I want to root my Tecno Camon 12 Air but nothing works. I got samsung devices rooted within a blink but this one just does not. I have:

  • Allow OEM bootloader to be unlocked checked
  • Tried different PC softwares like KingoRoot iRoot etc.
  • Tried almost all of the apps which said they could root

I have searched everywhere and tried almost everything but could not have the job done. Every time some adb command is rejected by an indefinite printed on the command-line or it just reboots to get back normal. No change. Nor the fastboot commandos work as in fastboot it gets hang on the same thing. Which is a crucial step in ROM patching or bootloader unlocking.

Its running Android 9 Pie and the processor is MTK Helio P22 if that helps.

  • your device is most likely Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22 chipset, search for similar devices and learn from their root methods. a common method is boot image patching
    – alecxs
    Apr 14 '20 at 10:13
  • @alecxs already searched and viewed the link
    – Hamza
    Apr 22 '20 at 11:01
  • so your problem is actually how to enter fastboot with Volume Down + Power or adb reboot-bootloader? it would be helpful to post exact output of error messages
    – alecxs
    Apr 22 '20 at 11:12
  • No no I can enter fastboot.... Just that no command actually work in fastboot and no response on device is observed. There ain't any message either but prompt is also gone
    – Hamza
    Apr 22 '20 at 18:55
  • install latest platform-tools and drivers (while connected in fastboot mode)
    – alecxs
    Apr 22 '20 at 19:07

So I was able to root Tecno Camon 12 Air. Turned out the biggest hurdle was to unlock bootloader which can be unlocked as follows:

Unlocking Bootloader

Use this command: fastboot getvar unlocked to check the phone’s Bootloader status (whether it’s locked or unlocked). If the Bootloader is already unlocked then you should see “Unlocked”

If locked you need to run the following command:

fastboot flashing unlock

And then reboot:

fastboot reboot

Alternative commands are fastboot oem unlock and fastboot oem unlock-go

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