Now that you have unlocked the bootloader on your Galaxy Z Fold 3 smartphone from Samsung, here is a step-by-step guide to root Galaxy Z Fold 3. Unlocking the bootloader is essential to gain root access needed to customize your handset.
Rooting your Galaxy Z Fold 3 enables root privileges. With authorization to unlock the root folder, you’re free to perform customization and personalization tweaks and make your phone behave just as you like.
Root Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 And Install Magisk
First, you must unlock the bootloader on stock firmware. If you haven’t, check out the method explained in the link above. But note that unlocking the bootloader deletes existing data from your device, so don’t forget to create a backup beforehand.
With everything ready, follow these root steps:
- Download the latest version of Magisk and install it on your device.
- Now, download the same firmware version currently installed on your mobile phone. Better to update your device to the latest firmware and then download the firmware file, which you can get from this link.
- Once done, extract the zip file.
- Choose the file with the name starting with AP and copy it on your Galaxy Z Fold 3.
- Then, open the Magisk app and hit the Install button.
- With that done, tap Next, and on the next page, tap on “Select and Patch a File.” After that, navigate to the “AP” file that you copied on your handset earlier.
- Wait for the file to patch. The patched file will exist on your phone as “magisk_patched.tar,” which you can find in the download folder. Copy the field back onto your computer.
- Next, power off your phone and head into download mode.
- When in the download mode, launch Odin.
- With that out of the way, you will need to place the corresponding files into their proper location. For the AP file, click magisk_patched.tar. For all the other files, select the related files from the firmware you downloaded earlier; just make sure to skip the UMS/Home CSC as you don’t need to flash this one.
- Click on the Options in Odin tool, and deselect Auto-Reboot. In the end, hit the start button.
- Wait for the process to finish. Once the flashing is complete, Odin will message about it.
- Now boot your phone into recovery mode and wipe data/factory reset. With that done, reboot your Galaxy Z Fold 3.
- That’s all.
Launch the Magisk app or any other similar app from the Google Play Store to check whether the root is successful.
So there you go, guys! Your Galaxy Z Fold 3 is now in a root state.