How To Root Galaxy A3 A3000, A3009, A300F, A300H, A300M & A300YZ


A full metal unibody mid-ranger by Samsung, the Galaxy A3 is a great smartphone to go with. Galaxy A3 sports a unique design that makes it eye-catching. On the front we have a 4.5 inch qHD Super AMOLED nature screen. Under the hood we’ve got a 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 Quad Core CPU accopanied by Adreno 306 GPU and a RAM of 1.5 GB. Internal storage begins from 16 GB, but there’s an external SD card slot available on-board. Galaxy A3 has a 1900 mAh battery, that’s enough for mid-range device users. Samsung has used a 5 MP shooter on the front for Selfie lovers, and an 8 MP shooter is fixed at the back. We can find the Galaxy A3 running on Android 4.4.4 KitKat running out of the box.

Well, that was all about the device. Let’s get back to our purpose for being here now. If you’ve got your hands on the Galaxy A3 and now you’re looking for a way to unleash the real power of the Android OS running on your device, you will have to gain the root access and pave a way for root applications to maximize the performance and customization options for yourself on the device. Root can be achieved on the Galaxy A3 by loading Chainfire’s all time famous CF Auto-root script through Samsung’s flash tool, Odin3. If you’ve been looking for a guide to do so, you may have spotted the right place. As you will scroll down, you will find a comprehensive guide to root your Galaxy A3 A3000, A3009, A300F, A300H, A300M & A300YZ using CF Auto-root. Make sure that you follow this guide to the letter, let’s go through some early preps and then root the device.


Early Preps:

1. This guide is only for Samsung Galaxy A3, the variants listed above!

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 data cable 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.

Downloads Required:

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


How To Root Galaxy A3 A3000, A3009, A300F, A300H, A300M & A300YZUsing CF-Autoroot

  1. Extract the downloaded CF-Auto-Root file once only to get the .tar.md5 file.
  2. Open Odin3.exe.
  3. Put your Galaxy A3 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 A3.
  2. Find “Root 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!


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Credits: Chainfire XDA