Samsung Galaxy A3 is a good quality Android smartphone released in the year 2014. The device comes with a 4.5 inch super AMOLED touchscreen display which is powered by a cortex-A53 1.2 GHz quad-core processed along with a 1.5 GB RAM and it runs on Android 4.4.4 KitKat operating system. The device has 8 mega pixel rear view camera and 5 mega pixels front camera for taking selfies. If you are looking for a good quality Android smartphone within 20000 INR, then this device will be a good fit.
If you have bought this device and look to get the maximum performance out of it, then you should root your smartphone. By rooting, you will be able to do a lot of things like installing custom ROM firmware’s, install custom-built Android applications, removing unwanted pre-installed bloat wares, etc. If you are not sure what is the procedure for rooting your device, don’t worry at all as I have given a step by step tutorial to root Samsung Galaxy A3 here.
WARNING: Rooting your Samsung smartphone will void it’s warranty. Also, sometimes during the rooting procedure your device might get bricked. If that happens, do not held me responsible. Please proceed at your OWN conscience.
1) Before getting started with the rooting procedure, it is important to take backup of personal data in your smartphone using appropriate apps. By having a backup, you don’t have to worry about data loss during the rooting process.
2) Ensure that you have enabled USB debugging mode in your smartphone. For that, first you will need to enable Developer options, which can be done by following this path: Settings -> About Phone -> Build number (tap on it for 5-7 times to enable it). Next, follow this path to enable USB debugging mode: Settings -> Developer options -> USB debugging (tap on the box next to it).
3) Make sure that your Samsung smartphone has a minimum of 50% or more battery backup in it. Since the rooting process is a battery consuming one, if you don’t have enough battery backup, your device might get switched off in the middle of the process, which will result in a bricked device. So, avoid it by having enough battery backup.
4) Download Samsung Galaxy A3 USB drivers and install it in your computer, so that you can connect your smartphone with the PC successfully.
5) Disable or deactivate antivirus applications in your computer to avoid them interrupting the rooting procedure.
Once you have finished all these prerequisites, you can move forward with the main rooting tutorial given below.
Tutorial To Root Samsung Galaxy A3:
1) To get started, download the rooting Kit of your Galaxy A3 variant from the list given below:
2) Once done, extract the rooting kit and save the .tar.md5 file in your desktop. Next, download Odin, install it in your computer and run the application.
3) Now, switch off your smartphone and boot it into the Download Mode by holding and pressing the Volume Down, Home and Power Buttons simultaneously. Once your device is in Download mode, connect it to the computer with the help of original USB data cable.
4) Next, click “PDA” button on Odin and select the .tar.md5 file from Step 2. Once done, enable Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time and disable Re-Partition.
5) Now, press the “Start” button to begin the flashing process and it will take a minute or two to get completed. Once the flashing process is over, you will get a PASS message in Odin. Also, your device will get rebooted, and once you see the home-screen of your device, you can disconnect it from the computer.
That’s it. Now you have successfully finished rooting all variants of Samsung Galaxy A3 Android smartphone. If you want to verify the root privileges of your smartphone, you can use the root checker app from Google Play store. Also, if you encounter any problems or challenges while following this rooting tutorial, do let me know via comments.