Samsung has taken the center stage by refurbishing and fixing everything that was bad about their previous flagship, and by adding glorious new features like the super slo-mo in their newly announced Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus. All of that is great until you get bored of the same old Samsung Experience UI and despite the phones being bloated with new and exciting features, one may always want to take it further. If that’s the case with you, then we have here an in-depth guide on how you can Root Galaxy S9 and make the most out of it.
It is for a fact that Samsung devices lack greatly in developer support thanks to the secure bootloader and Knox that Samsung assures. The same is the case with the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus. However, if you do own the exynos variant, then you’ll be able to root it via the traditional Odin method and flash TWRP recovery. So far we do not have any working methods for the Snapdragon variant, but you should stick around as we will be the first to update anything regarding it.
Why root or flash a custom recovery, you might ask? Traditionally people root their Google, OnePlus, LG or HTC devices so that it opens the door for unlimited customizability. however since both the S9 and S9 Plus have pretty much loaded OEM skins, you might want to think out of the box. Once rooted and with a custom recovery as such TWRP installed, you can push the hardware of your device to its boundaries. So far, we have special stereo speaker and camera mods for the S9 and S9 Plus that are worth flashing. If you truly are ready, then read on to find the quickest way of rooting your device.
For you to root your Galaxy S9, you need a custom recovery like TWRP installed. If you do not already have one, then follow our in-depth guide to do so as well :
AndroidOdex is not responsible for any kind of mishap that occurs to your device in the midst of the process. Our guides are well researched and aptly written, and we advice you to give them a good read before carrying out the procedure.
- This guide is specifically made for the Galaxy S9 Exynos SM-G960F/FD/F-DS/N]. Trying this on other devices might result in a hard brick.
- Ensure your device has atleast 60% of battery to prevent shutdowns in the middle of the procedure.
- Although rooting your device does not tamper with your data partition, you might want to make sure you have your apps and data backed up prior to the procedure as a precaution.
- We recommend you use the original data cable supplied by the OEM to connect your phone to your PC and transfer the required files.
How to Root Galaxy S9 (Exynos)
- Reboot your phone into the recovery mode by pressing and holding the Volume up + Bixby + Power buttons simultaneously.
- Swipe to allow modifications in TWRP Recovery.
- Navigate to Wipe > Format, and type “yes”. This will wipe everything on your device, and reboot back into the recovery.
- Transfer the Magisk or SuperSU root file to the root of the internal storage of your smartphone.
- From the main menu, tap on Install and navigate to DM Verity file you have transferred.
- Tap on it, and swipe to confirm the flash.
- Repeat the same for the root file as well.
- The process takes a good second, and once done don’t forget to wipe cache.
That’s all! If you have any doubts regarding our guide on How to Root Galaxy S9 Exynos, then feel free to leave us a comment below, and we’ll be happy to help!