How to root Samsung Galaxy On5 SM-G550T1 on Android 6.0.1 with SuperSU [Guide]

samsung-galaxy-on5Anyone who wants to root the Samsung Galaxy On5 smartphone can do so without the need of using a one-click rooting tool. Since there is a custom recovery available to install, there is a way in which you can flash Chainfire’s SuperSU from the custom recovery partition instead. The custom recovery is all you need for the SuperSU to be correctly installed and enabled which usually requires a modified cache and recovery to be installed when using a one-click tool like CF-Auto-Root.

None of that is to say that using a custom recovery to get root access is in any way better as many believe. In fact, plenty of Android enthusiasts are choosing to get root access from a one-click root tool like CF-Auto-Root not just because it’s quick and easy but because they are moving away from using custom recovery images for a variety of reasons. That said if you did want to bypass installing a custom recovery and get root access you will need to wait longer because there is no CF-Auto-Root tool available for this particular model number yet.



  • We recommend that you follow the full steps available in this guide that direct you to download the SuperSU app onto the computer before making the transfer over to the SD card because it is the proper way to get things done. However, it is possible to install the SuperSU file directly onto the smartphone if you must.


  1. Download the SuperSU app onto the computer and then open up the Downloads folder to find your file.
  2. Connect the Samsung Galaxy On5 SM-G550T1 smartphone to the computer with the USB cable and then copy the SuperSU file (still zipped) onto the internal storage SD card which is now available in a folder on the computer since your smartphone is connected to the computer.
  3. Unplug the smartphone from the computer when you have the file on the SD card and then reboot the Samsung Galaxy On5 handset into the Recovery Mode.
  4. You should now see the custom recovery menu and not the stock recovery since you already swapped the stock version of the custom one in the previous guide.
  5. Tap on the Install option from the TWRP menu and then follow the guidelines to select the SuperSU zip file and install it which usually entails swiping on the display for those of you using TWRP.
  6. Choose the “Reboot” option followed by the “System” option to reboot the system back into the Android operating system which is how you usually use the device.
  7. You can now find the SuperSU is available as an app, and it is successfully installed and enabled giving you the chance to start installing your root applications from the Google Play Store and other websites.

In conclusion, that is how to root Samsung Galaxy On5 SM-G550T1 smartphones running on the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow software updates by flashing Chainfire’s SuperSU app from the custom recovery partition that you installed earlier.

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