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 Galaxy S8 Plus is now rooted on Android 7.0 Nougat firmware on your phone! 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.
Have fun playing with it! If you have any issues, please fire them up in the comments below!