How to root Samsung Galaxy A5 SM-A510K on Android 6.0.1 with CF-Auto-Root [Guide]

samsung_galaxy_a5_2016The root user account is tucked away in Android without you ever being aware of it unless you have heard about this little thing called root access. By rooting Android and getting root access to your device you are getting in control of that root user account. The root user is a familiar name in Linux operating systems which are what Android is based on, but if you are not familiar with Linux, then you might not have heard of it before. The root user is similar to the administrator on a Windows computer. It is the admin account that gets the chance to install anything they want and uninstall certain programs too. That is what you need if you are to uninstall any of the system apps on your device or if you are to install any of the several thousand useful root apps available from Google Play.

The following guide is made for the Samsung Galaxy A5 2016 SM-A510K smartphone running on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow by flashing Chainfire’s one-click rooting tool that allows you to begin installing root apps.


  • You need to have the Samsung Galaxy A5 smartphone that comes with the SM-A510K model number to use this guide. The rooting file in this guide will brick any of the other model numbered variants.
  • You need to have a computer that is running on the Windows operating system to use this guide. Any other operating system is not able to run the Odin flashing tool without assistance.


  • Chainfire was running on the MMB29K.A510KKKU1BPG2 firmware build number when he created the version of the rooting tool that is available in this guide. You do not need to be running on the same firmware build number that Chainfire was running when he created the tool. He just gives that firmware information so you can use it as an indicator. All you need is the details that are available in the article title.
  • Install the Samsung USB Drivers on the Windows computer before getting started with the guide so that the Odin flashing app on the computer has no problems detecting your Samsung Galaxy A5 smartphone when you connect it with the USB cable.
  • You need to unlock the Developer Options menu on the Samsung Galaxy A5 2016 SM-A510K smartphone so you can then enable the USB Debugging Mode from the menu. That USB Debugging is a must if you are going to be making changes to the Android software which is what is required if you are going to be rooting it in this guide.


  1. Download the CF-Auto-Root tool for the Samsung Galaxy A5 2016 SM-A510K smartphone running on the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow software updates.
  2. Extract the rooting tool to the Downloads folder or whatever folder you have set as the default download location for your files when you download them.
  3. Click on and run the Odin flashing tool file that is available from the Downloads folder after you have extracted the rooting file.
  4. Boot the Samsung Galaxy A5 2016 SM-A510K smartphone into the Download Mode and then connect it to the computer with the USB cable.
  5. Check that Odin is showing a blue or yellow ID: COM port from the user interface which is there to let you know that the Samsung Galaxy A5 smartphone is detected by the flashing tool and that the Samsung USB Drivers are working.
  6. Click the Start button when it is loaded, and the rooting of the Samsung Galaxy A5 2016 SM-A510K smartphone begins.
  7. You know the rooting is complete when the smartphone shows a message on the display that it is rebooting and the green pass message is available from the Odin user interface.

In conclusion, that is how to root Samsung Galaxy A5 2016 SM-A510K on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow software updates by flashing the appropriate version of the CF-Auto-Root tool.

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