Install TWRP and Root Galaxy Note 8 [Exynos]

It has been only 5 days since the Galaxy Note 8 started seeing the light of the day. The phone has already been TWRPed. An unofficial build of TWRP recovery is available for the Galaxy Note 8. If you’re looking for the best possible ways to add some new features to your already great Galaxy Note 8, it’s time for you to install TWRP and Root Galaxy Note 8.Install TWRP and Root Galaxy Note 8 [Exynos]

Galaxy Note 8 runs on Android 7 Nougat out of the box. Samsung has optimized the stock software of the Note 8 to make it run perfectly well. If you don’t like some of the applications on the phone, you can remove them once you have the root access. If you want to add some new features to further the performance and battery life of your phone, you can start by installing root specific applications like System Tuner, Greenify, and many others. On the other hand, TWRP recovery is going to help you to backup your entire Galaxy Note 8. With the backup option in TWRP, you can backup Nandroid, EFS and all other partitions of your phone.

You can wipe cache, Dalvik cache and other individual partitions of your Galaxy Note 8 with the help of the new TWRP recovery. Another useful feature in the TWRP recovery is to be able to change the format of your phone’s partitions. The customization possibilities with a custom recovery and root access are unlimited. If you happen to be an Android power user, then installing TWRP custom recovery and rooting your new Note 8 is going to be extremely fun for you.

TWRP has made its way to the Exynos variant of the Galaxy Note 8 for now. It doesn’t matter what’s the model number of your phone. TWRP recovery is going to work fine as long as it has an Exynos process inside. You can check out what CPU your phone holds in the list of Galaxy Note 8 model numbers. Install TWRP is also going to void the warranty of your phone. It’s also going to trip the Knox counter and it will also make some stock applications crash on your phone. If these things are not a big deal for you, you may go ahead and start walking on the path to the world of Android customization.

Preparing your Galaxy Note 8 Plus for TWRP recovery

  1. This guide is only for the Galaxy Note 8 Exynos variants.
  2. Charge your phone up to 80% to avoid power issues during the installation process.
  3. Backup your contacts, call logs, SMS messages and important media content.
  4. Enable OEM Unlocking on your phone.
  5. Enable USB debugging mode on your phone as well.
  6. If you are using a Chinese variant of the Galaxy Note 8, then unlock its bootloader.
  7. While using Odin3, disable Samsung Kies if you have it installed on your PC.
  8. Use OEM data cable to connect your phone to your PC.

Downloads required

  1. Download and install Samsung USB drivers on your PC: Download Link with Guide
  2. Download and extract Odin 3.12.3 on your PC: Download Link with Guide
  3. Also, Download the TWRP Recovery.tar file: TWRP for Exynos Galaxy Note 8
  4. Download file.
  5. Download latest file.

Install TWRP and Root Galaxy Note 8 [Exynos]

  1. Open the Odin3.exe on your computer from the extracted files in Odin.
  2. In Odin, click on the AP tab and select the recovery.tar file that you just downloaded above.
  3. The only option checked in Odin should be F.Reset Time. No other option should be ticked.
  4. Now put your Galaxy Note 8 in download mode. To do so, turn it off first. Now press and hold Volume Down + Bixby + Power button for a while. As soon as the phone turns on with a warning, press the Volume Up button to get into download mode.
  5. Connect your phone to your PC now.
  6. Odin will recognize the phone and turn the ID:COM box blue. You will also see the “Added” message in the logs box on the lower left side.
  7. Now press the “Start” button in Odin. It will begin flashing the recovery on your phone.
  8. As soon as the recovery flashing ends, disconnect your phone from your PC.
  9. Press and hold the Volume Down + Bixby + Power key once again. As soon as the screen goes black, quickly switch from Volume Down to Volume Up key while keeping Bixby and Power keys pressed.
  10. Your phone will boot into TWRP recovery now. It will ask you whether you want to allow modifications. Swipe the screen and get into TWRP now.
  11. In the main menu in TWRP recovery, tap Wipe > Format Data.
  12. After formatting the data, get back to the main menu in TWRP recovery.
  13. Connect your phone to your PC now.
  14. Copy the DM-Verity and files to your phone’s internal storage.
  15. Now disconnect your phone.
  16. In TWRP’s home-screen, tap Install > locate the file and flash it.
  17. Right after flashing the DM-Verity file, flash the file similarly.
  18. Reboot your phone into the system now.


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