Install TWRP and Root Galaxy A7 A720F/DS

Samsung’s Galaxy A7 series is quite popular among the users who want a phone with a big screen, a high-end spec sheet, in a very friendly budget. The Galaxy A7 has getting overhauled with every year turning around. Galaxy A7 2017 comes with a 5.7-inch full HD display with Gorilla Glass 4 protection on the top. Samsung’s own Exynos 7880 CPU powers up this smartphone. Users can find a 3 GB RAM with 32 GB internal storage. This phone has a 16 MP shooter on its back and a same 16 MP shooter on the front. Galaxy A7 ran on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box. It can be easily upgraded to Android 7.0 Nougat. Galaxy A7 2017 is IP68 certified to protect it from water and dust.Install TWRP and Root Galaxy A7 A720F/DS

Galaxy A7 2017 has been TWRPified and rooted. Ashyx, the developer behind TWRP recovery and root access for a number of Galaxy smartphones has done it for the A7 2017 as well. TWRP 3.1.0-1 is what we have for the Galaxy A7 2017’s SM-A720F/DS variant. You can now start modifying your phone for the sake of unleashing its true power. With the TWRP recovery, you can flash MODs and custom ROMs on the phone. TWRP is also needed to root the phone. Other benefits of the TWRP recovery include the capability of creating a Nandroid backup, wiping Dalvik cache, changing formats of partitions on the phone and much more. If you have got your hands on the Galaxy A7 2017, it’s time for you to check its potential. Let’s go through the guide now to install TWRP custom recovery and root the Galaxy A7 2017 SM-A720F/DS.

Install TWRP and Root Galaxy A7 A720F/DS

Important prerequisites

TWRP recovery and root files will work for the GalaxyA7 A720F/DS. Do not try this method on any other device as you will result in bricking it because of invalid files.

Charge your phone up to 50% to avoid power issues during flashing process.

Enable USB deubgging from the developer options in your phone.

Enable OEM Unlocking on your phone from the developer options as well.

Backup all your important contacts, call logs, sms messages and media content.

Use your phone’s original data cable to connect it to your PC.

If you have Samsung Kies installed on your PC, turn it off while using Odin.

Disable Firewall/Antivirus in order to download the files properly.

Get a microSD card or a USB OTG since you need to copy the files to it.

Follow the rest of the method being very careful.

Files you need to download:

  1. Install Samsung USB drivers on your PC.
  2. Download Odin 3.11.1 on your PC and extract it to get Odin3.exe.
  3. Download TWRP Recovery for Galaxy A7 A720F/DStwrp_3.1.0-1_sm-a720f_12417
  4. Download phh’s SuperUser and DM-Verity file and copy these files to an external SD card or a USB OTG.

How To Install TWRP and Root Galaxy A7 A720F/DS

  1. Open Odin3.exe file from the extracted Odin files that you downloaded above.
  2. Put your Galaxy A7 2017 in download mode now. To do so, turn off your phone first. Now turn it on by pressing and holding Volume Down + Power + Home button. As soon as your device boots up showing a Downloading screen, leave the keys.
  3. Connect your phone to your PC now. Odin should show an “Added” message in the logs and also show the blue light in the ID:COM box. This will verify a successful connection between your phone and your PC.
  4. Now click on the “AP” tab in Odin and select the TWRP Recovery.img.tar file according to your device carefully.
  5. The options ticked in Odin should be only “F.Reset Time“. Make sure that the Auto-Reboot option is not checked, we do not want to reboot the phone after flashing TWRP recovery.
  6. After selecting the file and checking/unchecking the options, carefully hit the start button. Odin will now flash the TWRP and show you a PASS message in a few minutes.
  7. Once done, disconnect your device from your PC now. Do not reboot your device.

Root and disable forced encryption

  1. Now you need to boot directly into TWRP Recovery. Turn off your phone completely and turn it on by pressing and holding Volume Up + Home + Power key now. Your phone should successfully boot into newly installed custom recovery.
  2. TWRP will ask you whether you want to allow modifications or not, you will need to swipe the finger to the right to enable modifications. Swiping the finger to right will trigger dm-verity, if you will need to disable it immediately. Leaving it enabled will not let you boot the phone either root it. This is an important stuff since we want to be able to modify the system.
  3. Now tap “Wipe > Format Data > type “yes” to format data. This is important to disable encryption. This step will factory reset your phone, so make sure that you’ve backed up the entire data at hand.
  4. Now make sure that you’ve copied the phh’s SuperUser.zip and dm-verity.zip files in external SD Card or USB OTG, if not then transfer both these files to your external SD Card by using MTP mode in TWRP now.
  5. Once you have the files, tap “Install > locate the phh’s SuperUser.zip according to the location where you copied > flash it”.
  6. Now once again tap “Install > locate the dm-verity.zip file > flash it”.
  7. Once done flashing, reboot your phone to the system.
  8. That’s all. You’re rooted and have a TWRP recovery installed. Best of luck.

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