Root Samsung Galaxy J7 Max SM-G615F/FU Oreo 8.1 using TWRP

Samsung Galaxy J7 Max comes with enough 4 GB RAM. This device is also received Oreo version and well Optimized apps. As you know, with 4 GB RAM, you can use a lot of heavy apps, without Lag issues. But in Gaming, you can notice some performance issues. If you are a regular user, you don’t need root. Because It requires some proper care about your mobile.  Or else the security of your mobile can be vulnerable. If you are a developer, you can enhance the performance by Lite weight ROMs. So, the decision is purely your choice. It has the right Hardware but Custom Skin OS. Regular users can use Lineage OS; it is best compared with other Custom OS.
Galaxy J7 Max with Mountain Tree Background

Why should you Root Samsung Galaxy J7 Max?

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 after Oreo update. 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 J7 Max SM-G615F/FU Oreo 8.1

Samsung Galaxy J7 Max 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 J7 Max. 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 J7 Max 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 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 J7 Max.

  • 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 no-verity-opt-encrypt to avoid Encryption issues in the future after the Root process. 
  • Download and save the TWRP File. Select the Correct TWRP file from Below. This TWRPs can support Up to Oreo.

Flash TWRP using ODIN

Samsung Galaxy J7 Max Download Mode

  • 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.

Samsung Galaxy J7 Max Download Mode Warning Screen


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

  • Now, connect the J7 Max 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


Also Read-  Root Samsung Galaxy A80 SM-A8050/F Android 10 using Magisk

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 J7 Max. 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 J7 Max 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. no-verity-opt-encrypt is used to avoid encryption warnings after rooting.

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 J7 Max stock firmware to get back into stock OS.

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90 thoughts on “Root Samsung Galaxy J7 Max SM-G615F/FU Oreo 8.1 using TWRP

  1. Not working with oreo rom of j7 max.its booting in stock recovery sometimes or sometimes it’s not going into recovery mode after long-pressing vol up +home+ power key. Please help.

    • You should Install the Magisk in the First Boot. Or Else you will lose root access. After the TWRP flash Press Volume Down+ Power Button, Immediately Press Volume Up+ Home + Power Button to boot into recovery.

  2. Following your mentioned procedure, could I retain my present version Oreo 8.1.0? I wish the Root facility & want to maintain my current version. Thanks for your replies.

    • Yes in some regions. It comes without a glowing ring in the back. If your model matches precisely the same, you can proceed further.

    • FRP Lock is Factory Reset Protection. So, If you Factory reset your mobile, using Settings or Stock Recovery, It will ask for the previous logged in Google Account. To prevent other users from using your mobile, Google and Samsung added this extra security feature. It can appear as a UI, or It will appear in the Boot screen warning. Flash respective firmware and Log in with your details.

    • After the Marshmallow version, most of the Samsung mobiles can’t root without PC. Follow the steps; If you stuck in any step comment again, We could help you.

  3. My mobile is updated in February 2020 to the latest oreo. And model is
    SM-G615FU, I downloaded the corresponding file and flashed using Odin’s latest version removed auto reboot. While entering the recovery mode, it is taking me to the Stock recovery mode, not twrp. Please help me. I need twrp for this model Or provide me twrp 3.2 version.

    • You should boot into TWRP after the ODIN Flash. You should not boot into the regular OS. Or Else, you will lose TWRP.

  4. I didn’t get any error in odin…it showed PASS! The problem is I could not get into twrp recovery, but it opens in custom recovery

    • Un-tick, the auto reboot, use volume down+power to exit download mode, and press volume up+power to boot into recovery.

      • I have tried it all over n over n over n over again…still I couldn’t get into twrp recovery.
        Please tell me how do I convert the recovery.img file to recovery.tar…?
        Gigantic thanks for your previous replies

          • Thanks for all your replies. It didn’t work on smg615fu oreo 8.1.0. At first, I downgraded it to Nougat 7.0 and tried to root, and I successfully rooted my Samsung Galaxy on max SM-G615FU.

          • If you have root access, you can use the Flashify app to flash the Oreo firmware without losing root.

    • Installing Samsung firmware using TWRP may not work correctly. Before flashing it with TWRP, take a complete backup after the firmware installation. Flash Magisk. Or Else, you will lose root access.

        • Currently, there are no stable version ROMs are available. If you prefer unofficial versions, you can get them in the XDA forum.

          • Sir plz help me j7max use and install twrp try again but flash full complete not open twrp why

          • Press Volume Down+Power to exit download mode and Immediately press volume up+Powerr to boot into recovery.

  5. Not Working on 8.1.0, it always goes to stock recovery while pressing Vol – power and then Vol+ home power. Every trick is not working. Thank You.

    • Did you get “PASS” in ODIN? After the successful flash, Press Volume Down+Power to exit download mode and Press Volume Up+Power to boot into recovery. The boot should be the first boot. If you miss, you will lose TWRP recovery.

      • Very sorry for the late reply!
        Odin has passed twrp but uses the combination keys. As you mentioned, it shows error recovery:0 and restarts automatically again. I press volume + power home key shows the same error recovery:0 and then restart. On the next restart, it let me into stock recovery. No solution!
        It may be the latest security patch Feb 2020, making problems.
        I downgraded and use the same method you mentioned is working Awesome! Thank You!

          • I have used the latest recovery twrp_3.2.3-1_sm-g615f_18219.tar on the newest Update “Samsung Security patch level Feb 2020” of J7 Max. Used the same your method and now working. Please Update your twrp recovery link you are using too old TWRP. Thanks!

  6. In TWRP, When I give wipe cache and data, it shows errors like:
    I could not mount /data and unable to find the footer.
    Failed to mount ‘/data’ (Invalid argument)
    Unable to recreate /data/media folder.
    Failed mounting and so. Unable to wipe /data.

    • Sorry for the late reply, bro. That has a problem with mounting /data.
      So every time I need to do anything in /data using TWRP, I need to change the filesystem and revert to original, which deletes all data in /data. So I did all and anyhow rooted.

      So if I turnoff OEM unlock, won’t the device re-boot?

  7. I booted into TWRP but can’t put magisk in phone memory there.
    How to put magisk in phone memory?. Because when I install TWRP, it deletes data.
    Also, after installing TWRP when I wipe cache, it says unable to mount storage.

  8. How to solve mount ‘/data'(invalid argument) and unable to mount storage error in twrp.Could you let me which no-verity-opt-encrypt version compatible for j7 max SM-G615F/DS

  9. After finishing flashing on my j7max device when I start mobile, it says
    “Verification failed, unable to restart your device.the integrity verification has failed. you need to reset your device to factory default settings.this will erase all your data.”
    please help me fix this problem

  10. Bro, I got an issue after rooting it.
    In Jio, only internet(LTE) works; VoLTE(calling/messaging) is not working.
    If I use JioVoice App also, OTPs are not getting verified automatically.

    Expecting reply ASAP

  11. Every time after entering to TWRP from OS, /data not valid or mount error in TWRP, after changing the extension etx2 to ext4, it’s mount but entering to oreo /data again not mounting error why ???

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