Install TWRP Recovery and Root Galaxy S8 Plus [Exynos]

Galaxy S8 Plus, the bigger variant in the Galaxy 8 Duo is also out in the markets in all its glory. Galaxy S8 Plus comes with a 6.2-inch display and 3500 mAh battery juice. Rest of the specifications of this phone are exactly same as that of the Galaxy S8. Like the S8, this phone has an 8 MP selfie shooter and a 12 MP primary shooter. Galaxy S8 Plus is powered up either by the Exynos 8895 or the Snapdragon 835 CPU. Internal storage is 64 GB and this phone also supports external SD card. Galaxy S8 Plus runs on Android 7.0 Nougat by default.

It’s just been a week since the Galaxy S8 Plus made its way to the market. The phone has already been rooted and also received an unofficial build of TWRP recovery. This means if you are getting your hands on a Galaxy S8 Plus unit, you can start tweaking it right away. With a TWRP recovery, you will be able to wipe the cache and Dalvik cache of your Galaxy S8. To stay on a more safe side, you can create a Nandroid and EFS backup of your Galaxy S8 Plus. Custom ROMs and MODs can be flashed in the form of zip files through the install button in the TWRP recovery. On the other hand, rooting your phone will enable you to enhance your phone’s performance and battery life by means of third party root-specific applications.

It is very important to know here that the Galaxy S8’s plus warranty will be void once you begin customizing your phone. Since it’s a brand new phone, you have to take the risk factor into account. In case something goes wrong with the process, TechBeasts or the recovery developer cannot be held responsible. You have to follow the steps carefully and do everything at your own risk.

Assuming that Galaxy S8 Plus owners have a got an exact idea of why we are here, we can move further to install TWRP recovery and root Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G955F, G955FD, G955X, and G955N.

Preparing your Galaxy S8 Plus for TWRP recovery

  • Make sure your Galaxy S8 Plus is powered up with Exynos CPU. Check your phone’s model number in Settings > About device section.
  • Charge your phone up to 80% to avoid power issues during the installation process.
  • Backup your contacts, call logs, SMS messages and important media content.
  • Enable OEM Unlocking on your phone.
  • Enable USB debugging mode on your phone as well.
  • While using Odin3, disable Samsung Kies if you have it installed on your PC.
  • Use OEM data cable to connect your phone to your PC.

Downloads required

Install TWRP Recovery and Root Galaxy S8 Plus

  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 S8 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, 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 TWRP, tap Install > Install Zip > go into /twres/flashables/ > select file > swipe to confirm flash.
  12. In the main menu in TWRP recovery, tap Advanced Wipe > Wipe the Data Partition.
  13. Once again get back to the main menu in TWRP recovery, tap Install > Install Zip > \twres\flashables/ > > swipe to confirm flash.
  14. Reboot your phone into the system now.
  15. Your phone has the TWRP recovery now and it is rooted using Magisk. That’s all. Enjoy 🙂

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