[RECOVERY LOCKED/Nougat/7.0][G950U/W] Safestrap Recovery v4.09 B01 [Apr 19, 2019]

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afaneh92

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  • Jul 31, 2012
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    Samsung Galaxy S8 (Snapdragon)

    PLEASE READ READ READENTIRE OP

    "ALL MAJOR WORK DONE BY HASHCODE SO GO GIVE HIM SOM THANKS.DO NOT POST ANY BUG OR ISSUE COUSED BY THIS RECOVERY IN ORIGINAL THREAD BY HASHCODE, POST HERE AND I WILL HELP YOU."

    CURRENT PROJECT STATUS:
    BETA v4.09-B01 [Nougat:7.0]

    WHAT IS SAFESTRAP?
    Safestrap is a Bootstrap / Recovery for locked bootloader phones. The goal is to avoid touching your primary system (I'll call this "stock" system) and only flash or make large changes to another place on your phone that Safestrap treats as a "2nd system" (in this case, it's a series of virtual ROM slots located on the internal emmc area: "/sdcard"). Once installed, you will see a "Splashscreen" giving you the option to hit "menu" to enter recovery. The recovery portion of Safestrap is now based on TWRP 3.3.0 (a touch based recovery) and you can perform .zip installs, backups and restores here. The additional features I've added to TWRP are mostly located under the "Boot Options" menu:
    Here you can create virtual ROM-slots for flashing ROMs. NOTE: The bigger you make the /data partition the less room you will have to make other ROM-slots.
    You can activate a new ROM-slot by choosing the slot you wish to make active and then selecting the "Activate" button. Once active, you will see the "rom-slot#" up in the top of the screen shown in green. If you make the "stock" ROM active, then you can see it in the top shown in red.
    Once a ROM-slot is active, all actions you would normally perform using TWRP are directed to that ROM-slot. For example, "Install" to flash a .zip, backup and restore.


    HOW DO I INSTALL SAFESTRAP?
    Requirement: Root

    [Safestrap pre V4.07] Requirement: busybox. Grab "Busybox" from the Play Store and run the installer.

    APK install:
    Once installed, open up the Safestrap application, Agree to the disclaimer that you won't try to sue me and hunt me down with a rifle if you manage to break your phone..
    Then use the "Install Recovery" button. You should see the current version down in the lower left corner of the window. And the "Status:" should say "Installed" when you're done.
    From there you can reboot and you *should* see a new splash screen during the boot up. While this is showing you can enter Safestrap Recovery using the [ menu ] button.

    Flashable zip:
    Flash using Safestrap recovery or FlashFire.

    HOW DO I ENTER RECOVERY?

    During each reboot a splashscreen will be displayed showing whether the device is running a rom-slot or on the "Stock ROM".
    Press the button shown on the screen to either enter "RECOVERY" or "CONTINUE" booting (or the hard button underneath each option).

    HOW DO I UPGRADE SAFESTRAP?
    APK:
    Push the APK up to your sdcard.
    Boot back into the "stock" rom-slot.
    Open your old Safestrap app and use the "Uninstall Recovery" button
    Browse to where you pushed the APK
    Click on it and install like normal
    Once installed, open the APK, Grant SU access, Use the "Install Recovery" button.

    Flashable zip:
    Flash using Safestrap recovery or FlashFire.


    KNOWN ISSUES:
    - Sometimes the installation doesn't work correctly. If you don't see the splashscreen after a rebooting. Install Safestrap again.

    DOWNLOADS:
    CONFIRM THAT YOU ARE USING A SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 (Snapdragon) [Nougat:7.0]

    LATEST ZIP: Safestrap-4.09-B01-DREAMQLTE-SS-FF-flashable.zip
    LATEST APK: Safestrap-4.09-B01-DREAMQLTE.apk
    androidfilehost

    WARNING: Safestrap is heavily modified to be "Safe" for your device. Do not download TWRP from their website and expect it to work the same way. Also TWRP does not support Safestrap, tho some issues that may come up will be TWRP dependant, please try and contact myself or look on the forums for your device for answers before hunting down TWRP people. They won't be able to help w/ Safestrap specific questions.

    Special Thanks To
    @Hashcode, DeesTroy & TeamWin for all their hard work making TWRP such a fantastic recovery.
    @jrkruse for pointing me that S8 has permissive root. @partcyborg for getting root on S8.
     
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    afaneh92

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    CHANGELOG:
    4.09-B01 [2019-04-19]
    - TWRP updated to 3.3.0.
    - Fix reboot function
    - Add reboot to safestrap button in reboot menu
    - Add Edl button in reboot menu
    - Move Boot Options to advanced menu items.
    - Safestrap app: Update topjohnwu's libsu to 2.4.0.
    - Safestrap app: Update install recovery function.
    4.08-B01 [2019-03-01]
    - TWRP updated to 3.2.3.
    - Fix datamedia mount.
    - Add hijack-backup during image flashing.
    - Major code clean up.
    4.07-B01 [2018-07-16]
    - Fix CHARGER_BOOT detection.
    - TWRP updated to 3.2.2.
    - Update safestrap portrait theme.
    - Update safestrap app to use topjohnwu's libsu & internal busybox (busybox app not needed anymore).
    4.06-B02 [2018-04-10]
    - Fix taskset cpus to 8 cores (thanks to Hashcode).
    - Add exfat support for recovery (ext-sdcard fix).
    - Fix MTP (thanks to me2151).
    4.06-B01 [2018-04-03]
    - Initial release.

    BUGS:
    - ROM-slots not working for now.
     
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    sawixso81

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    So far install goes as planned boots up tried flashing a zip that I have that works with flash fire it goes thru the motions of flashing but upon reboot my mods have not been applied, i did go into the mount option first and ticked system. So so far no flashing zips but that could be user error ill be so stoked once i get it figured out going to way cooler than using flashfire(got love that app it has been a blessing to us s8 owners) also will this run aroma scripts as well i love making me some aroma installers lol:good::highfive::good:
     

    afaneh92

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    Has this been tested on s8+ g55u.?
    Its almost the same, but here you go Galaxy S8 SM-G955U (dream2qlte)

    So far install goes as planned boots up tried flashing a zip that I have that works with flash fire it goes thru the motions of flashing but upon reboot my mods have not been applied, i did go into the mount option first and ticked system. So so far no flashing zips but that could be user error ill be so stoked once i get it figured out going to way cooler than using flashfire(got love that app it has been a blessing to us s8 owners) also will this run aroma scripts as well i love making me some aroma installers lol:good::highfive::good:

    Recovey uses different mount point, recovery log can help.
     

    SirSoviet

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    If the main OS becomes unbootable due to a bootloop or something of that sort, is it possible to get back to SS? What does it take to convert Odin-flashable firmware into TWRP/SS flashable firmware?
     
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    sawixso81

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    Its almost the same, but here you go Galaxy S8 SM-G955U (dream2qlte)



    Recovey uses different mount point, recovery log can help.

    Thanks a bunch for this bad a#$ tool/utility this makes my life as an avid modder so much easier when flashing and modding system files awesome work and yes I did have to change the mount points to get my zip to flash and aroma is working as well!!!!!!!!! :good::highfive::good:
     

    afaneh92

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    If the main OS becomes unbootable due to a bootloop or something of that sort, is it possible to get back to SS? What does it take to convert Odin-flashable firmware into TWRP/SS flashable firmware?

    Just wait, I will start working on new ROM soon.
    Also stock odin flashable including SS and ROOT (flashing ENG boot to enable them).
     

    SirSoviet

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    Confirmed working on G950W. Great job! One nitpick I have about is that scrolling is incredibly laggy/stuttery, otherwise the whole package works fine other than the rom slots.
     

    DXander1337

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    Does this work for all snapdragon S8s, or only the unlocked variants? I have the Tmobile version and would love this.

    Also, any ROMs that come from this, will they still have the 80% battery life issues if the custom ROM doesn't use root (I'm not sure if all custom ROMs require root or not). Do the ROMs still have to be based on stock samsung, or could we see AOSP style ROMs with this?
     

    afaneh92

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    Does this work for all snapdragon S8s, or only the unlocked variants? I have the Tmobile version and would love this.

    Also, any ROMs that come from this, will they still have the 80% battery life issues if the custom ROM doesn't use root (I'm not sure if all custom ROMs require root or not). Do the ROMs still have to be based on stock samsung, or could we see AOSP style ROMs with this?

    Support all snapdragon variants of S8. Unless they has different partition layout.
     

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      Samsung Galaxy S8 (Snapdragon)

      PLEASE READ READ READENTIRE OP

      "ALL MAJOR WORK DONE BY HASHCODE SO GO GIVE HIM SOM THANKS.DO NOT POST ANY BUG OR ISSUE COUSED BY THIS RECOVERY IN ORIGINAL THREAD BY HASHCODE, POST HERE AND I WILL HELP YOU."

      CURRENT PROJECT STATUS:
      BETA v4.09-B01 [Nougat:7.0]

      WHAT IS SAFESTRAP?
      Safestrap is a Bootstrap / Recovery for locked bootloader phones. The goal is to avoid touching your primary system (I'll call this "stock" system) and only flash or make large changes to another place on your phone that Safestrap treats as a "2nd system" (in this case, it's a series of virtual ROM slots located on the internal emmc area: "/sdcard"). Once installed, you will see a "Splashscreen" giving you the option to hit "menu" to enter recovery. The recovery portion of Safestrap is now based on TWRP 3.3.0 (a touch based recovery) and you can perform .zip installs, backups and restores here. The additional features I've added to TWRP are mostly located under the "Boot Options" menu:
      Here you can create virtual ROM-slots for flashing ROMs. NOTE: The bigger you make the /data partition the less room you will have to make other ROM-slots.
      You can activate a new ROM-slot by choosing the slot you wish to make active and then selecting the "Activate" button. Once active, you will see the "rom-slot#" up in the top of the screen shown in green. If you make the "stock" ROM active, then you can see it in the top shown in red.
      Once a ROM-slot is active, all actions you would normally perform using TWRP are directed to that ROM-slot. For example, "Install" to flash a .zip, backup and restore.


      HOW DO I INSTALL SAFESTRAP?
      Requirement: Root

      [Safestrap pre V4.07] Requirement: busybox. Grab "Busybox" from the Play Store and run the installer.

      APK install:
      Once installed, open up the Safestrap application, Agree to the disclaimer that you won't try to sue me and hunt me down with a rifle if you manage to break your phone..
      Then use the "Install Recovery" button. You should see the current version down in the lower left corner of the window. And the "Status:" should say "Installed" when you're done.
      From there you can reboot and you *should* see a new splash screen during the boot up. While this is showing you can enter Safestrap Recovery using the [ menu ] button.

      Flashable zip:
      Flash using Safestrap recovery or FlashFire.

      HOW DO I ENTER RECOVERY?

      During each reboot a splashscreen will be displayed showing whether the device is running a rom-slot or on the "Stock ROM".
      Press the button shown on the screen to either enter "RECOVERY" or "CONTINUE" booting (or the hard button underneath each option).

      HOW DO I UPGRADE SAFESTRAP?
      APK:
      Push the APK up to your sdcard.
      Boot back into the "stock" rom-slot.
      Open your old Safestrap app and use the "Uninstall Recovery" button
      Browse to where you pushed the APK
      Click on it and install like normal
      Once installed, open the APK, Grant SU access, Use the "Install Recovery" button.

      Flashable zip:
      Flash using Safestrap recovery or FlashFire.


      KNOWN ISSUES:
      - Sometimes the installation doesn't work correctly. If you don't see the splashscreen after a rebooting. Install Safestrap again.

      DOWNLOADS:
      CONFIRM THAT YOU ARE USING A SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 (Snapdragon) [Nougat:7.0]

      LATEST ZIP: Safestrap-4.09-B01-DREAMQLTE-SS-FF-flashable.zip
      LATEST APK: Safestrap-4.09-B01-DREAMQLTE.apk
      androidfilehost

      WARNING: Safestrap is heavily modified to be "Safe" for your device. Do not download TWRP from their website and expect it to work the same way. Also TWRP does not support Safestrap, tho some issues that may come up will be TWRP dependant, please try and contact myself or look on the forums for your device for answers before hunting down TWRP people. They won't be able to help w/ Safestrap specific questions.

      Special Thanks To
      @Hashcode, DeesTroy & TeamWin for all their hard work making TWRP such a fantastic recovery.
      @jrkruse for pointing me that S8 has permissive root. @partcyborg for getting root on S8.
      5
      CHANGELOG:
      4.09-B01 [2019-04-19]
      - TWRP updated to 3.3.0.
      - Fix reboot function
      - Add reboot to safestrap button in reboot menu
      - Add Edl button in reboot menu
      - Move Boot Options to advanced menu items.
      - Safestrap app: Update topjohnwu's libsu to 2.4.0.
      - Safestrap app: Update install recovery function.
      4.08-B01 [2019-03-01]
      - TWRP updated to 3.2.3.
      - Fix datamedia mount.
      - Add hijack-backup during image flashing.
      - Major code clean up.
      4.07-B01 [2018-07-16]
      - Fix CHARGER_BOOT detection.
      - TWRP updated to 3.2.2.
      - Update safestrap portrait theme.
      - Update safestrap app to use topjohnwu's libsu & internal busybox (busybox app not needed anymore).
      4.06-B02 [2018-04-10]
      - Fix taskset cpus to 8 cores (thanks to Hashcode).
      - Add exfat support for recovery (ext-sdcard fix).
      - Fix MTP (thanks to me2151).
      4.06-B01 [2018-04-03]
      - Initial release.

      BUGS:
      - ROM-slots not working for now.
      5
      4.08-B01 is up
      - TWRP updated to 3.2.3.
      - Fix datamedia mount.
      - Add hijack-backup during image flashing.
      - Major code clean up
      5
      4.06-B02 is up
      - Fix taskset cpus to 8 cores (thanks to Hashcode).
      - Add exfat support for recovery (ext-sdcard fix).
      4
      If the main OS becomes unbootable due to a bootloop or something of that sort, is it possible to get back to SS? What does it take to convert Odin-flashable firmware into TWRP/SS flashable firmware?

      Just wait, I will start working on new ROM soon.
      Also stock odin flashable including SS and ROOT (flashing ENG boot to enable them).
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