How to root Samsung Galaxy A7 SM-A700F on Android 6.0.1 with CF-Auto-Root [Guide]

sm-a700fMost people with the Samsung Galaxy A7 smartphones are wanting to use them with maximum privileges so they can be the ones in control of choosing what goes on the device and what is deleted. By default, nobody has the option to do those things, and the operating system comes locked which is a different kind of locked in comparison to the locked people know regarding the SIM card. Simply put, the root user can install thousands of more apps, and they can uninstall any of the apps that are already on the device too. Moreover, developers cannot do anything without root access because it does not give them enough permissions to make any changes.


  • You need to have the Samsung Galaxy A7 smartphone that comes with the SM-A700F model number to use this guide. Any of the other model numbers that might be available for the Samsung Galaxy A7 smartphone have a good chance of getting bricked when flashing this file.
  • You need to have a PC that runs on any of the Windows operating system ranging from Windows XP service pack 3 and up. It should continue to work for any future versions of the Windows operating systems also.


  • Chainfire lets it be known that he did have the MMB29K.A700FXXU2BPH2 firmware build number running on his Samsung Galaxy A7 SM-A700F smartphone when he came up with the working rooting method that is available in this guide. However, it does not mean you need the same firmware running on your smartphone. He just gives us that information so we can use it as an indicator if we need it later.
  • You need to have the Samsung USB Drivers installed on the Windows computer already before getting started with this guide. Those USB Drivers are what is going to allow the smartphone to get detected by the Odin flashing application which is what flashes the rooting file.
  • Your smartphone must have the Developer Options menu unlocked and the USB Debugging Mode enabled from that Developer Options menu or else it will not work. That USB Debugging Mode options from the Developer Options is what allows you to make changes to the Android software when you want to be doing developing work.


  1. Download the CF-Auto-Root tool for the Samsung Galaxy A7 SM-A700F smartphone running Android 6.0.1 marshmallow updates.
  2. Open the default location where you downloads end up which is the Download folder by default and then extract the rooting file to the Downloads folder.
  3. Doing so results in the rooting file that is the flashable version being available from the Downloads folder and the Odin flashing app being available there also.
  4. Run the Odin flashing tool executable file by clicking on it and then wait for the user interface to open on the computer.
  5. Boot the Samsung Galaxy A7 SM-A700F smartphone into the Download Mode and then connect it to the computer with the USB cable that is used for charging the battery.
  6. Notice if Odin shows a blue or yellow ID: COM port or not. You need to install the Samsung USB Drivers on the computer of that is not the case, and you know the smartphone is ready for the flashing if you can see it already.
  7. Click on the AP button that is there in the Odin user interface and click through to the Downloads folder where you extracted the rooting file earlier and select the flashable version of the rooting file to upload to this location in the Odin flashing tool.
  8. Click on the Start button without making any changes to the default settings you get from the Odin options and the rooting of the Samsung Galaxy A7 SM-A700F smartphone begins.
  9. Wait for the Odin user interface to light up with a green box that also has a pass message inside of it.

In conclusion, that is how to root Samsung Galaxy A7 SM-A700F smartphones running on the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow software updates by flashing the systemless root version of Chainfire’s CF-Auto-Root tool. You can begin installing any of the root apps—most of which are available from the Google Play Store.

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