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How to root Samsung Galaxy Alpha SM-850Y on Android 4.4.4/5.0 Lollipop [Guide]

Samsung Galaxy Alpha [1]The Samsung Galaxy Alpha with model number SM-850Y now has a new root method available for those running on any firmware available to date. The firmware ranges from Android 4.4.4 KitKat through to Android 5.0 Lollipop. As a result of the KingRoot tool searching its cloud service for all rooting methods available, there’s a good chance the following guide will continue to work for future software update, including Android 5.1 Lollipop. Once you root Samsung Galaxy Alpha SM-850Y, you can install root-only apps from the Google Play Store. These apps open up a new world for you so that you can overclock the smartphone, increase the performance, increase the battery duration, remove the stock Samsung bloatware and more. Follow the guide after the drop to learn how to root Samsung Galaxy Alpha SM-850Y.

REQUIREMENTS

BEFORE WE BEGIN

HOW TO ROOT THE SAMSUNG GALAXY ALPHA SM-850Y ON ANDROID 4.4.4 KITKAT AND 5.0 LOLLIPOP

  1. Download the KingRoot rooting tool from the official XDA Developers page [2].
  2. Install the app on your Android (Galaxy Alpha) as you would any other app using the File Manager.
  3. You’ll see three new applications available from the app drawer when it’s done correctly. One of them is useful for unrooting the device, while the other is useful for rooting.
  4. Tap and open the app called KingRoot.
  5. You’ll see a large button inside that says ‘try to Root’. Tao that button and wait as the KingRoot tool tries to learn how to root Samsung Galaxy Alpha SM-850Y.
  6. Once it’s starting to root your device, you’ll get to watch a progress bar.
  7. A success message will be shown on your device’s display when it’s complete.
  8. Make sure you reboot the Samsung Galaxy Alpha after you finish with the KingRoot tool.

Now you are ready to install any root-only app that’s available from the Google Play Store. Furthermore, you should have no worries installing a custom recovery so you can check out the custom ROMs available.