How to Root Samsung Galaxy A31 using Magisk (Android 10)

Specifications of Samsung Galaxy A31

Samsung Galaxy A31 is a new-gen smartphone launched in Alpha series on April 2020. It’s a mid-budget phone manufactured for all those users who need a performative processor, elegant design, and the powerful battery. It’s the first Samsung android device for launching standing rectangular shape quad-camera style and also consists of a robust 5000mAH battery. If you’re looking for a powerful and an all-rounder smartphone having a good budget, then Samsung Galaxy A31 is the best option for you.

Samsung Galaxy A31 comes with the 6.4 inches large Infinity-U display containing the Super AMOLED touchscreen with the 1080 x 2400 pixels Full HD resolution. So you can watch all your favourite videos clearly and vividly on its immersive display with the AMOLED support. Excepting the display, It’s also manufactured with an elegant geometric design with a glossy finish and comes in three attractive colours, Prism Crush Black, Prism Crush Blue and Prism Crush White. Moreover, you’ll also observe an in-screen fingerprint scanner in this device which personalize its view with the security modules.

If you’re looking for a beast processor for a smooth experience, you can go for Samsung Galaxy A31 since it’s installed with the Mediatek MT6768 Helio P65 Octa-Core Processor and Mali-G52 MC2 GPU chipset. This performative setup will never let you stop and allows you to play most of your favourite games on it comfortably.

Samsung Galaxy A31 comes with an elegant standing rectangular-shaped quad-camera setup placed on the top left corner of the rear side. This quad-camera consists of 48MP wide lens, 8MP ultra-wide, 5MP macro, and 5MP depth lens for clicking stunning pictures either at day or night. With the presence of the 5000 mAh battery, The A31 will hook you up till entire day support with 15W fast charging brick. It comes in a single variant – 6GB/128GB charges 19,999.00 INR.

Steps to Root Samsung Galaxy A31

Below I have shown step by step procedure to Root Samsung Galaxy A31. You have to follow every step carefully, or else you may face trouble booting up your device again.

Root Samsung Galaxy A31

Please read the complete guide before applying the steps. This will avoid confusion.

Things to remember

  • Make sure to disable all security Locks on your Samsung Galaxy A31.
  • Take Full Backup of your Android device.
  • You need a PC to perform the Commands.
  • Fully charge your phone.
  • Samsung Galaxy A31 Original USB Cable.

Note: Rooting is a complex process, so if you miss any of the below steps will end up bricking your device. So, make sure to follow all the steps carefully as shown.

We are not responsible for any loss and damage to your device. Apply the below steps with your own risk.

Step 1: Unlock Bootloader on Samsung Galaxy A31

  1. First, we need to enable Developer Options on Samsung Galaxy A31.
    • Go to “Settings” on your Samsung Galaxy A31.
    • Scroll down to the very bottom of the screen and select “About phone.”
    • Next, select “Software information.”
    • Tap on the “Build number” 5-6 times.
    • Enter your phone’s lock screen PIN/Password/Pattern if prompted.
    • You will now see the "Developer mode has been enabled!" toast message on the screen.
  2. The next thing we need to enable is the OEM unlocking option on Samsung Galaxy A31.
    • Again head over to Settings Developer options → toggle ON the OEM unlocking option.Samsung Galaxy Bootloader Unlocked
    • Next select “Enable” when prompted to confirm.
  3. Now we are ready to Unlock Bootloader on your Samsung Galaxy A31.
    • First, power off your Samsung Galaxy A31 smartphone.
    • Connect your phone to the PC while holding the Volume Down + Volume Up keys together until you see the bootloader screen.
    • Now press Volume Up key to enter “Device unlock mode.”Samsung Download Mode New
    • Again press Volume Up key to confirm Bootloader Unlocking on Samsung Galaxy A31.
    • Your device Bootloader is unlocked, and it should reboot automatically.

Downloads

In any steps, if the particular file is asked you to download, then you can come here and download it. We will update the links according to the latest build by developers.

  • Download Magisk App (Latest Version) [Phone]
  • Samsung USB Drivers (Optional) – Download [PC]
  • Odin Flash Tool (Latest) – Download [PC]
  • 7Zip-ZS (Latest) – Download [Install it]
  • LZ4 – Download [PC] [Extract the Zip file]

Step 2: Download Stock Firmware for Samsung Galaxy A31

You can download Samsung stock firmware from various sources, but the huge problem is the Speed. By using the Frija tool, you can download stock firmware files at high speed.

  1. Download Latest Frija Tool.frija tool zip file
  2. Extract the zip file to your windows desktop.
  3. Open the extracted folder and double-click on the frija.exe file to launch the tool.
  4. We need two things, first your phone’s model number and second, and CSC/regional code.
    • You can get your phone model number by going to SettingsAbout phone.
    • To view the CSC code, you can download Phone Info SAM app.
  5. Once you have the above information, enter the required data in the Frija tool.Frija Tool Samsung Galaxy A51 Stock Firmware
  6. Finally, click on the Download button.

Step 3: Preparing Patched Boot Image file

  1. Extract the downloaded firmware package on your PC.
  2. Open the extracted folder, you will see five firmware files in .tar.md5 format.Samsung Galaxy Firmware Files New
  3. Right-click on the AP firmware file, hover into the 7-Zip option and select Extract files.Samsung AP Firmware Right Click
  4. Now you will find several files along with the boot.img.lz4 and vbmeta.img.lz4.AP firmware Extracted Folder New
  5. Copy boot.img.lz4 and  vbmeta.img.lz4 to LZ4 Installed folder.Copy Boot, Vbmeta to LZ4 Folder
  6. Next we have to convert .img.lz4 to .img file. To do that, follow the below steps:
    • Open the lz4 folder.
    • Drag the .lz4 file to the lz4.exe program.Convert Boot, Vbmeta to IMG Format
    • The script will convert the file to .img format.Converted IMG Files Boot and Vbmeta
    • You have to convert all three files one by one.
  7. Connect Samsung Galaxy A31 device to your PC/Laptop.
  8. Now copy the “AP” file from the Firmware folder to your phone’s internal storage.Copy AP file from Firmware folder
  9. Now the next step you have to follow on your phone.

Step 4: Patch the AP Firmware File with Magisk App

  1. Download and install Magisk App on your phone.
  2. Open the Magisk app from the app drawer.
  3. Tap on the “INSTALL” button.Magisk Zip Install
  4. Now here tap on the “Select and Patch a File.”Magisk Manager Select and Patch a File
  5. Navigate to the internal storage and select the AP firmware file that you previously copied to the phone.
  6. Once the file is selected, tap on “LET’S GO.”
  7. Wait until Magisk patches the file.Magisk App Patching Done
  8. The patched image file can be found in the “Downloads folder.”
  9. Now connect your phone to the PC and copy the magisk_patched.tar file to the “firmware folder” on your PC.Copy Magisk Patched Tar file to PC
  10. Extract magisk_patched.tar file.
  11. Now head over to the “LZ4 folder” and copy vbmeta.img file to Magisk Patched folder.Magisk Patched Folder Boot and Vbmeta
  12. Select boot.img and vbmeta.img file, right-click on the files, and  “Add to archive.”Magisk Patched Files Boot and Vbmeta Add to archive
  13. Select the Archive format to tar and tap on ok.Create New Boot.tar File
  14. Now you will see the boot.tar Odin flashable file.Boot.tar Odin flashable file new

Proceed to the next step.

Step 5: Boot your Samsung Galaxy A31 into Download Mode

  1. First, power off your Samsung Galaxy A31 device.
  2. Connect your smartphone to your PC while holding the Volume Down + Volume Up keys together.
  3. You will now see the Bootloader screen.Samsung Download Mode New
  4. Now press Volume Up key to enter Download Mode.

Step 6: Flash Patched Boot.tar using Odin flash tool

  1. First, extract the Odin zip file to your desktop.
  2. Open the extracted folder and run Odin3 xxx.exe file.
  3. Connect your Galaxy device to PC/Laptop.
  4. You will see ID:COM section light up blue. It means the PC successfully recognizes your phone.Launch Odin Flash Tool
  5. Click on the following slot buttons and select the corresponding firmware files:
    • Tip: For BL, CP, CSC you have to select files from the “firmware folder”. For AP you have to select the patched boot.tar file (Check Step 6, 14th step.) 
    • BL: Select the firmware file starting “BL”
    • AP: Select the Patched AP firmware file (boot.tar)Odin AP Select Boot.tar file
    • CP: Select the firmware file starting “CP”
    • CSC: Select the firmware file starting “HOME_CSC”
  6. Once all firmware files are loaded to the Odin tool.All Firmware Loaded to Odin Tool
  7. Make sure to untick the Auto Reboot option under the “Options” tab.
  8. Once done finally, click “Start” to begin the flashing process.
  9. If the flashing is successful, you should see the PASS message on the Odin screen.Odin Flash PASS
  10. Once the process completes, press the Volume Down + Power keys to exit Download mode.
  11. As soon as the screen goes black press the Volume Up + Volume Down + Power keys to boot into Recovery mode.
  12. Now once the Galaxy A51 boots into stock recovery mode follow the below steps.
    • Go to Wipe data/factory reset. (Use Volume keys to navigate between the options and Power key to select an option.)Samsung Factory data reset
    • Select “Factory data reset.”
    • Once done select “Reboot system now.”
  13. The first boot will take some time.
  14. That’s it! You have successfully rooted Samsung Galaxy A31 using Magisk.

You can also verify if your rooted Samsung Galaxy A31 passes SafetyNet by pressing the “Check SafetyNet” button in Magisk App.

OnePlus passes SafetyNet

After your device boots up, you will see Magisk App installed on your phone. This app will help you to manage Root permissions, install Magisk Modules, Magisk Hide, and other features

If you can’t see the app, simply download it from here.

Wrapping Up –

 

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