[DISCONTINUED][ROOT] [Extreme Syndicate] [Snapdragon][G955U/U1][V8 Bootloaders]

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jrkruse

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I updated the OP with new method that will hopefully cut down on certain phones bricking. I have no control over why certain phones brick when flashing combination firmware. Its most likely one of the partions over time has gotten corrupted.
 
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hamdaed22

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g955u after flash v8 boot loader its brick
No boot, does not go to boot loader, does not go to recovery, does not know USB at all, does not exist, help friends
 

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I updated the OP with new method that will hopefully cut down on certain phones bricking. I have no control over why certain phones brick when flashing combination firmware. Its most likely one of the partions over time has gotten corrupted.

Does this method allow us to install the Android 11 GSI? If not is there any other way to flash some variant of Android 11? Samsung and T-Mobile customer support apparently can't unlock my bootloader remotely so they said I could take it to a Samsung authorized store
 

jrkruse

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Does this method allow us to install the Android 11 GSI? If not is there any other way to flash some variant of Android 11? Samsung and T-Mobile customer support apparently can't unlock my bootloader remotely so they said I could take it to a Samsung authorized store
There is no bootloader unlock. You are stuck with samsung android 7 if you want root or android 9 stock
 

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So recently I got a Samsung Galaxy s8 plus as a backup and it has safestrap already on it. It is super buggy and laggy in my opinion and I would like to restore back to factory stock however every Odin file that I have tried gives me a auth fail.. I don't know what to do if anybody has any kind of information on this that would be great. Not a noob. Which confuses me even more lmfao
 

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It keeps rebooting into Safetrap without giving me an option. I flashed the Nougar zip within Safetrap but it does not work.

Edit. I fixed it. But I can't install Xposed "No Space left in disk"
 
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It keeps rebooting into Safetrap without giving me an option. I flashed the Nougar zip within Safetrap but it does not work.

Edit. I fixed it. But I can't install Xposed "No Space left in disk"
download the one from the link in the xposed repo, that one let me do it after clearing chrome and stuff with titanium backup
 

jrkruse

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Well its been a fun ride for the 8 series but from here on out I do not support or encourage rootIng this device. A good number of devices have become hard bricked from simply flashing the combo firmware. I don't know why this happens to only some phones possible a past OTA corrupted a partition on the phones or something. Whatever the reason I have decided to pull the method and will no longer support it. Please don't ask for files or help I will provide neither. I will leave rooted and non rooted safestrap roms up for those that still have a rooted 8 series.
 

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    Rooted Nougat Rom

    This is last nougat rom made for S8 it is prerooted with flashfire and safestrap preinstalled. It has CSC stuff for all carriers added. Its debloated slightly with knox removed. Some stuff may not work but im not sure as I cannot test but this stuff may include fingerprint and or face recognition. If stuff doesnt work it probably related to using pie modems and non-hlos on a nougat rom which you have no choice.



    Downloads
    system_s8plus_brb1.7z
    BL_G955U_NOUGAT_V8.tar.7z
    Includes Fingerprint and Face Unlock fix for above nougat rom. Just flash in BL slot in odin after everything else
    Magisk_System-v21_4.zip This is system magisk not the normal systemless magisk so magisk hide and modules will not work!
    SuperSU_System.zip
    Safestrap-4.12-T01-DREAMQLTE_PIE.zip Will boot straight to safestrap only for pie roms
    Safestrap-4.12-T01-DREAMQLTE_NOUGAT.zip Will Give you the safestrap splash screen on boot

    SM_955_Mods_Safestrap_NOUGAT.zip Will fix volte icon

    Directions
    Safestrap Method
    If you didnt upgrade to V8 bootloaders using odin. I recommend flashing full stock firmware with V8 bootloaders even if you are already on V8 bootloader via OTA update. I feel that maybe something in the OTA from V7 bootloaders to V8 may have corrupted a bootloader file and some people have experienced bricks with trying to update to V8 bootloaders from V7 using the below method so I recommend flashing full stock V8 firmware in Odin before trying this method and just understand there has been a risk of bricking device. Full stock can be found on Sammobile or updato or any other service you can find it. You will have to reroot of course. If you Updated to V8 bootloaders using odin method already then no need to do so again

    1. Extract system.img from the system_s8plus_brb1.7z and copy to phone also copy either SuperSu_System.zip or Magisk_System-v20.4.zip reboot to safestarp and flash system image
    2. Flash either SuperSu_System.zip or Magisk_System-v20.4.zip
    3. Reboot to download and flash BL_G955_NOUGAT_V7.tar.md5 in odin
    4. If you get constant rebooting to safestrap flash Nougat safestrap zip while in safestrap


    Non Rooted Pie Rom With Safestrap Can Be Found Here
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    Well its been a fun ride for the 8 series but from here on out I do not support or encourage rootIng this device. A good number of devices have become hard bricked from simply flashing the combo firmware. I don't know why this happens to only some phones possible a past OTA corrupted a partition on the phones or something. Whatever the reason I have decided to pull the method and will no longer support it. Please don't ask for files or help I will provide neither. I will leave rooted and non rooted safestrap roms up for those that still have a rooted 8 series.
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    I updated the OP with new method that will hopefully cut down on certain phones bricking. I have no control over why certain phones brick when flashing combination firmware. Its most likely one of the partions over time has gotten corrupted.
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