Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Snapdragon) rooted without tripping Knox

A root means for the Snapdragon (US) variant of the Samsung Galaxy Be aware 8 ^( has now been equipped due to group from the XDA Builders boards. The process is referred to as SamFAIL and the oldsters at the back of it have even controlled to reach it with out tripping Knox ^(

The process is in line with a changed boot symbol which may also be flashed the use of Samsung’s ODIN software tool, and you’ll re-flash the inventory Be aware 8 tool at any time (once more, with out tripping Knox). It received’t release your bootloader or SIM release your Be aware 8, it merely grants it root privileges.

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Knox is Samsung’s safety device that may, amongst different issues, void your tool guaranty and save you Samsung Pay from functioning. This happens when your tool turns into “compromised” otherwise you tamper with the device so as to check out and save you possible safety threats.

Even though your tool guaranty would apparently stay intact, there are some caveats with the process that may be deal breakers. At the beginning, this root means would purpose Google’s SafetyNet API to fail — and you’ll’t Magisk ^( your means round it — that means sure apps would now not paintings (like Netflix). Worse nonetheless, the Be aware 8 will forestall charging at 80% as soon as it have been rooted.

That is one thing that have been observed in a earlier Samsung root means ^(, and it has most likely been carried out by way of Samsung to discourage folks from rooting the tool. That mentioned, XDA Builders notes that this can be only a visible indicator, and the tool would possibly nonetheless rate as standard.

If you wish to root your Galaxy Be aware 8, consult with the devoted SamFAIL XDA thread right here ^(