I am trying to root my old OPPO F1s following the tutorial on this link.

I am stuck on step two of rooting using fastboot. When I enter the recovery mode and try to install the Magictricks.zip in my phone storage, it gives me the error message saying installation failed. I also tried many other tutorials providing different packages and each time I try to install them using recovery mode it just always fails. Currently, I haven't done anything that I can think of that may result in this failed installation cycle.

Any Idea how to install .zip on Oppo phones in recovery mode?

Also, I can't see SD card option in recovery mode while installing files.How can I get that as in most of the online tutorials and demos people do get this option? My phone configurations: Model: Oppo f1s A1601 Ram: 3GB Android: 6.0 and enough space in both SD card and phone internal.

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Try this Magisk app that I obtained from my friend's Repository which will help you to download Magisk.zip that you'll flash via custom recovery only and you'll be rooted

Note: If you haven't installed TWRP or CWM it won't install the zip. Configuring and using Fastboot are the basics you need to be and to flash the recovery though.

If new to these, read this guide here and get TWRP recovery from it

  • the problem happens when unlocking the bootloader.when enter command adb reboot bootloader or adb reboot-bootloader it just reboots.while it works properly when I enter adb reboot recovery.So I can't just unlock bootloader. Dec 13, 2017 at 6:36
  • So that means there's no fastboot support for your phone at all so don't waste your time thinking you never done anything right. The stock recovery won't flash zip packages that have not been properly signed by the manufacturer. Therefore your only hope to root this phone relies on one click apps. Try your luck out of them though I tend to see that Kingoroot is a powerful one
    – Thally Ace
    Dec 13, 2017 at 11:08
  • Thank you. I was trying to root it using fastboot because I don't trust these applications.Is Kingoroot safe? Dec 15, 2017 at 13:27
  • It will never harm your device. What you'll install after that is what might harm it in rooted mode. I even know flashing supersu.zip from recovery is what might harm your device as compared to one click tools which I have never had problems with. SuperSU.zip might lead to bootloop on some devices because it modifies the system. Magisk is a better way of a zip to root your device since it never touches your system. But since you have no fastboot, just try kingoroot
    – Thally Ace
    Dec 15, 2017 at 20:14
  • thank you for the suggestion. I truly appreciate your help and guidance. Dec 16, 2017 at 16:05

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