Possible to install Magisk 18.1 on Mi 8 SE?


Feb 7, 2019
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Running TWRP to root the Mi8SE by the built-in menu option installs magisk 16.6, but the current version is 18.1.
I tried flashing the 18.1 zip, but the phone gets stuck in a boot loop after that.

Is there a special procedure to install 18.1, or is it simply not possible? I can't install the latest magisk manager (7.0.0) with magisk 16.6, so which version would be compatible with 16.6 if its not possible to upgrade?
 
Feb 6, 2019
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Can you explain why?.....or stop "thinking"!
I was going through XDA and found this thread https://forum.xda-developers.com/mi-8/help/install-magisk-bootloop-t3824481[STRIKE] in the second post someone recommend using this (https://www.theandroidsoul.com/xiaomi-mi-8-root/) guide.[/STRIKE] ACTUALLY just read through it yourself I might be a bit confused.
Edit: Just to clarify I'm still waiting for my bootloader unlock to try it but I think you can replace the magusk 16.1 with the newest one (at this time 18.1)
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Feb 8, 2016
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I was going through XDA and found this thread https://forum.xda-developers.com/mi-8/help/install-magisk-bootloop-t3824481[STRIKE] in the second post someone recommend using this (https://www.theandroidsoul.com/xiaomi-mi-8-root/) guide.[/STRIKE] ACTUALLY just read through it yourself I might be a bit confused.
Edit: Just to clarify I'm still waiting for my bootloader unlock to try it but I think you can replace the magusk 16.1 with the newest one (at this time 18.1)
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Thanks for your explanation and link to, but question was raised about MI8 SE. Not MI8 that can react not the same way.
 

Orjon

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I think it's not possible. Only one Magisk, which working on latest ROM (on my phone), is 16.6 installed in TWRP (Advanced > Install Root).