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Tinkerers, rejoice: Snapdragon-powered Galaxy S8+ has been successfully rooted

0. phoneArena posted on 11 Aug 2017, 04:23

All facts point out that the Snapdragon 835+ (SM-G955) powered US version of the Samsung Galaxy S8+ has just been rooted...

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posted on 11 Aug 2017, 04:38

1. Shafittey (Posts: 1; Member since: 11 May 2016)


Good for them..Including me...:P

posted on 11 Aug 2017, 04:43

2. mikehunta727 (Posts: 1151; Member since: 12 Sep 2014)


The only real reason I rooted past Android devices, 6P specifically was to get rid of the nav bar and have system wide ad blocker on. Won't be needing to do that with Note 8 since Sammy included the feature to remove the nav bar and bring it out whenever you feel like it (prevents bottom nav bar burn in)

Ill be doing that from day one, I prefer having it hidden and swiping up to show nav bar

posted on 11 Aug 2017, 05:36 1

3. SupermanayrB (Posts: 1025; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)


People still root phones?

posted on 11 Aug 2017, 07:04 6

5. DRS1977 (Posts: 519; Member since: 27 May 2015)


I quit doing that a long time ago and I also quit using launchers. Touchwiz, aka Samsung Experience UI is just fine now IMO. Since it has really nice themes, no need for any of that other stuff anymore.

posted on 11 Aug 2017, 07:32 1

7. Flash (Posts: 1423; Member since: 19 May 2017)


It still lags.

posted on 11 Aug 2017, 09:07 8

8. Omran2000 (Posts: 91; Member since: 18 Aug 2016)


You still live in old phones era ..

posted on 11 Aug 2017, 10:08 3

12. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 14501; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Don't reply to dipsh_ts like Flash.

posted on 11 Aug 2017, 10:50 1

13. Flash (Posts: 1423; Member since: 19 May 2017)


Someone needs some butthurt cream.

posted on 11 Aug 2017, 11:22 5

14. andynaija (Posts: 982; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)


Someone needs to get a life.

posted on 11 Aug 2017, 09:47 1

10. DRS1977 (Posts: 519; Member since: 27 May 2015)


My Exynos S6 doesn't lag at all. Sorry, try again...

posted on 11 Aug 2017, 11:23 1

15. andynaija (Posts: 982; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)


Just like your brain.

posted on 11 Aug 2017, 06:32 1

4. supracer (Posts: 15; Member since: 21 Jul 2015)


Rooting and custom roms are probably the best things in the mobile world

posted on 11 Aug 2017, 07:07

6. Panzer (Posts: 67; Member since: 13 May 2016)


Between Ad Hell, Substratum, Package Disablers and more control of things by pushing commands through ADB my S8 Exynos will stay unrooted,

posted on 11 Aug 2017, 12:06

16. bucknassty (Posts: 153; Member since: 24 Mar 2017)


Nice, i'll be looking this up

posted on 11 Aug 2017, 09:21 1

9. PhoneCritic (Posts: 923; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


I have not rooted since I had my HTC M7 as I found the software on the M7 to have been so good and fluid. I was hesitant to move to the Samsung S6E a bit because I figured I need to root to get rid of the Carrier bloatware and the heavy TouchWiz GUI I remembered from past Samsung devices. However, I was Really surprise by the S6E performance (Exynos) and how it was a vast improvement over earlier versions, Being able to disable and hide the carrier bloatware was another improvement. Then I was most impress with being able to theme the device. Once the update of Android M was release it just got better and I really had no reason to root. Moving on to the S7 I forgot about root as the device just functions well. The Samsung "Grace UI" just worked as it became lighter and with Samsung removing features and putting them on the Play store for user to select which to download just made it so good. I really have no need for rooting or launchers anymore.

posted on 11 Aug 2017, 10:08 3

11. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 14501; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


If you root, Samsung Pay isn't gonna work. So no thanks. Android phones do plenty without root access.

Root access is really pointless, especially on Galaxy phones. Its ok are Vanilla Android running phones because they come out the box doing less and you need root to bring them up to par.

posted on 11 Aug 2017, 18:23

17. medtxa (Posts: 1341; Member since: 02 Jun 2014)


Get root and I can get all features that I actually want, galaxy features is more of bloatware to me because I don't use most of it. But I usually don't care as long I can install custom ROM.

posted on 12 Aug 2017, 00:40

18. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 14501; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


To each its own. That's what's good aboit Android.

I use too root when it was easier and didn't change any functions I had.

But I use Samsung Pay a lot and I dont want to be without it.

Nothing beats choice!

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