Follow the guide below to root your Samsung Galaxy S20 FE (Fan Edition) and install Magisk Manager. The developer behind Magisk, topjohnwu, released a Magisk update which added support for the Galaxy S20 and also the Galaxy S20 FE. This is good news because it means you can permanently enable root access on your Galaxy S20 FE (Exynos).
Samsung continues to make it difficult for users to root their devices. For example, you cannot flash custom binaries by default. You need to unlock the bootloader first, which will wipe all data. KNOX is also something to be kept in mind. KNOX counter gets tripped when custom binaries are flashed. This avoids the warranty in certain countries.
Below you have a detailed tutorial on how to root your Samsung Galaxy S20 FE. You will need to unlock the bootloader, patch the firmware, and install Magisk. If you get stuck in any of the steps of the tutorial, leave a comment down below and we will assist you.
How To Root Samsung Galaxy S20 FE with Magisk
- This process will wipe your phone. When you unlock the bootloader for the first time to install Magisk, a full data wipe will be performed. Please make a data backup before you continue, otherwise, you will lose all of the data.
- Installing Magisk on your Galaxy S20 FE will trigger KNOX. This is an indicator that shows whether the firmware has been tampered with or not. Some stores will refuse warranty service if KNOX is tripped.
- Make sure that your phone is charged to at least 60%. This ensures the phone will not accidentally turn off during the process.
- Make a full backup of the data on your phone. The process below involves unlocking the bootloader, which will delete everything on your phone.
- Download and install the proper USB drivers for the Galaxy S20 FE. If you don’t have the proper drivers, the computer will not recognize your phone.
Unlock the Galaxy S20 FE Bootloader
- Enable OEM unlock. To do so, go to Settings > Developer options and tap on OEM unlocking.
- Boot into download mode. To do so, press and hold the power button and tap on Power off to turn off the phone. Now press and hold the Volume Down + Bixby + Power buttons at the same time.
- Once in download mode, long-press the volume up button. This will unlock the bootloader and all data on your phone will be deleted.
- The phone will automatically reboot. Connect your phone to a WiFi network and skip through the rest of the setup.
- Go to Settings > About Phone > Software Information and quickly tap 7 times on Build Number to enable Developer Options. Go to Developer options and make sure that OEM unlocking is greyed out.
Patch the firmware & Install Magisk
- Download the latest stock firmware for your Samsung Galaxy S20 FE. Follow our detailed guide on how to download and install stock firmware on Samsung Galaxy S20 FE.
- Once you have flashed the firmware, extract the firmware. You will see five files.
- Extract the AP .tar file. The file name starts with AP and ends with .tar.md5 (AP_[device_model_sw_ver].tar.md5).
- Out of the extracted files, find boot.img.lz4 from and create a tar archive (you can use 7-ZIP).
- Transfer the archived boot file to the internal storage of your phone. Download and install the latest Magisk Manager APK.
- Open Magisk Manager and go to Install > Install > Select and Patch a file. (Make sure Recovery Mode is off.).
- Navigate through the storage and select the archived image file. The image will be patched and the new version will be found under Internal Storage/Download/magisk_patched.tar.
- Transfer the patched file to your computer.
- Turn off your phone and boot your phone into download mode.
- On Odin, click on AP and select the patched .tar file. Uncheck “Auto Reboot” and click on Install.
- The tool will flash Magisk on your Samsung Galaxy S20 FE.
Congratulations! You have just rooted your Samsung Galaxy S20 FE. You will gain full root access to the phone. If you encounter any issues, leave a comment down below and we will assist you.