Using an unlocked Android system is great especially if you are trying to obtain more power and better performances from your smartphone. Of course these aspects can be applied for your own Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3, which means that you should start considering in unlocking your device. Well, if you are reading this guide, then you prepared for the process that will follow – in that respect I will now teach you how to easily and safely root your Galaxy Xcover 3.
Obtaining root access is exactly what I have already pointed out: an unlock procedure. Thus, after completing this step by step guide you will have full access and control over the Android system that powers your Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3. Thus, afterwards you will be able to customize, optimize and personalize your Android device and you can consider in bumping the speeds, in upgrading the battery life and in adding extra features that cannot be found on the default Android platform.
Now, by default, your Xcover 3 comes pre installed with different factory restrictions. These restrictions are limiting your access and preventing further changes upon the official Android firmware. However, with these security features ensured you cannot tweak your Android smartphone. So, if you want to spice things up, you first have to unlock your Xcover 3 by gaining root access.
Yes, as you can already tell, this is not an official operation. The root exploit is not offered by Samsung but by third party devs, so don’t associate this tutorial with Google or with your OEM. Moreover, you have to know that the warranty of your Galaxy Xcover 3 will get void once root access is applied. Therefore, if you somehow manage to brick or damage your phone, you will be by yourself as the warranty can’t be reclaimed – that’s why you also have to learn how to manually fix a bricked Android device.
But why should you root your Galaxy Xcover 3? Well, you can figure it out only if you check some of the operations that can be afterwards performed on your phone: install a custom kernel, update with a custom ROM firmware like CyanogenMod, AOKP or Paranoid Android, remove bloatware and in built features, overclock or undervolt the CPU frequencies, make Nandroid backups, install third party software, access, modify, customize and remove features, settings and processes and lot more.
In order to be able to complete this tutorial, first you will have to install TWRP recovery on your Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3 (or any other custom recovery image in that matter). Through the custom recovery environment you will then flash the root exploit, SuperSU, on your device.
Even though that shouldn’t happen, your data might get corrupted or wiped out during the root process. So, it is more than recommended to backup your Xcover 3 before doing anything else. You should take care of everything that means something for you; for now I can only things on contacts, call logs, text messages, EFS folder, market apps, internet settings, images, videos, IMEI / NVRAM data, audio files, calendar info and similar other stuffs. Don’t worry, on the backup process you can use various apps from Google Play, a computer, an SD card or even a cloud storage platform.
The root exploit must be first downloaded on a computer and only after that flashed on your phone through TWRP recovery. So, make sure a computer can be used and also ensure that your phone and its USB cable are near you. Now, prevent unpleasant situations from taking place by temporarily turning off antivirus protection from your PC (it might interfere with the download procedure). Moreover, before going any further, from your handset gain developer options (tap a few times on Built Number from “menu – settings – about phone”) and then enable USB debugging option – just access “menu – settings – developer options”.
Finally, just before getting started, check the battery level on your device. It will be important to charge your phone if the battery status will display less power than 50% - else your Xcover can get turned off in the middle of the root process (an also bricked). Do keep in mind that this step by step guide is compatible only with the third version of the Samsung Galaxy Xcover so try not to mess things up.
How to Easily Root Galaxy Xcover 3 using SuperSU
- On your computer launch a web browser client. Then, access this page.
- From there download the latest version of SuperSU.
- Save the file on desktop and don’t unzip.
- Next, connect your smartphone with your computer with the help of the USB cable.
- Transfer the root exploit on your phone’s SD card.
- Unplug the USB cable and power off your handset.
- When done, enter recovery mode on your Android device.
- From recovery, select Install and pick the SuperSU package.
- Resume the flashing process and then go back to main menu of recovery.
- Finally, select “Reboot” and enjoy.
- In case a boot loop is issued, return to recovery as you have to clear app data cache and hard reset your device – so, select “wipe data factory reset” and “wipe cache partition”.
There you have it; that’s how you can root the Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3 by using the SuperSU root exploit. Do tell us how things worked for you by using the comments field from below – if you need further help we will try to assist you as soon as possible.