. Turn off the device completely, then hold the Power+Volume Up buttons simultaneously until the device boots up in Fastboot mode. Use the Volume UP and Down buttons in navigating in this mode.
- Go to the ADB+Fastboot folder and double-click the run-adb file. It will launch a command prompt on your computer.
- On the ADB console, type fastboot devices then press enter. It will check if the tablet is properly connected to the computer.
- Next, type fastboot oem unlock to unlock the bootloader. It should say “OKAY, finished”.
Step 3: Rooting the Device
This is the final step and the defining moment of your rooting career. 🙂 You are just one step closer to success. To finally obtain the coveted root access, please follow the procedures below:
- Copy the patched_boot.img file to the ADB+Fastboot folder.
- Double-click the run-adb file to launch the command prompt.
- On the same command prompt, type fastboot flash boot patched_boot.img and wait for it to finish.
- Type and enter fastboot reboot command to reboot your device.
- Your Teclast Master T8 should now be rooted.
And that concludes our tutorial on how to root Teclast Master T8 using Magisk. If you find this post helpful, please share with your friends and other Master T8 users. Thank you to Polo19 of XDA for the tutorial.