I have the SM-G998U1. Can I root it? Not sure what B-N-0 indicates for compatible devices.
Unless you want a really expensive paperweight, i wouldnt attempt this. The B-N-O applies to Exynos variants of the S21 Ultra.
DO NOT ATTEMPT THIS IF YOU HAVE A US SNAPDRAGON MODEL!!!
Lol transform the phone in paperweight when you are trying the root? This is impossible! ( is not the same thing like 10 years ago.) The worst things can be happening is a soft brick in boot loop and is easy fixable , only need the reflash the full rom ( including the firmware)..
The B-N-O applies to Exynos variants of the S21 Ultra. ≤--------- Not exactly true, the 0 variant ( SM-G9980 ) is a snapdragon 888 and the bootloader is perfectly unlockable and working with this method.
Seriously thinking on getting this model SM-G9980. But really want it unlocked and rooted. What is the procedure for unlocking the bootloader on this? Is straight forward as going to developer options and flicking the switch.
I think I'll wait until their is a reason to root. Having no custom ROMs, no installable apps that take advantage of root privilages. The only things we have are Magisk modules - and while that's all well and good, it's not a justifiable reason to trigger Knox just yet.
Thanks for the work though @topjohnwu lol
Does rooting also remove the ability of getting official OTA updates?
Out of all those suggestions, Viper4Android would be the only reason for me.
CSC doesnt really do anything for me, i can can call, text and use data....my phone works.
Gesture control...meh, the stock Android 11 gestures work just fine.
Custom GBoard themes....meh
Custom themes....meh, just another thing the phone has to load, thus decreasing performance.
iOS emojis.....just buy an iPhone if that's what you want....
Totally agree with you! AFWall is a life saver!! I had not heard of Xprivacy until i read your post! One more big reason for root indeed! Now I just have to figure how to use the xprivacy app with its hooks and restrictions.. Those seem hard to understand from the descriptions in the official page :/
Because its not free, if I can get it for free then you can use it for free. If you dont need it then dont use it.Why is this so difficult to make happen?!!.....
This method is the same method I keep finding, and I've been looking all over the net for the last 24 or so hours, and it does NOT work for my SM-G998U and NO I will not be paying anyone to do it for me. That has got to be the biggest load of crap I've ever seen. Does no one know how to do this or what, besides the people "selling" their services.