Before You Even Attempt This Process You must Have Knowledge Of Using Odin. Also The Ability To Run Command Prompts With Windows And Know That This Stuff Works With Your Computer And Phone. If You Cannot Even Get The Combo Firmware To Flash Or Boot Then Stop And Give Up! This Process Is Not For You!!!!
This will install a pie rom with safestrap on your phone and give you the ability too flash zips and modify system with safestrap recovery. There is currently no root method for pie
Downloads V6 Bootloaders
Downloads V5 Bootloaders
Make sure latest samsung drivers are installed on your computer. Try not to use USB 3 ports
1. Download and unzip the N950U_Full_EDL_V*_Pie_Safestrap.rar
2. Reboot phone to EDL Mode. Now this can be done one of 3 ways. Choose A, B or C method bellow
A... If already on safestrap use the reboot to edl in the power menuMake sure device installed on computer as Qualcomn 9008 device as this pic shows and note the com port number
B... Flash Combo Firmware COMBINATION_FA71_N950U************1.rar and run the Reboot_EDL.bat in the N950U_Full_EDL_V5_Pie_Safestrap
C...IF THIS IS YOUR FIRST TIME DOING THIS OR YOU ARE NOT EXPERIENCED WITH EDL USE THE COMBO FIRMWARE METHOD IN B
Reboot phone to download mode and use odin and in BL slot flash BL_ZERO_FORCE_EDL_N950U_V*.tar.md5. This method has
some risk as you are zeroing out the bootloaders so you need to make sure you can run edl and that your computer will
recognize your phone in 9008 edl mode. So if unsure you probably need to run A or B above as they do not zero bootloaders
and can be brought out of edl mode by simply rebooting. Once you flash bootloaders and phone reboots to black screen do not unplug phone from computer until you run the edl recovery bat file
3. Once phone is recognized by computer as Qualcomn 9008 device run the N950U_Recovery.bat you will have to input your com port number it should tell you the com number in command prompt dialog at the top if it does not tell you you are probably not connected correctly. Enter the number when it ask you not the COM letters just the number. The process will take awhile and may seem to hang for a few minutes just let it go unless it hangs for hours.
4. When it says finished on command window reboot your phone to download mode by holding power+vol down+bixby buttons
5. In odin load BL_N950USQS5DSF6.tar.md5 in BL slot and HOME_CSC_OYN_N950U_CACHE.tar.md5 in CSC slot and flash when done phone will reboot to recovery.
6. In recovery you will get an error this is ok just wipe data in recovery and reboot and enjoy your Pie system with safestrap
To Enter And Exit Safestrap After Intitial Install
1. To enter safetrap flash the BL_ENG_BOOTLOADERS_SAFESTRAP_N950U_V*.tar.md5 in BL Slot in odin phone will boot too safestrap sometimes it may take a minute to do so
2. To leave safestrap reboot to bootloader or download still does not work so you still need to manually reboot to bootloader
3. Use modded Odin and load BL_N950USQS******.tar.md5 In BL Slot
If Having Trouble With EDL
1. Do not use USB 3 ports
2. Disable or remove your Antivirus (because sometimes virus can block instaling drivers , ports or running flash tool)
3. Put your windows in Test mode
To put your Windows in test mode just Run As Administrator Command Prompt and insert one of the following command:
bcdedit -set testsigning on ( to enable test mode)
bcdedit -set testsigning off ( to disable test mode)
Or Disable driver signature
for Windows 7
for Windows 10 users:
After that reboot your PC .
4. Uninstall all flash program from your pc like MiFlash , QPST , Qloader ...
Use Revo Uninstaller for advanced uninstaling that clean leftover files and registry which is stored inside your Windows registry.
After that reboot your PC .
5. Install Microsoft .NET Framework 4 download from here: (if you already have instaled skip this)
6. Install Minimal ADB & Fastboot 1.4.3 command tool download from here
(while you start installing tool check to be in desktop is easy )
in order to install run ADB & Fastboot 1.43.exe with Administrator and just write y and hit enter for all .
- @BotsOne for V5 EDL files for Note 8
- @Kamrys for the V5 EDL files
- @XYLZ786 for bring to my attention the V5 EDL files
- @Raymonf for modified odin
- @afaneh92 for safestrap Main Thread Here Consider a donation to him he worked along time on this Donation Link
- @me2151 for finding samfail method. EDL Help Stealing some of his ideas
- @tytydraco for some instructions
- @mweinbach for some instructions, Discord thread providing the Pie update zips
- @Craz Basics for xposed on non rooted
- @partcyborg for finding the root method!
- @elliwigy for being great help and original S8 root. EDL Help Stealing some of his ideas
- @rayan-refoua for boot animation
- @SamGuy2020 for testing S8 V5 install method and bricking his phone in the process
- @klabit87 for all kinds of stuff
- @stang5litre for all kinds of stuff
- @jds3118 for help over the years