In this guide, we will show you the steps to root your Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra via Magisk. The South Korean giant has just added three new devices to its flagship domain. And the initial reception is mostly on the positive side, with the camera quality being the talk of the town. If we shift our attention towards custom development, then the S series has always been known to be among the most active players in custom development.
And its twenty-third iteration has rightly carried forward this legacy. You could now gain administrative privileges by rooting your Galaxy S23 Ultra via Magisk. However, since this is the initial phase, you wouldn’t be able to carry out the generic steps of extracting AP from firmware, patching it via Magisk, and flashing it via Odin. Rather, you will have to opt for a slightly different approach, at least for now. So without further ado, let’s get started.
Benefits and Risks of Rooting
Once you root your device, you will be in a position to flash a plethora of mods. These include the likes of Fox Magisk Modules, Substratum Themes, Xposed Framework via LSPosed, and Viper4Android among others. Along the same lines, you could also flash a custom kernel and implement your desired CPU profile. However, such tweaks do come in with a few risks as well.
To begin with, rooting requires you to unlock the bootloader- which will wipe off all the data and could nullify the warranty as well. Likewise, SafetyNet will be triggered [FIXED] which will result in your inability to use banking apps [FIXED]. So if all that’s well and good, then let’s get started with the steps to root your Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 via Magisk patched AP file.
How to Root Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra via Magisk [New Method]
Do note that this process is specifically for S23 U (S918B) and the device should have firmware version S918BXXU1AWA6 installed. Droidwin and its members wouldn’t be held responsible in case of a thermonuclear war, your alarm doesn’t wake you up, or if anything happens to your device and data by performing the below steps.
STEP 1: Unlock the Bootloader on Galaxy S23 Ultra
First and foremost, you will have to unlock the bootloader on your device. Do note that doing so will trip Knox and reset your device. If that’s well and good, then you may refer to our guide on How to Unlock Bootloader on Galaxy S23/Plus/Ultra
Boot Galaxy S23 Ultra to Download Mode
You will now have to boot your Galaxy S23 Ultra to Download Mode so that Odin is able to identify it and hence allows us to carry out the flashing of the patched AP file. So refer to our guide to How to Boot Galaxy S23/Plus/Ultra to Download Mode [3 Methods]. Or refer to our below direct instructions:
- Power off your device. Then press and hold Vol Up + Vol Down together and connect your device to the PC via a USB cable.
- As soon as you see the Warning message on your device, release the pressed keys.
- Finally, press the Volume Up key once and your device will be booted to Download Mode.
Download Root Binary
As discussed before, as of now, the usual process of extracting AP and patching it via Magisk will not work [due to some compatibility issues with Magisk in its current state]. Rather, you will have to get hold of the pre-patched AP file from below and subsequently flash it. So download the package and extract it to any convenient location on your PC [Credits: XDA Recognized Developer Dr. Ketan].
Download Root Binary: Root_S918_S23U_WA6_V5
- To begin with, download the Odin Tool from this link.
- Then extract it to a convenient location on your PC.
- After that, head over to the folder where you have extracted the tool.
- Finally, double-click on the Odin3_v3.14.4 EXE file to launch the tool.
Flash Magisk Pre-Patched AP
- To begin with, launch the Odin tool on your PC.
- Then click on the AP button, navigate to the patched AP.tar file, and select it.
- It will now be loaded, so click on the Start button. The flashing process will now begin and could take a few minutes.
- Once done, you should get the PASS!‘ message.
Reset via Recovery
Once the patched AP has been flashed, you will now have to boot your device to Recovery Mode and then reset your device. To do so, you could either refer to our detailed guide on How to Boot Galaxy S23/Plus/Ultra To Recovery Mode [2 Methods] or check out the shorter instructions given below:
- Press and hold the volume down button and the power button,
- Then release the power button when you see the Samsung logo.
- Keep holding the volume down button until you see the recovery screen.
- Release the Volume Down button as well and you’re now in Recovery Mode.
- Now use the Volume Keys to highlight Wipe Data/Factory Reset and press the Power key to confirm it.
- Then use the Volume Keys to select Yes and press the Power key to confirm it. Wait for the reset to complete.
- Once done, use the Volume Keys to select Reboot System Now and press the Power key to confirm it.
- Once your device is booted to the OS, download and install Magisk.
- Then launch it. It will ask to carry out additional setup, tap OK.
- Magisk will restart your device and install the required dependencies.
- Once done, your device will automatically boot to the rooted OS. That’s it.
These were the steps to root your Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra via Magisk. If you have any queries concerning the aforementioned steps, do let us know in the comments. We will get back to you with a solution at the earliest.
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after rooting while restarting the phone, is there any alert for root and boot loader unlocking ?