Rooting your Galaxy S8 / Plus will allow users to have admin or root level access to their Android device, giving capabilities to edit / remove / modify and customize the system level files. Samsung Galaxy S8 / Plus duo is packed with the latest technology, however, users may still want to tweak their Galaxy S8 / Plus to their own likings. If you are out of those geeky Android users, follow this guide for all the steps and download files to Gain Root access on Galaxy S8 / Plus with Android Nougat 7.0.
Few Instructions Before Rooting Galaxy S8 / Plus:
Make sure to check out these instructions before getting into rooting your Galaxy S8 / Plus smartphone.
- Install Galaxy S8 / Plus Drivers on your Windows PC.
- Important Data Such as Contacts, Messages, Pictures & Videos need to be backed up.
- Enable Developer Options on your Smartphone through this process: Go to Settings > About Phone > Software info and tap for seven times to enable Developer options on your Galaxy S8 / Plus. You will get a “You are now a developer” message.
- Now you have to enable OEM Unlock on your Galaxy S8 / Plus. This is very important step, if you will skip it, you will face FAP Binary Blocked error. Go back to Settings and now you will see a new Developer Options menu. Tap on it and scroll down to find OEM Unlock; enable it.
- Also, enable USB debugging option from Developer Options > USB Debugging.
- Make sure that your Samsung Galaxy S8 carries more than 70% of charge.
Check and confirm your Galaxy S8 / Plus’ model number from your device: Go to Settings on your Galaxy S8 / Plus > Scroll down to About device > note the Model number. The CF-Auto-Root supports the following Galaxy S8 / S8 Plus models:
Galaxy S8 Models
Galaxy S8 Plus Models
Please read all the warnings from Chainfire before proceeding. Make sure you understand that your Galaxy S8 / Plus has a custom firmware flash counter, CF-Auto-Root will trigger it and that this process will void your device’s warranty.
How to Root Galaxy S8 (SM-G950) with CF-Auto-Root?
Files Needed: Download Odin Tool for PC from here; also download and extract Chainfire root tool for your Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950):
How to Root Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955) with CF-Auto-Root?
Files Needed: Download Odin Tool for PC from here; also download and extract Chainfire root tool for your Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955):
Steps to Root Galaxy S8 / Plus using CF-Auto-Root
- Download Odin and extract it on your computer.
- Download The CF-Auto-Root Files as per your device’s model, from above links that and extract .tar.md5 file on the desktop which you will flash on your device to root it.
- Switch off your Galaxy S8 / Plus and enter into Download mode: Press and hold Volume Down + Bixby buttons simultaneously and then press the Power key until you see the construction Android robot sign. Press Volume Up key once to confirm. Now you are in the download mode.
- Open ODIN on your computer and connect your Samsung Galaxy S8 with your PC while it’s in Download mode. When connected successfully, you will get a message in Odin saying Added!! and one of the ID:COM boxes will turn yellow. [In case you don’t get it, try another USB port. If that doesn’t help either, then re-install USB drivers]
- In ODIN, click on the AP / PDA button and select the extracted CF-Auto-Root .tar.md5 file.
- Ensuring that Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time are selected, click on Start to initiate the root process.
- When the root process is successfully completed, you will get a PASS message and ID:COM will turn green.
- Once your device automatically reboots in the Recovery mode and install the necessary files, you will see the home screen. You can now disconnect your Samsung Galaxy S8.
Note: In case your device gets stuck at boot screen after installation and doesn’t boot into recovery mode, you will have to do the entire procedure once again. In worst case, you can Flash Stock ROM of Galaxy S8 / Plus on your device. If you are facing any issues, make sure to let us know, in the comments section below and we will try our best to resolve your conflicts!!