Samsung Galaxy S9 the tech giants new flagship device, which comes out with 5.8 inches Super AMOLED touchscreen display powered by 2.7 GHz Octa-core processor along with 4 GB RAM and it runs on Android V 8.0 (Oreo) operating system. If you have owned this device and looking for a way to root it, you are in the right place as we have written a brief guide to root the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+.
Warranty may be void of your Galaxy S9 (or S9 Plus) if you follow the procedures given on this page. You only are responsible for your device. We won’t be liable if any damage occurs to your device and/or its components.
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Just by following the tutorial given here, you will be able to root Samsung Galaxy S9 smartphone by flashing TWRP recovery in it. Once you have gained root privileges on your device, you will be able to install custom ROM’s or kernels.
To be able to root your Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ you would first need to install the TWRP recovery. There could be other solutions like CF Auto Root or patched images files, that could root your device without needing TWRP, but installing the SuperSU root package using TWRP remains the most popular way to achieve root access on any device.
– Rooting your phone will void warranty forever.
– Root process needs wipe data so make a backup of important data before proceeding.
– As of now, you will lose Samsung Pay and Secure folder forever if you root once, even unrooting won’t help. (hope in future we can get it working on tripped Knox device). Also, you may not able to run some banking apps, but for that, there is some workaround like Magisk Hide or SU hide, google it.
– OTA likely won’t work once you root device.
– To unroot device completely, simply flash Samsung stock firmware.
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Before get started:
Step 1: It is advised to take a complete backup of personal data on your smartphone using appropriate apps. We will use this backup to restore your personal data if your device gets corrupted during the rooting process.
Step 2: Next, download Samsung Galaxy S9 USB driver and install it on your computer. Only by installing the USB driver on your device, you will be able to connect the smartphone to the computer.
Step 3: Now, enable “Developer Options” in your device by following this path: Settings -> About Phone -> Build Number (tap on it for 7 times). Once done, enable USB debugging mode by following this path: Settings -> Developer Options -> USB Debugging.
Step 4: Enable OEM Unlock from developer option (Currently no workaround for those who doesn’t have this option)
Step 5: Next, ensure that your device has at least 50-60% battery backup in it before getting started with the rooting procedure.
Once you have finished all these steps, you can move forward with the rooting tutorial given below.
- Magisk 16.3 modified – Download
- no-verity-opt-encrypt-samsung-1.0 – Download
- Twrp S9 – Download
- Twrp S9+ – Download
Before Beginning I recommend update to the latest oreo update.
How to root Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+
Step 1: Download TWRP for S9 or S9+
Step 2: Switch Off Phone
Step 3: Press Vol down + Bixby + Power to reboot to download mode, press volume up when asked to continue to download mode
Step 4: Download Odin and open it, Disable ‘Auto reboot’ from option menu of Odin
Step 5: Select TWRP (tar image) with AP tab of Odin and StartStep 6: Once Successfully flashed, you will see ‘Passed’ in Odin tab
Step 7: Disconnect the device and hold Vol down + power till the screen goes off, Now immediately press Vol Up + Bixby + Power to reboot to TWRP
Step 8: Select to allow modification
Step 9: From TWRP, Select WIPE menu, then FORMAT DATA – You need to type ‘yes’ to perform a wipe.
Step 10: Once format completes, go back and select ‘REBOOT’ Menu and then – ‘RECOVERY’, This will reboot to TWRP recovery again
Step 11: Flash no-verity-opt-encrypt-Samsung-1.0 and then Magisk
Step 12: Once flashing successfully finished, Reboot to System
That’s it. Now you have successfully finished rooting your Samsung Galaxy S9/ S9 Plus Android smartphone. To confirm the root privileges of your smartphone, use the Root Checker for Android app from Google Play Store.