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How to Root Sony Xperia 5 Plus Magisk without TWRP Recovery

Sony Xperia 5 Plus comes with 128GB internal memory with 8GB Ram. It is powered by Android 10.0, it has powerful Octa-core (1x2.84 GHz Kryo 485 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 485 & 4x1.78 GHz Kryo 485) CPU and Qualcomm SM8150 Snapdragon 855 (7 nm) chipset. The smartphone comes with 6.6 inches, 101.8 cm2 (~84.5% screen-to-body ratio) with 1080 x 2520 pixels, 21:9 ratio (~415 ppi density) resolution, and Non-removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery.

Sony Xperia 5 Plus comes primary camera is 12 Megapixel, (wide), 1/1.5", predictive Dual Pixel PDAF, 5-axis OIS Periscope camera, (telephoto), PDAF, OIS, 5x optical zoom 64 Megapixel, 1/1.7", 0.8µm, PDAF, OIS 12 Megapixel, 16mm (ultrawide), 1/3.4", 1.0µm 2 Megapixel TOF 3D camera, and secondary camera is 8 Megapixel, f/2.0, 24mm (wide), 1/4", 1.12µm. It has different sensors such as Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, barometer, compass, color spectrum. The latest Sony Xperia 5 Plus coming with a lot of different features such as Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot, 5.0, A2DP, aptX HD, LE, Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector; USB On-The-Go.

Sony was announced their latest Xperia 5 Plus is powered by Android 10.0, which is run on GSM / HSPA / LTE / 5G technology, this device was announced on 2020 February, and the release date of the device is 05 February 2020.

In this post, you will learn how to root your Sony Xperia 5 Plus using Magisk. If you are using the Magisk method, in this method, you don't need to use TWRP recovery on your device. Everyone can do it easily, it is a very simple and easy method. Here we advise you before starting, you need to read the following guide carefully. If you can't understand the following steps we also shared a complete video tutorial, which helps you to make it easy to understand.

What is Magisk?

Yes, Magisk is a popular Android feature, it is also secured with Google’s SafetyNet system. Magisk developed by topjohnwu, you can have root and custom mods while using different services such as Google Pay. Magisk always works with leaving the system partition untouched and modifying the boot partition. This is why it’s referred to as a “systemless” root method. It’s very easy to install once you have all the components in place. [Source].

On this page, you will get the two most popular rooting methods like SuperSU, and Magisk. No doubt that both methods are using to root access but in this recent world from a few years, a lot of peoples are using the Magisk method to root their Android device. A lot of developers and users always prefer to use the Magisk solution. Magisk is a system-less root that always provides you enables root access using the system components, it will not affect your system core-files.

How to Root Sony Xperia 5 Plus without TWRP Recovery?

Video Tutorial


If you are familiar with the word “Rooting” then, it is great, and you will root your Sony Xperia 5 Plus easily. A Lot of people don't know about the Rooting process. Rooting is the process that allows smartphones, tablets, and other devices users to attain privileged control over various Android subsystems. As Android uses the Linux kernel, rooting an Android device gives similar access to administrative permissions as on Linux or any other Unix-like operating system such as FreeBSD or macOS [Source].

Now, we are sharing an easy step by step guide to our readers, first of all, you will use the Magisk by patching the official stock boot image, and the flash on Sony Xperia 5 Plus boot partition. You must need to download the patched image file from Magisk Manager and flash it.

A Lot of people don't know and they compare rooting with hacking. Here we would like to clear you that rooting is a different thing then hacking. No doubt that hackers may control our devices with hacking tricks and misuse or steals info and confidential data, that is illegal, but in the rooting process owner of the Xperia 5 Plus have an object to get different features and advantages of the Xperia 5 Plus.

How to Root Sony Xperia 5 Plus With Magisk Without PC?

Video Tutorial

Follow the below steps to root Sony Xperia 5 Plus Using Magisk

Remember that! I just want to warn you, rooting will void the warranty of your smartphone. Rooting will block the OTA updates.

Basic requirement

First of all, please check your device is charged more than 70%.
Now, you need to create a backup of the Xperia 5 Plus before begin rooting.
This image file is only for Sony Xperia 5 Plus. Do not use it on any other Android device.
You need to connect the computer with a micro USB cable.
Check that you have downloaded all the required files on your computer.

Required Downloads:

Download ADB and Fastboot files. (Windows )
Download And Install Xperia 5 Plus USB Drivers.
Download Other Drivers: Mediatek VCOM Drivers or MTK USB Drivers
Download Latest Sony Xperia 5 Plus Stock ROM
Download And Install SP Flash tool on your PC
Disclaimer: Getdroidpro will not be responsible for any bricking/damage to your phone while installing this ROM.

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Quick Steps; How to Extract and Patch Boot.image with Magisk?

1: First of all, please download and extract the ROM on your computer.

2: Now, connect your Xperia 5 Plus with a micro USB cable, and copy only the boot.img file from the extracted folder to your Sony Xperia 5 Plus device storage/memory.

3: Now you need to Launch Magisk Manager.

4: After that, you will see a popup window that will ask you to install Magisk.

5: Finally please select INSTALL and choose to install it again.

6: Now Please press on “Patch Boot Image File”. [See attached image below:]

How to Patch Stock Boot Image to install using Magisk

7: Navigate to internal storage and select your phone’s boot image that you transferred earlier.

8: Wait for a couple of seconds. Magisk will start patching the boot image.

9: Once the boot image has been patched, copy the “patched_boot.img” from the internal storage and replace it in the same extracted ROM folder on your PC.

10: Now you can follow the second step to flash the patched boot image file.

How To Install the Patched Boot Image on Sony Xperia 5 Plus

Follow the given link to install Patched Boot Image on Sony Xperia 5 Plus:

Suppose that you have downloaded the ADB & Fastboot tool from the above-given links.

First of all, you need to extract the ADB fastboot tool, now move the patched boot image to the same folder.

Then, right-click withholding the Shift key to open the command window / PowerShell.

command window/PowerShell

Next, you need to enter the following commands step by step:

First of all, you need to Flash the “patched_boot.img” to install Magisk and root your Sony Xperia 5 Plus: fastboot flash boot patched_boot.img

You can also use the devices with A/B partition system, with the following commands:
fastboot flash boot_a patched_boot.img
fastboot flash boot_b patched_boot.img

After that, you need to replace [patched_boot.img] with the same boot image file that you have already downloaded with the .img.

Now you will see the flashing process has been started booting and rooting.

The flashing process will begin. Once done, run fastboot reboot

How to Verify if your phone has a systemless root?

Download and install the Magisk Manager app APK, and launch it. If you want to verify that you have a systemless root, check the top of the screen and if you see all options with Green Tick which means you have successfully rooted and bypassed SafetyNet.

Magisk Status check

So, that’s it. Now that you have rooted your Sony Xperia 5 Plus. If you have any queries regarding this, do let us know.

Now, if you would like to uninstall Magisk, follow the below steps: It is very easy to uninstall the Magisk Manager app. Before uninstalling Magisk, make sure to disable and remove all the modules.

Note: You can comment on us anytime about Sony Xperia 5 Plus if you have any problems while rooting. If anything goes wrong the author or is not responsible for it.

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