How to Root the Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus

In this guide, we will show you how to flash TWRP and root the Samsung Galaxy A8+ with either SuperSU or Magisk. The choice of root method is yours, although we recommend Magisk.

Part of this guide involves wiping the storage of your phone. Make a backup of your important personal data before proceeding. Also have an original firmware ready to flash incase something goes wrong (boot loop after rooting, etc). Leave a comment if you experience any issues with the steps of this guide!


  1. Install the Samsung USB drivers on your PC, and extract Odin on your desktop. Save the TWRP img on your desktop as well.
  2. Transfer the,, and either SuperSU or Magisk (your choice of root method) to your SD card. For the Galaxy A8+, Magisk is likely the better choice.
  3. Navigate to Settings > About > tap Build Number 7 times to activate Developer Mode.
  4. Go to Settings > Developer Options > enable OEM Unlock and USB Debugging.
  5. Turn off your Galaxy A8+, then boot into Download Mode with Volume Down + Volume Up + Power.
  6. Connect the phone to your PC via USB cable.
  7. Launch Odin on your desktop, and uncheck “Auto-Reboot” in the options menu.
  8. Click the AP tab, and choose the TWRP image file. Click “Start”.
  9. Odin will flash TWRP onto your Galaxy A8+, when its finished Odin will show “PASS” in green.
  10. Disconnect the USB cable and hold Power + Volume Down + Power Up until Download Mode disappears, then release Volume Down while keeping Volume Up and Power held down for about 10 to 15 seconds. This will force the Galaxy A8+ to boot into TWRP, do not allow your Galaxy A8+ to boot into Android system or it will re-lock your device!
  11. Once you’re in TWRP, swipe to allow modifications.
  12. In TWRP main menu, go to Install > External SD > choose the you transferred earlier. Swipe to flash it.
  13. After it is flashed, choose reboot to recovery. Do not reboot to system!
  14. Now go to TWRP main menu > Format > Format Data.
  15. Your device will be factory reset.
  16. Now use the Install button to flash Magisk, followed by the dm-verity .zip.
  17. You can now reboot your Galaxy A8+. In the Android setup wizard, uncheck sending diagnostic data to Google / Samsung. You will find Magisk Manager app in your app list, to verify root status.
Kamil Anwar
Kamil is a certified MCITP, CCNA (W), CCNA (S) and a former British Computer Society Member with over 9 years of experience Configuring, Deploying and Managing Switches, Firewalls and Domain Controllers also an old-school still active on FreeNode.

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