The Tecno Phantom 6 Plus (A9) is powered by the MT6797 (Mediatek Helio P20) SoC and ships with Android 6 (Marshmallow) upgradable to Android 7 (Nougat). For those who have not yet upgraded their Tecno Phantom 6 Plus from Marshmallow to Nougat (A9-H971A-N1-170725V72), simply follow the guide @ https://journal.hovatek.com/how-to-updat...pdate-zip/ .
For those who have successfully upgraded to Nougat and are looking to root, this guide will explain how.
How can I root my Tecno Phantom 6 Plus (Nougat) ?
There are two main steps:
- Unlocking the Bootloader of the Tecno Phantom 6 Plus (A9)
- Flashing the patched boot.img and installing the Magisk Manager apk
- Create a folder on your Desktop and name it Hovatek
- Download the patched boot.img for Tecno Phantom 6 Plus (Nougat) @ https://hovatek.com/redirect.php?link=ht...VQN2M/view and Magisk Manager apk @ https://hovatek.com/redirect.php?link=ht...v5.0.4.apk
- Save both boot.img and Magisk Manager apk into the Hovatek folder, you'll be needing them soon
- Setup ADB and Fastboot on the PC using the guide at https://forum.hovatek.com/thread-588.html
- Extract and copy the boot.img (from the Hovatek folder) into the same folder as the fastboot.exe and adb.exe
- Unlock the Bootloader of the Tecno Phantom 6 Plus (A9) using the guide at https://forum.hovatek.com/thread-16225.html
- Connect the phone to the PC via USB cord while switched On and boot it into Fastboot (as instructed in the Bootloader unlock guide; don't forget to re-enable OEM unlocking and USB Debugging)
- When the phone enters Fastboot, flash the patched boot.img to the phone by typing the command below then pressing Enter
fastboot flash boot boot.img
- Reboot the phone to Home Screen using
- Once the phone boots to Home Screen, copy the Magisk Manager apk from the Hovatek folder to your phone then install
- Launch Magisk Manager and Root checker to verify root
- To unroot, simply flash the stock Tecno Phantom 6 Plus Nougat boot.img @ https://hovatek.com/redirect.php?link=ht...1OVDQ/view in fastboot
Credits to Bryanthuku for the patched boot.img