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Root Galaxy A3, Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7 (2017 edition)

Root Galaxy A3, Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7

The Galaxy A3, A5 and A7 have recently received the Android Oreo update. If you have recently installed Oreo stock firmware, you will also have lost the root privileges you had made on your device. In this guide we will see how we can obtain i root permissions on the Samsung Galaxy A3, A5 and the Galaxy A7 (2017 Edition) with model number SM-A320FL / A520F / A520K / A520L / A520S / A520W / A720F / A720S.

Root permissions Galaxy A3, Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7 (2017 edition)

The Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 and Galaxy A7 2017 are not exactly new devices. Therefore, the methods for rooting devices have been around for quite some time. While Samsung is not known for the timely update of its devices, if you received an update on your Samsung device after December 2017 you may know the problemOnly officially released binaries can be viewed". Both the Galaxy A3 2017, Galaxy A5 2017 and Galaxy A7 2017 have received these security updates and therefore root permissions cannot be obtained using traditional methods. Fortunately for the owners of these devices, some developers have found a way around the problem by allowing TWRP to be installed and redirecting the devices again.

To summarize the problem, Samsung has introduced new support in Download mode. This support related to the anti-theft protection that Samsung has included in its latest firmware. The device stores your Google account information in a separate FRP partition on the device. In the event that the device is stolen, the thief can always delete the device and then use it with his own account. Not in case you have a Samsung device with the latest firmware. Because the device has your account information on a separate partition. The device will not allow the thief to use the device without accessing the Google account. The way to get around this protection would be to install a custom binary, remove the FRP partition or install a custom ROM.

Thanks to the new support for, this is not possible. Receive the message "Only officially released binaries can be viewed". If you are the owner of the device, you can surely ignore it. This means that you can install a custom recovery and even root your Galaxy A3 2017, Galaxy A5 2017 and / or Galaxy A7 2017.

Warnings

Installing a custom recovery on the device requires unlocking the bootloader that invalidates the warranty. If you're reading this guide, you've probably already decided. We can assure you that the following method has been successfully tested and that it works perfectly. What we cannot assure you that everything you do (even if you follow this guide exactly) will produce the desired result. That is to say, there is always the risk that something may go wrong.

Requirements

  • A version of Samsung Galaxy A3 2017 (A320FL), Galaxy A5 2017 (A520F / A520K / A520L / A520S / A520W) or Galaxy A7 2017 (A720F / A720S) with the bootloader unlocked.
  • A Windows computer with ADB and fastboot installed and configured. You can follow this guide to install ADB and fastboot on the Windows PC (install minimal ADB and Fastboot).
  • You'll also need to install the latest Samsung USB drivers to make things work.
  • Enable USB debugging and OEM Unlock on your Galaxy. To do it go up Settings> Phone info> Software information.
  • Now touch the build number 7 times until a welcome message is displayed "Developer option activated". Go back to Settings and you should see the Developer Options listed below. Touch it and enable it OEM release is USB debugging. In the event that you do not see an OEM unlock option here, there is currently no solution, so you will only have to wait until it is there.
  • Make sure your Galaxy device has at least 50% of the battery.
  • This process will erase all user data, including all items in the internal memory. Make sure you have a backup before you begin.

Download

Install TWRP Recovery

  • Turn off your Samsung Galaxy device.
  • Press and hold the buttons Volume down + Home + Turn on until you see the text on the screen. Awards Volume up to access the download mode.
  • Starts Odin on your PC. If you don't already have it, download it from the link above and extract the zip.
  • Connect your device to the PC with a USB cable. When your device is detected, you will see it displayed Added !! The door ID: COM it should turn blue. If this does not happen, you may need to check the USB drivers or cable.
  • On Odin disables everything except F.Reset Time in the tab Options. Especially make sure that Auto Reboot is not selected.

Odin Options

  • Click on the button AP and select the downloaded TWRP image file: TWRP-3.2.3-0-a3y17lte.img.tar (for Galaxy A3) TWRP-3.2.3-1-a5y17lte.img.tar (for the Galaxy A5) or TWRP-3.2.3-0-a7y17lte.img.tar (for the Galaxy A7).

Odin 3

  • Click on the button Start down. Once the process is complete, the message will be displayed PASS! on Odin.

Your device will not automatically reboot as we have disabled the option Automatic restart. Now follow the instructions provided below. NOT let your device start because we'll block it and you'll have to repeat everything from the first step.

Root Samsung Galaxy A3, Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7 (2017 edition) with Nougat and Oreo

  • Disconnect your device from the PC and press and hold the keys Volume down + Ignition. As soon as the device turns off, press and hold the buttons Volume up + Home + Turn on to start the device in TWRP Recovery.
  • Scroll to allow changes if requested and select Clear from the main menu TWRP. Then select Data format and type S.
  • Return to the TWRP menu and select Restart> Restore. This will restart the device in TWRP again.
  • Download zip files Disable No-Verity Encryption, Magisk is RMM-Bypass and transfer them to an external microSD card or USB OTG. Insert the microSD or USB OTG card into the Galaxy phone.
  • From the TWRP menu, select Install, then select RMM Bypass.
  • Once the flash is complete, return to the TWRP main menu and flash DM Verity disabler alike. We will disable encryption of the data partition.
  • When you do, flash them Magisk to root the device.
  • After Magisk has been flashed, select Reboot system.

When the device starts, it turns off Report diagnostic info in Settings> Privacy and security.