[ROOT][SNAPDRAGON] SamFAIL for Galaxy Note8[V3]

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butchieboy

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Not sure about snapchat never used it. But im sure its been talked about here if I remember, just type it in the search. I dont see how one could recover lost video if data is wiped..sorry. Maybe someone else will chime in.

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Thank you so much for your quick reply, butchieboy

Yes, Discdigger is nice. But can I still recover the video after root? Since samfail wipes data.

Also, just to reconfirm, can I also use snapchat after unroot? Meaning there is totally no harm after rooting with samfail. If yes, Thats super amazing ˆˆ

I'm pretty sure with snapchat uses safetynet and when you're unrooted it'll pass with flying colors. It's more like logging into snapchat with a rooted device that becomes the problem. I've always had TiBu restore my data on rooted devices since snapchat uses a unique "key" per log in, and if you never log out, the servers maintain that one unique key from your previous log in
 

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I'm pretty sure with snapchat uses safetynet and when you're unrooted it'll pass with flying colors. It's more like logging into snapchat with a rooted device that becomes the problem. I've always had TiBu restore my data on rooted devices since snapchat uses a unique "key" per log in, and if you never log out, the servers maintain that one unique key from your previous log in

Thanks Zyker019.

Do anyone know how I could recover deleted video in my phone? Since recover video requires rooting, but rooting requires wipe data.
So how can I recover the video? :(
 

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I just came to check and see after about 6 months of being gone if your thread was still open and if your were back and YOUR BACK!! THANKS FOR THE ROOT BRO!! I am still on the the first samFAIL you provided and everything is working fine, only tiny issue was that if i run out of battery, upon plug in charger I see a weird message in red letters and then a circle with lighting bolt through so phone will not charge unless I need to use a official Sammy fail charger and hold volume down and eventually goes to upload mode unknown error lol, (unplug and plug in charger again and wait at least 10 or 20 minutes then I am able to secretly charge it although you can't tell it charging (hence secret) then hold volume down again and you will have a couple percent battery upon boot up! =D if you don't do this it will appear to boot up although the battery will be at zero and go back to the red letters again over and over, THANKS FOR samFAIL man!!!
 

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To anyone talking about deleted data. You were told to back up in the OP. It is on YOU to find a way to get your data back(if at all possible). Disclaimer 2 is where you are told this.

What tools should I use to backup before root? Titanium backup?
Then after rooting, I recover all data, and try to use the tools to find find delete videos?
 

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What tools should I use to backup before root? Titanium backup?
Then after rooting, I recover all data, and try to use the tools to find find delete videos?

It's not going to be there after you root because rooting wipes the entire phone! You also can't use titanium backup until after you're rooted. The best thing to use is Smart Switch which is Samsung's backup tool.. You should also save the stuff you want by manually taking them from the phone to the computer or SD card.
 

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guys sell your snapdragon phones and buy international versions, that's what i did after i fed up and heaven opened its skies on me :)
 
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I use N950F/DS w/ Verizon's VoLTE & LTE Data w/ T-mobile as a back up source to switch to when LTE isn't available as well as a backup, always on incoming phone line in the case when I loose LTE. Google voice will ring both to enure I never loose a call. Its great, all I need to do now that I have figured out how CSC works and tweaking things to meet my unique circumstance is flick a toggle in the SIM manager and boom, I get VoLTE working on each carrier depending on my selected default SIM for data and also get SMS/MMS working simultaneously regardless of selected SIM defaults all the while never missing a call.

I get around 55mbs on Verizon near my home and when switching over to TMB its about 65mbs all on band 4. I had to disable band 2 as VZW is 2mbs there and sometimes turn off or on band 5 as sometimes its fast and sometimes not.

I also get encryption, magisk, xposed, and can charge up to 100%.

It's what I did and can recommend using the international version, but its tough to set up CSC (which also requires staying on Nougat, Oreo is a no go for me)
 
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I feel dumb asking this question but where exactly do I find the bootloader information because I can't find any of the above mentioned bootloader numbers. I know I'm supposed to access it by volume down, bixby, power but after that I'm clueless. Plus it's small as F
 

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I feel dumb asking this question but where exactly do I find the bootloader information because I can't find any of the above mentioned bootloader numbers. I know I'm supposed to access it by volume down, bixby, power but after that I'm clueless. Plus it's small as F

Go in settings, about phone then software information and under Baseband version is the bootloader info.
 
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    As of 8/28/18 SamFAIL is officially depreciated. There is no new root method at this time and i will not be helping find another one. Bootloader V3 is the final version of SamFAIL for Note8. DO NOT PM ME ASKING FOR HELP!!!

    Introducing:

    SamFAIL!

    Root for the USA Snapdragon Samsung Galaxy Note 8! (N950U,N950U1,N950W)


    WARNING! The latest Note8 software update(U4XXXX) blocks samFail(All carriers.). DO NOT UPDATE IF YOU WANT ROOT!
    SamFAILv3 Has been Released There is an addititonal step in Part 1 for V3 ONLY.

    Bootloader check guide(Green can be rooted, Red can not be rooted)
    Last 6 of firmware version(X can be different):
    U1XXXX=Bootloader V1
    U2XXXX or S2XXXX=Bootloader V2
    U3XXXX or S3XXXX=Bootloader V3

    U4XXXX or S4XXXX=Bootloader V4
    U5XXXX or S5XXXX=Bootloader V5



    Disclaimer 1: Although this method does not trip the "Knox Flag" you are still taking a risk by rooting your device. We are not responsible for your blazing fast smartphone with root! Let's hope this one doesn't catch on fire!
    DISCLAIMER 1.5: THIS IS NOT FOR EXYNOS OR CHINESE MODELS!

    First and foremost, SHOUTOUTS!
    - @partcyborg for finding the root method!
    - @me2151 for testing on Note 8 and facilitating root on the Note 8!
    - @elliwigy for... Shenanigans! And thread template :)
    - @jrkruse For the deodexed system!
    - @Chainfire He will be missed! (no he is not dead, just retired.)
    - Samsung for the amazing phone and leaving rediculous loopholes open for us to root!


    Disclaimer 2: The method to root should be pretty straight forward as the hard work has already been done for you. With that being said, you will need to know how to download files from the internet, extract a zip file and to use ODIN. That is basically it! Oh yea, BACK UP YOUR INTERNAL STORAGE AS THIS WILL ERASE IT! PLEASE BE SURE TO READ ALL THE INSTRUCTIONS THOROUGHLY BEFORE ASKING FOR HELP!


    Prerequisites:
    - SamFAIL Note 8 Pre-Rooted System.tar/PIT File Zip (in Post #2)
    - SamFAIL Note 8 PART 2 Firmware Zip (also in Post #2)
    - Comsey ODIN and Normal ODIN (Found in Post #2 Aswell)(Normal ODIN is just in case)
    - Well your Note 8 of course, Need to be by a PC and ready to use Download Mode!

    Part 1 Instructions:

    IF YOU ARE ON U3(Rev3) bootloader you must Flash SamFAILv3_N8_FIRMWARE first THEN do part 1 THEN part 2 again. This IS a requirement. Not optional. Otherwise for U1 and U2 proceed as normal.
    1) Unzip the SamFAIL Note 8 Pre-Rooted System.tar and PIT File to your PC.
    2) Have Comsey ODIN up and ready. Place your Note 8 into Download Mode and Connect to PC
    3) In the AP slot, select the Pre-Rooted system.tar.
    4) Now go to the PIT tab(Click OK or close on the warning box) and click and navigate to the PIT file you also just downloaded and select it.
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    5) On the OPTIONS tab, you will select the following: Auto Reboot, F. Reset Time, NAND ERASE ALL, and Re-Partition.
    6) Once you have everything in place and the correct options selected, press START.
    7) ODIN will say FAIL at the end of the flash and the phone will have rebooted to upload mode saying "Unknow Error". Don't fret however, the system should have still been written!
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    8) You will have to get the phone back into Download mode( Hold Power, VOL- and bixby together and the phone will reboot to download mode and tell you its in emergency mode. THIS IS NORMAL.) and then proceed to Part 2 Instructions!


    Basic ODIN flashing here guys... Not rocket science!


    Part 2 Instructions:

    1) Download and Extract the SamFAIL Note 8 Part 2 Firmware Zip to your PC
    2) Click Reset in Comsey ODIN or close it out and re-open it so it is COMPLETELY cleared out
    3) Now select the firmware. BL goes in BL, AP goes in AP, CP goes in CP, dont press start yet!
    4) Now, this time we ARE NOT SELECTING A PIT FILE, We should just select Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time. DO NOT DO NAND ERASE ALL OR YOU WILL HAVE TO START OVER.
    5) Once you got the partitions in place and the right options selected, Press Start!
    7) Once phone boots up, Setup your device as normal and proceed to the SuperSU app. It may ask you to update the SU Binary. Select Normal method and let it do its thing. Follow its instructions then SU should say it was Successful in updating and it needs to reboot(You may have to do it multiple times. I believe its 2 or 3 times then its good) ENJOY SamFAIL ROOT!


    DISCLAIMER 3:
    * SamFAIL DOES NOT TRIP KNOX
    * Boot.img is SECURE which means you MUST use SYSTEM ROOT. (Similar to SamPWND)
    * This means that MAGISK DOES NOT WORK
    * Which also means SAFETY NET FAILS. So any apps you enjoy that require passing Safety Net will most likely not work while you are rooted with SamFAIL
    * Again, similar to SamPWND, this root method uses a factory binary boot.img which is necessary to boot the modified system. THIS MEANS BATTERY ONLY CHARGES TO 80% (Thanks Samsung.)
    * SamFAIL DOES NOT UNLOCK YOUR BOOTLOADER AND DOES NOT SIM UNLOCK YOUR PHONE.
    * This *should* in theory, work for other Snapdragon Models of the Note 8. If you have another model and are successful please post so we can add "support" for other models.


    Back to Stock?
    - Download the full STOCK firmware of your choice.
    - Flash it in ODIN/Comsey ODIN as you would any other time!
    - It will take a few reboots for the "custom" splash screen to go away.

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    BUGS!:
    - Screen sometimes will be bugged out. Fix by turning screen off and back on. Caused by Factory boot files.
    - Possibility of Bixby Home crashing.
    - SuperSU may ask you to update it multiple times.

    Donations:
    As always, the devs have been hard at work recently to bring you root. Donations are definitely NOT REQUIRED but if you feel generous and want to spot the devs a few bucks for their hard work you can donate to this Paypal Address:

    Donations


    DOWNLOADS will be in POST #2
    UPDATES will be in POST #3


    As always, ENJOY ROOT and thank SamFAIL for making it all possible!

    Telegram Group has been closed.

    P.S. See why we called it SamFAIL now? Massive fail on Samsungs part.

    XDA:DevDB Information
    SamFAIL, Tool/Utility for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (2017 Phone)

    Contributors
    me2151, partcyborg, elliwigy, jrkruse

    Version Information
    Status: Beta
    Current Beta Version: V2

    Created 2017-10-08
    Last Updated 2018-08-28
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    DOWNLOADS:

    Main files:
    Odin
    ---------------------------------------------------
    SamFailv1= Bootloader Revision 1(u1)
    ---------------------------------------------------
    N8_SamFAIL_SYSTEM Deodexed
    N8_SamFAIL_FIRMWARE
    ---------------------------------------------------
    SamFailv2= Bootloader Revision 2(u2/s2) WARNING ONLY USE IF ON Rev2 Firmware. YOU CANNOT DOWNGRADE BACK TO Rev1!
    ---------------------------------------------------
    N8_SamFAILV2_SYSTEM Odexed
    N8_SamFAILV2_FIRMWARE

    ---------------------------------------------------
    SamFailV2.5= Bootloader Revision 2(u2/s2) WARNING ONLY USE IF ON Rev2 Firmware. YOU CANNOT DOWNGRADE BACK TO Rev1!
    ---------------------------------------------------
    SamFailV2.5_N8_FIRMWARE
    SamFailV2.5_N8_SYSTEM_Deodex

    ---------------------------------------------------
    SamFailV3= Bootloader Revision 3(u3/s3) WARNING ONLY USE IF ON Rev3 Firmware. YOU CANNOT DOWNGRADE BACK TO Rev1 or Rev2!
    ---------------------------------------------------
    SamFailV3_N8_FIRMWARE
    SamFailV3_N8_SYSTEM_Deodexed
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    ARE YOU READY KIDS??? Heres the news you all have been waiting for. Rev2 has been SamFAILED! I have full root with the SamFAIL method on U2 firmware. Based of Sprints U2BQJB Firmware. There is multicsc already included so there will not be the need for csc just as before. It is currently NOT deodexed. Thats on my todo list. But spread the joy. We have root after Samsung patched us out.

    EDIT: This IS rooted however i want to test for a few days to look for bugs before release. This is more of a notice.
    EDIT2: Yes there is still the 80% battery bug. Dont ask about it. Each time someone asks about it im testing it one more day before i release it. So keep your mouths shut(and fingers of the keyboard) about it. :)
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    MINI UPDATE:
    CHANGLOG:
    SamFailv1:
    Initial release---
    Deodexed system
    better method

    SamFailv2:
    Initial Release---
    Added support for incrimented bootloader Firmwares.
    Odexed
    Uses same method as Rev1

    SamFailV2.5:
    Deodex
    Based on BQL5
    Camera fixed
    ATT Calling features fixed(ONLY IF YOU DO NOT FLASH A CSC) thanks to @jerrycoffman45
    VZW Custom CSCFeatures thanks to @louforgiveno
    ATT,SPR,TMO re-enabled callerID and spam protect.
    DO NOT FLASH CSC IF YOU WANT CUSTOM FEATURES!
    Setup freeze at checking for updates fixed.

    SamFAILV3:
    Support for BLv3 Thanks to @ililaoban for confirming it still works on U3
    Deodex
    Based on BRA9(Jan Sec patch)

    Mini Update#3:
    If on Oreo revert back to stock Nougat first. the oreo bootloader patches samfail.
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    Guys. Ive already stated a new update will be coming soon(it eliminates ALOT of problems people have). It ALSO eliminates the need to flash csc. You All who are posting files just stop and wait til tomorrow. thats when the new stuff will be up Along with an updated guide.