You can easily root Samsung Galaxy A8 running on the latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow firmware now. This guide can be used to root three variants of the Galaxy A8 (A800F, A800I and A800S) that has the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow installed. Here we’ll use Odin flashing tool to flash CF-Auto-Root package on these devices.
All you need to install Odin app on your computer which is same for all variants but you need to download CF-Auto Root package from the given links, the right one for your variant. It is recommended that you are on stock firmware and have enabled Developer options on your device. If you are interested to get root access over your Galaxy A8 then go ahead and follow the given guide. Don’t forget to make proper backup of your existing data and settings before going ahead to the rooting instructions.
Once the device is rooted, the default factory restrictions will be removed and you’ll get access to tons of third-party apps, custom recoveries, custom ROMs and will be able to use enhanced battery life. Keep in mind that rooting is an unofficial operation that will void your device’s warranty.
This guide can be used to root the Galaxy A8 running on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow official firmware. Do not try on any other device or incorrect variant. Verify the model number of your phone first and it must be A800F, A800I and A800S. Please go to Settings > About device > Model number to confirm the exact model number of your phone.
AndroidXDA.net will not be held liable for any kind of damage occurred to your Samsung Galaxy A8 during or after the rooting process on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. Proceed at your own risk.
Before Getting Started:
- Create a proper backup of all the existing data and settings of your Galaxy A8.
- Verify that you’ve properly installed the Galaxy A8 USB Drivers on the PC.
- Enable USB Debugging Mode on your Galaxy A8 by navigate to Settings > Developer Options > check the USB Debugging option.
- Check the battery level of your Galaxy A8, it should be charged at least about 80% before proceeding to the installation guide.
- CF-Auto-Root for SM-A800F
- CF-Auto-Root for SM-A800I
- CF-Auto-Root for SM-A800S
- Download Odin Flashing Tool
Steps to Root Galaxy A8 on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow using CF Auto-Root Package:
Step No 1:- Download CF-Auto-Root package for Galaxy A8 from the above link on the desktop of your PC.
Step No 2:- Extract the downloaded Galaxy A8’s rooting file to get tar.md5 file.
Step No 3:- Run Odin flashing tool on your Windows-based PC as an Administrator.
Step No 4:- Connect your Galaxy A8 with PC using its USB data cable.
Step No 5:- Turn OFF the phone in order to boot into Download Mode.
Step No 6:- Turn ON the Galaxy A8 while pressing and holding Home + Volume Down + Power buttons at the same time to boot into Download Mode.
Step No 7:- In Odin, click on the AP button and locate the CF-Auto Root file that you have already extracted on the desktop of your PC.
Step No 8:- Begin the installation process by clicking on the Start button in Odin. Wait for the process to be finished successfully. Once the flashing process is completed, a green message “PASS” will be appeared on the screen.
Done! You have successfully rooted your Samsung Galaxy A8 running on the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow using Chainfire’s CF-Auto-Root tool.
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