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Root XXU4CRD5 Android 8.0 on Galaxy A5 (2017) Oreo Stock Firmware

Here you can find the complete procedure to root XXU4CRD5 Android 8.0 Oreo firmware running on Galaxy A5 (2017) A520F. Samsung recently released the public Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Galaxy A5 (2017). This newer build arrives with some major changes but unfortunately, once you install it, your old root would be reset to stock. Now, in order to run root apps, you need to root your Galaxy A5 (2017) with the procedure right ahead. Root apps are just one aspect of the root mod, you can do much more than that like flashing custom ROMs. The complete steps are mentioned right ahead for how to root XXU4CRD5 Android 8.0 Oreo firmware on the Galaxy A5 (2017) A520F.

The Galaxy A5 (2017) is the first smartphone to receive Android 8.0 Oreo upgrade outside of Samsung’s flagship lineups. This is also the second major OS upgrade the phone is receiving — previous one was from Marshmallow to Nougat. This guide, however, focuses on how to root the smartphone on XXU4CRD5 Android 8.0 build. Do make sure you have a viable backup made of all the user data you have on your phone. Right ahead find detailed tips to root XXU4CRD5 Android 8.0 on Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) A520F using TWRP and Magisk systemless root package, we can’t guarantee this procedure working on other firmwares. Before we actually begin, it is always recommended that you backup your data before you start implementing any system modification such as this.

Root XXU4CRD5 Android 8.0 on Galaxy A5 A520F

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 ( 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 XXU4CRD5 Android 8.0 on Galaxy A5 (2017) A520F:

OFFICIAL FIRMWARE: You need to make sure your Galaxy A5 (2017) A520F is on the following firmware update before proceeding – Android 8.0 XXU4CRD5 Oreo:

This section is important and we would recommend you to carefully go through it before proceeding below. Magisk method works well with the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) and is probably the most safest root method available. It fully supports Android 8.0 Oreo firmware and future firmware updates as well since it is not dependent on a single build.

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) comes in several different model numbers / variants. You need to make sure you know the correct model number of your device. Failure to do so, may brick your phone or you may lose phone data.

NOTE: This root method tutorial is only for the Galaxy A5 (2017) SM-A520F.

You may be interested in the following Galaxy A5 (2017) related articles:

Samsung Galaxy A5 (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 A5 (2017) properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:

Download Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) USB Drivers!

All set and ready? Good. Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial below and root XXU4CRD5 Android 8.0 official firmware on Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) A520F.

How to Root Galaxy A5 (2017) A520F with Magisk on Android 8.0 Oreo

We have put together a detailed step-by-step instructions guide on how to root XXU4CRD5 Android 8.0 firmware on Galaxy A5 (2017) A520F with Magisk. Please read every line carefully below. We suggest that you should read the tutorial once before actually performing it on your phone.

Just To Remember:

  • This tutorial is only for Galaxy A5 (2017) A520F devices running Android 8.0 Oreo.
  • Your phone should be running latest Android 8.0 Oreo firmware.
  • Enjoy rooting your Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) and let us know about it in the comments!

Complete Step-By-Step Instructions:

NOTE: You need to have a custom recovery installed – TWRP 3.0.2 for Galaxy A5 (2017)

Step 1 – Download Magisk Root ( for Galaxy A5 (2017) to your computer.

Step 2 – Connect your Galaxy A5 (2017) device to your computer using the USB cable.

Step 3 – Now copy/paste the downloaded files to your internal storage. Make sure the file is in the internal storage 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 (TWRP Recovery). Switch ON the phone while pressing and holding Volume Down + Power buttons together. Alternatively, read this: How to Access Recovery Mode on the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017).

Root XXU4CRD5 Android 8.0 on Galaxy A5 (2017) Oreo Stock Firmware 8

NOTE: Screenshots of the Team Win Recovery Project (TWRP Recovery) may change as new versions are released.

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