You would know how annoying people can be if you have ever had the stress of trying to remove an email account from being able to email you. Getting a message multiple times from the one account that you never wanted to receive a message from in the first place can be stressful. Banning people from emailing you is tricky business. There are no simple apps or codes you can add that will allow for the banning of an account from reaching out to you. Similarly, there are no magic buttons available from click from the email client dashboard.

With phone calls, things are easier. They were not always as easy to block on mobile when compared with the traditional home telephone that developers an easy call blocking features nearly two decades ago. One of the easiest ways you can block calls coming into your device is with the Root Call Blocker Pro application that is available for rooted users for only $6.99 from selected app stores.

Samsung Galaxy Alpha

Here is everything you need to install the Root Checker Pro application and any of the root apps on your Samsung Galaxy Alpha SM-G850S smartphone running on the Android 5.0.2 update:

Files You Need

  1. The rooting file in this guide is based on LRX22G.G850SKSU2COJ2 according to Chainfire. You do not need to be running that same firmware. He just gives you that extra build number information so you can use it as an indicator.
  2. Download the CF-Auto-Root file for the Alpha SM-G850S on Android 5.0.2 from here.

Rooting the Samsung Galaxy Alpha SM-G850S running Android 5.0.2 Lollipop software updates

  1. Enable the USB Debugging Mode on the Samsung Galaxy Alpha
  2. Extract the CF-Auto-Root package on the desktop of the computer you are using.
  3. Right-click the mouse on the Odin executable and choose to run as an administrator from the options.
  4. Do not make any changes from the default settings of the Odin application when it opens on the desktop.
  5. Boot the Samsung Galaxy Alpha SM-G850S smartphone to download mode.
  6. Connect the Galaxy Alpha SM-G850S to the computer with the USB cable.
  7. Wait for at least 10 seconds for the drivers to start working and then check that they are by looking for a yellow or blue ID: COM port color coming from the Odin application. Install the universal ADB driver on the computer if you need to update the drivers.
  8. Click the AP button and browse the desktop location for the Alpha’s rooting file ending in the tar.md5 file extension.
  9. Click the Start button.
  10. Do not touch any buttons on the Galaxy Alpha until you can see the green box from the Odin app giving you the pass message inside.
  11. Look at the display of your Samsung Galaxy Alpha for when it says it is about to restore the stock recovery, clean up and then reboot to recovery mode.

In conclusion, that’s how to root the Samsung Galaxy Alpha smartphone running on the Android 5.0.2 Lollipop software update. Any device that did not get into recovery mode during the final stages of the guide will need to be booted into recovery mode manually. Otherwise you can just try to do the steps again.

Anyone still having problems might prefer trying a different version of the Odin flashing tool. The Odin application that flashes Samsung firmware to Samsung devices does come in a few versions. Sometimes people need to try a few unique versions before one works.