Snapdragon root legit?

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AloofGoof

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I found a guide to root snapdragon. Is it finally possible? I can't post links, but the guide was taken from reddit.
 

Greg1007

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Root has been possible on snapdragon-based SM-G97_0 for a few months now, but not the G97_U. What matters is the ability to unlock the bootloader.
 

StoneyJSG

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There's a guy working on unlocking the bootloader for the snapdragon S10+ (G975U) over in the S10+ forum, he is making a little progress on it too.
 

StoneyJSG

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StoneyJSG

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What? Why is this thread still here? You can't root U.S. S10 variants as far as I know.
 

luckysoul777

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Yes, he is actually. You might want to message him. Here's his thread:

https://forum.xda-developers.com/s1...-bl-unlock-t3929385/post80223207#post80223207

Also, someone rooted the Sprint 5G variant here:

The guy who started the thread was soliciting help to get it to work, but that doesn't mean he succeeded. If you dig into the replies, the only known success in the U.S. is the Exynos version. The Sprint S10 5G version (SM-G977P) is the only exception and success for Snapdragon. Other U.S. models like SM-G977U are hopeless.

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Root has been possible on snapdragon-based SM-G97_0 for a few months now, but not the G97_U. What matters is the ability to unlock the bootloader.

The only known success and exception is the Sprint S10 5G version (SM-G977P). All other Snapdragon-based S10 phones in the U.S. such as SM-G977U are hopeless.
 
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StoneyJSG

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It seems the guy that wrote the article I posted decided to create an app for it to make it easier to get your bootloader unlocked.
 

Mad Medik

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I'm just surprised that there isn't lots of discussion about it. The S10 series was very popular. There would be a lot of interest. I'm a bit out of date on XDA; maybe they don't allow promotion of paid services?
 

StoneyJSG

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They may not, I don't know. Some one made it so TWRP recovery works with our phones, of course you need the bootloader unlocked to use it which costs money.
 

Benzter

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Correct me if im wrong but I saw a youtube video on someone who called T-Mobile and I guess told them they were a developer for the play store and he said the tech unlocked it remotely for him. I should have kept the post but he posted a screenshot of the oen unlock option on the snapdragon S10. I dont know if its true or not just remember seeing it.