Our guide intends to provide you with the necessary information to root your OnePlus Ace 2V/Nord 3 via Magisk. The company is among the most popular in the custom development market regarding OnePlus. However, since Oppo took over the company, it is now just a shadow of what it once was. However, one tweak could be carried out by tech enthusiasts- they can gain administrative access and access to the system partition by simply using the method provided.
The only thing that you need to do is root your OnePlus Ace 2v/Nord 3 with the help of a Magisk patched boot.img to be able to enjoy a whole host of tweaks and mods on your device. So, without further ado, here are the steps that must be followed to do that.
Root: Benefits and Risks
When you root your phone, you can install various mods on your device. These options include Magisk Modules, the Xposed Framework, Substratum Themes, and Viper4Android, which can be installed on your phone. Similarly, you could also use a custom kernel to implement your preferred CPU profile. Such tweaks do, however, come with some risks as well.
The first thing that will happen is that all of the data on the device will be erased, and the warranty might also be nullified. Moreover, Widevine L1 certification will be lowered to L3, making it impossible to stream HD content. If that is fine with you, then let’s proceed to the next step. The SafetyNet will be triggered, so you won’t be able to use banking applications.
Below are a few steps that will make it easier for you to understand the process. Please follow the steps in the order in which they are mentioned below. Should a thermonuclear war occur, your alarm does not wake you up, or any damage occurs to your device and data when you follow the steps below, AMS and its members will not be held liable.
Prerequisite To Root OnePlus Ace 2v/ Nord 3 via Magisk
Install Android SDK
You must install the Android SDK Platform Tools on your PC first and foremost. This is the official ADB and Fastboot binary provided by Google and is the only one recommended by Google. Please download this binary and extract it somewhere convenient on your computer. As soon as you do that, you can access the platform tools folder, which you will need for this guide.
Enable USB Debugging and OEM Unlocking
Next, you must enable USB Debugging and OEM Unlocking on your device. To boot your device into Fastboot mode, you will need the former, allowing your device to be recognized by the PC in ADB mode. On the other hand, OEM Unlocking is required to perform the bootloader unlocking process.
To enable USB Debugging and OEM Unlocking, return to Settings > About Phone > Tap on the Build Number seven times. After tapping on the Build Number seven times, return to Settings > System > Advanced > Developer Options.
Unlock the Bootloader on the OnePlus Ace 2v/Nord 3
Next up, you will also have to unlock the device’s bootloader. You should be aware that if you do so, you will have to wipe out all your data on your smartphone, and you may also lose your warranty. So, if all that makes sense, I recommend that you read our detailed guide on unlocking the bootloader on the OnePlus Ace 2v/Nord 3 to learn more about it.
Download OnePlus Firmware
Next, you should download your device’s stock firmware from the official OnePlus website or the Oxygen Updater App. You have to make sure you are downloading the same version currently installed on your device. You can check this information by going to Settings > About Device > Version > Build Number.
How to Root OnePlus Ace 2v/ Nord 3 via Magisk
Extract OnePlus Boot.img from Payload.bin
It will be very helpful for you to extract the firmware to a convenient location on your PC once you have downloaded it. Once you do so, you can find several files, including the payload.bin file.
Many may not know that OnePlus packs all its partition IMG files inside payload.bin. Following our guide on How to Extract payload.bin from payload.bin, you can obtain the stock boot image file from payload.bin.
Patch OnePlus Ace 2v/Nord 3 Boot.img via Magisk
Your device needs to be installed with the Magisk App.
You can install Magisk by tapping on the Install button next to it when it is launched.
Once that’s done, select ‘Select and Patch a File’ and go to the stock boot.img file.
- Then tap on the Let’s Go button situated at the top right.
The boot.img file will now be patched and put under the Downloads folder on your device. You must transfer this file to the platform tools folder on your PC to root your OnePlus Ace 2v/Nord 3.
Boot OnePlus Ace 2v/Nord 3 Fastboot Mode
Make sure USB Debugging is enabled on your PC before connecting your device.
Enter CMD in the address bar to launch the Command Prompt after you head to the platform-tools folder.
- You can boot your device into Fastboot Mode by typing the following command in the CMD window.
adb reboot bootloader
- Type in the following command, and you should get back the device ID after verifying the Fastboot connection.
It is possible that your computer is not receiving any serial IDs for Fastbot if you don’t install the Fastboot Drivers.
Boot OnePlus Ace 2v/Nord 3 using Magisk patched Boot.img
Currently, two methods can be used to proceed forward. To test if all is working properly or not, you have the option of either flashing the patched boot.img file [see FAQ] directly or temporarily booting the boot.img file. It is highly recommended to take the second approach since you can easily test if everything is working correctly.
Upon completing the permanent installation, you are ready to proceed if everything goes according to plan. If things don’t go as planned and your device ends up in a bootloop/softbrick, you need to reboot your device to resolve the problem.
fastboot boot magisk_patched.img
Permanent Root OnePlus Ace 2v/Nord 3 via Direct Install
Here’s how you can make the temporary root permanent after you’ve executed the above command:
Start by launching the Magisk Manager application.
On the top-right corner, tap Let’s Go. After that, tap Install > Direct Install.
At the bottom right, click Reboot.
The rooted OS will now be booted on your device.
With that said, we have ended the process of how you can root your OnePlus Ace 2v/Nord 3 via Magisk patched boot.img. Therefore, you can contact us in the comments section below if you have any questions regarding the steps mentioned above. We will get back to you as soon as possible.
FAQ: Root OnePlus Ace 2v/Nord 3 by Flashing Boot.img
If, as mentioned earlier, you wish to root your device by directly flashing the patched boot.img on your device, then you should follow these commands: As mentioned in STEP 7, we used the method of temporarily booting to the rooted OS, and then using Magisk’s Direct Install method to root your device permanently.
fastboot flash boot magisk_patched_boot.img