Android Requirements needed for Rooting a Samsung galaxy s8

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I'm thinking about getting a Samsung galaxy s8 this Christmas,but the thing is like all my other electronics ill want to hack it,or in this case root it for complete control over it.So I figured before I follow a outdated video or risk bricking it,that I ask if its even possible to root this thing on its latest firmware or model,and if there is what guide should I follow that's trusted.
 

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I'm thinking about getting a Samsung galaxy s8 this Christmas,but the thing is like all my other electronics ill want to hack it,or in this case root it for complete control over it.So I figured before I follow a outdated video or risk bricking it,that I ask if its even possible to root this thing on its latest firmware or model,and if there is what guide should I follow that's trusted.
(Im going to Imagine you are from the USA) If you are getting a USA S8, only way is using SamPWND, which if you follow it, it will trip SafetyNet, and it won't charge your phone from more than 80%.
 
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(Im going to Imagine you are from the USA) If you are getting a USA S8, only way is using SamPWND, which if you follow it, it will trip SafetyNet, and it won't charge your phone from more than 80%.
Woah, what is this and why does it do what it does?
 
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(Im going to Imagine you are from the USA) If you are getting a USA S8, only way is using SamPWND, which if you follow it, it will trip SafetyNet, and it won't charge your phone from more than 80%.
Ok,so the best approach is to get one from a different region? Couldn't I get a non USA one from amazon?
 
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(Im going to Imagine you are from the USA) If you are getting a USA S8, only way is using SamPWND, which if you follow it, it will trip SafetyNet, and it won't charge your phone from more than 80%.
What if I get a unlocked international version?
 

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Traditionally the international versions of Samsung devices have had unlocked bootloaders, at least my S3 and Note 4 from the UK had.

However, these still have the Knox efuse which once blown cannot be restored (s4 onwards).

XDA is the place I would go for root related stuff.
 

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https://forum.xda-developers.com/ga...root-g955u-g955u1-snapdragon-sampwnd-t3658911

best one to get would be a Exynos Galaxy S8 (European Version) (Usually ends with a F on their model name instead of U)
I see.... So the Exynos variants are the best models.

SM-G950f

SM-G950FD

SM-G950N

SM-G950X

Those should be all the Exynos variants according to a page I found for the normal s8 and if someone wants to find which ones to get on here.

Now that we got the models out of the way,what root method is the best? Twrp?
 

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I see.... So the Exynos variants are the best models.

SM-G950f

SM-G950FD

SM-G950N

SM-G950X

Those should be all the Exynos variants according to a page I found for the normal s8 and if someone wants to find which ones to get on here.

Now that we got the models out of the way,what root method is the best? Twrp?
TWRP with Magisk. Do know that this will trip knox, and probably disable Samsung Pay
 

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Yea best place to get up to date info is the xda-developer s8 forums directly.
Follow instructions from the twrp thread to flash that then flash magisk or supersu zip in twrp for root. Or you can just install a custom rom thats pre-rooted.

The S8 scene is amazing. Have fun

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TWRP with Magisk. Do know that this will trip knox, and probably disable Samsung Pay
I did a little more research on that,apparently when you root it trips something called safety net that's built within the android os I think from what I heard on some video.Im not sure if I really care about Samsung pay if I'm going to be using a unlocked phone with a SIM card of my choice.
 

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I did a little more research on that,apparently when you root it trips something called safety net that's built within the android os I think from what I heard on some video.Im not sure if I really care about Samsung pay if I'm going to be using a unlocked phone with a SIM card of my choice.
Safetynet can be bypassed by using Magisk, that's why I recommended Magisk
 
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Safetynet can be bypassed by using Magisk, that's why I recommended Magisk
You dont happen to have a root guide or know where to find one would you? I got my g955f a couple days ago so ill want to prepare the things i need first before i root it.
 

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