In this guide we are going to walk your through the process of rooting Exynos variant of the Samsung Galaxy S8 / S8+ (Plus) using Magisk root tool for quick and easy root. Samsung’s new flagship phones are now available worldwide. Many analysts are hailing it the best smartphone in years, which is hardly surprising when considering both phones are setting new initial sales records since the launch. One of the best thing you could do after purchasing latest Galaxy S8 or S8+ is to root it to unleash its full power and potential as well as to release it from restrictions imposed by the manufacturer. We have already explain a detailed method on how to install TWRP and root Exynos Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ but many thought that the process was a bit lengthy and complex. So, to help you guys quickly root Samsung Galaxy S8 / S8 + we are going to show you a simple way of rooting your device using Magisk root tool.
Remember this root guide is for only Galaxy S8/S8+ Exynos variant, do not attempt it on any other model as it could cause serious damage to your device. See a complete list of all models/vairants of Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ to confirm device model and number for your region and country.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 & S8+ have a stunning 5.8-inch and 5.2-inch displays respectively. Both devices have a Super AMOLED Infinity Edge Display with almost no bezels. A 4GB RAM is one of the highest you will find on any smartphone. Android Nougat is running on both variants out of the box. Devices features water and dust resistant technology, wireless charging, Bixby, the all new Snapdragon and Exynos chaipsets. The Galaxy S8 has a 3000mAh battery while the Galaxy S8+ boasts a 3500mAh battery.
Thanks to hard work of Android developers, it is now possible to root the Exynos variant of the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. Since the release of the Galaxy S8/S8+ TWRP, developers have been able to update Magisk root tool for both models.
How To Use Magisk To Root Exynos Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+
Magisk Root Tool
Those new to Android root or Magisk deserve to known what is Magisk and how it works to root an Android device. Magisk is a tool which is used to root Android phone. It makes modifications to the boot images of Android phone. It also adds files to /data and /cache folders for necessary system changes. It features a Universal Systemless Interface, which offers users a complete control over entire process. It has becomes the preferred choice of most Android users for rooting because of its easy of use. Here’s how you can root Galaxy S8 or S8+ using Magisk.
Supported Device Models
Android developer named “jesec”, who came up with this root solution, says that the below mentioned variants of the new Galaxy phones can be rooted with this method. See if your device makes the cut, but if your device variant isn’t on the list then we suggest that you do not go any further than this point to avoid bricking your device.
- Samsung Galaxy S8 > G950F, G950FD, G950X, G950N
- Samsung Galaxy S8+ > G955F, G955FD, G955X, G955N
- Magisk Root Tool for Galaxy S8 and S8+
- TWRP recovery for Galaxy S8 and S8+
- Disable dm-verity for optional encryption
Quickly Root Galaxy S8 and S8+ Using Magisk Tool
1 – Download Magisk and dm-verity files from the above links and save them to your phone’s memory.
2 – Power off your phone.
3 – Boot your device into Recovery Mode. Here’s how to enable Galaxy S8/S8+ recovery mode.
4 – In the Recovery mode, go to “Install Zip” and select the “dm-verity” file and swipe left to flash it. It will also make encryption optional.
5 – Turn off your phone and go into Recovery mode.
6 – Now repeat step-4 but this time select Magisk file and swipe to flash it.
7 – Once complete, restart your device.
8 – Next, open the Play Store and download Magisk Manager to verify root status of your device. Otherwise you can use Root Checker to check root status of your device.
9 – That’s all.
Enjoy newly rooted Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ Exynos variant.