CFAutoRoot tool is the Android rooting tool, rooting is a primary but advance function which mostly users prefer to perform on their Android devices. Not very long ago, only few years back Android rooting used to take weeks because there were no mature scripts and exploits where available that can easily support multiple devices, and it was not even that much easy at that time and every procedure had to carefully tested and verified. But Android OS is more mature and well established now, rooting Android device is as easy as installing any other app and if you have a Samsung device, you must be well aware of the legendary CFAutoRoot tool.
For new Android users and for those who recently migrated from other platforms CFAutoRoot is the best and most efficient tool to root their devices while not keeping them away from stock. Now, almost everything is automated, and once all is done according to the plan, user end up with a practically stock device, but SuperSU binary and APK should be installed on your device. Having a stock Android phone with root permission on it is the coolest thing. Today in this step by step guide you will learn how to flash CFAutoRoot firmwares via Odin tool on the supported Samsung devices.
Odin is supposed to work only on Samsung Galaxy devices. Don’t use this guide on any other devices. Be extra cautious when you choose the firmware builds as flashing wrong firmwares might result in a bricked device. Make sure whether you’re flashing a compatible firmware or not before starting the process.
The compatibility of this Odin tool is with Samsung Galaxy devices only. Do not apply the steps of this guide on any other devices. Make sure that you choose the right firmware builds because wrong firmware flashing might result in a bricked device.
Manufacturer warranty will be void if you flash firmwares on your device. You are alone responsible for any kind of damage to your device that might occur during the flashing process. We are not responsible for any consequences that might occur during the whole process.
- Your device warranty will be void if you use CFAutoRoot.
- You should keep in mind that CFAutoRoot will trigger your device custom firmware flash counter. But you can also use Triangle Away app to reset the counter of your device.
Download and Install from Google Play Store Triangle Away
- CFAutoRoot will also trip the KNOX WARRANTY VOID status, only if KNOX is enabled on your device.
- CFAutoRoot will wipe the data of device which has encrypted storage.
- If the bootloader of your device is locked, flashing CFAutoRoot might brick your device. So it’s necessary to unlock the bootloader of your device.
- Make sure your Galaxy device battery level is above 70% to avoid any kind of interruption during the firmware flashing process.
- Enable USB Debugging on your device. You can take help of this Guide.
- Install the right USB Drivers on your PC. All the major drivers can be found Here.
- Make a complete backup of your device storage, Contacts, SMS etc. you can use Google Sync or any other third-party backup app to perform full backup of your device storage.
- To flash firmware on your Samsung device we will use latest Odin tool which you can download from Here.
How To Root Samsung Galaxy Devices Via CFAuto Root
- Go to CFAuto Root official website and download the right CFAuto Firmware for your device model.
- The CFAuto Root file which you will download from its official website will be in zip format. You have to extract the zip file using any unzip tool to get the firmware file with .tar.md5 extension. If you have planned to flash it using Odin then use the file with .tar or .tar.md5.
- Download the latest Odin tool zip file and unzip the compressed files on your PC using any unzip tool. Normally, all CFAuto Root packages bundled with specific Odin versions. So it’s recommended to use the Odin version that comes with the CFAuto Root package.
- Now double-click on Odin3 vx.xx.exe file to launch the Odin window.
- Then boot your device into the Download Mode.
- Switch off your phone first.
- Press and hold these keys (VolumeDown + Power + Home) together until Android logo appears on screen with warning message.
- Then simply press VolumeUp key to continue to Download Mode.
- Use the OEM provided cable to connect your Samsung device to your PC.
- Once the connection established between device and PC the ID:Com port on Odin will turn Blue or Yellow depending on the version you have installed. You will also get “Added!!” message notification which indicate successful connection.
- In case your phone is not detected by Odin as shown above, try the following things:
- Try these troubleshooting steps if your phone is not detected by Odin:
- Reboot your phone and turn off USB Debugging and turn it on again.
- Reboot the device >> turn off USB Debugging >> turn it on again.
- Uninstall the Samsung USB Drivers / Kies >> Re-install it again.
- Reboot your PC and change the USB cable and ports in case the problem occurs even after installing the drivers.
- Reboot the PC >> Change USB cable / ports >> Or try any other USB cable.
- Now click the AP / PDA button of Odin.
- Browse firmware / recovery file >> Select the file with .tar.md5 extension.
- In the options section of Odin, make sure that only the Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options are checked (Everything else should be unchecked).
- If everything is setup according to the steps, just hot the Start button on Odin to begin the installation process which might take few seconds to complete.
- Once the flash process successfully completed you will get a PASS! Or RESET! message on Odin, wait until the device reboots then you are good to go.
Note: If you see a FAIL! message instead of PASS! message, then pull the device battery and re-insert it, relaunch Odin and repeat the whole process once again. See the Odin log in the Message box to diagnose the issue.