You need to grant yourselves the access to the root user account on the Samsung Galaxy A7 smartphone if you are ever going to own the device truly.
It does not make much sense to buy a device if you are an advanced Android user and not have the chance to do whatever you want with it. After all, it was your money that you spent to buy the thing, and that means you should now have the chance to call the shots with it just like you would expect to be able to draw all over that t-shirt you bought from the retail store not so long ago.
However, in the world of smartphones and corporate greed, some corporations think they should have the right to make you look at whatever they want you to look at on the smartphone display—and that often means nothing more than making more money for themselves. They do this by forcing stock apps or system apps down your throat so that you cannot delete them in an incredibly unethical way.
The way the root user account works means that when you have access to the root user account, you can install and uninstall anything you want, including anything that it on the system partition. However, if your smartphone is not rooted, then you cannot get access to the system partition. The manufacturers and phone carrier networks do get access to the system partition, and that is where they hide their system apps (hence the name system partition). That is very annoying and if you do not want some of the apps that are on your smartphone when you but it then you should obviously have the chance to remove them. You can do that after you have rooted the device.
Details We Should Know
- Chainfire was running the MMB29K.A710LKLU1BPG1 firmware build number when the version of the CF-Auto-Root tool in this guide was developed. It does not suggest that it is the same firmware build number that you need to be on when you decide to go through with this guide and become the root user. It is just there for you to use as an indicator if it ever matters.
- The CF-Auto-Root can sometimes stop working if there is a new Android version with brings a new bootloader with it which is why we only write our guides based on the one Android version. Still, it is possible to find these issues in smaller updates and when that happens Chainfire needs to update the files before they can work again. To get him to know about it, you need to leave the recovery image file from the new firmware that is having the issues with the CF-Auto-Root tool thread on XDA-Developers. He sees your message and then uses the recovery image files to update the rooting file, so they start working again.
- You need to have a Windows computer if you are going to be able to use this guide. The Odin flashing applications is a Windows-based tool and does not run on other operating systems.
- You need the Samsung Galaxy A7 smartphone that comes with the SM-A710L model number to use this guide. Any other model number gets bricked when you flash the CF-Auto-Root file in this guide because they are only made for one model number each.
Files We Need
- Download the CF-Auto-Root tool for the Samsung Galaxy A7 SM-A710L running on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow software updates.
- Download the Samsung USB Drivers on the Windows computer.
Rooting the Samsung Galaxy A7 SM-A710L smartphone running on the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow software updates using the CF-Auto-Root tool
- Unlock the Developer Options menu on the Samsung Galaxy A7 SM-A710L smartphone so you can use the set of options that are available to developers inside it.
- Enable the USB Debugging Mode from the Developer Options menu so that the Android software allows you to make changes to it.
- Run the Samsung USB Drivers on the computer so that the Odin flashing tool can detect your device when you do end up connecting it to the computer with the USB cable.
- Extract the rooting file to the Downloads folder so you can use it and then you get to see the Odin flashing tool executable file and the flashable version of the CF-Auto-Root tool.
- Boot the Samsung Galaxy A7 SM-A710L smartphone into the Download Mode that is available on the device and then connect it to the computer with the USB cable once it is in the Download Mode.
- Run the Odin flashing tool now by clicking on the executable file after file to in the Downloads folder and then the flashing tool’s user interface opens on the computer.
- Don’t make any changes from the default settings that are available within the Odin flashing application.
- Click on the AP button from Odin and then navigate to the Downloads folder where you extracted the rooting file at the beginning of the guide and then pick out the MD5 rooting file to upload to the Odin app.
- Once you can see the rooting file extension next to the AP box in Odin, click on the Start button and the flashing tool will begin flashing that same rooting file onto the Samsung Galaxy A7 smartphone.
- Read the information that is now beginning to roll down the display of the Galaxy A7 smartphone that has been programmed by Chainfire to let you know what is happening during the rooting process. It also goes into some details about what you can expect, including some boot loops with this new systemless root version of the tool, but that is nothing to be alarmed about and is to be considered a regular part of the process. Just don’t disconnect it and wait it out instead.
- You know the rooting of the Samsung Galaxy A7 smartphone is complete when you get the green box showing up in the Odin app, and it has a pass message inside. At, this time, you are ready to unplug the phone from the computer and the USB cable.
In conclusion, that is how to root the Samsung Galaxy A7 SM-A710L smartphone running on the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow software updates by flashing the CF-Auto-Root tool by Chainfire. As we mentioned earlier, it is the systemless root version of the CF-Auto-Root tool, and that means that you full unroot the smartphone every time you take a factory reset now so make sure you remember that before applying a hard reset from your Recovery Mode. Everything else should be the same and the same amount of rooting applications still run on the smartphone as before.