The Samsung Galaxy A71 was released recently with upper mid-range hardware specifications like Snapdragon 730 chipset, 6GB/8GB of RAM, 128GB of internal storage, 64MP quad rear cameras, and more. Here in this article, we will share with you an easy method to root your Galaxy A71 using the Magisk app. Well, there is no need for TWRP Recovery 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 A71 device comes with variants like SM-N770F/DS (Global). To root your Galaxy A71, you need to download the required firmware as per your device build number, and then patch the boot image using the Magisk app. To do that, you can simply follow our step by step guide.
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 A71 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 subsystem.
Now, head over to the device specifications and features as well.
Samsung Galaxy A71 Specifications: Overview
The Samsung Galaxy A71 sports a 6.7 inches Super AMOLED display with an FHD+ resolution i.e. with 1080 x 2400 pixels. It has a screen to body ratio of 87.2 percent, an aspect ratio of 20:9, a pixel density of 393 PPI. The display has also an under-display optical fingerprint scanner which also gets protects by this old Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
Underneath the Samsung Galaxy A71, it sports the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 SoC and this SoC is built on the 7nm process. To the GPU side, it has the Adreno 618 which is 30% faster compared to the old Adreno 616. The device has 6GB and 8GB of LPDDR4 RAM and 128GB of UFS 2.1 internal storage. This is further expandable via a micro SD card up to 1TB. The device has a dedicated type SIM card slot where you can insert two Nano type SIM cards a micro SD card at the same time.
Coming to the optics, the Samsung Galaxy A71 has a quad rear camera setup which gets arranges in vertical setup ( in an L shape ) to the left of the device along with the flash module. This rear camera setup includes a primary 64MP In-house Samsung GW1 sensor with f/1.7 aperture value, PDAF, and also for Electronic Image Stabilisation ( EIS ). This sensor pairs with a secondary 12MP ultra wide-angle sensor with f/2.2 aperture value. And, it has a tertiary 5 MP depth sensor with f/2.2 aperture value which will be used for taking portrait shots.
The Samsung Galaxy A71 packs a large 4,500 mAh battery which charges over a USB type C port. This battery also supports for 25W fast charging tech from the brand. Sadly the device doesn’t come with support for other charging facilities like wireless charging, reverse charging and many others. The device runs on One Ui 2.0 which is based on the latest Android 10. Coming to the biometric options, the device comes with an in-display fingerprint scanner and also face unlock. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, NFC (market dependant), FM radio, and USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, and many more.
Definition of Root
Smartphone Rooting is just like a 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 A71, even the files which 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 device.
- Install the Xposed Framework and Xposed module support.
- Uninstall Bloatware on Galaxy A71.
- 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 A71 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
- Supported model:
- Galaxy A71: SM-A715F (Global)
- Galaxy A71 Firmware:
- SM-A715F: 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.Guide to Extract Boot Image File and rename to .tar file
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 A71
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 A71 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 Root of the device internal storage.
- A Windows PC or Laptop and a USB cable are required.
- Download 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 A71 Using Magisk
After following the pre-requirements and unlocking the bootloader, in order to Root Galaxy A71 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 the 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!
We assume this guide is really helpful to you and you have successfully rooted your Samsung Galaxy A71 device by using Magisk. In case of any issue, do let us know in the comments below.