How to Install TWRP & Root Galaxy A7 2018


Samsung Galaxy A7 2018 is the South Korean giant’s first triple-camera smartphone. This phone has definitely attracted a number of users. It has been caught up by custom recovery developers too which means we have the TWRP support now. Galaxy A7 2018 owners can follow this guide to install TWRP & Root Galaxy A7 2018. The steps are laid out in laymen terms. Let us learn more about the Galaxy A7 2018 before we root it.

Galaxy A7 2018

Galaxy A7 2018 was released back in September 2018. This was the unique Galaxy A series smartphone as it came with a triple-camera setup at the back.

Galaxy A7 2018 has a 6.0-inches Super AMOLED screen. This screen has a resolution of 1080 x 2220 pixels. The aspect ratio is 18.5:9. In case you don’t know about the 18:9, it is the infinity display that we saw on the Samsung Galaxy S8. There is no home button on this phone.

Install TWRP & Root Galaxy A7 2018
Install TWRP & Root Galaxy A7 2018

Galaxy A7 2018 is powered by the Exynos 7885 SoC. This SoC is accompanied by the Mali-G71 GPU. It has a RAM of 4GB or 6GB and internal storage of 64GB or 128GB.

The highlight of this phone is the rear camera system. At the back, this phone has a 24MP + 8MP + 5MP camera. The main shooter is the wide shooter, the 8MP shooter is ultrawide and the 5MP is for depth sensing only. On the front, this phone has a 24MP camera.

Galaxy A7 2018 has a rear mounted fingerprint scanner. This pone uses USB Type-C for charging and connection purposes. Under the hood, it has a 3300 mAh battery. This phone can be found running on Android Oreo out of the box. Samsung offers the Galaxy A7 in Golod, Black, Blue, and Pink colors.

That’s all about the Samsung Galaxy A7 2018. Let’s get back to work now. Pay attention to the steps given below to install TWRP & Root Galaxy A7 2018.


Flashing TWRP and Root the phone are custom procedures. It requires you to be very much familiar with Android customization. If you are new to this stuff, you must pay full attention to each and every single step given below avoid a mishap. Remember that companies like Samsung do not recommend rooting their phones. You have to take full responsibility of what you are going to do next. You can learn more about rooting Android here.

Preparations to Root Galaxy A7 2018 and Install TWRP

  • This guide is only for Galaxy A7 2018 A750F. Do not try on any other phone.
  • Charge your phone’s battery up to 50%. This should be done to avoid power loss during this process.
  • Backup each and everything from your phone as this procedure will require formatting it.
  • Use original data cable to connect your phone to the computer.
  • You must enable OEM Unlocking and USB Debugging on your phone.
  • While using Odin, turn off Windows Firewall, any Antivirus if you have, and the Samsung Smart Switch if you have it.
  • Follow the remaining steps carefully.

Required Downloads

Install TWRP & Root Galaxy A7 2018

Go through these simple steps to root Galaxy A7 2018 and install TWRP on it.

  1. Open Odin and add the TWRP Recovery file in the AP tab.

    From the extracted Odin files, open Odin.exe. In Odin, click on the AP tab and load the TWRP Recovery.tar file that you downloaded above. Now go to the Options tab in Odin and make sure that the only checked option is the F.Reset.Time. All other options should be unchecked.

  2. Boot Galaxy A7 2018 into Download Mode and connect to the computer.

    Power down your A7 2018 now. Press and hold Volume Down + Volume Up + Power button for a while. As you see a warning on the screen, press Volume Up to continue. Connect the phone to the computer now. Odin should show “Added” in the logs and also show a Blue light in the ID:COM box.

  3. Flash the TWRP Recovery now.

    Click on the start button in Odin now. This will flash the TWRP. It can take up to 3 minutes. Do not reboot your phone at this point. Just disconnect the phone from the computer.

  4. Now boot your Galaxy A7 2018 into TWRP Recovery.

    Press and hold Volume Up + Down + Power button for a while. As soon as the screen goes black, let the Volume Down key go. This will take your phone to the TWRP Recovery. Swipe the screen to enter the TWRP Recovery now.

  5. Format Data in TWRP to disable Encryption.

    In TWRP, click on Wipe > Format Data. This is important in order to mount data and disable encryption on your A7 2018.

  6. Copy the Magisk and files to your phone.

    Connect your phone to the computer now. Copy the Magisk and files to your phone now.

  7. Flash the RMM and file.

    Disconnect the phone after copying files. On the phone, click on Install > Install Zip > Locate and flash the RMM file. Go back to the main menu in TWRP, click on Reboot > Recovery.
    As the phone reboots into recovery again, click on Install > Install Zip once again. Locate the file and flash it.

  8. All done! Reboot to system now.

    Now go back to the main menu in TWRP and click on Reboot > System. Your phone will boot up being rooted and having the TWRP installed on it. You can use Magisk Manager to manage root on your phone now.

TWRP and Root Tab A T380/T385
This is how the TWRP looks like.

Wrap Up

That is all folks. For those of you who have no idea about TWRP, it is the custom recovery that will open your door towards customization. With TWRP, you can wipe cache and Dalvik cache. You can also backup all the partitions of your phone. Another thing you can do via a TWRP is to flash custom ROMs and files. With root, you can add new features to your phone, you can also enhance the performance and battery life of your phone. Take a look at our list of best free root apps for Android. If you have any questions regarding this guide, feel free to reach out to us.

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