Many people are rooting the Samsung Galaxy A7 smartphone so they can flash files. If you are planning on doing the same thing with your newly rooted A7 handset, we recommend installing the Flashify application. With Flashify, you can queue up a bunch of files to flash from recovery without having to stick around and wait for one to finish before you load the next file. The aforesaid feature will flash zip files, boot images, recoveries, modifications, custom kernels and anything else you usually want to flash with a rooted Android.
Best yet, the Flashify application makes the rooting life a breeze for anyone who hasn’t done it before or still considers themselves an amateur in the customizing of Android scene. It’s also still widely regarded as a useful tool for the more experienced and advanced Android users too.
Files You Need
- Download the new CF-Auto-Root file for the Galaxy A7 SM-A700FD on Android 5.0.2 from here.
- Chainfire gives the build ID this rooting method is based on: LRX22G.A700FDXXU1BOK1 firmware. You do not need to be running that same firmware on your device. Use it as an indicator. The rooting file in this guide should work for all Samsung Galaxy A7’s with the model number SM-A700FD running on Android 5.0.2 Lollipop. You can check your Android version by scrolling to the Settings > About Device > Android Version.
Rooting the Samsung Galaxy A7 SM-A700FD running on the Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update
- Enable the USB Debugging Mode on the Galaxy A7 SM-A700FD smartphone so it can connect to the computer next during the guide.
- Extract the A7’s rooting file to the desktop of the computer and you will find the Odin flashing tool and the rooting tar.md5 file inside.
- Right-click the mouse on the Odin executable file and choose to run as an administrator from the menu.
- Once the Odin flashing tool opens on the desktop, do not make any changes from the default user settings.
- Turn off the Samsung Galaxy A7 smartphone and then boot it up again in download mode using the hardware button combination.
- Connect the Samsung Galaxy A7 smartphone to the computer with the USB cable.
- Wait until you can see the blue or yellow box light up and say that your device is added. Anyone without a color coming from the ID: COM port or the added message will need to install the universal Windows ADB driver and try again.
- Click the AP button from the Odin application.
- Upload the tar.md5 file for your A7 device from the desktop.
- Click the Start button and then wait until Odin gives you a pass message and then check the display of your smartphone for when it says it is about to reboot.
The Samsung Galaxy A7 smartphone will now reboot to recovery mode because that’s what it needs to do in order to successfully root your device. Once you get into recovery the SuperSU will be installed and officially enabled on your device. Feel free to reboot back to normal mode and then start using your device.
In conclusion, that’s how to root the Samsung Galaxy A7 smartphone with the SM-A700FD model number. Any smartphone that did not get into recovery mode can get there manually by using the hardware button combination for that. Apply it after the flashing completes.