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How to Root Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus(Snapdragon)

How to Root Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus(Snapdragon)

Samsung has been known to lock bootloaders on US variants of Galaxy and Note smartphones, and the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are no different. Locking the bootloaders makes the task of rooting difficult, but developers always find a way around it. In this post we are going to see how to root Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus Snapdragon versions.

root samsung galaxy s8

How to Root Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus(Snapdragon)

Warning

We are not responsible for any bricked devices. You are doing this at your own risk. This process will factory reset your phone, so make sure you have backed up all your data.

Below are the models numbers on which this process is applicable, to find the model number of your device go to Settings -> About device.

Samsung Galaxy S8

SM-G950U
SM-G950W

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus

SM-G955U
SM-G955W

Pre-Requisites

Make sure your Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8 Plus are charged to 100%.

Remove the microsd card (if any) from your phone.

USB 2.0 Port on your computer. Following this process using a USB 3.0 port on your computer might result in corruption of memory on Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8 Plus. If your computer does not have a USB 2.0 port, we suggest buying the below USB 2.0 hub.

USB 2.0 Hub

Download and install Samsung USB Drivers.

Download and Unzip PrinceComsy Odin.

Download and Unzip Odin (Samsung’s Flash Tool).

Download and unzip AP_PartCyborgRom and BL_PartCyborgRom zip files from links below.

Samsung Galaxy S8

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus

Disclaimer

Once you root your Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8 Plus your device will charge to only 80%, and you will be on Android Nougat.

How to Root Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus(Snapdragon)

Step 1 – Enable USB Debugging

Go to Settings> About Device. Tap the Build number seven times until you see a message that says “You are now a developer”. An option called “Developer Options” will now be unlocked. Go to Settings> Developer Options and enable USB debugging.

Galaxy S8 TWRP Build Number

Galaxy S8 TWRP Developer Options

 

Step 2 – Open PrinceComsy Odin

Navigate to the PrinceComsy Odin folder on your PC and open PrinceComsy Odin by double clicking the Odin PrinceComsy.exe.

Step 3 – Boot Device Into Download Mode

Power off your Samusng Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8 Plus. Press and Hold volume down and Bixby button and then press the power button. You will get a Warning. Press the Volume up button to continue and you will be in download mode. At this point connect your device to the computer using the usb cable provided by Samsung. Make sure to use USB 2.0 port only.

Galaxy S8 TWRP Warning

Galaxy S8 TWRP Download Mode

Step 4 – Flash AP

Open PrinceComsy Odin back, if everything went well you will see one of the ID:COM boxes turn blue, and also see a message “Added” in the Log.

Galaxy S8 TWRP Odin Init

Click on AP button and select the AP_PartCyborgRom.tar.md5 file downloaded in pre requisites section. It will take some time for MD5 check, and your computer may seem to be frozen, but have patience.

Galaxy S8 TWRP Odin_AP

Next, go to Options tab and make sure only below options are checked. Uncheck any other option if it’s checked.

– “Auto-Reboot”
– “F-Reset Time”
– “Nand Erase All”

Click Start and wait for the system.img.ext4 file to flash fully to your device. This will take some time as well. Once fully flashed your device will boot into upload mode with Unknown Error.

If your device does not do this, and just says Failed (Auth) or something similar and stays in download mode, you need to start again from the beginning, but using a different set of usb ports as you have suffered from the usb3 corruption.

Step 5 – Boot Device Into Download Mode

Once in upload mode, we need to boot back into download mode. Press and Hold volume down and Bixby button and then press the power button. This time around download mode will not look as before, instead there will be an error on the screen about a failed update. Do not panic. Make sure device is connected to computer using the usb cable provided by Samsung.

Close and Open PrinceComsy Odin and you will see a message “Added” in the Log.

Galaxy S8 TWRP Odin Init

Step 6 – Flash BL

Click on BL button and select the BL_PartCyborgRom.tar.md5 file downloaded in pre requisites section. It might take some time for MD5 check, and your computer may seem to be frozen, but have patience.

Next, go to Options tab and make sure only below options are checked. Uncheck any other option if it’s checked.

– “Auto-Reboot”
– “F-Reset Time”

Click Start and wait for the process to complete. If everything goes well you will see the box above the ID:COM port light up green with a PASS message.

TWRP Galaxy S8 Odin_Pass

At this point your device will reboot into recovery.

Step 7 – Factory Reset

Once you are in recovery, do a factory reset and then reboot into system. Rebooting into system will take some time, so please be patient.

Step 8 – Reboot Again

After first reboot, setup your device and then reboot once again.

All Done!

That’s it peeps, you are now rooted.

 

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