Root Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G SM-G7810/B/N/U/U1/W Android 10 using TWRP and Magisk

Unlike other mobile manufacturers, Samsung mostly uses two processors in its mobiles. Exynos processor is for International variants and Snapdragon processor for US and Canadian regions. Most of the International Exynos processor variants receive fast development options like Root and Unlock Bootloader. But US variants always receive late root methods due to locked bootloaders. Also, the process may require additional steps compare with Exynos. Samsung Galaxy S20 FE, 5G version, comes with a Snapdragon processor, while LTE comes with Exynos. You can root your Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G Snapdragon Android 10 version using the below method. Since we are using TWRP in this process, You can install custom ROMs.
Samsung Galaxy S20 FE Fan Edition 5G Android 10 Animation

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. 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 S20 FE 5G Snapdragon Android 10 version?

It would be best if you had a strong reason for rooting. Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G Snapdragon already comes with One UI 2.5 based on Android 10 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 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 S20 FE 5G Snapdragon Android 10 One UI 2.5 (SM-G7810, SM-G781B, SM-G781N, SM-G781U, SM-G781U1, SM-G781W)

Thanks to the developer-  afaneh92 for the Root method and topjohnwu – this genius is the one who discovered and maintained Magisk. Samsung Galaxy S20 FE, 5G Snapdragon variants, comes with a flexible bootloader in some regions. It means that the smartphone can be easily rooted. The device can also accept installing TWRP recovery or any other custom recovery file/app. Don’t try with Snapdragon US Variants like Verizon devices. 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 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. This article explained the easiest method to follow and install Magisk on Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G Snapdragon. However, the tool required for rooting this device is the Magisk App.

You can flash TWRP once it is available. With the help of TWRP Recovery, you can quickly flash the Custom ROMs into your Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G Snapdragon. 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, everything will be explained 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 S20 FE 5G Snapdragon.

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE Fan Edition Download Mode

  • Switch off your device. Enter into Download Mode-> Volume Down+Power 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. Download Necessary 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.
  • Download 7Zip-ZS, LZ4, and Install both on your PC. Extract the files in downloaded firmware using 7Zip-ZS. You will get four files.

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+ Volume Up 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 the Volume Down+ Power button to exit Download mode. When the screen goes off, Immediately Press Volume Up+ Volume Down + Power buttons to boot into Recovery mode.

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE Fan Edition 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 on 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 S20 FE 5G Snapdragon firmware files along with Vbmeta Disabled using ODIN

  • Switch off your Mobile. Enter into Download mode->Volume Down+ Volume Up 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 the Volume Down+ Power button to exit Download mode.

5. Flash TWRP File using ODIN

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE Fan Edition Download Mode

  • Connect your USB cable with your PC. Switch off your device. Then, enter into Download mode. To do this, press and hold down the Volume Down + Power buttons and connect your micro USB Cable.

Samsung Galaxy M40 Download Mode Warning Screen

  • Press the Volume Up button to continue when you see the warning message.

  • Now, connect the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G Snapdragon 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, Don’t reboot your device.

  • Kudos, you have just Installed the TWRP on your Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G Snapdragon. If you installed TWRP, Don’t turn on your mobile. Immediately, move to Magisk Installation steps. You can do this by Pressing Volume Down+Power to exit download mode, then Press Volume Up+ Volume Down+ Power to enter into recovery mode.

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE Fan Edition Recovery Mode

6. Install Magisk and Encryption Disabler in your Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G Snapdragon using TWRP

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus Android 10 Root TWRP Installation

  • Boot it into recovery mode->Volume Up + Power Button.
  • Now it Will Boot into TWRP Recovery Mode.
  • Select Wipe->Advance Wipe->Select Cache and User Data.
  • Return to Home of TWRP select Install.
  • Select multidisabler-Samsung-2.6a.zip.
  • Return to Home of TWRP select Install.
  • Select Magisk.zip file.
  • You should Install them 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. Encryption Disabler is used to avoid the Encryption issue after rooting. You can check your root status using Root Checker.

What More?

In my opinion, you don’t need to root your Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G Snapdragon Android 10 version. If you thought you could Improve Performance By root; With the Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 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 help 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.

When 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. Beyond this, if your purpose is to Disable Bloatware apps, you can do that without using this method. When you have any suggestions or doubts, comment below.

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19 thoughts on “Root Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G SM-G7810/B/N/U/U1/W Android 10 using TWRP and Magisk

  1. You never mentioned what the combination keys to boot into the rooted OS environment are.
    Also, you stated that TWRP was not yet available a couple of times, yet the instructions indicate flashing the TWRP (in fact, one of the downloaded files).
    Please clarify both.

    • Here we are using Unofficial TWRP. So, You can install the official TWRP once it is available. Since we are using TWRP, a Regular Recovery boot combination will boot you to the TWRP screen.

  2. This method doesn’t seem to work for “W” version, at least, since I don’t see the option of “Oem unlock.” This option appears to be unavailable after enabling developer options.

  3. I just bought my G7810, and I’m wondering if it’s worth waiting for the official TWRP release. What is the usual difference between official vs. unofficial TWRP?

    • Official version mostly free from bugs and working. In the Unofficial version, Sometimes, Some options may not work. But When we post, we select the TWRP, which does not affect the regular activities.

  4. Hi Selva,
    I got a different question as you got great knowledge in rooting and ROM upgrades.
    Do you know if it is safe to change ROM from HK/Chinese to Global? (G7810 to G781B)
    Assuming they both are Snapdragon variants.
    It looks like HK is still without One UI 3.0 🙂

    • It may or may not work with all features. You will lose firmware related features like VoLTE, Wi-Fi calling like that.

  5. I’m stuck in step 3. I downloaded your “vbmeta_disabled.tar” and tried to flash it via ODIN.
    My phone gives the error message, “the only official released binaries are allowed to be flashed.” Is your vbmeta_disabled.tar mean to work for all S20 FE? Or is there one I can get specifically for my phone?

  6. I have a similar problem as James says reported. My SM-G781B does not offer “Enable OEM to unlock,” although my phone comes without a sim lock.
    I read on other pages that the OEM-option will fade out when the bootloader is already unlocked. It will also display “Bootloader is already unlocked.” But both are not the case for my phone (no OEM entry at all).
    At first, I tried *#*#7378423#*#* to see my lock status, but it does not work (nothing happens).
    I also tried to check boot lock with adb & fastboot option here. My phone is recognized by the PC (“fastboot devices”) but the command “fastboot oem device-info” displays only FAILED.
    Maybe another hint: On the “Fastboot Mode” screen in the last line, it is stated, “DEVICE STATE – locked.” Does it mean that the bootloader is locked?

  7. Dear Selva, no need to post and reply to my post 1 hour ago. After adding my Google Account to the phone the OEM-Option appeared in developers options!

  8. I do not manage to flash the TWRP file.
    Point 5. works fine for me until the last bullet point. I do not manage to switch from download mode directly to recovery mode (“Pressing Volume Down+Power to exit download mode, then Press Volume Up+ Volume Down+ Power to enter into recovery mode”). Here my phone reboots at a certain point and finally ends up in regular Android recovery mode.
    Any idea?

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