Even though rooting the Android operating system that is running on the Samsung Galaxy A7 smartphone has developed somewhat of a bad reputation, it is important to know what the facts are before having your opinion. The truth is the matter is that rooting the Android operating system is legal and it is illegal for corporations not to look at your device under warranty just because it is rooted. Knowing the warranty news, it is hard to argue that rooting is a bad thing.
Anyone who has an interest in developing the operating system needs to get access to the lower levels of the operating system. These lower levels are blocked off by default because Android prefers keeping people as safe as possible even if it means taking away what should be a fundamental right to have over your device.
Applications are always at the forefront of anything that happens on a mobile operating system, and we predict it to stay that way for a long time. You should eventually begin to see glass tables in your homes getting replaced with central hubs to the home that allow you to touch the glass and do things with the help of apps. If you want to turn on a light, you will be able to find an app that helps you with that job and so forth.
There are millions of applications out there for you to install on the Android operating system. Most of those can run on your device the way it is now and you do not need to worry about rooting. Other apps require root access on the device before they can open and there are features included in other apps that do not work without root access. The reason why that is is that the root apps need more permissions and access to the lower levels of the operating system. Android blocks off access to the lower levels as part of its security. By blocking off access to the root user account, it means you can install malware, and that malware is confined to its app prison and cannot move. That means inexperienced users can install malware all day long and it never matters. However, if malware gets installed on a device that has access to the root user account, it makes it possible for that malware to jump out of its prison and move around the operating system.
Knowing, that it always makes sense to block off the root user account for everybody and just allow the ones who want to have access to the root file system the chance to do that which is what you get here with one of our guides. With just a little bit of work, you can get that access to the root user account that you always wanted.
Details We Should Know
- Chainfire was running the MMB29K.A710MUBU1BPH1 firmware build number on the Samsung Galaxy A7 SM-A710M smartphone when the version of the rooting tool that is available in this guide was created. By him telling you that information it is not suggesting you need to run the same firmware. He is giving you that firmware build number so you and use it as an indicator.
- There is an official CF-Auto-Root tool thread that is set up over at the XDA-Developer website by Chainfire himself that you can leave messages on if you ever need it. That thread is ideal for anyone who wants to request new devices to have CF-Auto-Root tools and it is also perfect for letting Chainfire know an existing file needs updating. Typically speaking you know a file needs updating if you flash it and the smartphone or tablet does not boot afterward. Your messages need to contain the recovery image file found in the firmware that you are running. He uses that file for updating the rooting file.
- You need to have the Samsung Galaxy A7 smartphone that comes with the SM-A710M model number to be able to use this guide. If you try flashing the rooting file that is available in this guide on any of the other model numbered variants of the Samsung Galaxy A7 smartphone it would end up getting bricked.
- You need to have a computer that runs on any version of the Windows operating systems by Microsoft. Any of the other operating systems are not able to root using this guide because the CF-Auto-Root tool is only flashable by using the Odin flashing tool.
Files We Need
- Download the CF-Auto-Root tool for the Samsung Galaxy A7 SM-A710M smartphone running on the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow software updates.
- Download the Samsung USB Drivers for the Windows computer.
Rooting the Samsung Galaxy A7 SM-A710M smartphone running on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow using the CF-Auto-Root
- Unlock the Developer Options menu on the Samsung Galaxy A7 SM-A710M smartphone, so the developing menu is then available to you to use.
- Enable the USB Debugging Mode on the Samsung Galaxy A7 SM-A710M smartphone so you can change the Android software later in the guide when you try to root the device.
- Extract the rooting file to the Downloads folder on the computer, and then you get the flashing app and the rooting file available in the Downloads folder for you to use.
- Install the Samsung USB Drivers on the computer so that when you connect the Samsung Galaxy A7 smartphone to the computer with the USB cable, it is then able to connect to the flashing tool.
- Boot the Samsung Galaxy A7 SM-A710M smartphone in its Download Mode and connect the phone to the computer with the USB cable.
- Run the Odin flashing tool application that is available from the Downloads folder.
- Check you get a color coming from the ID: COM port and the added message from the Log so you know the Samsung USB Drivers that you installed are working and the device is ready for the flashing.
- Click on the AP button that is on the Odin user interface and then navigate to the Downloads folder where you need to click then on the rooting file and upload it to the Odin.
- When you see the rooting file extension in Odin, click on the Start button from Odin and the rooting of the Samsung Galaxy A7 smartphone begins.
- Do not make any changes from the default settings that are available from the Odin options box.
- Read the notes that are now rolling down the display of the Samsung Galaxy A7 smartphone because Chainfire has programmed them to let you now what is happening in this new systemless root version of the CF-Auto-Root tool.
- Wait until the smartphone’s screen shows that it is about to reboot in ten seconds.
- Check that Odin then shows a pass message from the user interface before unplugging from the computer.
In conclusion, that is all you need to root Samsung Galaxy A7 SM-A710M smartphones when they are running on the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow software updates by flashing the systemless root CF-Auto-Root tool version by Chainfire. The version here doesn’t run through the system partition anymore. There is no difference in the amount of root apps that you can run now in comparison to last time, but you do get the chance to unroot differently by taking a factory reset from the Recovery Mode now. Everything else is the same, including the other two options for unrooting: from the SuperSU app if you find the full unroot button inside and by flashing the right stock ROM on it using the same Odin flashing tool.