Root Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus 2018 SM-A605F/FN/GN Pie 9.0 using TWRP and Magisk (A6+)

Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus 2018, aka A6+ already received Samsung’s One UI Pie 9.0 Upgrade.  With Minimum of 2 GB RAM on our ported mobiles, One UI is working better than the Old Firmware. It is a Ported ROM, so there may be some bugs. But, When Optimized version updated in your mobile, you can expect a lot more performance Improvement. If you are a Long-time Samsung user, you can notice some lag issues in the OS. But, In One UI, it works better. So, In My opinion, you don’t have to root your mobile to uninstall Bloatware apps. Because with 4 GB of RAM, It can handle a lot of apps. Rooting will trigger Knox. So, your mobile will not get official updates from Samsung. You have to flash the firmware every time manually. But, after root you can flash firmware using Flashify app. If you flash using ODIN, you will lose root access. If you are a Developer or Regular root user, you can follow below steps to root your mobile.
GALAXY A6 Plus with Dessert Mountain Background

Why should you Root Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus 2018?

First of all, thanks to topjohnwu – this genius is one who discovered and maintaining Magisk. We thank you for the hard work of TWRP Team and XDA Developer- ashyt16. Without this developer, this rooting method is not possible. We Used Old TWRPs and modified them to work compatible with this mobile. If you planned to root your mobile, you should have a proper reason. Samsung is Already releasing regular patch updates for your device. You already received Pie 9.0 One UI Upgrade. The security patch is correct on 45-90 days interval. The OS has already optimized for your Mobile. The problem is, you have enough 4 GB RAM and Qualcomm SDM450 Snapdragon 450 Processor. If you worry about Bloatware apps, 4 GB RAM can handle apps better than you think. So, if you want to root because everybody is doing, I advise don’t root If you didn’t have any experience.

How to Root Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus 2018/ A6+ Pie 9.0 (SM-A605F/ SM-A605FN/ SM-A605G/ SM-A605GN)

Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus 2018 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.

But In the below method, we are going to Root this device by using Magisk and Install TWRP. 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 A6 Plus 2018. 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 Galaxy A6 Plus 2018 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 A6 Plus 2018.

Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus 2018 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 A6 Download Mode Warning Screen

  • 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+ Volume Down + Power buttons to boot into Recovery mode.

Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus 2018 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 down the Volume Down+ Volume Up button and connect your micro USB Cable.
  • Press the Volume Up button to continue when you see the warning message.

  • Now, connect the Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus 2018 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 A6 Plus 2018. If you installed TWRP, Don’t turn on your mobile. Immediately, move to Magisk Installation steps.

Install Magisk, no-verity-opt-encrypt, and RMM State By-Pass in your Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus 2018 using TWRP

Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus 2018 TWRP

  • Boot it into recovery mode->Volume Up + Home+ Power Button.
  • 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 RMM State By-Pass.zip. Same process on no-verity-opt-encrypt installation.
  • Return to Home of TWRP select Install.
  • Select Magisk.zip.
  • 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.

Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus 2018 Root Checker Status

  • If you didn’t find Magisk in App Drawer, you should repeat the process from OEM fix installation.

What More?

You should not Boot into Normal OS Booting, after TWRP. After TWRP Flash, Immediately Boot into Recovery or Else you will get Warning message FRP Lock. If you accidentally urged and boot frequently, Don’t panic, flash official A6 Plus 2018 stock firmware to get back into stock OS. You should Install zip files one by one in TWRP. Don’t change the Installation order.

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12 thoughts on “Root Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus 2018 SM-A605F/FN/GN Pie 9.0 using TWRP and Magisk (A6+)

    • You should flash RMM State Bypass and no-verity after the TWRP flash. Press Power Button and Boot into Recovery Mode and Flash those files.

    • We are aware of this issue. We are already working in the backend. After the latest security patch update, We can’t install TWRP directly. We have to modify our firmware Boot image. So, We completely changed the article and added some extra Steps. Follow the guide; It will work with all Pie 9.0 versions. If you face any problem, comment again.

  1. I rooted my phone successfully, but when I use a password or pin and then when to try to unlock my phone with that same password or pin, it doesn’t unlock in Samsung a6 plus.

  2. I have done everything step by step, and I ended up with (not rooted device) by Root Checker. And all steps have completed any idea?

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