Root Galaxy A8 SM-A800I On Marshmallow 6.0.1 [CF-Auto-Root]

This tutorial will work on a Samsung’s flagship device Galaxy A8 which is running on Android 5.1.1. The Samsung Galaxy A8 is one of the latest Android smartphones which was announced in 2015. The unique quality of this phone is that it is going to be the thinnest phone ever from Korean mobiles so far. Galaxy A8 comes in Pearl White, Midnight Black and Champagne Gold colors and with 0.23 in wall thickness. Other specifications of this smartphone are, it has 16MP Full HD Camera with 5312 x 2988 MP of resolution having 5.7 inches Super AMOLED captive touchscreen display, 5MP Front Camera, 2GB RAM for real fast performance and also have a fingerprint sensor for more security feature.

Now here in this simple guide, you can root your Samsung Galaxy A8 SM-A800I with easy and safest steps by using chainfire’s auto root package running on the official LMY47X.A800IXXU2APB1 build. Please note that before rooting, your Samsung Galaxy A8 must be running on A800IXXU2APB1 official firmware build. Now go ahead and follow the given guide to root Galaxy A8 SM-A800I.


Root Galaxy A8 SM-A800I On Marshmallow 6.0.1 [CF-Auto-Root] 1

Note: Please note that this guide can be used for Galaxy A8 SM-A800I running on official Android 5.1.1. Do not use this root package for any other device or incorrect variant.

Warning: AndroidSoul will not be held liable for any kind of damage occurred to your phone during or after the rooting process. Proceed at your own risk.

Enable USB debugging mode on your Smartphone by navigating to Settings > Developer options and tap on USB debugging check box.

Data Backup: Take a full backup of all your important data and settings like contacts, pictures, videos, music before proceeding to the rooting instructions.

Make sure that the battery level of your Galaxy A8 SM-A800I should be at least about 60-70 charged to avoid unexpected shutdowns during the rooting process.


Download Odin Flashing ToolDownload
Download Galaxy A8 USB DriversDownload
Download Galaxy A8 SM-A800I CF-Auto-Root FileDownload

Steps To Root Galaxy A8 SM-A800I Running on Android 5.1.1:

Step No 1: – First Download CF-Auto-Root package ( and Odin tool for your Galaxy A8 SM-A800I on the desktop of your PC.

Step No 2: Extract the CF-Auto-Root files on the desktop. Once the archive is extracted, you’ll see these files:

 Chainfire Root File for Samsung Galaxy A8 SM-A800I on Android 6.0.1

Step No 3: – Turn OFF the Galaxy A8 SM-A800I to boot into Download Mode.

Power Off Samsung Galaxy A8 SM-A800I on Android 6.0.1

Step No 4: – Now turn ON the phone while pressing and holding Volume Down + Home + Power keys at the same time for a few seconds to enter into Download Mode.

 Download Mode on Samsung Galaxy A8 SM-A800I on Android 6.0.1

Step No 5: – While your phone is in the Download mode and shows a Warning Yellow Triangle Sign, then press the Volume Up key to continue.

Step No 6: – Run Odin3 that you have already downloaded (Step No 2) and you can find it in the extracted files on your computer.

Open Odin3.09 for Samsung Galaxy A8 SM-A800I) on Android 6.0.1

Step No 7: – Connect your device with PC using its USB data cable.

Step No 8: – Once the Galaxy A8 SM-A800I is connected to the computer successfully, “Added” message will be displayed on Odin automatically after the device is recognized.

Samsung Galaxy Added Odin 3.09

Step No 9: – Click on the AP button in Odin and select the CF-Auto-Root.tar file

 Add AP Odin 3.09 for Samsung Galaxy A8 SM-A800I on Android 6.0.1

Odin3.09 AP file for Samsung Galaxy A8 SM-A800I on Android 6.0.1

Step No 10: – Next, click on the Start button in Odin to initiate the Flashing process.

Start Odin3.09 Flash Samsung Galaxy A8 SM-A800I

Step No 11: – This flashing process might take 30-50 seconds to finish the rooting process on your Galaxy A8 SM-A800I. After the rooting process is completed, a Green Box with Pass text will appear in Odin, and your device will reboot automatically.

Odin3.09 Flash Completed for Samsung Galaxy S6

Step No 12: – Now, disconnect your phone from the PC. Open Applications Menu on your Smartphone and find SuperSU App to check either your device is successfully rooted or not. If you can see the SuperSU app then you administrative rights over the internal file system of your device.

 SuperSU Installed on Samsung Galaxy A8 SM-A800I on Android 6.0.1

You can also install Root Checker app to verify that your device is successfully rooted or not.

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