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How to Root Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus? Install TWRP Recovery

How to Root Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus & Install TWRP Recovery? Rooting your device open up doors to tons of modifications those are not possible without rooting. Samsung’s latest devices Galaxy S9 came with plenty of new features, but those are also not enough for some people. They want to make impossible things possible. Such as, you can not play YouTube video in background in official app. However, rooting your device can make this thing possible. Moreover, you can do many other things. So, if you want to root your Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ then this tutorial is for you. I have described rooting process for Galaxy S9 step wise with screenshots. There are basically three steps to root Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus as listed below.


Rooting an Android device may Void your device warranty or if rooting process is not done properly, your device may also get bricked. I am not at all responsible for any damages caused to your device while rooting. Moreover, you will no longer receive official software updates as your core OS will be modified.

Important Information

  • This rooting process is only works with Exynos variants (Model No.: SM-G960F/FD/N/X). This method is not compatible with Snapdragon models. So, if you have a Snapdragon powered S9 (Model No.: SM-G965U/U1/W/0/2/8/SC), then this tutorial isn’t for you.
  • Make sure, you have done the complete backup of your device, as it can completly erase your data. Click here to read complete guide Android backup.



  1. Your device’s battery level should be above 80%.
  2. Access to Computer with Windows OS.
  3. Make sure, Samsung USB drivers are installed on that Computer. Click here to download.
  4. A compatible USB Cable.

How to Root Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus?

Please follow the following below steps carefully if you wanted to Root Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus properly.

Enable Developer Options

First off, go to Settings, and head to the About phone option where you will find Build No. Tap on this seven times to enable the Developer option.

How to Root Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus
How to Root Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus

Enable OEM Unlock in Settings

Go to Settings > Developer Options. Near the “OEM Unlock“, you can find a small toggle button. Enable the button.

How to Root Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus?
How to Root Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus?

Install TWRP Recovery on Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus

1. Firstly, extract Samsung Odin file and run Odin.exe software.

2. Connect your phone to your PC via USB Cable.

3. Power off your device completely.

4. Hold the Volume Down, Bixby, and Power button simultaneously.

5. There will a warning screen. Press the Volume Up button on that screen to continue the Download Mode.

6. In your Odin tool, you will see a log message “Added” and ID:COM port will be active as well. If nothing coming up then check the FAQ below.

How to Root Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus?
How to Root Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus?

7. Now, click on Options tab. Make sure, Auto Reboot and Re-Partition boxes are not selected.

How to Root Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus?
How to Root Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus?

8. Now, click on AP button and select the TWRP recovery .tar file for your device.

9. Lastly, hit the Start button to continue.

10. Disconnect your phone from USB cable.

Boot Galaxy S9/S9 Plus into TWRP Recovery

1. Hold the Volume Down, Bixby, and Power button simultaneously until the phone powers off. As soon as the screen shuts down, release the Volume Down key and hold the Volume Up button while still holding the Bixby and Power buttons.

2. You will be boot into TWRP recovery. Tap on “Keep Read Only” button on the ‘Unmodified System Partition’ screen. DO NOT swipe to all modifications.

3. Follow the next guide. Don’t do anything else.

Format Data in TWRP and Disable Encryption

1. In TWRP recovery, tap on [A] Wipe button, then tap on [B] Format Data.

How to Root Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus?
How to Root Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus?

2. Now, type [C] Yes and hit  Enter button.

3. Once its finished, go back to TWRP main screen.

4. Tap on Mount and select Enable MTP.

5. Connect your device to your PC via USB cable.

6. Transfer the Disable_Dm-Verity_ForceEncrypt_12.08.2018.zip file to your phone’s internal storage.

7. Disconnect your device.

8. On TWRP Recovery screen, tap on Install.

9. Navigate to the internal storage and select the Disable_Dm-Verity_ForceEncrypt_12.08.2018.zip file.

10. Swipe the button to flash the ZIP.

Root Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus

1. Connect the phone to the PC using the USB cable.

2. In TWRP recovery screen, go to Mount and tap on Enable MTP.

3. Transfer elementalx-s9-1.14.zip and SR5-SuperSU-v2.82-SR5-20171001224502.zip file to your device’s internal storage.

4. Now, go back to your TWRP recovery screen and tap on Install button.

5. Navigate to your phone’s internal storage and select the SR5-SuperSU-v2.82-SR5-20171001224502.zip file.

6. Now, tap on Add more ZIPs button and select elementalx-s9-1.14.zip file.

7. Lastly, swipe the button on the screen to flash the ZIP files..

8. When the flashing process will finished, tap on the Reboot System button.

Congrats! You have successfully rooted your Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ phone.


If nothing happens then it means you haven’t install Android drivers or its outdated. Try reinstalling them from here. Still not works then try to use different USB port.

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