How To Root A Note 8

How to Root Your Galaxy Note eight

When information technology comes to Samsung’s smartphones, information technology’southward often difficult to gain root access to the device, thanks to all the congenital-in security features. For that reason, when the Milky way Notation 8 striking the market before this year, not many people were holding their breath waiting for the phablet to get the rooting treatment.

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Equally information technology turns out, we were wrong. The Notation 8 has already been rooted using the Odin application. Even better, the process is relatively painless, and information technology’due south easy to undo, as well.

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Before we unlock the Note 8, information technology’south worth addressing a few caveats most the unlocking process.

  • This volition merely work on the U.S. version of the Annotation 8, powered by the Snapdragon 835. If y’all’re using a Note 8 feature Samsung’southward ain Exynos 9 series CPU — essentially, the model sold outside the U.S. — look elsewhere.
  • Y’all’ll need a PC to unlock your smartphone.
  • The process described below erases whatever’s on your Note 8, so backup anything you demand off the telephone earlier yous beginning.
  • Because of the kick.img we are flashing, there’s a good chance the bombardment will never charge to more than than 80 per centum.
  • Rooting your phone voids your warranty (though you can unroot your Note 8, restoring the stock firmware).
  • You lot root phones at your ain gamble, and it’due south something the average smartphone user shouldn’t really mess with.

With those cautions in mind, hither’s how to root your Note 8.

Download and install the

Samsung Drivers on your PC.

2. Adjacent,
we’ll demand to

download the post-obit files from XDA in this post: SAMFAIL System, SAMFAIL Firmware and Odin.
Save them to your Desktop and excerpt them all.

Open up the newly extracted Odin folder and double click the Odin .exe file inside.

Turn off your Note 8 and put it into Download Mode
by holding down the Book Down, Power and Bixby buttons at the aforementioned time. Continue holding them until the phone’southward display says you are in download mode and then plug information technology in.

5. In Odin,
click the AP button and select the system.tar file
from inside the newly extracted SamFail System folder.

Select the PIT tab on the left in Odin. Click PIT and select the .pit file from that same folder, equally well.

Click the Options tab and make certain all of the following are checked on
(and everything else is not checked):

  • Auto Reboot
  • F. Reset Time
  • NAND Erase All
  • Re-Partition

Click First and wait for the phone to wink.
It will say FAIL at the end, but it however worked.

Put the phone back into Download Mode
past holding down Book Down, Power and Bixby buttons at the same time and keep property them until the screen says you lot are in download or upload mode. (If y’all wind up in upload mode, hold the same buttons again to get into download manner). The phone volition tell you lot it is in emergency mode, which is fine.

Click Reset in Odin.

Click on BL in Odin and select the BL file inside the newly extracted binder. Then click AP and select the AP file. Click CP and select the CP file. Finally, click CSC and select the CSC file.

Click on the Options tab and select the following


and uncheck everything else.

(Accept annotation: this listing is different from earlier so brand sure to review exactly what you’re checking.)

  • Auto Reboot
  • F. Reset Time

Click Showtime and the phone volition reboot into recovery mode.
Cheque to see if it says Failed to Mount /Arrangement (Invalid Argument). If it does,you did something wrong and demand to start over from the very beginning. But if there’southward no bulletin along those lines, you tin can keep.

14. Using the volume buttons to navigate and power to select,
choose Reboot to Organisation.

fifteen. One time the phone boots upwards,
go through the normal setup procedure.

16. Once you can get to the homescreen,
open the SuperSU app
from the app drawer. It’ll prompt you to update binaries.

Select Normal Method, and then follow the instructions to disable Knox if a message pops up instructing you to do and then.

When SuperSU is done, you’ll be told to reboot. Allow your phone to do and so. It’ll reboot a few times and once done, yous’re all ready. Enjoy your new-plant root access.

If you ever decide to go back to stock, y’all’ll just demand to find the stock Odin firmware files for your particular model phone (they demand to be for your exact model) and merely flash them in Odin as illustrated here.

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