Before rooting your mobile, you have to think about the reason for that. But after Rooting, You can explore lots of things, and you don’t need to stick with the few apps or features. TWRP is common among root users, and it has a vast supportive mobile list. But, It considered classic custom recovery where the options are limited. There are plenty of other recoveries available with Advanced features. Sky Hawk Recovery is one of the best alternates for TWRP. Samsung Galaxy M31 is an upper mid-range mobile with enough hardware. But, When you are a Regular Root apps user or developer, you can root and Install Sky Hawk Recovery on Samsung Galaxy M31 Android 11 using the below method. When you already have TWRP installed on your mobile, then you can directly jump to Steps 4 and 5.
Compared with standard other root methods, this method has additional steps. So, You should care a little bit when you do the process. Since it doesn’t use a custom recovery, You can’t install custom ROMs. But, It is enough to run most of the root apps.
After root, you will lose official updates, and you have to update your mobile manually. So, Before proceeding with the process, you should know why you need to do it. If you are a regular user, you can try some alternatives for your purpose that don’t require root. When you are a regular root apps user and developer, you can follow the below guide to achieve root on your mobile.
Should you need to Root your Samsung Galaxy M31 SM-M315F Android 11 version with Sky Hawk Recovery?
It would be best if you had a strong reason for rooting. Samsung Galaxy M31 already comes with One UI 3.1 based on Android 11 and is already optimized. You have More than Enough 6-8 GB RAM to use daily apps without lag for years. Yes, I Know; RAM maybe look like not enough because of the Samsung Heavily customized OS. But, Trust me, One UI is far better than other Custom Skin OS. You can use this device without lag for years until Samsung mess with some Bloatware. But beyond, this not go reasons you are addicted to some root apps, or you are a frequent user of some Custom OS, you can proceed further. But if you want to root because everybody is doing it, I advise you, don’t root If you don’t have any experience. For regular users, It can become a Nightmare.
How to Root and Install Sky Hawk Recovery on Samsung Galaxy M31 SM-M315F Android 11 One UI 3.1
Thanks to the developer- soulr344, for the Root method and topjohnwu – this genius is the one who discovered and maintained Magisk. Samsung Galaxy M31 variants come with a flexible bootloader in some regions. It means that It can easily root the smartphone. The device can also accept installing PBRP recovery or any other custom recovery file/app. Don’t try with Snapdragon US Variants like Verizon devices, and they come with a locked Bootloader.
But In the below method, we are going to Root this device by using Magisk. You can install Official Sky Hawk Recovery using the official app when it is released. Sky Hawk Recovery is a custom recovery file that must install on your devices because you can root them successfully. This article explained the easiest method to follow and install Magisk on Samsung Galaxy M31. However, the tool required for rooting this device is the Magisk App.
You can flash other recoveries, too, once it is available. With the help of Sky Hawk Recovery, you can quickly flash the Custom ROMs into your Samsung Galaxy M31. Before sharing the tutorial, you may want to know that you can easily install any root apps with the Magisk present on your device. Does it seem complicated? Relax; We will explain everything briefly in bullets.
Things to check out for;
Check your device model number.
- You should back up your current files and data- Full Data Loss Process (save them on external storage).
- Install Latest Magisk Manager.
Make sure your device battery is above 50%
- You cannot use Samsung Pay, Secured folder, and some official apps from Samsung.
- You can’t update your firmware; to get new firmware, you must follow the below steps with the latest firmware.
- Read the full tutorial before the process.
1. Unlock Bootloader
Enable USB Debugging Mode and OEM Unlock on your mobile. To do this, go to settings >>> about >>> Tap on the “Build Number” 7-10 times consistently to enable “Developer Options,” then go to the “Developer Options” and enable USB Debugging Mode and OEM Unlock. There is no complicated process in the Samsung Galaxy M31.
- Switch off your device. Enter into Download Mode-> Volume Down+ Volume Up and Connect your mobile with PC using USB Cable. When the Download mode warning screen Appears, Press the Volume Up button to unlock Bootloader.
- The above process will wipe your user data. After setup your device, Please recheck the OEM Unlock in the settings, and sometimes It Will Lock Again.
2. Necessary Download files
Download and install the Samsung USB driver to your computer system.
- Also, download the ODIN software. Select the above Oreo version in the ODIN list. Then, install ODIN on your PC.
- Download twrp-3-5-2-m31-v1-0-A11.tar and rename the file to recovery.tar; copy it on your PC.
- Download SHRP_v3.1_stable-Official_m31nsxx-1622049938.zip, Disable_Dm-Verity_ForceEncrypt.zip, multidisabler-Samsung-3.1.zip, and Magisk.zip files (Don’t download .apk file) copy them on your Pendrive With OTG Cable. Then, you can refer to the uses of OTG. (Or, you can prefer an external SD Card).
- Download Samsung Galaxy M31 Android 11 Firmware and save it on your PC. Your Current OS version and Downloaded Version AP and CSC should be the Same.
- You can use Phone Info to know your firmware version.
3. Preparing Patched Boot Image file
- Download 7Zip-ZS, LZ4, and Install both on your PC. Extract the files in downloaded firmware using 7Zip-ZS. You will get four files. Click on the AP File and Extract again. You will get some data along with the boot.img.lz4.
- Copy the boot.img.lz4 and Vbmeta.img.lz4 to LZ4 Installed folder. Convert the lz4 file to a .img file by dragging the .img file to the lz4 application file. You have to drag the file to that application. The script will automatically convert the file to .img format. After the conversion, Copy the boot — img file to your mobile. Leave Vbmeta in the PC folder.
- Download Magisk Manager (Download Latest version) or Magisk canary and Install it on your mobile. Next, open Installed Magisk and Select Install in Magisk; it will ask For a zip file and Patch Boot Image File. Select the Boot Image file.
Navigate to your copied boot image file and patch the file.
- Wait for the process to complete; you will get a magisk patched .img file in the end. Rename this file into the boot.img again.
- Now copy boot. img and Vbmeta. img files to your PC. We have already left the Vbmeta. img file on PC. Drag those files into the downloaded TWRP.tar file. Now you can see there are three files within the TWRP.tar file. Don’t extract the data. The three files contain a single .tar file that should be flashed using ODIN.
4. Flash TWRP.tar using ODIN
- Connect your USB cable with your PC. Switch off your device. Then, enter into Download mode. To do this, press and hold Volume Down+ Power Button and Connect Your Mobile To PC via USB Cable; after Samsung Logo Appear, Release all keys.
Press the Volume Up button to continue when you see the warning message.
Now, connect the Samsung Galaxy M31 mobile to the computer via USB cable.
Launch the Odin app on your computer. If this app detects the device (Odin), it will show you a message that reads – added!!!
- However, if the device is not correctly connected to the PC, you won’t see this message. So, you have to check the USB cable to see if it is reasonable and reconnect the device.
After connecting the Samsung device, click on the PDA/PA/AP button to browse/search and get the TWRP from where you saved it on your PC. Also, navigate to “options” and Un-tick the Auto-Reboot.
Click on “Start”
Once the file is loaded into the device, reboot your device.
Kudos, you have just Installed the TWRP on your Samsung Galaxy M31. We installed TWRP. Don’t turn on your mobile. Immediately, move to Magisk Installation steps. Press the Volume Down+Power button to exit Download mode and quickly press Volume Up+ Volume Down+ Power Button to boot into Recovery mode.
4.1 Install Sky Hawk Recovery in your Samsung Galaxy M31 using TWRP
- Now you are in TWRP Recovery Mode.
- Select Wipe->Advance Wipe->Select Cache Data. You can also take complete backup using TWRP. It will help you when something goes wrong.
- Return to Home of TWRP select Install.
- Select SHRP_v3.1_stable-Official_m31nsxx-1622049938.zip.
- Now restart your mobile, and without booting into OS, Boot into Recovery again. Now You can see Sky Hawk Recovery replaced your TWRP recovery.
5. Install Disable Verity and Magisk in your Samsung Galaxy M31 using Sky Hawk Recovery
- Now you are in Sky Hawk Recovery Mode.
- Select Wipe->Advance Wipe->Select Cache Data. You can also take complete backup using Sky Hawk Recovery. It will help you when something goes wrong.
- Return to Home of Sky Hawk Recovery select flash.
- Select multidisabler-samsung.zip.
- Return to Home and choose Install.
- Select DM Verity.zip. In the same way, Install Magisk.zip.
- You should Install them One by One. Don’t add more zips feature in Sky Hawk Recovery. After the Installation, Reboot Your Mobile.
- You can also install Magisk.apk in your Mobile Applications. Multi disabler avoids the Encryption issue after rooting. You can check your root status using Root Checker.
- If you didn’t find Magisk in App Drawer, you should Install the Magisk app again.
In my opinion, you don’t need to root and install Sky Hawk Recovery on your Samsung Galaxy M31 Android 11 version. If you thought you could Improve Performance By Root; With the Exynos 9611 Octa-Core processor and 6-8 GB RAM. If you don’t know how much RAM you need, You will never use this much RAM. It would be best to not Boot into Normal OS Booting by pressing the power button after firmware flash, and it will boot you to a Non-Rooted environment. So, you should pay attention to the first recovery boot step.
If you root your device because of the battery drain issues, you can optimize your battery without root. Beyond this, if your purpose is to Disable Bloatware apps, you can do that without using this method. This method uses TWRP and Sky Hawk custom recovery, and thus you can install Custom ROMs. If you have any suggestions or doubts, comment below.
Selva Kumar is an Android Devices Enthusiast, Who Can Talk and Write About Anything If You Give a Hint About the respective devices. He is a Computer Science Graduate and Certified Android Developer, Making His Career towards this Technology. He is always eager to try new Android devices — not only Software level but Hardware-level Also. Beyond this, He is a Good Swimmer, Guitarist.
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