Galaxy Note 9 is one of the most selling Smartphones by Samsung. To date, it is still counted amongst the most powerful devices launched as of now.
If you own a Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and you want to root it, then you are at the right place.
In this article, we will be discussing how one can root their Samsung Galaxy Note 9.
Before you begin rooting your device, you will first have to unlock the bootloader of your phone and then install TWRP (which is the custom recovery image).
After doing all this, you will be able to root Samsung Galaxy Note 9. Worry not, this is the complete guide to help you root.
This article will discuss the steps to unlock the bootloader, install TWRP, and also root Samsung Galaxy Note 9.
Ensure that you follow every step carefully if you want to successfully root your device.
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Why Root Your Device?
When your device is not rooted, you are limited by the functionality of the phone.
However, rooting the phone gives you access to features, which you cannot use while your phone was unrooted.
Below are a few benefits of rooting your device:
- You can install custom ROMs on your device after you have rooted it. Without rooting, adding custom ROMs can be difficult, and impossible with various devices.
- Users can install system apps after rooting their devices.
- You can block ads in apps.
- Rooting allows users to add apps that were not compatible with their device previously.
- You can completely customize your device the way you want after you have rooted it.
- You will also be able to optimize the phone to increase its performance and battery life.
Given below are important downloads that you must have before you continue with the process. You will need these files ahead in the process.
- Android SDK and Platform Tools
- TWRP .tar file- For Snapdragon Variant | For Exynos Variant
- Magisk Zip File
Download and install Odin on your PC.
Also, ensure you extract the Android SDK and platform-tools on your PC.
Things To Take Care Of When Rooting Your Device
There are certain things that you must take care of when you root your device.
- Have a backup of your data, because rooting will delete all the data on your phone.
- Make sure your phone is charged to 80% or more before you continue with the process.
- Rooting will void your warranty. Only root your device, when your device is out of warranty or when the warranty doesn’t matter to you much.
Unlocking Bootloader, Installing TWRP, And Rooting Samsung Galaxy Note 9
Now that you know everything about rooting devices, we can get ahead with the process. We have divided the process into two steps.
The very first step involves unlocking the bootloader and installing TWRP, whereas the second step involves rooting the device using Magisk.
Unlocking Bootloader And Installing TWRP on Galaxy Note 9
- Firstly, you will have to enable developer options and USB debugging on your device. To do so, visit the Settings of your phone.
- In the settings, head to the System and then to the About phone section. In the about phone section, you will have to tap on the build number several times.
- You will see a notification ‘You are now a developer’ at the bottom of your screen.
- After you see the notification, head back to the settings menu.
- Now in the settings menu, search for developer options. In the developer options, you will see an OEM unlocking toggle.
- Turn it on.
- Also in the developer options, there will be a USB debugging toggle, make sure you also turn that on.
- Now run the ODIN tool as administrator on your PC.
- To do so, head to the start menu and then search for ODIN. Run the tool as administrator by right-clicking on it.
- Now you will have to reboot your device to download mode.
- To do so, first, switch off your device. After you have switched off your device, press the volume down + Bixby button + power button to boot your phone to download mode.
- Once in download mode, connect your phone to your computer using the USB cable.
- When you connect your phone to your computer, you will see a blue sign on the Odin window in the ID:COM section having the USB port number.
- Click on the AP tab and then select the TWRP recovery image (.tar file) that you downloaded earlier and load it.
- Next uncheck the ‘Re-partition’ option and ‘Auto Reboot’ option that you will find in the Options tab.
- Now click on start.
- ODIN will start flashing the TWRP recovery image on your phone. Once the process is completed, you will see a PASS message.
- Next, you will have to root to TWRP recovery mode.
- To do so, press the volume up + power button combo for a few seconds. You will be headed to the TWRP recovery mode.
- Now you can boot to the normal mode on your Samsung Galaxy Note 9.
Root your Samsung Galaxy Note 9 using Magisk
Now that you have unlocked the bootloader and installed TWRP, you can now root your phone. To do so, follow the steps given below-
- Firstly copy your Magisk zip file to the internal storage of your phone. Ensure you are booted to your phone normally.
- Connect your phone to your computer using the cable, and ensure file transfer is on.
- Next, you can copy the file to the internal storage of your phone.
- Once the Magisk zip file is copied to your phone, boot to the TWRP recovery mode as we did in the above guide.
- In the TWRP recovery mode, tap on the install button. Now head to the location where you copied the Magisk zip file, and select the file.
- Click on install image. You will be asked to confirm the installation by swiping the toggle.
- Swipe the toggle to confirm flashing the Magisk to your phone.
- Once the process is completed, you can reboot your phone normally.
- To check whether your phone is rooted or not, open the Magisk Manager app on your device.
- In the Magisk Manager app, if you see all the options with the green tick, then it means that you have successfully rooted your device.
That’s how you can unlock the OEM bootloader, flash TWRP, and root your Samsung Galaxy Note 9.
We hope you didn’t find the process too difficult.
Make sure you follow all the steps carefully to prevent hard bricking your device.