How To Guide Guide to root Galaxy S22 Plus (B/E/N/0), unlock bootloader and flash official firmware (noob friendly)

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Bootloaders unlocked and phone rooted (SM-906E), however, even after flashing safety-net fix Playstore shows as device uncertified any solutions?
if you have magisk stable just go to magiskhide section , add google playstore and google services ( expand and check all squares )
force close playstore and google services from settings/applications, clear both data
reboot

with magisk stable or alpha you can use zygisk + zygisk safetynetfix and do the same steps
 
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Anybody on March firmware (Rooted) - managed to update to the April firmware without losing data ?
If yes ... How ?
Yep here ;)
The Guide on first page is misleading.
In odin you must select HOME_CSC instead of CSC to keep your data,
the USERDATA field must be empty.
So, use bifrost (app or pc program) to download the new firmware
unzip it
copy the ap file to your phone
patch the ap file with newest magsik app (i use canary instead of alpha)
copy the magisk_patched-VERSION_RANDOM.tar from phone to your pc
start odin and select the files
power down the phone
hold vol up and vol down and connect to pc
short press vol up? to boot into odin/download mode
press start in odin
dont be scared of the erasing screen on phone reboot, after it, it will optimize your apps and all will be fine

hope this helps <3
 

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Yep here ;)
The Guide on first page is misleading.
In odin you must select HOME_CSC instead of CSC to keep your data,
the USERDATA field must be empty.
So, use bifrost (app or pc program) to download the new firmware
unzip it
copy the ap file to your phone
patch the ap file with newest magsik app (i use canary instead of alpha)
copy the magisk_patched-VERSION_RANDOM.tar from phone to your pc
start odin and select the files
power down the phone
hold vol up and vol down and connect to pc
short press vol up? to boot into odin/download mode
press start in odin
dont be scared of the erasing screen on phone reboot, after it, it will optimize your apps and all will be fine

hope this helps <3


Did this method work for you when moving from March (AVC6) firmware to April Firmware (AVCJ) probably on last week ?
You didn't wipe or factory reset between the above?

Confirm if possible, So I will also switch to Canary and attempt again.
(Also is it the official Magisk Canary from here? )

Thank you for your message and time! Much appreciated !
 
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Wired Life

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Jun 15, 2015
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Did this method work for you when moving from March (AVC6) firmware to April Firmware (AVCJ) probably on last week ?
You didn't wipe or factory reset between the above?

Confirm if possible, So I will also switch to Canary and attempt again.
(Also is it the official Magisk Canary from here? )

Thank you for your message and time! Much appreciated !
Yep right, and it did no wipe or factory reset.
Its very important to use the HOME_CSC instead of the CSC and keep the USERDATA field empty. And look out for errors when patching the AP file.
Dont panik on the erasing screen, its only erasing the system files not the userdata, because its a full update instead of incremental.
 

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Yep right, and it did no wipe or factory reset.
Its very important to use the HOME_CSC instead of the CSC and keep the USERDATA field empty. And look out for errors when patching the AP file.
Dont panik on the erasing screen, its only erasing the system files not the userdata, because its a full update instead of incremental.
now you dont have samsung pass, samsung pay, shealth right ? and netflix L3
 

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So to be clear (new to this), I can't root U.S. models of G22+ (SM-S906U1) because of the locked oem settings? Is that going to be indefinite or is/will there a way to bypass that?
 
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    Your warranty is now void.
    
    
    
    If you root your device, Your KNOX status will be tripped.
    
    You can still pass the safety net after you root if you follow the instructions.
    
    I am not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards although it is not really possible
    
    Please do some research if you have any concerns about doing this to your device



    How to flash official firmware? (not the root and unlock bootloader part!)



    You will need:



    A Galaxy S22 Plus and common sense



    Samsung Odin (the flashing tool of the official firmware)






    You need to extract the zip file and you are going to use the file Odin3_v3.14.1.exe inside the folder.



    Samsung Android USB Driver for Windows






    Double-click and install the exe file.



    Samsung Official Firmware






    Download the platform you want to download to. (Windows)



    You need to extract the zip and double click open the file Bifrost.exe inside the folder.



    You need to fill in the Model, Region, press the Check for Updates button and the Download button.



    How to find the Model: on your phone → Settings → About Phone → The third row says the Model number and you need to remove the part with the part of /xx, for example, SM-S906B/DS and you only need to type SM-S906B



    How to find the Region: You can check the Region at this link https://samfrew.com/model/SM-S906B/ or https://samfrew.com/model/SM-S906E/





    You need to find find a three-letter word depending on your carrier and country and type it in Bifrost, for example, EVR



    Press the Check for Update button and download it with the Download button.



    Put it to a place you can easily find, ie. Desktop.



    After downloading it, find the file SM- S906x_x_xxxxxxxx_xxx.zip.enc4 on the place you put it and change the document format from .enc4 to .zip. Then, double click and extract the file.



    Open Odin3_v3.14.1.exe and turn off your phone. Connect a side of your USB to your PC/Laptop, keep pressing volume up and down together until you go to Download Mode. Put another side of the USB into your phone. When you arrived at Download Mode press volume up. Go back to Odin3_v3.14.1.exe:



    -Click on BL and select BL_S906xxxxxxxxxx.tar.md5



    -Click on AP and select AP_S906xxxxxxxxxxx.tar.md5



    -Click on CP and select CP_S906xxxxxxxxxx.tar.md5



    (If you want to keep your data don't flash CSC).

    -Click on CSC and select CSC_OMC_xxxxxxxxxx.tar.md5



    -Click on USERDATA and select HOME_CSC_OMC_xxxxxxxxxx.tar.md5



    Press Start to flash the firmware, after done, your device will automatically reboot to the system.



    How to unlock the bootloader?



    Go to your phone → Settings → About Phone → Software information → Press Build number 6 times until you see the notice “You’re now a developer”



    Go in Settings → Developer options → enable OEM unlocking



    Power off your phone first. Then, connect a side of your USB to your PC/Laptop, keep pressing volume up and down together until you go to Download Mode. Put another side of the USB into your phone.



    When you arrived at Download Mode, long press volume up until you see the black screen. Confirm to unlock the bootloader and you will erase your device.



    How to root your phone?



    After you unlock your bootloader, you set up your phone and make sure you do not sign in google account first. Install Magisk https://github.com/topjohnwu/Magisk/releases/download/v24.1/Magisk-v24.1.apk on your phone. Oh yes, in case you do not know, you need to allow the app to install apps so that you can install the apk.



    Transfer AP_S906xxxxx.tar.md5 in the firmware you download from your PC/Laptop to your phone.

    Open Magisk on your phone and press the install button in the Magisk column. Select 'Select and Patch a File', 'Let's Go' and find the AP_S906xxxxx.tar.md5 and select it. You can have a cup of coffee if you like when you waiting for the patching of the file.



    After finishing the patching, you need to transfer the file magisk_patched-24xxx_xxxxx.tar in the Downloads folder back to your PC/Laptop.



    Turn off your phone. Connect a side of your USB to your PC/Laptop, keep pressing volume up and down together until you go to Download Mode. Put another side of the USB into your phone. When you arrived at Download Mode press volume up. Open Odin3_v3.14.1.exe on your PC/Laptop:



    Click on BL and select BL_S906xxxxxxxxxx.tar.md5



    -Click on AP and select magisk_patched-24xxx_xxxxx.tar



    -Click on CP and select CP_S906xxxxxxxxxx.tar.md5



    (If you want to keep your data don't flash CSC).

    -Click on CSC and select CSC_OMC_xxxxxxxxxx.tar.md5



    -Click on USERDATA and select HOME_CSC_OMC_xxxxxxxxxx.tar.md5



    When it finishes flashing it, it will automatically reboot and you can gain root access.



    Optional: If you want to have the safety net passed (most of the banking apps use it), then you need to install the zip

    as a Magisk module in Magisk https://github.com/kdrag0n/safetynet-fix/releases

    How? Go to Magisk → Modules → install from storage and select the zip you downloaded.



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    Anybody on March firmware (Rooted) - managed to update to the April firmware without losing data ?
    If yes ... How ?
    Yep here ;)
    The Guide on first page is misleading.
    In odin you must select HOME_CSC instead of CSC to keep your data,
    the USERDATA field must be empty.
    So, use bifrost (app or pc program) to download the new firmware
    unzip it
    copy the ap file to your phone
    patch the ap file with newest magsik app (i use canary instead of alpha)
    copy the magisk_patched-VERSION_RANDOM.tar from phone to your pc
    start odin and select the files
    power down the phone
    hold vol up and vol down and connect to pc
    short press vol up? to boot into odin/download mode
    press start in odin
    dont be scared of the erasing screen on phone reboot, after it, it will optimize your apps and all will be fine

    hope this helps <3
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    Here is the other region section for the S22+

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    I think it may apply to Canadian models too as I seem to not have an OEM bootloader unlock option in developer options.
    OK, thanks for the info. So, I think you also cannot unlock the bootloader then(except the paid services)
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    Bootloaders unlocked and phone rooted (SM-906E), however, even after flashing safety-net fix Playstore shows as device uncertified any solutions?
    if you have magisk stable just go to magiskhide section , add google playstore and google services ( expand and check all squares )
    force close playstore and google services from settings/applications, clear both data
    reboot

    with magisk stable or alpha you can use zygisk + zygisk safetynetfix and do the same steps