If you have a mobile device that runs on Android, then it’s almost foolish not at least to look into becoming the root user. Windows operating system users already are the root user by default because the term “root user” is referring to being the administrator. If you buy a new computer and are the one who is setting it up, then you are setting up the administrators account.
A lot of people firmly believe that the way Windows chooses to hand over the administrators permissions to the individual who owns the computer is a very good idea. Android developers don’t think such as thing is a great idea and they take away the root user account by default so when you buy a device, you technically are not the administrator of that operating system.
Not being the administrator on Android is often disguised by the fact that you can still install an abundance of applications both from the Google Play Store and many other sources online. But the reality is that you don’t have a say over what is truly installed and uninstalled on the Android operating system and for many people, that’s a problem.
To solve that problem there are developers out there creating ways for people to get in control of that root user account and they make it all happen with root guides or guides that teach you how to root a device such as what we have here with the how to root Samsung Galaxy A5 SM-A510F smartphones article.
- You need to have the Samsung Galaxy A5 smartphone that comes with the SM-A510F model number to use this guide.
- The computer that you plan on using in this guide for running the Odin flashing tool needs to be operating on a version of the Windows operating system or else the Odin flashing tool cannot run.
BEFORE WE BEGIN
- Install the Samsung USB Drivers on the computer before getting started with the steps in the guide so that you can have the smartphone detected by the flashing tool when you decide to connect it to the computer with the USB cable. Just the USB cable alone is not enough.
- You should acknowledge the fact that Chainfire tells us the firmware build number that he was running when he created the rooting file available in this guide—in this particular instance, the MMB29K.A510FXXU2BPG7 firmware build number. However, that does not suggest that you need to be running the same firmware. He just gives everyone that information just in case they want to use it in the future when it somehow becomes relevant. Right now it isn’t, and you can follow this guide regardless of your build number so long as it is running Android 6.0.1 which you can check by looking at the Android version that is available from the About Device menu.
- Just double-check that you do have the Developer Options menu unlocked already and the USB Debugging Mode enabled so that Android does allow for some changes to be made to the software which his a requirement of the rooting in the guide is to work.
HOW TO ROOT SAMSUNG GALAXY A5 SM-A510F RUNNING ON ANDROID 6.0.1 MARSHMALLOW WITH CF-AUTO-ROOT
- Download the CF-Auto-Root tool for the Samsung Galaxy A5 SM-A510F smartphone running Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.
- Open the Downloads folder and then extract the rooting file to the Downloads folder.
- When you extract the rooting file, it then gives the Odin flashing tool app and the flashable rooting file version in the Downloads folder. Click on the flashing tool executable file so that it runs on the computer and the user interface of the flashing tool opens.
- Boot the Samsung Galaxy A5 SM-A510F smartphone into the Download Mode and then connect it to the computer with the USB cable.
- Check that Odin shows a blue or yellow ID: COM port color which is there to let you know that the Samsung USB Drivers are working.
- Click on the AP button and then select the MD5 rooting file from the Downloads folder.
- Click on the Start button available from the Odin user interface.
- Read the text rolling down the display of the Samsung Galaxy A5 SM-A510F smartphone and wait until it says the phone is about to reboot in ten seconds.
- Check that Odin shows a green box with a pass message inside it.
In conclusion, that is how to root Samsung Galaxy A5 SM-A510F smartphones running on the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow software updates by flashing the systemless root version of the CF-Auto-Root tool by Chainfire. The root apps are now at your service, and all of them are ready to get installed as soon as your handset reboots back into the normal mode.