The Android operating system is based on the Linux kernel. Linux is an open source operating system that is a well-known name for desktop environments. Android is similar in the sense that it too is based on open source software which means any developer can take the source code and play with it to create new things. There are two main ways developers choose to change what the current Android software and operating system can do. One of them is by installing a custom ROM, and the other is by installing root apps. The root apps are what you can install once you are in control of the root user account which is what happens what you get root access with a guide such as this one.
- You need to have the Samsung Galaxy A7 smartphone that comes with the SM-A710F model number to use this guide. Any of the other model numbers in the Samsung Galaxy A7 range (or any other range for that matter) get bricked if you flash the rooting file in this guide. Each version of the CF-Auto-Root tool is only made for one model number.
- You need to have a computer that runs on a version of the Windows operating system if you are to flash the rooting file in this guide. The reason being that Odin—the flashing tool being used—is only available to run on Windows and there is no other way to flash the file.
BEFORE WE BEGIN
- Chainfire was running on the MMB29K.A710FXXU1BPG5 firmware build number when the version of the CF-Auto-Root tool that you will find in this guide was developed. He does not suggest that you need to be running on the same firmware as him when you follow the rooting guide.
- Unlock the Developer Options menu on the Samsung Galaxy A7 SM-A710F smartphone and then enable the USB Debugging Mode, so the Android software does allow changes to be made to it.
- Install the Samsung USB Drivers on the Windows operating system if your version of Windows does not have them already.
HOW TO ROOT SAMSUNG GALAXY A7 SM-A710F RUNNING ANDROID 6.0.1 MARSHMALLOW UPDATES
- Download the CF-Auto-Root tool for the Samsung Galaxy A7 SM-A710F running on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.
- Extract the rooting file to the Downloads folder and the flashable version of the rooting file and the Odin flashing tool executable.
- Boot the Samsung Galaxy A7 SM-A710F smartphone into the Download Mode and connect it to the computer with the USB cable.
- Run the Odin flashing tool executable file which is in the Downloads folder and then check that the ID: COM port lights up a blue or yellow color.
- Don’t make changes from the default settings that the Odin flashing tool user interface has already which you can find from the Odin Options tab next to the Log.
- Click on the AP button and then navigate through to the Downloads folder and then upload the rooting file to Odin.
- Click on the Start button and then the rooting of the Samsung Galaxy A7 SM-A710F smartphone begins.
- Wait until the pass message shows up from the Odin user interface before disconnecting.
In conclusion, that is how to root Samsung Galaxy A7 SM-A710F smartphones running on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow updates by flashing Chainfire’s one-click rooting tool—CF-Auto-Root. The smartphone reboots back into the normal mode now and then you get a new app which is the SuperSU. You can enter the SuperSU app and check out the settings, but none of them need adjusting before you can use the device as the root user. The CF-Auto-Root tool installed and enabled it completely already, so the smartphone is ready to run the root apps. All you need to do is find and install them, and when you go to open them, a message appears on the smartphone’s display.