Samsung Galaxy J5 is among the best phones that Samsung launched in 2015 according to numerous Samsung J5 review articles. It has a lot of features that make other Android phones envy it. However, you won’t be able to take the full advantage of these powerful features unless you root Samsung Galaxy J5. The good news is that you can now root it using Samsung J5 root XDA method.
This tutorial will teach you how to root Samsung Galaxy J5 using an app. You will need to install this app and follow the procedure. It will not take more than 5 minutes to root this phone. However, your warranty will be void after rooting the phone.
Why root Samsung Galaxy J5
Once you have rooted your phone, you will be able to install custom firmware and apps that run only on rooted devices. Once you have installed rooted apps on your phone, you will be able to take advantages of many advanced features such as memory cleanup and uninstalling system apps.
How to root Samsung Galaxy J5
In order to root this phone, you just need to follow these easy steps.
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Step 1: Prepare your phone
- Charge your battery so that your phone doesn’t die while rooting. If it does, it is going to end up bricking it. You can’t do anything with a bricked phone other than using it as a brick.
- Download drivers for your phone. You can download them here.
- Next you need to enable USB debugging by going to Settings in your phone. You can learn more about it in another Samsung tutorial here.
- Make a backup of your phone data using an app of your choice. Making a backup is important because you may lose data while trying to root your phone.
Step 2: Run your phone in Fastboot and connect to your phone
- Download CF Auto Root for your phone. You will need a proper version for your phone so be sure to find the right version based on your phone build number. Go to Settings to find build number of your phone.
- After downloading CF Auto Root, you need to extract it to your computer.
- Turn your phone off and boot it into Fastboot mode. Now connect your phone to your PC.
Step 3: Run Odin and root Samsung Galaxy J5
- Now you need to run Odin from CF Auto Root directory that you extracted earlier. You will find a file named Odin3.exe in that folder. Double click this file to run Odin on your PC.
- As soon as Odin starts and your phone is connected to your PC via USB, you should see a message “Added” in Odin window.
- Look for a PDA button on screen. Click it and select the file that ends with .md5 from the CF Auto Root folder.
- Click Start and wait for flashing to end. This process will root Samsung Galaxy J5.
- Once flashing has completed, install a root verification app from Google Play Store on your phone. Run the app and verify your phone’s root status. It should be rooted and ready to install root apps.