Root Samsung Galaxy A70 SM-A705FN/GM/MN Pie 9.0 using Magisk

Samsung Galaxy A70 comes with One UI Pie 9.0 version as a default OS. A70 has a bundle of Flagship level features. With 6/8 GB RAM and Mid-Range Snapdragon processor, It is a Powerful device. Also, you will receive Two Major Upgrades and regular patch updates from Samsung. So, Both Hardware and Software side, you are safe. Compare with Old OS; One UI is optimized in every way to bring a lot of features in UI and Performance. If you root your mobile, you will lose Official Software updates from Samsung. Also, Rooted mobiles need regular optimizations. You will lose HD streaming Support in Netflix and Amazon Prime. If you are a regular root apps user, you can root your mobile using below steps.
Samsung Galaxy A70 With Ice Lake Background

Why should you Root Samsung Galaxy A70?

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 6 GB RAM to use daily apps without Lag for years. 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 A70 Pie 9.0 (SM-A7050/ SM-A705F/ SM-A705FN/ SM-A705GM/ SM-A705MN)

First of all, thanks to topjohnwu – XDA developer for finding this way and this genius is a one who discovered and maintaining Magisk. We Also thank another XDA Developer- Avicohen21, Who tried in the mobile and Successfully tested this method. Samsung Galaxy A70 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, not 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 A70. 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 A70 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 A70.

Samsung A70 Download Mode

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

Samsung Galaxy A70 Bootloader Warning Screen

Preparing Magisk Patched Firmware

  • 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 Samsung Galaxy A70 Firmware and save it on your Device’s Internal Storage. Your Current OS version and Downloaded Version AP and CSC should be Same.
  • You can use Phone Info to know your firmware version.
  • Extract all the files from the downloaded .zip file — copy “AP” 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 AP File and patch the file.

Samsung Galaxy A6 2018 AP copy for Magisk Patch

  • 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.

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 A50 Download Mode Warning Message

  • 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.

Samsung Galaxy A6 2018 ODIN Flash Screenshot

  • After Getting Added Message Select, AP/PDA Button then Browse for the magisk patched file selects it. Un-Tick the Auto-Reboot. Same goes for all the extracted data. You should choose all the files other than AP. AP should be magisk patched file.

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 A70 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 A6 2018 Recovery Warning Screen

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.

What More?

In my opinion, Samsung Galaxy A70 doesn’t need rooting; If you thought, you could Improve Performance By root, With the Qualcomm SDM675 Snapdragon 675 and 6/8 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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46 thoughts on “Root Samsung Galaxy A70 SM-A705FN/GM/MN Pie 9.0 using Magisk

  1. I followed all the steps, and when I opened Odin, I didn’t show any message, so I repeated the steps, but it didn’t show again.
    What do I do?

  2. Hi, I have followed all instructions as you saying but it challenging to root A70. I love rooted phone because I gain more features.

    • Until the Oreo version, It is a simple task. We Need Correct TWRP that’s all. But after the pie update, Samsung added extra security measures, so, We have to go through all these steps. Currently, there is no natural substitute for this method.

      • BRO, I want to install twrp in my phone galaxy a705fn, but when I try Message appears in Download mode … Only Official Released Binaries Are Allowed To Be Flashed “vbmeta.”

        • There is no official TWRP versions are available. If you want to use this Magisk method, Your current firmware build number should be the same with the Patched Firmware file.

    • It is a magisk patched method. So, you have to create a patch file on your own from the firmware. Follow the steps.

  3. Hello, I followed all the steps correctly with every patch, compilation, but at the end, I was not magisk install it, but it did not show me that it was installed, even download root checker, but that also did not work, you know why I am not left?
    Another problem is TWRP I can’t install it; I don’t know if it’s because it’s still * new *

    • This method is based on Magisk, not TWRP. Use this method If you want to use Root apps. You can’t Install custom ROM. Your patched firmware and your mobile firmware build number should be the same.

    • When you Root, you have full control over your mobile. So, you should be aware of what you are doing with your system files. Unless you are not dealing with the system files, you are safe.

  4. Bro, I download the official version and unzip the file, patching the tar file in magisk and flash with the patched tar file, and in the end, the phone, my phone is bricked because I m not using the official software.

  5. I am going to try now is it still working am downloading all the files same firmware am on now any extra note bro i start

  6. I got the operation failed. I did everything, and it says operation failed like within 4sec of flashing the ap patched file with the other stock file need help pls.

  7. Thanks for your efforts Sir,
    Before proceeding, I want to ask a question: does this method allow me to delete bloat-wares or move the app on SD ? which is more powerful, really: SuperSu or Magisk?

  8. Only Official Released Binaries Are Allowed To Be Flashed “vbmeta.”
    I follow all steps; firmware patched the same as installed.
    What have I to do to solve it?

  9. Hi bro, if my phone gets bricked, how can I resolve it… I don’t want to start and end up with a bricked phone without any solution during this situation.

  10. Ok, following this guide to the part ‘Read below Boot stages before booting.’
    Is there something missing from this guide?
    I went through the setup again once the phone booted. The root didn’t work. Magisk nowhere to be seeing. I installed Magisk Manager back, and it says ‘Magisk not installed.’ So none of it worked?
    Can’t install Magisk from zip file from within recovery because it says ‘Signature verification failed.’

    • You have to boot Rooted Environment as per the instructions. If you don’t, you will be noted in the regular OS. Follow the instructions after the patched file flash.

      • Ok, so in recovery – If I press the power and volume up, the bar for ‘reboot into the system’ goes green. I release, and it just boots up – no magisk installed. It may all be very apparent to you, but your wording is confusing, and I don’t know what all you mean by your last paragraphs of the guide.

        • 1. You did the patched flash process.
          2.Exit download mode using key combinations.
          3. Immediately press volume up+power until the bootloader unlocked warning appears, now release all keys.

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