When it comes to Android development, Samsung’s Galaxy series is among the luckiest ones. Galaxy smartphones have been enjoying plethora of custom stuff coming from all around the world. We see new developments every few seconds, owning a Samsung Galaxy isn’t going to bore you in any way. Android’s open nature makes it possible for developers to play with the operating system across the boundaries and break all the rules. This helps developers to come up with stuff that enhances the performance of the device, battery life or brings new features in the device. To do something out of the way, you’ve to break the rules and here you can break these rules with the help of root access on your device.
Before we heard towards our target, let’s understand what is root access. Root access is the main system access of your Android powered Galaxy smartphone. Basically, the main/root system of the device is apparently locked by manufacturers for the safety and security of user’s data on the device. But if you just learn to take the advantage of root access in a proper way, you’re likely not to damage your device in any way at all. Root access can be gained using different tweaks, glitches and methods. Once you’ve gained root access on your Android smartphone, you’re all set to unleash the real power that your device is hiding under the hood. Root users can install root specific applications and make their devices fly. Some famous root required applications are listed here which will help you to get an even better idea of this term.
Now that you know the advantages of root access, you may want to know how you can root your Samsung Galaxy smartphone. Fortunately, this has never been a problem for Samsung Galaxy users. Being blessed with great developer Chainfire, it has already been a matter of few seconds to root most of the Samsung Galaxy devices. Chainfire’s small script named as “CF-Auto-Root“ roots hundreds of Samsung Galaxy devices on almost all available firmwares with the help of Odin. Earlier, we’ve been posting guides to root the devices individually, but a generic post as requested by our users, is here now.
In the following guide we are going to show you how you can root your Samsung Galaxy device running any firmware from Android Gingerbread to Android Lollipop, and the upcoming Android M with the help of CF-Auto-Root & Samsung’s tool Odin3. CF-Auto-Root is available in the form of .tar files, which are flashable in Odin.
Here are some precautions that you must take before rooting your Samsung Galaxy
- Download the CF-Auto-Root file very carefully for your Galaxy smartphone. Match your device’s model number with the model number specified on the CF-Auto-Root file. You can find your Galaxy’s model number in Settings > About Device or Settings > General/More > About Device.
- Backup your important contacts, call logs, sms messages and important media content just as a safety measure.
- Charge your phone up to 50% to avoid any power issues during the rooting process.
- Disable Samsung Kies, Firewall, Antivirus while you’re using Odin3.
- Enable USB debugging mode on your Samsung Galaxy.
- Use original data cable to establish connection between your phone and your computer.
- Follow this guide to the letter to make the rooting process successful.
Disclaimer: Rooting process is highly custom and involves certain risks. Root your Samsung Galaxy will void its warranty. If your device has a Knox counter on the bootloader, Rooting it will trip the counter and you won’t be able to reset Knox after that. In case of any mishap, Techbeats, Samsung or Chainfire may not be held responsible. Make sure that you’re rooting your phone after understanding each and everything, and you’re doing it at your own risk.
- Download and install Samsung USB drivers
- Download and extract Odin.
- Download CF-Auto-Root file according to your device very carefully and extract it once only.
How To Root Samsung Galaxy With CF-Auto-Root In Odin
Step#1: Open Odin.exe from the folder you extracted.
Step#2: Click on “PDA” / “AP” tab and select the unzipped CF-Autroot-tar file that you download and extracted in the third step in required downloads. If you’ve already downloaded the CF-Auto-Root file in .tar format, you do not need to extract it.
Step#3: Do not touch any other option in Odin. The only options ticked should be F.Reset Time and Auto-Reboot. Leave all other options as it is.
Step#4: Now put your Galaxy phone in download mode and connect it to your PC. To put it in download mode, turn it off completely. Now turn it on by press and holding Volume Down + Home + Power Key. It will boot up with a warning. Press Volume Up to continue. You should be in download mode now. If this combination doesn’t work, here’s How to Boot Samsung Galaxy Devices into Download & Recovery Mode
Step#6: As your device has been connected, click the “Start” button now.
Step#7: Odin will now flash CF-Auto-Root. Once done, it will reboot your device.
Step#8: Disconnect your device, let it turn on completely and check SuperSu in app drawer once it boots up.
Step#9: You can verify root access by installing Root Checker application from Google Play Store.
Device booted up but not rooted? Here’s what to do
If your device isn’t rooted even after flashing CF-Auto-Root, you may try doing this.
- Follow the guide step and 2 from the guide above.
- Now in the third step, untick Auto-Reboot, the only ticked option should be F.Reset.Time.
- Follow the above guide from step 4 – 6.
- Once CF-Auto-Root has been flashed, reboot your device manually by either pulling out the battery or using the button combo.
- Verify root access as explained above.
How to Unroot?
You can unroot your device and revert back to the stock condition of your phone by flashing stock firmware. Here’s How To Flash Stock Firmware On Samsung Galaxy With Odin,
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