How to Root Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8+ Safely?
People may like to root their Android devices for getting access to more limitations that you may can't enjoy while your device is unroot. So if you're also one of them and wish to flash ROM or install apps not from Google Player, you may wish to root Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8+. But obviously, you're here so you must have encountered some problems during the rooting process, right? Don't worry, this article is going to show various methods to help you root Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8+ easily.
In order to ensure the success rate of rooting Samsung S8 or S8+, you need to do some preparation works before the process. Below is the works that you need to check at the beginning:
- Make sure the power on Samsung S8/S8+ is more than 60%;
- Samsung USB drivers on your PC for recognizing your device;
- Odin software installed on your PC or laptop;
- Ensure you have enabled the USB debugging and OEM Unlock on the device (Settings > About device > Software Info > Build Number);
- Backup Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8+ to avoid data losing during the process.
When you have done the above works, you need to download some necessary drivers, or 3rd-party programs on your Samsung device or PC.
- Odin software for Windows (www.odindownload.com)
Now, you can start the whole process officially.
Step 1. Download TWRP and dm-varity and force encryption disabler to your Android device.
Step 2. Extract the Odin file one your computer and launch it. Switch off your Samsung device and boot it into Download Mode by pressing and holding the "Bixby + Volume + Power" button for 10-15 seconds.
Step 3. Connect Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8+ to computer with USB cable, then it will be detected.
Step 4. Turn to Odin, and you'll see an interface like below. Click on the "AP" button and choose "TWRP recovery" that you've installed before.
Step 5. Tap on "Options" and deselect the Auto Reboot. After that, you can click "Start" button to install TWRP.
Step 6. When the Odin inform you the TWRP is successfully installed, you can press and hold on "Volume Up + Bixby + Power" to boot your device into TWRP. When you see the S8 logo on your device, you can release the buttons.
Step 7. Launch TWRP on your S8 and tap on "Wipe" > "Format Data" > "Yes", then go back to home screen and choose "Reboot" > "Reboot into Recovery" > "Do not Install". Now, you device will be rebooted into TWRP Recovery mode.
Step 8. Choose "Install" button on the main screen and choose to install no-verity-opt-encrypt-5.1.zip file. Then install Magisk.zip file to root your device via TWRP.
Compare to the TWRP, One Click Root is really simple to use for all users. You only need to connect your S8 to the computer and launch the program to detect your device, then click root button to begin the process. So, if you feel hard to handle by following the above method, you can take a trial on the One Click Root.
Here is the detailed steps:
Step 1. Download and launch One Click Root on your computer, then connect Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8+ to computer with USB cable.
Step 2. When your device is identified, you can click "Root Now" button to begin the rooting process.
Step 3. Wait for the end of the rooting, then restart your device.