Sammy recently unveiled the all new J-series smartphones which are going to be the next big thing in their range coming soon. Moreover, some new spy shots of the Galaxy S6 are hitting the web. That isn’t enough to keep folks who own the A-series occupied though. If you are owning the A3 smartphone–the budget handset out of the series–you can open it up away from the factory restrictions in place after the steps below.
After doing so the device will be giving you full administrator permissions without anything in your way. Thus, feel free to start installing custom ROMs, more applications from the Google Play store and more. You can even freeze or disable the bloatware by using apps, plus improve the performance by overclocking and other things alike.
We are using the CF-Auto-Root tool today made by developer Chainfire. We try and use most of his work because it delivers a great experience for the users as close to stock Android as any other. Furthermore, his guides are easy to follow so you don’t have to be an expert to use the steps. That said, experience helps, so if you know anyone around you who is more experienced with customizing a device away from the factory restrictions, ask for their help.
Details of Note
- Make sure you backup the data before continuing. We recommend storing the personal phone contacts, any device settings which you’ve altered since owning the device. passwords, music files, playlists, pictures, videos and all other data such as call logs. You can even store the SMS texts thanks to the help from third-party applications which are available from the Google Play Store. Helium for Android is really popular with the youth these days and offers storage solutions for much of what we ran through.
- Stopover at the Developer Options and enable the USB Debugging Mode. Access both directly from the Settings menu and turning on the phone.
- You should have the updated Samsung USB Drivers. Find them up for grabs from the official Samsung website.
- Do not blame us if you brick the device. You follow the steps at your own risk. The following does void any warranty that’s remaining on the device. Since it’s nearly brand new, most of you should still be under warranty. The obvious issue here is you need to sort after solutions before yourself or else pay for people to solve the problems.
- You can use the following guide for the A5009 model number only. Check the number by turning on the phone and navigating to the Settings, followed by About Device menu.
- While at the About Device menu, check that the current software version reads Android 4.4.4 KitKat. It comes out of the box with the same so there shouldn’t be any worries.
- We do not recommend installing the files if you are using the Android 5.0 Lollipop.
How to root the Samsung Galaxy A3 SM-A5009 Running Android 4.4.4 KitKat
- Download the A5009 rooting package from here.
- Download Odin 3.09 here.
- Extract both the files and run the Odin so it’s working on the desktop.
- Boot the smartphone in Download Mode.
- Connect the A5000 phone to the computer with the USB cable.
- Wait for the ID: COM pot to change color.
- Odin will respond with a message letting you know the device is added.
- Click the AP button.
- Upload the executable file from the Chainfire rooting pack.
Now you can check if it is working by install our favorite root checker application from here.