Samsung Galaxy S8 is the most powerful smartphone that Samsung has ever produced. Galaxy S8 enchants a gorgeous design in a very intact build. Samsung has managed to make this smartphone immensely beautiful and equipped it with the top-notch hardware. Galaxy S8 is out almost all across the globe now. You can get your hands on this smartphone from your nearby market. After you get this phone, you will find it running on Android Nougat out of the box.
Once the Galaxy S8 made it to the consumers, it merely took a week for developers to start modifying this device. If modified, Galaxy S8 is a pure beast. The phone was blessed with a TWRP recovery and rooted using Magisk module within a few days after its release in the hands of the public. The initial method that made the users achieve root and install TWRP recovery contained slight complications. Users had to go through a lengthy method to successfully flash TWRP and root the phone. The traditional method of rooting Samsung Galaxy smartphones using CF Auto Root wasn’t available because of the security features in the new Android firmware.
Users who have an idea of how CF Auto Root works, they must have missed this tool for their S8. They can cheer up now as the good thing has finally happened. Chainfire has updated the CF Auto Root for a handful of Galaxy smartphones running Android Nougat. The list of lucky devices includes Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus as well. If you own one of these smartphones, you can root it right away using the easiest method to root an Android smartphone.
Flashing CF Auto Root is a 2 minutes process. You can flash it on the Exynos variants of the Samsung Galaxy S8. Follow the instructions coming your way to root Galaxy S8 using CF Auto Root.
Read Carefully: Rooting your Galaxy S8 via CF Auto Root will void its warranty and also trip the Knox counter. After you root your phone, you will trigger the dm-verity verification. To bypass this, you must factory reset your phone and it will wipe your phone’s internal storage. It is very important to backup all your data before you root your phone. In the case of any kind of mishap, Root-Android and the Root developer may not be held responsible. Make sure that you understand the risks involved in the rooting process. You are going to do it at your own risk.
- With this guide, you can use your Galaxy S8 G950F, G950FD, G950U, G950N and G950W running Android Nougat. Do not use this on any other device. Verify your device’s model number by going into settings > about device section.
- Charge your phone up to 50% to ensure power supply during flashing process.
- Backup your important contacts, call logs, SMS messages. Copy your media content to your PC. You can also sync your contacts with your Gmail account. Do not ignore this step as you will have to factory reset your device after rooting it.
- Enable OEM Unlocking and USB debugging mode on your phone.
- Use OEM data cable to connect your phone to your PC.
- Disable Samsung Kies and Windows Firewall while using Odin.
- Follow rest of the instructions carefully.
- Download and install Samsung USB drivers.
- Download and extract Odin 3.12.5.
- Download and extract CF Auto Root according to your device
After extracting the downloaded file, you will get an Auto Root.tar file for your device.
Root Galaxy S8 using CF Auto Root
- Open Odin 3.12.5.exe on your computer.
- Click on the AP tab in Odin.
- Select the CF Auto Root.tar.md5 file that you just downloaded for your phone.
- Put your phone in download mode now by pressing and holding Volume Down + Home + Power Key for a while.
- Connect your phone to your PC now. As soon as the connection happens, the ID:COM box in Odin will turn blue. You will see the Added status in the logs box in Odin.
- Click on the Options button in Odin. Make sure that the only option ticked is F.Reset.Time. No other option should be checked.
- Now that you are all set for flashing Auto Root, click on the Start button in Odin and sit back for a while.
- It will take a minute at max for CF Auto Root to flash. Once the flashing PASSES, disconnect your phone and reboot it manually. You can press the Volume Up + Down + Power key for a while to reboot the phone.
- As your phone boots up, it will show you a warning that DM-Verity has been triggered and you need to RESET your device. RESET the device in order to boot into system. If the phone doesn’t ask for you to RESET the device, just boot the phone into the system. Skip this step in that case.
- Once you RESET it, it will take you to the system. You can now install Root Checker to verify root access. That’s all.
If your phone keeps giving you a notification about an unauthorized activity going on, simply open the SuperSU app in your phone. SuperSU will tell you to disable Samsung Knox. Let SuperSU disable Samsung Knox and the unauthorized activity notification will go away right after that.
If your phone is taking too long to boot up, you can boot into the recovery mode and wipe its cache partition. If the phone still takes long, boot into the recovery mode again and perform a factory data reset. Don’t worry about factory resetting your device as it’s going to make you hard reset your device anyway. It can take up to 10 minutes for your phone to boot up. Keep patience while it is preparing the phone.
So that’s how we rooted the phone using the easiest root procedure. You can now start enhancing your device. On a rooted phone, you can use applications like Titanium Backup, Greenify and many others. You can also enhance the battery life of your phone using the applications which require root first. It’s time to make the best out of your rooted Android smartphone. Best of luck!