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[TUTO] Root your Samsung Galaxy A5 on Android Lollipop 5.0.2

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By mygalaxya, Senior Member on 17th June 2015, 11:31 PM
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Hi all!

Root your GALAXY A5 on Stock Lollipop 5.0.2

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 * The ROM is under developement and have some bugs.
 * We are not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards,
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First of all, download the CF-Auto-Root image for your variant:

CF-Auto-Root - A500F

CF-Auto-Root - A500FU

CF-Auto-Root - A500G

CF-Auto-Root - A500H

CF-Auto-Root - A500M

CF-Auto-Root - A500L

CF-Auto-Root - A500S

CF-Auto-Root - A500Y

CF-Auto-Root - A500YZ


Follow this steps to Root your GALAXY A5.

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1. Download your 5.0.2 ROM for your device.
2. Rename the ROM file, just delete .md5 at the end of the file.
3. After making that, normally you have a .tar file, open the ROM and you can see all files under.
4. Extract recovery.img and boot.img files from the .tar ROM and move this files on Internal or External storage of your phone, remember it's location, you'll need it after.
5. Flash CF-Auto-Root of 4.4.4 for your variant using Odin.
6. When the phone reboot, install Flashify from Play Store, grant SuperSU request.
7. Launch Flashify and flash the both boot.img and recovery.img that you extracted.

Reboot and enjoy your GALAXY A5 rooted.

After rooting your A5, you can install TWRP for installing custom ROMs etc...
Here is a TWRP installation Tutorial:
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21st June 2015, 08:21 PM |#3  
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Hi, it doesn't work... Other solution? Thanks

Unfortunately, there is no development for this device why?
27th June 2015, 11:26 PM |#4  
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Did u flash poland 5.02 version from odin? I dont have any update from ota.

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28th June 2015, 12:08 AM |#5  
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I received my update in OTA
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Yes, you can root 5.0.2. Do the cf auto root first. Once it boots, then you should have root. But it's not done yet. Do not reboot or turn off device as it won't be able to boot back yet. Go to play store and install flashify.
After that, extract the 5.0.2 firmware you flashed (rename and erase the .md5 extension at the end and you now have a .tar file, which can be extracted like a .zip or .rar.
Once extracted, get boot.img and recovery.img and copy them to your phone.
Then open flashify, locate those two images and flash them.
You should have root without any problem.
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First flash recovery.img. and renaming it wouldn't cause any harm. The file probably looks like this: something.tar.md5.
If you remove md5, then you have .tar file. Extract boot.img and recovery.img from it like you would from any .zip
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First flash recovery.img. and renaming it wouldn't cause any harm. The file probably looks like this: something.tar.md5.
If you remove md5, then you have .tar file. Extract boot.img and recovery.img from it like you would from any .zip

Thanks man it works!
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30th June 2015, 07:44 AM |#9  
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Yes, you can root 5.0.2. Do the cf auto root first. Once it boots, then you should have root. But it's not done yet. Do not reboot or turn off device as it won't be able to boot back yet. Go to play store and install flashify.
After that, extract the 5.0.2 firmware you flashed (rename and erase the .md5 extension at the end and you now have a .tar file, which can be extracted like a .zip or .rar.
Once extracted, get boot.img and recovery.img and copy them to your phone.
Then open flashify, locate those two images and flash them.
You should have root without any problem.

Hi, thanks for the info; I also have the same problem.

I would like to clarify your instructinos.
1) I have A500FU with lollipop 5.0.2 (which i downloaded and installed with odin)
2) I download cf auto root for 4.4.4?? is that right?
3) I extract boot.img/recovery.img from the 5.0.2 tar file
4) install flashify and flash the above.

Also you mentioned I need to do 3,4 without reboot, coz it wont boot. What will happen if it reboots by mistake? WIll it need a kies restore? or even just a 5.0.2 rom flash?

thanks alot
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Hi, thanks for the info; I also have the same problem.

I would like to clarify your instructinos.
1) I have A500FU with lollipop 5.0.2 (which i downloaded and installed with odin)
2) I download cf auto root for 4.4.4?? is that right?
3) I extract boot.img/recovery.img from the 5.0.2 tar file
4) install flashify and flash the above.

Also you mentioned I need to do 3,4 without reboot, coz it wont boot. What will happen if it reboots by mistake? WIll it need a kies restore? or even just a 5.0.2 rom flash?

thanks alot

If it reboots by mistake, then it would be stuck in kernel logo and the screen would become whitish and remain like that. It's because CF root from 4.4.4 installs old kernel. If this happens, press volume down, home and power key together so that your device turns off.
Then enter download mode to reflash the rom with odin.
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If it reboots by mistake, then it would be stuck in kernel logo and the screen would become whitish and remain like that. It's because CF root from 4.4.4 installs old kernel. If this happens, press volume down, home and power key together so that your device turns off.
Then enter download mode to reflash the rom with odin.

Great thank you. I will try it today or tomorrow.

Out of curiosity, what if I replace the recovery.img inside cf-auto-root with the new recovery.img from lollipop? Will that do the trick??
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