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  • Title: SM-J320FN rooting (Galaxy J3(6))
  • Listed: 06/09/2017 4:55 pm
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SM-J320FN rooting (Galaxy J3(6))
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2017.06.09 update:

Modified and stock boot.img files.

ONLY FOR Mon Feb 27 20:36:15 KST 2017 KERNEL!

You can try on other versions, but if something goes wrong, you have to reinstall the boot.img from your stock firmware.

After reboot the SuperSU may update the su binaries.


2017.01.02 update:

It seems to be this method not working with new firmwares because of new boot.img.

This img has to be used only for wed Mar 16 18:51:05 KST 2016 kernels.

Maybe i will update the boot.img. Maybe… Use TWRP for rooting…

2016.06.17 update:

- stock boot.img added

- busybox added. Just copy the new root.img to /sdcard and reboot, if  have not busybox yet.



Sorry for my english.

Because of not found a working rooting method and/or custom recovery for SM-J320FN, i think that make one based on Chainfire's scripts and tools. Thanks to him for it.

The results are a modified boot.img and an another image file with files needed for root.

ONLY FOR SM-J320FN (Spreadtrum SC9830A)!

How to:

1. Install Samsung USB driver.

2. Download Odin v3.x from anywhere.

3. Phone: Switch on the OEM unlock in Developer Menu.

4. Unzip the downloaded files.

5. Connect phone to PC (MTP mode) and copy the root.img file with File Manager to root of Phone folder (Yes, it is the inner, emulated SD, see the picture)

6. Reboot to Download mode. (Turn off device and then press and hold the volume down + Home + Power buttons)

7. Press Volume up button.

    You should see FAP LOCK: OFF status!

8. Odin: You should see a COM port number. Make sure that the "Auto Reboot" and "F. Reset Time" options are only checked.

9. Click on AP button and select the needed boot.img file.

10. Click Start.

11. After flash the phone will reboot. Then install Chainfire's SuperSU from Play.

Attention! Without SuperSU the root is working too, but you couldn't get message about if an application uses root privilegies!


If you have question about the steps, use the Google or whatever i am lazy to explain everything.



Flashing the modified boot.img will void the warranty of phone!

But you could restore the Stock State with flashing stock boot.img and with switching off the OEM unlock.

※Please make a backup of your device before installing or updating ROM

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85 Responses to“SM-J320FN rooting (Galaxy J3(6))”

  1. 09/19/2016



  2. 09/20/2016


    Ca marche avec le processeur SC9830I aussi, pas de probleme avec ça, tu peux actualiser le tuto car j'ai eu peur quand j'ai rooter mon téléphone

    It work with the SC9830I processor to, don't worry about it, your can update your tutorial because i was effraid when I root my device

  3. 07/02/2015


    Thanks so much.

  4. 09/21/2016


    :)  This works! Follow all the steps… A BIG THANK YOU!!!!!!!

  5. 10/05/2016


    thank you very much 

  6. 10/04/2016


    Hi! This did not work for my phone (SM-J320FN) and I followed 100 % your instructions. It actually bricked my phone and it does not start, stucked in a loop, just starting the logo. But I can fix my phone with Samsung Smart Switch. 

  7. 10/06/2016

    United Kingdom

    Hello ksanc─▒ my english bad sorry

    I did all the steps to 100%.  I saw pass the text. When I root my phone setup and it did. Stuck in the opening phone screen. phone are forced to open itself but it does not open. I'm welcome screen is attached. No flash memory on my phone. There are only sim card. Please help me. How can I fix ?


  8. 06/28/2016


    This method isn't working anymore since the latest update:



    It boot loops after the app optimisation screen

  9. 10/22/2016

    United Kingdom

    OMG! My phones now in a boot loop -_-

  10. 11/05/2016

    United States

    Hi there, I have Galaxy j3 2016. Will the SM j320H be in this model?

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