- May 20, 2015
-WARNING- THIS IS FOR THE SAMSUNG GALAXY A70 VARIANTS ONLY. THE INTERNAL STORAGE WILL BE WIPED AND DATA WILL BE LOST, PLEASE MAKE A BACKUP BEFORE CONTINUING. I AM NOT RESPOSIBLE FOR BRICKING, FOLLOW THIS GUIDE EXACTLY, DO NOT SKIP STEPS.
In this guide, you will learn how to unlock the bootloader, flash custom recovery TWRP and install Los 17.1/18.1 or root stock rom 10Q and 11 with Magisk. All thanks goes to @haky 86 and @ataberkozen for Lineage o.s. and Twrp. They have done a great job continuing this rom. Bellow are the links to Their threds, please use them to report bugs properly for Los and Twrp. Enjoy.
Note: Use Frija to download your stock rom. Do this before continuing.
Note 2: Los 17.1/18.1 DO NOT work with Stock Android 11 at this time.
what you'll need
Samsung USB Drivers - https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=2188818919693789679
Haky 86 Los 17.1.- https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/rom-treble-10-x-lineageos-17-1-for-samsung-galaxy-a70.4192919/
Haky 86 Los 18.1 - https://androidfilehost.com/?fid=2188818919693750217
ataberkozen Los 18.1 - https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/rom-beta-unofficial-11-lineageos-18-1-for-galaxy-a70.4215679/
Already packed together
(Recovery.tar) TWRP & Vbmeta - https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=17248734326145720592
Frija v1.4.3 - https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=17248734326145689568
D.F.E. - https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=17248734326145720547
Magisk - https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=17248734326145720546
Odin - https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=17248734326145689567
Gapps for 17.1 ( optional ) - https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=17248734326145689518
Gapps for 18.1 ( optional ) - https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=17248734326145720549
TWRP Official - Samsung Galaxy A70 (twrp.me)
All of my backups - Downloads for : Samsung Galaxy A70 | (androidfilehost.com)
WARNING-Make a backup of internal storage, these steps WILL wipe internal and data.
Unlocking the bootloader- Make sure you have cell data or wifi.
1- Open settings, About phone, software info. click on build number till a message says developer mode has been turned on. go back, goback and now open developer options.
2- You should see oem unlocking,( if you do not, factory reset device and setup using wifi or data connection and skip everthing else. go back to dev options. ) now tick oem unlock and choose turn on.
3- Power off the device.
4- Hold vol up and vol down while plugging device into pc. youll reach the bootloader screen.
5- Hold vol up till screen goes blank then choose vol up for yes. This will unlock the bootloader and factory reset the device.
Root stock android 10 with TWRP and Magisk-
1- With the device off, hold vol up and power till the device turns on. in stock recovery, choose wipe and factory reset. Then reboot. setup using wifi or data and skip as much as possible. open developer options and make sure oem unlock is checked and power off the device.
2- Hold vol up and vol down while plugging device into PC. on the bootloader splash screen, hit vol up to enter download mode.
3- Open odin and uncheck auto reboot in the options tab. Click AP, then add Recovery.tar and click start. You should get a green pass in odin when complete. this next step is tricky so pay attention.
4- Remove the cable then Hold vol down and power till the device screen goes blank, as soon as it does immediately release all keys then press and hold vol up till the warning about unlocked bootloader appears. TWRP should boot. Click wipe, format data, type yes, and click the blue check box bottom right, then back out and click reboot, reboot to recovery.
5- Copy DFE to external sdcard. In Twrp click install, select storage, choose micro sd and then choose DFE then slide right to confirm and install. when complete, go back to the main screen in TWRP.
6- Click wipe, click format data, type yes and click the blue check box in lower right corner. When completed, click reboot system.
7-Setup device as you normally would and make sure to enable dev options. now turn off the device and boot into twrp. (vol up and power till bootloader warning.)
8- Copy Magisk to sdcard, In Twrp click install and choose Magisk, slide right to confirm, Magisk will now install.
9- Click reboot system and choose do not install if asked to install twrp app. The device will reboot and you should now have Magisk in your apps, make sure to update it. If its not there, wait a few minutes and it should pop up.
Congrats, you should now have TWRP and Magisk on rooted stock rom android 10/11
TWRP, Lineage os 17.1 and 18.1, Gapps and Magisk.(Does not work with Android 11)
WARNING- DO NOT Wipe vendor.
1- Goto setting, about phone, software information. click on build number till developer options are enabled. Hit back, back and click on developer options, make sure oem unlocking is enabled. if its not, factory reset the device and setup using wifi or data enabled then repeat step 1.
2- power off the device. Hold vol up and vol down and plug device into your pc. Let go when you reach the plash screen and press vol up to continue. you should now be in download mode.
3- Open odin and click options, uncheck auto reboot, click AP and load Recovery.tar. Click start. Once you get a green pass this next part can be tricky.
4- Hold vol down and power till the screen goes blank, release the keys and immediately press and hold the vol up button till you see the bootloader warning screen. you should now boot to TWRP.
5- Slide right to modify. Copy DFE, LOS, Gapps and Magisk to external storage. Click install, Select storage, Micro sd card and click ok. Scroll down to DFE, click on it and slide right to install. When done click all way back and click wipe, Format data, Type YES and click the blue box in the lower right corner. When complete, Go all way back and click reboot, Recovery then do not install. youll now boot back to twrp with internal storage decrypted.
6- Slide right to modify, Click wipe, Advanced wipe, and check Dalvik, Cache, System, Data and Internal storage. Slide right to wipe.
7- Click all way back and click install, select storage, micro sd card and click ok. scroll down and click on LOS, add more zips, Gapps, add more zips, DFE. Slide right to flash.
8- Once complete, Back all way out and click wipe, format data, type yes and click the blue box in lower right corner. When complete, click reboot system, do not install.
9- Set up device normally and enable developer options. settings, about phone, click build number till dev options are enabled. click back, system, advanced and then developer options. Check advanced reboot. Hold power and reboot to recovery.
10- Click install, select storage, micro sd card, ok. scroll down and click magisk and slide right to flash, once complete, reboot system. Goto your apps and click on Magisk, Update, install, settings and allow install then click ok, install. magisk should now be updated.
11- Thats it, Hope this guide helps.
WARNING- DO NOT Wipe vendor.
Temp note about Android 11: https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/...sk-stock-o-s-android-10.4100655/post-84754781
Stock Android 11, Twrp, Magisk and Call recorder Video Guide.