No doubt rooting brings you a lot of benefits, which you can never dream of with Stock ROM. So, if you are a Galaxy S8 user, then you want to bring it on your smartphone, here is how you can do it. Thanks to a developer from XDA, the unofficial TWRP for Samsung Galaxy S8 has already been available. Once your S8 has been rooted, installing custom ROM and custom kernel on your device become easier. Besides, you can also increase battery life, block ads, automatically kill background process, change privacy settings and much more.
However, the method will temporarily work on the Exynos variants of the Samsung Galaxy S8 as developers have only released the TWRP build for these versions. Therefore, the root is just for SM-G950F, SM-G950FD, SM-G950L, and SM-G950N owners.
Remember, we will not take responsibility for any kind of issue occurring to your Galaxy S8 in this tutorial. In addition, the procedure is quite risky even if you have installed the latest TWRP. Before starting the process, you should make a backup of your S8 and charge it to at least 50%, so newbies are also advised to stay away.
How to Root your Galaxy S8 Exynos variants:
- First, you must first grab Magisk-v12.0.zip;
- Then, boot your device into the recovery mode by pressing and holding the Bixby, Volume Up and Power button;
- Once your phone turns on, release the Power button, while still keep pressing Bixby and Volume Up buttons;
- Now you are in the custom recovery mode, tap on the Install button in TWRP, and go to the directory where you saved the root file.
- Tap on it and swipe the installation slider when prompted;
- If you see the red text error in TWRP saying that it’s unable to mount storage, return to the main menu and select Wipe> Format Data. Then, reboot the recovery again and then install no-verity-opt-encrypt.zip file
- Back to the TWRP menu and select Reboot> Recovery
- Once your S8 reboots into TWRP, tap on Install option again, go to the Magisk-v12.0.zip and flash it.
- Your device will now install the root file and the next time when you boot up your device, you’ll see the SuperSU app.
- When the process is complete, tap Reboot> System.
Congratulations!!! you have just successfully Rooted your Samsung S8. If you were successful (or not) let us know in the comments below.