Root Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus

Wondering how you can root Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and 10 Plus? Well, here is an article offering a complete guide on rooting Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus with the help of Magisk. Both these devices come with the OneUI Software out-of-the-box but there come to be a few issues in the case of Custom Development.

The article here supports the Galaxy Note 10 and 10+ Variants with Model Numbers – SM-N970F and SM-N975F, respectively. The Security features on these devices from the manufacturer might be reasonable to cause this tiny issue.

These features indeed being amazing for the average users, do stand as an obstacle when the user feels like rooting the device or installing custom recoveries.

After the even more intricate A-only system-as-root version from Samsung introduced this year for the Galaxy Note 10 series of devices. At such a situation, it traditional rooting method that involved TWRP and then flashing it with Magisk will not work.

But this does no get harder anymore, all thanks to the Magisk developer topjohnwu whose efforts made it much easy to root Samsung Galaxy Note 10 using the below easy guide. Here is how –

Root Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus

Disclaimer –

Rooting your device is a risky process and it might end up in limited warranty offered by Samsung. You might not be able to use some of the apps or features from Samsung Pay, KNOX, Secure Folder, etc.

We at are not responsible for whatever happens to your device after you follow the below procedure. It is your sole responsibility to follow the below procedure with care.

Root Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus – 

Here is the entire process of how you can root your Samsung Galaxy Note 10 device. Firstly we have mentioned some early requirements then you get a detailed step-by-step guide. Here you go –

Prerequisites –

Here are a few requirements that you will need to do before

  • Download Samsung USB Drivers for a better connection between your device and the PC.
  • Take a complete backup of your device data.
  • Have a minimum of half the battery power on your device.
  • Using Odin Tool, flash the firmware files on your Galaxy Note 10.
  • Make sure to have a copy of the complete stock firmware which is installed on your device. For this, if you want to check you can dial *#1234# on the dial pad of your Galaxy Note 10. From the menu that appears, the number next to ‘AP’ is the software version that is currently installed on your device.
  • Download Stock Firmware for Galaxy Note 10 device. In case you are running the latest firmware then you can use the SamFirm Tool.

Assuming that you have followed all the above requirements, you can begin with the root procedure by following the steps below in short for those who have a good experience with rooting.

  1. Unlock Bootloader on Galaxy Note 10 device.
  2. Extract AP Firmware file from Stock Firmware Package.
  3. Patch AP Firmware file with the help of the latest Magisk Manager App.
  4. Flash the patched AP Firmware file so as to root Galaxy Note 10 device.

However, if you did not get any of the above and are looking for a more comprehensive guide on rooting Galaxy Note 10, can follow the guide below –

Step 1. To begin with, first of all, you need to Unlock Bootloader of Galaxy Note 10 device.

For this, just go to the Settings>About Phone> Software Information> Tap 7-8 times on Build Number.

You will then see a message saying that Developer Mode has been enabled on your device.

Step 2. Now enable OEM Unlocking by going to the Settings> Developer Options and switch on the toggle in front of OEM Unlocking.

Step 3. Now boot your Note 10 into Download Mode. Then, you can press and hold down the Volume Up button so that you will enter into the ‘Device Unlock Mode’.

Step 4. Then again press and hold down the Volume Up Button once again so as to confirm and unlock bootloader on Note 10 device.

Step 5. Now all the device data from your phone will be erased and your device will reboot automatically.

Step 6. However, in spite of unlocking the bootloader, you will not be allowed to flash any custom or unofficial binaries till the Vaultkeeper service enables it.

Hence, you can skip the initial part and complete the procedure by connecting your device to the internet. Then head to Settings> Developer Options> Enable OEM Unlocking Toggle. This way the bootloader of your device will be completely unlocked and you can also flash it using custom or unofficial binaries.

Step 7. Now that you have unlocked the bootloader, we can now patch the AP Firmware file using Magisk Manager App.

For this patching, you will have to copy the AP extracted firmware file to the internal storage of your Galaxy Note 10.

You will also need to download Magisk Manager APK here.

Step 8. Install Magisk Manager on your device and then launch it. Click on ‘Install’>Install and choose the option of ‘Select and Patch file’.

Step 9. Now go to the internal storage of your Galaxy Note 10 and choose the AP Firmware file that you extracted in the earlier steps.

Step 10. With the latest Magisk Manager, the AP Firmware file will be patched. After it is patched, the file will appear in Internal storage]/Download.

Step 11. Connect your device to the PC and then copy the file from the Download folder in Internal Storage to a location on the PC.

Step 12. Now comes the time to switch off your device and then connect it to the PC using USB Cables and simultaneously hold down the Volume UP and Volume down buttons together.

Step 13. Now a warning will pop up on your screen. Simply press the Volume Up button and then you will enter into download mode.

Step 14. Now again press the Volume Up button so as to confirm and the Download Mode on your device.

Step 15. You can now launch the Odin tool by simply double-clicking on the Odin3 V3.13.3.exe executable file.

Step 16. Odin tool will now detect your device and the ID: COM port will be highlighted.

At this point, you will have to tap on the below slot buttons and choose the relative firmware files –

  1. BL – Choose firmware file starting from BL.
  2. AP – Choose the Patched AP firmware file
  3. CP – Choose the firmware file starting “CP”
  4. CSC – Choose the firmware file starting “HOME_CSC”

Step 17. See if ‘Auto Reboot‘ is unticked from the ‘Options’ tab of the Odin Tool.

Lastly hit the ‘Start‘ button so as to flash files and thus root Samsung Galaxy Note 10. You will soon see the ‘Pass‘ message in the Odin tool and your Galaxy Note 10 will be rooted using Magisk.

However, keep in mind to not reboot your device yet.

Step 18. Now you can perform a hard reset of your device. For this, firstly disconnect the Galaxy Note from the PC. Then long-press the buttons – Volume Down and Power Key together. Thus you will be able to exit the Download Mode.

Step 19. Once the screen turns off, release the buttons you pressed earlier. Just hold the Volume Up and Power Keys. Hold down these buttons until you come across the Stock Recovery Screen.

Step 20. Now use the Volume keys so as to highlight the option of ‘Wipe Data’ or ‘Factory Reset‘. Confirm it by pressing the Power button. Then choose ‘Yes‘ to confirm the action of the factory reset on your Note 10 device.

Once it is done, you can choose the option of ‘Reboot System Now‘ in the Stock recovery. Then press the Volume Up and Power keys again. Release the keys once the bootloader message is shown on the screen.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and/or 10 Plus will now boot into a new OS which is rooted with Magisk. All one has to do here is follow the given instructions.

You can also launch the Magisk Manager app to install the complete Magisk Manager on your device after the extra additional setup.

Boot Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus into various Modes

Now that Magisk has been installed to the /recovery partition of your device, you have to install it using the Stock recovery unrooted rooted.

  • Boot into the unrooted system –  Just switch ON your phone using the Power button.
  • boot into the rooted system with Magisk –  Hold the Volume Up and Power buttons to boot and release all the buttons once you see the bootloader warning message.
  • Boot into the Stock Recovery: Hold the Volume Up and Power buttons to boot. Then release the Power button and keep holding the Volume Up once you see the bootloader warning message

That is it. The process seems to be quite difficult at the start but it gets easy later on. This is how you can root Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and 10 Plus. Hope we could help!

Happy Androiding:-)