Samsung has recently launched the latest generation Galaxy Note 8 Smartphone which comes with Android 7.1.1 Nougat. Note 8 has a 6.3-inch Quad HD – Super AMOLED along with the latest S-Pen features.The phone is already available in the market. If you bought the Galaxy Note 8 and looking for a way to Root and install the latest TWRP recovery on your device then you are at the right place. In this detailed guide, we have some good news for all Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Exynos users. All Thanks to the developer geiti94, who shared the unofficial TWRP 3.1.0 for Samsung Galaxy Note 8. Now you can easily install TWRP recovery and root Galaxy Note 8 Exynos variants to add extra features. Once the TWRP recovery is installed and your phone is rooted, it will allows you to remove the bloatware and perform customizations and also you can try Custom ROM, Kernel, Xposed, Mods and so on.
By following this simple step by step guide you can easily Root and install latest TWRP recovery on your Galaxy Note 8 Exynos variants. Remember that before installing TWRP recovery, you must have an Unlocked Bootloader of your phone. Don’t forget to take a full backup of all your valuable data. If you are interested in installing TWRP recovery 3.1.0 and rooting your Galaxy Note 8 then go ahead and follow the given steps.
This guide containing the root package and instructions can be used only with the Galaxy Note 8. Check the model number of your phone if it is Note 8 then go ahead, otherwise not. Do not use these instructions for any other device or incorrect variant.
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Before Getting Started:
- It is highly recommended to make a proper backup of your contacts, messages, photos, videos and other valuable data on your phone.
- Make sure that your Galaxy Note 8 is on Android 7.1.1 Nougat firmware.
- The battery level of your phone should be at least up to 70% to avoid unexpected shutdowns while rooting.
- Enable USB Debugging on your phone by navigating to Settings > Developer Options.
- Download and install Samsung USB Drivers on your PC.
- Download TWRP for Galaxy Note 8
- Download Magisk 14.2 zip file – Download (Always check the latest update from Official Forum)
- Download Magisk Manager 5.3.5 apk – Download
- Download SuperSU
- Download Odin v3.10.7
Steps to Install TWRP & Root Samsung Galaxy Note 8:
Step No 1: – First, download the TWRP Package Odin tool (Odin v3.10.7) and SuperSU (SR2-SuperSU-v2.79-SR2-20170103215521.zip) files on the desktop of your PC for Galaxy Note 8.
Step No 2: – Copy/paste the SuperSU file to the internal storage of your device.
Step No 3: – Extract the TWRP file to get the file with .tar extension and Odin flashing tool also to get the Odin3_v3.10.7.exe file.
Step No 4: – Switch off the Galaxy Note 8 to boot into the Download Mode.
Step No 5: – Switch on the device while pressing and holding Volume UP + Home + Power buttons at the same time. Once a warning screen with a yellow triangle sign appears, press the Volume Up button to enter into Download Mode.
Step No 6: – Run Odin as administrator on the PC.
Step No 7: – Connect the phone using its USB data cable with the PC.
Step No 8: – Once the Galaxy Note 8 is connected successfully with the PC, the ID: COM port will turn Blue on Odin, and you’ll see “Added!!” message.
Step No 9: – Click on the AP button in Odin and locate the firmware file that you have already extracted. Select it.
Step No 10: – Ensure that the Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options are checked, and the Re-Partition option should be unchecked.
Step No 11: – Begin the TWRP installation by clicking on the Start button in Odin. This process may take a few minutes.
Step No 12: – A PASS! The message will be displayed on Odin after the TWRP installed successfully and the device will restart.
Step No 13: – Disconnect the device and turn it OFF to boot into TWRP recovery mode.
Step No 14: – Turn ON the phone by pressing and holding the Volume Up + Home + Power buttons altogether to boot into the TWRP recovery.
Step No 15: – Tap the Install button in TWRP and select the –SuperSU-v2.46.zip.
Step No 16: – After the installation is completed, reboot the system.
Done! You have successfully Install TWRP Recovery and Rooted your Galaxy Note 8 via Odin.