If you think your Samsung Galaxy A3 Duos is left out by Chainfire for root, then you’re wrong. The said developer does have a method to root the Galaxy A3 Duos that takes no longer than a couple of your minutes. Once it’s done, you should be rooted and free to enjoy many of the root-requiring apps out there. These apps really help a lot to customize an Android device and if you want to take advantage of them, you should follow our guide below that teaches how to root your phone. So go ahead and root that beast!
Files You Need
1. You need the appropriate drivers installed on your computer. Download and install the Samsung USB drivers and they will do the job for you.
2. Download CF-Root to your computer. It’s the Chainfire root package that gains root on the device.
3. Download Odin to your computer. You’ll use it to flash CF-Root on your device.
4. You should only try this on a SM-A300M device.
Rooting the Samsung Galaxy A3 Duos
1. The first thing you need to do is to extract files from all the archives you have downloaded. So right-click on both Odin and CF-Root one by one and select Extract here. It’ll extract the files for you.
2. Once extracted, double-click on Odin executable and it will open.
3. When it launches, click on PDA and choose CF-Root available on your computer. It’s the extracted root package file that will be flashed on your phone.
4. Repartition must not be checked in the Odin. If it’s checked, uncheck it.
5. You can, however, checkmark the boxes that say Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time.
6. Turn off your phone.
7. Hold down Volume DOWN+Home+Power buttons at the same time.
8. Hit Volume UP when a warning appears on your screen.
9. You should reboot into download mode.
10. Plug in your phone to your computer using a USB cable.
11. Click Start in the Odin and wait for it to flash CF-Root on your device.
12. When it’s done flashing the file, you should see a Passed message.
13. Your phone should reboot.
14. You are done.
And there you go.
Your Samsung Galaxy A3 Duos is now rooted. It should now accept all the root-requiring apps out there. However, you should be careful as these apps can either make or break your device (what if a malicious app deleted a system file on your phone?). Make sure you get these root-requiring apps from a trusted source and you shouldn’t have any issues!
Furthermore, you’ll need a custom recovery and not the stock recovery mode to install a custom ROM.