Samsung recently announced a new budget smartphone under their A series. This is the Samsung Galaxy A12, and so far it has only been announced. It is expected to hit different markets around the world in the first quarter of 2021. We don’t know everything about this phone, but we will point out the things that are officially announced by Samsung.
On this page, we will guide you on how to root the Samsung Galaxy A12 without the TWRP Recovery. To flash the rooting file, you need to first unlock the bootloader on your device.
We will use the Magisk by patching the Stock ROM boot image file and flashing to the device boot partition. The Galaxy A12 device comes with variants SM- A125F. Just follow the full article with all the requirements, download links, and flashing steps with images.
In order to root, you will require to download the patched image file from Magisk Manager and flash it. It’s worth mentioning that your Galaxy A12 device bootloader should be unlocked at first. Without the bootloader unlocking, it’s not possible to enable root access on your phone. By rooting your handset, you will get a superuser or administrator control on your system over system apps and subsystems.
Table of Contents
- 1 Samsung Galaxy A12 Specs Overview
- 2 Definition of Root
- 3 Steps To Root Galaxy A12 using Magisk
- 4 Steps to Create a Patched boot image using Magisk Manager
- 5 Steps To Install the Patched Boot Image tar file on Galaxy A12
- 6 Instructions to Root Galaxy A12 Using Magisk
Samsung Galaxy A12 Specs Overview
The Samsung Galaxy A12 is a budget phone, and there is no AMOLED here. Instead, we get a 6.5 inch HD+ TFT display. In terms of performance, we will see an octa-core processor here, but we don’t yet know anything specific about this processor. There have been reports saying that it is the MediaTek Helio P35, but we will have to wait till the launch to get the official information. This phone will come in three RAM and storage variants: 3GB + 32GB, 4GB + 64GB, 6GB + 128GB. There is a MicroSD slot for storage expansion of up to 1TB.
In terms of optics, the Samsung Galaxy A12 offers a quad-camera setup in the rear consisting of a 48-megapixel primary sensor with an f/2.0 lens, a 5-megapixel sensor with an ultrawide angle f/2.2 lens, a 2-megapixel macro sensor with an f/2.4 lens, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor with an f/2.4 lens. Towards the front side of the phone, we get an 8-megapixel shooter with an f/2.2 lens in a small notch.
The fingerprint sensor of the phone is located on the side of the phone. And this is not a 5G ready phone. So in terms of connectivity, we get only LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and all other essentials. Powering it all up is a 5,000 mAh battery with support for 15W fast charging. This smartphone will be available in four color variants: Black, Blue, Red, and White.
Definition of Root
Smartphone Rooting is just like jailbreaking the device to get the admin access over subsystem, system apps, the root directory of the device, and more. It will give you the superuser control to use your device over an Android subsystem. After rooting a device, the user can delete, edit, or change the system files or settings easily. The rooted users can also increase or decrease the system performance, battery performance, etc.
Mostly, the rooting process will come in handy if you’re using any third-party Custom ROMs. This will increase the accessibility up to a broader extent. Though sometimes improper rooting may brick your device or void your device warranty as well (if applicable). Most commonly, people use rooting to change themes, icons, fonts, install other mod files, tweaking Android settings for visual changes, etc.
Additionally, a rooted device user can also tweak notification panel, system user interface, accent color changes, install Xposed modules, lock screen changes, widgets, camera improvements, and more.
Advantages of Rooting
- You can get access to all files on your Galaxy A12, even the files present in the root directory of your phone.
- You can increase the performance of your device by overclocking.
- By rooting you can increase battery life by underclocking the device.
- Install the Xposed Framework and Xposed module support.
- Uninstall Bloatware on Galaxy A12.
- You can block Ads on any applications like YouTube, Browser.
- By Rooting your device, you can View, Edit, or Delete any system file inside the root directory.
Steps To Root Galaxy A12 using Magisk
Before starting the rooting process, make sure to unlock the device bootloader at first. Then you can continue with the next steps.
- Rooting will block the official OTA updates
- After Rooting, it may void the warranty of your phone
- You need to unlock the bootloader on your device.
- Supported model:
- Galaxy A12: SM- A125F
- Galaxy A12 Firmware:
- SM-A125F: Download Here
After you have downloaded the exact firmware file based on your device model number, you can extract the boot.img file to patch it via Magisk manager app.
Steps to Create a Patched boot image using Magisk Manager
- First, download and install the latest Magisk Manager app.
- Next, connect your device to the PC via the USB cable.
- Copy only the boot.img file from the extracted folder to your device storage.
- Now, open the Magisk Manager app and select INSTALL and choose to install again.
- Then tap on “Patch Boot Image File”.
- Go to internal storage and select your device boot image that you moved earlier.
- Now, wait for Magisk to start patching the boot image.
- Once the boot image has been patched, copy the “patched_boot.img” from the internal storage and replace it in the same extracted ROM folder on your PC.
Now, follow the second step to flash the patched boot image file.
- Odin flash tool accepts files in .tar format. So, you have to use 7zip and archive it to .tar format. You can even rename the file as boot.img.tar as shown in the below screenshot.
Steps To Install the Patched Boot Image tar file on Galaxy A12
Now, follow the final or second method to install the patched boot image file on your Galaxy handset. But first, follow the requirements.
- ROM Supported for – Samsung Galaxy A12 model only. Don’t try it on other devices.
- Keep your device battery charged up to 60% at least before doing anything.
- Take a full backup without the root of the device’s internal storage.
- A Windows PC or Laptop and a USB cable are required.
- Download the Latest ODIN tool and install it on your computer.
- Download and Install the latest Samsung USB Drivers on your computer.
- Copy the patched boot image file into the ADB & Fastboot directory.
Instructions to Root Galaxy A12 Using Magisk
After following the pre-requirements and unlocking the bootloader, in order to Root Galaxy A12 Using Magisk, let’s take a look at the rooting steps.
- First, reboot your device into download mode.
- Now, connect your phone to the PC via a USB cable.
- Once you are connected, now open the downloaded ODIN.exe file.
- When you connect the USB cable you will see a blue sign in Odin.
- Now, load the patched boot.tar file in the AP section.
- Go to Option and see whether the Auto Reboot and F-Reset Time selected or not). If not then select these two. Don’t select re-partition.
- Now, tap on the Start button to root your device.
- Your device will reboot when the process will complete.
- Then wait for a few minutes. The first boot will take some time.
- You’re done. Enjoy!
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