Here is a guide to install TWRP and root Galaxy A8 2018. The guide will work flawlessly for the Galaxy A8 2018 Exynos having the model number A530F.
Galaxy A8 2018 proves that Samsung has got the guts to divert the mid-range smartphone industry towards new standards. The Galaxy A8 2018 is an incredibly beautiful handset. Samsung has totally re-invented its mid-range lineup with the 2018 edition of the Galaxy A8. Just like the Galaxy S8, the home button has vanished from the new A8. The display on the phone is now infinity. Galaxy A8 along with the Galaxy A8+ 2018 joins the league of 18:9 smartphones. The phone is built out of glass surrounded by an aluminum frame. Galaxy A8 2018 offers a very powerful spec-sheet as well.
On the front, the Galaxy A8 2018 has a 5.6-inch 1080P display. This phone is protected by IP68 certification making it resistant to water and dust. Under the hood, this phone is powered by Exynos 7885 CPU and a RAM of 4GB. Internal storage is either 32GB or 64GB. At the back, this phone has a 16MP camera shooter. On the front, there’s a dual-selfie shooter with one camera of 16MP and the other of 8MP. Samsung has inserted a 3000 mAh battery inside this phone. It runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box. Galaxy A8 2018 will definitely get the Android Oreo update as well in near future. For now, the users have to stick with what they are getting in the stock form.
It isn’t been long since this phone hit the markets. The phone has been blessed by a TWRP recovery and already rooted as well. If you have got this phone already or you are planning to get it, you may feel happy to know that you can unleash its real power immediately. The TWRP recovery will let you flash custom ROMs, SuperSU, Magisk, and other .zip files. You can install the Xposed Framework to unlock the maximum potential of your new phone. TWRP will also enable you to wipe the Dalvik Cache and other partitions of your new A8 2018. Another use of TWRP is to be able to backup all the partitions one by one. On the other hand, the root access will let you load new features on your phone with the help of root-specific applications.
Rooting the phone and installing TWRP is not recommended by the smartphone manufacturers. It’s something that only the Android power users do to add more features to their phones or to simply boost up the performance and battery life. Rooting and Flashing processes void the warranty of a phone. If you are going to install the TWRP and root the phone right now, we would like to tell you that you are going to do it at your own risk. The method given below will work flawlessly to the best of my knowledge. In case something goes wrong, the TWRP recovery developer or TechBeasts may not be held responsible.
Install TWRP and Root Galaxy A8 2018 A530F
- TWRP recovery and root files will work for the Galaxy A8 2018 A530F. 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:
- 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 A8 2018 A530F: twrp_3.2.1-1_sm-a530f_210117
- Also, download Magisk.zip and DM-Verity file and copy these files to an external SD card or a USB OTG.
How To Install TWRP Custom Recovery on Galaxy A8 2018
- Open Odin3.exe file from the extracted Odin files that you downloaded above.
- Put your Galaxy A8 A530F in download mode now. To do so, turn off your phone first. Now turn it on by pressing and holding Volume Down + Power + Volume Up. 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 + 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 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.
- 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 Magisk.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 have the files, tap “Install > locate the Magisk.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 into the 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
Let me know if I can help you guys any further. That’s all for now.