Here is a complete step-by-step tutorial for how to root Galaxy Note 9 running Android 8.1 Oreo official firmware. Samsung’s recent Note device comes packed with some amazingly powerful hardware and a beautiful design. Running Android, users can easily root the smartphone with the guide ahead. Thanks to utilities like TWRP custom recovery and Magisk system-less root, it has truly become quite easy to implement root. After you complete the install process, users would be able to download and install root apps directly from Play Store. That’s not all, root can be further utilized to install system mods, themes and many other system utilities. The complete root procedure for Samsung Galaxy Note 9 has been listed ahead.
There are two main tools that we will use for rooting Galaxy Note 9. First is latest TWRP custom recovery, this will allow users to flash third-party zip files on their smartphones. Second, we will utilize latest Magisk which is a system-less root solution and one that is fully compatible with Galaxy Note 9. Now, before taking you through the steps, we recommend you create a backup of all your data as any system modification always carries the risk of a factory reset. Continue reading for complete steps on how to root Galaxy Note 9.
Disclaimer: All the custom ROMs and firmwares, official software updates, tools, mods or anything mentioned in the tutorial belong to their respective owners/developers. We (TeamAndroid.com) or the developers are not to be held responsible if you damage or brick your device. We don’t have you on gun point to try out this tutorial 😉
Root Galaxy Note 9 with Magisk – Details:
It is important to note that we will be making use of Magisk root utility for rooting Samsung Galaxy Note 9. Magisk is a systemless root solution that gets flashed onto the device through TWRP custom recovery. This utility has been quite popular with all Android devices and we are happy to announce that it works well with the latest Samsung Galaxy flagship series.
For those who are new to this and are not sure about Magisk, please read the following two paragraphs for a quick intro to the root package:
Magisk is a root utility meant for recent Android revisions. It works by simply patching the boot image and other related files while not messing with the main system partition. This means, the root implementation through Magisk is much cleaner and is easier to uninstall afterwards.
After you finish implementing Magisk, there is no difference between systemless root or root gained by modifying the system partition. Rather, Magisk has its own Magisk Modules which give it an edge over other root solutions.
In case you have already rooted your Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and are now looking for how to unroot your phone, we have a guide for that as well. You can read more about it here: How to UnRoot Galaxy Note 9 on Official Firmware.
There are tons of useful articles and how-to guides on Team Android for the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, but we think you might be interested in the following posts:
- USB Drivers: Samsung Galaxy Note 9 USB Drivers and How to Connect with Computer.
- Wallpapers: Download Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Official Stock Wallpapers.
- Galaxy Note 9 Apps: Download Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Stock System Apps.
- Custom ROMs: For a complete collection of Samsung Galaxy Note 9 custom ROMs, click here!
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 USB Drivers
You will need to connect your Android phone with the computer. For that, please make sure you have installed the USB drivers for Samsung Galaxy Note 9 properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:
Download Samsung Galaxy Note 9 USB drivers!
All set and ready? Good. Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial below and root Galaxy Note 9 on Android 8.1 official firmware.
HOW TO: Root Note 9 on Official Firmware
Here are all the steps you would need to root Galaxy Note 9 with Android 8.1 Oreo firmware through Magisk utility and TWRP custom recovery.
Just To Remember:
- This tutorial is only for Galaxy Note 9 devices running Android 8.1 Oreo.
- Your phone should be running latest Android 8.1 Oreo firmware.
- Enjoy rooting your Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and let us know about it in the comments!
Complete Step-By-Step Instructions:
NOTE: You need to have a custom recovery installed on your Galaxy Note 9 device i.e. TWRP before proceeding below. Don’t have it installed? Read: How to Install TWRRP custom recovery on Samsung Galaxy Note 9.
Step 1 – Download Magisk Root (Magisk-v17.2.zip) for Galaxy Note 9 device to your computer.
Step 2 – Connect your Galaxy Note 9 device to your computer using the USB cable.
Step 3 – Now copy/paste the downloaded Magisk-v17.2.zip files to your internal storage. Make sure the file is in the internal storage root (not in any folder).
Step 4 – Then turn OFF your phone and disconnect from the USB cable.
Step 5 – Now to get in the Recovery Mode (TWRP Recovery). Switch ON the phone while pressing and holding Volume Down + Power buttons together. Alternatively, read this: How to Access Recovery Mode on the Samsung Galaxy Note 9.
NOTE: Screenshots of the Team Win Recovery Project (TWRP Recovery) may change as new versions are released.