The following guide teaches you all you need to know for getting root on Samsung Galaxy A5 A500F. We know you can root the Galaxy A5 on Android 4.4.4 KitKat and Android 5.0.2 Lollipop — the latest software update that’s available for this handset.
You are voiding the Samsung warranty by following this guide. Without a warranty you can longer send the Samsung Galaxy A5 away to Samsung for free repairs. Unrooting the device doesn’t always help either, since Samsung devices come with added Knox security.
The Files You Need
- Download Chainfire’s root package for the A5 A500F here.
- Download the Samsung USB Drivers for mobile phones from the Sammy website. You should try rebooting the computer if the Samsung galaxy smartphone doesn’t connect with the flashing tool. Sometimes the driver requires a reboot for it to start working properly.
- Download the Odin flashing tool for your computer. keep scrolling down the page until you see the Odin links. We recommend using one of the newer versions of Odin; however, all of them will work. You must install the Odin app on a Windows PC. The only version of Windows it won’t work for is the Windows Surface tablet running Windows RT as it’s a modified version of Windows 8.1. Windows RT cannot run normal apps unless you install it from the Windows Store.
Rooting the Samsung Galaxy A5 A500F on Android 4.4.4 KitKat
- Unzip the Chainfire rooting package on the desktop. You should see the rooting file you can install.
- Unzip the Odin flashing tool on the desktop. You should see the Odin program inside the folder.
- Double click and run that same Odin folder so the Odin app opens on the desktop.
- Completely shut down the Samsung Galaxy A5 by holding the Power button for ten seconds.
- Now that the A5 is off, press the Volume Down + Home + Power buttons together until the screen changes.
- Press the Volume Up button from the next screen and you’ll be in the download mode.
- Connect the Samsung Galaxy A5 to the computer where you have Odin and the rooting file waiting.
- The Odin tool should show the ID: COM port changing to a new color; that means the drivers are working.
- Click the AP/PDA button — depending on the version of Odin — and upload the Chainfire rooting file.
- The Odin app will now help rot your device with Chainfire’s CF-Auto-Root tool.
- Wait until you see the pass message on the Odin display before unplugging from the computer.
Now you can enjoy the root access on your Samsung Galaxy A5. All the root-requiring apps from the Google Play Store are waiting. First, though, you should probably install the root checker app and save yourself some time.