The AT&T Samsung Galaxy Alpha (G850A) can be rooted with KingRoot after a long wait of 2 years. The Samsung Galaxy Alpha was launched way back in September of 2014 with Android KitKat 4.4.4.
However, real performance of an Android smartphone can only be unlocked once it is rooted. Rooting your Galaxy Alpha, lets the user flash different Custom MODs, ROMs, and such stuff onto the device
While rooting this device, you’re suggested to proceed with a great caution as any carelessness from your half can render the smartphone as bricked. Fixing a Bricked device isn’t impossible however very tough.
How to Root AT&T Galaxy Alpha G850A
- Download the twoAPK files from the download links
- Go to Settings » Security » and enable “Unknown Sources.”
- Firstly install KingRoot 4.81. A pop-up message pops up saying that the app is malicious. Nothing to fret up here, proceed by clicking “Install Anyway.”
- Next, open the KingRoot application and click on the option Root. The device will reboot now. Open the app again, and the process will continue till it’s completed. Your device is now rooted. However, it is necessary to replace KingRoot with SuperSu.
- Install the second APK, SuperSu. Once the app is installed, click on the big green button to enable root access, and it will replace KingRoot with SuperSU within a minute.
- Next, open the Play Store and update SuperSU. After the update is done, open the app and a message asking to update the binaries will pop up. Click “Continue” and then “Normal.” Do NOT click TWRP/CWM, or it will Softbrick your device.
Congrats. Your AT&T Galaxy Alpha is now rooted. To verify, download/install any root checker app from the Play Store.
If you would like to unroot or return to the way Samsung and AT&T meant it to be, then simply flash over the Galaxy Alpha Stock firmware.