If you have already updated your Galaxy S8 Plus G955F to Android 7.0 Nougat firmware and want to get root access on your phone to install custom ROMs, recoveries, third-party apps and experience better performance then we have a step-by-step guide given below on how to root XXU1AQH3 Android 7.0 firmware on the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus G955F. Samsung rolled out XXU1AQH3 Android 7.0 firmware previously that comes with the August 2017 security update. Rooting the Galaxy S8 Plus G955F is an easy process, we will use Odin flashing tool and CF-Auto-Root package. By following this detailed guide, you will be able to root your Galaxy S8 Plus within minutes.
Please keep in mind that once your phone is rooted, its warranty would void. Interested to initiate the rooting process? Make sure that your Galaxy S8 Plus is running on the official G955FXXU1AQH3 build. Make a proper backup of all your existing data first. Now go ahead and proceed to root Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G955F on XXU1AQH3 Android 7.0 Nougat official firmware.
This guide can be used to root the Galaxy S8 Plus running on Android 7.0 Nougat official firmware. Do not try on any other device or incorrect variant. Verify the model number of your phone first and it must be G955F. Please go to Settings > About device > Model number to confirm the exact model number of your phone.
This root method tutorial is only for Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G955F. Please do not try on any other Galaxy S8 Plus LTE variants.
AndroidXDA.net will not be held liable for any kind of damage occurred to your Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus during or after the rooting process on Android 7.0 Nougat. Proceed at your own risk.
Before Getting Started:
- Create a proper backup of all the existing data and settings of your Galaxy S8 Plus.
- Verify that you’ve properly installed the Galaxy S8 Plus USB Drivers on the PC.
- Enable USB Debugging Mode on your Galaxy S8 Plus by navigating to Settings > Developer Options > check the USB Debugging option.
- Check the battery level of your Galaxy S8 Plus, it should be charged at least about 80% before proceeding to the installation guide.
How To: Root Galaxy S8 Plus G955F with CF-Auto-Root on Android 7.0 Nougat
Step No 1:- Download CF-Auto-Root package for Galaxy S8 Plus from the above link on the desktop of your PC.
Step No 2:- Extract the downloaded Galaxy S8 Plus’s rooting file to get tar.md5 file.
Step No 3:- Run Odin flashing tool on your Windows-based PC as an Administrator.
Step No 4:- Connect your Galaxy S8 Plus with PC using its USB data cable.
Step No 5:- Turn OFF the phone in order to boot into Download Mode.
Step No 6:- Turn ON the Galaxy S8 Plus while pressing and holding Home + Volume Down + Power buttons at the same time to boot into Download Mode.
Step No 7:- In Odin, click on the AP button and locate the CF-Auto-Root file that you have already extracted on the desktop of your PC.
Step No 8:- Begin the installation process by clicking on the Start button in Odin. Wait for the process to be finished successfully. Once the flashing process is completed, a green message “PASS” will appear on the screen.
Done! You have successfully rooted your Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus running on the Android 7.0 Nougat using Chainfire’s CF-Auto-Root tool.
Let us know in the comments area below if you have any query or issues while rooting your Galaxy S8 Plus.