How to root Samsung Galaxy A5 2016 SM-A510L on Android 6.0.1 with CF-Auto-Root [Guide]

samsung_galaxy_a5_2016Getting control of the root user account is how to be the administrator so that it is up to you what gets installed and what is deleted from the Android operating system. There are thousands of apps that you cannot run without root access that will be available for you to run now. Moreover, any of the apps that you do not like already on your device can be taken away. Rooting Android is about what changes you can make to the Android ROM that is running on your device right now. It does not matter if that is the stock version of Android or a custom ROM. If you want to tweak it from what it is already, then you need to have control of the root user account.


  • You need to have the Samsung Galaxy A5 2016 smartphone that comes with the SM-A510L model number to use this guide. There are many versions of the CF-Auto-Root tool, but only one of them is available for each model number. Further, flashing the wrong one means it is often going to brick the device, and you will need to install the stock ROM on it to get it working again.
  • You need to have a computer that is running on a version of the Windows operating system before you can follow this guide that makes use of the Odin flashing tool. The Odin flashing tool always needs to be running on Windows regardless of what you plan on doing with it. Stock ROMs, custom recovery, and rooting files all need Odin to be running on Windows.


  • Chainfire had the MMB29K.A510LKLU1BPG2 firmware build number running on the Samsung Galaxy A5 2016 SM-A510L smartphone when he developed the version of the rooting file that is available in this guide. He doesn’t suggest you need to be running on the same firmware version as him when he
  • Unlock the Developer Options menu on the Samsung Galaxy A5 2016 SM-A510L smartphone so you can then enable the USB Debugging Mode that is available from within the Developer Options menu.
  • Install the Samsung USB Drivers on the Windows computer so that you can then connect the Samsung Galaxy A5 smartphone to the computer and have it detected by the Odin flashing application.


  1. Download the CF-Auto-Root tool for the Samsung Galaxy A5 2016 SM-A510L smartphone running on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.
  2. Extract the rooting file to the Downloads folder and then run the Odin flashing tool executable file that becomes available from the Downloads folder.
  3. Boot the Samsung Galaxy A5 2016 SM-A510L smartphone into the Download Mode and then connect it to the computer with the USB cable that issued for charging the battery any other day.
  4. Check you get the added message given from Odin and the ID: COM port is lit up with a blue or yellow color which is telling you that your device is connected and ready for the flashing thanks to the Samsung USB Drivers being installed correctly.
  5. Click on the AP button from Odin and navigate through to the Downloads folder and select the rooting file ending in the MD5 file extension.
  6. Once you see the rooting file extension appearing in Odin, click on the Start button that Odin has and the rooting of the Samsung Galaxy A5 2016 SM-A510L smartphone begins.

In conclusion, that is everything you need to do to root Samsung Galaxy A5 2016 SM-A510L smartphones running on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow software updates by flashing Chainfire’s one-click rooting tool from the Odin flashing tool. The CF-Auto-Root tool has just installed and enabled the SuperSU on the Samsung Galaxy A5 smartphone, and it made it all possible thanks pot the modified cache and recovery that is temporarily installed. You do not have any of that stuff on your handset anywhere; all you have is the SuperSU and the stock recovery back the way it was before you started. You can start installing any of the root applications that you wanted to try and that were your reason for wanting to get root access.

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