Samsung’s Galaxy series is one of the most popular and hottest smartphone series we have seen in the last 5 years. Samsung took the market by storm when it first released the Galaxy S to challenge Apple’s iPhone 4. The phone quickly became a sensation among the tech lovers. After that Samsung released several Galaxy phones while keeping the ‘S’ series limited to 1 phone/year. Recently, Samsung decided to spice things up a bit and launched 2 new sub-series. Galaxy A and Galaxy E. Both of these series had phones with metal exoskeleton. Surely, we have seen Samsung using metal and glass in recently announced Galaxy S6.

Both of these series provide a premium feel and a nice set of specifications. Samsung Galaxy E5 is one of them. If you are a proud owner of this device or you are planning to get one and root it. You’re at at the right place. We have a comprehensive rooting guide. Take a look at how to root Samsung Galaxy E5.

cf-auto-root

Prerequisites:

  • Download the latest Odin version from here.
  • Make sure all the important USB drivers are installed.
  • Since this guide is for 3 different variants, the root packages are different as well. Download the one that is denotes your phone’s model number.
    SME500M
    SME500H
    SME500F

How To Root Samsung Galaxy E5:

Step 1: Extract the cf-auto-root you downloaded, you’ll get a .tar file.

Step 2: Fire up Odin.

Step 3: Turn off your Galaxy E5 and boot into download mode by pressing and holding volume down + home button + power button simultaneously; there will be a warning displayed on your phone, simply press volume up and continue to download mode.

Step 4: Plug in your phone and the COM port on Odin will turn yellow or blue depending on the version you are using.

Step 5: Click on the AP button and choose the .tar file you have extracted earlier. Odin will take a moment to load that file. Make everything is unchecked apart from F.Reset Time and Auto Reboot

Step 6: Once Odin loads up the file; press the start button to begin flashing; it’ll only take a few minutes.

Once the flashing is done, your phone will reboot and will be rooted. You can verify it by downloading a root checker from Google Play Store. You’re all set.

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