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By jrkruse, Recognized Contributor on 26th February 2019, 03:49 AM
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This root method uses the EDL files to flash a modified rooted system image to SM-G950U/U1/W with version 5 bootloaders. This will give you a prerooted version of the COMBINATION_FA70_G950USQU5ARG4 firmware. Safestrap is also preinstalled so you can easily goto an Oreo or Pie system with safestrap or run a stock rooted nougat rom. This is not a usable rom its just gives you the ability to have safestrap again for you people that have lost it because of bootloader updates


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G950U_V5_9008.rar
S8+ SM-G955U/U1/W Can Be Found Here

Directions

Make sure your samsung drivers are up to date
1. In Odin_Firmware folder install COMBINATION_FA70_G950USQU5ARG4_CL13344735_QB188057 22_REV00_user_mid_noship_MULTI_CERT.tar.md5 A wipe will probably be needed to boot
2. Once booted make sure phone is plugged into computer and in G950U_V5_9008 folder run Reboot_EDL.bat phone will reboot to a black screen
3. Make sure device installed on computer as Qualcomn 9008 device as this pic shows and note the com port number
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4. Run Recover_System.exe in the G950U_V5_9008 folder 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
5. When process complete on command window force reboot to bootloader and in odin flash BL_ENG_BOOTLOADERS_SAFESTRAP_G950U_V5.tar.md5 from Odin_Firmware folder
6. Phone should reboot to safestrap
7. You will also have rooted combo firmware installed
8. You can now head over to my Verizon S8+ forums where I have safestrap installable roms for S8 and S8+ All carriers support

- @Kamrys fir 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
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26th February 2019, 03:50 AM |#2  
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Here is the full EDL Rescure files if you brick your phone these could help you recovery. Just be aware that recovering a hard brick usually involves tearing the phone apart and jumping the test point pin which I am not going to go into detail the files are just being posted for people that know how and what to do with them

G950U_Full_EDL_V5.7z
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26th February 2019, 04:10 AM |#3  
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Nice! You always seem to come up with some way to make things work.
Congrats on the great work!

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26th February 2019, 04:10 AM |#4  
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I will try in an hour
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26th February 2019, 04:15 AM |#5  
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@jrkruse
I followed you with s5. My hero
However, I am a little slow, could you or anyone explain what does this do exactly?
26th February 2019, 04:22 AM |#6  
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@jrkruse
I followed you with s5. My hero
However, I am a little slow, could you or anyone explain what does this do exactly?



Its just what the description says. Once the bootloaders were updated on S8 it lost the ability to flash modified system images in odin. There for loosing ability to gain root or use safestrap recovery. This method will get that ability back


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26th February 2019, 04:25 AM |#7  
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Nice! You always seem to come up with some way to make things work.
Congrats on the great work!

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If I don’t find a way I ask you and then you usually do. I have alot of great people help me out along the way


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Hey I just want to make sure I'm understanding this correctly, this gives us root on V5 BL right? Only for nougat image I'm assuming but this also gives us safestrap to hop between Oreo and pie too? If that's what I just read, this is exciting news and major congrats to @jrkruse and a major thank you to him and everyone that helped!!! Your dedication to development with our S8 generation devices is GREATLY appreciated by the community!

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Can i use it for my s8 active (g892u)?
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I am in step 4. Screen still black for 5 minutes
When should I put command reboot to bootloader

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Nothing happening. Black screen
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