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S8+ Uses If You Do Not Have Safestrap Installed And Are On V5 Bootloaders Follow These Direction Found
HERE


S8+ Uses If You Do Not Have Safestrap Installed And Are On V6 Bootloader Follow These Direction Found
HERE


Please Note This Is Not A Root Method For Oreo Or Pie. As Of Now There Is Still No Root Method For Oreo Or Pie

This Takes Some Patience To Install

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S8/S8+ U1 US Carrier Unlocked Pie Install Can Be Found Here

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S8 SM-G950U/U1/W Install Instructions And Files Can Be Found Below
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S8+ SM-G955U/U1/W Install Instructions And Files
Discussion About Flashing OTA's and OTA Method Starts Here

Download

SM_G955U_DSG7_SYSTEM.rar Latest Build V6 Bootloader!


Older V5 Downloads
SM_G955U_DSE5_SYSTEM.rar Last Build V5 Bootloader!

Older Oreo Downloads


SM-G955U_CSB1_SAFESTRAP_OTA_FRIENDLY.7z US Carrier Oreo
SM-G955W_BRJ2_SAMFAIL_OTA_FRIENDLY.7z Canadian Oreo

Old Install Instructions Safestrap Method



If you are not already on safestrap system follow the Alternate Samfail Install Instructions then return to step 2


1. Copy CS**_SYSTEM.img to your external sdcard. Reboot to download mode and in BL slot in Odin flash [COLOR="blue"]Use The BL_ENG_BOOTLOADERS_SAFESTRAP_G95*U_V5.tar.md5 and reboot to safestrap

2. In Safestrap choose install then choose select storage and select micro sdcard click ok then at bottom choose install image and choose ****_SYSTEM.img then select flash to system image then swype to flash

3. If on an old version of safestrap then it will be necessarry to flash system image again. Reboot safestrap. When booted back to safestrap choose install then choose select storage and select micro sdcard click ok then at bottom choose install image and choose ****_SYSTEM.img then select flash to system image then swype to flash. If your Safestrap has red emblem you are on newest safestrap and can skip this step and goto step 4
If you want to install SM_955_U_Mods_Safe_OTA_PIE.zip or SM_G955_U_Google_Style_PIE_OTA_Friendly.zip Install this zip now in safestrap and skip below steps and goto Enter Exit Safestrap Instructions and follow the Instructions to leave safestrap
4. To leave safestrap reboot to bootloader or download still does not work so you still need to manually reboot to bootloader so choose reboot as soon as phone powers off hold buttons to boot too download mode

5. In odin load BL_DELETE_CACHE_G95*_V5_BL.tar.md5 in BL slot and flash

6. Phone will reboot to recovery it will try and process update then on blue screen you get an Error(Click For Pic) and recovery will start rebooting let recovery bootloop once then force back to download mode and goto step 10
If on blue screen you get the No Command(Click For Pic) title instead of the Error(Click For Pic) title instead of the Error(Click For Pic) title on the blue screen then let phone bootloop a couple of times until you get that error. If after several bootloops still no error force a reboot of phone and let it try again. If still after several attempts reboot to download mode and In odin load BL_ENG_BOOTLOADERS_SAFESTRAP_G95*U_V5.tar.md5 in BL slot and flash. Phone reboot to stock recovery there wipe cache and reboot back to bootloader from recovery and go back and start again from step 8 You cannot move on until you get that error screen
7. Ok once you have the error and phone bootlooped after the error and you forced rebooted to download. In odin load BL_G95*USQU5CS**tar.md5 in BL slot and HOME_CSC_OYN_G95*U*****tar.md5 in CSC slot and flash

8. Phone will reboot to recovery and process cache then your ready to flash an OTA update zip in stock recovery. If you get an Error(Click For Pic) in stock recovery and phone does not automatically reboot at this point wait until recovery options come up and wipe cache in stock recovery reboot from recovery to bootloaders and repeat step 7.

9. It should then process csc fine this time and from recovery phone should reboot automatically. If for some reason this still fails start from Step 5 again.


Old Instructions To Enter And Exit Safestrap

ON THESE STEPS ONLY FLASH FILES FOUND IN THE ENTER_EXIT_SAFESTRAP FOLDER

1. Before leaving Safestrap wipe cache and dalvik cache then leave safestrap and put phone in download mode. From the ENTER_EXIT_SAFESTRAP folder flash BL_ENG_BOOTLOADERS_SAFESTRAP_G95*U_V5.tar.md5 in BL Slot in odin

2. To leave safestrap reboot to bootloader or download still does not work so you still need to manually reboot to bootloader

3. Use modded Odin and load BL_DELETE_CACHE_G95*_V5_BL.tar.md5 In BL Slot and flash

4. Phone will reboot to recovery it will try and process update then on blue screen you get an Error(Click For Pic) and recovery will start rebooting let recovery bootloop once then force back to download mode and goto step 5
If on blue screen you get the No Command(Click For Pic) title instead of the Error(Click For Pic) title instead of the Error(Click For Pic) title on the blue screen then let phone bootloop and force back to download
mode and In odin load BL_ENG_BOOTLOADERS_SAFESTRAP_G95*U_V5.tar.md5 in BL slot and flash. Phone reboot to stock recovery there wipe cache and reboot back to bootloader from recovery and goback and start again from step 3

5. Flash [COLOR="blue"]BL_ENG_BOOTLOADERS_SAFESTRAP_G95*U_V5.tar[.md5/COLOR] in odin phone will reboot to recovery

6. In recovery wipe cache then from recovery reboot to bootloader

7. Use modded Odin and load BL_G95*_CS**_V5.tar.md5 In BL Slot, AP_CR**.tar(This is the file you will get from the OTA_Update_Zips) in AP Slot and flash (Or file you created from update zip or leave AP slot blank if you didn't update via OTA

8. As soon as phone powers off force reboot to recovery. If you get an Error(Click For Pic) in stock recovery instead of No Command(Click For Pic) and phone says dm verity failed reboot from recovery to bootloaders and start on step 3 in To Enter And Exit Safestrap

9. If you get the No Command(Click For Pic) and it says successfully verified dmverity hashtree(It may not say this until you click reboot system) (Click For Pic)
Wipe cache in recovery then reboot and you are done unless below statement refers to you then follow then skip cache wipe and reboot and follow below.
If you came to these instructions because you were directed to do so during install because you installed SM_955_U_Mods_Safe_OTA_PIE.zip during initial install then you will need to flash the BL_G95*USQS5****tar.md5 found in the Samfail Install Files folder so in recovery click reboot bootloader and in odin BL slot flash BL_G95*USQS5****tar.md5. This file only needs to be flashed once so next time you leave safestrap you can skip this and stop at above step



Install Instructions Safestrap Method


Make Sure The Latest Samsung Drivers Are Installed. They Can Be Found Here

1. Copy ****_SYSTEM.img to your internal sdcard. Reboot to download mode and in BL slot in Odin flash [COLOR="blue"]Use The BL_ENG_BOOTLOADERS_SAFESTRAP_G95*U_V5.tar.md5 and reboot to safestrap

2. In Safestrap choose install then choose select storage and select internal storage click ok then at bottom choose install image and choose ****_SYSTEM.img then select flash to system image then swype to flash

3. You can flash any mod zips at this time

4. To leave safestrap reboot to bootloader or download still does not work so you still need to manually reboot to bootloader so choose reboot as soon as phone powers off hold buttons to boot too download mode

5. In odin load BL_G95*USQU5****tar.md5 in BL slot and flash


To Enter And Exit Safestrap After Intitial Install


1. To enter safetrap flash the BL_ENG_BOOTLOADERS_SAFESTRAP_G95*U_V5.tar.md5 in BL Slot in odin phone will boot too safestrap sometimes it may take a minute to do so

2. To leave safestrap reboot to bootloader or download still does not work so you still need to manually reboot to bootloader

3. Use modded Odin and load BL_G95*_****_V5.tar.md5 In BL Slot


Feature:

System Can Still Flash OTA Update zips
SafeStrap Recovery PreLoaded
Xposed Framework Can Be Flashed
Official Oreo
Safetynet Passes
Samsung Pay,Pass,Secure Folder Working
Samsung Cloud Enabled
Places Tab Enabled
Spam Caller Id Enabled
Call Recording Enabled
Native Status Bar Speed Meter Enabled
Custom Boot Animation


Helpful Key Combos

Recovery Mode
Bixby + Volume Up + Power @ Same time

Download Mode
Bixby + Volume Down + Power @ Same time

Safe Mode
Phone Powered Off
Press and hold the Power key past the model name screen.
When “SAMSUNG” appears on the screen, release the Power key.
Immediately after releasing the Power key, press and hold the Volume down key.

Maintenance Mode
Press and hold the Power + Volume Down buttons for approximately 10


Bugs:

DO NOT USE ENCRYPTION
Safestrap is still beta so there are some bugs
All reboot options in safestrap only reboot the phone.
Safestrap might not read larger than 64gig sd cards on some cards
Formating data in safestrap may cause reboot so make sure to format data very last thing



What Is Safestrap

Safestrap is a Bootstrap / Recovery for locked bootloader phones. Safestrap is now based on TWRP Recovery (a touch based recovery) and you can perform .zip installs, backups and restores here.
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Credits:
- @Raymonf for modified odin
- @afaneh92 for safestrap Main Thread Here Consider a donation to him he worked along time on this Donation Link
- @me2151 for finding this method
- @tytydraco for some instructions
- @mweinbach for some instructions
- @Craz Basics for xposed on non rooted
- @partcyborg for finding the root method!
- @elliwigy for being great help and original S8 root
- @rayan-refoua for boot animation
- @SamGuy2020 for testing S8 install method

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OTA Friendly Zips That Will Not Break OTA Updates

Adaway_Blocking.zip

install zip in safestrap
boot phone back up to system
you will have 2 apps in your apps drawer Host Adblocking and Stock Adblocking
too enable adblocking run the Host Adblocking app it may require rebooting phone to work
too disable adblocking run Stock Adblocking this probably will not require a reboot
what this does is move the system/etc/hosts file to the internal storage of your phone then I symliink the one in the internal storage to the system/etc/host file this way the file can be changed back and forth . If you would wipe data in stock recovery however you would need to reflash the zip in safetrap as a data wipe would delete the host file since it is now located on internal storage
SM_G955_U_Google_Style_PIE_V5.zip
SM_G950_U_Google_Style_PIE_V5.zip
ADB_Google_Style_DeSamsung.7z
This is Adb to delete samsung apps there is also a script in there to reinstall the samsung apps that you adb uninstall if you want and a zip that can be flashed that will also undo the adb uninstall apps
SM_950_U_Mods_Safe_OTA_PIE.zip
SM_955_U_Mods_Safe_OTA_PIE.zip
SM_955_Mods_Safe_OTA_Oreo.zip
SM_955W_Canadian_Mods_Safe_OTA.zip
Add cscfeatures.xml with the call recording, places tab, spam call blocking also custom boot animation and this mod will not affect the
flashing of OTA update zips however after you flash an OTA update zip you will have to reapply this zip

Remove FRP Protection Safestrap Flashable Zip
SS_Remove_FRP.zip
Directions For FRP

So if your stuck and dont know google account info Do the samfail process when all done flash file to enter safestrap once in safestrap mount and unmount system then flash SS_Remove_FRP zip then follow direction to leave safestrap. After your phone reboots from recovery the last time force phone back to recovery wait until options come up and wipe data and you can now enter new google account in setup or skip


SafeStrap Recovery Update
Safestrap_XBIN_S8_PIE_NEW.zip
Flash in safestrap recovery then reboot back to safestrap



SafeStrap Flashable Zips That Will Break OTA

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Extreme Aroma based debloater for S8/S7/S9 devices by OrelMadK
https://forum.xda-developers.com/gal...er-s8-t3744608
This aroma debloater probably one of the best I have seen by @orelta

The above zips cannot be undone If you want to go back to stock you would need to do the Install process over but you shouldnt need to wipe data this time

Oreo Xposed Framework Installer zip
xposed-v90-sdk26-arm64-beta3.zip Flash In safestrap

Oreo Xposed Installer APK
XposedInstaller_3.1.5.apk Install as normal apk then open app make sure framework is installed (the box will be yellow) then reboot open and box will be green showing its working

Oreo Xposed Uninstaller zip
xposed-uninstaller-20180117-arm64.zip

Oreo Xposed Edge And Google Sans & iOS 11 Emojis

ATT CSC Edits

Dual Speaker Mod


Uninstall Apps Using ADB

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Enable Developer Options in settings goto system/about/software tap build info like 7 times
In devlopers options enable USB debugging and make sure to accept prompt on phone to allow debugging
In adb command type

adb shell pm list packages -f > Installed_Packages.txt
this will give you a list

then too delete type
adb shell pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.the.name.of.package

Helpful Ones
adb shell pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.sdm
This will disable OTA on Verizon

adb shell pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.sdm.sdmviewer
This will disable OTA on Verizon

adb shell pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.securitylogagent
This will disable Security Log Agent
Deleting apps like this will not affect ota's

adb shell cmd package install-existing com.the.name.of.package
This will reinstall packages you uninstalled from above method


Credits
- @SamGuy2020 For Dual Speaker Mod
- @FatalONEM8 For ATT CSC Edits
- @ImbaWind For Dolby Atmos Mod
- @rovo89 for xposed Main xposed thread
- @IDan1109 base of debloat script
- @EmperorEye for some build.prop tweaks script
- @xdanilva for xposed edge
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S8 Uses If You Do Not Have Safestrap Installed Follow These Direction Found
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Download

SM_G950U_DSE5_SYSTEM.rar Latest Build

Older Oreo Downloads

Install Instructions Safestrap Method


If you are not already on safestrap system follow these instructions

Make Sure The Latest Samsung Drivers Are Installed. They Can Be Found Here

1. Copy ****_SYSTEM.img to your internal sdcard. Reboot to download mode and in BL slot in Odin flash [COLOR="blue"]Use The BL_ENG_BOOTLOADERS_SAFESTRAP_G95*U_V5.tar.md5 and reboot to safestrap

2. In Safestrap choose install then choose select storage and select internal storage click ok then at bottom choose install image and choose ****_SYSTEM.img then select flash to system image then swype to flash

3. You can flash any mod zips at this time

4. To leave safestrap reboot to bootloader or download still does not work so you still need to manually reboot to bootloader so choose reboot as soon as phone powers off hold buttons to boot too download mode

5. In odin load BL_G95*USQU5****tar.md5 in BL slot and flash


To Enter And Exit Safestrap After Intitial Install


1. To enter safetrap flash the BL_ENG_BOOTLOADERS_SAFESTRAP_G95*U_V5.tar.md5 in BL Slot in odin phone will boot too safestrap sometimes it may take a minute to do so

2. To leave safestrap reboot to bootloader or download still does not work so you still need to manually reboot to bootloader

3. Use modded Odin and load BL_G95*_****_V5.tar.md5 In BL Slot


Feature:

System Can Still Flash OTA Update zips
SafeStrap Recovery PreLoaded
Xposed Framework Can Be Flashed
Official Oreo
Safetynet Passes
Samsung Pay,Pass,Secure Folder Working
Samsung Cloud Enabled
Places Tab Enabled
Spam Caller Id Enabled
Call Recording Enabled
Native Status Bar Speed Meter Enabled
Custom Boot Animation


Helpful Key Combos

Recovery Mode
Bixby + Volume Up + Power @ Same time

Download Mode
Bixby + Volume Down + Power @ Same time

Safe Mode
Phone Powered Off
Press and hold the Power key past the model name screen.
When “SAMSUNG” appears on the screen, release the Power key.
Immediately after releasing the Power key, press and hold the Volume down key.

Maintenance Mode
Press and hold the Power + Volume Down buttons for approximately 10


Bugs:

DO NOT USE ENCRYPTION
Safestrap is still beta so there are some bugs
All reboot options in safestrap only reboot the phone.
Safestrap might not read larger than 64gig sd cards on some cards
Formating data in safestrap may cause reboot so make sure to format data very last thing


Credits:
- @Raymonf for modified odin
- @afaneh92 for safestrap Main Thread Here Consider a donation to him he worked along time on this Donation Link
- @me2151 for finding this method
- @tytydraco for some instructions
- @mweinbach for some instructions
- @Craz Basics for xposed on non rooted
- @partcyborg for finding the root method!
- @elliwigy for being great help and original S8 root
- @rayan-refoua for boot animation
- @SamGuy2020 for testing S8 install method
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31st March 2018, 05:38 PM |#4  
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just to verify, battery is 80 or 100?
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Hey jr I tried the stock version 3 times and could not get it to boot up, would get a boot loop on the Samsung galaxy s8+ screen. I think my trouble is between steps 3 and 4. It never booted into recovery there. just odined back to stock will give it another go later. Thanks for the work. Had to use the modified odin to get back to stock also.
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just to verify, battery is 80 or 100?

100% Its a modified stock rom So all stuff work like samsung pay, safetynet apps etc. Safetynet will not pass however if you have xposed enabled but the samsung stuff still will
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Hey jr I tried the stock version 3 times and could not get it to boot up, would get a boot loop on the Samsung galaxy s8+ screen. I think my trouble is between steps 3 and 4. It never booted into recovery there. just odined back to stock will give it another go later. Thanks for the work. Had to use the modified odin to get back to stock also.

Please read carefully it says you must manually reboot it to recovery. Almost every odin part flash will require either a manual reboot to recovery or download mode. Getting the phone to reboot to recovery betwen part 3 and 4 is the most important step in the process the phone must reboot to recovery here and bootloop in recovery it does this because there is no cache partiton because of nand wipe in part2 so as soon as it bootloops in recovery and at this point you manually reboot back to download mode and flash the csc which contains the cache.img and this is what resets the dmverity causing the phone to allow that modded system image to pass dmverity
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Please read carefully it says you must manually reboot it to recovery. Almost every odin part flash will require either a manual reboot to recovery or download mode. Getting the phone to reboot to recovery betwen part 3 and 4 is the most important step in the process the phone must reboot to recovery here and bootloop in recovery it does this because there is no cache partiton because of nand wipe in part2 so as soon as it bootloops in recovery and at this point you manually reboot back to download mode and flash the csc which contains the cache.img and this is what resets the dmverity causing the phone to allow that modded system image to pass dmverity

Thanks for the quick reply. Reread OP and will try again in a few. Thought I followed OP first time but will give it another go.
31st March 2018, 07:01 PM |#9  
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can u make a deabloated version?
31st March 2018, 07:29 PM |#10  
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If I only had a s8 to try haha.
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can u make a deabloated version?

You can use a package disabler and disable anything you want just like you can on stock rom
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