How to Root Galaxy A8 (A800F) Running Android 5.1.1

Looking for Samsung Galaxy A8 (A800F) root? Today we’re going to show you how to root Samsung Galaxy A8 (A800F) running on Android 5.0.1 by Chainfire’s one click root method. So follow the step by step guide to gain root access on your device to achieve hundreds of tasks.


Requirements and Prerequisites:

  • This guide only works on Samsung Galaxy A8 (A800F) so don’t try it on any other model.
  • Backup all your important data as a precaution.
  • Download the CF-Root .zip package for Samsung Galaxy A8.
  • Download Odin3 for Windows and jOdin3 for Mac.
  • Ensure that you’ve installed Samsung USB Drivers on your PC.
  •  Enable USB debugging by taping on Settings>Developers Options and Enable USB debugging.
  • Charge your device upto 50%.

How to Root Galaxy A8 (A800F) Running Android 5.1.1

Step 1: First of all extract the CF-Root package that you’ve downloaded earlier.

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 from the unzipped folder.

Step 4: While in download mode connect your Galaxy A8 (A800F) 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 A8 (A800F).

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 you have installed the app, run to make sure your phone is rooted.

Congratulations!! You’ve now successfully Rooted Samsung Galaxy A8 (A800F). You’ve now full root access, you can install apps from Google Play Store which requires root access, flash custom recovery and you can also try Custom ROMs and Mods.


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