Rooting is a process that gives your smartphone access to otherwise hidden options. Since we’re talking about options that are hidden from the general users, it is obvious that this kind of action is not recommended by any carrier. So, if you own a Samsung Galaxy S8 or Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus that you want to root, you’re doing it at your own risk.
At the same time, the Google Play Store itself is offering various apps that, in order to function properly, will require root access depending on the type of Android you’re using. The small package that most people rely on is known as Chainfire. With its help, you’re allowed to be sent by Odin and your smartphone will receive root access. Sounds complicated? Here’s what is all about:
The steps to rooting Samsung Galaxy S8/S8 Plus:
- Begin by powering off the smartphone;
- Then, tap and hold the Volume Down, Home, and Power buttons, in order to access the Download Mode;
- Separately, on the computer, you should already have the right Galaxy S8 USB drivers installed;
- Also, the PC must be opened to Odin;
- With the smartphone in Download Mode, use the USB cable to connect it to the computer;
- In Odin, choose the AP button and the downloaded file;
- Then, still in Odin, select the options labeled as “auto-reboot”, followed by “reset time” and, ultimately, uncheck repartition;
- Click on the Start button and wait.
Once everything is installed, the Samsung Galaxy S8 or Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus will reboot. When the device returns to the Home screen, you will know that you have officially finished the rooting process and that you can unplug it from the computer.
From now on, you will know what you have to do whenever you need to root the device.