These are the instructions on how to root Samsung Galaxy J5 J500H running on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow firmware. The latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with build ID XXU1BPG2 recently released by Samsung for these devices, so if you have updated your Galaxy J5 J500H then you’ll be happy to know that Chainfire’s compatible root package is now available for J5 J500H variants. In this guide, we’ll use ODIN app to flash the CF-Auto Root .zip file on Galaxy J5. You can simply download these files from the given links. If you are interested to root XXU1BPG2 Android 6.0.1 on Galaxy J5 J500H Marshmallow official firmware then go ahead and follow the instructions.
It is recommended that you are on stock firmware and have enabled Developer options on your device. Don’t forget to make proper backup of your existing data and settings before going ahead to the rooting instructions. Once the device is rooted, the default factory restrictions will be removed and you’ll get access to tons of third-party apps, custom recoveries, custom ROMs and will be able to use enhanced battery life. Also, you would be able to install hundreds of root apps available straight from the Play Store. Keep in mind that rooting is an unofficial operation that will void your device’s warranty.
This guide can be used to root the Galaxy J5 J500H running on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow official firmware. Do not try on any other device or incorrect variant. Verify the model number of your phone first and it must be J500H. Please go to Settings > About device > Model number to confirm the exact model number of your phone.
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Before Getting Started:
- Create a proper backup of all the existing data and settings of your Galaxy J5 J500H.
- Verify that you’ve properly installed the Galaxy J5 USB Drivers on the PC.
- Enable USB Debugging Mode on your Galaxy J5 by navigate to Settings > Developer Options > check the USB Debugging option.
- Check the battery level of your Galaxy J5, it should be charged at least about 80% before proceeding to the installation guide.
Steps to Root Galaxy J5 on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow using CF Auto-Root Package:
Step No 1:- Download CF-Auto-Root package (CF-Auto-Root-j53g-j53gxx-smj500h.zip) for Galaxy J5 from the above link on the desktop of your PC.
Step No 2:- Extract the downloaded Galaxy J5’s rooting file to get tar.md5 file.
Step No 3:- Run Odin flashing tool on your Windows-based PC as an Administrator.
Step No 4:- Connect your Galaxy J5 with PC using its USB data cable.
Step No 5:- Turn OFF the phone in order to boot into Download Mode.
Step No 6:- Turn ON the Galaxy J5 while pressing and holding Home + Volume Down + Power buttons at the same time to boot into Download Mode.
Step No 7:- In Odin, click on the AP button and locate the CF-Auto Root file that you have already extracted on the desktop of your PC.
Step No 8:- Begin the installation process by clicking on the Start button in Odin. Wait for the process to be finished successfully. Once the flashing process is completed, a green message “PASS” will be appeared on the screen.
Done! You have successfully rooted your Samsung Galaxy J5 running on the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow using Chainfire’s CF-Auto-Root tool.
That’s it! Your Samsung Galaxy J5 has now been rooted on Android 6.0.1 official software update. Check for the SuperSU app in your apps list to verify.
Let us know in the comments area below if you have any query or issues while rooting your Galaxy J5.