Root Galaxy A3 Running Android Lollipop

Galaxy A3 has started receiving the Android 5.0.2 Lollipop. Android power users, who have already updated their device to this latest update, they might be missing the root access on their device. To unleash the true power of Lollipop on your device, you will need to gain the root access if its wiped or in case you haven’t rooted your device yet at all. Samsung has made a lot of changes in the new firmware, old rooting methods may not work and you need to find a working one. To save some time of yours, we’ve already found a working method. You need to follow this guide to the letter in order to gain root access on your Samsung Galaxy A3 running Android 5.0.2 Lollipop.

Following are some precautions and early preparations.

  • This guide is only for Galaxy A3, the variants listed below.
    • Galaxy A3 A300F – Android 5.0.2 Lollipop already available for this device.
    • Galaxy A3 A300H – yet to receive the update.
    • Galaxy A3 A300M – yet to receive the update.
    • Galaxy A3 A300Y – yet to receive the update.
    • Galaxy A3 A3000 – yet to receive the update.
    • Galaxy A3 A3009 – yet to receive the update.
  • Do not try this method on any other smart phone. Doing so will brick your device. Check your device’s model number in settings > system > about device.
  • Make sure that your phone is charged at least over 50%.
  • Use only original data cable to connect your phone to your PC.
  • Backup your important contacts, call logs, sms messages and media content. This is recommended in case something goes wrong, you will still have all of your data safe and secure.
  • While using Odin3, turn off Samsung KIES, any Antivirus or Firewalls if active.
  • Enable USB debugging on your device. To do so, you need to enable developer options first by going to settings > system > about device > tap build number for 7 times. Once you’ve the developer options enabled under settings > system > developer options > enable USB debugging.

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. 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.

***We have removed the method as rooting Galaxy A3 was resulting in bricking it. We will add a new method as soon as we come across something safe and secure. Thank you.***


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  • Saeed AlAad

    Can I possibly root my a3 with some sorta apk or one click root such as my older phones ??

    • @saeedalaad:disqus nope. There’s no one click tool available for Galaxy A3.

      • amir dozdedelha

        don’t need install CWM recovery before root this device???

        • @amirdozdedelha:disqus no, you can root it without recovery using this guide.

  • @disqus_EpImIWxcSx:disqus I will look for a recovery for Galaxy A3. check out site after sometime for updates.

  • John Lawrence

    I tried this with my SM-A300F Android Lollipop 5.0.2 but after rebooting my phone won’t turn back on. It does not even charge. I got nervous because I thought it was bricked. Luckily I was able to access the download mode and install the stock firmwire. Please confirm if it’s just an isolated case or if the root file is not intended for Lollipop. Anyway thank you for the tutorial 🙂

    • @disqus_EpImIWxcSx:disqus it shouldn’t happen. Now that you’ve flashed a stock firmware, try rooting it again. It should work fine.

    • amir dozdedelha

      My device is the same as the SM-A300F lollipop !

      I wanted to root my device . Thank you for expressing your experience

  • Man zixqever

    i already follow your step. and its succesful. but after i reboot. 5 minutes later, it say SE for android has been disable. Restart your device to restore your security setting. please help me to fix this prob. i already uninstall knox on my device but its not working

    • Regi Vakathanam Kottayam

      hai Man Zixqever, How you fix your problem. i am also facing same. Plz…

  • Man zixqever

    how to undo all this step?

    • @manzixqever:disqus Flash stock firmware to undo all this.

  • Yash Sethi

    I have sm a300h running lollipop

    • @yash_sethi:disqus give a try to this method and let us know if it works for you or not.

  • Yash Sethi

    I have SM A300H running on lollipop.
    will it work

  • Regi Vakathanam Kottayam

    if root fail then how can I move to flash stock filnware?

  • Regi Vakathanam Kottayam

    My device is SM A300F 5.0.2 lolipop XXXU1BOE5 IT IS POSSIBLE?

  • @matthiaskosenow:disqus IF you have A300F model, this file will work with your phone.

    • Matthias Kosenow

      Sorry, i know, i’m late, my pc has crashed, thanks for your answer

  • Martin Vláčil

    My device is SM A300FU – Will it wokr as well and what the U stands for?

  • Regi Vakathanam Kottayam

    I alleady rooted my device and root pass. after that i restart my device and not switch on. plz help me urgently

    • @regivakathanamkottayam:disqus Is your device completely dead? Or it goes into a bootloop?

  • @regivakathanamkottayam:disqus Did this happen after trying to root?

    take your phone to the nearest service centre and get it checked.

  • yoel garay

    Hello! sorry for my English. but I did the whole procedure and works perfect. but when I restart the phone will not turn. I must return to root the phone and starts. on the other hand I can not enter the bootloader mode is dead

    • @yoelgaray:disqus Flash stock firmware to recover your phone while I find out what’s wrong with the file linked above.

      • @yoelgaray:disqus Is the phone not even showing boot screen?

      • @yoelgaray:disqus If your phone is completely dead, then take it to a service center.

  • Marcus Colares Junior

    works on SM-A300M (Brazil – Argentina)? Tks!!!

  • Abhishek Dussa

    Hello sir, would this rooting procedure work for SM-A300H running on the recent official lollipop update received?

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