The CF-Auto-Root tool is a one-click rooting tool developed by Chainfire and there is a version available for the Samsung Galaxy A5 SM-A500H smartphone that makes you the root user on the smartphone so there are no applications that you cannot install.
Here is everything everyone needs to root Samsung Galaxy A5 SM-A500H smartphones when they are running on the Android 5.0.2 Lollipop updates.
- Chainfire was running the LRX22G.A500HXXU1BOJ2 firmware build number on the Samsung Galaxy A5 SM-A500H smartphone when he created the CF-Auto-Root tool that is found in this guide. It does not mean you need to flash the LRX22G.A500HXXU1BOJ2 firmware on your phone. Chainfire shows us that information so we can use it as an indicator only. Any firmware build number is fine. All you need to do is make sure you have the Samsung Galaxy A5 smartphone that comes with the SM-A500H model number and that it is running on the Android 5.0.2 Lollipop software updates.
- You must have a Windows computer to use the Odin flashing tool that is a requirement to flash the CF-Auto-Root tool. Odin will not flash unless you have it running in a Microsoft Windows environment.
BEFORE WE BEGIN
- You probably need to install the Samsung USB Drivers on the Windows computer if you have not done so in a while. The Odin flashing application tends not to be able to detect your Samsung device unless you have the Samsung USB Drivers manually installed yourself. The process is very easy to do–just open the Downloads folder when you download the file and then double-click on the file to open it up. The program shows you some on-screen instructions that only take a few buttons to click, and it is done.
- Unlock the Developer Options menu on the Samsung Galaxy A5 SM-A500H smartphone so that you can enter the menu and then apply a change to the default settings. We unlock the hidden menu by tapping on the Menu > Settings > About Device > Build Number no less than seven times. We know we have tapped enough times on the build number when Android gives us a message on the display that says we are now using the device as a developer.
- Now that we have unlocked the Developer Options menu that was hidden, it is time to get access to it by tapping on the Menu > Settings > Developer Options and then check the box that is next to the USB Debugging Mode options. The USB Debugging Mode allows us to make changes to the software and is commonly used by developers.
HOW TO ROOT SAMSUNG GALAXY A5 SM-A500H RUNNING ON ANDROID 5.0.2 LOLLIPOP
- Log into the Windows computer with an administrators account.
- Download the CF-Auto-Root tool that is made for the Samsung Galaxy A5 SM-A500H and works on the Android 5.0.2 Lollipop software update.
- Extract the rooting file in the downloads folder on the Windows computer.
- Double-click and run the Odin flashing tool file in the Downloads folder that you see after extracting the rooting file in the Downloads folder.
- Boot the Samsung Galaxy A5 SM-A500H smartphone into the download mode and connect it to the computer with the same USB cable that is used for charging the battery.
- Check that you see a color coming from the ID: COM in the Odin app on the computer which is usually a yellow or blue color. (The ID: COM port color is letting you know that the Samsung Galaxy A5 SM-A500H smartphone is connected to the flashing tool which is a sign that you have the Samsung USB Drivers working correctly).
- Click the AP button and browse through to the Downloads folder and select the CF-Auto-Root file ending in the tar.md5 file extension to upload to the flashing tool.
- Click the Start button from the Odin flashing tool app on the computer and the rooting begins.
In conclusion, that is how to root Samsung Galaxy A5 SM-A500H smartphones when they are running on the Android 5.0.2 Lollipop software updates by using Chainfire’s CF-Auto-Root tool. You can unplug the A5 phone from the computer when you get a pass message inside a green box appearing on the Odin flashing tool app on the PC. By that time the smartphone has already rebooted back into the normal mode, and you can see the SuperSU app that is now available from the app drawer. That is the app we just installed and enabled and it grants the rooting permissions to the apps that require it after you download them.