The best part about android is that you can customize it as much as you want, there’s only one thing stopping you to do that, and that is you’ll have to root your phone before doing anything with it. Many of people don’t like the stock experience of Galaxy S8, and want to root it. In this tutorial, we will show you how to root Galaxy S8. Also note that, rooting Samsung Galaxy S8 will void its warranty, as rooting phone means that you are unlocking the boot loader of your phone. So do it at your own risk.
Make sure that you follow all the steps carefully, as it can brick your device, and we won’t be responsible for it. Rooting Galaxy S8 will help you to install custom ROMs, Xposed framework and much more.
Backup data and unlock your bootloader
First thing that you need to do to root Galaxy S8 is to install Samsung USB Drivers. To do that, simply connect your phone to the laptop or your pc, and the drivers will be installed automatically. After that, backup all the important data as there will be data lost while unlocking the bootloader. Next thing that you need to do is, go to Settings, About Phone, Software Info, and touch on it for 5 to 6 times so that you can enable the Developers option. After that, go back to Settings, and go to Developers Option, scroll down, and enable OEM Unlock, this will unlock your bootloader. Also, enable USB Debugging from this menu.
Just to let you know, the root version that we are using here is developed by Chainfire, and is known as CF-Root and it supports only: SM-G950U, SM-G950F, SM-G950W and SM-G950N. If you’re phone version is not among these, DON’T ATTEMPT TO ROOT GALAXY S8, as it may brick your device.
Rooting the device
To root Galaxy S8, you’ll need to first download Odin from here. You’ll also need CF-Root files to root galaxy S8, and depending on your model, you can download them from given links below:
After downloading these files, extract them, and follow the given steps to successfully root Galaxy S8. Follow each step carefully, because if anything goes wrong, you can BRICK your phone and may never see it back.
- Install Odin on your pc by unzipping the file that you downloaded.
- Extract the .tar.md5 file from Chainfire zip that you downloaded for your model.
- Now, switch off the phone and enter the download more by: pressing down Bixby and Volume Down button together, and while doing that press Power button. The phone will start and as soon as Android Logo Appears, press down Volume Up button and you will enter download mode.
- Now while being in Download mode, open the Odin on your computer, and connect your Samsung Galaxy S8 to the computer. If the drivers are properly installed and it’s connect properly, then you will see a message on Odin saying Added!! And one of the ID:COM boxes will turn yellow. In case if this doesn’t happen, reinstall the drivers or try using any of the other USB ports on your computer.
- After that, click on AP/PDA button on Odin, and browse to the CF-Auto-Root file that you downloaded for your device. Select it.
- Make sure that F. Reset Time and Auto Reboot options are on, and then click on Start button on Odin to start the rooting process.
- Once the process is completed, you will see a Pass message on Odin and the ID:COM port will turn green.
- If everything goes smoothly, then your device will reboot into recovery automatically and will install the required files. After that you will see your home screen. If this happens it means you have successfully rooted your Samsung Galaxy S8.
If anything goes wrong during the process, then repeat the rooting steps again to ensure that every step gets successful. If it gets stuck during the boot screen, then again repeat these steps.
We hope that this tutorial will help you to Root Samsung Galaxy S8, and enjoy your new rooted phone!