How to root and install TWRP Recovery on Samsung Galaxy S8 SM-G950F Android 7 Nougat using ODIN software. TWRP Recovery image are included TWRP recovery, no-verity-opt-encrypt.zip and Magisk-v12.0-arm64.zip for rooting. Read notes / Warning on the bottom of this post before perform rooting your Samsung Devices. Follow the instruction carefully and read the warning!
Step by step rooting and Install TWRP Recovery on Samsung Galaxy S8 SM-G950F Android 7 Nougat:
Prepare your device:
- Enable Developer Options: go to Settings -> About device. Tap 7 times on Build number to enable Developer options.
- Enable OEM unlock and USB debugging options ( Settings -> Developer options )
- Download and Extract ODIN Latest odin version at http://odindownload.com/download/
- Download and Install Samsung Mobile Phone Drivers: http://developer.samsung.com/technical-doc/view.do?v=T000000117
- Download twrp-3.1.0-r1_0424_dreamlte.tar included no-verity-opt-encrypt.zip and Magisk-v12.0-arm64.zip for rooting at https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=673368273298949769
Install TWRP Recovery and Rooting
- Open ODIN software
- In Files Download ticked AP and pointing to the location of twrp-3.1.0-r1_0424_dreamlte.tar
- Turn off your Samsung Galaxy and open Download Mode or ODIN Mode: To enter Download Mode Press and hold Volume Down key + Bixby key + Power Key, Release all key when Download / Odin mode appears.
- Connect your Samsung Galaxy to PC using USB Cable and Press Volume Up key.
- Odin software will auto detect port of your device, after detected device, klik Start, wait for a moment.
- When finished the phone will reboot to TWRP Recovery mode
- DISABLE ENCRYPTION/DM-CRYPT: Swipe to Allow Modifications. Select ‘install zip’, install no-verity-opt-encrypt.zip file are located in /twres/flashables/. Select Reboot -> Recovery -> Wipe -> Format data type “yes“.
- ROOT / install Magisk: Swipe to Allow Modifications. Select ‘install zip’, install Magisk-v12.0-arm64.zip file are located in /twres/flashables/. Select Reboot system, wait for a moment until the phone restarting.
- Open Play Store and Update Magisk Manager then Open it.
WARNING! WARNING! WARNING!
Once your device rooted, Don’t Disable Developer options and Don’t Disable OEM unlock
What the risk if you disable these? When your device booting or restarting you can not enter the android system and blocked with message “Custom Binary blocked by FRP lock”.
Related post: How to Fix Custom Binary blocked by FRP Lock
Notes / Warning!
- Use at your own risk, I’m not responsible for bricking your device.
- Using the incorrect file may brick your device.
- If your target device has a custom firmware flash counter, Rooting will trigger it. If you’re lucky, Triangle Away has support for your device and can be used to reset the counter.
- If you have a KNOX-enabled device, Rooting will trip the KNOX WARRANTY VOID status !
- If your device storage is encrypted, Rooting will wipe your data !
- If you have locked bootloaders, flashing one of these will probably brick your device – with the exception of Nexus devices, which will usually automatically “OEM unlock” and wipe your data !
- Make sure to backup your important data before root it.