Samsung Galaxy A series hasn’t seen much luck in terms of sale as it is often overshadowed by its bigger brethren the Edge and Galaxy S series. That being said, the phone itself isn’t that bad and offers quite a good deal for the price it offers. However, if for some reason you’re not satisfied with the device, you can always try to improve your experience by rooting the phone and customizing it. This is exactly what we will be teaching you today; how to root Galaxy A series on Lollipop.
Disclaimer: We take no responsibility for any damages done to your device either during or after the process, please proceed at your own risk.
Prerequisites: You will be required to have
- USB Debugging enabled on your phone
- Device drivers installed on the computer
- ADB & Fastboot set up on the computer
- Go to this page and download the package appropriate for your device. Remember you can always look up your model number by going into Settings>Device Info
- Download the Stock firmware for your device from here
- Extract both the downloaded files
- From the stock firmware, extract the stock boot.img and recovery.img files and place them into your phone’s internal/external memory.
- Now open a CMD window in the folder containing adb binaries and type: “adb reboot download” after connecting your phone to the computer to boot into download mode
- Open the CF autoroot folder you extracted earlier and run Odin
- Click AP and choose the file from the autoroot folder
- Click Start and wait for the phone to boot back to home screen
- Download Flashify from Play Store and run IT.
- Tap Install bootloader and install the stock boot.img we extracted and placed on your phone
- Once done, do NOT reboot the device. Instead tap OK
- Now, tap Install Recovery and flash the stock recovery.img
- Once done, tap reboot and you will now have managed to root Galaxy A phone with ease