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How to Root Galaxy Note 9 on Android Pie Firmware

Follow our steps ahead to easily root Galaxy Note 9 running official Android 9.0 Pie firmware with Magisk and TWRP custom recovery. Samsung, a bit late, has started pushing Android 9.0 Pie as a stable software upgrade for all Note 9 devices. As it is an official build, once users install it, older root status and all root related mods would be deleted. To get root functionality back, read our complete guide ahead. Further, even if you didn’t have root before, this guide is would work for rooting for the first time as well. Along with simple steps, we have also included detailed screenshots for easier understanding on how to gain root on Galaxy Note 9 with Android Pie firmware.

As mentioned, utilities in this guide include the TWRP custom recovery which enables Galaxy Note 9 to flash custom packages and also, we will use Magisk system-less root. Both utilities work with updated Android 9.0 Pie firmware. Before you actually begin with the complete procedure, make sure to create a new backup of all your data so that you can restore it afterwards if a factory reset is required. Now, let’s begin with the procedure to root Galaxy Note 9.

Root Galaxy Note 9, Android 9.0 Pie

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 (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 ūüėČ

Root Galaxy Note 9 with Magisk – Details:

It is important to note that we will be making use of Magisk root utility for rooting Samsung Galaxy Note 9. Magisk is a systemless root solution that gets flashed onto the device through TWRP custom recovery. This utility has been quite popular with all Android devices and we are happy to announce that it works well with the latest Samsung Galaxy flagship series.

For those who are new to this and are not sure about Magisk, please read the following two paragraphs for a quick intro to the root package:

Magisk is a root utility meant for recent Android revisions. It works by simply patching the boot image and other related files while not messing with the main system partition. This means, the root implementation through Magisk is much cleaner and is easier to uninstall afterwards.

After you finish implementing Magisk, there is no difference between systemless root or root gained by modifying the system partition. Rather, Magisk has its own Magisk Modules which give it an edge over other root solutions.

In case you have already rooted your Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and are now looking for how to unroot your phone, we have a guide for that as well. You can read more about it here: How to UnRoot Galaxy Note 9 on Official Firmware.

There are tons of useful articles and how-to guides on Team Android for the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, but we think you might be interested in the following posts:

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 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 9 properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:

Download Samsung Galaxy Note 9 USB drivers!

All set and ready? Good. Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial below and root Galaxy Note 9 on Android 9.0 official firmware.

HOW TO: Root Note 9 on Official Firmware

Here are all the steps you would need to root Galaxy Note 9 with Android 9.0 Pie firmware through Magisk utility and TWRP custom recovery.

Just To Remember:

  • This tutorial is only for Galaxy Note 9 devices running Android 9.0 Pie.
  • Your phone should be running latest Android 9.0 Pie firmware.
  • Enjoy rooting your Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and let us know about it in the comments!

Complete Step-By-Step Instructions:

NOTE: You need to have a custom recovery installed on your Galaxy Note 9. Read: How to Install TWRP Custom Recovery on Galaxy Note 9.

Step 1 – Download Magisk Root (Magisk-v18.0.zip) for Galaxy Note 9 and also no-verity-opt-encrypt-samsung-1.0.zip

Step 2 ‚ÄstNow, enable¬†Developer Options¬†on your device¬†by going to¬†Settings¬†then¬†About¬†then scrolling down until you see¬†Build Number. Tap repeatdly on Build Number until you see¬†You‚Äôre a developer¬†notification pop up.

Step 3 ‚ÄstGo back to the¬†Settings¬†app main menu and now select¬†Developer Options. From this section scroll down and enable¬†OEM Unlocking.

Step 4 – Connect your Galaxy Note 9 to your computer using the USB cable.

Step 5 РNow copy/paste the downloaded Magisk-v18.0.zip as well as no-verity-opt-encrypt-samsung-1.0.zip files to your internal storage. Make sure the file is in the internal storage root (not in any folder).

Step 6 – Then turn OFF your phone and disconnect from the USB cable.

Step 7 – Now to get in the Recovery Mode (TWRP Recovery). Switch ON the phone while pressing and holding Volume Down + Power buttons together. Alternatively, read this: How to Access Recovery Mode on the Samsung Galaxy Note 9.

NOTE: Screenshots of the Team Win Recovery Project (TWRP Recovery) may change as new versions are released.

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