The root user account is something that is always there with the Android operating system, but it is covered up so you can’t use it by default. When Android sells Android operating systems it wants people to be as safe as possible, and it does that by taking away certain permissions. Manufacturers and phone carrier networks are also more than happy to oblige with this because it allows them to install apps on the system partition which acts as the perfect way to force these apps on your device so you cannot uninstall them.
By becoming the root user you have all the privileged in the world and you can even uninstall any of the system apps that are on the device.
- You need to have the Samsung Galaxy A8 smartphone that comes with the SM-A800F model number or else you run the risk of bricking the phone.
- You need a computer that is running on a version of the Windows operating system to use this guide because of the Odin flashing tool being made for Windows only.
BEFORE WE BEGIN
- Chainfire had the MMB29K.A800FXXU1BPF5 firmware build number running on the Samsung Galaxy A8 SM-A800F smartphone when he developed the rooting tool available in this guide. It doesn’t suggest that you need to be running on the same firmware build number as him. He just gives you that information if you want to use it as an indicator.
- Install the Samsung USB Drivers on the computer that runs Windows before getting started with the guide. That way the Odin flashing tool will be able to detect your Samsung Galaxy A8 smartphone when you do connect it to the computer with the USB cable.
- Unlock the Developer Options on the Samsung Galaxy A8 SM-A800F phone and then enable the USB Debugging Mode so the Android software that is running on your smartphone won’t mind having changes made to it.
HOW TO ROOT SAMSUNG GALAXY A8 SM-A800F RUNNING ON ANDROID 6.0.1 MARSHMALLOW UPDATES WITH CF-AUTO-ROOT
- Download the CF-Auto-Root tool for the Samsung Galaxy A8 SM-A800F smartphone running Android 6.0.1 marshmallow.
- Open up the default folder location where your downloads end up (usually called the Download folder) to find the CF-Auto-Root tool there waiting.
- Extract the rooting file to the Downloads folder, and you get the rooting file that is the flashable version and the Odin flashing tool that you are using to flash the rooting file.
- Boot the Samsung Galaxy A8 SM-A800F smartphone into the Download Mode and then connect it to the computer with the USB cable.
- Run the Odin flashing tool app that is available from the Downloads folder so that the flashing tool opens and check that you get an added message from the Log entry and the ID: COM port is showing a blue or yellow color so that you know that the Samsung USB Driver have helped the Samsung Galaxy A8 smartphone connect to the flashing tool correctly.
- Click on the Start button, and the rooting of the Samsung Galaxy A8 smartphone begins.
- You know the rooting is complete when you get a green pass message available from the left side of the Odin user interface.
In conclusion, that is how to root Samsung Galaxy A8 SM-A800F smartphones running on the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow software updates by flashing the systemless root version of the CF-Auto-Root tool. The CF-Auto-Root tool installs and enabled the SuperSU on your phone just like a custom recovery installation of the SuperSU would too. The systemless root version of the app means that you can now unroot every time you take a hard reset.