How to root Samsung Galaxy A6 2016 SM-A510Y on Android 6.0.1 with CF-Auto-Root [Guide]

samsung-galaxy-a6-2016Gaining control over the root user account on the Samsung Galaxy A6 smartphone is going to give more opportunities to do what you want to do on the Android operating system. Android is an OS that runs predominantly on mobile devices, and applications are the cornerstone of a mobile OS. Without apps, we would not ever do anything because there would be no way to do them. Many people think of gaming when they think of apps, but in fact, gaming only plays a small part of what apps are about. There are thousands of apps that people use for practical purposes that need root access before they run on your smartphone. Some of those can help make the battery last longer, while others can give you the chance to build on the existing features that you have with Android already like the automation experience you get when you install the Tasker app.


  • You need to have the Samsung Galaxy A6 2016 smartphone that comes with the SM-A510Y model number to use this guide. A different model number is going to get bricked if you flash the rooting file in this guide because the CF-Auto-Root tool versions are only ever made for one model number each.
  • You need to have a computer that is running on a version of the Windows operating system to use this guide because the Odin flashing tool only runs if you are running it on the Windows OS. Moreover, it is not advised to setup a virtual machine and try running it from a Mac or Linux machine because it does not work and can create problems.


  • Chainfire had the MMB29K.A510YDOU2BPF3 firmware build number running on the Samsung Galaxy A6 2016 SM-A510Y smartphone when the version of the CF-Auto-Root tool that is available in this guide was developed. By giving you the information of the firmware he was running, it does not suggest that you need to be running on the same. It is there so you can potentially use it as an indicator of it ever becomes relevant.
  • You need to have the Samsung USB Drivers installed on the Windows computer before going ahead with the guide or else the flashing tool you are using to flash the rooting app is not able to detect your device and allow for the flashing.
  • The Developer Options needs unlocking on the Samsung Galaxy A6 smartphone so that you can then enable the USB Debugging Mode from its settings and thus allow for some changes to be made to the Android operating system which is a requirement if you are going to get the rooting file to flash on your phone.


  1. Download the CF-Auto-Root tool for the Samsung Galaxy A6 2016 SM-A510Y smartphone running Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.
  2. Extract the rooting file to the Downloads folder and then run the Odin flashing tool executable file that is available in the Downloads folder.
  3. Boot the Samsung Galaxy A6 2016 SM-A510Y smartphone into the Download Mode and connect it to the computer with the USB cable.
  4. Check that Odin shows an added message from the Log and a blue or yellow color coming from the ID: COM port which are both good signs that your Samsung USB Drivers are working and the device can flash the rooting file.
  5. Click on the AP button from Odin and then browse through to the Downloads folder and select the rooting MD5 =file that is there.
  6. Once you see the rooting file extension loaded in Odin from its user interface, click on the Start button and the rooting of the Samsung Galaxy A6 2016 SM-A510Y smartphone begins.

In conclusion, that is everything you need to root Samsung Galaxy A6 2016 SM-A510Y smartphones running on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow updates by using the most popular one-click rooting tool available for Samsung devices, CF-Auto-Root. The CF-Auto-Root tool has just managed to get a modified cache and recovery installed on the phone and then that created the chance to install and enable the SuperSU. You can see the SuperSU from the app drawer as soon as the Samsung Galaxy A6 smartphone reboots back into the normal mode. That SuperSU is the same version of the SuperSU that people would have flashed from a custom recovery image when running on the same Android 6.0.1. It is called the systemless root version of SuperSU because it no longer goes through the system partition. It means that each time you apply a hard reset now the device is going to be fully unrooted whereas before you needed to flash the stock ROM or enter the SuperSU app and press the button for the full unroot option.

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