The Samsung Galaxy A5 smartphone is designed to give you an experience that’s in the middle of the other two A5 smartphones from the same series. In other words, it’s better than one of them, but falls behind the other in terms of specs and performance. We can do things to enhance that performance of your Samsung Galaxy A5 smartphone by giving it root access.
The most popular way to enhance your device with root access is by installing new applications that were not available for users without root access to the root file system. One of those apps you need to use is the ROM Toolbox. With the ROM Toolbox, you can fully uninstall system apps to remove the stock apps, take NANDroid Backups with the ROM managements, install new fonts and deck out your operating system with a new look, and use a new script writer. Those are the main attractions to using a ROM Toolbox app, but there are more things you can do we haven’t mentioned. The ROM Toolbox is truly one of the original all-in-one applications for root users that has stood the test of time.
The CF-Auto-Root for the Galaxy S5 in this guide is based on the LRX22G.A500FXXU1BOK2 firmware which is part of a regional update of Android 5.0.2 Lollipop. Not all devices received that build ID and it doesn’t matter either, because Chainfire says you do not need to be running that firmware on your device to use this guide. It just an indicator for people to use because some Samsung devices like the Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone will refuse to boot old images.
Files You Need
- Download the new CF-Auto-Root file for the Galaxy A5 smartphone running Android 5.0.2 Lollipop from here.
Rooting the Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-A500F running Android 5.0.2 Lollipop updates
- Extract the CF-Auto-Root file for the A5 to the desktop of the computer.
- Enable the USB Debugging Mode on the Samsung Galaxy S5 device so you can connect it to the computer and use the Odin flashing tool without any worries.
- Right-click on the Odin executable file that is on your desktop and select the option to run it as an administrator.
- Boot the Samsung Galaxy A5 device to download mode and then connect it to the computer with the USB cable.
- Wait until you can see the green ID: COM port from the Odin user-interface. Anyone with it can install the universal Windows ADB driver and try again.
- Click the AP button and browse the desktop for the A5’s rooting exploit.
- Once unloaded, click the Start button and wait for the flashing to complete.
- Look for the “pass” message from the Odin app’s message box and for the Samsung Galaxy S5’s display to let you know it is about to reboot in 10 seconds.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-A500F smartphone will now reboot in recovery mode automatically where it will apply the finishing touches on your rooting method of installing and enabling the SuperSU. When done, you will find your device booted back into normal mode and the SuperSU available from your app drawer.
In conclusion, that’s how to root the Samsung Galaxy A5 SM-S500F running on the Android 5.0.2 Lollipop software updates. Any device that does not boot directly to recovery mode after the flashing completes must reach the recovery mode manually using the hardware keys.