The CF – Auto-Root tool can be also used in any other future firmware updates on every device on Samsung, even on the future ones. The tool is not firmware dependent, so that’s why you have freedom to use it.
To root an Android device means that every user has system access to their device. With that, it grants capabilities to enhance, modify and customize either the appearance or some functions of the device. The Samsung’s newest devices, the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus have the latest industry technology, but yet, users can still tweak their devices to their liking. If you have a wish to root into your devices and make some changes, then follow this guide on how to root your Galaxy S8 on Android Nougat.
Root Galaxy S8 with CF – Auto-Root
Before you start with rooting your Galaxy S8, you should check some prerequisites on your device. Follow the steps below on how you can check your prerequisites:
- Download and Install USB drivers for your Galaxy S8 on your computer.
- Backup any important files on your smartphone.
- Head up to Settings -> About Phone -> Software Info and tap about five times to enable Developer Options (if you already have Developer Options, then you don’t have to do anything).
- Go to Settings and enter Developer Options.
- Scroll down to find OEM Unlock, and then enable it.
- Also, enable USB debugging option by heading in Developer Options -> USB Debugging.
- Ensure that your Galaxy S8 has more than 70% of charge.
Next, check and confirm your phone’s model number. To do that, go to:
- Settings -> About Device -> write down the Model Number.
Also, you should know that the CF – Auto-Root supports the following Galaxy S8 models:
And of course, you should read all the manual and warnings before proceeding with the root.
Now, let’s get finally to the rooting of the Galaxy S8.
To start with the rooting process, first thing that you got to do is to download the required files. To do that you must download Odin, and then download and extract Chainfire root tool to your Samsung Galaxy S8.
Now, the steps of the rooting process are the next:
- Unzip Odin on your computer and install it.
- Unzip Chanfire zip file and retrieve .tar.md5 file on your PC.
- Switch your phone off and to go download mode. To do this press and hold the Volume Down + Bixby buttons simultaneously, then press the Power key until you see the Android robot sign. Press the Volume Up button once to confirm.
- Open Odin on your computer and connect your Galaxy S8 with your PC while it is in Download Mode. When it gets successfully connected, you will get message in Odin saying Added!!
- Then, one of the ID:COM boxes will turn yellow. In case this doesn’t work, try another USB port. If that doesn’t work as well, then re-install your USB drivers.
- In Odin, click the AP / PDA button and select the extracted CF – Auto-Root .tar.md5
- Make sure that Auto Reboot and Reset Time are selected and then click on Start to initiate the root process.
- When the root process is completed, you will get a PASS mesaage and ID:COM will turn green.
- Once your device reboots automatically in the Recovery Mode and installs the necessary files, you will see the home screen.
- You can now disconnect your Galaxy S8.
Have in mind that your device might get stuck at the boot screen after the installation. If it does that and doesn’t boot into recovery mode, you will have to repeat the whole procedure once again.