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Root XXU1AQI4 Android 7.1.1 on Galaxy Note 8 N950F Nougat Official Firmware

Just updated your phone? Root XXU1AQI4 Android 7.1.1 Nougat firmware running on Galaxy Note 8 N950F through this quick and simple guide. The article below will show you how to root XXU1AQI4 Android 7.1.1 Nougat firmware on Galaxy Note 8 N950F through CF-Auto-Root package. Chainfire’s Auto-Root package now supports the new Galaxy Note 8 N950F. This guide assumes that you already have XXU1AQI4 Android 7.1.1 Nougat installed on your phone. Once done with this guide, you would be able to run all root apps directly on your phone along with the ability to try out other modifications and customizations that depend on root. We have listed root benefits in detail which you can read here: Benefits of rooting an Android device. The only sacrifice you will be making when you root is the fact that you would lose your warranty. Before proceeding make sure phone is on N950FXXU1AQI4 build. You can root Galaxy Note 8 SM-N950F on XXU1AQI4 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 XXU1AQI4 Android 7.1.1 on Samsung Galaxy Note 8 N950F using CF-Auto-Root package. 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.

Root XXU1AQI4 Android 7.1.1 - Galaxy Note 8


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 ( 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 XXU1AQI4 Android 7.1.1 on Galaxy Note 8 N950F:

OFFICIAL FIRMWARE: You need to make sure your Galaxy Note 8 N950F is on the following firmware update before proceeding – Android 7.1.1 XXU1AQI4 Nougat:

You may be interested in the following Galaxy Note 8 related articles:

NOTE: This root method tutorial is only for the Galaxy Note 8 SM-N950F (Exynos Octa-core CPU).

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:

Download Samsung Galaxy Note 8 USB drivers!

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 Galaxy Note 8 N950F on XXU1AQI4 Android 7.1.1 official firmware.

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