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I found this "tutorial" on rooting the S8, what r your thoughts?

 

Has anyone rooted the S8 successfully yet?

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I haven't tried chainfires root... And I probably will not root this device. This would be my first phone (back to my Mesmerize days) that I haven't rooted.

 

My main reasoning for past rooting was adblocking and performance/battery tweaking, but I'm very satisfied with Samsung's browser and it's adblockers, and I get more than enough battery to last a day or two while running Samsung's "high performance" profile.

 

I feel as though Samsung has come along way to get features us "rooters" desire... Anyone disagree?

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Slim is correct. The S8+ (and S8) snapdragon variant does not have root at this time. The chainfires site is nothing more than an automated process to mass produce the package for all devices. It does not verify and validate if root is successful for the device.

The link he post is the best place to keep up to date with the snapdragon S8 and S8+ variant.

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Looks like root is a go now on xda. They just need to button things up

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If it doesn't work I don't think it would hurt anything. It would just fail and maybe reboot.

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On 8/19/2017 at 6:51 AM, slim2none4u said:

Root is here!!!!!
https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink?url=https%3A%2F%2Fforum%2Exda-developers%2Ecom%2Fshowthread%2Ephp%3Ft%3D3658911&share_tid=3658911&share_fid=3793&share_type=t

[ROOT]G955U/G955U1 SnapDragon SamPWND Root IS HERE!

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Who here is gonna try it 1st? Not me, I'm gonna wait to see how things go & to get feedback from others 1st.

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I've tried a couple times... got stuck a few more times lol
Could get a root shell but couldn't get the next step to make it stick.
Gonna try again this afternoon and see.
You have to edit the root.sh file I guess. That's what I'm reading. Seems they may have rushed this release a little..... but it's here :)

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4 hours ago, slim2none4u said:

I've tried a couple times... got stuck a few more times lol
Could get a root shell but couldn't get the next step to make it stick.
Gonna try again this afternoon and see.
You have to edit the root.sh file I guess. That's what I'm reading. Seems they may have rushed this release a little..... but it's here :)

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Let me/us know how it goes, I'm VERY curious to know.

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I'm rooted. It's a process. Not for the faint of heart lol

The toughest part is getting it to drop into that root shell.

Must get all steps right or start over again from the adb push command.

But, no Knox no bloat clean fast stable touchwiz.

Busybox in xbin.

TB installed and works

Flashfire and rootbrowser working.... now waiting for rovo or wanam to get xposed working on touchwiz

 

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I need it for regular s8

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I believe they are working on it. Although I think I read this may work on the 8 as well...keep watching the thread.

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I believe they are working on it. Although I think I read this may work on the 8 as well...keep watching the thread.

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I will. I have been watching the other one until it closed. I thought they were giving to release them at the same time but it is what it is. Really don't mind the s8 unrooted

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19 hours ago, slim2none4u said:

I'm rooted. It's a process. Not for the faint of heart lol

The toughest part is getting it to drop into that root shell.

Must get all steps right or start over again from the adb push command.

But, no Knox no bloat clean fast stable touchwiz.

Busybox in xbin.

TB installed and works

Flashfire and rootbrowser working.... now waiting for rovo or wanam to get xposed working on touchwiz

 

46a3932fe6a9d8ff73db5de60968a769.jpg

 

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About how long did the entire process take?

19 hours ago, slim2none4u said:

 

 

 

 

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If done properly, after you have everything downloaded and set up and in the right places, it shouldn't take more than 30 mins.(boot up takes time)
Basically, you flash firmware, do some adb stuff to get root then, through flashfire, flash the most currant system image with a root zip.
It's getting the adb stuff right that is tricky.

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Has anyone else given this a try yet? im thinking about pulling the trigger this weekend.

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