How to root Galaxy A7 A700FD on Android 5.0.2 (XXU1BOE6) [Guide]

Samsung Galaxy A7The  Samsung Galaxy A7 Duos LTE SM-A700FD Android 5.0.2 Lollipop software update is now up for grabs with the build number XXU1BOE6. All you need to do is look out for the official over the air notification, accept to download and install yours and it’s complete. Those with root access already should look for the same build number available manually as a file you can download direct to the Windows PC. From there, you can flash it through Odin. Now everybody with the Samsung Galaxy A7 A700FD has the latest Lollipop update running without root access, it’s time to gain those same rooting privileges back again. Here’s how:


  • Check that your version of Galaxy A7 is indeed the A700FD, as they can come in different model numbers. You can do that a few different ways, one of which is checking from the About Device menu available from the Settings.
  • The guide works for Lollipop versions up until XXU1BOE6 and could very well exceed that build number. However, we do not condone following this guide for future builds as we can in no way tell if it is safe to do so. The better option is to check your guides for the new firmware build.


  • Enable USB Debugging if you haven’t already. That’s easily done by pointing to Settings > Developer Options > USB Debugging. Sometimes people must unlock the Developer options menu. That too, is just as easy: Settings . About Device > tap where it says build number seven times.
  • Download the Samsung USB Drivers to the desktop of the Windows-based computer. If the guide isn’t working for you, try rebooting the computer — assuming you’ve installed the drivers already — and try the guide again. After rebooting the drivers will take effect and it should work the second time.


  1. Download the Odin flashing tool by Samsung here.
  2. Download the rooting tool you need here.
  3. Extract both packages to the desktop of the Windows computer. Do that by right-clicking the files and selecting “extract here”.
  4. Turn off the A7 smartphone by holding down Power for 10 seconds.
  5. Open the Odin tool so it’s waiting on the PC.
  6. Boot the A7 up in Download Mode by holding Volume Down + Power + Home.
  7. Connect the same A7 to the same Windows computer that has the files you downloaded above.
  8. Click the PDA button and browse for the rooting file (after extraction) which ends with tar.md5.
  9. Click the Start button and wait until the Odin tool says pass. Now the A7 handset will reboot and you can double check it’s working by installing the root checker app from Google Play.

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  1. Mathew

    Hello Usman,

    The build number you are mentioning is not the same build number in this guide. That’s probbaly your problem. Try flashing the same build number you see in the title on your device and then rooting that build number.

    You can download your firmware from Sam Mobile and flash it the same way you would this rooting file with Odin.


  2. Usman Jamil

    I have tried many of root methods for my Samasung A7-SM-A700FD build# LRX22G.A700FDXXU1BOK1 Android Version 5.0.2 Lollipop but failed, please help me out how can i root my mobile as i have mentioned all the details above. i really want to root so please let me know how can i.?
    I have also attached the screenshot for your info whenever i tried to root i received this message through every file every method. :(
    hope you will help me out for this.

  3. Mathew

    It might work or it might not. I am not able to tell at this stage, so I recommend downgrading to the build number given in the requirements and then root your device on that build number.

    If Google want to keep patching our exploit then we will just stop updating and force them to stop patching.

  4. Ziadmahmoud

    Hey you have uploaded awrong rooting file as it’s name is root a5lte not a7lte and with awrong build number so super su binary dont want to be updated on my a7lte plz reply i need root

  5. Fawzy

    I have A7 700fd and i can’t root it because of this knox thing i searched alot and i tried everything and i can’t rooted because the build is after may as i understood from what i searched any idea or can anyone help me root it please !! (Running 5.0.1 Russia kernel)