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Is there a way to root Samsung Galaxy S8+(SM-G955F) ?

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Is there a way to root Samsung Galaxy S8+(SM-G955F) ?

Post Posted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:23 pm

Hello Experts...
I have Samsung Galaxy S8+ (SM-G955F) and I have to recover deleted movie files and other data.
In order to recover i have to root this phone but unfortunately i can't find any useful link how to do it (even on xda developers site).

Is there any possible way to root that phone without losing existing data ? Confused

Thanks for any replies.  

Thomass30
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Re: Is there a way to root Samsung Galaxy S8+(SM-G955F) ?

Post Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:02 am

You will not recover deleted photos/media even if you will root or get physical dump from this phone.....
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Re: Is there a way to root Samsung Galaxy S8+(SM-G955F) ?

Post Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:57 am

Bolo thanks for reply .. but could you explain why not ?

Ive got several phones to examine. I rooted every single one of them which was necessary to recover data.

I've got samsung galaxy s6 edge Android 7.0 and there was no problem with rooting it and recover data.

The phone I'm talking about here - S8+ (SM-G955F) has also Android 7.0.

I know this is quite new phone (2017) but what is the problem ? Please could you tell me why I cant recover data from it, even if I somehow rooted it ?

Its very important to me..

Thanks..  

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Re: Is there a way to root Samsung Galaxy S8+(SM-G955F) ?

Post Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 4:33 am

Im talking about media as photos and videos... not databases/files. Reason: phone is encrypted by default

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Few words about rooting which are mainly used: I don't like and don't use Rooting since is not a way of recover deleted data in my point of view. If you are working on phone where you need to recover deleted data rooting will/will not replace some of deleted information. Depends where overwritten file for getting SU will be stored in NAND... from physical point of view in block of memory and their logical block numbers connection there are no difference if rooting affect only system partition or data because it's still changes data in NAND cells......
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Re: Is there a way to root Samsung Galaxy S8+(SM-G955F) ?

Post Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:10 am

Ok thanks .. so encrypted are only media? not databases/files ?

And about that encryption by default ...this depends on android version or device model ?
For example in Galaxy S6 the media wasn't encrypted ?

You are surely right - rooting can overwrite some data .. but what method instead do you suggest to recover data?  

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Re: Is there a way to root Samsung Galaxy S8+(SM-G955F) ?

Post Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:50 am

one more thing ... on galaxy s8+ isnt encryption only enable when the phone is locked py password ?

When i unlock the phone by typing the PIN I automatically decrypt the data, am i right ?

The phone i'm talking aboout isnt protected by any password. I have full access to that phone so it means it isnt encrypted ?  

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Re: Is there a way to root Samsung Galaxy S8+(SM-G955F) ?

Post Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 12:48 pm

- Thomass30

Is there any possible way to root that phone without losing existing data ? Confused

Thanks for any replies.


For rooting, try to find SM-G955F ENG ROOT file. Root without tripping knox, but no guarantee of success.

Example with Samsung Galaxy S7

www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KsCBQ-aOjM
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