Root Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 SM-A720F Oreo 8.0 using TWRP

Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 released with A5 2017 with the Same RAM capacity But in Different sizes. As I already mentioned in the A5 2017 rooting process, If you use it for regular usage, you can still use this device for Two or more years, if you maintain correctly because this device is receiving regular patch updates from Samsung. Even If Samsung stopped regular patch updates, they would move this device to Quad-Year updates means, you will receive updates for every 120 days, that will contain 60-90 days patch coverage. But If you use it for some heavy usage applications, you should root your device. Follow the below steps, carefully to achieve root on your device.
Samsung A7 2017 With Plant Root Background

Why should you Root Samsung Galaxy A7 2017?

It has the Same RAM as A5 2017. It has a High Performing processor compare with A5 2017. Also, the Exynos processor performs less compare with Snapdragon processors, Say 3-5%. You face daily lag, sometimes random restarts due to Overheat processor and RAM usage, even for small consuming apps. So, after rooting, I can expect Lag-free experience? Probably. Also if we hibernate and remove a lot of unwanted apps, and optimize some apps, your device is hardware limited. But, within these limits, we can enhance the performance by 30-50% compared with your old usage. If you use Lite weight Custom ROMs, you can expect a 50-80% improvement in performance based on what custom OS you are choosing.

How to Root Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 SM-A720F Oreo

Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 comes with a flexible bootloader other than Verizon devices. Verizon devices come with locked Bootloader. This means that the other smartphone variants can be easily rooted. Also, the device can accept to install TWRP recovery or any other custom recovery file/app alike.

TWRP recovery is a custom recovery file that 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 A7 2017. 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 Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 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.

  • Select TWRP Based on the mobile model number.
  • Make sure your device battery is charged above 50%

  • Backup your current files and data, just in case (save them on external storage).

Pre-Requirement Steps

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 A7 2017.

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

  • Download Magisk.Zip (Latest Version) and Copy it to Your Phone Memory.
  • Download and save the TWRP File. Please select the correct model number TWRP file.

Flash TWRP using ODIN

Samsung A7 2017 Download Mode

 

  • Restart the device. Then, enter into Download mode. To do this; press and hold down the Volume Down + Home+ Power buttons at the same time for some time.

Samsung A7 2017 Download Mode Warning Screen

 

  • Press the Volume Up button to continue when you see the warning message.

  • Now, connect the Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 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 good 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 A7 2017. If you installed TWRP, Don’t turn on your mobile. Immediately, move to Magisk Installation steps.

Install Magisk in your Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 using 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.
  • Select Magisk.Zip.
  • After the Installation Reboot Your Mobile.

What More?

Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 is a Mid-Range phone; There are regular monthly updates, from Samsung for a long duration. But, If you use Lite weight Custom Roms, you can expect a considerable performance Improvement. So, If you have little knowledge of tech, I advise you to Root and uninstall some unwanted apps. You can also flash some Custom ROMs. If you flash Custom ROM, check what is working and what is not working. It is wise to use Some Official Custom ROMs like Lineage.

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24 thoughts on “Root Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 SM-A720F Oreo 8.0 using TWRP

  1. I did all the steps, odin reply as “PASS!”, but when I boot in recovey mode, android load an blue screen with an “updating system” message and dont load twrp. I’m afraid that the last security updates (2019) reinforce the access to unlock inner features. Thanks for the tutorial.

    • Hey, thank you for giving better details, about what happened. Did you Boot into first Boot as Recovery or Normal OS?

      • Hi.how can i go from odin mode directly to the recovery mode?
        I tried couple times and installed twrp multiple times but evert time i go to recovery mode it bring’s blue screen with android animation and it says no command.after a while it goes to regular recovery mode screen and there is no sign of twrp.what should i do??

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  2. Hey Selva Ganesh. Some time ago, I had successfully installed Android 8.0.0 OS on my Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) (Model: SM-A720F) device and rooted it via the specific rooting tools after a few failed attempts. Today on Saturday 24th August, I’ve decided to log into SamMobile and download and install the latest available Android 8.0.0 according to my country, due to software issues I’ve been experiencing, such as unsuccessful transferring of files between my device and my laptop, and lags in keyboard functionalities which caused me to make typographical errors. I have successfully installed the latest Android 8.0.0 on my device, but I am currently on a 7-day delay as a result of flash installing the firmware. I would have to wait until the seven days have expired to root my device. After my device is successfully rooted again, is it possible for me to flash install custom firmware without having to experience another 7-day delay?
    I look forward to your reply. Thanks in advance.

    • :). People try to contact when they are facing the problem. There are a lot of users using our posts. The error ratio is much lower comparing with the usage. We always test before post. Sometimes, The method includes a lot of steps. So, a lot of questions and mistakes can happen on the user side. We try our best to help them. Only a few people comment when they successfully did the process. Others ignore to comment..:)

  3. Hi, I have sm-a720f 8.0.0 build number r16nw.a720fxxu8csf1 I can’t found root file how can I download root file can you help me, friends, pls.

  4. Hi. I have done all the steps correctly, I even installed the twrp recovery, and it showed pass, but when I tried to boot my phone into twrp recovery, it just went to the normal recovery instantly. plz Help.

    • Un-Tick the Auto Reboot in ODIN. It won’t boot into recovery until you press the key combinations. Press Volume Down+ Power to exit download mode and press Volume Up+Power button immediately to enter into recovery mode.

    • The important part is you should not boot into standard OS after the TWRP flash. If you do, You will lose TWRP. You should flash the Magisk in the first TWRP boot.

      • I have the same problem I unticked and Odin Pass but cannot get button combination right…more than five times I repeat the same procedure and no luck…please advice further

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