I'm trying to root my device but after doing so much research, I've found that the rooting apps either don't work because it was made for an older version of android, it found that it's not rootable at all from the info given (such as android version and model number), or the download button just doesn't work. I've tried apps like One Click Root, Framaroot, Root Master, and Kingo Root. So I came here to look for an answer. Is it possible to root my phone in anyway, no matter the method? Below is some device info:

Model number: Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960U)
Android Version: 10.0

If any more info is needed, please let me know in the comments. Thanks!

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    Check forum.xda-developers.com/t/… Maybe you have already read it. Commented Feb 14, 2021 at 7:49
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    the question is more about bootloader unlocking than about rooting 1, 2. one-click-routing is dead since android 6+ 3. bootloader unlocking dies nowadays with huawei google samsung oppo, others will follow 4, 5
    – alecxs
    Commented Feb 14, 2021 at 10:38
  • Did you check if Magisk is supported on the S9? Commented Feb 14, 2021 at 11:39
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    Android is almost always rootable, devices are not. As alecxs mentioned, it depends on if your bootloader is unlockable or not. Locked bootloaders (and an other OEM-specific protection mechanisms) aren't Android, technically. Getting root without unlocking the bootloader is just a bonus, not an expected behavior: Is there a way to root an Android phone without unlocking the bootloader? Commented Feb 14, 2021 at 12:52
  • You have a full guide to root Galaxy S9 at androidinfotech.com/… but that is full on unlocking bootloader and disabling knox which will have consequences in terms of warranty or apps that need payments
    – DenisZ
    Commented Feb 14, 2021 at 13:46


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