Samsung Galaxy A5 is one of the A series models along with Galaxy A3, Galaxy A7 from Samsung. Initially, this mobile works on Android Lollipop but now upgraded to Android Marshmallow. However, some users of Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) want to update their mobile to latest Android version. If you are one of them and want’s to update your mobile by installing some custom ROM’s. To install custom ROM’s you must root Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) with Odin software. Rooting helps you to install custom ROM’s, Kernels and customizes your mobile into your own style. It also boosts the performance of your device and improves your battery life.
Odin is one of the best flashing firmware software for any Samsung Android device from the developers. It also keeps your mobile safe and secure. If you are ready to continue, verify some prerequisites before you root Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) with Odin.
PrerequisitesBefore you start the procedure to root Samsung Galaxy, you must follow below-mentioned prerequisites to stay on safe side. Carefully read these conditions before proceeding to root Samsung Galaxy.
- Check device model: This article is written purely for Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) only. You should not follow these steps on any other devices. If your device is not Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016), then you should stop following these steps immediately.
- Unlock Bootloader: You need to unlock the bootloader to gain complete root access. You can find more details about Samsung Galaxy bootloader unlocking below.
- USB drivers: If you need to connect your Samsung Galaxy to PC or laptop as the part of this tutorial, then you should first install Samsung USB drivers on your system.
- USB debugging: To establish a stable connection between Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) and PC/Laptop, you need to enable USB debugging on Samsung Galaxy. Check our guide to enable USB debugging on Samsung Galaxy.
- Backup: Rooting Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) sometimes delete entire data from the device and recovering them is a big process. It is recommended to backup entire Samsung Galaxy data before you follow these steps.
- Check battery: Rooting process may take 5-20 minutes and you should maintain enough battery backup before starting the process. Battery drains quickly than normal while you follow below steps and it is advised to charge up to 60% before getting started.
Must Follow Steps
- This article is only for Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) Variants like A510F, A510FD, A510Y, A510M.
- If your device model is not in the above list just skip this article.
DisclaimerRooting your Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) is not a simple and official process. You need to do it with caution. Any small mistake may hard brick your device and makes it useless. Please try to root Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) at your own risk. Either Interest Waypoint team, device manufactures or developers are not responsible if anything goes wrong with your Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016). You need to understand this article is just for educational purpose and you're doing it at your own risk.
Steps to Root T Mobile Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016)
- Connect your Samsung Galaxy A5 to your PC and transfer the downloaded zip files to phone/Sd card memory.
- Extract your Samsung Galaxy A5 SuperSu.zip file, you will get a file name of .tar.md5
- Extract Odin 3.07.zip and run Odin3 v3.07 as administrator.
- Turn Off your Samsung Galaxy A5 device, and wait for few seconds.
- Hold down the Volume Down button + Home Button then press Power Button for 5 seconds, you’ll get a warning screen.
- Press Volume up to continue.
- Already you have your device-related drivers (which you just installed from downloads section) and Odin 3.07 program, so just open Odin program, your screen will display an ID: COM in yellow color with a random number in it.
- Click on PDA under Files [Download] and find the SuperSu.zip extract file. Select that file and click Start button, now your Odin will start flashing the custom CWM Recovery. If it completes successfully your screen displays a green “PASS!” box.
- After completion of this process, your Samsung Galaxy A5 will automatically boot into ClockworkMod (CWM) Recovery and install the SuperUser app along with its binaries.
- If the whole process is completed, again reboot your Samsung Galaxy A5.
Check Root Status of Samsung GalaxySo, you have finally rooted your Samsung Galaxy successfully. But wait! Did it actually enable root access and everything went well? Even though you didn't face any errors while rooting process, it doesn't mean you did it right. Don't worry, we can simply test the root access on Samsung Galaxy A5 2016 by installing any root checker applications. You can try this app from Playstore and verify the root access. If that app shows no root access, then you might have done something wrong. Try this entire process again to root Samsung Galaxy.
Conclusion for rooting Samsung Galaxy A5
We're done! Hope this guide helped you to root Samsung Galaxy A5 2016 without any errors. In case if you encounter any problems while following our guide, leave a comment below and we'll respond with a possible solution as soon as possible. Keep visiting for more updates on Samsung Galaxy A5.