If you want to get into some advanced technology ideas with your rooted Samsung Galaxy A5 smartphone, you can install the Network Log Network Log that is available for rooted users. The Network Log app can help you identity the apps that are running in the background and what they are doing when they are connected to the internet. Some of those background apps will always be connecting to the internet and you might be asking yourself what are they doing with that connection? Now you can find out and check out the IP tables with a real-time list of active networks.

The Network Log app is just one example of an application you can use on your device. There are heaps more such as the dSploit app, Superuser by ClockworkMod, GMusicFS, DriveDroid, Greenify and GMD Speed Time applications. One app you should never fail to install is the SuperSU app. When you get root access using the CF-Root tool like the guide below, you usually get this app automatically since it is Chainfire who makes one of the versions of SuperSU. However, if your device does not have SuperSU available from the app drawer, you should install it from the Google Play Store.

Samsung Galaxy A5

Files You Need

  1. You must have the Samsung Galaxy A5 bootloader unlocked if you are going to root the device using Chainfire’s CF-Root tool in this guide.
  2. Download the SM-A500H rooting exploit from this page.
    – the CF-Root exploit is made based on Android 4.4.4 KitKat for the Samsung Galaxy A5 device. You should downgrade to that KitKat version if you want to root the device without any risk of bricking the device. We cannot be sure if Google Patch this exploit in later versions of Lollipop.
  3. Download the universal ADB drivers from this page.
  4. Download a different Odin version from this page if you cannot get the guide to work with the Odin that comes with your rooting exploit. There are several versions of the Odin flashing tool and sometimes it takes more than one go to get it working on a device.
  5. These steps to root Samsung Galaxy A5 devices are made for the SM-A500H model number only. You should check that number matches up with your by pointing to the Menu > Settings > About Device > Model Number.

Rooting the Samsung Galaxy S5

  1. Download the SM-A500H rooting package to the desktop.
  2. Right-click and choose the “extract here” from the menu.
  3. Double-click the Odin executable file and the Odin flashing tool user-interface should open on your device.
  4. Turn off the Galaxy A5 and reboot in the download mode by pressing the Volume Down + Home + Power and then Volume Up when it says on the display.
  5. Connect the Samsung Galaxy A5 to the computer using the USB cable you normally use for charging the battery.
  6. Wait until the ID: COM port changes color to show you that the A5 is connected thanks to the ADB Drivers. if you forgot to download the ADB Drivers, do that now. You might need to reboot the computer to get the drivers working.
  7. Leave the same settings in Odin that you get when you first open the app after installing a fresh copy.
  8. Click the AP/PDA button and browse the desktop for the A5 CF-Root rooting exploit.
  9. Click the Start button and the Odin flashing tool will flash the CF-Root for A5 devices.
  10. Soon you will get a pass message and the A5 should reboot automatically.

Open the Google Play Store app and install the root checker app before you start installing the root-requiring apps like the Network Log app we talked about earlier.