The Samsung Galaxy A3 is the cheaper device out of the A-Series, but that often means it’s the best to tinker with the OS. If you’ve already installed the latest Android 5.0.2 Lollipop software update, you might be looking to do just that with root access. Learn everything you need to know to root galaxy A3 A300F on Android 5.0.2 after the drop.
- The A3 from Sammy comes in a few different model numbers. You want to turn it on, head to the Settings, followed by About Device and check your model number matches up with the A300F mentioned in this post. The guide here isn’t for any other model number.
- You want to have installed the latest 5.0.2 Lollipop update before coming here. Haven’t seen any system notifications for updates recently? Head to the Settings > Software Updates > Check for updates and see if it’s waiting there for you.
- Don’t accept future OTA updates after you have root access. You want to follow a guide for unrooting your Galaxy A3 smartphone and then you can start accepting OTA notifications again. You can also install software updates (firmware files) manually through Odin with root access. It’s just the automatic updates you want to not accept even if you see the message.
BEFORE WE BEGIN
- Download the up-to-date Samsung USB Drivers for mobile phones from our page. Reboot that Windows computer you download them on and they will start working.
- Understand that the warranty is immediately void by following this guide. You will have to research how to get that back as each device is different.
- Head to the Settings > Developer Options and enable the USb Debugging Mode from the A3 smartphone. If you do not see Developer Options it probably needs unlocking. To unlock simply tap the build number seven times from the About Device menu.
HOW TO ROOT GALAXY A3 A300F ON ANDROID 5.0.2 LOLLIPOP
- Download the rooting package from here.
- Download the Odin version you want to use from here.
- Use the desktop of the Windows PC to download both of the aforementioned files above.
- Extract the files by right-clicking the mouse on the file and selecting the extraction option from the menu. Now you can use the contents inside.
- Completely power down the A3 smartphone by holding down the Power button and waiting until the screen switches off.
- Boot the A3 smartphone in Download Mode now by holding the Volume Down + Power + Home keys and waiting until the screen changes. You should see some writing and a warning triangle. It’s here you want to press the Volume Up key.
- Click the PDA button inside Odin and upload the rooting file (tar.md5 extension) from the file you have on the desktop.
- Click the Start button inside Odin and now wait until it flashes.
- It should reboot automatically because the Auto Reboot is automatically on inside Odin.
Now take control of your Google account once again and you can start using extra apps available from Google Play.