Root Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) with SuperSU by reading this quick and simple guide. The new Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) is a part of 3 phone series by Samsung. It is the cheapest of them all and along with that, it also has the lowest specs but Samsung didn’t compromise on the build and finish. Now, through root, you can truly extend the performance of this small handheld. Once you have rooted Galaxy A3 (2016), you will have access to a plethora of different root apps that perform multitudes of functions. Be it battery saving or flashing official firmware straight through the phone itself, all is possible once you root. As mentioned earlier, our choice of root package is SuperSU by Chainfire along with TWRP 3.0 custom recovery. We expect readers to have TWRP 3.0 recovery pre-installed before implementing the steps detailed. If you haven’t done so then you should follow our previous guide on how to install TWRP 3.0 custom recovery on Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016). For those confused about rooting should read: Benefits of rooting an Android device. Gain root on your Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) running Android 5.1.1 Lollipop 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 5.1 on Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) 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 (2016) SuperSU Root Package Details:
SuperSU is one of our favourite rooting package as it comes with all the binaries needed to gain root access on your Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) 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 (2016), but we think you might be interested in the following posts:
- TWRP Recovery: How to Update Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) with TWRP Recovery.
- Install Lollipop: How to Install Android 5.1 Lollipop on Computer.
- Custom ROMs: For a complete collection of Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) custom ROMs, click here!
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. 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 (2016).
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?
4. 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.
5. Your bootloader should be unlocked.
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All set and ready? Good. You can now head over to the next page and root Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) with the original/stock Android firmware.