Root Galaxy Tab S8/S8+/S8 Ultra with Magisk Patched AP

Root Galaxy with Magisk

This article will show you how to root your Samsung Galaxy Tab S8/S8+/S8 Ultra using Magisk Patched AP. While the smartphone sector is now full of various options from various players, the tablet market is looking a little gloomy. Despite this, there aren’t many complaints because the South Korean behemoths managed to check off most of the requirements that we could have requested!

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Samsung’s most recent flagships have proven to be game-changers, not just for typical consumers but also for tech fanatics. After you’ve unlocked the bootloader, you’ll be able to install various mods and tweaks on your tablet. However, you must first get administrative access to your tablet. And we’ll show you how to accomplish just that in this guide. The procedures to root your Samsung Galaxy Tab S8/S8+/S8 Ultra using Magisk Patched AP are below.

Should you root your Galaxy with Magisk Patched AP?

Here are the numerous benefits and also some downsides of rooting your Galaxy Tab S8/S8+/S8 Ultra using Magisk Patched AP:

Benefits:

  1. You’ll be able to flash various mods once you’ve rooted your device. e.g. Fox Magisk Modules, Substratum Themes, Xposed Framework via LSPosed, and Viper4Android.
  2. You could flash a ‘modified kernel’ and use it to apply your preferred CPU profile.

Risks:

  1. First, you must unlock the bootloader, which will destroy all of your data and potentially void your warranty.
  2. Similarly, SafetyNet will be triggered, preventing you from using financial apps.

So, without further ado, let’s start Rooting your Galaxy Tab S8/S8+/S8 Ultra with Magisk Patched AP.

How to Root Samsung Galaxy Tab S8/S8+/S8 Ultra via Magisk Patched AP

For your convenience, the instructions below are divided into sections. Make sure to follow the same steps as listed below!

STEP 1: Unlock Bootloader on Galaxy Tab S8/S8+/S8 Ultra

First and foremost, you will have to unlock the bootloader on your device. Do note that doing so will trip Knox and reset your device.

  1. Enable Developer Options
    1. Head over to Settings > About Tablet.
    2. Then go to Software information.
    3. Now tap on Build Number 7 times.
    4. You will get a toast message “You’re now a developer”.Root Galaxy with Magisk
    5. This signifies that the Developer Option has been enabled.
  2. Enable OEM Unlock
    1. Head over to the Settings >Developer options.
    2. Then enable the toggle next to OEM Unlocking.
    3. Tap YES/Turn On in the confirmation dialogue box.
  3. Boot Galaxy Tab S8/S8+/S8 Ultra to Download Mode
    1. Start by powering off your device.
    2. Then press and hold Vol Up + Vol Down together and connect your device to the PC via a USB cable.
    3. As soon as you see the Warning message on your device, release the pressed keys.
    4. Finally, press the Volume Up key once, and your device will be booted to Download Mode.
  4. Unlock Bootloader on Galaxy Tab S8/S8+/S8 Ultra
    1. As of now, your device will be booted to Download Mode.
    2. So press and hold the Volume Up key for a few seconds.
    3. This will take you to the Device unlock mode.
    4. You will now get a confirmation message whether you are sure to proceed ahead.
    5. So use the Volume Up button to reply to the affirmation.
    6. It will now wipe all the data on your device and unlock the bootloader.
    7. Once that is done, your device should automatically boot up to the OS.
  5. Bypass VaultKeeper on Galaxy Tab S8/S8+/S8 Ultra
    1. You will now have to notify the Vaultkeeper that you unlocked the device’s bootloader.
    2. To do so, connect your device to the internet.
    3. Then go to Settings and enable Developer Options as mentioned in STEP 1.
    4. Likewise, make sure that the OEM unlocking toggle is turned on.

STEP 2: Download Galaxy Tab S8/S8+/S8 Ultra Stock Firmware

Following that, you must download the stock firmware for your smartphone. You can do this by using the Frija Tool, the SamLoader Tool, or websites like SamMobile. Let’s get started with the Frija Tool for this guide. So please read our detailed instructions on How to Download Samsung Stock Firmware/ROM Using Frija Tool. You can also follow the procedures below:

  1. To begin with, download the latest version of Frija Tool from Github: Frija-v1.4.3.zip and extract it to any convenient location on your PC.
  2. Then launch the tool and type in your device’s Model Numer and CSC Code. We have listed the model numbers below as well.
    S8 Ultra 5G: SM-X906
    S8 Ultra Wifi: SM-X900
    S8+ 5G: SM-X806
    S8+ Wifi: SM-X800
    S8 5G: SM-X706
    S8 Wifi: SM-X700
    
  3. Now click on the Check Update button, and it shall bring up the latest available firmware.
  4. Then click on the Download button, select the directory where you wish to download the firmware, and hit Save.
  5. The downloading process will now begin. Once done, the tool will then decrypt the firmware.
  6. Once the decryption is complete, it shall spell out the Download Complete message.
  7. Now go to the folder where you have downloaded the firmware and extract it. Upon extraction, you should get the AP, BL, CP, CSC, and HOME_CSC files.
  8. We will be using these files (except for HOME_CSC) to root your Samsung Galaxy Tab S8/S8+/S8 Ultra via Magisk.

STEP 3: Patch Galaxy Tab S8/S8+/S8 Ultra AP via Magisk

Here we carry out the patching process using Magisk. Follow the given instructions carefully and in the same order as shown below:

  1. To begin with, transfer the AP file from the extracted firmware folder over to your device.
  2. Then download and install the Magisk App onto your device. So if you are also on the latest OS build, it is recommended to download this version only.
    Download: Magisk-v24.1.apk
  3. Now launch the app and tap on the Install button next to Magisk.Root Galaxy with Magisk
  4. Now choose Select and Patch a File, navigate to the AP TAR file and select it.
  5. Then tap on the Let’s Go button at the top right and wait for the patching to complete.
  6. Once done, you should get the patched AP file named magisk_patched_ [random_number].tar under the Downloads folder.

STEP 4: Send Patched AP File to PC

You must now copy this patched AP file to your PC. However, the standard USB technique has been known to cause some complications. As a result, you should use the ADB Pull technique instead. Here’s how you could go about it:

  1. To begin with, download Android SDK Platform Tools and extract them to any convenient location on your PC.
  2. Then head over to this platform-tools folder, type in CMD in its address bar, and hit Enter. This shall launch the CMD window.
  3. Now connect your device to the PC via USB  cable. Also, enable USB Debugging from Developer Options.
  4. Next up, use the below command to transfer the patched AP file to your PC (make sure to replace the random strings accordingly)
    adb pull /sdcard/Download/magisk_patched_[random_strings]

STEP 5: Boot Galaxy Tab S8/S8+/S8 Ultra to Download Mode

You must now boot your Galaxy Tab S8/S8+/S8 Ultra into Download Mode so that Odin can recognise it and so allow us to flash the modified AP file. So follow our instructions to boot any Samsung device into Download Mode. Alternatively, follow the steps outlined below:

  1. Start by powering off your device,
  2. Then press and hold Vol Up + Vol Down together and connect your device to the PC via a USB cable.
  3. As soon as you see the Warning message on your device, release the pressed keys.
  4. Finally, press the Volume Up key once, and your device will be booted to Download Mode.

STEP 6: Install Odin

  1. To begin with, download the Odin Tool from this link.
  2. Then extract it to a convenient location on your PC.
  3. After that, head over to the folder where you have extracted the tool.
  4. Finally, double-click on the Odin3_v3.14.4 EXE file to launch the tool.

STEP 7: Flash Patched AP file via Odin and Root Galaxy Tab S8/S8+/S8 Ultra

  1. To begin with, launch the Odin tool on your PC.
  2. Then click on the BL button, navigate to the extracted firmware folder and select the BL file.
  3. After that, click on the AP button, navigate to the patched AP.tar file and select it.
  4. Next up, click on the CP button, navigate to the extracted firmware folder and select the CP file.
  5. Then click on the CSC button, navigate to the extracted firmware folder and select the CSC file [the standard CSC, not the HOME_CSC].
  6. Once all the files have been loaded, click on the Start button. The flashing process will now begin and could take a few minutes.
  7. Once done, you should get the PASS!‘ message. Likewise, your device will automatically boot to the OS.

Conclusion

We hope you enjoyed it and accomplished a successful root of your Galaxy Tab S8/S8+/S8 Ultra. Please tell us in the comments if you enjoyed reading, and freely share any updates, alternatives, or concerns!

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