How to root Galaxy A7 SM-A700FD Android 5.0.2 Lollipop

Follow the step-by-step tutorial and learn how to root Galaxy A7 700FD Android 5.0.2 Lollipop.

Samsung has recently released Android update with minor security updates and bug fixes with performance improvement. If you’ve installed the recent update and looking for gaining root access on the Galaxy A7 here is the tutorial to follow by the recognized, Xda developer Chainfire. This method is based on CF-auto root which voids phone warranty and trips Samsung Knox counter.


Guidelines and Requirements:

  • Samsung Galaxy A7 SM-A7ooFD with USB cable.
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  • Make sure that you’ve installed USB drivers on your PC. If Samsung Kies is installed.
  • Go to Phone Settings>Developers Options and Enable USB debugging.
  • Before starting the rooting procedure check that you’ve got enough battery charge on your phone, at least 50% is recommended.

Root Samsung Galaxy A7 SM-A700FD

Step 1: First of all, extract the cf auto root file to a new folder on your desktop.

Step 2: Turn off your phone and Reboot it into Download Mode, Press and hold down the Volume Down+Home+Power buttons simultaneously till you see a warning on your screen. Further hit the Volume Up button to continue.

Step 3: Run Odin3-v3.09 from the unzipped folder.

Step 4: While in download mode connect your phone to PC via the USB cable. At this stage, make sure that Odin has recognized your device. If not reinstall the drivers and try again. Once detected, you’ll notice the Added!! in the message section.

Step 5: Only check Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options and rest leave the default settings in Odin.

Step 6: At last you’re one step away to root your phone. Click the PDA button and select the CF-Rooted kernel tar.md5 file from the folder you’ve earlier unzipped. Further hit the START button to flash the CF-Root on Galaxy A7.

Step 7: Wait for Odin to complete the flashing process, once it is done, it will notify you via the PASS!! message in Odin screen and at this point your phone will automatically reboots.

Step 8: When your phone boots normally, Open the app drawer and see that SuperSU has been installed. To verify root access, Open Google Play Store app on your phone and install “Root Checker“. Once installed run to make sure your phone is rooted.

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