Successfully root Galaxy A3 2017 running Android 6.0 Marshmallow official firmware through this quick and easy guide. Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) is the smallest variant available in the A series lineup. To get most out of the limited hardware it has, root is the best option. Once rooted, you would have access to hundreds of root apps available directly from the Play Store. These apps increase functionality and in some cases, performance as well. The procedure of rooting is quite easy. You need to, however, have TWRP custom recovery installed before implementing this guide. If you haven’t installed it yet, then please read our previous post: how to install TWRP 3.0.3 custom recovery on Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017). Once installed, flashing the SuperSU package is very easy. Not completely sure whether to root your Galaxy A3 (2017)? Read: Benefits of rooting an Android device. Gain root on your Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) running Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow through our detailed guide given right below. Before you proceed, please make sure you have TWRP Custom recovery installed.
As you continue reading, we will guide you through the process of how to root Android 6.0 on Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) with all the instructions and files needed. Rooting will allow you to install root apps on your phone, i.e Titanium Backup. Read our list of the essential root apps available! Make sure you go through all the tips given below and keep them in mind before performing the tutorial. Also make a backup of your data. Let’s continue with the tutorial now!
Disclaimer: All the custom ROMs and firmwares, official software updates, tools, mods or anything mentioned in the tutorial belong to their respective owners/developers. We (TeamAndroid.com) or the developers are not to be held responsible if you damage or brick your device. We don’t have you on gun point to try out this tutorial 😉
Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) SuperSU Root Package Details:
SuperSU is one of our favorite rooting package as it comes with all the binaries needed to gain root access on your Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) Android phone. Even the SuperSU app has more features than SuperUser. Other than this rooting tutorial, you might also want to install a custom recovery for installing custom ROMs on your phone.
There are tons of useful articles and how-to guides on Team Android for the Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017), but we think you might be interested in the following posts:
- TWRP Recovery: How to Update Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) with TWRP Recovery.
- Install Nougat: How to Install Android 7.0 Nougat on Computer.
- Custom ROMs: For a complete collection of Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) custom ROMs, click here!
Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) USB Drivers
You will need to connect your Android phone with the computer. For that, please make sure you have installed the USB drivers for Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:
Backup and Other Important Tips
Done with the USB drivers? Perfect. The tutorial is on the next page, but first, please take a look at the following tips and important points you need to take care of. These are important, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps:
Always backup your important data that you might need after you install a new custom ROM, an official software update or anything else. Make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. See below for some tips on how to backup data:
- Backup your Apps. How? –> How to Backup Android Apps.
- Backup your SMS messages. How? –> How to Backup/Restore SMS Messages.
- Backup Contacts, Gmail and Google Data. How? –> Sync with Google Sync.
- Backup Call History. How? –> How to Backup Call History.
- Backup WhatsApp Messages. How? –> How to Backup/Restore WhatsApp Messages.
- Backup APN Settings: GPRS, 3G, MMS Settings. How? Note down everything from: Settings > Wireless & Networks (More…) > Mobile networks > Access Point Names.
Samsung users can also back up data using Samsung KIES. If you backup data manually, you get more options what to choose from and it is very easy to move data across Android devices from different manufacturers, i.e moving Samsung Galaxy Note 3 backup data to Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017).
If you already have a custom recovery (ClockworkMod, TWRP etc.) installed on your phone, we strongly recommend a backup using that as it creates a complete image of your existing phone set up.
A few more optional tips that you should remember:
1. Having problems connecting your Android phone to the computer? You need to enable USB debugging mode. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging — for Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean.
2. Make sure your Android device is charged up to 80-85% battery level. This might help you: How to Check Battery Percentage. Why? Because, if your phone goes off suddenly while installing a custom ROM, flashing an official firmware update or installing mods etc. — your phone might get bricked or go dead permanently. No one wants that, right?
3. Most of the tutorials and how-to guides on Team Android are for factory unlocked Android phones and tablets. We recommend NOT to try our guides if your phone is locked to a carrier, unless we have specified the carrier name or device model.
All set and ready? Good. You can now head over to the next page and root Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) with the original/stock Android firmware.
How to Root Galaxy A3 (2017) with SuperSU Package on Android 6.0
We have put together a detailed step-by-step instructions guide on how to root Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) with SuperSU. Please read every line carefully below. We suggest that you should read the tutorial once before actually performing it on your phone.
- This root method tutorial is only for Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017). Please don’t try this on any other variants of the phone.
- Make sure you backup all your data in your phone before proceeding.
- This will void your warranty.
- Samsung KIES should be installed as it comes with the latest Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) phone drivers.
- Bootloader should be unlocked.
- Custom Recovery should be installed. — How To Install TWRP on Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017).
If you have fulfilled all the requirements above, then proceed to the actual tutorial.
Complete Step-By-Step Instructions:
NOTE: You need to have a custom recovery installed on your Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) i.e. ClockworkMod or TWRP Recovery before proceeding below.
Step 1 – Download SuperSU Root (SuperSU-v2.79-201612051815.zip) for Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) to your computer.
Step 2 – Connect your Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) to your computer using the USB cable.
Step 3 – Now copy/paste the downloaded SuperSU-v2.79-201612051815.zip file to your SD card. Make sure the file is in the SD card root (not in any folder).
Step 4 – Then turn OFF your phone and disconnect from the USB cable.
Step 5 – Now to get in the Recovery Mode. Switch ON the phone while pressing and holding Volume Up + Power buttons together. Alternatively, read this: How to Enter Recovery Mode on Any Android Phone.
Step 6 – Once you are in the Recovery Mode, scroll down to “flash zip from SD card” and press the Power button to select it.
Step 7 – Press the Power button again and select “choose zip from sdcard”.