Galaxy S9 ROM for Galaxy Note 8! [FULLY WORKING]

For those of you who have Exynos models of the Galaxy Note 8(which have unlocked bootloaders) are in luck as the latest S9 ROM conversion brings you nearly all of Galaxy S9 software features into the Galaxy S8 including all the apps, settings/UI, wallpapers, Galaxy S9 camera AR stickers, S9 camera front portrait mode, modded camera with higher bitrate and support 1440P 60fps, Dolby Atmos, and much much more.

This root method should work on the following models:

  • SM-N950F
  • SM-N950F-DS (FD)
  • SM-N950N(Korean)
  • Any other Exynos-based Note 8

NOTE: Installing a custom ROM or rooting your Galaxy Note 8 will make your Samsung Pay unusable permanently!  Also may void warranty!

This is a fully-ported ROM meaning all of the S9 software have been modified to work on the Galaxy Note 8.  Also, you will not lose any of Note 8 S-Pen features such as live messages and using it with other Samsung apps.  If you want to also supercharge your TouchWiz launcher, you can go ahead and grab the Grx TouchWiz Mod and simply install the zip file after installing ROM.  Root works flawless with Magisk v16.4, you will pass SafetyNet and also easily hide root from apps that check for root.

Performance is excellent and also battery life is excellent.  You won’t be complaining about this ROM much but you maybe showing off this ROM too much to your friends with a real Galaxy S9.

The only thing missing?  Really, the S9 F1.5 camera can’t be ported so that is no go, making AR stickers feature is not available yet.  Other than those, everything else works on this ROM including headphone jack, WiFi, 4G LTE, and YOU TELL ME what’s not working!  But everything should be working flawless and fast.  So, go ahead and try the Note 8 ROM and do let me know what you think, thanks!


Download S9 ROM V2 – Link

Download S9 ROM Add-ONs – Link

Download S9 ROM v2.1 update – Link

Download Grx TouchWiz Mod Launcher APKDirect Download Link

Installation Instructions for installing S9 ROM on your Galaxy Note 8.

Step 1. First, install TWRP recovery and wipe data, and reboot to TWRP (DO NOT REBOOT).  See How to Install TWRP & Root w/ Magisk on Samsung Android(Steps 1 thru 7) for full instructions on how to install TWRP.

Step 2. Download the ROM files over.  Do a Wipe->factory reset. Then install the ROM zip file first.  Reboot.  And sign-in.  First time installing custom ROM, make sure to read How to Install Custom ROM w/ TWRP first!

Step 3. Reboot into recovery(Long-press Power button and choose recovery), install the Add-ONs, the v2.1 update, Grx TouchWiz Mod, and reboot.  You should be good to go.

Credits – XDA


If you want Google HDR+ camera and portrait mode for back & front, see How to Install Pixel Portrait Mode camera on Any Galaxy!


(AR stickers working 100% on my Galaxy Note 8 just like the Galaxy S9.)

(Grx TouchWiz Mod launcher installed on my Galaxy Note 8 on the left w/ 7×7 grid while the stock launcher on S9 can’t fit too many apps.)

(The ROM comes with modded camera including S9 camera modes plus higher bit-rate for video recording meaning you will get slightly better videos.  And yes, you can do QHD 60fps or 1440P 60fps unlike stock firmware!)

Yes, you also have the option to get the dual stereo-speaker MOD, which works great for giving you “stereo sound” by using the earpiece as additional speaker.

You could probably get all of these features separately but why not just install this S9 ROM?  Much easier and you get more features than trying to install them one-by-one.

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Notable Replies

  1. Hi Max

    I find your blog yesterday and I love your explanation a lot. Thank you for your work, well done.

    But I have a smaller issue, I have a European 950F and I use a US t-mobil sim, but I can’t start the wifi calling. The symbol is there but I can’t active it.

    Do you have a tip who I can get it running?

    Kind regards Cris

  2. admin says:

    You will need a custom rom with wifi calling support for tmobile I think but let me check…

  3. Dear Max

    Thank you for your support.

    I think I found the solution, I used my US T-mobile card but the phone is for European Sim Cards…

    so I used a german T-mobile SIM and I could activate the WiFi calling, but T-mobile Germany don’t allow such service…

    I think I have to buy a SM-N950F as International Version and than this should work…

    What do you think? Are do you have more information about it…

    Kind regards Cris

  4. I need help with wifi calling also. Any update on this? Thanks.

  5. admin says:

    Yes let me look into it.

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53 Responses

  1. Patrick says:

    Hey @admin can you please help me I wanna get the ar emojis on note 8

  2. Suraj says:

    I’m getting an error message while installing this ROM on my Note 8

    ApplyParsedPerms: chown of /data/app/org.fastergps/oat/arm64/base.vdex to 1000 failed: Operation not permitted
    ApplyParsedPerms: chgrp of /data/app/org.fastergps/oat/arm64/base.vdex to 1000 failed: Operation not permitted
    ApplyParsedPerms: removexattr of /data/app/org.fastergps/oat/arm64/base.vdex to 0 failed: Operation not supported on transport endpoint set_metadata_recursive: some changes failed

  3. K10 says:

    My note 8 model is SM-N950F. when i try to install the rom in TWRP. It say the file is corrupted error.
    Plzz solve this problem.
    I’m also dowoad the rom 3 times. But it stay the same. The file is corrupted. So what is the solution

  4. Mohamed says:

    If for any reason i didn’t want the S9 tom after I installed it. Can I go back to the stock note 8 experience and how

  5. Mohamed says:

    Can you please make a video showing every step of installing the s9 ROM to the note 8 like you did on the s8

  6. Lars Kristian says:

    Hey, I Rooted my Note 8 to S9+ and followed your tutorial, it worked very good, but after about 1 hour with S9+ it crashes. To fix it I had to wipe the internal memory on the phone, not that actually matters, it was pretty much empty from the rooting.
    But if it still keep crashing, is it any thing I have installed wrong?

  7. samsung price says:

    Marvellous job

  8. Sindre Nilsen says:

    Hello! Why can’t i install apps from Google play store or samsung store? and why can’t i install apps from a apk file=?

  9. 박유빈 says:

    Korean 950N has no Korean csc file so it cannot communicate data.

  10. Frankie says:


    does Dex works natively (without the Dex docking station) like with the Note 9?

  11. Darko says:

    Hello, I have a problem, it does not allow me to change the background of the screen and the message that the system has stopped

  12. Ify says:

    Please what is the different between note 8 SM N950F and SM N950F/DS?
    And do they alway support the same ROM?

  13. Rhonda Davi says:


  14. dsg says:

    no service after I installed this, I installed the bootloader and modem. is there a way to revert. I need help Thanks Dan

  15. dsg says:


  16. j4 price says:

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  17. Suman says:

    i have successfully install the rom but i am having problem with sim cards??
    i have insert the sim card but it doesnot show anything..
    plz help me

  18. Ian Green says:

    The problem with your videos is the fact that you start showing us what to do for unrooting and then you show us a step or two for rooting back. make a video for each and don’t talk about the other topic until the next video. you also did explain how you got some of the firm ware like I have a note 8 t mobile but i want it unlocked and to not be tied down to t mobile. That web site that has many different firmware is from literally every country but the usa why is that that’s kinda of strange to me?

  19. kosal says:

    hi! is this rom convert sim to dual version? thank

  20. Marvinalers says:

    Hy there, a intermittentlygive-away
    Are you in?

  21. Cris Paul says:

    I find your blog yesterday and I love your explanation a lot. Thank you for your work, well done.
    But I have a smaller issue, I have a European 950F and I use a US t-mobil sim, but I can’t start the wifi calling.
    Do you have a tipp who I can get it running?

    Kind regards Cris

  22. jadha says:


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  24. Luca says:

    Hi Max do you have the link to the latest version of the rom? 5.3.3. I believe the developer removed it from xda.

  25. Danny says:

    Could someone point me in the right direction or help. Note8 N950USQS6DSG6 Snapdragon rooted. 7.1.1. I wont to unroot. Do I use ANY Android v9? Or I have to use some other 1st 1st? Do I just open Odin3 and the latest v9 unlocked one or T-mobile? Thanks

  26. Alfonso says:

    Fantastic web site. Lots of useful information here.
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  1. June 27, 2018

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