How to root Galaxy S8 and S8+ with Magisk (Exynos)

Samsung’s latest flagships Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus have already reached retail stores as sales are opened now. Many users have already got their hands on the latest beast device and found the device is pretty bigger then all the previous flagships released by Samsung. The Galaxy S8 carries a larger 5.8/6.2 inches curved display with minimal bezels on both size, under the hood the is running Android 7.0 Nougat firmware powered by octa core processor along 4GB of RAM and Andreno 540 GPU. Root Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus.

Note 7 fiasco put Samsung into bigger challenge so they had to release a device that can overcome market loss and gain back negative reputation. The change in Galaxy S8 design also gives it more eye catching look and that’s the reason the pre-orders have crossed over 55 Million till today. If you are also an owner of Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus then we are here in this guide with the root process of Exynos variant Galaxy S8 devices. In the previous guide we have guided users on the process to install TWRP recovery on Galaxy S8 same variant. Root Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus

Just follow the step by step instructions below to root Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. If you are new to rooting process and don’t know about the Magisk tool see the short description about Magisk below. This rooting guide supports the following variants of Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus.

Galaxy S8

SM-G950F/FD/X/N

Galaxy S8 Plus

SM-G955F/FD/X/N

What is Magisk and how it works?

Magisk is one of the most popular method to root any Android device. The Magisk comes with the Universal Systemless Interface that modifies the files embedded in System’s data and cache and adds some files that are required for rooting.

How to root Exynos Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus

Before you begin:

Download and update Samsung USB drivers on PC. Download Samsung USB drivers

TWRP recovery must be installed on your device, if you haven’t. Follow this guide to install it.

Download dm-varity file. Here

Download Magisk. Here

Process to root Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus

  • Connect your device to PC and move the downloaded Magisk and dm-verity file on your device storage.
  • Now turn off your device and boot it into recovery mode, follow this guide to see how to boot S8 into recovery mode.
  • Once in recovery mode, choose “Install” and then select the “dm-verity” file followed by swipe to the left.
  • Now reboot your device.
  • Once the reboot process is completed, again boot it into recovery mode and this time flash the Magisk file the same way you did with the earlier file.

Once done with it, simply reboot it and check if the phone is successfully rooted by install the Magisk Manager from Google Play. Stay tuned for more updates and share this guide with others as well. Thank You.

 

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