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MadusDogusUK

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Apr 30, 2019
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Can someone please post upto date instructions to root Galaxy Tab S6,

Please not just links to instructions for other devices as its not helping and confusing the crap out of me.

I follow the popular link and attempt to download magisk app but that page isn't clear and I don't know what version of magisk manager J should download.

I have tried one version, patched it, flashed it with odin but it fails at the end and doesn't 'pass'

Can someone please post what version of magisk manager to use and instructions for this device not galaxy tab 5se or whatever it is

Please, I beg you guys. Help me root this tablet, its driving me insane and I could almost ****ing cry.

Is it possible for someone to post a start to finish guide here that's upto date and all newcomers can follow? Please?

And please let this post stay admins and don't merge it to other posts that then link to methods written and intended for devices that are not a Samsung Galaxy Tab s6.

I beg you guys, let's make an idiot proof easy to follow relevant A to B complete walk through.

I'm sure many need what I'm requesting. Thank you.
 
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MadusDogusUK

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Apr 30, 2019
27
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Please :(

With the whole planet almost in lockdown and stuck indoors surely there are enough people willing and able to help make an A to Z guide to root specifically for the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6.

Of no would someone kindly say which version of Magisk Manager should be used, what files need to then be selected in Odin.

I am finding the guides unclear, I'd really find it helpful if a guide gave more detail about what file should be in the device, what ones need to be on a pc.

If an A to Z isn't going to be assisted please will someone specify what tools are needed and sources for them?

The guide which was intended for the Galaxy Tab 5 the link for Magisk Manager takes you to a page that doesn't give information about what version is needed or even where to get the download.

The guides I've seen seem to assume people already know pretty much the step by step steps needed to root.

Is a patched file Odin ready against XDA rules?

Could someone post the files they used to flash their device?

I'm so frustrated it's preventing me from thinking very clearly due to pure frustration.

Can't a downloadable zip be made with all the tools and resources in one download?

Pleeeeeeeease :/
 

Techguy777

Senior Member
Can someone please post upto date instructions to root Galaxy Tab S6,

Please not just links to instructions for other devices as its not helping and confusing the crap out of me.

I follow the popular link and attempt to download magisk app but that page isn't clear and I don't know what version of magisk manager J should download.

I have tried one version, patched it, flashed it with odin but it fails at the end and doesn't 'pass'

Can someone please post what version of magisk manager to use and instructions for this device not galaxy tab 5se or whatever it is

Please, I beg you guys. Help me root this tablet, its driving me insane and I could almost ****ing cry.

Is it possible for someone to post a start to finish guide here that's upto date and all newcomers can follow? Please?

And please let this post stay admins and don't merge it to other posts that then link to methods written and intended for devices that are not a Samsung Galaxy Tab s6.

I beg you guys, let's make an idiot proof easy to follow relevant A to B complete walk through.

I'm sure many need what I'm requesting. Thank you.


Hi, Im looking at S6 tablet threads because I plan on buying one in the next month or so. I understand your frustration if your not firmlier . I am really good at rooting and modding although im not a developer I have built a couple custom roms. This is a telegram link im going to see if I can put it together and help.

You'll need a sdcard or USB Otg flash drive or something. Otherwise when you format data you would have to transfer files with TWRP and its a lot harder if your new.

https://t.me/wetatabs6

1. Unlock bootloader, Just like the note 10 you need to turn on developer options and find OEM unlock and turn it on. It might be greyed out if you just bought it if its been more than 7 days you should be able to click it on. Oem unlock is the bootloader unlock. It doesn't unlock the bootloader but it allows you to unlock the bootloader.

Im going to look into see if I can help you out more. Hold in the mean time keep looking and watch bootloader unlock for the galaxy note 10 on youtube its the same process Ive heard.

---------- Post added at 11:44 PM ---------- Previous post was at 11:33 PM ----------

Can someone please post upto date instructions to root Galaxy Tab S6,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RTbx2jTkpQ&t=229s

Heres a link to bootloader unlock for the note 10. Its the same thing for the S6 tab. Its the most important thing so you don't brick your device. Also what firmware and model are you on SMT860 or SMT865? You want to download your exact firmware from sammobile which is almost 6gb file so it takes awhile unless you have super fast internet like I do. It took me 2 minutes with 400mb/s speed. Once you get your bootloader unlocked let me know. I believe magisk 19.4 is what people used but im thinking magisk 20.4 would work to. You'll also need TWRP 3.3.1 tar file, Odin for windows you can find the files here make sure to get the twrp .tar file not img at first. Also make sure you get the right one for your model 860 or 865. Also get disable dm-verity force encrypt zip file in the link.

https://mega.nz/#F!Po8DyQZS!4ubq5tu0-gEkOwjMdmfvJA
 
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Techguy777

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Can someone please post upto date instructions to root Galaxy Tab S6,

How to unlock bootloader...
1. Go to settings/about/software info and tap build number repeatedly until Dev settings is activated
2. Go into Dev settings, turn on OEM Unlock.
3. Boot into download mode, (plug in USB, reboot and hold vol up + vol dwn)
4. Once blue screen appears, long press volume up, until bootloader is unlocked.
5. In download mode, OEM unlock will show as being "off"


From latest stock firmware...
1. Unlock bootloader - See HERE (https://t.me/twrp_tabs6/2461)
2. Boot into download mode you can power off and
** FRP=off, OEM=off, KG=checking
3. Open Odin, uncheck auto reboot
4. Flash TWRP.tar in Odin (AP slot)
5. Reboot directly into TWRP
6. Format data
7. Flash encryption disabler - HERE (https://mega.nz/#!j5dGQAKY!R4lrZyayKvTWsTgqhakl62qGCRogRCowaKy9vA5khdw)
8. Flash WETA Kernel - From HERE (https://mega.nz/#F!6hFQkITR!oXvfEfC2mNx7okPPfOEgJA)
9. Flash Magisk - From HERE (https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=68966662&postcount=1)
10. Reboot system (not recovery)

Process from existing TWRP (update TWRP)
1. Boot into existing TWRP
2. Flash the new TWRP.img to "recovery"
3. Done, reboot


If you need any help let me know I've rooted everything I can get my hands on. I have yet to make a device a brick. This is just a quick layout I got off telegram. I know that it doesn't explain the little details and if your new you probably wondering a lot of stuff. First thing to say is if you have a PC with Odin and a copy of your firmware from sammobile you can restore the tablet pretty easy. I've never seen a hard brick and bootloops are easy fixes. I think XDA makes to big of a deal on not messing up and warnings. You need to rest assure that most cases are bootloops and are fixable with samsung odin you are safe thats why I only buy samsung now. If you flash stock firmware 100 times it wont damage your device. ALways make a back on to an external MicroSD card the minute you boot into TWRP for the first time. I play it safe I use a OTG usb slash drive and make another backup so I have 2 one on the sdcard and one on the usb flash drive. Then after your done backing up format the data by hitting the wipe key in blue on the screen than hit format data key and type yes. Its to format your internal storage completely because its encrypted. After that flash the disable encryption zip go into install key in TWRP than select storage and hopefully you have all the files on external sd card find the Dm Flash encryption disabler and click it should pop up a swipe to confirm flash swipe to flash. Next hit back key and fine theWETA Kernel zip file and swipe to flash. Than same thing again with magisk I would try magisk 20.4. Reboot to system
 

MadusDogusUK

Member
Apr 30, 2019
27
6
I feel I should apologise, I've managed to root my tablet following the tab s5e guide and now lent my laptop to a friend who has no Internet access. He can now use bt's WiFi hotpots. Thanks for the replies though people. An up to date guide is needed I feel though.

XDA is awesome :)
 

MadusDogusUK

Member
Apr 30, 2019
27
6
I haven't installed TWRP, I have done the method where I have to hold power and volume up until the s6 splash screen is displayed for root/magisk permission is booted.

Do anyone of you think its best to relock the bootloader?
 

Natex2

New member
Oct 10, 2015
3
1
Can someone please post upto date instructions to root Galaxy Tab S6,

How to unlock bootloader...
1. Go to settings/about/software info and tap build number repeatedly until Dev settings is activated
2. Go into Dev settings, turn on OEM Unlock.
3. Boot into download mode, (plug in USB, reboot and hold vol up + vol dwn)
4. Once blue screen appears, long press volume up, until bootloader is unlocked.
5. In download mode, OEM unlock will show as being "off"


From latest stock firmware...
1. Unlock bootloader - See HERE (https://t.me/twrp_tabs6/2461)
2. Boot into download mode you can power off and
** FRP=off, OEM=off, KG=checking
3. Open Odin, uncheck auto reboot
4. Flash TWRP.tar in Odin (AP slot)
5. Reboot directly into TWRP
6. Format data
7. Flash encryption disabler - HERE (https://mega.nz/#!j5dGQAKY!R4lrZyayKvTWsTgqhakl62qGCRogRCowaKy9vA5khdw)
8. Flash WETA Kernel - From HERE (https://mega.nz/#F!6hFQkITR!oXvfEfC2mNx7okPPfOEgJA)
9. Flash Magisk - From HERE (https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=68966662&postcount=1)
10. Reboot system (not recovery)

Process from existing TWRP (update TWRP)
1. Boot into existing TWRP
2. Flash the new TWRP.img to "recovery"
3. Done, reboot


If you need any help let me know I've rooted everything I can get my hands on. I have yet to make a device a brick. This is just a quick layout I got off telegram. I know that it doesn't explain the little details and if your new you probably wondering a lot of stuff. First thing to say is if you have a PC with Odin and a copy of your firmware from sammobile you can restore the tablet pretty easy. I've never seen a hard brick and bootloops are easy fixes. I think XDA makes to big of a deal on not messing up and warnings. You need to rest assure that most cases are bootloops and are fixable with samsung odin you are safe thats why I only buy samsung now. If you flash stock firmware 100 times it wont damage your device. ALways make a back on to an external MicroSD card the minute you boot into TWRP for the first time. I play it safe I use a OTG usb slash drive and make another backup so I have 2 one on the sdcard and one on the usb flash drive. Then after your done backing up format the data by hitting the wipe key in blue on the screen than hit format data key and type yes. Its to format your internal storage completely because its encrypted. After that flash the disable encryption zip go into install key in TWRP than select storage and hopefully you have all the files on external sd card find the Dm Flash encryption disabler and click it should pop up a swipe to confirm flash swipe to flash. Next hit back key and fine theWETA Kernel zip file and swipe to flash. Than same thing again with magisk I would try magisk 20.4. Reboot to system

So Im on android 10 and doing all the above. After getting into a fresh install a window pops up saying there is a problem with my device and touch controls dont work, however the pen does work. If I dont flash the kernel and encryption disabler it boots fine but it looks like TWRP has issues then.
 
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andybrown2k

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May 5, 2020
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Can someone kindly tell me how to root Tap S6 without TWRP methods. I tried to do the TWRP method but my phone bricked and stuck with bootloop. To stop bootloop I have to flash the android 10 stock firmware.
 

MadusDogusUK

Member
Apr 30, 2019
27
6
I've rooted my SM-T860 using Magisk and Odin on a laptop running windows 7. It was before android 10 was released for our devices and I haven't installed TWRP. I sold the laptop to a friend but I still have access to it when I need to use it. I'm terrified of bricking my tablet and probably over cautious. I want to upgrade to android 10 and be able to pass SafetyNet in Magisk etc. Sorry to be a pain, is anyone willing to tell me what I need to download in advance to then use on my friends laptop? Or can the upgrade and SafetyNet fix be done without having to use a computer?

Sent from my [device_name] using XDA-Developers Legacy app
 

amir310

Member
Apr 7, 2011
20
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Hello Everyone,
Its been a while I haven't rooted my devices since note 3 dev.
I just want to thank all those who have helped to create the root guide for the Galaxy Tab S6 (SM-T860).

My sincerest Thank you. XDA-Community has always been helpful with rooting or helping/guiding if one brick their devices.
 

GNEX_USR

New member
Sep 16, 2012
3
0
Unlock/Root without Access to OS??

Anyone able to assist me with a Galaxy Tab S6 (SM-T860) that I cannot enable Debugging or OEM Unlock from inside Android OS 10 ?? The original owner is now deceased and I am trying to get this unit reworked for her Sister, my customer. Any help will be greatly appreciated.. ( I have a bunch of experience rooting/rom'ing, using Linux etc. so I can follow some "advanced instructions" if someone has them. Thx in advance..
 

JoshReuben

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Jul 10, 2012
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Anyone able to assist me with a Galaxy Tab S6 (SM-T860) that I cannot enable Debugging or OEM Unlock from inside Android OS 10 ?? The original owner is now deceased and I am trying to get this unit reworked for her Sister, my customer. Any help will be greatly appreciated.. ( I have a bunch of experience rooting/rom'ing, using Linux etc. so I can follow some "advanced instructions" if someone has them. Thx in advance..
Take a look at https://forum.xda-developers.com/galaxy-tab-s6/development/recovery-twrp-3-3-1-t3975587/post83615509
 

FruitSidewalk59

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How i did it (im on november patch stock)

1. unlocked bootloader (youtube helped)
2. install samsung drivers
3. installed twrp.tar by using odin 3.14.1 (placed the twrp.tar in the AP list; uncked auto reboot and ra-partiton)
4. rebooted into download mode (power off device and connect usb to laptop and press Vol up + down together until download mode appears) then ensure the blue box appears on odin before flashing
5. blue box appeared. so flashed the twrp.tar
6. pressed Vol+down to reboot and then immediately pressed vol + Up to boot into twrp
7. Format data, reboot recovery; once in recovery connect to pc to copy over files for next steps
8. Flash encryption disabler (download)
6. Flash canary Magisk (download)
7. Reboot system
8. may hang on first boot, hard reset after 3 mins. Enjoy!!
 

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    Can someone please post upto date instructions to root Galaxy Tab S6,

    How to unlock bootloader...
    1. Go to settings/about/software info and tap build number repeatedly until Dev settings is activated
    2. Go into Dev settings, turn on OEM Unlock.
    3. Boot into download mode, (plug in USB, reboot and hold vol up + vol dwn)
    4. Once blue screen appears, long press volume up, until bootloader is unlocked.
    5. In download mode, OEM unlock will show as being "off"


    From latest stock firmware...
    1. Unlock bootloader - See HERE (https://t.me/twrp_tabs6/2461)
    2. Boot into download mode you can power off and
    ** FRP=off, OEM=off, KG=checking
    3. Open Odin, uncheck auto reboot
    4. Flash TWRP.tar in Odin (AP slot)
    5. Reboot directly into TWRP
    6. Format data
    7. Flash encryption disabler - HERE (https://mega.nz/#!j5dGQAKY!R4lrZyayKvTWsTgqhakl62qGCRogRCowaKy9vA5khdw)
    8. Flash WETA Kernel - From HERE (https://mega.nz/#F!6hFQkITR!oXvfEfC2mNx7okPPfOEgJA)
    9. Flash Magisk - From HERE (https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=68966662&postcount=1)
    10. Reboot system (not recovery)

    Process from existing TWRP (update TWRP)
    1. Boot into existing TWRP
    2. Flash the new TWRP.img to "recovery"
    3. Done, reboot


    If you need any help let me know I've rooted everything I can get my hands on. I have yet to make a device a brick. This is just a quick layout I got off telegram. I know that it doesn't explain the little details and if your new you probably wondering a lot of stuff. First thing to say is if you have a PC with Odin and a copy of your firmware from sammobile you can restore the tablet pretty easy. I've never seen a hard brick and bootloops are easy fixes. I think XDA makes to big of a deal on not messing up and warnings. You need to rest assure that most cases are bootloops and are fixable with samsung odin you are safe thats why I only buy samsung now. If you flash stock firmware 100 times it wont damage your device. ALways make a back on to an external MicroSD card the minute you boot into TWRP for the first time. I play it safe I use a OTG usb slash drive and make another backup so I have 2 one on the sdcard and one on the usb flash drive. Then after your done backing up format the data by hitting the wipe key in blue on the screen than hit format data key and type yes. Its to format your internal storage completely because its encrypted. After that flash the disable encryption zip go into install key in TWRP than select storage and hopefully you have all the files on external sd card find the Dm Flash encryption disabler and click it should pop up a swipe to confirm flash swipe to flash. Next hit back key and fine theWETA Kernel zip file and swipe to flash. Than same thing again with magisk I would try magisk 20.4. Reboot to system
    2
    Can someone please post upto date instructions to root Galaxy Tab S6,

    Please not just links to instructions for other devices as its not helping and confusing the crap out of me.

    I follow the popular link and attempt to download magisk app but that page isn't clear and I don't know what version of magisk manager J should download.

    I have tried one version, patched it, flashed it with odin but it fails at the end and doesn't 'pass'

    Can someone please post what version of magisk manager to use and instructions for this device not galaxy tab 5se or whatever it is

    Please, I beg you guys. Help me root this tablet, its driving me insane and I could almost ****ing cry.

    Is it possible for someone to post a start to finish guide here that's upto date and all newcomers can follow? Please?

    And please let this post stay admins and don't merge it to other posts that then link to methods written and intended for devices that are not a Samsung Galaxy Tab s6.

    I beg you guys, let's make an idiot proof easy to follow relevant A to B complete walk through.

    I'm sure many need what I'm requesting. Thank you.
    1
    Can someone please post upto date instructions to root Galaxy Tab S6,

    Please not just links to instructions for other devices as its not helping and confusing the crap out of me.

    I follow the popular link and attempt to download magisk app but that page isn't clear and I don't know what version of magisk manager J should download.

    I have tried one version, patched it, flashed it with odin but it fails at the end and doesn't 'pass'

    Can someone please post what version of magisk manager to use and instructions for this device not galaxy tab 5se or whatever it is

    Please, I beg you guys. Help me root this tablet, its driving me insane and I could almost ****ing cry.

    Is it possible for someone to post a start to finish guide here that's upto date and all newcomers can follow? Please?

    And please let this post stay admins and don't merge it to other posts that then link to methods written and intended for devices that are not a Samsung Galaxy Tab s6.

    I beg you guys, let's make an idiot proof easy to follow relevant A to B complete walk through.

    I'm sure many need what I'm requesting. Thank you.


    Hi, Im looking at S6 tablet threads because I plan on buying one in the next month or so. I understand your frustration if your not firmlier . I am really good at rooting and modding although im not a developer I have built a couple custom roms. This is a telegram link im going to see if I can put it together and help.

    You'll need a sdcard or USB Otg flash drive or something. Otherwise when you format data you would have to transfer files with TWRP and its a lot harder if your new.

    https://t.me/wetatabs6

    1. Unlock bootloader, Just like the note 10 you need to turn on developer options and find OEM unlock and turn it on. It might be greyed out if you just bought it if its been more than 7 days you should be able to click it on. Oem unlock is the bootloader unlock. It doesn't unlock the bootloader but it allows you to unlock the bootloader.

    Im going to look into see if I can help you out more. Hold in the mean time keep looking and watch bootloader unlock for the galaxy note 10 on youtube its the same process Ive heard.

    ---------- Post added at 11:44 PM ---------- Previous post was at 11:33 PM ----------

    Can someone please post upto date instructions to root Galaxy Tab S6,

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RTbx2jTkpQ&t=229s

    Heres a link to bootloader unlock for the note 10. Its the same thing for the S6 tab. Its the most important thing so you don't brick your device. Also what firmware and model are you on SMT860 or SMT865? You want to download your exact firmware from sammobile which is almost 6gb file so it takes awhile unless you have super fast internet like I do. It took me 2 minutes with 400mb/s speed. Once you get your bootloader unlocked let me know. I believe magisk 19.4 is what people used but im thinking magisk 20.4 would work to. You'll also need TWRP 3.3.1 tar file, Odin for windows you can find the files here make sure to get the twrp .tar file not img at first. Also make sure you get the right one for your model 860 or 865. Also get disable dm-verity force encrypt zip file in the link.

    https://mega.nz/#F!Po8DyQZS!4ubq5tu0-gEkOwjMdmfvJA
    1
    Can someone please post upto date instructions to root Galaxy Tab S6,

    How to unlock bootloader...
    1. Go to settings/about/software info and tap build number repeatedly until Dev settings is activated
    2. Go into Dev settings, turn on OEM Unlock.
    3. Boot into download mode, (plug in USB, reboot and hold vol up + vol dwn)
    4. Once blue screen appears, long press volume up, until bootloader is unlocked.
    5. In download mode, OEM unlock will show as being "off"


    From latest stock firmware...
    1. Unlock bootloader - See HERE (https://t.me/twrp_tabs6/2461)
    2. Boot into download mode you can power off and
    ** FRP=off, OEM=off, KG=checking
    3. Open Odin, uncheck auto reboot
    4. Flash TWRP.tar in Odin (AP slot)
    5. Reboot directly into TWRP
    6. Format data
    7. Flash encryption disabler - HERE (https://mega.nz/#!j5dGQAKY!R4lrZyayKvTWsTgqhakl62qGCRogRCowaKy9vA5khdw)
    8. Flash WETA Kernel - From HERE (https://mega.nz/#F!6hFQkITR!oXvfEfC2mNx7okPPfOEgJA)
    9. Flash Magisk - From HERE (https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=68966662&postcount=1)
    10. Reboot system (not recovery)

    Process from existing TWRP (update TWRP)
    1. Boot into existing TWRP
    2. Flash the new TWRP.img to "recovery"
    3. Done, reboot


    If you need any help let me know I've rooted everything I can get my hands on. I have yet to make a device a brick. This is just a quick layout I got off telegram. I know that it doesn't explain the little details and if your new you probably wondering a lot of stuff. First thing to say is if you have a PC with Odin and a copy of your firmware from sammobile you can restore the tablet pretty easy. I've never seen a hard brick and bootloops are easy fixes. I think XDA makes to big of a deal on not messing up and warnings. You need to rest assure that most cases are bootloops and are fixable with samsung odin you are safe thats why I only buy samsung now. If you flash stock firmware 100 times it wont damage your device. ALways make a back on to an external MicroSD card the minute you boot into TWRP for the first time. I play it safe I use a OTG usb slash drive and make another backup so I have 2 one on the sdcard and one on the usb flash drive. Then after your done backing up format the data by hitting the wipe key in blue on the screen than hit format data key and type yes. Its to format your internal storage completely because its encrypted. After that flash the disable encryption zip go into install key in TWRP than select storage and hopefully you have all the files on external sd card find the Dm Flash encryption disabler and click it should pop up a swipe to confirm flash swipe to flash. Next hit back key and fine theWETA Kernel zip file and swipe to flash. Than same thing again with magisk I would try magisk 20.4. Reboot to system

    So Im on android 10 and doing all the above. After getting into a fresh install a window pops up saying there is a problem with my device and touch controls dont work, however the pen does work. If I dont flash the kernel and encryption disabler it boots fine but it looks like TWRP has issues then.
    1
    How i did it (im on november patch stock)

    1. unlocked bootloader (youtube helped)
    2. install samsung drivers
    3. installed twrp.tar by using odin 3.14.1 (placed the twrp.tar in the AP list; uncked auto reboot and ra-partiton)
    4. rebooted into download mode (power off device and connect usb to laptop and press Vol up + down together until download mode appears) then ensure the blue box appears on odin before flashing
    5. blue box appeared. so flashed the twrp.tar
    6. pressed Vol+down to reboot and then immediately pressed vol + Up to boot into twrp
    7. Format data, reboot recovery; once in recovery connect to pc to copy over files for next steps
    8. Flash encryption disabler (download)
    6. Flash canary Magisk (download)
    7. Reboot system
    8. may hang on first boot, hard reset after 3 mins. Enjoy!!