The second half of the year is the time when Samsung releases a successor in its Galaxy Note series. Galaxy Note 8 was released with running Android 7.1.1 Nougat. Soon after the Kernel Sources are made available, devs come up with the Custom Recoveries, providing you the root access. Custom recovery such as TWRP paves a way for the Custom ROMs and MODs. A few days ago the Galaxy Note 8 has received its share of the Android Oreo. With this latest update, the root access would have been lost and so does the custom recovery. If you want the root access again, you will have to repeat the process. This guide is aimed at helping you install TWRP and root Galaxy Note 8 running Android Oreo.
The process replaces the stock recovery allowing you to install various ROMs and MODs on your smartphones. It is like getting the administrative privileges on your device, which means you can root your device and wipe the partitions and much more. So, if you have already updated your Galaxy Note 8 or planning to update it to Android Oreo, and want to root it afterward, this guide will help you do so. However, note that the provided method works only on the Exynos variants and you will have to install TWRP recovery before you go for the root.
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Having said that, it is not that difficult to install TWRP and root Galaxy Note 8 running Android Oreo. Given the instructions explaining all the process, it will be an easy thing. However, you must be careful and not experiment on your own if you are new to these things as it could lead to a bricked device.
THE PROVIDED PROCEDURE WILL VOID THE WARRANTY. IN CASE OF ANY MISHAP, ANDROIDODEX OR THE DEVELOPER WILL NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE.
- Create a backup of your data including pictures, contacts, and files.
- Charge the device to at least 60% to avoid an accidental shutdown.
- Head over to the link and Download Samsung Galaxy Note 8 USB Drivers.
- Enable OEM Unlocking and USB Debugging. To do so;
- Navigate to Settings > About Device.
- Tap the number 7 times. It will enable developer options.
- Head back to Settings > Developer Options.
- Tap on OEM Unlocking and USB Debugging to enable.
- The latest version of Odin on your PC. → Link
- TWRP Recovery for Galaxy Note 8. → Download
- SuperSU. → Download
- Data Mount Fix for SuperSU. → Download
How to install TWRP and root Galaxy Note 8 running Android Oreo
- Extract the TWRP recovery package, it should have a file with .tar extension.
- Extract the Odin package and install it by double-clicking on Odin3 v3.10.6.exe.
- Once installed, launch Odin.
- Turn Off your Galaxy Note 8 and reboot it into Download mode.
- Press and Hold Bixby + Volume Down + Power button to boot your device into download mode.
- Then, press Volume Up key to continue.
- Now connect your Galaxy Note 8 to PC running Odin.
- Upon recognizing the device, Odin will show the message Added in the log box.
- To load the TWRP file in Odin, click on the AP button and select the TWRP recovery (.tar) file that you extracted.
- Under the options tab, make sure Auto Reboot and Re-partition options are unchecked. Only F.Reset Time should be ticked. If so, click on Start button.
- When the flash process completes, you will see PASS message above the ID:COM port.
- You have installed the TWRP recovery, now it is time to root your Galaxy Note 8.
- For that, you will have to flash SuperSU file in the recovery mode of your Galaxy Note 8.
- To boot in recovery mode, press and hold Bixby + Volume Down+ Power button. When the screen lights up, let go of all the buttons and press Volume Up button.
- A message will ask you if you want to allow modifications, swipe the screen and navigate to TWRP.
- In TWRP, tap on Wipe and then select Format Data. This will delete everything on your device.
- At this point, your device is still connected to PC. If not, connect it to PC and copy the SuperSU file from your PC to Note 8.
- Navigate back to TWRP’s home screen, tap on Install and select the SuperSU file that you copied in your phone.
- Head back to the main menu and install Data Mount Fix on your Galaxy Note 8.
- When the installation completes, tap Reboot > System.
You can also use Magisk instead of SuperSU to root your device. Both work.