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How to root Samsung Galaxy J5 SM-J500H on Android 6.0.1 with CF-Auto-Root [Guide]

8e5a0beebfe951fad5fa043c85db4746 [1]There is plenty of appeal to become the root user of an operating system that is based on the Linux kernel such as what we have here with the Android operating system that is running on the Samsung Galaxy J5 handset. The root user account holds the key to being able to do whatever you want on the operating system. When we talk about being able to do what we want, we are referring to what apps are installed and what apps are removed from the mobile operating system.

When you choose to root a smartphone such as the Samsung Galaxy J5 using the CF-Auto-Root tool you are rooting it using a one-click rooting tool. A one-click rooting tool does not need a custom recovery installed, and it does not install a custom recovery for you either. That means these one-click tools are great for installing root applications but nothing else. If you wanted to have a custom ROM or even a custom kernel running, then you need to be installing a custom recovery too.




  1. Download the CF-Auto-Root [2] tool for the Samsung Galaxy J5 SM-J500H smartphone running on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.
  2. Open up the Downloads folder where the rooting file has ended up and then extract the rooting file to the Downloads folder.
    Boot the Samsung Galaxy J5 SM-J500H smartphone into the Download Mode and connect it to the computer with the USB cable that is used for charging the battery.
  3. Run the Odin flashing tool executable file that is in the Downloads folder so the flashing tool user interface is open and you should see a blue or yellow ID: COM port and the added message from the Log entry if the Samsung USB Drivers are installed correctly.
  4. Click on the AP button and then browse through to the Downloads folder and then choose the MD5 rooting file to upload to this location in Odin.
  5. Click on the Start button and the rooting of the Samsung Galaxy J5 SM-J500H begins.
  6. Do not touch anything until Odin shows a green box that has the pass message inside of it.

In conclusion, that is all you need to root Samsung Galaxy J5 SM-J500H smartphones running on the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow software updates by flashing Chainfire’s systemless root version of the CF-Auto-Root tool. The systemless root version is available for the Marshmallow updates, and it means that you can now factory reset to unroot instead of having to flash a stock ROM from Sam Mobile or open up the SuperSU app. As soon as your smartphone reboots back into the normal mode, you can begin installing all of the apps that needed root permissions before they would run.