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How to root Samsung Galaxy Alpha SM-G850M LTE in Android 4.4.4 KitKat [Guide]

Galaxy AlphaThe Samsung Galaxy Alpha is part of the new Samsung range of smartphone and the SM-G850M is the LTE variant from the Vodafone phone carrier network. If you own that device and are running the official Android 4.4.4 KitKat software, you can follow the guide below for opening up the internal hardware away from the OEM restrictions.

REQUIREMENTS

BEFORE WE BEGIN

HOW TO ROOT THE SAMSUNG GALAXY ALPHA G850M LTE RUNNING ANDROID 4.4.4 KITKAT

  1. Download the CF-Auto-Root tool you want from here [2].
  2. Download the Odin tool from here [3].
  3. Download both files to the desktop of the Windows PC and extract the files so they are unzipped.
  4. Run the Odin application and leave it open.
  5. Completely power down the Alpha and boot it up in Download Mode [4].
  6. Press the Power button again if you get to the Android logo or warning screen.
  7. Connect the Alpha to the computer via USB cable.
  8. Click the PDA button in Odin and upload the tar.md5 rooting file from the extracted file on the desktop.
  9. Leave the Auto reboot option on, and check the re-partition box is empty.
  10. Click the Start button and wait until it rebooted automatically.
  11. You are all done and ready to check out some custom ROMS or rooted application from the Google Play Store.