Every tech giant is in a race with another and since Android is the most widely used operating system, almost all the manufacturers prefer to use it on their devices. This has lead to the increase in the number of devices running Android devices. Despite using the same operating system, each manufacturer adds few tweaks to the Android’s code base. A simple change can cause a lot of software variations which means different root methods for every device. To address this wide angled problem and to make the root process easy many devs have come up with their solutions. Chainfire who is responsible for SuperSU app has a simple solution for the common devices. With his CF Auto Root utility, you can root more than 300 Android devices. In this guide, we will show you how you can root Android devices using CF Auto Root.
Rooting gives you administrative privileges on your device. This enables you to take actions which you are not usually allowed to and make changes to the operating system. The reason why most of the Android enthusiast root their devices is to increase the performance or in many cases, they want to access certain applications which cannot be installed on the unrooted device. Also, rooting an Android device paves a way for the installation of Custom ROMs and MODs. YOu can easily root Android devices using CF Auto Root, however, there are few things that need to be addressed first. Before you need to start the root process, your device should have an unlocked bootloader. While unlocking the bootloader on your Android device, make sure to backup the data as it wipes all the store data.
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For the root process, you can use the Fastboot tool whereas Samsung users can also use Odin to flash the zip file. The process to root Android devices using CF Auto Root is quite simple, so let’s get to the instructions without further ado.
- Head over to the link and download the CF Auto Root file specific for your device model and firmware build.
- Your device must have an Unlocked Bootloader. (Use this guide to unlock the bootloader of Android devices).
- Head over to the link and Download Android USB Drivers.
- Make sure to Backup your Data as the mentioned process will wipe the data.
- Charge your device to at least 60%.
- Enable OEM Unlocking and USB Debugging. To do so;
- Navigate to Settings > About Device.
- Tap the number 7 times. It will enable developer options.
- Head back to Settings > Developer Options.
- Tap on OEM Unlocking and USB Debugging to enable.
Root Android Devices Using CF Auto Root and Fastboot
- Unzip the CF Auto Root file that you downloaded.
- Boot your Android device in bootloader mode. To do so;
- Press and Hold Power + Home + Volume Down keys.
- When the warning screen appears let go of the keys.
- When in bootloader mode, connect your device to PC via a USB cable.
- On your PC, navigate to the extracted zip file and open it.
- Here you will see root-linux.sh, root-mac.sh, and root-windows.bat files.
- Depending upon the OS you are using (e.g for windows .bat file), Double-click the file to start the process.
- Command prompt windows will appear and will confirm if you want to unlock the bootloader and root the device or not. Press any key to confirm.
- When the installation completes, your Android device will reboot automatically.
- Disconnect the device from PC. That’s it.
Root Samsung Devices Using CF Auto Root and Odin
- Download and install the latest version of Odin on your PC. Link
- Now unzip the CF Auto Root file that you have downloaded earlier. It will be in .tar format.
- Launch Odin.
- Now boot your Samsung device in download mode. To do so;
- Turn Off the device.
- Press and Hold Power + Home + Volume Down keys for few seconds.
- When the warning screens appear, let go of the keys and press Volume Up key.
- While in download mode, connect your device to PC via a USB Cable.
- In Odin, click on the AP button and select the CF Auto Root .tar file that you unzipped.
- Click on the Start button to initiate the installation process.
- Once the installation completes, your Samsung device will reboot automatically.
- Disconnect the device from PC and wait for it to reboot. That’s it.
If you have questions related to the methods, let us know in the comments.