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These are the guidelines to root the Samsung Galaxy E5 smartphone that has the SM-E500F model number running on the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop software update:
What Is Rooting the Android Operating System?
When you buy a new smartphone, you might not know it, but the Android operating system is in a “locked” state. For the most part, it will not make much difference to you: most apps are still available to use, and there are benefits to this locked state such as better security. When you root the Android operating system, you are gaining full administrative rights over the OS.
Why Would You Want to Root Android?
Gaining full administrative rights over the operating system has some perks to some people. For example, out of the millions of applications available on Google Play, some of them will not be able to run on your device unless it has root access. Until you have a specific need for wanting Android rooted, you probably want to leave Android as it comes out of the box. But if you need to unlock an app, then that is when you want to look into rooting methods. Using more apps is only one example of why you may want root access, here is the full list of benefits:
- Unlock more applications. Some of the apps available for Android cannot run unless you have root access. This is because the app’s features cannot run without the root permissions because the features require the full system access before they can be useful.
- Better battery life. Smartphones are great, but they have one caveat, which is each time you recharge the battery, it loses some of its overall lifespan. That means smartphones, in general, do not make great investments, and if your weekly paycheck is low, you will want to limit the number of smartphones you go through. One of the ways you can do that is by removing bloatware and creating a better battery life.
- Bolster performance. If you are the budget-conscious shopper, you may want to increase the device’s performance. This can be done by removing the bloatware as well. The more processes you have running, the more memory that is used. By removing some of the apps, it can help lighten the load on your hardware.
- Customize Android with themes. With root access, you can download and install any theme that’s at your disposal. That includes any customized theme you can find.
What Are the Risks of Rooting?
If you are buying a smartphone that is not running iOS, then it is probably the Android operating system that you want running as the ideal software to pair with your shiny new hardware. It is, in fact, the Android OS that offers you the chance to customize the OS considerably more than iOS: custom themes, run any app you know about, the works. For many users, the “openness” of an operating system is important, because it offers them more freedom which means running into fewer problems with their investments. But there is a reason iOS likes a far more locked approach: the ability to customize is not for everyone, and if you do not know what you are doing it can lead to a lot of problems which can define your time with the OS rather than freedom.
With power (full admin permissions) comes greater responsibility. Here are some of the main risk factors when it comes to rooting:
- Malware becomes a larger threat. You might read the occasional news article about how new malware is wreaking havoc in parts of the world on Android. But the Android operating system with root access becomes considerably more vulnerable to exploits because applications are no longer prisoned off in their own sandbox environments. This means if you accidentally download malware, it can do more damage because it can spread throughout the operating system and even jump into other applications and potentially view sensitive data.
- You can accidentally brick the smartphone. There is always a chance that you end up bricking the smartphone before you had the opportunity to use it with root access. That is because if you are going to brick it, it is going to happen during the rooting process.
- You may void the warranty. Most manufacturers do not allow you to root the Android operating system and still get to bring it in for repairs under warranty. Whether they are legally meant to do that or not is another question, but it is now common knowledge that most do not want to help you if they find out you have unlocked the OS with root access.
Files You Need
- Download the Galaxy E5 SM-E500F CF-Auto-Root file for devices that are running Android 5.1.1 Lollipop from here.
- The CF-Auto-Root tool by Chainfire does trip Knox and returns a warranty void status. Check with your mobile service provider to see if they are willing to cover your rooted device before advancing if your warranty is important to you. There are many reports of people still getting devices looked at under warranty and with root access.
Rooting the Samsung Galaxy E5 SM-E500F running on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop software updates
- Enable the USB Debugging Mode from your Galaxy E5’s settings.
- Extract the CF-Auto-Root file to the desktop of your Windows computer.
- Right-click on the Odin executable file that is on the desktop and choose to run the application as an administrator.
- Leave all of the default settings the same way they are at the moment.
- Turn off the Samsung Galaxy E5 smartphone and reboot in download mode.
- Connect the Samsung Galaxy E5 smartphone to the computer with the USB cable.
- Wait for at least 5 seconds and then check for the blue or yellow ID: COM color that is letting you know the E5 is connected properly and detected. No light or added message means you need to install the universal Windows ADB driver on the computer and try again.
- Click the AP button and browse the desktop of the E5’s rooting file ending in the tar.md5 extension.
- Once you can see that same file extension has loaded to your Odin app, click the Start button from the Odin app.
- Keep watching the Odin app for a green box to appear with the pass message inside.
- Now look over to the display of your E5 smartphone and wait until it says that the rooting exploit is restoring the stock recovery, cleaning up and reboot in ten seconds.
- The Samsung Galaxy E5 SM-E500f smartphone is now going to reboot to recovery mode automatically because it’s programmed that way by the rooting file.
In conclusion, that’s how to root the Samsung Galaxy E5 smartphone with the SM-E500F model number. Any device that did not get into recovery mode during the last step like we said can get booted to recovery mode manually instead. Just do it as soon as you get the green pass box appearing and it should work just the same. The developer, Chainfire, states that if your device does not get into recovery mode, the rooting process will not have worked properly.
Anyone who has gotten the drivers working, did notice the Samsung Galaxy E5 make it in recovery mode and still isn’t having success should try installing a different version of the Odin flashing tool and try again. Sometimes it takes a few turns with different Odin versions before one works.