Requirements needed for Rooting a Samsung galaxy s8

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  1. Ominous66521
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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electronics ill want to hack it,or in this case root it for complete control over it.So I figured before I follow a outdated video or risk bricking it,that I ask if its even possible to root this thing on its latest firmware or model,and if there is what guide should I follow that's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.
     
  2. MrCatFace

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    Kingoroot. One click and it works.

    Check other websites though. May have other opinions.
     
  3. CHEMI6DER

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    Based on my experience I wouldn't recomend KingRoot. You should use something like CF-Auto-Root.
     
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    Somewhere, over there!
    Kingoroot... What a joke..

    Check XDA
     
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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%.
     
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    Idk, a Black Hole maybe?
    Woah, what is this and why does it do what it does?
     
  8. Ominous66521
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    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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    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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    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?
     
  13. Tenshi_Okami

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    TWRP with Magisk. Do know that this will trip knox, and probably disable Samsung Pay
     
  14. Lmaokernel

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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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  15. Ominous66521
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    Ominous66521 GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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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.
     
  16. Tenshi_Okami

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    Safetynet can be bypassed by using Magisk, that's why I recommended Magisk
     
  17. Ominous66521
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    Ominous66521 GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    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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