In this tutorial, I’m going to show you ways to root Galaxy Note 9 easily and quickly employing a few tools like ODIN, Magisk, and TWRP recovery.
Note: Rooting your Samsung device will VOID WARRANTY, PERMANENTLY disable Samsung Pay and Secure Folder!
Table of contents
- 1 Note: Rooting your Samsung device will VOID WARRANTY, PERMANENTLY disable Samsung Pay and Secure Folder!
- 1.1 The following Galaxy Note 9 models will be rooted with this root method:
- 1.2 The following models have LOCKED bootloaders:
- 1.3 VERY IMPORTANT: Before hitting “Start”, be able to hold down Volume Up, Bixby, and also the Power buttons together. Please WATCH the video tutorial some times before trying as if you smash, you will start over from scratch and will even re-install stock firmware and wait for 7-days if you’ve got a Note 9 that has OEM Unlock jail.
1. Check under Settings->About Phone to work out the “Model number” of your Galaxy Note 9 and confirm it’s supported below. I’m using SM-N960F/DS which is a global Exynos dual-SIM model.
The following Galaxy Note 9 models will be rooted with this root method:
- SM-N960F International Exynos
- SM-N960F/DS International Exynos Dual SIM
- SM-N9600 Snapdragon Chinese Model
- SM-N960N Exynos
- SM-N960X Exynos
The following models have LOCKED bootloaders:
- SM-N960U U.S. Unlocked Snapdragon
- SM-N960U Verizon Snapdragon
- SM-N960U AT&T Snapdragon
- SM-N960U T-Mobile Snapdragon
- SM-N960U Sprint Snapdragon
- Any other SM-N960U
If you would like to root your Note 9 or any Samsung phones generally, you may want to AVOID U.S. Snapdragon models as all of them have LOCKED BOOTLOADERS.
This has been the case for the LAST 3 YEARS! If you probably did not know that, now you recognize. I personally recommend the SM-N960F/DS model, which works flawlessly on both T-Mobile or AT&T 4G LTE.
For Sprint or Verizon users, you’re OUT OF LUCK, try getting an unlocked version of Pixel, Pixel 2, or Pixel 3, which have unlocked bootloaders and works flawlessly on both Sprint and Verizon.
2. Head to Settings->About Phone->Software Information and tap on the “Build number” about 5 times until it says the developer mode has been turned ON.
3. Next, tap on the rear button twice and you may see a replacement menu option called, “Developer options”, tap thereon.
4. Make sure “OEM unlock” is checked ON. When you do this, your phone will “factory reset” and it will erase EVERYTHING on your phone. Once you have done that, let your phone reset and go ahead and sign back into your phone. Then continue to Step 5. (You don’t need to do Step 4 again after the reset.)
5. Power off your Galaxy Note 9. While holding down the Volume Down and Power buttons together, connect a USB cable from your computer to your Note 9.
You will see the ODIN Warning message.
Hi, the Volume Up key to enter the ODIN Download Mode.
6. Download the following files:
- N9_S9_Root_for_OEM_issue_devices_V3.zip – Link
- TWRP recovery for Snapdragon – Link
- TWRP recovery for Exynos – Link
- Samsung USB Drivers – Link
- ODIN program – Link
7. Unzip the ODIN zip file and run the ODIN EXE program inside the unzipped folder. (DO NOT attempt to run the EXE program WITHOUT unzipping!)
8. You ought to see a blue-highlighted box with a random COM number. If you don’t see it, you wish to put in the Samsung USB drivers you downloaded earlier. Simply run the program to put in Samsung USB drivers then unplug and re-plug the USB cable to your Galaxy Note 9 and you ought to see it.
Next, choose “AP” then choose the TWRP recovery file you downloaded earlier.
After hitting Start, hold down Volume Up, Bixby, and also the Power buttons together IMMEDIATELY. You’ll be able to hold down Volume Down, Bixby key first then hold down Power button when the screen goes BLANK.
9. If done correctly, you should be in TWRP recovery.
10. Choose “Keep Read Only” to enter TWRP recovery for Galaxy Note 9. This is often a custom recovery that may allow you to flash stuff like Magisk or perhaps custom ROM.
11. Next, we’ll do a fresh wipe so select “Wipe”.
Then choose “Format Data”.
Type “yes”. And this may ERASE EVERYTHING ON YOUR NOTE 9 AGAIN
12. When done, return to the house menu and choose “Reboot”.
Then choose “Recovery”. This may reboot you into TWRP recovery without letting the Note 9 reboot into the system. Don’t LET IT BOOT INTO SYSTEM.
13. Choose “Keep Read Only”.
14. Next, return to your computer and replica over the N9_S9_Root_for_OEM_issue_device_V3.zip to your Galaxy Note 9 internal storage. If you have got trouble connecting to your computer as a disk drive(which should actually work automatically in TWRP recovery), you’ll be able to also use a USB OTG adapter that came along with your Note 9 and connects a USB flash drive thereto.
(TWRP has a choice to change storage to your microSD card or USB OTG, and yes you’ll be able to also use a microSD card.)
15. Next, return to your Galaxy Note 9 TWRP recovery and choose “Install” and install the file you simply copied over and you may enter an AROMA graphical installer.
During installation, choose “Patch for OEM issue”. While not all Galaxy Note 9 has this issue, it doesn’t HURT or affect the phone in ANY thanks to installing. It should be better to put in this feature just in case you’re unsure but my Note 9 didn’t have this issue but I still installed it.
Also, choose “Root with Magisk” as this can install a modified version of Magisk that works with the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Android smartphone.
When done, simply reboot and you must see a welcome sign like below. Simply register.
16. Once fully signed in, you ought to see a brand new app called “Magisk Manager”. If you don’t see it, which sometimes happens, you’ll be able to install the Magisk Manager APK by downloading and installing it manually.
Open the Magisk Manager app and you ought to see “Install version” with a checkmark. If you see that, CONGRATULATIONS, you’ve got fully rooted your Samsung Galaxy Note 9
You can also verify you have got 100% root by installing any rooted app like the free Titanium Backup app(which I highly recommend for backing up all of your apps with app data) and you must see a Superuser Request window crop up like below.
Connect to the net and open Magisk Manager app again and you’ll be able to see if your Note 9 passes SafetyNet check. If it does like on mine, you’ll be able to hide root from stuff like Google Pay, Pokemon Go, banking apps, Fornite, Nintendo games, and far rather more.
This can allow you to stay employing a rooted Note 9 even on apps that normally don’t run with root, the sweetness of Magisk(always huge due to TopJohnWu, the developer behind Magisk, please donate to him).
Credits – HUGE because of Dr. Ketan, who made the scripted version of modified Magisk with OEM Unlock disabler.