Before following the instructions given below, just keep in mind that after rooting the device you have to face some conditions. First all of your data on the device will be lost, so you must back up all of your important stuff. The warranty of your smartphone will be sacrificed. Custom binaries flashing could brick your android device, normally soft brick but it can be hard brick as well. Rooting can Cause some functions of your Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus to not work properly, some functions could get back and some may never.
How to Easily Root Samsung Galaxy Note 10 & Note 10 Plus?
Having said that if you are OK with the conditions than simply follow the instruction to root your Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus. You should read every single instruction given below carefully, since any small mistake can lead to failure.
1. Root Files Preparation for Samsung Galaxy Note 10 & Note 10 Plus
You need to patch file to flash using Odin to root device.
– Download Stock firmware for your Samsung Galaxy Note 10 (SM-970F) & Note 10 Plus (SM-975F) (exynos variant only) (google search will give you many sites to download it). Most common way is Sammobile Firmware section (you need to download file according your region and model (Dial *#1234# will give you details of existing firmware, download accordingly).
– Once you finish download, extract files and keep all files on PC. From extracted files a file with name AP_[device_model_sw_ver].tar.md5 copy to your device.
– Open Magisk Manager – Magisk (first one) – Install – select to “Select and Patch file” – Navigate file you have copied to device (AP_[device_model_sw_ver].tar.md5)
– Magisk Manager will patch the whole firmware file and store the output to [Internal Storage]/Download/magisk_patched.tar
– Copy patched file magisk_patched.tar to Your PC
– Download latest Odin and extract to a folder on PC (We recommend on desktop)
2. Bootloader Unlocking of Samsung Galaxy Note 10 & Note 10 Plus
- This is a basic step to root device. Go to settings – about phone – Software Information – tap multiple times on “Build number” – This will open developer option.
- Now in settings at the end, you will have new option “Developer options” – look for OEM unlocking – Enable it.(Note: If you don’t see this option then you may need to wait up to 7 days or more to appear or may be on some operator you will get it never. Without this option you cannot root your device)
- Once you have enable OEM unlock option, switch off your device and reboot to download mode.
- To put device in download mode – Press Volume Up & then Press Volume Down (Keep holding both) and connect device to PC with USB cable.
- When device start to download mode, long press volume up to unlock the boot loader. This will wipe your data and automatically reboot.
- Now let finish setup and again enable developer options (as said above), and confirm that the OEM unlocking option exists and grayed out.
- If it is not then rooting your device in not possible.
- Once you see this option and greyed out, you are ready to flash custom binary and root your device.
3. Custom Binaries (Flashing) Installation on Samsung Galaxy Note 10 & Note 10 Plus
– Switch off the device and reboot to download mode (As mentioned earlier) and select volume up to continue.
– Open Odin (downloaded from above instruction) as administrator.
Select magisk_patched.tar file you have patched (as above instruction copied to PC) for AP tab of Odin.
– Select BL, CP and CSC file (Extract from stock firmware you have downloaded) with according respective tab of Odin (This is important, DON’T flash only magisk_patched.tar).
– From Odin option – uncheck Auto Reboot option.
– Now start flashing and wait till it finish. When you see a PASS sign on Odin, disconnect device.
That is it, magisk is successfully finished but yet you need to follow instructions below.
4. Boot With Magisk and Factory Reset Galaxy Note 10 & Note 10 Plus
After disconnecting device, keep holding Vol down + Side key to exit from download mode.
It is very important – when you see device reboot As soon as the screen turns off, immediately press Volume Up + Side Key to boot to recovery partition. Continue pressing the volume up button until you see the stock recovery screen.
In the stock recovery menu, use volume buttons to navigate through menus, and the power button to select the option. Select Wipe data/factory reset to wipe the data of the device.
Select Reboot system now and immediately press Volume Up + Side Key. After seeing the bootloader warning screen, release all buttons so it can boot to the system.
The device will automatically reboot for the first time it boots. This is completely normal and done by design. After the device is booted up, do the usual initial setup. You shall see Magisk Manager in your app drawer. If not, manually install the APK you downloaded and continue to the next step. The app would be a stub and it shall automatically upgrade to the full Magisk Manager when you open it.
Magisk Manager will ask to do additional setups. Let it do its job and the app will automatically reboot your device.
5. TWRP Flashing for Samsung Galaxy Note 10 & Note 10 Plus
Once you have device with Root as said above, follow below guide to install TWRP.
– Download Note10_multidisabler_V*.zip from same link and copy to Ext Storage (Because once you flash TWRP, Int storage will not be readable).
– Switch Off device and then Press Vol Up + Vol down and connect device to USB – To put device into Download Mode.
– Now select Magisk patched TWRP tar file you have downloaded with Odin in AP tab.
– Immediately after that reboot to recovery and flash Note10_multidisabler_V*.zip.
– Reboot to recovery and select WIPE – Format Data – Now you need to type “YES” (NOTE: THIS WILL ERASE ALL DATA from device including Internal Storage)
That’s it, now you have TWRP with your already rooted device. But you must Reboot Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus now.
Magisk has no choice but to be installed in the recovery partition, because of the reason that some android devices no longer uses ramdisk in boot images. If you want Magisk for these devices then you will have to boot recovery every single time. Although both Magisk and recovery placed in the same partition. That’s why you actually end up getting, when you choose to boot to recovery will be determined by how long you press volume up.
– (Powering up normally) → (System with NO Magisk)
– (OEM Recovery Key Combo) → (Splash screen) → (Release all buttons) → (System with Magisk)
– (OEM Recovery Key Combo) → (Splash screen) → (Keep pressing volume up) → (Actual recovery).
We hope that this comprehensive guide will easily help you to root your Samsung Galaxy Note 10 or Note 10 Plus Smartphone. Please note that it is only meant to work on Exynos international variants only at the moment. Do not try it with your Qualcomm Snapdragon variants. If you are facing any issues, drop your comments below and Samsung Fan Club’s team will try our best to solve your issues. And do not forget the spread the word! 🙂