Samsung Galaxy A9 2016 is still an excellent device now. With the 4 GB RAM and Qualcomm MSM8976 Snapdragon 652 Processor, It can compete with some Mid-Rangers available. As you know, Snapdragon Variants some time have individual performance compare with Exynos Processor devices. But, Some times the OS and Some Bloatware may feel Laggy. If you are a Regular user who uses your mobile for normal usage and gaming, use it for 1-2 Years. But, If you use it for heavy Gaming usage, Rooting can Increase performance, If you optimize correctly by removing RAM eating Bloatware. If you use Custom ROMs, you can expect more Increase in Performance.
Why should you Root Samsung Galaxy A9 2016?
You have a strong reason for rooting. Samsung is Already releasing regular patch updates for your device. Ya, There are no Major upgrades like Pie 9.0 Update, But the security patch is mostly Bloatware free. The OS is already optimized. You have Enough 4 GB RAM to use daily apps without Lag. But beyond, 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 don’t root If you didn’t have any experience.
How to Root Samsung Galaxy A9 2016 SM-A910F Oreo 8.0
Samsung Galaxy A9 2016 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.
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 A9 2016. 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 A9 2016 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).
Enable USB Debugging Mode and OEM Unlock in 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 A9 2016.
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 in your PC.
- Download Magisk.Zip (Download Latest version) and no-verity-opt-encrypt, Copy it to Your Phone Memory. We Need to flash RMM State to avoid OEM Lock automatically in future after the Root process.
Download and save the TWRP File. Select Correct TWRP file from Below. This TWRPs can support Up to Oreo.
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 + Home + Power buttons and connect your micro USB Cable.
Press the Volume Up button to continue when you see the warning message.
Now, connect the A9 2016 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!!!
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.
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 A9 2016. If you installed TWRP, Don’t turn on your mobile. Immediately, move to Magisk Installation steps.
Install Magisk, no-verity-opt-encrypt in your Samsung Galaxy A9 2016 using TWRP
- Boot it Into recovery mode->Volume Up + 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 Installation again Navigate to Home select Install. Select no-verity-opt-encrypt.
- After the Installation Reboot Your Mobile.
- You can also install Magisk.apk in your Mobile Applications. RMM State is used to avoid OEM Lock after rooting.
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 A9 2016 stock firmware to get back into stock OS.
Selva Kumar is an Android Devices Enthusiast, Who Can Talk and Write About Anything If You Give a Hint About the respective devices. He is a Computer Science Graduate, Making His Career towards this Technology. He is always eager to try new Android devices — not only Software level but Hardware-level Also. Beyond this, He is a Good Swimmer, Guitarist.