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Root XXU3CQE6 Android 7.0 on Galaxy A3 A310F Nougat Official Firmware

Users who have recently upgraded their Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) to XXU3CQE6 Android 7.0 Nougat firmware, can use this guide to gain root. Root XXU3CQE6 Android 7.0 Nougat firmware running on the Galaxy A3 (2016) through SuperSU with the following procedure. If you had root running before updating, you still would be needed to follow the same process as listed below because each time you update your phone to an official firmware, the root status gets reset to stock. Thankfully, the whole method is quite simple and easy. We would be using SuperSU utility along with TWRP custom recovery for Galaxy A3 (2016). Once rooted, you would have access to all root apps available on the Play Store. Not just that, you can further install mods, ROMs, themes etc coming from third-party developers. You would also have to make sure that you are running XXU3CQE6 Android 7.0 Nougat firmware yon your Galaxy A3 (2016) as this guide is meant to target just that. You can root XXU3CQE6 Android 7.0 on Galaxy A3 (2016) A310F Nougat official firmware using the tutorial below. Please make sure your phone is on this firmware version by going to Settings > About device.

As you continue reading further, we will guide you through the entire process of how to root Galaxy A3 (2016) A310F on XXU3CQE6 Android 7.0 Nougat firmware using Odin. Make sure you backup all your data before trying out the root method tutorial below because we don’t want you to lose anything. Also you should be aware that rooting your phone will completely void you warranty, so please know well what you are getting into. The following tips are important as they will help the installation procedure to go smooth without any issues. Let’s continue with the tutorial now.

Root XXU3CQE6 Android 7.0

Disclaimer: All the custom ROMs and firmware, official software updates, tools, mods or anything mentioned in the tutorial belong to their respective owners/developers. We ( 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 😉

Root Galaxy A3 (2016) SM-A310F – SuperSU Method Details:

SuperSU is one of our favorite rooting packages as it comes with all the binaries needed to gain root access on your different Android phones. Not just this, the SuperSU app is much more robust and comes with better features than the previously popular SuperUser app.

Please note, this tutorial to root Galaxy A3 A310F requires you to have a TWRP custom recovery installed on your phone. If you do not have the custom recovery installed, we have a link to the tutorial given below.

If you will be rooting your phone for the very first time, read: Benefits of Rooting an Android Device.

You might find these following Galaxy A3 A310F related articles interesting:

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) 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 (2016) properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:

Download Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) USB drivers!

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. Read: How to Backup Android Apps, Text Messages, WhatsApp, Call History.

Samsung users can also back up data using Samsung Smart Switch to your computer. Smart Switch helps to move data across different Android devices i.e moving Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge backup data to Samsung Galaxy S8.

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. [Tutorial: How to Backup Android Phone using TWRP]

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, Jelly Bean, Nougat and Nougat.

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. Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial below and root XXU3CQE6 Android 7.0 on Galaxy A3 (2016) A310F official firmware.

How to Root XXU3CQE6 Android 7.0 on Galaxy A3 (2016) A310F

We have put together a detailed step-by-step instructions guide on how to root Galaxy A3 (2016) A310F with SuperSU. Please read every line carefully below. We suggest that you should read the tutorial once before actually performing it on your phone.

To Remember:

  • This root method tutorial is only for Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) SM-A310F. Please do not try on any other Galaxy A3 (2016) variants.
  • Make sure you backup all your data in your phone before proceeding as a precaution.
  • Your Galaxy A3 (2016) should be on an official firmware by Samsung, not a custom ROM.
  • Your phone should be on XXU3CQE6 Android 7.0 firmware.
  • You should have TWRP custom recovery installed.

If you have fulfilled all the requirements above, then proceed to the actual tutorial.

Complete Step-By-Step Instructions:

Step 1 – Download SuperSU v2.79 for Galaxy A3 (2016) on your PC, if you haven’t already.

Step 2 – Connect and mount your Galaxy A3 (2016) USB memory on your computer using the USB cable.

Step 3 – Now copy/paste the file to your SD card. Make sure the file is in the SD card / internal storage root (not in any folder).

Step 4 – Then turn OFF your phone.

Step 5 – Boot into recovery mode by pressing Volume Up, Power and Home button simultaneously until Samsung logo shows up.

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