Root Tool for Samsung Galaxy S8 with Snapdragon Chip Now Available
The US version of the Samsung Galaxy S8 that’s powered by the Snapdragon 835 chip can finally be rooted thanks to a third-party tool that’s specifically aimed at the Plus model, but which also works on the smaller sibling.
Called SamPWND and posted on XDA, the root tool is primarily aimed at the Samsung Galaxy S8+ models G955U and G955U1, but it can also be used on the Galaxy S8 models G950U and G950U1.
If you’ve rooted Android phones before, doing this on a Samsung Galaxy S8 is not rocket science, and it all comes down to a series of steps that you need to follow and which are detailed on the page linked above.
“The process will be broken into two parts. The first part is to have a somewhat working root on the ENG system.img. A lot of apps will work but apps like FF will have issues and other apps will not function such as Adaway so you are going to… (read more)