You might notice people talking about the “build prop” if you are ever cruising around the XDA Developers website. The build prop tweaks are commonly found in new custom ROMs and are one of the most popular reasons to replace the stock ROM. What people might not know is that you can adjust the build prop without a custom recovery and without a custom ROM running at all, and we do this by installing the Kernel Adiutor application for rooted users.
Once you have rooted the Samsung Galaxy E5 smartphone, everyone is able to install this app and the tweak the build prop, CPU and GPU frequencies, wake up settings, the governor, virtual memory and more. The Kernel Adiutor will get you knowing your kernel and what kernels are all about in no time at all. Just be aware that adjusting your kernel and performance can affect the hardware on your device and any damages you make to the internal system are on your shoulders and not ours. That’s why apps like the Kernel Adiutor should be reserved for advanced Android users. You should also label clearly what you have done if you are ever selling your device so unsuspecting shoppers to assume they are buying a reliable device that is stock and like it was out of the factory.
These are the guidelines to root the Samsung Galaxy E5 SM-E500M smartphone running on the Android 4.4.4 KitKat software update using the Odin flashing tool, the CF-Auto-Root tool by Chainfire and a computer running Windows.
Files You Need
- Download the CF-Auto-Root file for the SM-E500M smartphone running Android 4.4.4 from here.
- The CF-Auto-Root tool in this guide does trip Knox if you have a Knox-enabled device. You will have to check with your mobile network provider to see if they allow you to root the device and still be covered under warranty.
Rooting the Samsung Galaxy E5 SM-E500M smartphone running Android 4.4.4 KitKat
- Enable the USB Debugging Mode on the E5 smartphone so it can then connect to the computer with the USB cable and use the computer programs.
- Extract the CF-Auto-Root package to the desktop of the computer to reveal the Odin 3.10 flashing tool and the rooting exploit you need to flash soon.
- Right-click on the Odin executable file that is on the desktop and choose to run it as an administrator.
- Do not make any changes from the default settings you can see on the buttons from your Odin application when it opens on the desktop. If yours did not open then please open it up now and leave the Odin app open.
- Long-press the Power button and wait until your Samsung Galaxy E5 smartphone turns off completely.
- Reboot the Samsung Galaxy E5 smartphone in download mode and then connect it to the computer with the USB cable.
- Wait for 5 to 10 seconds and then look at the ID: COM port of the Odin application and check that it is glowing with a blue or yellow color. No color from your ID: COM port suggests that the Galaxy E5 drivers are not up to date and will need installing. You can download and install the universal Windows ADB driver on your computer to fix that problem.
- Click the AP button from the Odin user interface and then browse the desktop for the rooting file ending in tar.md5 for the SM-E500M device.
- Click the Start button when you want the rooting process to begin.
- Wait until you get a green box with a pass message inside showing from the Odin application.
- Look over at the display of your Samsung Galaxy E5 smartphone and check that it says your device is getting its stock recovery restored, cleaning up and then is about to reboot in 10 seconds.
- The Samsung Galaxy E5 smartphone will now reboot to recovery mode because the CF-Auto-Root root tool is programmed to make that happen automatically. It is also a requirement for the rooting to have worked.
In conclusion, that’s how to root the Samsung Galaxy E5 SM-E500M running Android 4.4.4 KitKat. The final step of it getting into recovery mode is an important one and Chainfire states that no recovery mode means no root access. You can manually boot the Galaxy E5 to recovery mode using the hardware key combination as soon as the flashing completes if yours refuses to boot in recovery automatically at the end of the guide.