How to root Samsung Galaxy Core LTE SM-G386F on Android 4.2.2 [Guide]

Samsung Galaxy Core LTEThese are the guidelines to root Samsung Galaxy Core LTE SM-G386F smartphones. If you do own the Core LTE with that same model number, you own a device with an advantage over many other Samsung devices. That is Samsung’s Knox security does not come on the device and therefore you cannot trip Knox by rooting. The advantage with that is you can unroot the Samsung Galaxy Core LTE with model number SM-G386F and send it away for free repairs again if the agreed warranty period is not yet over.


  • The following guide is made only for the Samsung Galaxy Core LTE SM-G386F running Android 4.2.2. That should be all of you since there is no later official software release for your device.


  • Download the Samsung USB Drivers for mobile phones from Samsung official website, or by clicking through to our USB drivers page here. Both will give you the same link.
  • Download the drivers to the Windows PC. With that said, you must have a Windows computer to use this tutorial. The reason being that Odin is only made to work for Windows operating systems, just like so many tools are for Android devices.
  • Enable the USB Debugging Mode so you can connect the Samsung smartphone to the computer successfully. You can find that option by heading to the Settings > Developer Options > USB Debugging Mode. Now just tap over the box so it has a check-mark and exit the Developer Options. It will remember your settings automatically.


  1. Download the rooting package you need from this link.
  2. Download the Odin flashing tool for Windows PCs from this link.
  3. Download both the Odin and rooting files so you have them on the desktop.
  4. Right-click over each of the files and select the ‘extract here’ option.
  5. Double-click the Odin file and run the tool.
  6. Hold down the Power button until your device is off.
  7. Reboot the Samsung Galaxy Core LTE to download mode.
  8. Connect the Samsung Galaxy core LTE to the computer using the USB cable that it comes with out of the box.
  9. You should see the ID: COM port in Odin change color to let you know that the device is detected. Those without any detection should download the drivers from the link given above, or reboot the computer if you are sure you have the drivers already.
  10. Now click the PDA/AP button and browse the desktop for the firmware file you extracted there earlier.
  11. Check the boxes for Auto reboot and F Reset Time.
  12. Make sure that the re-partition box is left empty.
  13. Click the Start button and wait for Odin to hack open the root file system on your device.
  14. The handset will reboot when Odin is done. Likewise, Odin will give you a pass message on the tools display.

Once it’s done, you can unplug from the computer and enjoy your rooted device.

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