T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Avant (SM-G386T) root with Chainfire’s utility

Only a few folks have realized that just about two months ago Samsung has released the Galaxy Avant, most likely because it’s only a midrange smartphone. Although it’s exclusively available on T-Mobile, but the design and the hardware specs are similar to the Samsung Galaxy Core LTE, which has been released in May, some noticeable similarities are 4.5 inches display with 540×960 pixels resolution, 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, 5 megapixels rear camera and others.


If you are an Android enthusiast, you might be a little hesitant with the Samsung Galaxy Avant Android development, because not many folks get it, including the devs, so you might think that there is no way to customize and get the most out of this phone. Your skepticism might be logical, since the non-flagship devices usually unable to attract the interest of the Android devs, however, this does not apply to well-known dev like Chainfire. This guy has been credited with offering root access to dozens variants of Samsung Android devices, no matter its flagship or unattractive devices.

We should thank to Chainfire, who build the CF-Auto-Root and make it compatible with our phones, up to now the CF-Autoroot is the only utility that is able to provide root access for Galaxy Avant (T-Mobile). But there is one thing you should think about, the KNOX warranty void counter will be tripped when you use this method, since it will temporary flashing a non-stock kernel to our phone.

T-Mobile Galaxy Avant root

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Easily root T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Avant (SM-G386T) with Chainfire’s utility

If you feel that root access is somewhat more crucial than Knox counter, that’s mean you’re ready to go.

  1. Extract the downloaded utility bundled in zip (CF-Auto-Root-afyonltetmo-afyonltetmo-smg386t.zip) with WinZip or 7zip on your computer.
  2. Run the Odin3 executable file inside the extracted folder.
  3. Put the Galaxy Avant into download mode, by turning it off, then press and hold these keys: Volume down + Home + Power. Next, hit Vol Up to accept.
  4. Connect it to the PC via USB cable, and make sure Odin recognizing your phone (Added).
  5. Hit the PDA/AP button, then locate to the md5 file inside the extracted folder.
  6. When all set, click Start button. The phone will restart by itself and make an attempt to root Samsung Galaxy Avant.
  7. Once boot up, look for SuperSU and run it for the first time. Your phone should rooted now.


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