Samsung has previously launched the most feature filled small sized flagship smartphone Galaxy A3 (2017). This smartphone came with awesome abilities like super-fast speed, creamy touch, nice graphics, good camera result, nice shape and design. If you want to use the full power of Android Modding or enhance the performance of your own Galaxy A3 (2017) then you must first install the TWRP 3.0.3 custom recovery. Thanks to TeamWin for providing TWRP 3.0.3 support for Galaxy A3 (2017). The rooted device allows you to tweak the core of the Android OS. Once you successfully install TWRP 3.0.3 custom Recovery on your Galaxy A3 (2017) then you will be able to root your device and also flash custom ROM, uninstall bloatware, install 3rd party apps and much more. By following this step by step guide you can easily install the TWRP 3.03 Recovery on Galaxy A3 (2017).
The TWRP recovery is user-friendly and required to flash the custom ROMs, kernels, themes and other available packages on your Galaxy A3 (2017). Before installing TWRP 3.0.3 custom recovery, the bootloader of your device must be Unlocked. If your Galaxy A3 (2017) doesn’t have an Unlocked Bootloader, then first of all, you should unlock the bootloader of your phone. Not necessary but it is better to take a full backup of all your valuable data. If you are interested in installing TWRP 3.03 Recovery on your own Galaxy A3 (2017) then go ahead and follow the given steps.
This guide containing the root package and instructions can be used only with the Galaxy A3 (2017). Check the model number of your phone if it is Galaxy A3 (2017) then go ahead, otherwise not. Do not use these instructions for any other device or incorrect variant.
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Before Getting Started:
- It is highly recommended to make a proper backup of your contacts, messages, photos, videos and other valuable data on your phone.
- Make sure that your Galaxy A3 (2017) is on Android 5.0.2 Lollipop firmware.
- The battery level of your phone should be at least up to 70% to avoid unexpected shutdowns while rooting.
- Enable USB Debugging on your phone by navigating to Settings > Developer Options.
- Download and install Samsung USB Drivers on your PC.
Steps to Install TWRP & Root Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017)
Step No 1: – First, download the TWRP Package, Odin tool (Odin v3.0.3) and SuperSU (SR2-SuperSU-v2.79-SR2-20170103215521.zip) files on the desktop of your PC for Galaxy A3 (2017).
Step No 2: – Copy/paste the SuperSU file to the internal storage of your device.
Step No 3: – Extract the TWRP file to get the file with .tar extension and Odin flashing tool also to get the Odin3_v3.0.3.exe file.
Step No 4: – Switch off the Galaxy A3 (2017) to boot into the Download Mode.
Step No 5: – Switch on the device while pressing and holding Volume UP + Home + Power buttons at the same time. Once a warning screen with a yellow triangle sign appears, press the Volume Up button to enter into Download Mode.
Step No 6: – Run Odin as administrator on the PC.
Step No 7: – Connect the phone using its USB data cable with the PC.
Step No 8: – Once the Galaxy A3 (2017) is connected successfully with the PC, the ID: COM port will turn Blue on Odin, and you’ll see “Added!!” message.
Step No 9: – Click on the AP button in Odin and locate the firmware file (TWRP-Galaxy A3 (2017).tar) that you have already extracted. Select it.
Step No 10: – Ensure that the Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options are checked, and the Re-Partition option should be unchecked.
Step No 11: – Begin the TWRP installation by clicking on the Start button in Odin. This process may take a few minutes.
Step No 12: – A PASS! Message will be displayed on Odin after the TWRP installed successfully and the device will restart.
Step No 13: – Disconnect the device and turn it OFF to boot into TWRP recovery mode.
Step No 14: – Turn ON the phone by pressing and holding the Volume Up + Home + Power buttons altogether to boot into the TWRP recovery.
Step No 15: – Tap the Install button in TWRP and select the –SuperSU-v2.46.zip.
Step No 16: – After the installation is completed, reboot the system.
Done! You have successfully Install TWRP Recovery and Rooted your Galaxy A3 (2017) via Odin.