This is a detailed step by step tutorial on how to root Realme 2 Pro smartphone. Without a doubt, root is one of the most profound mods that can be installed on Android. Direct benefits that materialize with the mod include extended functionality and greater control over the built-in system. As to how to root Realme 2 Pro? It should all be pretty easy especially when you follow the tutorial ahead. Seeing how there is official TWRP custom recovery support, we will utilize Magisk system-less utility to gain root on Realme 2 Pro running ColorOS.
Realme, a relatively new entrant in the smartphone market, is actually allowing users to unlock bootloaders of their devices. This strategy has made Realme devices quite desirable for third-party mod developers. Taking advantage of this, TeamWin has also released official custom recovery for Realme 2 Pro. Further, in turn, TWRP enables root to be easily installed. Once rooted, you can try out loads of root apps from Play Store or implement proprietary Magisk Modules.
Why use Magisk to Root Realme 2 Pro?
For root, there are a couple of options you can choose from. However, the most reliable, secure and efficient still remains to be Magisk. All of these properties are integrated into Magisk by continuous testing of the app in various scenarios and devices. Further, Magisk follows a systemless approach. Simply put, Magisk doesn’t modify the system partition hence allowing for a more cleaner install which can be removed easily if need be.
Also, unique to Magisk, are the Magisk Modules which you can install and operate using Magisk Manager app. These modules add in functionality to your smartphone and also allow you to modify certain functions to your needs. As said previously, you wont be able to run these modules on any other root utility.
Looking to download latest Magisk ZIP package for your device? Read: Download Magisk (All Versions)
How to Root Realme 2 Pro on ColorOS / Android 9.0 Pie
Do make sure you have already done the following things:
You can download the latest Magisk 18.0 zip package from the link below.
Step 1 – Download Magisk Root (Magisk-v18.0.zip) for Realme 2 Pro to your computer.
Step 2 – Connect your Realme 2 Pro to your computer using preferably the stock USB cable.
Step 3 – Now copy/paste the downloaded Magisk-v18.0.zip files to your internal storage. Make sure the file is in the internal storage root (not in any folder).
Step 4 – Then turn OFF your phone and disconnect from the USB cable.
Step 5 – Now to get in the Recovery Mode (TWRP Recovery). Switch ON the phone while pressing and holding Volume UP + Power buttons together.
NOTE: Screenshots of the Team Win Recovery Project (TWRP Recovery) may change as new versions are released.
Step 6 – Once finished, tap on the ‘Install’ button from the list, choose the Magisk-v18.0.zip file that you copied to your phone memory in Step 3.
Step 7 – Confirm installation on the next screen by swiping on the “Swipe to Confirm Flash” option. The installation procedure should start now as show below.
Step 8 – Once the installation is completed, you will be shown a similar screen like shown below.
Step 9 – Once you complete the second flash, you can now reboot to your system.
That’s all to it, you should now have a rooted Realme 2 Pro!
To make sure you have correctly installed the above root method and it’s working, verify with Root Checker as given in the link.
If you are facing issues following the steps, reach us in the comments and we will help as quickly as we can.