You Can Root Your Samsung Galaxy Note 9 but How?
Would you want to root your Samsung Galaxy Note 9? The root access on the device is a must, for us. However, there is simply no life without using our favorite root-requiring apps. And at a time when we have unboxed our shiny new Android phone. Then we naturally go on to root your Samsung Galaxy Note 9, starting with finding the needed files and tools on the web. Thus the Galaxy Note 9 is no exception.
Fortunately, even as the pre-orders have just now started the shipping, thus the root access is already present. Similarly, the TWRP recovery is also now available. Which permits you to gain superuser access on the device simply.
Although the method, use to install TWRP on the Galaxy Note 9 is a bit handy. So you have to be sure to follow the guide carefully. Not only you have to avoid receiving locked by RMM. But you are also able to use a few tricks to not allow the system to delete TWRP. After it is installed by you when the device starts.
However, we are taking care of all that you want to know to install TWRP, and then root access on the Galaxy Note 9. So you have to just abide by the guide carefully.
However, Galaxy Note 9 is already explaining that it is the best smartphone on the planet at the moment. Or at least until the Pixel 3 drops by. But you have to hand it to Samsung to make a horror device like a Note 9 that just packs in every spec you know about.
How to root the Samsung Galaxy Note 9
Warning: Do not experience methods given on this page if you do not know completely what you are doing. So in case any damage occurs, we will not be responsible for that!
However, the installed files and the method for gaining root access mention on this page are compatible just with the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, codename crownless (model no. N960F/FD/X/N), which is powered by an Exynos processor.
Some greater risks are involved when you root an Android device. And that applies to the Galaxy Note 9 as well.
So in this tutorial, there are some things to consider before opting to root the Galaxy Note 9.
- The warranty of your Galaxy Note 9 will be void
When you download the custom stuff like TWRP and patched kernel file, the warranty is disappeared
- OTA updates will not install
- The OEM Unlock option from the Developer options under Settings may be gone
- You will also not be able to use Samsung Pay, Secure folder, Android Pay, etc. services
The device is not RMM locked
Confirm that your Galaxy Note 9 is not RMM locked.
Here is the way that will help to identify your device is RMM locked or not. So the device must have to clear all of the three tests to mention below:
- First of all, you have to reboot to download mode. If you view the text RMM state = Paranormal. So after that, it means that your device is RMM locked.
- The OEM unlock option under the Developer options (after you turn it on in the developer options). Similarly, if it is not available, then that is due to your device is RMM locked. So it should be available usually.
- Although when you are trying to reboot to recovery mode. Then you will receive the message ‘Only official released binaries are allowed to be flashed’. So this also means that your Galaxy Note 9 is RMM locked.
- First of all, you have to take note of the warning. And compatibility sections mentioned above, please.
- Confirm that the device is not RMM locked as mention-above.
- Download the ADB and Fastboot driver on your computer.
- Install the Samsung driver on your computer.
- Confirm you have turned on developer options, USB debugging, and OEM Unlock on your Galaxy Note 9.
Method to install TWRP recovery
- Confirm that you have covered the pre-requisite section well. And it is also now assured that your Galaxy Note 9 is not RMM locked, as it is mentioned above.
- Simply then disconnect your Galaxy Note 9 from the computer if it is connected.
- Download the needed files:
- Odin 3.13.1 PC software: Odin3_v3.13.1.zip
- Galaxy Note 9 TWRP recovery: twrp-3.2.3-0-crownlte_UNOFFICIAL.tar.md5
- DM Verity disabler boot patch: no-verity-opt-encrypt-6.0.zip
- RMM Bypass – RMM-State_Bypass_Mesa_v2.zip
Extract Odin file
- Then you have to Extract the Odin file. By doing this you should receive this file Odin3 v3.13.1.exe (ignore other files from the extraction).
- Here you have to double click on the extracted file of Odin, Odin3 v3.13.1.exe, to open the Odin window, as shown below. So be careful with Odin, and do just as said to prevent issues.
- In this step you have to just boot the Galaxy Note 9 into download mode:
- Firstly. power off your Galaxy Note 9. Then wait for 6-7 seconds after the screen goes off.
- In the second, you have to press and hold the three buttons Volume down + Bixby button together and connect the device to the computer.
- Similarly, here you will view a Warning screen.
- Now here you have to press Volume Up to continue to download mode.
Connect Galaxy Note 9 to PC
- However, now connect your Galaxy Note 9 to the computer using a USB cable. Odin should recognize your Galaxy Note 9. It is essential. When it recognizes, you will view Added!! text appearing in the Log box in the bottom left. And the first box under ID: COM will also display a no. and turn its background blue below.
- Similarly, you cannot make a start until Odin recognizes your device. And you get the Added!! message.
- If it does not, then you have to install/re-install drivers again. Here you have to use the original cable that came with the device. Mostly, drivers are the problem.
- You are also able to try different USB ports on your computer too, btw.
Load TWRP file into Odin
- Now you have to Load the TWRP file into Odin. Now tap the AP button on Odin. Choose the TWRP file that you have download in the above step.
- In Odin, under the options tab, confirm the Re-partition and Auto Reboot checkboxes are NOT selected. Do not use the PIT tab either. Here you have to revert the Log tab btw, it will display the progress when you hit the start button in the next step.
- Simply now tap the Start button on Odin to start installing the TWRP recovery on your Galaxy Note 9. Wait till installation is complete, after which, you will get a PASS message as shown below upon successful installation from Odin.
- However, if Odin gets stuck at setup connection. So then you will have to do this all again. Disconnect your device, close Odin, boot the device into download mode again, open Odin. Next, choose the TWRP and flash it again as said above.
- If you get FAIL in the top left box. Next, you have to flash the TWRP file again as given above.
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Obtain TWRP Recovery
- Force reboot and here you have to access the recovery mode again to obtain to TWRP recovery. So here is the way:
- Your Galaxy Note 9 would remain in download mode itself. It will not restart automatically because we disable Auto Reboot above. Similarly, to buy you time to boot into recovery mode from here. Read the point below fully before doing this.
- Now you have to press and hold the Volume down + Power button together until the screen goes off. But at a time the screen goes off, do this in a quick: whilst still holding the Power button, press Volume Up in place of Volume down button to reboot into recovery mode.
[In essence, when the device restarts (screen goes off), you must be holding Volume Up and Power button together. Now we have to press the Volume down + Power buttons first to force restart the device from download mode.]
- Note that! So, here your device will boot into TWRP recovery. Simply it would ask for ‘allow for System modification’. Do not allow that. Click on the ‘Keep Read Only’ button to not permit system modification and access TWRP safely.
- Similarly, here you will be taken to the home page of the TWRP. Wipe the data partition now.
- Now click on the Wipe option. So then here choose the Format Data option.
- Type yes on the next screen to remove the data partition. Which will remove everything on the device. Including apps, data, and all the files on the internal storage. (Confirm that you have an appropriate backup of data and files with you saved on the computer before doing this!)
We have to wipe data partition to avoid errors/warnings such as the ‘Integrity verification failed’ or ‘RMM Lock’.
- Reboot the device in TWRP recovery again. For this, press the home button, then Reboot, and then Recovery. Data partition should be mountable now.
- Install DM Verity disabler and RMM Bypass files(and root file if you want to):
- Connect the Galaxy Note 9 to your computer now using a USB cable.
- Transfer the DM Verity disabler and RMM files from PC to your Galaxy Note 9. Keep in mind that the location on the device.
- You are now able to disconnect the device from the computer.
- Similarly, in TWRP, you have to click on the Install option on the home screen. Then choose the DM verity disabler file. Next, do the swipe action at the bottom to install it.
- Here you have to download the RMM Bypass file.
- Moreover, here you have to restart the device. Then tap on the Reboot System button. Or from the home page of TWRP, click on the Reboot option. So on System to restart your Galaxy Note 9, and it shall reboot alright. You do not have to worry about the RMM lock now.
Method to root using TWRP recovery
Although with TWRP, installing root is too easy and simple too. However, if you did not root the device at that time, and have started the device after booting it up. Similarly, the method got a bit long and repetitive now, but still much simple.
However, here is the whole method to install root access safely on your Galaxy Note 9 without needing to worry about the new RMM lock trick of Samsung.
- First of all, you have to confirm that you have installed the TWRP recovery using the guide mentioned above.
- Simply install the needed files:
- Magisk root package: Magisk-v18.0.zip
- DM Verity disabler boot patch: no-verity-opt-encrypt-6.0.zip
- RMM Bypass – RMM-State_Bypass_Mesa_v2.zip
- Reboot into TWRP recovery. For doing this you have to first of all power of the device. At one time the screen goes off. Await for at least 5-6 seconds, and then you can easily press and hold the Volume Up, Bixby, and Power buttons together until you view anything on the screen to get TWRP.
- Clear the data partition now.
- Press on the Wipe option. Then choose the Format Data option.
- Similarly, type yes on the next screen to remove the data partition. That is able to remove everything on the device. Including apps, data, and all the files on the internal storage. (Confirm here that you have a suitable backup of data. And also the files with you saved on the computer before doing this!)
Similarly, here you have to wipe data partition to avoid errors/warnings such as the ‘Integrity verification failed’ or ‘RMM Lock’.
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- Simply you have to reboot the device in TWRP recovery again. However, for this, you have to press the home button. Reboot, and then Recovery. Data partition should be preparable now.
- Root the Galaxy Note 9 now. Here is the way:
- First of all, you have to connect the device to the computer if disconnected.
- Then send the Magisk file to your Galaxy Note 9.
- Similarly, download the Magisk file. Now on the TWRP’s home screen, click on the Install button, and then choose the Magisk file. Swipe at the bottom of the screen to make sure the installation.
- Now download the RMM Bypass file too in the same manner.
- Next, you have to click on the Reboot System button. Tap on the Reboot option and then on System to restart your Galaxy Note 9.
This is also now completed.
Method to Solve the Galaxy Note 9 boot loop issue
However, in case the above root tool does not work. So in this case you have to see that your Galaxy Note 9 fails to start anymore or not. It would boot loop. Thus to fix that, you will have to download the official firmware back on your Galaxy Note 9.
- Install Galaxy Note 9 firmware – (for SM-G960F model)
Root Your Samsung Galaxy Note 9-Conclusion
However, there is simply no life without using our favorite root-requiring apps. And at a time when we have unboxed our shiny new Android phone. Then we naturally go on to root the device, starting with finding the needed files and tools on the web. Thus the Galaxy Note 9 is no exception. We hope that this article will help you the most. So in case of any queries, you can easily ask us in the comments below.