Rooting an Android device seems challenging at first, but with the right help, it gets easier. To perform a root, you need TWRP custom recovery and root access. In today’s article we will show you one of the easiest methods to root Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+.
As long as you possess a Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ Exynos variant and not the Snapdragon, you should be on a solid ground.
The TWRP is now officially available to root Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+. Although Magisk is also underway (I think!)
Please Check the Following Entries to Ensure that your Phone is Eligible for Rooting:
- Galaxy S9: SM- G960F, SM-G960F/DS, Korean SM-G960N
- Galaxy S9 Plus: SM-G965F, SM-G965F/DS, Korean SM-G965N
Where to look for Galaxy S9/S9+ model number?
The device’s packaging box must contain all of the relevant information you need. In case you threw it away, perform the following steps.
- Go to Settings.
- Tap About phone.
Files to Download:
A) Perform backup
- Prepare a full backup of all your applications & data. Rooting your device requires wiping off the phone.
- Using one of the three backup creation facilities included with Galaxy S9/S9+: USB cable, Wireless, or MicroSD card.
- Alternatively, you can even use a flash drive and connect it to the OTG adapter to securely save all the files.
B) Unlock Developer options & others
- Select Settings, then About Phone.
- Check once again if your model number matches that of the above-mentioned.
- Thereafter, tap on Software information and then tap on Build number 5-7 times.
- Once you have unlocked developer options, head back to the main Settings menu.
- Now tap on the newly unlocked Developer options from this list.
- Locate OEM unlock and activate it. (Note: It will be available only after 7 days since you had started using the phone.)
- Also, locate and Enable USB Debugging, that should be in the same place.
C) Prepare the device
- Power down your Galaxy S9 or S9+ by holding the Volume Down button, Bixby, and Power button for a few seconds.
- Release hold when you see a warning sign on the screen.
- Now, press the Volume Up button and enter the Download mode.
- Finally, connect the phone to your Windows PC with a USB cable.
D) Install downloaded files on PC
- Install Samsung USB drivers, if you have never installed it before.
- Then unzip ODIN and run the .exe program file.
E) Use ODIN to install TWRP on Galaxy S9/S9+
- In the software, ensure that the first ID:COM box is highlighted with blue.
- Click on the button AP or check the box to its left side.
- Then choose TWRP recovery image file that you had downloaded earlier.
- Ensure that your phone is still connected to the PC via a USB.
- Then hit Start on ODIN and pay attention to the phone that’s about to reboot.
- Once the screen shuts off, hold down Volume Up, Bixby and Power button simultaneously for 5-10 seconds.
- Don’t mess up this step, or else you’d have to reflash the stock firmware and may even have to wait for 7 days extra!
- If everything goes right, you should see the message “PASS” appear on ODIN.
Root Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ with TWRP custom recovery – Functions to execute
- root samsung galaxy s9/s9+Once your phone is booted into TWRP custom recovery, choose ‘Keep Read Only.’
- From the main menu, hit Wipe and then hit Format Data.
- Once formatting is complete, go back to the main menu and tap Reboot, then tap Recovery.
- Then choose ‘Keep Read Only.’
- From your PC, copy remaining files/folders to any folder inside your Galaxy S9/S9+.
- These folders would be: No verify Encrypt ZIP, RMM state Bypass, Samsung Anti Root removal and SuperSU SR5, v2.8.2. No other version of SuperSU will work.
- Once the files show up on TWRP, install the “No Verify Encrypt ZIP” file using the Install option from the menu.
- Then hit Reboot, then Recovery.
- Now, you can install the RMM State Bypass zip, SuperSU, and Samsung Anti Root Zip files in the same manner.
- Finally, reboot your phone.
Steps to take after rooting
- After rebooting, you will see a welcome screen. Simply sign in.
- In the app drawer, you will find SuperSU app, thus confirming that you’ve rooted this device.
- Now, download Titanium Backup app from the Play Store.
- While downloading, you should see a Superuser request pop-up on the screen. If you see that, then you have correctly rooted S9/S9+.
Restore all apps & data
Use the built-in ‘Smart Switch’ function to restore your apps and data that you had backed up prior to rooting.
At last, you have made it till the end and successfully rooted your Samsung Galaxy S9 or S9+. Give yourself a pat on the back and proceed to install some wonderful Custom Mods available for the two wonderful variants.