There might be a few ways you can root the Samsung Galaxy A7 smartphones in the future so you can become the root user over the operating system and use it with lower level system access. The way you can do it now in this guide is by using the CF-Auto-Root tool by Chainfire.
If you have any experience with installing a custom recovery and then flashing SuperSU, you will already be familiar with how the CF-Auto-Root tool grants the rooting rights over the operating system. It does this by installing and enabling the SuperSU. The difference is when you flash CF-Auto-Root it installs a modified cache and recovery but then it removes them by the time it is finished, and that leaves you with the stock recovery and the SuperSU enabled. The other method of flashing SuperSU from a custom recovery keeps the custom recovery installed. If you do not have any need for a custom recovery, then you might even prefer using the CF-Auto-Root tool over that of a custom recovery and flashing SuperSU.
- You need to have the Samsung Galaxy A7 smartphone with the SM-A710L model number to use this guide. If you try flashing the version of the rooting file found in this guide on any of the other model number variants of the Samsung Galaxy A7 smartphone, it often bricks the device, and you need to install the stock ROM to get it working again.
- You need to have a computer that is running on a version of the Windows operating system to be able to flash the rooting file in this guide.
BEFORE WE BEGIN
- Install the Samsung USB Drivers on the computer that you plan on using in this guide or else the Odin flashing application is not able to pick up on your device when you try connecting it to the computer with the USB cable.
- Unlock the Developer Options menu on the Samsung Galaxy A7 SM-A710L smartphone and then enable the USB Debugging Mode from within the Developer Options menu, so the Android software that is running on your device allows for you to make changes to it when you run the rooting file.
HOW TO ROOT SAMSUNG GALAXY A7 SM-A710L RUNNING ANDROID 6.0.1 WITH CF-AUTO-ROOT
- Download the CF-Auto-Root tool for the Samsung Galaxy A7 SM-A710L running Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow updates.
- Extract the rooting file to the Downloads folder that is on the computer, and you then get to see the flashable version of the rooting file and the flashing tool executable file.
- Boot the Samsung Galaxy A7 SM-A710L smartphone into the Download Mode and connect it to the computer with the USB cable when done.
- Run the flashing tool from the Downloads folder and check that the user interface is showing a blue or yellow color coming from the ID: COM port.
- Click on the AP button from the Odin user interface and browse through to the Downloads folder and then navigate to the MD5 rooting file.
- Once you see the rooting file extension loaded next to the AP area in Odin, click on the Start button and the rooting of the Samsung Galaxy A7 SM-A710L smartphone begins.
In conclusion, that is how to root Samsung Galaxy A7 SM-A710L smartphones running on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow software updates using the CF-Auto-Root tool. The one-click rooting tool that you just used has installed and enabled the SuperSU on the device, and it means you can begin installing the root applications from The Google Play Store and other sources online.