Follow this guide if you want to root Galaxy S8 Plus on Android 7.0 Nougat official firmware. To root this S8+ phone, we will be using the popular CF-Auto-Root tool. Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus is the bigger version of the same phone with a larger display screen and a bigger battery. Chainfire released the latest CF-Auto-Root packages yesterday which brought full root access to the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+. This complete root method is fully compatible with the Snapdragon and Exynos variants of the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus. A list of all supported model numbers is given below.
As mentioned earlier, our complete guide below will help you flash CF-Auto-Root ZIP package on Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus. All instructions and related files that you need to download for the root process are given below. CF-Auto-Root is not entirely firmware dependent, so you can root Galaxy S8 Plus on future Nougat updates using this same tutorial for your reference. You can root Samsung Galaxy S8+ on Android 7.0 Nougat official firmware using the tutorial below. Make sure you backup all your data before trying out the root method tutorial, even though no data will be lost, we still recommend making a backup of all your data.
Disclaimer: All the custom ROMs and firmware, 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 Galaxy S8 Plus on Android 7.0 Nougat – CF-Auto-Root Details:
For those who are not sure about CF-Root, please read the following two paragraphs for a quick intro to the root package:
CF-Root is the root for “rooting beginners” and those who want to keep as close to stock as possible. CF-Root is meant to be used in combination with stock Samsung firmware, and be the quickest and easiest way for your first root. A modified recovery and cache partition will be flashed, which will install (only) SuperSU, then clean-up the cache partition and re-flash the stock recovery.
This section is important and we would recommend you to carefully go through it before proceeding below. CF-Auto-Root method works well with the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus and is probably the most safest root method available. It fully supports Android 7.0 Nougat firmware and future firmware updates as well since it is not dependent on a single build.
CF-Auto-Root is currently supported for the following Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus model numbers:
- Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G955F
- Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G955N
- Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G955U
- Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G955W
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus 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.
What is my Samsung Galaxy S8+ Model Number?
Please check for the exact Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus phone model that you have. You will have to download CF-Auto-Root package depending on the model number of your Galaxy S8 Plus. It is different for every region / country. How to check phone model? Follow the quick easy steps given below.
- Go to Settings on your phone
- Scroll down till you see “About device” and tap there
- Note down what is written under “Model number” (i.e. It should be something like SM-G955F)
This is the exact model number of your Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus.
For those interested, check out these other related articles as well:
- Install TWRP: How to Install TWRP Recovery on Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus.
- USB Drivers: Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus Drivers and How to Connect with Computer.
- Recovery Mode: How to Access Recovery Mode on the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus.
- Install Nougat: How to Install Android 7.0 Nougat on Computer.
- Custom ROMs: For a complete collection of Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus custom ROMs on Team Android, visit our Custom ROMs section!
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus 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 Plus properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:
All set and ready? Good. Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial below and root Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus on Android 7.0 official firmware.
HOW TO: Root Galaxy S8+ with Android 7.0 Nougat Firmware
We have put together a detailed step-by-step instructions guide for how to root Galaxy S8 Plus on Android 7.0 Nougat firmware. If you are used to installing official updates through Odin on Samsung Galaxy devices, then this should not be any different for you.
Please read every line carefully and make sure you read the tutorial once before actually performing it on your Android device.
- This root method tutorial is only for Galaxy S8 Plus. Please make sure you only download the root package for your own model number.
- Make sure you backup all your data in your phone before proceeding as a precaution.
- This root method works with Android 7.0 firmware and all future Android updates as well.
- Your Galaxy S8 Plus should be on an official firmware by Samsung, not a custom ROM.
Complete Step-By-Step Instructions:
Step 1 – Download CF-Auto-Root Package for Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus to your computer and extract the zip file. Download the appropriate file from the links below, depending on your phone model number:
- Root for SM-G955F: CF-Auto-Root-dream2lte-dream2ltexx-smg955f.zip
- Root for SM-G955N: CF-Auto-Root-dream2lteks-dream2lteks-smg955n.zip
- Root for SM-G955U: CF-Auto-Root-dream2qltesq-dream2qltesq-smg955u.zip
- Root for SM-G955W: CF-Auto-Root-dream2qltecan-dream2qltevl-smg955w.zip
NOTE: Using this root increases your flash counter. You should run Triangle Away after rooting to reset the counter. Note that if you want to run custom kernels or custom recoveries, your flash counter will be set to 1 at every boot. Either configure Triangle Away to reset the counter at every boot or only reset the counter when you need to go into warranty.
Step 2 – Download Odin which will help you to root Android 7.0 on Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus.
Step 3 – Switch OFF your phone. Now go to Download Mode. How? Press and hold the Volume Down + Bixby buttons together, and then press the Power button till you see a warning screen. Press Volume Up button once to confirm to enter into Download Mode. Read: How to Enter Download Mode on Galaxy S8 Plus.
Step 4 – Make sure you have your Galaxy S8 Plus USB drivers installed on your computer.
Step 5 – Open Odin on your computer. Connect your phone to your computer while your phone is in the Download Mode.