If you want to load up the Galaxy S9 software on your Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus to convert your phone to a full Galaxy S9, here’s a step-by-step guide even a complete noob...
For those of you who want to root your Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8+ on latest Android 8.0 Oreo, here’s how to do it.
Before we begin, rooting process WILL ERASE EVERYTHING ON YOUR PHONE and you will LOSE SAMSUNG PAY FORVER!!!(But you can use Google Pay.)
This root supports the following models:Galaxy S8 SM-G950F, SM-G950FD, Korean SM-G950N Galaxy S8+ SM-G955F, SM-G955FD, Korean SM-G955N
For those of you who want to upgrade to Android 8.0 Oreo on your Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus early, here’s how to do it easily. Root is NOT required for the upgrade and also this is a 100% stock firmware so you won’t lose Samsung Pay if you are not rooted. Also, this method DOES NOT ERASE DATA since it is a stock firmware. But we do highly recommend you to make a backup just in case things go wrong. For rooted users, this method WILL REMOVE ROOT. You will have to re-root and that requires erasing data so if you absolutely need root, wait for the TWRP flashable version instead of this method.
In this tutorial, I will show you how to easily unroot your Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus with stock firmware just in case something goes wrong or you simply want to put official Samsung software back on your phone. Remember, flashing stock firmware WILL ERASE EVERYTHING on your phone so please MAKE A BACKUP of everything before preceding.
If you wanted to get new Note 8 software features on your Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus, you can grab the Note 8 Experience ROM by XDA user DJRaz. This is a 100% ported ROM from a real Note 8, meaning all new Note 8 features will work on your Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus so long as it doesn’t require the new second camera. The biggest change with Note 8 include Live messages and App Paring in multi-window. Samsung Notes app works flawless, make sure to turn on S-Pen in Settings to make it work with your hands. Not all S-Pen features work on this ROM obviously as it is a work in progress. Smart Select does not work due to no S-Pen and also Translate feature does not work as you cannot select text in the mode. But GIF animation mode works in Smart Select.
In this tutorial, I show you how to root Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus, this root method ONLY works for international Exynos models. Bootloader is locked on U.S. models, sell it and get an international model if you want root.
*Note – This root method is OLD PLEASE FOLLOW NEW ROOT METHOD HERE.