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By xXSWagnemitEXx, Junior Member on 25th January 2019, 07:55 AM
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Exynos variants such as International (F), International Dual(Hybrid)-SIM (F/DS),

i am not responsible if anything goes wrong. You are still the one who tryed to flash the files. Even tough this should work as it worked for me and some friends.


Hello XDA

This is my first post (sorry if one already exists)

Today i am going to tell you how to root the Galaxy S9 International on android 9 Pie on stock touchwiz rom.

First of all download all these files;

Prince comsy odin: https://forum.xda-developers.com/and...-13-1-t3762572
Team win recovery https://forum.xda-developers.com/gal...xynos-t3763464
ElementalX Kernel https://elementalx.org/devices/samsung-galaxy-s9/
No verity encrypt: https://androidfilehost.com/?fid=962187416754474353
Magisk 18.0 https://forum.xda-developers.com/app...mless-t3473445

Now for the root

First you need to unlock OEM, you can do this in developer options,
If there is no developer options you need to enable this
you can do this in: Settings>About Phone > software information > click 5 times on build number.


When you unlock OEM everything on your phone gets wiped so make a backup!!

When the wiping is complete, turn off your phone and go to download mode (Vol down + Bixby + Power)

Then connect the phone to your pc and start odin

In odin go to options, and disable f.reset and auto reboot.

Then press the AP button and select the TWRP image you downloaded.

When TWRP is flashed, force reboot your phone (Vol down+ Power) when it is powered off quickly press Vol Up + Bixby + Power to get into recovery
Swipe to allow modifications. And format /data
Then reboot into recovery.

When rebooted mount USB Storage and connect the phone to the PC
Then you can click&Drag the other files (elemental, Magisk, No verity)

When the files are on the phone, go to install and search for the files you just put on the phone.

Install in this order:
Flash No-Verity-Encrypt
Then flash the custom kernel (ElementalX)
And as last flash Magisk.

When you did this, you want to Factory reset, Wipe cache and Dalvik.

Then you can reboot the phone, and install it.


(It is possible that you stay at the boot logo for a long time (Not the galaxy s9 one but the next one) What you need to do then is let it boot for 5 minutes, then force reboot (vol down+Power) and then the phone boots fine)

Again, just to make sure check if OEM is still unlocked (sometimes this get locked again)

Please note that when you do this, you lose secure folder and other functions, also is the knox tripped (0x1)
But the Fingerprint, Irisscanner and samsung account works.

SOMETIMES IT IS NEEDED TO INSTALL THE MAGISK MANAGER MANUALLY, YOU CAN JUST DOWNLOAD THE FILE FROM THE LINK IN THIS POST

Hope this helps.
If you do have any questions, please do the following first;
Note any errors that odin or your phone gives you. I want to help you, but i do need to know what is going wrong.

(Sorry for my bad english)
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25th January 2019, 07:56 AM |#2  
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29th January 2019, 03:23 PM |#3  
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So you won't need RMM-state_bypass on pie anymore?!? Seems hard to believe...
And why exactly you need to flash that custom kernel, which benefits does this bring with it?
29th January 2019, 03:57 PM |#4  
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So you won't need RMM-state_bypass on pie anymore?!? Seems hard to believe...
And why exactly you need to flash that custom kernel, which benefits does this bring with it?

If you dont use the custom kernel, you will get RMM error.
Iris scanner wont work, Fingerprint wont work, Samsung account wont work. When you reboot the phone you get a little "Bootloop" at the lockscreen (Screen flashes and is unusable and your pattern isn't saved)
I dont know what else breaks because i cant even get past the lockscreen with stock kernel

(Also you get better performace and battery life)

Hope this helps
29th January 2019, 11:14 PM |#5  
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work it with s9+?

Sorry for my English...
30th January 2019, 06:21 AM |#6  
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Yes, but you want to use tgpkernel then otherwise it will not work (problems described abovel

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30th January 2019, 10:17 AM |#7  
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Last samsung phone i rooted was the note 3, and i remember that doing that "tripped" knox 0x1 and this basically voided the warranty. It's the same with S9? is there some non-reversible change that happens to the phone when rooting?
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Last samsung phone i rooted was the note 3, and i remember that doing that "tripped" knox 0x1 and this basically voided the warranty. It's the same with S9? is there some non-reversible change that happens to the phone when rooting?

Yes, the knox will still trip (0x1).
In europe, when you can show that the root is not the cause of the problem, they have to fix it under warranty.
Also there are some functions you will lose (forever)
Knox,
Samsung pass,
Samsung Pay,
S-Health(you can fix this one with a build.prop tweak)
Secure folder

If you plan to use one of these (exceptpt s-health) It is better not to root your phone (there are still external app's you can use if you plan to root your phone)
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2nd February 2019, 09:10 PM |#9  
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Is there a way to update the stock firmware when you have root? Or do i have to do all over again?
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I have this lock screen flashing bootloop issue, what is the fix? I have tried factory restores but get the same results once I set a lock/passcode and reboot. Samsung Account and Bixby also do not work as you mentioned.
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You can use TGPkernel then,

Some phones have this issue, some not.
I have seen that 3 friends of mine it worked, and also on 3 not, so this is a very weird issue

What was the fix with them is to install TGPkernel




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The only way i know is to install a custom kernel,
Otherwise you have to download latest stock rom, and flash this using odin.
wich changes your recovery.img and boot.img, aswell as the kernel. so you have to flash this all over again
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