Samsung is offering the Galaxy S9 and S9+ to the masses today, with the official product launch happening today just as we speak. The pre-orders have already begun shipping out, and of you may already be rocking the device. But to the world of rooters and tweakers, there’s another reason to celebrate: The official TWRP recovery is now available for the Samsun’s flagship devices for 2018.
TeamWin Recovery Project has rolled out official support for the Galaxy S9 and S9+; so if it’s your thing, you can get your smartphone and get rooting right away. Unboxing to root is on?
BTW, there is a caveat: The support is currently out only for the Exynos variants, so the Qualcomm Snapdragon version of the Galaxy S9 and S9+ might still need to wait just a bit for the rollout to begin.
Let’s talk which variants of the Galaxy S9 and S9+ now rock official support of TWRP recovery:
- Samsung Galaxy S9
- Exynos variants – codename starlte – Model no. SM-G960F/FD/N/X/XN – Download link
- Not Compatible – codename starqlte – Model no SM-G960U/U1/W/0/2/8/SC
- Samsung Galaxy S9+
- Exynos variants – codename star2lte – Model no. SM-G965F/FD/N/X/XN – Download link
- Not Compatible – codename star2qlte – Model no SM-G965U/U1/W/0/2/8/SC
Check out our step-by-step installation guide to install TWRP recovery and Root your Galaxy S9 and S9+ here.