If you want to root Samsung Galaxy A5, the best way is to use Odin. I know a lot of you are thinking what’s Odin and how it can root this Samsung phone. You will find all the answers below.
What is Odin?
Odin is a software program that can be used to change user roles for many Android devices. So, you can use it to grant yourself ‘root’ permissions on Samsung Galaxy A5.
Ain’t that clever?
Now coming to the more important questions. How does it work?
It’s simply. You install this program on a PC and change user permissions on your phone. Obviously, you will need to connect your phone to the PC.
Wondering how to do all this? Read detailed instructions below on how to use Odin to root Samsung Galaxy A5.
How to Root Samsung Galaxy A5
Follow the steps below to root Samsung Galaxy A5. But first, make sure you have prepared for rooting.
Here are the things you need to do before you start rooting.
- Charge your phone
- You will need a USB cable to connect your phone to your PC
- A computer where you will install Odin
Step 1: Install USB drivers
The first step is pretty straightforward. You will need to install Samsung USB drivers on your PC to get started. Download drivers for Samsung phones here.
If you have already installed the drivers, you can skip this step.
Step 2: Download root files
You need to download root files in order to root Samsung Galaxy A5. These files can be downloaded from this link.
Once you have the files, extract them on your PC. Keep them safe for now. We are going to need them later.
Step 3: Boot your phone in ‘download’ mode
Now you need to turn off your phone and restart in ‘download’ mode. To go to download mode, simply press Home, Power, and Volume Down button together. When you phone restarts, it will go to ‘download’ mode.
Sometimes, your phone might display an error when you try to boot it into ‘download’ mode. In that case, read the error details and press Volume Up to continue. Note how to do it in the image below.
Step 4: Install Odin
The root files you downloaded in step 2 are now required. Go to the folder where you extracted these files. Look for a file named Odin in that folder. Open this file.
It should run a program on your PC. This program is Odin and that’s what you are going to use to root Samsung Galaxy A5 today.
Step 5: Root the phone now
This is the final step that you need to follow in order to root your Samsung phone using Odin.
Now that you have Odin running on your PC, you need to connect your phone to the computer using a USB cable. Remember, your phone should be in ‘download’ mode as you did in step 3.
Once your phone is connected to the PC, Odin will display it in the left pane. Now it’s time to move to the final step.
Look for PDA button in Odin. You can see it in the picture below.
Click this button and browse to the CF-Auto-Root.tar file that you will find in the folder where you extracted the root files you downloaded earlier. This is the same folder where you have Odin file.
Now click START button in Odin to initiate the flashing process. You will see ‘Pass’ written in green in Odin when the flashing process completes.
Verifying the root status
Disconnect your phone from the PC. Turn it on in normal mode. Now go to App drawer and find “SuperSU” app. If you see the app there, it means you have successfully rooted your phone.
In case you don’t see the SU app on your phone, you did something wrong. Go through the steps to root Samsung Galaxy A5 again and be sure to upload the proper file in Odin.