Root Samsung Galaxy S10 SM-G973F Exynos Android 10 using TWRP and Magisk

Flagship mobiles always check most of the specs list and can give better performance compared with mid-range mobiles. But when you begin to use root apps as daily use, Without those apps, you can’t satisfy with any Android mobiles. Even if the Magisk way can give you root access, We can’t install custom, ROMs and most of the features are limited. But in the following method, we will root your Samsung Galaxy S10 Exynos Android 10 version using TWRP. So, You can install any compatible custom ROMs. Also, You can install the apps that required a custom recovery option. The following method is purely for Exynos International variants. It would be best if you did not try it with Snapdragon variants.
Samsung Galaxy S10 Home Screen on the Table

Compare 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. You have to update your mobile manually. So, Before proceeding with the process, you should know why you need to do it. So, If you are a regular user, you can try some alternatives for your purpose that doesn’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 S10 Exynos Android 10 version?

It would be best if you had a strong reason for rooting. Samsung Galaxy S10 already got One UI 2.5 based on Android 10 and is already optimized. You have More than Enough 8 GB RAM to use daily apps without lag for years. Yes, I Know, RAM maybe looks 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, 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 S10 SM-G973F Exynos Android 10 (One UI 2.0, 2.5)

First of all, thanks to the developer- modpunk for the Root method and topjohnwu – this genius is a one who discovered and maintaining Magisk. Samsung Galaxy S10 International variants come with a flexible bootloader. It means that we can easily root the smartphone. 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 a locked Bootloader.

In the below method, we are going to Root this device by using TWRP and Magisk. You can install Official TWRP using the official app when it is released. TWRP recovery is a custom recovery file that must be installed on your devices because you can root them successfully. In this article, we explained the easiest method to follow and install Magisk on Samsung Galaxy S10. However, the tool required for rooting this device is the Magisk App.

You can flash Official TWRP once it is available. With the help of TWRP Recovery, you can quickly flash the Custom ROMs into your Samsung Galaxy S10. Before sharing the tutorial, you may want to know that, with the Magisk present on your device, you can easily install any root apps. Does it seem complicated? Relax, everything we will explain briefly in bullets.

Things to check out for;

  • Check your device model number.

  • You should Backup 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

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 S10.

Samsung S10 Download Mode

  • Switch off your device. Enter into Download Mode-> Volume Down + Bixby Button and Connect your mobile with PC using USB Cable. When the Download mode warning screen Appears, Press the 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.

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. Install ODIN on your PC.

  • You can use Phone Info to know your firmware version.

3. Flash Vbmeta Disabled 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+ Bixby+ 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 the 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 Startup Home Page

  • After Getting Added Message Select, USERDATA Button, then Browse for the Vbmeta Disabled file, select it. Un-Tick the Auto-Reboot.

Un-Tick Auto reboot ODIN

  • 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+ Bixby + Power buttons to boot into Recovery mode.

Samsung S10 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. Even if we flash the Vbmeta disabled, It is safe to flash the full firmware along with the Vbmeta Disabled.

Samsung Galaxy M10 Recovery Mode Warning Screen

4. Flash Samsung Galaxy S10 firmware files along with Vbmeta Disabled using ODIN

  • Switch off your Mobile. Enter into Download mode->Volume Down+ Bixby+ 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 the 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 Startup Home Page

  • We already downloaded the firmware files. When you extract the files, You will get five files.

Samsung Galaxy Extracted Firmware Files

  • After Getting Added Message on ODIN Select, AP button, and choose AP file from firmware. The same goes for other files too. But when you choose CSC, You have to select the Home_CSC file. In the USERDATA Button, then Browse for the Vbmeta Disabled file select it. So, We have five files selected for five tabs. Un-Tick the Auto-Reboot.

Un-Tick Auto reboot ODIN

  • Press Start wait for the tasks to complete. After the process complete, Press Volume Down+ Power button to exit Download mode.

5. Flash TWRP.tar using ODIN

  • Due to Samsung’s new security restrictions, we can’t flash TWRP with Stock Boot and Vbmeta files on your mobile, so that we used Vbmeta disabled file.
  • 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+ Bixby+ 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 the 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 patched boot.tar file, select it. We have to flash only the magisk patched boot image file. Un-Tick the Auto-Reboot.

Un-Tick Auto reboot ODIN

  • 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+ Bixby + Power buttons to boot into Recovery mode.

Samsung S10 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.

5.1 Install Multi disabler and Magisk in your Samsung Galaxy S10 using TWRP

Install Zip files in 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 Multi disabler.zip.
  • The same way, install Magisk.zip.
  • You should Install One by One. Don’t add more zips feature in TWRP. 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.

What More?

In my opinion, you don’t need to root your Samsung Galaxy S10 Exynos Android 10 version. If you thought you could Improve Performance By Root; With the Exynos 9820 Octa-Core processor and 6/8 GB RAM, your device can perform well. If you don’t know how much RAM you need, You will never use this much RAM. It would be best if you did not Boot into Normal OS Booting by pressing the power button after firmware flash. 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 custom recovery. Thus you can install Custom ROMs. When you have any suggestions or doubts, comment below.

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