Root Samsung Galaxy A10 SM-A105F/FN/G/M/N Pie 9.0 using Magisk and Install TWRP

After Samsung released their new completely modified OS One UI Pie 9.0, they added a lot of features, including enhanced security measures.  Due to this, We can’t root our mobile by flashing TWRP only. We have to flash the modified firmware with the help of Magisk and ODIN. Samsung Galaxy A10 comes with One UI Pie 9.0. So, this mobile can’t root using Old methods. Below We are going to root your mobile using magisk and then we can flash TWRP. We have TWRP so that we can install Custom ROMs. But, When Installing Unofficial Custom ROMs, you should check what will work and What Don’t. Most of the Unofficial versions are always have some bugs. Regular users don’t need to root your mobile. After rooting you will lose Official updates from Samsung. If you are a Developer or regular root apps user, you can follow below guide to root your mobile.
Samsung Galaxy A10 with Painting Background

Why should you Root Samsung Galaxy A10?

You should have a strong reason for rooting. Samsung Already released One UI 9.0 Pie and is already optimized. You have More than Enough 2 GB RAM to use daily apps without Lag for years. Yes, I know, you may think, 2 GB RAM is not enough in this modern Android world. But, Trust me One UI is far better than other Custom Skin OS. You can use this device without lag for years until Samsung mess with some Bloatware. But beyond, this not go reasons, you are addicted to some root apps, or you are a frequent user of some Custom OS, you can proceed further. But if you want to root because everybody is doing, I advise you, don’t root If you didn’t have any experience. For regular users, It can become a Nightmare.

How to Root Samsung Galaxy A10 Pie 9.0 (SM-A105F, SM-A105FN, SM-A105G, SM-A105M, SM-A105N)

First of all, thanks to topjohnwu – this genius is one who discovered and maintaining Magisk. We also thank XDA Developer- afaneh92, Who tested and succeeded in this method.

Samsung Galaxy A10 International variants come with a flexible bootloader. This means that the smartphone can be easily rooted. Also, the device can accept to install TWRP recovery or any other custom recovery file/app alike. Don’t try with Snapdragon US Variants like Verizon devices. They come with locked Bootloader.

But In the below method, we are going to Root this device by using Magisk and Install TWRP. You can install TWRP using the official App when it is released. TWRP recovery is a custom recovery file which must be installed on Samsung Galaxy devices because you can root them successfully. In this article, we explained the easiest method to follow and install TWRP recovery on Samsung Galaxy A10. However, the tool required for rooting this device is the Magisk App.

With the help of TWRP Recovery, you can quickly flash the latest version of Magisk into your A10 to gain root access. Before sharing the tutorial, you may want to know that, with the TWRP recovery present on your device, you can easily install any custom ROM or firmware. Does it seem complicated? Relax, everything will be explained succinctly in bullets.

Things to check out for;

  • Check your device model number.

  • Install Latest Magisk Manager.
  • Make sure your device battery is charged above 50%

  • Backup your current files and data- Full Data Loss Process (save them on external storage).

  • You cannot use Samsung Pay, Secured folder, and some official apps from Samsung.
  • You can’t update your firmware, to get new firmware you have to follow the below steps with the latest firmware.
  • Read full tutorial before the process.

Pre-Requirement Steps

Unlock Bootloader

Enabling developer option

  • Enable USB Debugging Mode and OEM Unlock on your mobile. To do this; go to settings >>> about >>> Tap on the “Build Number” 7-10 times consistently to enable “Developer Options,” then go to the “Developer Options” and enable USB Debugging Mode and OEM Unlock. There is no complicated process in the Samsung Galaxy A10.

Samsung Galaxy A10 Download Mode

  • Switch off your device. Enter into Download Mode-> Volume Down+Volume Up and Connect your mobile with PC using USB Cable. When Download mode warning screen Appears, Press Volume Up button to unlock Bootloader.

Samsung Galaxy Bootloader Warning Screen

  • The above process will wipe your User Data. After Setup your device, Please recheck the OEM Unlock in the settings. Sometimes It Will Lock Again.

Preparing Patched Boot Image file

  • Download and install the Samsung USB driver to your computer system.

  • Also, download the ODIN software. Select above Oreo version in the ODIN list. Install ODIN on your PC.

  • Download forced_encryption_disabler, RMM State Bypass. We Need to flash RMM State to avoid OEM Lock automatically in future after the Root process, and no-verity-opt-encrypt. We Need to flash encryption disabler to avoid Boot Warnings in the future after the Root process. Copy all these files to the external SD Card.
  • You should download the TWRP file from below. If you need Custom Recovery or you can skip this step. Copy this file to PC for flash using ODIN.
  • You can use Phone Info to know your firmware version.
  • Download 7Zip-ZS Install on your PC. Extract the files in downloaded firmware using 7Zip-ZS. You will get four data. Copy “AP.tar.md5” file to your mobile.
  • Download Magisk Manager (Download Latest version) or Magisk canary and Install it on your mobile. Open Installed Magisk and Select Install in Magisk, It will ask For zip file and Patch Boot Image File. Select the Boot Image file.

Magisk Boot Image File

  • Navigate to your copied Boot Image File and patch the file.

Magisk Firmware Patch Process

  • Wait for the process to complete, In the end, you will get magisk patched .tar file. The .tar file will be in the same folder where you have the Stock firmware file.
  • Copy magisk_patched.tar file to your PC.

Step 1: Flash Patched Boot Image using ODIN

  • Switch off your Mobile. Enter into Download mode->Volume Down+ Volume Up Buttons and Connect Your Mobile To PC via USB Cable, After Samsung Logo Appear, Release all keys.

Samsung Galaxy A10 Download Mode

  • After entering into Download Mode, it will say Warning, Press Volume Up button to continue.
  • Launch Odin Application.

ODIN Added Message

  • It Will Show the message added.
  • If you did not get this message Repeat the above steps.

ODIN software screenshot

  • After Getting Added Message Select, AP/PDA Button then Browse for the magisk patched file selects it. All other three files should be Unpatched and Extracted from the firmware. So, Now you got four files in the ODIN. Un-Tick the Auto-Reboot.

Odin Auto Reboot

  • Press Start wait for the tasks to complete. After the process complete, Press Volume Down+ Power button to exit Download mode. When the screen goes off, Immediately Press Volume Up + Power buttons to boot into Recovery mode.

Samsung Galaxy A40 Recovery Mode

  • After entering into Stock recovery mode, Go to Wipe Data/Factory Reset and Select Yes to wipe data. It will erase your saved data in your device. Don’t Boot into OS, Read below Boot stages before booting.

Samsung Galaxy M40 Stock recovery

Boot into Rooted OS

  • Press and Hold Volume Up + Power buttons, release all the keys once the Bootloader warning appears. You have to set up your device like a new device. You can select the root status using Root Checker.
  • Stock Recovery Boot – Press and Hold Volume Up + Power buttons, release keys while you hold the Volume Up key.
  • You will see Magisk Manager in your App drawer. If you can’t find the app, you can install Magisk Manager in your mobile.

Step 2: Flash TWRP using ODIN

  • Connect your USB cable with PC. Switch off your device. Then, enter into Download mode. To do this; press and hold Volume Down+ Volume Up Buttons and Connect Your Mobile To PC via USB Cable, After Samsung Logo Appear, Release all keys.
  • Press the Volume Up button to continue when you see the warning message.

  • Now, connect the Samsung Galaxy A10 mobile to the computer via USB cable.

  • Launch the Odin app on your computer. If the device is detected by this app (Odin), it will show you a message that reads – added!!!

ODIN Added Message

  • However, if the device is not correctly connected to the PC, you won’t see this message. So, you have to check the USB cable if it is reasonable and reconnect the device.
  • After connecting the Samsung device, click on the PDA/PA button to browse/search and get the TWRP from where you saved it on your PC. Also, navigate to “options” and Un-tick the Auto-Reboot.

Odin Auto Reboot

  • Click on “Start”

  • Once the file is loaded into the device, reboot your device.

  • Kudos, you have just Installed the TWRP on your Samsung Galaxy A10. If you installed TWRP, Don’t turn on your mobile. Immediately, move to Magisk Installation steps.

Install Magisk, no-verity-opt-encrypt, forced_encryption_disabler, and RMM State By-Pass in your Samsung Galaxy A10 using TWRP

Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus 2018 TWRP

  • Press Volume Down+ Power button to exit Download Mode, Immediately press Volume Up+ Power button to enter into TWRP recovery mode. If you accidentally boot into OS, you will lose TWRP. You have to flash the TWRP again.
  • Now it Will Boot into TWRP Recovery Mode.
  • Select Wipe->Advance Wipe->Select Cache Data.
  • Return to Home of TWRP select Install.

Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus 2018 Magisk no verity Installation

  • Select forced_encryption_disabler.zip.
  • Return to Home of TWRP select Install.
  • Select RMM State By-Pass.zip. Same process on no-verity-opt-encrypt and Magisk installation.
  • You should Install One by One. Don’t use add more zips feature in TWRP. After the Installation Reboot Your Mobile.
  • You can also install Magisk.apk in your Mobile Applications. no-verity-opt-encrypt is used to avoid the Encryption issue after rooting. You can check your root status using Root Checker.
  • If you didn’t find Magisk in App Drawer, you should Install Magisk app again.

What More?

In my opinion, you don’t need rooting for your Samsung Galaxy A10. If you thought, you could Improve Performance By root; With the Exynos 7884 Octa-Core processor and 2 GB RAM, your device can perform well. If you don’t know how much RAM you need, You will never use this much RAM. You should not Boot into Normal OS Booting, by pressing the power button, after firmware flash. It will boot you to Non-Rooted environment. If you accidentally urged and boot frequently, Don’t panic, after setup everything, switch off your device and boot into Rooted OS using above mentioned keys. If you root your device, because of the battery drain issues, you can optimize your battery without root.

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69 thoughts on “Root Samsung Galaxy A10 SM-A105F/FN/G/M/N Pie 9.0 using Magisk and Install TWRP

  1. Hey, thanks for the article!
    A question of understanding, though:
    Why do we have to patch the boot image file with Magisk?
    What does the patching do with the file?
    And is there a way to patch on the PC without the phone?

    Thanks!

    • After the Pie Update, Samsung added a lot of Security measures. So, We can’t flash TWRP directly to root our mobile. We have to modify the Boot file of your OS. That’s where magisk comes to help us. So, using this method, we can get root access without TWRP. When we want TWRP, we can flash using ODIN. But, Without modifying firmware, we can’t flash TWRP.

      • Hey, thanks for your answer!
        Also: is there a way to patch the files without access to the phone? Like on the PC?
        The thing is, I used a different guide earlier to flash TWRP with Odin. Unfortunately, that bricked my phone, so that it now boots directly into download mode.
        I can still access it with Odin, which gives me the hope of being able to repair it if I can flash the correct files. Just cant patch them with Magisk, as I can’t boot my phone properly 🙁

        Thanks
        Jay

        • You can use any phone to patch the firmware. The thing is You should only flash the Patched firmware in Correct model. You can also use Android Emulators to Install magisk and patch the Firmware.

          • Hey,
            thanks for the answer!
            So if I want to run magisk on an emulator to patch the firmware, does it have to run the same processor, etc. to emulate the right model.
            Do you know a good emulator that can do that?

            Thanks
            Jay

        • I have a solution for your problem; once you flash twrp or ROMs, make sure you’re [OEM SHOULD BE ENABLE]on your developer options whenever you restart or switch off your phone stock at boot animations. Make sure you check “OEM”is enable or not that the reason behind our phone bricked again.

  2. Hey Selva,
    Just a quick, curious question…
    If the TWRP works for SM-A105G? From what I knew so far(as of the time this message was written), it only works for Exynos or SM-A105F model only right? Want to make sure if it’s working, would’ve performed the September security patch of a firmware update of my SM-A105G with TWRP… Anyway, a bunch of thanks in advance for the above info, such an awesome one, mine pleasurable of appreciation for saying that it doesn’t mind to update me whether the TWRP is working on SM-A105G please & thumbs up to you yeah…

    • I can see a lot of excitement in your comment..:) Yes, You can root your mobile using this method, A10 mobiles comes with Exynos 7884 processor. So, We can root our mobiles. But, If it is your first time, Read the full article so that you can make arrangements before the process. In my opinion, If you root for Custom ROMs, There is no official ROMs are available. So, It is better to stay with this one UI. If you root for using root apps, you can try the VMOS Virtual Root App before this method.

    • Above TWRP 3.2.2 version supports Pie Version. But, After the Pie Update, Samsung added extra security measures. So, We have to modify the firmware. That’s why we patch the firmware first. Yes, It will work.

    • My Samsung A105f is telling me emergency calls only after I updated the system software please what can be done. I hardly use the phone to make calls or surf the Internet now.

      • Did you already root your mobile, or It happened when you update your mobile using OTA update using Software update option in settings?

  3. Hi,
    I can not go on to the second stage. I can not recover. The device switches directly to download mode. Whichever key I put directly into the download mode. I wonder where I did it wrong.
    I would be glad if you help.

    • You should flash the patched AP along with the three unpatched files. After the “PASS” message in ODIN, Press Volume Down+ Power to exit download mode and Press Volume Up+ Power to boot into recovery mode.

        • We mentioned earlier; This method is not like a regular Samsung Rooting method. You should carefully patch and flash the exact firmware file first. Without flashing the patched firmware file, you can’t install the TWRP. After the Unlock Bootloader process, If you got grey OEM to unlock, wait for 3-4 Days. In rare situations, It can happen. You can enable the OEM after these days.

  4. Hi
    When I’m flashing my phone with Odin, it stuck at sboot.bin.lz4
    And this is the log
    Added!!
    Checking MD5 finished Successfully.
    Leave CS.
    Odin engine v(ID:3.1207).
    NAND Write Start!!
    Single download.
    sboot.bin.lz4
    Can you help me?

        • Hi, I am a Little bit of confused here. Did you get the error when patching with Magisk or ODIN? Because after the patch, you will only get magiks_patched.tar file not, .lz4 file.

          • I already fix this problem. My phone oem has a problem, so I flash my phone, and I can flash the magisk_patched.tar. But I got a new problem. When I press volume down and power and immediately press volume up and power, I go back to download mode, and it writes error verifying vbmeta.img.

            Got any ideas?

          • I’m passed that step. But when I try to patch twrp with your method, my phone got a boot loop. Have an idea?

          • You should flash the patched firmware before this process. This method has Two patched file flash method.

  5. let me explain to you my problems with this method
    1. My oem bootloader is unlocked(it says Bootloader already unlocked)but I can t tap on the bottom because it is stuck and gray
    2. I patched the AP from the software you linked above but when I try to flash my phone return to Download mode, but after a few tries, I succeed but
    3. When I succeed to flash it I can’t flash TWRP(Odin says FAIL) I use the same Odin 1,13,1
    My phone is Samsung Galaxy A10 SM-105f

    • Unlike Xiaomi devices, Samsung, most of the time, only has TWRP recovery. There are no other variants. If we find, We will update. As for now, the TWRP is only the stable version available.

  6. Hello sir
    My phone SM-A105F from Saudi . I can’t use the local sim in Indonesia.
    Can you help to unlock the network?

  7. Hello, I have a Master’s Degree in computer sciences, but unfortunately, I am unable to root and change IME in MY Samsung galaxy A10F. I bring this mobile from Saudi Arabia. Pls, Anyone helps me to root my mobile.

    • You know mobile and computer-related topics. So, I think I can explain it to you quickly. We can’t change IME using the Root method, which is hardware related. You have to contact the nearby service center regarding this.

    • If you lock the bootloader, most of the root apps will not work. It also affects the Superuser permissions.

  8. hola que tal amigo saludos desde Panama, tengo un problema perdona mi ignorancia mi celular A105M esta rooteado con magisk lo rootee con el odin y esta todo bien toodo bien con el magisk la verificacion igual y esta el bootloader desbloqueado pero mi problema es que quiero instalar el twrp 3.3.1 entro en modo descarga y lo instalo por medio del odin y sale que esta todo bien pero al momento que termina de hacer el proceso se reinicia y se queda en el modo de descarga y solo se queda ahi y me sale unas letras rojas disiendo que hay un error en recovery…cual podria ser el problema

  9. creo que es lo mismo oem y bootloader jjejejee y mi otro problema es que actualize el A105m al android 10 pero no me reconocel el touch porque la pantalla no es original hay alguna solucion para eso y entonces tuve que regresarlo al android anterior para poder usarlo que era el 9… gracias

      • disculpa amigo tengo el a10 parchado con el magisk_patched.tar y los otros tres archivos sin el parche osea serian 4 y rooteado con el magisk todo bien pero el twrp no lo puedo instalar me sale fail
        al tratar de instalarlo con el odin osea no lo puedo instalar me sale error…

        y con respecto a la version Pie, yo actualize al android 10 pero esa actualizacion no reconoce el touch de pantalla porque es generica china osea no es original y tuve que volver a la versión Pie porque ese firmware si reconoce el touch pero queria saber si hay una solucion o un fix touch para solucionarlo…Gracias…

        • Primera versión flash internacional de Android 10. Luego flashee el archivo de parche Magisk correspondiente. Después del exitoso parche Flash Magisk, instale TWRP.

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