How To Root T-Mobile Galaxy Avant SM-G386T

Samsung’s Galaxy Avant came out in July, 2014 under the umbrella of T-Mobile. It’s a mid-range device by Samsung, costs around 160 Euros Off-Contract. Galaxy Avant sports a 4.5-inch with 540 x 950 pixels having 245 ppi. A 5 MP camera is fixed at the back while a VGA cam can be found on the front for video calling. Under the hood, Samsung has used Snapdragon 400 Quad-Core CPU clocked at 1.2 GHz accompanied by Adreno 305 GPU. A RAM of 1.5 GB can be found on-board, internal storage is 16 GB. A 2100 mAh battery is placed inside this device. Galaxy Avant runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat out of the box. These specifications make it a great choice under the price tag it comes along and also helps Samsung to retain its mid-range spot against the rivals.

Galaxy Avant’s specifications make it a nice device to unleash its capabilities. You may want to apply use some root applications to enhance the working and functionality of your device or you may want to load some custom stuff on it, for this very purpose, root access is a must. For the Galaxy Avant, XDA recognized developer Chainfire’s CF-Auto-Root is already up, that means you no longer need to look here and there in order to get across the boundaries on your device. To save your time while searching for the method, we’ve already written it all up here in the succeeding post. As you move forward, you should come across a comprehensive guide that will help you to root your T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Avant SM-G386T. Before we head towards the guide, it is important to go through a brief introduction of the root access in order to help the newbies to wipe off any confusions they might have.

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Rooting your phone gives you complete access over all the data which is apparently locked by the manufacturers. This includes removal of the factory restrictions and making changes to the internal system and the operating system. Gaining the root access gives you the privileges to install various applications to enhance the performance of your device, allows you to remove the built-in applications/programs, helps you to upgrade the battery life of your device & install the apps which require the root access for the proper functionality and modify your device in so many other ways e.g using mods and flashing custom recoveries and custom ROMs. Here’s our collection of 10 Best Root Apps.

Early Preps:

1. This guide is only for Samsung Galaxy Avant

Make sure that your device is exactly as mentioned above. To check out what device you have, go to Settings > More/General > About Device or Settings > About Device and match the model number. Be careful about the device model number, flashing a file on a device not listed here might result in bricking it up.

2. Battery should be charged at least 60%!

Your device’s battery shouldn’t be weak. In case your device goes dead during the flashing process, your device may get soft bricked and you might be in need of flashing stock firmware and that will ultimately result in wiping up your data as well. So, make sure that you charge your device before you start the flashing process.

3. Use the OEM datacable to establish connection!

Always use the original data cable to establish connection between your Android device and your computer / laptop. Using ordinary data cables might interrupt the flashing process, so to avoid any mishap, you need to meet this requirement as well.

4. Backup everything!

Just to be on the safe side, you may consider backing up each and everything from your Android device. This is highly recommended so that in case anything goes wrong, you still have the access to all of your data and you can restore it immediately. You may backup everything as listed below.

5. Turn off Samsung Kies and other softwares while using Odin3!

Make sure that you turn off Samsung Kies while using Odin3 flashtool. Samsung Kies will interrupt Odin3 and will result in causing errors and may not let you flash your desired recovery or root file. Also, make sure that you turn off any antivirus software you’ve installed and also disable firewall to avoid any connection and flashing issues.

6. Disclaimer

The methods involved in flashing custom recoveries, roms and rooting your phone are highly custom and may result in bricking your device, and has nothing to do with Google or the device manufacturer that is SAMSUNG in our case. Also rooting your device will void its warranty and you will be no longer eligible for any kind of free device services by the manufacturers/warranty providers. If your device comes with a Knox counter on the bootloader, it will be tripped and you won’t be able to reset it again. In case of any mishap we may not be held responsible. Follow these instructions to the letter to avoid any mishap or bricking. Make sure that whatever you do, you are doing it at your own responsibility.

How To Root T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Avant SM-G386T

Downloads Required:

Download and extract Odin3 v3.09.
Download and Install Samsung USB drivers
Download and extract CF-Auto-Root file.

 

How to root now:

  1. Extract the downloaded CF-Auto-Root  file once only to get the .tar.md5 file.
  2. Open Odin3.exe.
  3. Put your Galaxy Avant in download mode. To do so, turn it off and wait for 10 seconds. Turn it on by pressing and
    holding Volume Down + Home Button + Power Key simultaneously, You should see a warning, press Volume Up to continue. In case this method doesn’t work for you, try one from this guide.
  4. Connect your device to your PC.
  5. As soon as Odin detects your phone, the ID:COM box should turn blue.  Make sure that you’ve installed Samsung USB drivers before connecting.
  6. For Odin 3.09 hit the AP tab. Select the CF-Auto-Root.tar.md5, that you downloaded and extracted above.
  7. If you’re using Odin 3.07, you will select “PDA” tab instead of the AP tab, rest of the options remain untouched.
  8. Make sure that the options selected in your Odin are exactly as shown in the pic.Odin-3.09-explained.-2
  9. Hit start and wait till the rooting process is complete, as soon as your device restarts, remove it from PC.
  10. Find SuperSu in app drawer now.
  11. That’s all with the rooting, let’s verify the root access now.

How To Verify Root Access:

  1. To do so, go to Google Play Store on your Galaxy Avant.
  2. FindRoot Checker and install it.
  3. Open Root Checker.
  4. Tap “Verify Root”.
  5. It will ask you for SuperSu rights, tap “Grant”.
  6. It should show you Root Access Verified Now!
  7. That’s All!

If you’re stuck with anything regarding this guide, feel free to utilize the comment box below and reach us. We will get back to you immediately. Thank you all.

Credits: Chainfire XDA


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  • Brian Compton

    Boom…both my phones are rooted…thanks!!!!!!

  • chris

    Will it work with g386t1

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