Samsung Galaxy A32 – A325F U2 Android 13 ROOT (A325FXXU2CVK3)[MAGISK 25.2] (ROOT File) With ODIN Flash and Installed Magisk
What is Root in a Phone
In the context of smartphones, “root” refers to the process of allowing a user to gain access to the root account of the device’s operating system. This root account is usually reserved for system administrators and allows the user to have full control over the device, including the ability to modify system files and settings, install and uninstall applications, and access system resources that are normally restricted.
How to Root
To “root” a smartphone, the user typically needs to use a special tool or software to gain access to the root account and then modify the system to allow the user to have full control. This process is not recommended for most users, as it can potentially cause serious problems with the device if not done correctly. It is generally recommended that only advanced users with a good understanding of the risks and consequences of rooting a device should attempt to root their phone.
Samsung Galaxy A32 4G Summary
Samsung Galaxy A32 4G mobile was launched on 26th February 2021. The phone comes with a 6.40-inch touchscreen display. Samsung Galaxy A32 4G is powered by a 2GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio G80 processor. It comes with 4GB, 6GB of RAM. The Samsung Galaxy A32 4G runs Android and is powered by a 5000mAh battery. The Samsung Galaxy A32 4G supports proprietary fast charging.
Important things before installing Magisk
- Installing Magisk WILL trip KNOX Security
- Installing Magisk for the first time REQUIRES a full data wipe (Hard Reset)(this is NOT counting the data wipe when unlocking the bootloader). Back up all your important data before continuing.
- Download the latest Odin tool (which only runs on Windows)
First, Unlocking Bootloader
Unlocking the bootloader on modern Samsung devices has some caveats. The newly introduced VaultKeeper service will make the bootloader reject any unofficial partitions in some circumstances.
- Allow bootloader unlocking in Developer options → OEM unlocking
- Reboot to download mode: power off your device and press the download mode key combo for your device
- Long press the volume up to unlock the bootloader. This will wipe your data and automatically reboot.
- Go through the initial setup. Skip through all the steps since data will be wiped again in later steps. Connect the device to the Internet during the setup.
- Enable developer options, and confirm that the OEM unlocking option exists and is grayed out. This means the VaultKeeper service has unleashed the bootloader.
- Your bootloader now accepts unofficial images in download mode
- Use either samfirm.js, Frija, or Samloader to download the latest firmware zip of your device directly from Samsung servers.
- Unzip the firmware and copy the AP tar file to your device. It is normally named AP_[device_model_sw_ver].tar.md5
- Press the Install button on the Magisk card
- If your device does NOT have a boot ramdisk, check the “Recovery Mode” option
- Choose “Select and Patch a File” in the method, and select the AP tar file
- Start the installation, and copy the patched tar file to your PC using ADB:
adb pull /sdcard/Download/magisk_patched_[random_strings].tar
DO NOT USE MTP as it is known to corrupt large files.
- Reboot to download mode. Open Odin on your PC, and flash magisk_patched.tar as AP, together with BL, CP, and CSC (NOT HOME_CSC because we want to wipe data) from the original firmware.
- Your device should reboot automatically once Odin finished flashing. Agree to do a factory reset if asked.
- If your device does NOT have a boot ramdisk, reboot to recovery now to enable Magisk (reason stated in Magisk in Recovery).
- Install the Magisk app you’ve already downloaded and launch the app. It should show a dialog asking for additional setup.
- Let the app do its job and automatically reboot the device. Voila!
Upgrading the OTA Updates
Once you have rooted your Samsung device, you can no longer upgrade your Android OS through OTA. To upgrade your device’s OS, you have to manually download the new firmware zip file and go through the same AP patching process written in the previous section. The only difference here is in the Odin flashing step: do NOT use the CSC tar, but instead use the HOME_CSC tar as we are performing an upgrade, not the initial install.
- Never, ever try to restore either boot, recovery, or vbmeta partitions are back in stock! You can brick your device by doing so, and the only way to recover from this is to do a full Odin restore with a data wipe.
- To upgrade your device with new firmware, NEVER directly use the stock AP tar file for the reasons mentioned above. Always patch AP in the Magisk app and use that instead.
- Never just flash only, or else Odin may shrink your /data filesystem size. Flash AP + BL + CP + HOME_CSC when upgrading.