How to Root Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus and install TWRP Recovery (Exynos Variants)

How to Root Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus and install TWRP Recovery (Exynos Variants)

Recently, Samsung has released the latest flagship smartphone to the market, called Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus. Here in this article, we will guide you how to root Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus (Exynos Variants) and install TWRP custom recovery. Thanks to the XDA developer team that comes up with a root method for Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus that works perfectly.

Let’s take a short view of specifications of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus.

Both the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus running on Android 7.0 Nougat operating system with Samsung’s TouchWiz UI on the top. Both are is powered by Octa-Core CPU with the combination of   Exynos 8895 chipset on the board. The Octa – Core CUP clocks in two different GHZ, first Quad – Core clocks CPU at 2.3 GHz and another Quad – Core CPU clocks at 1.7 GHz. The Galaxy S8 comes with the 5.8-inch display while the Galaxy S8 Plus has a bigger 6.2-inch display. Both have same 1440 x 2960 pixels resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection on top.

The company launched the Galaxy S8 with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of ROM, on the other hand, Galaxy S8 Plus has 4 GB/ 6 GB of Ram and 64 GB/ 128 GB of ROM. Both are featured with 12 megapixels rear camera with LED flash and 8 megapixels camera on the front side for selfies. Both smartphones come with an Iris scanner, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate and SpO2 features. The Galaxy S8 is packed with 3000 mAh battery under the hood while the Galaxy S8 Plus has 3500 mAh battery.

If you gave Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8 Plus and want to root it, you are at right place. Here in this article, we will guide you to how to root Galaxy SS8 and S8 Plus and install TWRP recovery on Exynos variants.

Benefits of rooting

  • Installing Custom ROMs
  • Remove Preinstalled Apps
  • Blocking Ads in Any Apps
  • Install Incompatible Apps
  • Keep Latest Android OS
  • Boost your Android Device’s Speed and Battery Life
  • Change Skin for your Android
  • Make Complete Backups of Your Android Phone or Tablet

Things To Be Done

  • Rooting will void the warranty of your device, so please proceed at your own risk.
  • Make sure you have installed proper Samsung USB drivers on your PC or Laptop.
  • This process will erase your data, so better take a complete backup of your device.
  • This procedure only for Samsung Galaxy S8 SM-G950F, SM-G950FD, SM-G950N, SM-G950X variants and Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G955F, SM-G955FD, SM-G955X, SM-G955N variants. Don’t try this method on other models.
  • Make sure you’re device recharge up to 70 %.
  • Make sure you have enabled USB Debugging and OEM Unlock. You will find them in Developer Mode.

Disclaimer

Rooting a device voids your warranty. You must understand the risks and proceed at your own caution. This guide has been prepared keeping first-time users in mind and thus is as detailed and simple as possible. The procedure described below is also tried and tested. But, rooting and installing a custom recovery are processes that fall on the riskier side of Android customization. Hence, you might end up with a bricked device or one that gets stuck in a bootloop. In any case, we does not take any responsibility for that.

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Root Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus and install TWRP Recovery (Exynos Variants)

  • Now extract the Odin file and launch it.
  • reboot your device into Download mode by press and hold  Bixby + Volume down buttons together and then press the Power.

How to Root Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus and install TWRP Recovery (Exynos Variants)

  • Now reconnect your device to the PC or Laptop via USB cable.
  • After connecting, the Odin will detect your phone, automatically.

How to Root Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus and install TWRP Recovery (Exynos Variants)

  • Now click on AP and select TWRP recovery.tar file according to your device.
  • Now uncheck the Auto Reboot option.
  • Now start the installation and wait for the finish.
  • After the installation, remove your device from PC or Laptop.
  • Reboot your device into recovery mode by press and hold the Volume Down + Bixby + Power buttons together and immediately swap to Volume Up as soon as you see the blank or black screen.
  • Connect your phone to PC or Laptop and transfer the no-verity-opt-encrypt-5.1.zip and Magisk-v12.0.zip files to your device.

How to Root Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus and install TWRP Recovery (Exynos Variants)

  • Tap on installation and select no-verity-opt-encrypt-5.1.zip file.
  • Now back to the main menu and select Reboot > Recovery.
  • Now again tap on installation and select Magisk-v12.0.zip file.
  • Magisk will now be installed on your device and it will be rooted the next time you boot it up.
  • Now reboot your device.

How to Root Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus and install TWRP Recovery (Exynos Variants)

That’s it, now you Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8 Plus is rooted. Open Magisk to verify if your phone has been properly rooted or not.

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