Today, we are going to share a detailed guide on how to install TWRP recovery on Samsung Galaxy A6 and Galaxy A6+ and after installing TWRP recovery on these devices, we’ll root Samsung Galaxy A6/A6+ 2018.
Magisk is one of the most popular and handy tools to root Samsung Galaxy A6/A6+ (2018). Once the rooting process completes, you get rid of all the unwanted apps, use root-enabled apps or mods like Dolby Atmos, or get some additional features. Go ahead and follow the given guide to install TWRP recovery on Samsung Galaxy A6/A6+ and root it. Thanks to XDA senior member BlackMesa123 and ashyx that an unofficial TWRP recovery for Galaxy A6 and A6+ is now available for these devices.
Let’s talk about the hardware specifications of the Samsung Galaxy A6. Samsung announced Galaxy A6 with a 5.6″ Super AMOLED display, powered by an Exynos 7870 chip, coupled with 3/4GB of RAM, and brings 32GB/64GB storage options. Galaxy A6 is a mid-range Samsung’s flagship device that continues in the footsteps of the A-series. Galaxy A6 is running on Android 8.0 Oreo out-of-the-box. Now proceed to given guide root Samsung Galaxy A6/A6+ (2018) and install TWRP recovery.
Please note that you can use this guide for the SM-A600* and SM-A605* models only. Do not try to flash this firmware on any other devices or incorrect variants.
AndroidBlog will not responsible for any kind of damage occurred to your Galaxy A6 or A6+ during or after the rooting process. Rooting will void the warranty permanently. After getting root access on your device, KNOX will no longer function because it depends on apps like Samsung Pay and Secure Folder.
Take a look on the pre-requirement section below before proceeding to the given guide to root Samsung Galaxy A6/A6+ (2018).
- We strongly recommend taking the full backup of all your important data like SMS, contacts, and media files etc. You can follow this guide to backup your data quickly.
- Download and install the latest Samsung USB drivers.
- Enable USB debugging on Galaxy A6: Navigate to the device ‘Settings’ -> ‘About phone’ -> ‘Software information’. Tap on the ‘Build Number’ continuously until ‘Developer mode has been enabled.’ message appears on the screen.
- Make sure that the battery level of your phone about 70% to 80% to avoid unexpected shutting down during the process.
- Also, enable OEM Unlocking in Developer Options. Go to ‘Settings’ -> ‘Aditional settings’ and tap on ‘Developer options’. Scroll down and enable the ‘OEM Unlock’ toggle.
- TWRP Recovery for Samsung Galaxy A6: TWRP-3.2.3-TwrpBuilder-a6ltexx-2018-11-26_20-43.tar
- TWRP Recovery for Samsung Galaxy A6+: twrp_3.2.3-1_sm-a605_141218.tar
- RMM Bypass: RMM-State_Bypass_Mesa_v2.zip – This fixes the RMM State – Pre-Normal issue (OEM unlock disappearing after reboot) on 2018 Samsung devices
- DM Verity fix: no-verity-opt-encrypt zip
- Download Magisk Installer zip: Magisk-v18.0.zip
- Download Odin flash tool: Odin v3.13.1.zip
Steps: Install TWRP Recovery on Samsung Galaxy A6/A6+ (2018)
- First of all, download TWRP recovery img for Samsung Galaxy A6/A6+ from the above link on the desktop of your PC.
- Turn OFF the phone completely.
- While your device is Turned OFF, hold the Volume Down + Volume Up + Power buttons together to enter Download Mode.
- While Galaxy A6/A6+ are now in Download Mode, connect it to the PC using its USB data cable.
- Download Odin tool on the PC and run Odin 3.13.1 app. Make sure the device is detected, and the COM port at the top left of the screen is blue.
- In Odin, click on the ‘AP’ button and choose the ‘TWRP-3.2.3-TwrpBuilder-a6ltexx-2018-08-21_14-37.tar‘ file for the Galaxy A6 (A600) or ‘twrp_3.2.3-1_sm-a605_141218.tar‘ file for the Galaxy A6+ (A605).
- In Odin tool, ensure that ‘F.Reset Time’ and ‘Auto-reboot’ options are ticked.
- While holding the Volume Up and Volume Down buttons together, click on the ‘Start’ button to begin flashing TWRP recovery on Samsung Galaxy A6/A6+ 2018.
That’s All! You have successfully installed TWRP Recovery. Enter into TWRP recovery mode and go ahead to root Samsung Galaxy A6/A6+ (2018).
Steps: How to Root Samsung Galaxy A6/A6+ (2018)
- Boot your device into TWRP recovery mode and swipe to allow modifications on the ‘Unmodified System Partition’ screen.
- Next, navigate to ‘Wipe‘ -> ‘Format Data‘. Type ‘yes‘ in the field to confirm wiping of data and hit Enter.
- Go back to the TWRP home screen, and tap on ‘Reboot‘, and after that on ‘Recovery‘.
- Navigate to ‘Mount’ and press the ‘Enable MTP’ button.
- Plus your phone to the PC using its USB data cable.
- Copy/paste the RMM Bypass, DM Verity fix and the latest Magisk installer zip files to the internal storage of your phone.
- In the TWRP main menu, tap the ‘Install’ button, then choose the ‘RMM-State_Bypass_Mesa_v2.zip‘ and swipe to confirm the installation.
- Go back and flash the ‘Magisk-v18.0.zip‘ file to root Samsung Galaxy A6/A6+ (2018).
- Finally, flash the ‘no-verity-opt-encrypt-6.0.zip‘ file.
- When the flashing process finishes, tap the ‘Reboot System’ button.
These were the complete steps to how to install TWRP recovery and root Samsung Galaxy A6/A6+ (2018).
Once the device boots, set it up by following the on-screen instructions. Now you can check Magisk Manager among other apps.
You can also verify either your device is properly rooted or not, download and install Root Checker app from the Play Store. You can now install root-enabled apps, Magisk modules and add a lot of extra features on your device.
Let us know in the comments area below if you have any issues or question regarding the above step-by-step guide.