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How to root your Nokia G20 mobile device

How to root your Nokia G20 mobile device

If you want to make the most of the experience in your terminal. Nokia G20, the best way to do this is by previously obtaining super user permissions.

Although this tutorial may seem complicated at first, the truth is that you will be happy to know how easy the next root technique is.

Device type Smartphone
mark Nokia
Model G20
way Mediatek
Method Extract and fix boot.img from the original Nokia G20 firmware

Tutorial index – What is Root – Profits – Warnings and disadvantages – Nokia G20 requirements – Previous Nokia G20 settings – Root your Nokia G20 – Unlock your Nokia G20 Bootloader – Check the Nokia G20 Bootloader – Check Root Nokia G20 – Relua – Step by step video tutorial


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What is the root?

root or Super user It is the common name given to user accounts that have full rights to all access (single or multi-user).

Likewise, rooting or rooting a computer is the process that gives the user of any Android mobile phone to gain privileged access to the system similar to the administrative permissions of Unix machines, thus being able to reverse any system impediment and also software that could be imposed by the manufacturer or network operator.

What are the benefits of rooting your Nokia G20?

  • Ability to easily remove all Bloatware and uninstall potentially inoperable system applications.
  • Possibility to obtain additional storage space.
  • Adapt any complex settings in the system, such as restoring or changing the Nokia G20 IMEI, MAC address, processor overclocking among many options.
  • To be able to use targeted applications only for smartphones that have root privileges.
  • Share, create, and delete new partitions in internal memory (Be careful! This can be very dangerous).
  • Back up all partitions or export the rom.

Precautions and inconveniences to consider

  1. The terminal will lose the validity of the warranty offered by the manufacturer.
  2. You run the risk of malicious applications gaining superuser rights.
  3. Danger of damage or loss of information during or after the procedure, in which case it is advisable to make a backup copy before rooting.
  4. Nokia G20 software may be corrupted, it is recommended that you make sure that you get a flashable copy of your rom if needed.
  5. Support for FOTA / OTA updates will be disabled.

Prerequisite for this method

  • A Windows computer from w7 to w10 or later, both 32-bit and 64-bit.
  • A Micro USB connector.
  • Download an updated version of the MTKroot v2.5.5 software for your Nokia G20 mobile phone.
  • Download the original boot.img file or rom for your mobile phone, preferably from the manufacturer’s support page.

Yes you cannot find an official firmware for the terminal you have the option to have the boot.img file directly from the device following only the instructions in this tutorial.

Set up your Nokia G20 phone

The first thing we will do, of course, is to configure the necessary settings for the next process, which consists in principle of Unlock OEM as well as Enable USB debugging.

These settings can be found in the programmer menu, which you must activate first pressing seven times consecutive above section:

Menu-> About the device -> software version or Construction number.

Root your Nokia G20 easily

To get started, you need to extract the previously downloaded file to your Windows PC desktop and then launch the MTKroot v2.5.5 tool.

Run MTKroot v2.5.5 on your Nokia G20Run MTKroot v2.5.5 on your Nokia G20

Click the Drivers -> button Mediatek and follow the installation of those drivers.

Nokia G20 MTK driversInstall Nokia G20 drivers

Similarly, repeat this step to install with the drivers ADB.

Note: MTKroot v2.5.5 software includes all the USB and Fastboot drivers required for Windows to recognize your Nokia G20 smartphone.

Then connect your Nokia G20 to your computer using a data cable, and then click the button Restart USB.

Click on the top left There is no boot !! -> Task, find and open boot.img, and then click Process patch.

load boot.img Nokia G20

The Magisk Manager utility will open automatically on the Nokia G20, follow the instructions that will appear on the screen to correlate the boot.

Then click the button ADB test and wait a second until you can read the sentence ‘Recognized devicewhen you should click the button Go to Fastboot.

Nokia G20 restarts USB + ADB test + FastbootNokia G20 Restart USB, test ADB, go to Fastboot

Now wait a moment while Nokia G20 restart in Fastboot mode and then click the button Test Fastboot.

Then you have to wait until you can read the message ‘Device found‘to move to the next level.

Unlock the bootloader on your Nokia G20

In the next step, you will need to release the bootloader on the Nokia G20, an essential act that we can do in automatic mode.

Although you should ignore this step if you have already done it on another occasion.

Click on Test Bootloader to check the bootloader status.

Check the Nokia G20 bootloaderCheck the bootloader on your Nokia G20

If you consider it correct open the Nokia G20 bootloader just click the button Release Bootloader -> Accept and follow the parts that appear projected on the screen of your Nokia G20.

press the button increase the volume to authorize.

Unlock the bootloader on your Nokia G20Unlock the bootloader on your Nokia G20

Remember: When you unlock the bootloader, the phone will be restored to its original state.

For this reason, you should consider creating a backup or, if you prefer, simply copy your contacts, photos, files, etc. to the SD storage drive.

Unlocking the bootloader, the next step is to complete the process, finally leaving the Nokia G20 properly rooted.

Go to the top left of MTKroot v2.5.5 and select the root preference, then click Root once in the bottom corner.

Flag Root Nokia G20Flag Root Nokia G20

The smartphone will be rooted automatically and you will see the letters “OK” on both the Nokia G20 screen and the MTKroot v2.5.5 window.

Then you have to click the button Exit Fastboot to restart the Nokia G20 device will return to the system.

When your smartphone is fully charged, you need to click Applications -> Install Magisk and confirm that the Magisk Manager application does appear on the Nokia G20 panel.

To use the Magisk Manager application, you need to connect your phone to the Internet, both via network data and Wi-Fi.

And to finish just click Check Root -> accept and ready.

Check Root Nokia G20Check Root Nokia G20

Note: If the Magisk application is not installed, click REMOVE, wait a few seconds and click again Install Magisk.

Summary of steps

Simplify the process to root Nokia G20Simplify the process to root Nokia G20

  1. Start the MTKroot v2.5.5 program and then connect your Nokia G20 mobile phone to your computer.
  2. Restart your Nokia G20 mobile phone at quick start options at the click of a button Go to Fastboot -> Test Fastboot.
  3. If necessary, unlock the bootloader by clicking Release Bootloader.
  4. Finally select the option root and press the button Root.

Step-by-step video tutorial on how to root your Nokia G20 mobile device