Easily & Safely Root Your Samsung Galaxy S23/S22/S20/S10

2023-05-11 00:00:00/Posted by Alleny Gavinto Root Tips Topic/Follow @ MobiKin

In order to get access to more limitations, such as flashing ROM or installing apps not from Google Play Store, you may wish to root your Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+, 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 you various methods which can help you root Samsung Galaxy S9/9+/8/8+ easily.

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Now let's learn the details about how to root Samsung S9, S9+, S8 and S8+ together!

Preparations for Rooting Samsung Galaxy

In order to ensure the success rate of rooting Samsung S9, S9+, S8 or S8+, you need to do some preparation works before the process. Below are the works that you need to check at the beginning:

1. Make sure the power on Samsung phone is more than 60%;

2. Samsung USB driver is properly installed on your PC for recognizing your device;

3. Odin software is installed on your PC or laptop;

4. Ensure you have enabled the USB debugging and OEM Unlock on the device (Settings > About device > Software Info > Build Number);

5. Backup Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+, S8 or S8+ to avoid data losing or other risks during the process.

Once you have done the above works, you can start to root your Samsung device now.

enable oem and usb debugging on samsung s8

Tutorial to Root Samsung S9/S9+/S8/S8+ with TWRP

Speaking of rooting, most people may think of TWRP. This is a well-known tool which is good at rooting, backing up and restoring mobile phones. Therefore, you can use this multifunctional and powerful tool to easily root your Samsung phone.

Before starting the rooting process, you need to download some necessary drivers, or 3rd-party programs on your Samsung device or PC:

- Odin software for Windows (

- Samsung USB drivers

- TWRP for Samsung Galaxy S9

- TWRP for Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

- TWRP for Samsung Galaxy S8

- TWRP for Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus

- Magisk v12.0

- dm-varity and force encryption disabler

Now, you can start the whole process officially.

Step 1. Download the corresponding TWRP version and "dm-varity and force encryption disabler" to your Android device.

Step 2. Extract the "Odin software" on your computer and launch it. Switch off your Samsung device and boot it into Download Mode by pressing and holding the "Bixby + Volume Up + Power" button for 10-15 seconds.

Step 3. Connect your Samsung phone to computer with USB cable, then it will be detected.

Step 4. Turn on the Odin software, and you'll see an interface like below. Click on the "AP" button and choose "TWRP recovery" that you've installed before.

install twrp on s8

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 informs 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 Samsung logo on your device, you can release the buttons.

Step 7. Launch TWRP on your phone and tap on "Wipe" > "Format Data" > "Yes", then go back to home screen and choose "Reboot" > "Reboot into Recovery" > "Do not Install". Now, your device will be rebooted into TWRP Recovery mode.

wipe samsung s8 with twrp

Step 8. Choose "Install" button on the main screen and choose to install file. Then install " file" to root your device via TWRP.

rooting s8 on pc

Click here to learn more info about how to use TWRP software >>

Use One Click Root to Root Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+, S8 or S8+

Compare to the TWRP, One Click Root is really simple to use for all users. You only need to connect your S9/8 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 are the detailed steps:

Step 1. Download and launch One Click Root on your computer, then connect Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+, 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.

root samsung s8 with one click root

How to Root Samsung Galaxy without Computer?

As you can see, both methods above require a computer. Then you may ask "Can I root the device without computer?". Certainly Yes! You can choose to download some root APKs for Android on your Samsung phone and then go with the instructions to perform the rooting process. Here we would like to recommend you the KingRoot, a high-rated rooting application in Google Play Store. If you are interested in this application, you can go to the page: Complete Guide of KindRoot.

use kingroot to root samsung

After rooting your Samsung phone, you can verify the root status to ensure whether the rooting is successful and manage the rooted device without any limitation.

Restore the Lost Data from Your Rooted Samsung

If you have ever lost something important on your Android phone and tried to restore the lost data by using an Android recovery tool, you must know that many Android recovery tools ask a root access. And now you have rooted your Samsung device successfully, that means you can use the recovery program to get back your phone data without restriction.

Here, to recover your Samsung data, you are strongly suggested to use the MobiKin Doctor for Android - a professional recovery program for Android device. With this tool, you are able to retrieve the lost data from your rooted Samsung easily. You can download the free trial of this program by clicking the icon below and then go with the video tutorial to restore your lost data easily.

win android recovery tool mac android recovery tool

Video Tutorial:

The Bottom Line

With the help of these tools, rooting Samsung S9/S9+/S8/S8+ becomes an easy task now - only several clicks or even one click can you complete the rooting process. After the rooting, you can get more fun from your device and if you don't need the root access anymore, you can select to remove root from Android as well. So just download the programs to have a try.

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Alleny Gavin
Alleny GavinChief Editor
A chief editor at MobiKin, brings over a decade of experience in technical writing and holds a B.A. in English Literature. With a background as a Project Manager in the IT industry, he has authored 1000+ articles on, offering expert solutions for iOS issues. Gavin, a tech enthusiast, effortlessly recommends software with passion and extensive expertise in smartphones and software.
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