Rooting the Samsung Galaxy A7 smartphone is now easily achieved by using the CF-Auto-Root tool. Chainfire does a pretty good job of creating a rooting tool for every Samsung device that is worth owning and the A7 is one of those devices that comfortably makes the list. The Samsung Galaxy Alpha is the best smartphone to own starting with A and then the A7 tops the list of the best of the rest and is technically the leading device spec-wise in the A-series since the Samsung Galaxy Alpha is on its own.
One of the applications you can install the Samsung Galaxy A7 device after you finish rooting it is the ROM Toolbox put together by J. Rummy. It’s not every day that you get to know a developer by the name of a root application, but since the ROM Toolbox has been coming to us for so long, J. Rummy is now one of those names most people already know. There was a phase long ago where many apps came out onto the market as all-in-one solutions and the ROM Toolbox is one of them. The difference is that not many of the others are still around today and proved to be anywhere near as useful as the ROM Toolbox.
With the ROM Toolbox application by J. Rummy, we can uninstall system apps (remove bloatware), use a built-in file browser and take NANDroid backups. As you can understand, the ROM Toolbox gives you things that you would have to go to great lengths to install otherwise. The NANDroid Backup feature is usually one we find from a custom recovery user interface such as the TWRP Recovery.
Files You Need
- Download the new CF-Auto-Root file that roots the A7 SM-A700F on Android 5.0.2 Lollipop from here.
- You do not need to be running any particular firmware to use this guide. It will work for any firmware for any region that is based on Android 5.0.2 Lollipop. You can check what software your Samsung Galaxy A7 device is running by scrolling to the Settings > About Device > Android version.
Rooting the Samsung Galaxy A7 SM-A700F running on the Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update
- Enable the USB Debugging Mode from the Settings on the Samsung Galaxy A7 smartphone so it can easily connect to the computer and use the flashing tool.
- Extract the CF-Auto-Root tool to the desktop of the computer and you will get two files: the Odin flashing executable and the rooting tar.md5 file.
- Right-click the mouse on the Odin application and choose to run it as the administrator.
- Wait until the Odin application opens on the desktop or open it yourself if it doesn’t open.
- Leave all of the default settings as they are from the main Odin application user-interface.
- Turn off the Samsung Galaxy A7 smartphone by long-pressing the Power button for about 10 seconds or by choosing the option to switch it off from the Device Options menu.
- Boot the Samsung Galaxy A7 SM-A700F device to download mode and then connect it to the computer using the USB cable.
- Wait for about five seconds and then look at the Odin application for a blue or yellow box along with the word “added” letting you know that it has detected your Samsung Galaxy A7 smartphone. Anyone without a detected A7 smartphone will need to install the universal Windows ADB driver on the computer and try again.
- Click the AP button from the main user-interface of the Odin application and then browse the desktop for the rooting file ending with tar.md5 in the extension.
- Upload the file to the Odin application after you find it on the desktop.
- Click the Start button when you are ready for the rooting.
- Wait until your device says it is about to restore the stock recovery, clean up and then reboot in 10 seconds. You should also notice the pass message from the Odin message box.
- The Samsung Galaxy A7 smartphone is now going to boot into recovery mode where it will apply and enable the SuperSU application. You must get in the recovery mode for it to work. You don’t have to do anything for the recovery mode because your rooting tool is automatically going to do it for you.
In conclusion, that’s how to root the Samsung Galaxy A7 SM-A700F smartphone running on the Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update. Any A7 handset that did not get to recovery mode will not be rooted. Apply the flashing again and as soon as the flashing stops, press the hardware button combination to boot the Samsung Galaxy A7 smartphone to recovery mode manually.