The Sammy A5 is a new smartphone running Android 4.4.4 Kitkat out of the box. There’s no Android 5.0 Lollipop in sight which makes this still the ideal time to flash a custom ROM. You might find third-party developers making unofficial custom ROMs which let you update the handset and try out features of upcoming real Android software updates.

The following guide is only for the SM-A500H variant of the Galaxy A5 smartphones. We do not advise you try installing the file on any other device. We know for a fact Chainfire–the third-part developers responsible for the rooting tool–has made a unique file for each model numbered device. Verify what model yours is by observing the Settings > About Device > Model Number.

Samsung Galaxy A5 SM-A500H

BEFORE WE BEGIN

  • Hit up the Developer Options where you’ll find the USB Debugging box. You must confirm that box is on for connecting to the computer.
  • You must have a Windows computer for the guide to work. Samsung only makes Odin readily available for Windows.
  • Windows is the most popular operating system, hence why the third-party developers make programs for it and not the others.
  • You must have the up to date USB drivers or else Odin might not pick up your device. Moreover, it might cause a “fall’ result after the flashing is complete.

HOW TO ROOT THE SAMSUNG GALAXY A5 SM-A500H

  1. Download the SM-A500H rooting file form this link.
  2. Download the Odin 3.09 from this link.
  3. use the desktop of the PC to extract the files.
  4. Boot the A5 up in Download Mode.
  5. press the Volume Down + Power + Home buttons on the A5 smartphone to enter the special mode.
  6. Now connect to the computer using the USB cable.
  7. Click the AP button
  8. Load the tar.md5 file from the extracted folder on the desktop.
  9. Click the start button.
  10. Wait until the pass message appears on the screen of Odin.
  11. If you see the fail message you want to try downloading the official USB drivers for mobile phones once more.
  12. That’s all you have to do for opening up the devices hardware away from the locked restrictions Samsung have in place. Now you can hit up the Google Play store and check out other applications you couldn’t download and install before.

That’s all you need for rooting the Samsung Galaxy A5 smartphone that comes with the SM-A500H model number when it is running on the Android 4.4.4 KitKat software updates. The rooting tool that you just used is a one-click rooting tool which means you have not yet installed a custom recovery image on the device to override the stock recovery. People use custom recoveries when they want to install custom ROMs and custom kernels. That means all you can do at the moment is start installing the root applications. Most of the root applications are available from the same Google Play Store that you already know or the XDA-Developers web forum. If you ever find out that a custom recovery image is available to be installed on your version of the Samsung Galaxy A5 smartphone, you can flash that right away even though you have root access already using the CF-Auto-Root tool.