This is the easiest guide for Samsung Galaxy Note 9 root in non-techie plain English.
Rooting allows you to take full control of your Android device. This guide is written especially for people who are going to root their devices for the first time. This is an easy process.
Keep calm and follow carefully. Good Luck!
What are the requirements:
- You just need to download a few files ( not more than 5 MBs)
- You need to follow step by step to avoid any problem.
Why Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Root is Needed?
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In Samsung phones, a lot of useless bloatware apps come pre-installed which cannot be removed unless rooted. A lot of background apps which are no longer needed keeping running in the background.
These apps drain the battery and make phones slow. Rooting will make you a true owner of your device. You will take full control of it.
5 Advantages of Rooting Galaxy Note 9
- You can uninstall bloatware apps thus making your phone much faster.
- You can install the latest version of Android months before Samsung releases it officially (Yes, it’s true).
- You can control CPU & GPU frequencies to increase the battery life of Note 9 after root.
- Xposed Framework will introduce you to a new world of possibilities where you can install interesting mods that will increase your phone’s functionality.
- If you get bored of default user interface, you can change OS anytime or you can change UI looks in a few taps.
2 Problems Associated with Rooting
- If you won’t follow each step carefully, you may get a bootloop.
- Your warranty gets void. That’s not a problem if you have been into rooting stuff for a few years.
Specifications of Samsung Galaxy Note 9
Let’s quickly see major specifications of the most awaited phone of this year.
|Display||6.4 inches Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen|
|Software||Android 8.1 (Oreo) with Samsung Experience 9.0|
|Internal Memory||512 GB, 8 GB RAM or 128 GB, 6 GB RAM|
|Cameras||Back: 12 MP, 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF+|
Front: 8 MP Camera
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery|
Galaxy Note 9 Root Step-by-Step Instructions:
Please Note: We are not responsible for any damages caused. Do it at your own risk. We have tried our best to make it as simple as possible. Good Luck!
Step #01: Unlock Bootloader of Note 9
- Make sure your phone is charged up to 90% or more.
- Go to Settings>About>Software>Build Number. Now, Tap five to six times on build number until you see ” You are now a developer”.
- Now, go to Settings>Developer Options.
- Here, you will see an OEM unlock option, simply enable it.
- Congratulations, you have unlocked the bootloader of your Galaxy Note 9.
- This OEM unlock procedure works on Exynos chipset based Samsung smartphones.
- Also note that if there’s no OEM Unlock option, you need to wait for 7 days after your purchase date. [ Or you can change the date in Settings and do it now! ]
Step #02: Install TWRP Recovery on Note 9
- Download Minimal ADB and Fastboot drivers from the official XDA thread.
- Extract it into C:\
- Now, download official TWRP recovery image for the Samsung Galaxy Note 9.
- Extract the downloaded archive file and you will see twrp.img
- Copy this TWRP.img to C:\ (where you extracted ADB and fastboot)
- Now, while you are in the ADB folder, press Shift + Right-click and select “open command window here“.
- Connect your Samsung Galaxy Note 9 to PC.
- While your phone is connected to PC and command window is open, write the below code
adb reboot bootloader
- Your phone will boot into fastboot mode. Now, the next steps are pretty easy.
- When you see Fastboot written on your device, just enter this code into the command window.
fastboot flash recovery twrp.img
- Note: Please change twrp.img name according to your downloaded img file.
- Reboot your phone by entering this:
- Congratulations! TWRP recovery is flashed in your Note 9. Now comes the easiest way to root Note 9 without PC.
Step #03: Flash SuperSu via TWRP
- Download SuperSu from official website and transfer it to your Note 9 to root easily.
- Now, turn off your phone.
- Press & hold Volume Up + Bixby and Power button and wait until Samsung logo appears.
- You will be in TWRP menu. Press “Install” and select the “SuperSu.zip” file from phone’s storage.
- Now swipe to flash.
- Go back to main screen and tap “Reboot” > “Reboot to System”.
- Great! You have rooted your phone.
If you don’t like to flash SuperSu, proceed to the next additional step.
Step # 04: Flash Magisk via TWRP
- Download latest Magisk and transfer it to your phone.
- Similarly, turn off your phone.
- Press and hold Vol up+Bixby+Power Button and wait for Samsung logo to appear.
- In TWRP, select “Install”.
- Select Magisk zip file that you had transferred to your phone.
- Swipe to flash and boom! You have systemless root installed in your phone.
If you want another easy method, proceed to next step.
Step # 05: Install KingRoot App
- Download KingRoot App from official website.
- Install as normal apk file.
- Open this app and just tap the “No Root Permission” button.
- Wait for a while for the process to get completed.
- You will be notified after root access is granted.
Step # 06: Note 9 Root Verification
- Download Root Checker app from Playstore.
- Open it and tap on “Check Root”.
- Now, if you get a pop up message to grant root access to this app, it means that your phone is rooted successfully.
- You may uninstall this app if you want.
Please read carefully:
- You will lose Samsung Pay permanently after root. However, if you have rooted using Magisk, then you will be able to use Google Pay.
- If you get an error on boot “Only original binaries are allowed to be flashed”, you will need to flash stock firmware using ODIN.
- You will need to wait for 7 days to get root permission again.
Things to Do After Galaxy Note 9 Root:
You may have rooted your phone to extend your phone’s functionality. Firstly, you should make a complete backup of your phone in the perfectly working state. You can do so using TWRP.
You may want to install Lucky Patcher apk to enjoy root. Please always be careful while granting permissions to root apps. Some apps may cause bootloops. It is better to first read complete information about a root app from XDA forum.
You can unroot easily if you don’t find root useful. To do so, go to Magisk and click uninstall Magisk. Similarly, if you have rooted via SuperSu, open SuperSu and scroll down. You will find an option to unroot. Simply tap it and reboot. Your phone will be unrooted.
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