Root Samsung Galaxy J4 Plus SM-J415F/FN/G/GN Pie 9.0 using TWRP and Magisk

Samsung Galaxy J4 Plus comes with Oreo version. It received Pie 9.0 One UI. After the Pie update, Samsung added a lot of security measures. We can’t use regular TWRP method to root your mobile. So, we have to modify the boot image file. If you are a regular user, the root is not necessary. One UI is optimized in both UI and performance. So with 2/3 GB RAM, It can perform well. Also, It has a Snapdragon processor instead of Exynos so that we can expect 3-5% extra performance. If you are a Developer or regular root apps user, you can follow the below method to achieve root on your device. Read full article before starting the process. It will give some idea for the preparation. Don’t change the region in the firmware. Your Current and patch firmware should be precisely the same.
Samsung Galaxy J4 Plus with Flower in Land Background

Why should you Root Samsung Galaxy J4 Plus?

You should have a strong reason for rooting. Samsung Already released One UI 9.0 Pie and is already optimized. You have More than Enough 2/3 GB RAM to use daily apps without Lag for years. Yes, I Know, 2 GB RAM is not enough in this modern Android world. 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, I advise you, don’t root If you didn’t have any experience. For regular users, It can become a Nightmare.

How to Root Samsung Galaxy J4 Plus Pie 9.0 (SM-J415F, SM-J415FN, SM-J415G, SM-J415GN)

First of all, thanks to ashyx – XDA developer for TWRP support and topjohnwu – this genius is a one who discovered and maintaining Magisk. Samsung Galaxy J4 Plus International variants come with a flexible bootloader. This means that the smartphone can be easily rooted. Also, the device can accept to install TWRP recovery or any other custom recovery file/app alike. Don’t try with Snapdragon US Variants like Verizon devices. They come with locked Bootloader.

But In the below method, we are going to Root this device by using Magisk and TWRP. You can install Official TWRP using the official App when it is released. TWRP recovery is a custom recovery file which must be installed on Samsung Galaxy devices because you can root them successfully. In this article, we explained the easiest method to follow and install TWRP recovery on Samsung Galaxy J4 Plus. However, the tool required for rooting this device is the Magisk App.

With the help of TWRP Recovery, you can quickly flash the latest version of Magisk into your J4 Plus to gain root access. Before sharing the tutorial, you may want to know that, with the TWRP recovery present on your device, you can easily install any custom ROM or firmware. Does it seem complicated? Relax, everything will be explained succinctly in bullets.

Things to check out for;

  • Check your device model number.

  • Install Latest Magisk Manager.
  • Make sure your device battery is charged above 50%

  • Backup your current files and data- Full Data Loss Process (save them on external storage).

  • You cannot use Samsung Pay, Secured folder, and some official apps from Samsung.
  • You can’t update your firmware, to get new firmware you have to follow the below steps with the latest firmware.
  • Read full tutorial before the process.

Pre-Requirement Steps

Unlock Bootloader

Enabling developer option

  • 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 J4 Plus.

Samsung Galaxy J4 Plus Download Mode

  • Switch off your device. Enter into Download Mode-> Volume Down+ Volume Up+ Power and Connect your mobile with PC using USB Cable. When Download mode warning screen Appears, Press Volume Up button to unlock Bootloader.

Samsung Galaxy Bootloader Warning Screen

  • The above process will wipe your User Data. After Setup your device, Please recheck the OEM Unlock in the settings. Sometimes It Will Lock Again.

Preparing Patched Boot Image file

  • Download and install the Samsung USB driver to your computer system.

  • Also, download the ODIN software. Select above Oreo version in the ODIN list. Install ODIN on your PC.

  • Download forced_encryption_disabler, RMM State Bypass, Copy it to Your SD Card Memory. We Need to flash RMM State to avoid OEM Lock automatically in future after the Root process, and no-verity-opt-encrypt, Copy it to Your Phone Memory. We Need to flash encryption disabler to avoid Boot Warnings in the future after the Root process. Copy all these files to the external SD Card.
  • You should download the TWRP file from below. If you need Custom Recovery or you can skip this step. Copy this file to PC for flash using ODIN.
  • You can use Phone Info to know your firmware version.
  • 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 files along with the boot.img.lz4. Copy the boot.img.lz4 to LZ4 Installed folder. Convert lz4 file to .img file. After the convert, Copy boot — img file to your mobile.
  • Download Magisk Manager (Download Latest version) or Magisk canary and Install it on your mobile. Open Installed Magisk and Select Install in Magisk, It will ask For zip file and Patch Boot Image File. Select the Boot Image file.

Magisk Boot Image File

  • Navigate to your copied Boot Image File and patch the file.

Magisk Firmware Patch Process

  • Wait for the process to complete, In the end, you will get magisk patched .tar file. The .tar file will be in the same folder where you have the Stock firmware file.
  • Copy magisk_patched.tar file to your PC.

Step 1: Flash Patched Boot Image using ODIN

  • Due to Samsung new security restrictions, we can’t flash TWRP with Stock Boot in your mobile. So, we have to flash a patched boot using ODIN.
  • Unlock your screen lock. There should be no fingerprint, PIN Lock, Wipe. Set No lock in the settings.
  • Switch off your Mobile. Enter into Download mode->Volume Down+ Volume Up+ Power Buttons and Connect Your Mobile To PC via USB Cable, After Samsung Logo Appear, Release all keys.

Samsung J4 Plus Warning screen

  • After entering into Download Mode, it will say Warning, Press Volume Up button to continue.
  • Launch Odin Application.

ODIN Added Message

  • It Will Show the message added.
  • If you did not get this message Repeat the above steps.

ODIN software screenshot

  • After Getting Added Message Select, AP/PDA Button then Browse for the Firmware file selects it. Un-Tick the Auto-Reboot.

Odin Auto Reboot

  • Press Start wait for the tasks to complete. After the process complete, Press Volume Down+ Power button to exit Download mode. When the screen goes off, Immediately Press Volume Up + Power buttons to boot into Recovery mode.

Samsung Galaxy J4 Plus Recovery Mode

  • After entering into Stock recovery mode, Go to Wipe Data/Factory Reset and Select Yes to wipe data. It will erase your saved data in your device. Don’t Boot into OS, Read below Boot stages before booting.

Samsung S10e Recovery Mode

  • If you don’t need Custom Recovery, you can skip the next step. You already have rooted mobile. But, If you want TWRP for flashing Custom ROMs, you can move to Step 2.

Boot into Rooted OS

  • Press and Hold Volume Up + Power buttons, release all the keys once the Bootloader warning appears. You have to set up your device like a new device. You can select the root status using Root Checker.
  • Stock Recovery Boot – Press and Hold Volume Up + Power buttons, release keys while you hold the Volume Up key.
  • You will see Magisk Manager in your App drawer. If you can’t find the app, you can install Magisk Manager in your mobile.

Step 2: Flash TWRP using ODIN

  • Connect your USB cable with PC. Switch off your device. Then, enter into Download mode. To do this; press and hold down the Volume Down + Volume Up+ Power button and connect your micro USB Cable.
  • Press the Volume Up button to continue when you see the warning message.

  • Now, connect the Samsung Galaxy J4 Plus mobile to the computer via USB cable.

  • Launch the Odin app on your computer. If the device is detected by this app (Odin), it will show you a message that reads – added!!!

ODIN Added Message

  • 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 if it is reasonable and reconnect the device.
  • After connecting the Samsung device, click on the PDA/PA 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.

Odin 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 J4 Plus. If you installed TWRP, Don’t turn on your mobile. Immediately, move to Magisk Installation steps.

Install Magisk, no-verity-opt-encrypt, forced_encryption_disabler, and RMM State By-Pass in your Samsung Galaxy J4 Plus using TWRP

Samsung Galaxy J4 Plus TWRP

  • Boot it into recovery mode->Volume Up + Power Button.
  • Now it Will Boot into TWRP Recovery Mode.
  • Select Wipe->Advance Wipe->Select Cache Data.
  • Return to Home of TWRP select Install.

Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus 2018 Magisk no verity Installation

  • Select forced_encryption_disabler.zip.
  • Return to Home of TWRP select Install.
  • Select RMM State By-Pass.zip. Same process on no-verity-opt-encrypt and Magisk installation.
  • You should Install One by One. Don’t use add more zips feature in TWRP. After the Installation Reboot Your Mobile.
  • You can also install Magisk.apk in your Mobile Applications. no-verity-opt-encrypt is used to avoid 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 repeat the process from OEM fix installation.

What More?

In my opinion, you don’t need rooting for your Samsung Galaxy J4 Plus. If you thought, you could Improve Performance By root; With the Qualcomm MSM8917 Snapdragon 425 Quad-Core processor and 2 GB RAM, your device can perform well. If you don’t know how much RAM you need, You will never use this much RAM. You should not Boot into Normal OS Booting, by pressing the power button, after firmware flash. It will boot you to Non-Rooted environment. If you accidentally urged and boot frequently, Don’t panic, after setup everything, switch off your device and boot into Rooted OS using above mentioned keys. If you root your device, because of the battery drain issues, you can optimize your battery without root.

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46 thoughts on “Root Samsung Galaxy J4 Plus SM-J415F/FN/G/GN Pie 9.0 using TWRP and Magisk

  1. Hello Sir,

    I was Successfully flash TWRP, on TWRP, I was completed Flash Magisk, No Verity- RMM, etc. then when I booting on Home Menu Samsung, Why Magisk Manager Not INSTALLED ??? but when I check with root checker, SU BINARY was Installed…???

    Can you help me, Sir ???
    Thanks, Regards

    • We already mentioned this step at the end of the article. No problem. Download Magisk Manager.APK file separately and Install the file.

      • I already install latest Magisk Manager, then I Check with Rooted Checker With NATIVEROOT Checker, SU BINARY WAS INSTALLED, but why MAGISK.Zip NOT ISTALLED ??? I tried To flash magisk.zip version magisk v20.zip with Patch my boot.img, but the result was same …. Magisk is not installed. I Used Software Version is J415FXXU2BSDN, security patch april 1,2019. Region XDI.

        Thanks Regards, Sir

  2. Not needed?
    it depends on what you want to do with
    For example. If you’re going to make a full backup, you need Root.
    best regards

  3. Excuse me, In Step 1(Flash Patched Boot Image using ODIN), what file is used? I suppose it is the patched file with Magisk. Is it correct?

  4. No pudé flashear el archivo parcheado con MAGISK, pues MAGISK genera un archivo de extensión .IMG. Luego de transformar este archivo al formato .TAR con 7ZIP, intenté flashearlo con ODIN, pero resultó FAIL. Ayuda, por favor, gracias por su respuesta.

      • Sorry, my Spanish relies on google translate, but I think this guy is having the same issue as myself. When we are to click the AP on Odin and load the magisk_patched firmware file, ODIN cannot find it, as once the magisk manager has flashed the boot.img file, it leaves behind a magisk_patched.img file, not the .tar file you said in your guide.

  5. Disculpa, me gustaría saber si pronto podran hacer un video relacionado al TWRP, necesito ayuda con ello, mi modelo es un SM-415 g binario 5.

    Gracias de antemano.

    • Pronto publicaremos videos tutoriales. Pero, actualmente, solo tenemos guías de texto. Siga los pasos cuando enfrente cualquier problema que se avecina.

  6. Hi actually I have j4+
    SM-J415F
    J415FXXU5BSL3
    I Patch the File Using Magisk Then Convert It into Tar Then Flash via Odin It Say Fail

  7. Greetings, Mr. Selva, I want to ask you that the reason why Magisk is not installed would be because this procedure is not allowed for Samsung galaxy J415G android pie9 with binary 5?
    first of all, I wait for your answer thanks

  8. hice todo tal cual, pero no funciono en un J415G android pie9 con binario 5. pude instalar el twrp, pero no el magic

  9. “Boot into Rooted OS
    Is this to be done from the stock recovery screen as we are currently on that screen at this guide’s stage, or after rebooting to OS from the recovery screen? As when I follow this instruction, it sends me straight back to the recovery screen, and when I let it boot to OS, it doesn’t root; the root checker says no root access has been properly installed. Please help.

    • You have to exit the download mode manually then boot into recovery immediately. It would be best if you did not boot into the normal OS. When you first boot into recovery, then wipe data and set up like a new device.

      • I do as instructed in the guide – Volume down and power until the screen turns off, then immediately power and volume up, resulting in it sending me back to the stock recovery screen. Is this where I wipe data/factory reset and then boot into os?

  10. Not work on my device j415F binary 6…
    Magisk not active, I check by root checker device not root…what happen, sir..???

    Please tutorial one by one for binary..thank you, sir

  11. Does this still work with the November 2020 security patch? I’m planning to flash resurrection remix with opengapps and magisk with this method

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