The Exynos Samsung Galaxy S10+ has been rooted with Magisk
The original Samsung Galaxy S smartphone was released back in June of 2010 with a 470p display, 512MB of RAM, and the Exynos 3 SoC. Over the last 9 years, Samsung has worked to improve various hardware components themselves (while also outsourcing other components). This has continued up until the release of the Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10e, and the Galaxy S10+, with these three phones being a culmination of what the South Korean conglomerate is able to achieve. Enthusiasts who purchased the smartphone have been waiting for a way to hack into the phone and this week the Exynos model has been officially rooted.
The release of the new Galaxy S10 smartphones has been quite impressive for Samsung too. Initial reception seemed to be mixed at first with some reporting that pre-registrations were lower than last year’s Galaxy S9, but then it was confirmed that actual pre-orders were higher (but only slightly). This, along with the recent camera cutout wallpaper trend, has given the three new Samsung smartphones a lot of attention. And rightfully so as the Galaxy S10 does so many things right.
But as mentioned, there have been many enthusiasts who have been waiting for a way to root the new trio of devices. I have been keeping an eye on the Galaxy S10+ forums and there is someone who has led us to believe a working version of TWRP is close to being released. With that out-of-the-way, that just leaves us with Magisk for root access and thankfully XDA Recognized Developer and Contributor topjohnwu went out and purchased an Exynos Galaxy S10+ for development purposes.
Along with working on a root method for Android Q, John has been working on getting Magisk ready for the Samsung smartphones. Late last night it was confirmed that he was able to gain root access to his S10+. He says that in order for this to work, direct modifications had to be made to the system and vendor partitions. However, this morning he tweeted that during the development cycle a new method popped into his head that wouldn’t require all of those patches.
Nothing has been released just yet but it’s great to see how much progress has been made already.