Link2SD is a root application available to all Samsung Galaxy Alpha device owners after they finish the guide after the break. With Lin2SD up and running, Galaxy Alpha owners can move apps over to the SD card using the app as a link joining the two. The Link2SD creates such a convincing link that it will make your Samsung Galaxy Alpha device truly believe the applications are on your device. That in turn means the Link2SD app will work for apps that don’t usually work for other ideas like the App2SD application that is available for non-rooted users.
The Link2SD application is just one example of a root application that is available for your Samsung Galaxy Alpha smartphone after you complete the guide. Here is everything you need to install the Link2SD app and any other root application on your Samsung Galaxy Alpha:
Files You Need
- Download the CF-Auto-Root file for the SM-G850F running the Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update from here.
- You can choose to install a custom recovery either before or after you root the Samsung Galaxy Alpha smartphone.
Rooting the Samsung Galaxy Alpha SM-G850F running Android 5.0.2 Lollipop
- Enable the USB Debugging Mode on the Galaxy Alpha smartphone so it can connect to the computer where you will be using the guide.
- Extract Chainfire’s CF-Auto-Root package to the desktop of the computer and you will see two files fall out: the Odin executable and the rooting exploit.
- Right-click the Odin executable file that should now be on your desktop after you extracted the file in the steps above.
- Choose to run the Odin application with administrative permissions from the menu.
- Hold the Power button in on the side of your Samsung Galaxy Alpha smartphone and choose the option to switch it off from the menu.
- Boot the Samsung Galaxy Alpha holding the hardware keys for download mode.
- Once confirmed to be in the download mode, connect the Samsung Galaxy Alpha smartphone to the computer with the USB cable.
- Wait until you can see the yellow or blue ID: COM coming from the Odin user interface. Anyone who does not get any color coming from the box will need to install the universal Windows ADB driver and try again.
- Click the AP button and then browse your computer desktop for the rooting file for the Alpha that you extracted to the desktop earlier.
- Click the Start button when you have the file loaded.
- Look over at the display of the Samsung Galaxy Alpha smartphone and look out for it to say that it is flashing the SuperSU app on your device, clearing the cache partition and then flashing the stock recovery again.
- Look up at the Odin flashing application on the computer and check for a green box that has a pass message given in the box.
In conclusion, that’s all you have to do in order to root the Samsung Galaxy Alpha smartphone with the SM-G850F model number running on the Android 5.0.2 Lollipop software update. Any Galaxy Alpha that did not get into recovery mode at the end will not be rooted. You don’t really notice this like you do with a normal recovery mode, but it happens. If you start using your device in normal mode and you do not see the SuperSU application available from the app drawer of your device, try booting the device to recovery mode manually as soon as the flashing finishes next time.