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How to Root Galaxy Note 9 on Windows PC (N960F/FD/N Exynos)

If you are a root enthusiast and own the latest Note flagship – The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 then we have a method to root your device with TWRP.

Know the benefits of Rooting.


  • First thing, Please be noted that rooting may be permanent and it voids your warranty.
  • You won’t be able to use Samsung Pay (or more apps).
  • You might lose the OEM Unlock option.
  • Do at your own risk as this may also brick your device forever.
  • Take a backup of your phone’s internal memory (as well as microSD card) before proceeding.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Press Image

How to root Galaxy Note 9 with TWRP

  1. Enable Developer Mode. Go to Settings > About Phone > Software Information and tap 7 times on build number. It will unlock developer options for your device.
  2. Go to developer options and enable OEM unlock.
  3. Download N960_root_OEM_issue_devices_V* .zip and copy to your microSD card.
  4. Download TWRP for Note 9.
  5. Now turn off your device and reboot into download mode by pressing Vol Down + Bixby button. And press Vol Up when prompted to continue to download mode.
  6. Download Odin and open. Now disable “Auto Reboot” option.
  7. Select TWRP (that tar file) with AP tab inside Odin and START.
  8. If you successfully flash TWRP, you’ll see the success message as “PASSED”.
  9. Disconnect the device from the computer.
  10. Enter TWRP mode. Hold Vol Down + Bixby button until the screen goes off. Now immediately press Vol Up + Bixby + Power button and your device should now reboot into TWRP.
  11. Select to allow modification.
  12. Format your device. In TWRP, Go to WIPE > Format Data > YES. This will format your device.
  13. After the format completes, go back and click to REBOOT >  Recovery. This will reboot to TWRP again.
  14. Now install the root file. Click on INSTALL > navigate to microSD card > select  N960_root_OEM_issue_devices_V*.zip
    Choose the desired root method.
    Select OEM Patch option if your device has OEM issue. (If you are not sure about this thing, just select OEM PATCH. This may prevent losing OEM unlock option.
  15. Upon successful flash, reboot to system.
  16. Magisk app may appear in your device.

Congrats, your Note 9 (Exynos variant) is now successfully rooted. Let us know in comments if the above-mentioned guide worked for you or not.

There’s another method of rooting with Stock Recovery but that is claimed not be save on OEM issue devices.

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