If you or anyone you know has the Samsung Galaxy A8 smartphone and would like to do some developing on it then you have no choice but to become the root user. The person in control of the root user account has the same privileges as when you log int your Windows computers with the administrator’s account. It is then up to you what gets installed and uninstalled instead of being under the thumb of your manufacturer and carrier phone networks—or even Google.
The following lets you know how to become the root user on the Samsung Galaxy A8 SM-A800I smartphone when it is running on the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow software updates by using Chainfires’s one-click rooting tool dubbed CF-Auto-Root.
- You need to have the Samsung Galaxy A8 smartphone that comes with the SM-A800I model number to use this guide. Any of the other model numbers will get bricked by following this guide.
- You need a computer that is running on a version of the Windows operating system. It doesn’t matter which version as long as it is Windows XP or above.
BEFORE WE BEGIN
- Install the Samsung USB Drivers on the PC that you plan on using the guide so that the Samsung Galaxy A8 smartphone can get detected by the flashing tool that is going to be running on the PC.
- Unlock the Developer Options menu and enable the USB Debugging Mode on the Samsung Galaxy A8 smartphone so that the software that is running on the phone can allow having changes made to it.
- Chainfire lets it be known that he was running the MMB29K.A800IXXU2BPG7 firmware build number on the Samsung Galaxy A8 SM-A800I smartphone when he created the rooting method that is available in this guide. It does not mean you need the same firmware build number as him. All it means is that you can use that information as an indicator if you need it.
HOW TO ROOT SAMSUNG GALAXY A8 SM-A800I RUNNING ON ANDROID 6.0.1 MARSHMALLOW UPDATES WITH CF-AUTO-ROOT
- Download the CF-Auto-Root tool for the Samsung Galaxy A8 SM-A800I smartphone when it is running on the Android 6.0.1 marshmallow software updates.
- Open the Downloads folder to find your file that you just downloaded and then extract it to the same Downloads folder.
- Run the Odin flashing app that is available from the Downloads folder since you extracted the file in step above and the flashing tool user interface opens up on the computer.
- Boot the Samsung Galaxy A8 SM-A800I smartphone into the Download Mode and connect it to the computer with the USB cable.
- Check that Odin shows a blue or yellow ID: COM port before clicking on the AP button and selecting the rooting file that is available from the Downloads folder.
– the ID: COM port color is there to let you know that the Samsung USB Drivers that you installed earlier are working and the smartphone is connected correctly to the flashing tool.
- Click the Start button and the rooting of the Samsung Galaxy A8 SM-A800I begins.
- You know it is complete when you can see a new green box from Odin that gives you a pass message inside it.
In conclusion, that is how to root Samsung Galaxy A8 SM-A800I smartphones running on the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow software updates with the CF-Auto-Root one-click rooting tool by Chainfire. The result is you have the SuperSU installed on the phone now just like you would if you were to have flashed SuperSU from a custom recovery image. However, since this method doesn’t involve a custom recovery, it is only useful for the people who wanted to install root apps and not the people who planned on flashing a custom ROM or kernel.