Root and install TWRP recovery on Galaxy Note 8 SM-N950F/FD/X/N [Tutorial]

This tutorial is about, how to root and install TWRP recovery on Galaxy Note 8 SM-N950F, SM-N950FD, SM-N950X and SM-N950N. Unofficial TWRP recovery port has been successfully ported to Galaxy Note 8 including the above mentioned variants, credit goes to an XDA user “geiti94” for posting the TWRP recovery file. The recovery is working fine on the above mentioned Galaxy Note 8 model, please don’t try it on any other variant.

Once you successfully root and install TWRP recovery on Galaxy Note 8 then gates to unlimited customization opens for you. With the help of TWRP recovery you can install custom ROMs, Mods and other tweaking stuff that helps you improve your device performance.

By getting root access on your device, you can access the system files of Android and can modify them as per your choice. So if you think you are all set to go along with the guide just follow the instruction below to root and install TWRP recovery on Galaxy Note 8.

How to root and install TWRP recovery on Note 8 SM-N950F/FD/X/N


Charge your device to a safe level, say it is good to keep it above 70%.

Ensure your device model resembles the one mentioned above.


Install necessary USB drivers for Samsung on PC, follow this guide to download.

Download Odin 3.12.3. Here

TWRP recovery for Galaxy Note 8: Download

Process to install TWRP recovery on Galaxy Note 8 SM-N950F/FD/X/N

Turn off your device completely.

Now boot your device into ‘Download Mode’. Follow this guide to see how to enter ‘Download Mode’

Once your device boots into Download Mode, follow this guide to see the process to install TWRP custom recovery on Galaxy Note 8.

How to root Galaxy Note 8 SM-N950F/FD/X/N

Download Magisk zip. Grab it here

Connect your device to PC and copy the downloaded Magisk zip on the internal storage of your device.

Now it’s the time to reboot your device into TWRP recovery mode. Follow this guide to see how to boot Galaxy Note 8 into TWRP recovery.

Your device will enter recovery, hit “Install” and choose the Magisk zip file you copied earlier and confirm install.

Once done, simply reboot your device and enjoy the freedom to flash custom ROMs and tweaks on your Galaxy Note 8.

That’s it! Enjoy installing custom ROMS, mods and tweaking stuff on your Samsung Galaxy Note 8 SM-N950F/FD/X/N. If this guide helped you, please share it with other.

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