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How to root Galaxy A3 SM-A900F in Android 4.4.4 KitKat [Guide]

If you want to get the most out of your new smartphone in the Samsung Galaxy A3, you must open up the system internals away from the restrictions that are in Galaxy A3place no thanks to the manufacturers. They like keeping things under wraps for their own business. With that being said, there’s nothing illegal about opening the ports with root access so you can have more fun with your phone. Only then can you start thinking about installing a custom ROM and feasting your eyes on an OS that differs from the stock Android with Sammy’s bloatware on top.

REQUIREMENTS

The one thing you should understand before going any further is that this device is due for a future software update which Google could patch the current exploit. That’s why it’s important to follow the guide if you are running Android 4.4.4 KitKat only. Do not follow the guide if you are running Android 5.0 Lollipop in the future. You should use our search box for a new guide on that 5.0 + firmware.

BEFORE WE BEGIN

HOW TO ROOT THE SAMSUNG GALAXY A3 SM-A900F

  1. Download the rooting package from here [1].
  2. Down load the Odin version from here [2].
  3. Download both files to the desktop and extract them.
  4. Run the Odin tool so it’s working on the computer.
  5. Boot the A3 in Download Mode by pressing the Volume Down + Home + Power keys. Now press the Volume Up key when it gets to the warning screen.
  6. Connect the smartphone to the Windows computer with the USB cable.
  7. Do not touch any of the default settings inside Odin.
  8. make sure the re-partition box is left off.
  9. Now click the start button.
  10. Wait until Odin says pass or the ID: Com port changes to yellow.
  11. Disconnect the handset and you are ready to start flashing custom ROMs and download rooted applications from Google Play. Cheers!