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7th October 2019, 07:29 AM |#111  
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is there someone from the PH tried this rooting method I am afraid to try it with my A20.

It works with all A20s except the SM-A205U
7th October 2019, 09:33 PM |#112  
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is there someone from the PH tried this rooting method I am afraid to try it with my A20.

Download the stock ROM for your phone first - make sure you have the correct model and build. Then if anything goes wrong you can flash the stock ROM back with Odin. As long as you don't have the Metro PCS model (SM-A205U) you should be good to go. I'd suggest looking here: https://samsung-firmware.org/model/SM-A205G/ or search from their home page: https://samsung-firmware.org/
8th October 2019, 02:31 AM |#113  
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Download the stock ROM for your phone first - make sure you have the correct model and build. Then if anything goes wrong you can flash the stock ROM back with Odin. As long as you don't have the Metro PCS model (SM-A205U) you should be good to go. I'd suggest looking here: https://samsung-firmware.org/model/SM-A205G/ or search from their home page: https://samsung-firmware.org/

I am using SM-A250GN from ph. i will try but my history in rooting samsung is 1 out of 10 only samsung s3 rogers edition i was successfully doing the root process.
8th October 2019, 10:32 PM |#114  
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I am using SM-A250GN from ph. i will try but my history in rooting samsung is 1 out of 10 only samsung s3 rogers edition i was successfully doing the root process.

That site has your model for stock ROMs here: https://samsung-firmware.org/model/SM-A205GN/
People here can help you out if you have trouble but following the directions you should be fine. However if it's your only phone and you must rely on it being dependable at all times (like when a root attempt fails) then I would understand not trying this. A computer with at least Windows 7 will be helpful if you decide to try.
9th October 2019, 04:11 AM |#115  
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That site has your model for stock ROMs here: https://samsung-firmware.org/model/SM-A205GN/
People here can help you out if you have trouble but following the directions you should be fine. However if it's your only phone and you must rely on it being dependable at all times (like when a root attempt fails) then I would understand not trying this. A computer with at least Windows 7 will be helpful if you decide to try.


I have a windows 10 pro laptop. my only problem is, does my phone still receive s OTA incase I root it?bootloader will be unlocked as well right?
9th October 2019, 04:04 PM |#116  
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I have a windows 10 pro laptop. my only problem is, does my phone still receive s OTA incase I root it?bootloader will be unlocked as well right?

Yes boot loader would be unlocked and you won't get OTA updates unless you restore your phone to stock. Then you would need to reinstall TWRP and probably re-root it.
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2. Download the rom for your device from [LINKS REMOVED BECAUSE I AM A NEW USER].

These links don't work. The second one doesnt have my device (SM-A205YN) listed, and the first one the download will fail about a quarter of the way through every time :/

Does anyone have any working links for the SM-A205YN? Also, I'm not entirely sure what the difference between VAP, TLP and XSA firmware is. They are all listed under the SM-A205YN page on the first link given, but it doesnt tell me what the difference is. FWIW I plan on installing a GSI ROM later anyway, so does it matter?

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These links don't work. The second one doesnt have my device (SM-A205YN) listed, and the first one the download will fail about a quarter of the way through every time :/

Does anyone have any working links for the SM-A205YN? Also, I'm not entirely sure what the difference between VAP, TLP and XSA firmware is. They are all listed under the SM-A205YN page on the first link given, but it doesnt tell me what the difference is. FWIW I plan on installing a GSI ROM later anyway, so does it matter?

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I downloaded the 205yn vap.
Check your "about phone" to see
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I downloaded the 205yn vap.
Check your "about phone" to see

Thank you! I had mine listed as XSA under Service Provider. Thanks for the info
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Thank you! I had mine listed as XSA under Service Provider. Thanks for the info

sit the phone right next to the wifi and don't use it until download is finished.
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