How to Root Galaxy A8 SM- A800F/SM-A800I/SM-A800S on Marshmallow 6.0.1
September 16, 2016 by Android Custom ROM Fix™
Great News for Samsung Galaxy A8 Owners as the CF-Auto-Root method works well with the Galaxy A8 and is probably the most safest root method available. It fully supports Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow firmware and future firmwares as well since it is not firmware dependent.
Please check for the exact Samsung Galaxy A8 phone model that you have. You will be required to download the root package later in the post which would be different for every variant of the Samsung Galaxy A8, depending on your region of purchase. How to check phone model? Follow the quick easy steps given below.
Go to Settings on your phone
Scroll down till you see “About device” or “About phone” and tap there
Note down what is written under “Model number”
This is the exact model number of your Samsung Galaxy A8.
•This root method tutorial is only for Galaxy A8. Please make sure you only download the root package for your own model number.
•Make sure you backup all your data in your phone before proceeding as a precaution.
•This root method works with Android 6.0.1 firmwares and all future Android updates as well.
•Your Galaxy A8 should be on an official firmware by Samsung, not a custom ROM.
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Backup important files stored on your device before proceeding with the steps below, so that in case something goes wrong you’ll have backup of all your important files.
÷ How to Root Galaxy A8 SM-A800F/ SM-A800I/ SM-A800S on Marshmallow 6.0.1:
Step 1 – Download CF-Auto-Root Package for Samsung Galaxy A8 to your computer and extract the zip file. Download the appropriate file depending on your phone model number:
>> CF-Auto-Root for SM-A800F
>> CF-Auto-Root for SM-A800I
>> CF-Auto-Root for SM-A800S
Step 2 – Download ODIN v3.09 which will help you to root Android 6.0.1 on Samsung Samsung Galaxy A8.
Step 3 – Switch OFF your phone. Now press and hold the Volume Down + Home buttons together, and then press the Power button till you see a warning screen (as shown below). Press Volume Up to confirm and proceed to the Download Mode.
Step 4 – Make sure you have your Samsung Galaxy A8 USB drivers installed on your computer.
Step 5 – Open ODIN on your computer. Connect your phone to your computer while your phone is in the Download Mode.
Step 6 – If your phone is connected successfully, one of the ID:COM boxes will turn yellow with the COM port number. This step might take some time.
Step 7 – Now select the file that you have to flash/install on your phone. This file will be found from the extracted file in Step 1.
Click on ‘PDA’ and select the extracted file.
Step 8 – In ODIN, check the Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options, if not already.
Step 9 – Now click on the Start button in ODIN. Installation process will start and would take a few minutes to complete.
Step 10 – After the installation is completed, your phone will reboot into Recovery Mode automatically and install the root package / files. Your ID:COM box will also turn green.
Step 11 – After you see the home screen, unplug your phone from the computer.
*NOTE: Sometimes the device does NOT boot into Recovery Mode automatically (as given in Step 10) and root your device. If that happens, do the entire procedure again.
*OPTIONAL: Still not rooted? Once again perform the entire tutorial, but make sure in ODIN, the “Auto Reboot” option is NOT checked. Then after installation (Step 10), do the following:
Step 11 – Pull out the battery to turn OFF the phone forcefully.
Step 12 – Now boot (turn ON your phone) with Volume Up + Home + Power buttons to go directly into Recovery Mode manually. This will start the install process of rooting your phone.
That’s it! Your Samsung Galaxy A8 has now been rooted on Android 6.0.1 official software update. Check for the SuperSU app in your apps list to verify
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