How to Root Samsung Galaxy A31 [Easy Way]

Samsung recently changed to the Galaxy J series to A series which makes the Galaxy A a big lineup and now it contains a wide variety of smartphones. Samsung A31, a budget entry in the A-series, comes with an AMOLED display and Premium design which makes it the perfect choice for folks who watch a lot of movies and Netflix. However, if you want more out of your Galaxy A31, then rooting is the best option out there. In this post, you will learn to Root Samsung Galaxy A31 [SM-A315F] with Step by Step guide.

Rooting brings a lot of benefits to any Android device. Some of them are: You can use Magsik modules and Xposed Framework to get more powerful features, downclock or Overclock the CPU to increase battery and performance, and install Substratum to theme the UI to a whole new level.

Speaking of Samsung Galaxy A31, it is powered by a MediaTek Helio P65 Chipset. It has 4 GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage. The display is a 6.4 inches Super AMOLED panel that runs on the resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels. Coming to the cameras, it houses a 48+8+5+5 MP camera setup on the rear side that supports Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, and Touch to focus. On the front, A 20 MP camera is present in a teardrop notch. It is fueled by a 5000 mAh battery with 15W fast charging support.

How to Root Samsung Galaxy A31

Download Section

Stock Firmware for Galaxy A31

USB Drivers

Odin Flash Tool

Magisk and Manager

How to Root Samsung Galaxy A31 with Magisk

Step 1: Unlock the Bootloader.

Step 2: Download Firmware for Samsung Galaxy A31 and Extract AP.tar.md5 file.

Step 3: Patch the Boot.img using Magisk Manager.

Step 4: Flash the Patched Boot.img using PC (Odin).

Step 5: Factory Reset the Device and Boot into the System with Magisk with Right Key Combo.


Step 1: Unlock the Bootloader

Unlocking Bootloader in Samsung devices can be done without PC, just follow these steps:

Unlock Bootloader Samsung Devices

  1. Go to the Settings -> About Phone, and then Tap on “Build Number” 10 times.
  2. Enter your PIN or Password to Enable Developer options.
  3. The Developers Option will appear in Settings, Open it and Enable the “OEM Unlock”.
  4. Boot Into Download mode by Turning OFF your device, connect it to PC via Type-C cable and then hold Volume Down + Power Button. Release all the Button once you see a change in screen and then press Volume Up to go into Download Mode.
  5. Once the Device boot into Download mode, hold the Volume Up Button, this will Wipe all the data in the phone and will unlock the Bootloader.
  6. The phone will reboot to the System, now Connect to the Wifi and Skip the Setup.
  7. Go to Settings -> About Phone and Tap on “Build Number” 7 times.
  8. Go to the Developers Options again and Check if the OEM Unlock is greyed out, if it is, then Bootloader is Unlocked.

Step 2: Extract AP_[device_model_sw_ver].tar.md5 from Firmware

Select AP.tar.md5 file

  1. Download the Stock ROM for your Device given above in the Download Section.
  2. Transfer the file to your PC and extract it, Find the file with the name “AP_[device_model_sw_ver].tar.md5”.
  3. Transfer this File to your Device.

Step 3: Patch the AP.tar.md5 file using Magisk Manager app

Magisk Select and Patch Boot.img file

  1. Download the Magisk Manager from Above and Install it.
  2. Open the App and Tap on Install.
  3. Choose the option “Select and Patch file”.
  4. Find the AP_[device_model_sw_ver].tar.md5 file you extracted and transferred to your device.
  5. Magisk Manager will patch the file and the file will be saved as magisk_patched.tar.

Step 4: Flash the patched boot.img using Odin

Odin Flash tool select AP

  1. Move the magisk_patched.img to your PC.
  2. Download the Odin Flash Tool from Above and Install it.
  3. Boot Into Download mode by Turning OFF your device, connect it to PC via Type-C cable and then hold Volume Down + Power Button. Release all the Button once you see a change in screen and then press Volume Up to go into Download Mode.
  4. Open Odin flash tool and click on AP, select the magisk_patched.tar file.
  5. Select the others BL, CP, and Home_CSC files from the Firmware you downloaded.
  6. Uncheck Auto Reboot in options and Click on Install.
  7. This will flash the patched AP file your device and your Samsung A31 is now Rooted.

Step 5: Full Wipe the System and Boot into System with Magisk

  1. Press Power + Volume Down to exit download mode. As soon as the screen turns off, immediately press the combo key Power + Volume Up to boot to recovery. Continue pressing the volume up button until you see the stock recovery screen.
  2. Use the Volume Buttons to Choose Wipe data/factory reset
  3. Now Choose the Reboot System Now and Hold down the Power + Volume Up buttons. As soon as you see the Warning screen, release all the buttons. Your System will now Boot into the System with Magisk
  4. You need to do this every single time you will reboot the device, Here are the Combinations you need to learn

A. Powering up normally → System with no Magisk

B. (Power + Volume Up) → Bootloader warning → Release all buttons →System with Magisk

C. (Power + Volume Up) → Bootloader warning → Keep holding volume up → Actual recovery

That’s it. You have successfully Rooted Samsung Galaxy A31

If you are stuck in any step or have any problem, just leave a comment below and we will help you out.

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