The NANDroid Manager is an application we suggest you check out as soon as you finish the guide to root the Samsung Galaxy A5 SM-A500H. The NANDroid Manager does just what the name suggests and acts as a portal for you to easily manager your NANDroid backups. Of course, the original NANDroid backup you took happens from within your custom recovery — usually a version of TWRP Recovery these days with the demise of ClockworkMod Recovery.The application gives you the information you need regarding the NANDroid backups you took earlier, plus allows for you to interact with them in ways you could only dream about before. The app gives you the unique ability to restore apps and other data in partitions at a time instead of having to load the whole thing at once. The NANDroid manager is also great for giving you a new custom recovery if you do not have one yet.

Here is everyhting you need to root the Samsung Galaxy A5 smartphone so you can go on to install root apps like the Android Manager:

Samsung Galaxy A5

Files You Need

  1. Download the CF-Auto-Root for the SM-A500H model number on Android 5.0.2 from here.
  2. You must have a Windows computer to root the Galaxy A5 smartphone using the CF-Auto-Root tool.

Rooting the Samsung Galaxy A5 A500H running the Android 5.0.2 XXU1BOF6 firmware update

  1. Enable the USB Debugging Mode on the Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone so we can connect it to the computer with the USB cable and start using apps like the Odin flashing tool.
  2. Extract the A5’s rooting file to the desktop of the computer and two files will pop out into the desktop. One of them is the Odin executable and the other is the rooting exploit.
  3. Right-click the mouse on the Odin executable and choose to run Odin as an administrator.
  4. Do not make any adjustments from the default settings of your Odin application once it opens on the desktop of your computer.
  5. Hold the Power button in on your Galaxy A5 smartphone and choose the option to switch it off from the menu.
  6. Boot the Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone up by holding in the hardware button combination for download mode and then connect it to the computer with the USB cable.
  7. Give it a few seconds for the driver to start working and then check for a blue or yellow ID: COM port color coming from the Odin application on the computer. Any Galaxy A5 that doesn’t get detected will need to get the drivers updated. You can do that by installing the universal Windows ADB driver by Koushik Dutta.
  8. Click the AP button from the Odin user interface found on the computer and then browse your desktop location for the rooting file that is ending in the tar.md5 extension.
  9. Click the Start button on the Odin user interface and wait until you get a green box with a pass message inside.
  10. Check the smartphone display for when it says your A5 is installing the SuperSU, cleaning up the cache partition, re-flash the stock recovery and then going to reboot in 10 seconds.

In conclusion, that’s how to root the Samsung Galaxy A5 SM-A500H smartphone running on the Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update. Any device that does not get into recovery after installing the SuperSU and re-flashing the stock recovery will need to be booted into recovery mode using the hardware button combination for the guide to have worked. Chainfire states that no recovery mode at the end will mean your device will not be rooted. You can check your root status by installing the basic root checker application from the Google Play Store and see what it says.

Anyone finding the A5 is getting through the steps in the guide but still not being rooted should try installing another version of the Odin flashing tool. We have seen cases where people try a different version of the Odin application and it works. The Odin app comes in a few popular versions with unique numbers, such as the Odin 1,.85, Odin 3.07, Odin 3.09 and the latest Odin 3.10 version.

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