Samsung has released Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update to many of its Android devices within its Galaxy series. Most of the manufacturer’s variants from the popular Galaxy A series like the Galaxy A5, A7, A8, and the A9 have already received the Marshmallow OTA update across the globe. The OTA will soon roll out for remaining devices in regions of Europe, South America, Asia, and South Asia. Now, many of the Android users look for root access on their devices in order to gain additional functionalities or control over their phones. Root privilege gets you access to the core files thus helps in modifying, personalizing, etc. We have already seen a couple of root methods for the Samsung Galaxy A5 and the Galaxy A7 on both the 2015 and the 2016 editions. However now, you can gain root access on the Samsung Galaxy A8 as well as the Galaxy A9 series variants.
This is possible with the Chainfire’s popular CF-Auto-Root, a.k.a CFAR. CFAR is a well-known technique among Samsung users due to its simplicity and ease of use. CFAR files come in a .tar or .tar.md5 extension which can be flashed via Odin software.
CF auto root is now available on the official Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow TouchWiz firmware for the Galaxy A8 variants like SM-A8000, A800F, A800I, etc. This also includes this year’s release Samsung A9 A9000 and A9 Pro A9100 which recently were updated to latest Android version 6.0.1.
Moreover, if you do not find a proper CFAR file for your variant, then it’s better you stick to the usual SuperSU v2.78 zip file flash via TWRP. The official Marshmallow firmware on your A8 and A9 can be found here or downloaded directly from the Samsung servers.
Get CFAR for A8 and A9:
To know more on how to root the Galaxy A8 and A9, better get to this tutorial here.