Flashing SuperSU doesn't root my device

Shakti Panda

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Jul 3, 2018
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Hello everyone, I have the Xiaomi Redmi 5A. Currently I am running Official Pixel Experience ROM (8.1.0, oreo) https://forum.xda-developers.com/xia...ience-t3801702 on it. It so happens that when I try to flash SuperSU latest zip, the flashing goes fine but the device doesn't get rooted on checking in a root checker app and also no SuperSU app comes in the app drawer after flashing. I am not sure why this happens. But flashing magisk roots the device. Why not SuperSU? In the Pixel Experience ROM thread they told to use vendor TWRP and not the Official TWRP but even on vendor TWRP I don't get root access after flashing SuperSU... Previously I was using Unofficial Lineage OS (14.1, nougat) https://forum.xda-developers.com/xia...mi-5a-t3773985 on my device. In Lineage OS when I flash SuperSU I get root access and also the SuperSU app comes in the app drawer. Why not in Pixel Experience? Is the kernel responsible for this? Is it something related to "mount"? I come across this "mount" word in TWRP but I'm not sure what does this mean... In TWRP while flashing SuperSU I saw "ramdisk restore failed, aborting". What does that mean? Also is it related to SuperSU being a system-less root software and magisk being a system-based one? Please help me... It's driving me nuts! P.S. I know magisk is better but I want SuperSU, so don't suggest me to use magisk and forget SuperSU. Thanks.