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Root SQU2CRB9 Android 8.0 on Galaxy S8 G950U Oreo Firmware

Here is the complete procedure for how to root SQU2CRB9 Android 8.0 Oreo stock firmware on the Galaxy S8 G950U. Samsung just recently updated its US variant of the Galaxy S8 to latest Android 8.0 Oreo firmware and with this article, you can root it. The new firmware is the first substantial version upgrade the phone is receiving. The changes included are quite substantial and range from UI to the internal code which boosts performance. Nonetheless, once you update your smartphone, you would no longer have root. To run root apps, modifications and tweaks you need to root SQU2CRB9 Android 8.0 Oreo firmware and for that, we have the whole procedure listed.

As you continue reading further, we will guide you through the entire process of how to root SQU2CRB9 Android 8.0 on Samsung Galaxy S8 G950U using TWRP and Magisk systemless root package. It is always a good idea to backup all your data before actually implementing any system modification as there is always a risk of factory reset. Rooting will allow you to install root apps on your phone, i.e Titanium Backup. The following tips are important as they will help the installation procedure to go smooth without any issues. Let’s continue with the tutorial now.

Root SQU2CRB9 Android 8.0 on Galaxy S8 G950U

Disclaimer: All the custom ROMs and firmwares, official software updates, tools, mods or anything mentioned in the tutorial belong to their respective owners/developers. We (TeamAndroid.com) or the developers are not to be held responsible if you damage or brick your device. We don’t have you on gun point to try out this tutorial 😉

Root SQU2CRB9 Android 8.0 on Galaxy S8 G950U:

OFFICIAL FIRMWARE: You need to make sure your Galaxy S8 G950U is on the following firmware update before proceeding – Android 8.0 SQU2CRB9 Oreo:

This section is important and we would recommend you to carefully go through it before proceeding below. Magisk method works well with the Samsung Galaxy S8 and is probably the most safest root method available. It fully supports Android 8.0 Oreo firmware and future firmware updates as well since it is not dependent on a single build.

Samsung Galaxy S8 comes in several different model numbers / variants. You need to make sure you know the correct model number of your device. Failure to do so, may brick your phone or you may lose phone data.

NOTE: This root method tutorial is only for the Galaxy S8 SM-G950U.

You may be interested in the following Galaxy S8 related articles:

Samsung Galaxy S8 USB Drivers

You will need to connect your Android phone with the computer. For that, please make sure you have installed the USB drivers for Samsung Galaxy S8 properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:

Download Samsung Galaxy S8 USB Drivers!

Backup and Other Important Tips

Done with the USB drivers? Perfect. You can find the tutorial below, but first, please take a look at the following tips and important points you need to take care of. These are important, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps.

Always backup your important data that you might need after you install a new custom ROM, an official software update or anything else. Make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. Read: How to Backup Android Apps, Text Messages, WhatsApp, Call History.

Samsung users can also back up data using Samsung Smart Switch to your computer. Smart Switch helps to move data across different Android devices i.e moving Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge backup data to Samsung Galaxy S8.

If you already have a custom recovery (ClockworkMod, TWRP etc.) installed on your phone, we strongly recommend a backup using that as it creates a complete image of your existing phone set up. [Tutorial: How to Backup Android Phone using TWRP]

A few more optional tips that you should remember:

1. Having problems connecting your Android phone to the computer? You need to enable USB debugging mode. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging — for Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean, KitKat, Lollipop, Marshmallow and Oreo.

2. Make sure your Android device is charged up to 80-85% battery level. This might help you: How to Check Battery Percentage. Why? Because, if your phone goes off suddenly while installing a custom ROM, flashing an official firmware update or installing mods etc. — your phone might get bricked or go dead permanently. No one wants that, right?

3. Most of the tutorials and how-to guides on Team Android are for factory unlocked Android phones and tablets. We recommend NOT to try our guides if your phone is locked to a carrier, unless we have specified the carrier name or device model.

All set and ready? Good. Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial on the next page and root SQU2CRB9 Android 8.0 official firmware on Samsung Galaxy S8 G950U.

How to Root Galaxy S8 G950U with Magisk on Android 8.0 Oreo

We have put together a detailed step-by-step instructions guide on how to root SQU2CRB9 Android 8.0 firmware on Galaxy S8 G950U with Magisk. Please read every line carefully below. We suggest that you should read the tutorial once before actually performing it on your phone.

Just To Remember:

  • This tutorial is only for Galaxy S8 G950U devices running Android 8.0 Oreo.
  • Your phone should be running latest Android 8.0 Oreo firmware.
  • Enjoy rooting your Samsung Galaxy S8 and let us know about it in the comments!

Complete Step-By-Step Instructions:

NOTE: You need to have a custom recovery installed – TWRP 3.2.1 for Galaxy S8

Step 1 – Download Magisk Root (Magisk-v16.3.zip) for Galaxy S8 to your computer.

Step 2 – Connect your Galaxy S8 device to your computer using the USB cable.

Step 3 – Now copy/paste the downloaded Magisk-v16.3.zip files to your internal storage. Make sure the file is in the internal storage root (not in any folder).

Step 4 – Then turn OFF your phone and disconnect from the USB cable.

Step 5 – Now to get in the Recovery Mode (TWRP Recovery). Switch ON the phone while pressing and holding Volume Down + Power buttons together. Alternatively, read this: How to Access Recovery Mode on the Samsung Galaxy S8.

NOTE: Screenshots of the Team Win Recovery Project (TWRP Recovery) may change as new versions are released.