Samsung Galaxy J3 Emerge is another variant in the Galaxy J3 lineup. This particular variant comes with a 5-inch 720P display with a 5 MP shooter on the front. Galaxy J3 Emerge for Sprint is powered up with Snapdragon 430 accompanied by Adreno 505 GPU and for Boost Mobile, it comes with Snapdraong 425 and Adreno 308 GPU. This phone has a 1.5 GB RAM. Internal storage is 16 GB and there is microSD card slot in the phone as well. Galaxy J3 Emerge runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box. The phone is good to go with for average Android users.
Galaxy J3 Emerge can be customised by installing modifications including custom ROMs, custom Kernels and tweaks. For this, you have to flash a custom recovery first. TWRP custom recovery for the Galaxy J3 Emerge has popped up. This recovery can be flashed on the J327P variant of this phone. By installing the recovery, users can backup Nandroid, wipe dalvik cache and other partitions, install .zip and .img files on the phone and a lot more.
Right after installing the TWRP recovery, you can flash the SuperSU.zip file on the phone. This will result in rooting the phone and then you can install a lot of applications that work because of root access on the phone. On a rooted phone, you can overclock and underclock the CPU of Galaxy J3 Emerge. Users can also get better battery life from the phone by installing an application like Greenify.
Recovery and rooting both are custom process and they void the warranty of a smartphone. These processes are recommended only for those who are Android enthusiasts and they want to unleash their phone’s potential. Steps to install TWRP and root Galaxy J3 Emerge J327P are given below. Follow them and embark on a new journey of Android customization.
Install TWRP and Root Galaxy J3 Emerge J327P
TWRP recovery and root files will work for the Galaxy J3 Emerge J327P. 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.
Root and Install TWRP Recovery on Galaxy J3 Emerge J327P
Files you need to download:
- Install Samsung USB drivers on your PC.
- Download Odin 3.11.1 on your PC and extract it to get Odin3.exe.
- Download TWRP Recovery for Galaxy J3 Emerge J327P: twrp_3.1.0-1_j327p_14317
- Download SuperSU.zip and DM-Verity file and copy these files to an external SD card or a USB OTG.
How to Install TWRP Custom Recovery and Root Galaxy J3 Emerge J327P
- Open Odin3.exe file from the extracted Odin files that you downloaded above.
- Put your Galaxy J3 Emerge J327P 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.
- 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.
- Now click on the “AP” tab in Odin and select the TWRP Recovery.img.tar file according to your device carefully.
- 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.
- 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.
- Once done, disconnect your device from your PC now. Do not reboot your device.
Root and disable forced encryption
- 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.
- TWRP will ask you whether you want to allow modifications or not, you will need to swipe 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 neither root it. This is an important stuff since we want to be able to modify the system.
- 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.
- Now make sure that you’ve copied the SuperSU.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.
- Once you’ve the files, tap “Install > locate the SuperSU.zip according to the location where you copied > flash it”.
- Now once again tap “Install > locate the dm-verity.zip file > flash it”.
- Once done flashing, reboot your phone to system.
- That’s all. You’re rooted and have a TWRP recovery installed. Best of luck.
- Verify root now: How to check Android phone is rooted or not using Root Checker
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