Samsung recently picked up the pace and started updating several of its devices; Galaxy A5 is one of them. For those who don’t know, Samsung started the A series of phones after Galaxy Alpha was released, the phones in A series come with full metal bodies and carry a decent set of specifications. Luckily, for those who are dying to root, there’s a latest method developed by none other than Chainfire. This method allows you to easily root your Galaxy A5 using Odin.
For those who don’t know, this method is known as CF-Auto-Root and is one of the most famous rooting methods for Samsung devices and we will be using the same method along with Odin to root the Galaxy A5.
Note: This method is only for Galaxy A5 Running the latest Android 4.4.4 Firmware. While this guide is user friendly, any damage done to your phone will be your own responsibility. This guide is also for the A500H and we don’t recommend using it on different variants.
Before we head over to the rooting process, we are going to take a look at some things we need for the rooting process.
- Your device should have more than 60 percent battery.
- You should have the USB Drivers installed on your PC.
- Don’t try this at any other version.
Rooting Galaxy A5 A500H
- First of all, download the root file from here and extract the zip file on your desktop. Desktop is prefered as it is easy to remember though the choice is yours.
- Download the latest version of Odin from here and extract it.
- Once everything is in order, turn off your phone and press volume down, home button and power button together to enter download mode, your phone will show a warning, simply press the volume up button to proceed.
- Open Odin that you extracted before and connect your phone while it is still in download mode using a micro USB cable. Take a look at the image below for reference.
- Click on the AP button, navigate to the folder where you extracted the Auto-Root file and select the file.
- Once you have selected the file, make sure everything on your Odin is exactly as shown in the image.
- Click on the start button and the flashing process will begin.
- It’ll hardly take a minute for the file to be flashed and after that, your device will reboot into recovery mode. Reboot from there and you will be all set.
Congratulations, you have successfully rooted your Galaxy A5.