How to Root Samsung Galaxy A42 {Guide}

Hello friends, are you searching for Root Samsung Galaxy A42? If yes, then you are at the right place.

The idea of being stand out from other android users may sound absurd. Still, for a tech enthusiastic, it’s a deep desire. And to achieve that, you need to flash magisk. It’s a bit complicated process, so let’s start with the specs.

Are you excited about a quick look at the specification of the smartphone? Hope! You enjoy.

This smartphone launch in the Indian market on 23rd February 2021. Talking about camera sensor 48MP + 8MP + 5MP + 5MP quad primary camera setup. Samsung Galaxy A42 powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G processor with 4GB Ram and 64GB storage. The smartphone was coming with 6.6 inches (16.76 cm) 266 PPI, Super AMOLED display. We are moving the battery performance 5000 mAh with fast charging, before starting the guide. Let’s understand what is rooting?

What is Root?

Root means you merely added a bunch of code to your system. As a grants key to unlocking all the core software, which manufacturers initially blocked.

Such as personalized customization of the software and interface, increase the energy supply limit of the phone, or even reduce the excessive usage of battery life.

In common logic, there are two sides to everything that defines who they are. So, we have discussed the pros and cons below, follow the article to more techy knowledge.

Here are some Points to Remember while Rooting

  • Ensure your smartphone bootloader has unlocked. You can also follow our guide to unlocking the bootloader on any Samsung phones
  • We recommend, your smartphone battery has charged more than 40% because a lot of time required for the rooting procedure
  • The Samsung device will not connect to the computer on Fastbooting unless its driver. Download the Samsung USB driver now, if you don’t have it

Advantage of Root Samsung Galaxy A42

Expand Processing Speed

Improving clocking speed is one of the primary things you can try after rooting your Android device. For that, all you need is compatible overclocking software.

Download Custom Tweaks

Enrich the interface’s visual representation by adding tons of Custom ROMs to get the desired layout. On top of that, you can even customize the internal settings.

Disadvantage of Root Samsung Galaxy A42

Performance deplete

When you overdo things like overclocking or frequently change crucial settings, you may notice severe changes that will drastically decrease performance.

Can’t break some limits

You can’t do much about the hardware limitations as the 1.4GHz clock speed will only expand up to 1.6GHz, which changes nothing; everything just like the old setup.

Important Note: magisk update is not responsible for any kind of damage to smartphone; try with your own risk and download the same firmware that’s running on your operating system.

Create A Patched Boot File Using Magisk

  1. You may have already downloaded: SM-A426B file
  2. Extract the firmware files with 7zip or any other unzipper
  3. Only copy the “AP” file and transfer your internal storage
  4. Download and Install the latest magisk manager app
  5. Open magisk manager then tap on Install → Install → Select and Patch a file. Select the “AP” file you will transfer earlier
Magisk Update
  1. Once the boot image has successfully patched, copy magisk_patched.tar file then move into your computer

Flash Patched Boot File Using Odin Flash Tool

  1. First of all, download the latest Odin flash tool and extract it
Magisk Update
  1. Before connecting your phone to the computer, open developer mode and enable the USB debugging setting
  2. Boot into download mode, you have to press the volume up and volume down button, then connect your device with the PC using a data cable
  3. Open the Odin tool, then align the device. When your device is completely connected, the log section will show Added!
  4. Tap on “AP” button, select magisk_patched.tar file and uncheck auto reboot
Magisk Update
  1. Now it’s time to get things in action. Press the start button
  2. Odin takes around ten minutes to complete the process in typical cases, and it shows a Pass at the top of the screen, which means is everything done
Magisk Update
  1. Power + Volume Up → Bootloader warning → Release both buttons → System and enjoy magisk manager


In a nutshell, you will be getting tons of features and tweaks choices that can grant several fascinating things you have never thought of to your smartphone.

However, while following the method, if you come across any doubt or facing any challenge to complete the guide thoroughly, Please let us in the comments.

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