The root user account is something that always exists within the Android operating system that is running on the Samsung Galaxy A7 smartphone. The problem for people who want to be using it is that it has been intentionally locked way so they cannot use it. The reasons for Android locking the root user account vary, but one of the main ones is that it restricts the movement applications can have, and that makes the device more secure if you were to download something nasty like malware as an app. The reason phone carrier networks and manufacturers enjoy a locked operating system is a bit different. They enjoy it because it allows them to lock apps so you cannot remove them by hiding them in the system partition.
The only way you can delete the system apps from the Samsung Galaxy A7 smartphone is by rooting the device which means getting access to that root user account we mentioned in the beginning. Taking control of the root user account also allows you to do much more such as install any of the apps that need root access before they can run. These root apps are not just about fun and games either. They also help you with many practical things like making the battery last longer, giving the smartphone more features and features that you find useful that were not included in the stock Android and even get the chance to change things like the frequency of the CPU.
Details We Should Know
- Chainfire was running on the MMB29K.A710SKSU1BPH2 firmware build number when he developed the particular version of the CF-Auto-Root tool that is available in this guide. Him giving you that information does not suggest that you need to be running on the same firmware that he was running. It just means you can use that information as an indicator if it becomes relevant at all.
- You need to have the Samsung Galaxy A7 smartphone that comes with the SM-A710S model number if you are going to flash the version of the rooting tool that is available in this guide. This point is important because flashing the wrong version of the tool on the wrong model number can mean that the device is bricked and will never be unbricked again until you flash the stock ROM. If you do find yourself in that situations, you can grab the stock ROM from the Sam Mobile website as it is one of the most reliable sources out there online to download the official Samsung stock ROMs a.k.a firmware.
- You need to have a computer that is running the Windows operating system if you are going to get the flashing tool running without any assistance. The CF-Auto-Root tool is an Odin flashable file and the Odin only runs on the Windows operating system. Setting up a virtual machine to run Windows for Odin apparently is not a good idea.
- Chainfire has created a thread on the XDA-Developers forum for the CF-Auto-Root tool, and it is a place where anyone can leave a message requesting for him to create a working rooting method for other devices that don’t have one from his repository page. It is also where you should leave messages to let him know that a version of the CF-Auto-Root tool needs updating. One of the obvious signs that a version of the CF-Auto-Root tool needs updating is if you flash the file and your smartphone does not boot up after the flashing. You need to let him know about it and leave the recovery image file from the new firmware that is creating the problem in the message to the CF-Auto-Root tool thread for hi mot use to update the file, so it starts working again.
Files We Need
- Download the CF-Auto-Root tool for the Samsung Galaxy A7 SM-A710S smartphone running on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.
- Download the Samsung USB Drivers for the Windows operating system.
Rooting the Samsung Galaxy A7 SM-A710S smartphone running on the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow software updates using CF-Auto-Root
- Unlock the Developer Options menu on the Samsung Galaxy A7 smartphone if it is not already unlocked already so that you can make some changes to its settings.
- Enable the USB Debugging Mode from the Samsung Galaxy A7’s Developer Options menu so you can make changes to the Android software.
- Install the Samsung USB Drivers on the computer so the flashing tool you are using to flash the rooting file can detect the Samsung Galaxy A7 smartphone and thus allow for the flashing to occur.
- Extract the rooting file to the Downloads folder on the Windows PC, and you then get the Odin flashing tool executable file and the flashable version of the rooting file available to use.
- Run the Odin flashing tool app now from the Downloads folder and the user interface of the flashing tool you are using opens up.
- Boot the Samsung Galaxy A7 SM-A710S smartphone into the Download Mode and when it is in the Download Mode, and you have the Android robot on the screen, connect it to the computer with the USB cable that you use for charging up the battery.
- Doing so results in a blue or yellow ID: COM port showing up from the Odin user interface and an added message appearing in the Odin Log entry if the Samsung USB Drivers that you installed earlier are working.
- Do not make any changes from the default settings that are available from the Odin Options or else you might end up wiping some data.
- Click on the AP button and then navigate to the Downloads folder and then choose the flashable rooting file with the MD5 extension to upload to the Odin application.
- Once you can see the file extension next to the AP areas in Odin, click on the Start button and then the rooting of the Samsung Galaxy A7 SM-A710S smartphone begins.
- Have a read of all of the information that is rolling down the display of the Samsung Galaxy A7 smartphone, so you can see what is happening and what to expect.
- Keep waiting until the smartphone screen says it is going to reboot in ten seconds and then wait for the Odin app to a green pass message in the corner. That is when you know you can unplug from the computer.
In conclusion, that is how to root the Samsung Galaxy A7 SM-A710S smartphone using the systemless root version of the CF-Auto-Root tool when the smartphone is running on the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow software updates. The one-click rooting tool has just installed a modified cache and recovery that then allowed the SuperSU to be correctly installed and enabled on the smartphone. The result is the same SuperSU that you normally have sitting in your app drawer when flashing it from a custom recovery image is now sitting in the app drawer again, and it is going to allow the rooting permissions the root apps need upon request.