The Sammy A5 is a new smartphone running Android 4.4.4 Kitkat out of the box. There’s no Android 5.0 Lollipop in sight which makes this still the ideal time to flash a custom ROM.

You might find third-party developers making unofficial custom ROMs which let you update the handset and try out features of upcoming real Android software updates.

REQUIREMENTS

  • The following guide is only for the SM-A500H variant of the Galaxy A5 smartphones. We do not advise you try installing the file on any other device. We know for a fact Chainfire–the third-part developers responsible for the rooting tool–has made a unique file for each model numbered device. Verify what model yours is by observing the Settings > About Device > Model Number.

BEFORE WE BEGIN

  • Hit up the Developer Options where you’ll find the USB Debugging box. You must confirm that box is on for connecting to the computer.
  • You must have a Windows computer for the guide to work. Samsung only makes Odin readily available for Windows.
  • Windows is the most popular operating system, hence why the third-party developers make programs for it and not the others.
  • You must have the up to date USB drivers or else Odin might not pick up your device. Moreover, it might cause a “fall’ result after the flashing is complete.

HOW TO ROOT THE SAMSUNG GALAXY A5 SM-A500H

1. Download the SM-A500H rooting file form this link.

2. Download the Odin 3.09 from this link.

3. Use the desktop of the PC to extract the files.

4. Boot the A5 up in Download Mode.

5. Press the Volume Down + Power + Home buttons on the A5 smartphone to enter the special mode.

6. Now connect to the computer using the USB cable.

7. Click the AP button

8. Load the tar.md5 file from the extracted folder on the desktop.

9. Click the start button.

10. Wait until the pass message appears on the screen of Odin.

11. If you see the fail message you want to try downloading the official USB drivers for mobile phones once more.

That’s all you have to do for opening up the hardware of the device away from the locked restrictions Samsung have in place. Now you can hit up the Google Play store and check out other applications you couldn’t download and install before.

Your Samsung Galaxy A5 smartphone that’s running on the Android 4.4.4 KitKat software update is now rooted, and that means you can start getting any of the root applications installed on your device. When you don’t have root access, which is just what some people call “unrooted” even though it never had root access before, there are some apps that won’t run on your device. Those apps are commonly referred to as the root apps because they need the administrative permissions that you get with root access before they will run.