The Samsung Galaxy A7 is the master phone in the Alpha series. Unluckily, it was somehow the last to have a rooting method made for it by popular developer, Chainfire. If you do want root access to take control of your A700 device to the fullest, you can now achieve that by following the steps below.
While Chainfire’s tools are some of the easiest around the web to use, each model number comes with a specific file. That’s why you must only flash the file below on the Samsung Galaxy A7 SM-A7000 smartphone and no other model.
The file we have for you today works for the Android 4.4.4 KitKat software update, which is the same software this device comes with out of the box. We cannot predict whether this file will work for future software updates such as the Android 5.0 Lollipop because it’s possible Google patch the current exploit and another one must be found by Chainfire.
BEFORE WE BEGIN
- You should download the Samsung USB Drivers from here. Make sure you restart the computer before expecting the drivers to work.
- You must visit the Developer Options and enable the USB Debugging Mode. Settings > Developer Options > USB Debugging will take you there on the phone.
- You probably won’t lose data but we recommend you take the time to back up the phone’s data like the phone contacts and other important data you don’t want to risk.
- Apply the following guide does void the warranty. You must unroot by using a third-party app from Google Play or flash future software updates manually to try to unroot the device. Only then does the warranty work.
HOW TO ROOT THE SAMSUNG GALAXY A7 SM-A7000 IN ANDROID 4.4.4 KITKAT
- Download the CF-Auto-Root file from here.
- Download the Odin file here.
- You want to use the desktop of the Windows computer to download both the files.
- Extract the CF file and extract the Odin file.
- Double click the executable file inside the Odin package.
- Now you will see the program run on your computer. Leave it open until we come back to it.
- Start with the A7 A7000 smartphone off and reboot to Download Mode.
– press the Volume Down, Power and Home buttons together to boot into the Download Mode.
- Release the keys and press the Power button again when you get to the warning triangle.
- Now connect the A7 A7000 to the computer with the USB cable.
- Click the PDA button in Odin and search for the tar.md5 rooting file from the desktop.
- There’s no need to adjust any of the Odin default Settings.
- Leave the re-partition box left empty.
- Click the start button and the flashing will begin.
- Your device will automatically reboot because we have the Auto Reboot button inside Odin checked.
That’s it! Wait until the device reboots to take control with your Google account once again.