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[RECOVERY LOCKED/Nougat/7.1.1][N950U/W] Safestrap Recovery v4.09 B01 [Apr 19, 2019]

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afaneh92

Senior Member
Jul 31, 2012
2,636
4,427
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (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:7.1.1]

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

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.
- Busybox is now required for the Safestrap APK to work correctly

DOWNLOADS:
CONFIRM THAT YOU ARE USING A SAMSUNG GALAXY Note 8 (Snapdragon) [Nougat:7.1.1]

LATEST ZIP: Safestrap-4.09-B01-GREATQLTE-SS-FF-flashable.zip
LATEST APK: Safestrap-4.09-B01-GREATQLTE.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.
@me2151 for testing and getting the right configs in place.
 
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afaneh92

Senior Member
Jul 31, 2012
2,636
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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).
- Blacklist mouse cursor in recovery (thanks to me2151).
- Fix MTP (thanks to me2151).
4.06-B01 [2018-04-03]
- Initial release.

BUGS:
- ROM-slots not working for now.
 
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monkeyass408

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Jun 7, 2011
555
338
Wahhhh just when i oreo is released for the unlocked note 8. Haha guess i wont be taking oreo update anytime soon and may actually want to root dispite the 80% battery.
I really hope there are still developers that will cook roms or ports of internation version like dr ketans.

Thanks. Cant wait for ur rom portion of safestrap.
 

jcrompton

Senior Member
Nov 30, 2004
4,255
751
61
Hurricane, WV
Google Pixel 5
i can access external fine.

why would you back it up though
Lol
I guess I should have wrote "backup to" ext sd

When I click on microsd in recovery it won't activate

---------- Post added at 12:31 AM ---------- Previous post was at 12:23 AM ----------

I went back into safestrap recovery (for some reason my screenshot didn't save)
But when I tried to mount the microsd or external SDCard I got an error

Invalid argument ..... Blah blah can't mount ext sd
 

DroidisLINUX

Senior Member
May 28, 2013
494
197
I started a thread a long time ago saying this is possible and someone should start on it, and everyone said I was dumb and didn't know ehat I was talking about. Me121 or what ever his name is said he worked on the fish a little its like safestrap but couldn't get it to work.

So glad someone got it working and am very Happy to be a note 8 owner now my next paycheck I will donate a beer to ya
 

me2151

Senior Member
Apr 12, 2012
2,186
4,482
Jacksonville, FL
I started a thread a long time ago saying this is possible and someone should start on it, and everyone said I was dumb and didn't know ehat I was talking about. Me121 or what ever his name is said he worked on the fish a little its like safestrap but couldn't get it to work.

So glad someone got it working and am very Happy to be a note 8 owner now my next paycheck I will donate a beer to ya

Yup FiSH had the same issue this had with it inits not launchng but this guy figured it out
 
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    Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (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:7.1.1]

    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

    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.
    - Busybox is now required for the Safestrap APK to work correctly

    DOWNLOADS:
    CONFIRM THAT YOU ARE USING A SAMSUNG GALAXY Note 8 (Snapdragon) [Nougat:7.1.1]

    LATEST ZIP: Safestrap-4.09-B01-GREATQLTE-SS-FF-flashable.zip
    LATEST APK: Safestrap-4.09-B01-GREATQLTE.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.
    @me2151 for testing and getting the right configs in place.
    20
    I can confirm this is legit guys. backups and restores work. For the moment full custom roms like lineage will not be possible. but ill be working on that
    18
    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).
    - Blacklist mouse cursor in recovery (thanks to me2151).
    - Fix MTP (thanks to me2151).
    4.06-B01 [2018-04-03]
    - Initial release.

    BUGS:
    - ROM-slots not working for now.
    17
    Are you still around ?.
    Yes, I'm here.
    I got init binary compiled from source with selinux disabled and it worked, booted recovery not the slot roms.

    I think our problem is not init binary, dont know yet. Still working on it.
    16
    4.06-B02 is up
    - Fix taskset cpus to 8 cores (thanks to Hashcode).
    - Add exfat support for recovery (ext-sdcard fix).
    - Blacklist mouse cursor in recovery.