Hi guys. Getting ready to degoogle my new Samsung S9 here. Will the new OS be rooted? Or are extra steps needed to root the phone?
It is not a root install, it is a total ROM flash. /e/ will not be rooted, but it will be liberated. /e/ does not expect or require root.
You can do it if you wish, note it will probably interfere with updates. This search might be of interest, if you like that sort of thing. Search results for 'magisk' - /e/ community