I'm US based and have a Samsung Galaxy S8 SM-G950U on Verizon. Verizon just force updated my phone to Pie and my call recording app no longer works. I use call recording everyday and It's a feature I need for work and I can't live without it. After many google searches, I discovered that Google took away the ability to record in Pie. In a desperate search for a solution I came across Boldbeast and I'm reading it's possible to record calls again on my phone but only if I root it.
I'm technically minded but I've never rooted a phone before. I've been researching it and I've seen videos that make it look easy and others that make it look really difficult. I've read online that you can't root the SM-G950U or any US version of the S8 because the boot loader is locked. I've also read that you can do it using rooting apps like OneClick root.
In short, I don't know what to believe. If it's possible to root using one of these easy apps I would go that route since it looks like the least error-prone method. The only reason I want to root is to get call recording back. I don't care about anything else like installing custom ROM's
Can anyone here help me out? Is it possible to root Samsung Galaxy S8 SM-G950U on Verizon? If so what's the smoothest and easiest method to it so I record calls with Boldbeast on Pie? Thanks