The Greenify application sounds more like something to do with drugs, or hippies — or at the very least, the environment. In actual fact, the Greenify app makes your device ‘greener’ by allowing you to find out which apps are taking away your battery life and performance so you can eliminate those from your list.

You can use the Greenify app to check which apps are running in the background, which apps are waking up your device, which apps are running and for how long they run. With this, you can choose to hibernate apps, so they stop running in the background. You might like the apps and wish to still have them on your device. Greenify allows you to do that and just hibernate them instead of deleting them all together. It’s a great app that is incredibly powerful once you work out how to use it to its fullest potential.

Samsung Galaxy A3 2016

The rooting file in this guide is based on LRX22G.A300YDVU1BOJ4 Android 5.0.2 firmware. You do not need to be running that same firmware build IN on your phone before using the guide. You should find the steps work for all the SM-A300Y devices running on any version of Android 5.0.2 Lollipop. The build ID is just give so some people can use it as an indicator since some Samsung devices refuse to boot old images.

Files You Need

  1. Download the new CF-Auto-Root file for the Galaxy A3 SM-A300Y on Android 5.0.2 Lollipop from here.
  2. The following rooting guide is intended for the SM-A300Y variant of the Samsung Galaxy A3 device and no other. You will probably brick the device if you flash this file on any other model number.

Rooting the Samsung Galaxy A3 SM-A300Y running on the Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update

  1. Enable the USB Debugging Mode on the Samsung Galaxy A3 -SM-A300Y device so it is ready to connect and use the Odin flashing tool.
  2. Extract the rooting file for the Galaxy A3 to the desktop of the Windows computer so you can use the files.
  3. Right-click on the Odin executable you have on the desktop and run it as an administrator.
  4. Boot the Samsung Galaxy A3 smartphone to download mode and connect to the computer with the USB cable.
  5. Wait for a few seconds for the drivers to start working and then look for a green ID: COM port coming from the Odin application. No A3 detected means you need to run the universal Windows ADB driver and try again.
  6. Do not make any changes from the default settings coming from the Odin application.
  7. Click the AP button and browse the desktop for the rooting file for your Samsung Galaxy A3 device.
  8. Click the Start button when you want to flash it on your device.
  9. Wait around for a few minutes and the Odin application will give you a pass message from the message box.
  10. Now look over to the Samsung Galaxy A3’s display and wait for it to say it is restoring the stock recovery, cleaning up and then going to reboot itself in 10 seconds.
  11. The Samsung Galaxy A3 smartphone will now automatically reboot to recovery mode and apply the finishing touches to your device to install and enable the SuperSU.

In conclusion, that’s all you need to root the Samsung Galaxy A3 SM-A300Y smartphone running on the Android 5.0.2 Lollipop software update using the updated version of the CF-Auto-Root tool. Sometimes the device does not reboot to recovery automatically which means you will need to enter the recovery mode manually after the flashing is complete.