Samsung phones sold in the U.S. are notoriously difficult to root. Samsung Knox makes rooting especially annoying, and it tends to break a lot of things if you do manage to get root. Users in the U.S. can’t even unlock the bootloader to root their devices in the first place. Every once in awhile, though, developers figure out an exploit that allows us to root. The Snapdragon Galaxy S7, Snapdragon Galaxy S8, and Snapdragon Galaxy Note 8 were possible to root using exploits, for example. The same developers behind the SamPWND exploit for the S8/Note 8 are back again with exploits that allow for root access on the Snapdragon Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ and Galaxy Note 9 — although there is a catch.
The catch is that rooting the Snapdragon Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ and Galaxy Note 9 requires a certain Android version being installed on the devices. Root isn’t available for the devices on the up-to-date firmware at this point in time. Currently, you are only able to root the Snapdragon Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ and Galaxy Note 9 if you’re running Android 8.0 or 8.1 Oreo. This is two major versions of Android behind the current release based on Android 10. You also need to be running what’s called a combination firmware — firmware that Samsung uses in the factory for testing. The combination firmware is the only reason root is possible, but it also has its own limitation: Flashing it will cap the battery charging to a max 80%, unfortunately. On the other hand, Samsung Knox is still working (because you aren’t unlocking the bootloader), so apps like Secure Folder or Samsung Pay continue to work. Plus, you get to keep your warranty in countries where software modifications may void it.
Another peculiarity with this root method for the Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+, and Note 9 is that it does not use Magisk, meaning this isn’t systemless root. Instead, it’s using SuperSU. Since the bootloader is still locked, there is no way to patch the boot image for Magisk to work. So with SuperSU, we get an entirely system-based root solution. That also means that, unfortunately, SafetyNet Attestation will not pass, which means apps like Google Pay and Pokémon Go won’t work.
What’s more is that there is also no TWRP available due to Safestrap causing a kernel panic. You will also need to use a specific button combination every time you boot your phone to make sure to disable write protection. Fortunately, you can install the Xposed Framework. This allows for a lot of functionality and customization given the plethora of modules out there. Although most custom ROMs can’t be flashed because of the locked bootloader, it possible to install a GSI. The developers have already tested and booted an AOSP Android 9 Pie GSI on the Galaxy S9+, as shown below.
All the instructions you need have been posted in the forum posts linked below. The process requires some Odin flashing along with running some scripts from your computer and in the FlashFire app. Instructions for flashing the GSI are also linked in the forum post.
We want to give a shout out to the developers behind the Extreme Syndicate root project. Team Syndicate is composed of XDA Recognized Developer/Retired Forum Moderator elliwigy, Recognized Contributor jrkruse, Senior Member klabit87, Senior Member me2151, and Member GSM-CHEN. They all spent countless hours working on getting root access for these devices.
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WhatsApp starts rolling out Message Yourself feature – GSMArena.com news – GSMArena.com
WhatsApp is now rolling out its Message Yourself feature for users on iOS and Android. The feature was initially part of a beta trial that is now being made available to everyone.
Message Yourself is a feature that lets you, in a sense, message yourself. It’s a chat that is only visible and accessible to you and you can post there as you would in any other chat. This can be used to write important notes to yourself, saving web links, or uploading documents and voice notes.
This feature has been available on other platforms, notably Telegram, which has had it since launch. WhatsApp only publicly started testing this feature back in October. Some users have managed to work around its absence in the past by creating a group and then removing other members to essentially create a private chat for yourself.
The feature was unavailable for testing at the time of writing but should be available over the coming weeks.
Samsung Cyber Monday Deals: Save Hundreds On Phones, Tablets, TVs And More Electronics – Forbes
The best Samsung Cyber Monday deals are delivering some of the steepest discounts on its electronics we’ve seen all year long, especially if you have an item to trade in. Whether you’re shopping for a new smartphone or a cutting-edge smart TV, it’s important to buy from reliable brands you know and trust. (After all, ‘tis the season to get the best bang for your buck.) Samsung delivers with top-notch electronics and an excellent, almost too-good-to-be-true Cyber Monday Sale that’s going on right now.
Thanks to Samsung’s Cyber Monday deals, you can score some of its best electronics for way less than the sticker price. That includes up to $1,000 off Samsung’s artful The Frame television and $350 off its Galaxy Z Fold4 smartphone. To help streamline your search, we’ve put together the best Samsung Cyber Monday deals available right now.
After you’re finished perusing this list, you may want to check out the top Cyber Monday deals across all categories, the best TV deals, Cyber Monday appliance deals or these Cyber Monday soundbar sales.
Best Samsung Cyber Monday TV Deals
Save Up To $1,000 On Samsung’s Frame TV
Samsung Slashed The Price Of This Smart TV By $400 And More
Samsung Cyber Monday Deals On Galaxy Smartphones
Grab This Unlocked Galaxy Z Fold4 For Less
Flip Over The Savings On Samsung’s Other Folding Smartphone
Save $225 And Up On The Samsung S22 Ultra
Samsung Cyber Monday Deals On Wireless Earbuds
Scoop Up Galaxy Buds2 Pro For $50 Less
Get Nearly Half Off These Stylish, Curved Buds Live
Best Samsung Galaxy Smartwatch Deals For Cyber Monday
Save At Least $50 On Watch5 Smartwatches
This Smartwatch For $230
Best Cyber Monday Deals On Samsung Tablets
Save $200 On The Samsung Tab S8+
Get The Galaxy S7 Tablet For $200 Less
Best Samsung Cyber Monday Deals On Computers
Save $300 On This Samsung 2-In-1 Laptop
Nab 31% In Savings On Samsung’s New Chromebook
Best Samsung Cyber Monday Deals On Storage
Save $100 On The Rugged T7 Shield SSD
Save $40 On This Super Light SSD
Best Samsung Cyber Monday Deals On Soundbars
Get 26% Off This Four-Piece Sound System
More Cyber Monday Savings
Head over to Samsung’s website to discover dozens of additional deals on TVs, smartphones, kitchen appliances, washing machines, internal SSD storage and laptop computers. Many of these deals are only being offered for a short time or limited inventory is available, so don’t wait. And don’t forget: If you’re an educator, first responder, veteran, or active military, you automatically quality for the Samsung Offer Program which entitles you to additional savings (up to 30%) on your online purchases from the Samsung website.
For even more savings opportunities, head over to our Cyber Week coupon page to check out the deals from some of our favorite brands.
Flexispot EG1 electric standing desk is nearly 50% off for Cyber Monday 2022
Doctors have long touted the benefits of working at a standing desk compared to sitting all day. But most workers find that some work is more comfortable to do while sitting, while other work is more appropriate for standing. Sit/stand desks, like the Flexispot EG1, provide the best of both worlds, allowing you to electronically adjust the height of the desk at the touch of a button.
When I got my standing desk, I discovered another major benefit. I use it for product photography and because I can adjust the desk height, it makes it easy for me to shoot at just the right angle. It’s been a huge time-saver.
The desk I’m spotlighting today has a 24×40 in desk area. You can drop it down to as low as 28.6 inches from the ground and raise it up to 48.2 inches — or about shoulder height. The motorized lift system supports up to 132 pounds, which is more than enough for a keyboard, monitor, mouse, and even most tower PCs.
You do have to build the Flexispot EG1 yourself, but it goes together quickly and easily, and requires no special tools.
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