The popular utility, CF-Auto-Root has now been updated to support root on Galaxy Note 8 running Android 7.1.1 Nougat official firmware. Read ahead to root Galaxy Note 8 via CF-Auto-Root. This utility has been around since the very inception of Samsung smartphones. The ease of use and reliability of root obtained through this package is unparalleled. Further, CF-Auto-Root package below works on all Android 7.1.1 Nougat official firmwares available for the Galaxy Note 8. Once rooted, you can enjoy loads of modifications and tweaks. For a detailed list on what you get with root, read: Benefits of rooting an Android device. You can root Galaxy Note 8 on Android 7.1.1 Nougat official firmware using the tutorial below.
As you continue reading further, we will guide you through the entire process of how to root Android 7.1.1 on Samsung Galaxy Note 8 using ODIN and Auto-Root tool. Make sure you backup all your data before trying out the root method tutorial below because we don’t want you to lose anything. Rooting will allow you to install root apps on your phone, i.e Titanium Backup. Read our list of the essential root apps you should install! 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.
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Root Galaxy Note 8 – CF-Auto-Root Method Details:
A few important things to note here. Chainfire’s Auto-Root method works well with the Galaxy Note 8 and is probably the most safest root method available. It fully supports Android 7.1.1 Nougat firmware and future firmwares as well since it is not firmware dependent.
For those who are not sure about Auto-Root custom kernel, please read the following two paragraphs for a quick intro to the root package:
Auto-Root is the root for “rooting beginners” and those who want to keep as close to stock as possible. Auto-Root is meant to be used in combination with stock Samsung firmwares, 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.
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 (Play version only) or only reset the counter when you need to go into warranty.
There are tons of useful articles and how-to guides on Team Android for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, but we think you might be interested in the following posts:
- USB Drivers: Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Drivers and How to Connect with Computer.
- Recovery Mode: How to Access Recovery Mode on the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.
- Install Android Oreo: How to Install Android Oreo on Computer.
- Custom ROMs: For a complete collection of Samsung Galaxy Note 8 custom ROMs, click here!
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 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 Note 8 properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:
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. 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 Note 8.
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?
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 Samsung Galaxy Note 8 on Android 7.1.1 official firmware.