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How To Root Samsung Galaxy A12? (All Models)

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With an unrooted Samsung Galaxy A12 Smartphone you cannot enjoy the maximum out of it. So in order to enjoy the maximum you need to root and gain super user privileges. But do you know how to root your Galaxy A12?

Please don't worry because we have a perfect solution for that. So today we are going through the detailed steps to root your Galaxy A12 using the Magisk app and the Odin windows application.

Please note that this rooting method is compatible on all Galaxy A12 models like SM-A125F/DSN, SM-A125F/DS, SM-A125F, SM-A125M and SM-A125U models. Further this method is also 100% working on Android 10, Android 11 & Android 12 firmwares.

I know you are eagerly waiting to root your A12 right now. However rather than going directly to the tutorial please let me give you a brief intro to it's specs first.

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A brief intro to Galaxy A12 specs

The Galaxy A12 is enriched with a 6.5 inches PLS IPS touchscreen display having 270 ppi density, 128GB storage, 6GB of RAM, Mediatek MT6765 Helio P35 chipset, side mounted fingerprint etc.

Now lets proceed to the rooting tutorial.

Before proceeding any further please make sure that you have made a complete backup of your phone to prepare for worst case scenario. Also keep in mind that rooting will void your warranty and samsungsfour.com will not be liable for any loss of data nor bricking of the device.

Steps to root Galaxy A12 using Magisk app

1. First you need to perform the OEM unlock and enable USB debugging on your Galaxy A12 device.

To enable "Developer Options" on your Galaxy Smartphone go to Settings>About phone>Software Information, and tap on the “Build number” 10 times until you get a message that you are a “developer".

Once done you will see an additional menu entry in the "Settings" main menu called "Developer Options" as shown below in the screenshot.

Once you have enabled the "Developer Options" tap on it and you will see a similar screen as shown below (These are from One UI 2, if your UI version is something else slight difference maybe there).

Now tap on "OEM unlocking" and "USB debugging" to enable it. If  you get a popup warning, tap enable if you would like to proceed.

Also you may need to enable it from the Download Mode. This is a new security feature on the latest version android firmware.

For that first switch off your phone and connect it to the PC using a USB cable and press and hold the Volume Up and Volume Down keys together until you see the bootloader screen as show below.

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Next please long press Volume Up key to enter “Device unlock mode.”

For that you may also try the below tutorial which will help you to enable the same.

2. Now downlad the "Magisk App" from the below link.

After downloading please install it. Kindly make sure to allow installations from “Unknown Sources" from the "Settings"->"Security" before trying to install apps from outside of Play Store.

3. Now download the same firmware version which is currently present on your phone to your computer. To know the "AP", "CP", "CSC" version of your phone try the code "*#1234#" into your phone's dialing keypad.

Please use the below links to download the firmware for your Samsung Galaxy A12

Once downloaded please extract the file and you will get similar files like shown below.

4. Now check for a file with "AP" in the starting as shown in the above image. Now copy that file alone to your phones "Internal Storage".

5. Once done open the "Magisk" app and tap on the "Install button" near to "Magisk". Please check the below screenshot for reference.

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6. When you get the below page tap on "Next".

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7. Now you will get the below page, there you need to tap on "Select and Patch a File" and select the "AP" file you have already copied to your Galaxy A12's internal storage. Now this file will be patched and will be named as "magisk_patched.tar". It will be found in the “Downloads" folder. Copy that file back to your computer desktop.

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8. Once done please switch off your phone and enter it into the "Download Mode". First you need to connect your phone to your PC using a USB cable. To enter into the download mode first you need to enter into the "Recovery Mode" for that press and hold the "Vol Up" + "Power" buttons at the same time and release the "Power" button when you see your phone model number on the screen. Now you will be entered into the "Recovery Mode".

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The above image shows the "Recovery Mode" menu. Here select the "Reboot to bootloader" option and confirm the action to enter into the "Download Mode". Please use "Vol Up" and "Vol Down" buttons to toggle through the options and "Power" button to confirm a selection.

9. Now download the latest Odin app from the below link.

Once downloaded please open the "Odin.exe" file and tap on the the "AP" button and select the patched file ("magisk_patched.tar") which was copied from your phone back to your computer. Also please click "BL", "CP" and "CSC" buttons on the Odin and select appropriate files. Please ignore "UMS/Home CSC".

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Now go to Odin's "Options" tab and uncheck "Auto Reboot" and click the "Start" button in the Odin to start the flashing process.

Once flashing is finished enter your phone into "Recovery Mode" again and perform a "wipe data/factory reset". And reboot your phone. When booted up your A12 will be rooted with root privileges.

Hope you haven't got any errors while doing the above steps. If not you are good to go and have successfully rooted your Samsung Galaxy A12 using the Magisk Android app.

Troubleshooting

No matter what how hard you try there can be errors and issues when you do the rooting. Don't worry because we have all the solutions for normal errors that may occur on your A12 during the rooting process. Please have a look at them below.

More Galaxy A12 tutorials

Before finishing with this tutorial please let me list out some other Galaxy A12 related tutorials which may interest you;

Normal queries for this tutorial

  • How to Root Samsung Galaxy A12 SM-A125F/DSN, SM-A125F/DS, SM-A125F, SM-A125M, SM-A125U using Magisk?
  • How to Root Samsung Galaxy A12 SM-A125F/DSN, SM-A125F/DS, SM-A125F, SM-A125M, SM-A125U using Magisk?
  • How to get root access on my Samsung Galaxy A12?

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