How To Root Samsung Galaxy E5 [Supported Variants]
Rooting is just like jailbreaking which enables you to get access to almost anything of your phone without any Samsung’s restriction. It simply unlocks the system software of your phone so that you can install all the unofficial compatible apps and flash any unofficial compatible firmware. Not a while ago Samsung announced a mid-ranger with metal frame but plastic body called Galaxy E5. It is a 5-inch 720p phone with a quad-core processor and available at an affordable price tag. For now, you can root this phone on the Android 4.4 firmware the phone comes out of box with, thanks to ChianFire software tool.
Make sure you’re using a Windows PC with USB phone drivers installed, you may use Samsung KIES to install drivers but during installation it must be disabled, before you start rooting, first disable all system tools such as Samsung KIES, antivirus, firewall program, its because they can disturb the rooting process.
DISCLAIMER: Please proceed the below guide at your own risk, Android Egis will not be held responsible if your device lost data or gets damaged following this guide.
How To Root Samsung Galaxy E5
Step #1: Download the Galaxy E5 CF-Auto-root tool from following links (download, according to your phone’s model number):
Your model number is not listed, sorry your phone is still not supported. But must check this list.
Step #2: Unzip the downloaded .zip file into a folder. You need just a .tar.md5file – don’t extract that one
Step #3: Download the Odin3 file and unzip it into a folder too.
Step #4: Open the folder where you’ve unzipped above file and run Odin.
Step #5: Turn the device off.
Step #6: Reboot the device into download mode, to do so reboot your e5 by holding down the volume down, home and power buttons until the screen turns on, then press the volume up button to enter in download mode.
Step #7: Once you’re in download mode plug the device to PC using USB cable. Odin will detect the device, ID:COM will change the color and a message saying ADDED will appear. (Note: If Odin doesn’t detect the device, make sure that the USB drivers are properly installed on your computer).
Step #8: Click on PDA/PA Button and locate CF-Auto-Root-.tar.md5 file from the folder where you’ve unzipped above files (Note: Don’t make any change, just make sure that re-partition is unchecked).
Step #9: Click on Start button to start installation, once the installation done, your device will reboot itself into recovery mode and you’ll see a message saying PASS (Note: If Odin refuse to install the update and show message FAIL, or get stuck, close the Odin and unplug device, then pull out the battery from the device for a few seconds. Then put the battery back to the device and reboot into download mode. Then install the firmware again.
Step #10: If your device reboot doesn’t reboot into recovery mode, turn off the phone again, then reboot into download mode, install the rooting file again, but this time uncheck the “Auto Reboot” in Odin, once the installation is done and Odin has shown the PASS message, remove battery from the device for a few second, then put the battery back to phone, then reboot the phone into recovery mode manually by holding down volume up, home and power buttons. In recovery mode, the CF-Root-Tool will root the phone automatically and once the rooting is done, it will reboot your phone itself.
Note: CF-Auto-Root tool increase flash counter of your e5, you can use Triangle Away app to reset the flash counter.