Samsung Galaxy A5 is a top quality Android smartphone from Samsung, which comes with a 5-inch touch screen display powered by 1.2 GHz quad-core processor along with 2 GB RAM and the device runs on Android 4.4.4 KitKat operating system which is upgradable up to Android 5.0.2 Lollipop OS. If you are using this smartphone and looking for a way to root it, you are on the right page as I have given a tutorial to root Samsung Galaxy A5 here.
By following the tutorial given here, you will be able to root your Samsung Galaxy A5 smartphone and thereby get the ability to install custom ROM firmware, custom-built Android applications, custom recoveries (TWRP or CWM recovery), etc.
WARNING: Rooting your Samsung smartphone will void its warranty. Also, there is a chance that your device might get bricked by following the tutorial here. So, if your device gets bricked or if anything wrong happens to your device, don’t hold me responsible. Proceed at your OWN risk.
Step 1: To get started, take a complete backup of personal data in your smartphone using Samsung Kies or other similar apps.
Step 2: Next, download Samsung Galaxy A5 USB driver and install it on your computer. Only by doing so, you will be able to connect your smartphone with the computer successfully.
Step 3: Now, enable USB debugging mode in your smartphone by following this path: Settings -> Developer Options -> USB Debugging. If you can’t find Developer Options in your device, enable it by following this path: Settings -> About Phone -> Build Number (tap on it for several times to enable Developer Options).
Step 4: Make sure that your device has at least 50-60% battery backup in it before proceeding with the rooting tutorial. Also, ensure that you have deactivated or uninstalled antivirus programs in your computer as they tend to disrupt the rooting procedure.
Once you have finished all these prerequisites, you can move forward to the rooting tutorial given here.
Tutorial To Root Samsung Galaxy A5 Using CF Auto Root Package:
Step 1: To get started, download CF Auto Root package given here based on your model number:
Step 2: Once done, extract the root package and save the .tar.md5 file in your desktop.
Step 3: Now, download Odin and launch the application. Next, switch off your Samsung smartphone, boot it into the Download Mode by pressing the Volume Down, Power and Home keys simultaneously and connect it to your computer using the original USB data cable.
Step 4: If the USB drivers of your device are correctly installed in your computer, Odin will show “Added” message when you connect your device.
Step 5: Now in the Odin window, click on “PDA” button and select the .tar.md5 file from your desktop. Also, ensure that you have enable the Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options in Odin. Once done, click on the “Start” button to launch the flashing process.
Step 6: Once the flashing process is finished, your device will reboot automatically, and you will get a “PASS” message in Odin.
That’s it. Now you have successfully finished rooting your Samsung Galaxy A5 smartphone on Android 4.4.4 KitKat operating system. If you are using Android 5.0.2 Lollipop operating system, follow the guide given below to root your device.
Tutorial To Flash TWRP Recovery In Samsung Galaxy A5:
Step 2: Next, switch off your smartphone and boot into the download/bootloader mode by pressing and holding the Volume Down, Power and Home buttons simultaneously.
Step 3: Once your device boots into the download mode, connect it to your computer using the original USB data cable. If you have installed the USB drivers of Galaxy J2 in your computer properly, Odin will automatically identify your device, and you will see an “Added” message in its Logs. Also, the ID:COM will turn to “Blue” color.
Step 4: Now, click on the “AP” button in Odin window and select the twrp-126.96.36.199-j2lte.img.tar file.
Step 5: Next, click on the “Start” button to launch the flashing process (which will take a minute or two to get completed). Once the flashing process is finished, you will get a “PASS” message in the Odin. Your device will also reboot.
Step 6: Now, unplug your smartphone from the computer.
That’s it. Now, you have successfully finished flashing TWRP recovery on the Samsung Galaxy A5 smartphone. Let’s find out how you can root your device.
Tutorial To Root Samsung Galaxy A5:
Step 1: To get started, download SuperSU and save it on your computer. Once done, connect your smartphone to the computer using the original USB data cable and transfer the SuperSU file to its internal memory. After successfully transferring the file, unplug your device from the computer.
Step 2: Now, boot your device into the TWRP recovery by pressing and holding the Volume Up, Power and Home Buttons simultaneously.
Step 3: Once your device boots into the TWRP recovery mode, click on “Install” and select the SuperSU file in your device’s internal memory to launch the flashing process.
Step 4: Once the flashing process is finished, reboot your smartphone.
That’s it. Now you have successfully finished rooting Samsung Galaxy A5 Android smartphone. To confirm the root privileges of your smartphone, use the Root Checker for Android app from Google Play Store.
If you own a smartphone or tablet other than Samsung Galaxy A5 and would like to get rooting tutorials for the same, kindly visit our Rooting Tutorials page.
If you encounter any issues while following the rooting tutorials given here, do let me know via comments.