Samsung Galaxy A9 smartphone was announced in December 2015 that comes with Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 16M colors, screen has the resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. Samsung Galaxy A9 is powered by Qualcomm MSM8976 Snapdragon 652 chipset with 3 Gb RAM and internal storage of 32 GB with support for the microSD, up to 128 GB as external storage which is enough to meet the daily use for any Android users. As, in this guide, we are talking about the custom recovery, through the custom recovery image, you can easily control the internal system of your Android phone. It is more than recommended to use a custom recovery image on Android especially, on mid-range smartphones. Here is a step-by-step guide that how to install TWRP Recovery on Samsung Galaxy A9 using Odin app.
Actually, Galaxy A9 is running on the stock Android recovery image by default, but this limited access to the core center of Android system only allows you to perform some official operations such as clear app data cache, making a hard reset, managing new OTAs, etc. But if you want to tweak your smartphone without any restrictions then you’ll be required to remove these restrictions to extend your access by replacing the stock recovery with a custom software like TWRP recovery.
TWRP recovery is a custom recovery which is based on CWM recovery that brings dedicated apps and excellent features that help you to customize and optimize Galaxy A9 very easily. Mostly Android users want to get the maximum out of their smartphones and explore the complete potential of their devices. So you must root your mobile by following this guide. First, you need to install TWRP Recovery on Galaxy A9 and then flash SuperSu to Root Galaxy A9. If you are interested in installing custom recovery and root your Samsung Galaxy A9, then go ahead and follow the given steps.
This guide containing the root package and instructions can be used only with the Galaxy A9. Check the model number of your phone 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 important data on your phone.
- Make sure that your Galaxy A9 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.
How to Root Galaxy A9 & Install TWRP:
Step No 1: – First, download the TWRP Package, Odin tool (Odin v3.10.7) and SuperSU files on the desktop of your PC for Galaxy A9.
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_v3.10.7.exe file.
Step No 4: – Switch off the Galaxy A9 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 A9 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 A9.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 Galaxy A9-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 A9 via Odin.