How To: Root A Samsung Galaxy A3 That Is Running On Android Lollipop

Last updated: January 2018.

Root A Samsung Galaxy A3

Samsung has begun releasing an update to latest Android 5.0.2 Lollipop for their Galaxy A3 device.  If you are an Android power user with a Galaxy A3 device, chances are you’ve already installed this update to Android Lollipop on your device.  You will also notice that, if you had previously had root access on your Galaxy A3, installing this update means that you have lost your root access.

As a power user, you will want to be able to make changes and tweaks to your Galaxy A3, as such you are going to want to have your root access back.  Samsung has included a lot of new changes in their new firmware so you may find that your old rooting methods are no longer working and your are going to need to find a new rooting method.  Well, look no further as we have found a method for you.  All you need to do is follow the guide in this post and you will be able to gain root access again on your Samsung Galaxy A3 that has been updated to and is running Android 5.0.2 Lollipop.

Before we begin, there are a few preparations that you need to make.

Prepare you device:

  1. The guide that we have here is only for use with the variants of the Samsung Galaxy A4 that are listed below:”
    • Galaxy A3 A300F
    • Galaxy A3 A300H.
    • Galaxy A3 A300M
    • Galaxy A3 A300Y
    • Galaxy A3 A3000
    • Galaxy A3 A3009

Note: You should not use this guide if your device is not one of the variants listed above.  If you try to use it with any other device, you will end up bricking the device.  Check you model number by going to Settings>System>About Device.

 

  1. Charge your device so it has at least over 50 percent of its battery life.
  2. Have an original data cable on hand to make the connection between your device and a PC.
  3. Back up all the important contacts, SMS messages, call logs and media content that you have on your device.
  4. Turn off Samsung Kies on your device first. Also turn off any firewalls or Antivirus programs that you have on your PC first. You can turn them back on after the process is over.
  5. Enable USB debugging mode on your phone by going to settings first. System>About Device and then look for your build number. Tap your build number 7 times to enable Developer Options.  Go back to Settings>System>Developer Options>USB Debugging

 

Note: The methods needed to flash custom recoveries, roms and to root your phone can result in bricking your device.  Rooting your device will also void the warranty and it will no longer be eligible for free device services from manufacturers or warranty providers.  Be responsible and keep these in mind before you decide to proceed on your own responsibility.  In case a mishap occurs, we or the device manufacturers should never be held responsible.

WARNING: We have been receiving reports that this method for rooting the Galaxy A3 was resulting in bricking the devices.  We have removed it and will be adding a new and better method when one is developed.  Thanks.

 

JR

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