How to root Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus (Snapdragon)

Last year, Samsung released 2 variants of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ of their flagship devices which is either powered by Snapdragon or Exynos. Mostly US, Canadian and European models are powered by Snapdragon 835.

We previously published a detailed rooting guide for Exynos variants of S8 and S8 Plus. I am getting messages from some readers to get rooting instructions for Snapdragon models of Samsung Galaxy S8.

Here is the list of all Snapdragon 835 variants of both Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus:

Samsung Galaxy S8 Root

Samsung Galaxy S8 Android Root Guide

Here is the list of all Galaxy S8 models you can easily root using Cf-auto root method by the XDA recognized developer and contributor Chainfire.

Samsung Galaxy S8+ Root

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus

List of S8 Plus models you can gain root access with using Odin. It is important that you download the correct autoroot tar.md5 file for your specific model number.

How to root Galaxy S8 Snapdragon 835:

Step 1: Download the latest version of Odin.

Step 2: First of all, extract the cf-auto root file to a new folder on your desktop.

Download links are already given above and download exact file for your s8 and s8 plus model number.

Step 3: Now reboot your GS8 into download mode, below is the procedure:

  • Power off your phone.
  • Press and hold down Volume Down+Home+Power buttons simultaneously till you see a warning on the screen.
  • Finally, press the Volume Up to continue.

Step 4: Connect your device to PC using the USB cable.

Step 5: Run Odin3 and don’t mess with the default settings.

Step 6: Click the AP/PDA button and choose the CF-auto root kernel file and hit the START to flash the kernel.

Step 7: When it completes, Odin will show you the PASS!! Message in Odin and your phone should reboot automatically.

Step 8: After your phone boots up, make sure that SuperSU app is installed.

You can also verify the root access using the free “Root Checker app“ that you can easily install from Play Store.

Congratulations!! You have successfully root the Snapdragon 835 variant of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus running Android 7.0 Naugat.

That’s it guys, I hope you found it useful, do let me know in the comment section if you need more help or stuck at any point.

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Imran Aftab

Hello, I'm Imran Aftab, a tech enthusiast using Android, iOS, and Windows. Hardware expert for Gaming & Crypto mining rigs. I have been writing on tech since 2013, starting with ohguideme, then Androidcentral. I have written and published several guides and tutorials on how to root Android, flash custom ROM, recovery, and jailbreak iPhone, and have written several guides on how to bypass FRP. I also worked in a phone repair shop, so I have pretty good experience with mobile software and troubleshooting. So, all the guides you see here have been tested and confirmed to work.

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