Samsung launched the Galaxy Note 9 on the Galaxy Unpacked event in Brooklyn, New York, on August 9, 2018. The phone sports a 6.4-inch Quad HD + Super AMOLED display. It is powered by the internal Exynos 9810 SoC clocked at 2.8 GHz and comes with 6 or 8 GB of RAM. The internal memory is 128 or 512 GB, which can be further expanded up to 512 GB via a micro SD card.
In the camera department, the Galaxy Note 9 is equipped with a 12-megapixel camera (f / 1.5 of / 2.4) and a 12-megapixel camera (f / 2.4) on the back and an 8-megapixel front camera (f / 1.7) for selfies. It works with Samsung Experience 9.0 based on Android Oreo 8.1 and is powered by a 4000 mAh battery, which supports wireless charging. It also has a water carbon cooling system to keep it cool during the heaviest operations.
Installing TWRP Recovery on Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will help you install custom ROMs, custom kernels and also allow you to easily root your device. While there are many other ways that you can root an Android device, using Magisk for the Android root is the best way at the moment. And as for TWRP, it’s mandatory! Read below to learn how to install TWRP on Galaxy Note 9 and then how to run root on Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Exynos version).
- Make sure you make a complete backup of the device before proceeding. Guide: Guide for Android device backup without root
- Make sure you have the battery charged. At least 60% is recommended.
- Make sure you have the latest ADB and Fastboot tool installed on Mac / Windows
- Enable USB debugging in developer options.
- Install the drivers for the Galaxy Note 9
Download these files before moving on to the step by step guide.
Download and transfer the N960_Root_for_OEM_issue_devices_V1.zip file to the external SD card.
How to run root on Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Exynos version) and install TWRP
- Turn off your Galaxy Note 9 and connect it to your PC using the USB cable.
- At this point, start the download mode by pressing the volume towards the bottom and the Bixby button simultaneously.
- Download and extract the Odin Zip file and run the Odin Exe file on your computer.
- Once Odin.exe is open, go to the Options tab and disable Automatic restart.
- Click the AP button and select the downloaded TWRP file before proceeding with the steps. If you haven’t downloaded it yet, go back to the download section and perform this step.
- Once selected, click Start. This will install TWRP on your Galaxy Note 9.
- Once the flashing process is complete, disconnect the device from the PC and simultaneously press the Volume Down and Bixby buttons until the screen turns off. Now, immediately press the Volume Up + Power + Bixby button to start TWRP recovery mode.
- Now, slide your finger on the display button to allow changes.
- Select Delete, then select Data Format and then type yes to restore the device’s factory settings.
- Once the factory data reset is complete, from the menu, select Restart and then Restore.
- When the reboot is complete, select Install and select the N960_Root_for_OEM_issue_devices_V1.zip file and select it.
- Scroll down to the bottom of the display to install. Select Magisk from the different root options and then select the OEM Patch.
- When the installation has been completed successfully, restart the device normally.
After installation, restart the device and search for an app called Magisk Manager. If it is not installed, download the Magisk Manager APK and install it on your device.
Congratulations! You have just rooted your Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Exynos version) and installed the customized TWRP recovery.