Step 6 – If your phone is connected successfully, one of the ID:COM boxes will turn yellow with the COM port number. This step might take some time.

Step 7 – Now select the file that you have to flash/install on your phone. This file will be found from the extracted file in Step 1.

  • Click on ‘PDA’ / ‘AP’ and select the extracted file.

Step 8 – In Odin, check the Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options, if not already.

Step 9 – Now click on the Start button in Odin. Rooting process will start and would take a few minutes to complete.

Step 10 – After the rooting process is completed, your phone will reboot into Recovery Mode automatically and install the root package files. Your ID:COM box will also turn green.

Step 11 – After you see the home screen, unplug your phone from the computer.

NOTE: Sometimes the device does NOT boot into Recovery Mode automatically (as given in Step 10) and root your device. If that happens, do the entire procedure again.

OPTIONAL: Still not rooted? Once again perform the entire tutorial, but make sure in ODIN, the “Auto Reboot” option is NOT checked. Then after installation (Step 10), do the following:

Step 11 – Pull out the battery to turn OFF the phone forcefully.

Step 12 – Now boot (turn ON your phone) with Power + Volume Up + Bixby buttons to go directly into Recovery Mode manually. This will start the install process of rooting your phone.

That’s it! Your Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus has now been rooted on Android 7.0 official software update. Check for the SuperSU app in your apps list to verify.

To make sure you have correctly installed the above root method and it’s working, verify with Root Checker as given in the link.

If you run into any problems, feel free to drop us a comment below and we will reply you back ASAP with the fix or the solution to your problem.

Backup and Other Important Tips

Done with the USB drivers? Perfect. The tutorial is on the next page, 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. See below for some tips on how to backup data:

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 and Nougat.

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?

4. 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.

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8 Comments

  1. How to go back to stock everything (firmware, rom, etc.)
    after a successful root?

  2. I see Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G955U list. Can anyone tell me if this works with all variants of the SM-G955U? Example: SM-G99UZASPR or SM-G955UZKASPR?

    • Odin fails with “FAIL! SHA256 in invalid” on my SM-G955UZKASPR

  3. Ron Schuck Reply

    no root for the Snapdragon …. at all… bootloader is locked..

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