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How to Install TWRP And Root The Samsung Galaxy J3 2016

If you own Samsung Galaxy J3, there are many people in your surroundings that will recommend you to root it and follow the below outlined as the steps describe how this root Samsung Galaxy J3 root works.

Rooting, aka the process of gaining administrative rights on your device, can allow you to truly remove some bloatware from the device –instead of just disabling it. It’ll free up memory – both of the RAM and storage variety – and that’s just the beginning. If a custom recovery exists for your device, you can even flash newer versions of Android, remove TouchWiz entirely, and more.

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Disclaimer: you flash these at your own risk. Knox counter will be tripped. Having the stock firmware to hand is also advised.

This guide works only for Samsung Galaxy J3 3G Duos, model no. SMJ320H/DS, Chipset- Spreadtrum SC8830A. Make sure all the numbers match; trying this on any other device can potentially brick your phone.

How To install TWRP Samsung Galaxy J3 2016

  1. First, you need to make sure your computer the Samsung Galaxy J3 USB drivers must be already installed; you can successfully install the drivers by using the Samsung KIES toolkit.
  2. For this process to work, USB debugging needs to be enabled. This option is under Developer Options in your Settings. Go to your Settings. Scroll to About device. Find your build number on this page, and tap it at least seven times. “you are a developer” message will be displayed.
  3. Next, from Menu – Settings – Developer Option check the USB Debugging and OEM Unlocking field – if you skip this process you might have problems while trying to connect your handset with your computer.
    usb debugging samsung j3
  4. Make sure your phone has more than a 60% charge left in your battery, and power down your phone completely.
  5. Download the TWRP recovery file for your Galaxy J3 2016 on your computer and place it on desktop.
  6. On your computer download Odin; unzip this file on desktop and then install the tool by following on screen prompts.
  7. Enter to Download Mode, hold down these three buttons until your phone vibrates: Power + Volume Down + Home. You’ll see a screen asking you to continue, or restart, but ignore that for now and set your phone down.
  8. Double click the Odin EXE and wait for the program to respond. and connect your smartphone with your PC with the help of the USB cable.
  9. Once you’ve connected your J3, you’ll see a message or blue bar underneath the text ID:COM. What each user sees here isn’t always the same, but as long as you see something you’re ready to continue.
  10. Once your phone has been connected, click the AP button in Odin. This opens up your file directory and lets you search for the .tar file you need to flash. Find where you put your TWRP .tar file(twrp_3.0.2-1_sm-j320h_261016.tar). Once you find it, select it.
    odin j3
  11. Before we hit the big Start button at the bottom to finally root your J3, Make sure the Re Partition and Auto reboot options are not checked.
  12. Finally hit the Start button. This begins the flashing process which starts rooting your phone, and it’ll take a maximum of five minutes to finish. When done, on Odin the “pass” message will be displayed and the ID:COM field will be turned green.
  13. Remove the USB cable and reboot your phone.

If you followed the instructions above, or already have TWRP installed, this is by far the easiest way to root your Galaxy J3. All you need is your custom recovery, and the SuperSU zip with your rooting files.

How To Root

  1. On your computer download the SuperSU here. Also, download the PRE-ROOTED boot image from here (extract boot.img first from tar file).
  2. After you’ve downloaded the zip file, place it in your phone’s root directory. You can do this by double-clicking your phone’s storage on a PC, and dropping the zip file right beside all of your folders.
  3. Next, boot your phone into recovery mode. press and hold the Power, Volume Up and Home buttons for a few seconds. When the Samsung logo appears, let go of all of the buttons.
  4. Once you’re in your recovery, select Wipe. and then Swipe to factory reset.
  5. After clearing the internal system of your phone tap on Install. After selecting Install, scroll all the way to the bottom of the screen until you find the SuperSU zip you placed in your directory. Select it, and then confirm your selection to start the flashing process.
  6. Next, flashing pre-rooted boot.img, just click Install and select install image and select partition target “BOOT“. next Swipe to flash
  7. Once the flashing process is complete, you’re given the option to reboot. Select the reboot option, wait for a little bit, and then rejoice since you’re now rooted!