It’s been a few months since the Galaxy S5 Mini came around, but so far, there hasn’t been much development work done on this device anywhere. It was pretty hard to root this device as well as there was no prominent workaround available on that either. Luckily, the root access for the device is available, this has been done by XDA recognized developer Chainfire, who is quite popular for his work on SuperSu and CF-Auto-Root. Galaxy S5 Mini SM-G800F can be easily rooted using Chainfire’s CF-Auto-Root. AS you move forward, you will come across the method to use CF-Auto-Root and gain the root access without any hiccups here and there.
If you’ve got your hands on this nice device, and you are willing to gain the root access in order to make the best use of it, you may follow the proceeding guide. Before we begin with the instructions and rooting procedure, we will first go through a brief introduction of the root access so that the newbies do not get confused with anything.
Here’s why you should root your Galaxy S5 Mini SM-G800F
Rooting your phone gives you complete access over all the data which is apparently locked by the manufacturers. This includes removal of the factory restrictions and making changes to the internal system and the operating system. Gaining the root access gives you the privileges to install various applications to enhance the performance of your device, allows you to remove the built-in applications/programs, helps you to upgrade the battery life of your device & install the apps which require the root access for the proper functionality and modify your device in so many other ways e.g using mods and flashing custom recoveries and custom ROMs. Here’s our collection of 10 Best Root Apps.
All you need is, you need to follow this guide carefully in order to get it done successfully.
1. This guide is only for Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini SM-G800F
Make sure that your device is exactly as mentioned above. To check out what device you have, go to Settings > More/General > About Device or Settings > About Device and match the model number. Be careful about the device model number, flashing a file on a device not listed here might result in bricking it up.
2. Battery should be charged at least 60%!
Your device’s battery shouldn’t be weak. In case your device goes dead during the flashing process, your device may get soft bricked and you might be in need of flashing stock firmware and that will ultimately result in wiping up your data as well. So, make sure that you charge your device before you start the flashing process.
3. Use the OEM datacable to establish connection!
Always use the original data cable to establish connection between your Android device and your computer / laptop. Using ordinary data cables might interrupt the flashing process, so to avoid any mishap, you need to meet this requirement as well.
4. Backup everything!
Just to be on the safe side, you may consider backing up each and everything from your Android device. This is highly recommended so that in case anything goes wrong, you still have the access to all of your data and you can restore it immediately. You may backup everything as listed below.
- Backup SMS Messages
- Backup Call Logs
- Backup Contacts
- Backup Media – Copy your files manually to your PC or Laptop.
- Backup EFS
- Titanium Backup – If already rooted, use Titanium Backup to backup all of your apps, system data and other important content.
- Backup Nandroid – If CWM or TWRP installed previously, otherwise skip this step and perform this at the end of flashing.
5. Turn off Samsung Kies and other softwares while using Odin3!
Make sure that you turn off Samsung Kies while using Odin3 flashtool. Samsung Kies will interrupt Odin3 and will result in causing errors and may not let you flash your desired recovery or root file. Also, make sure that you turn off any antivirus software you’ve installed and also disable firewall to avoid any connection and flashing issues.
The methods involved in flashing custom recoveries, roms and rooting your phone are highly custom and may result in bricking your device, and has nothing to do with Google or the device manufacturer that is SAMSUNG in our case. Also rooting your device will void its warranty and you will be no longer eligible for any kind of free device services by the manufacturers/warranty providers. In case of any mishap we may not be held responsible. Follow these instructions to the letter to avoid any mishap or bricking. Make sure that whatever you do, you are doing it at your own responsibility.
How To Root Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini SM-G800F
- Download and extract Odin3 v3.09.
- Download and Install Samsung USB drivers
How to root now:
- Extract the downloaded cf_autoroot.tar.md5.zip file once to get the .tar.md5 file.
- Open Odin3.exe.
- Put your Galaxy S5 Mini in download mode. To do so, turn it off and wait for 10 seconds. Turn it on by pressing and holding Volume Down + Home Button + Power Key simultaneously, You should see a warning, press Volume Up to continue. In case this method doesn’t work for you, try one from this guide.
- Connect your device to your PC.
- As soon as Odin detects your phone, the ID:COM box should turn blue. Make sure that you’ve installed Samsung USB drivers before connecting.
- For Odin 3.09 hit the AP tab. Select the cf_autoroot.tar.md5, that you downloaded and extracted above.
- If you’re using Odin 3.07, you will select “PDA” tab instead of the AP tab, rest of the options remain untouched.
- Make sure that the options selected in your Odin are exactly as shown in the pic.
- Hit start and wait till the rooting process is complete, as soon as your device restarts, remove it from PC.
- Find SuperSu in app drawer now.
- That’s all with the rooting, now it’s recommended that you install the stock recovery on your device.
- To do so, follow the steps from 3 – 9 once again now, but this time you will flash stock recovery.tar.md5 file.
- That’s all with the whole process.
How To Verify Root Access:
- To do so, go to Google Play Store on your Galaxy S5 Mini.
- Find “Root Checker” and install it.
- Open Root Checker.
- Tap “Verify Root”.
- It will ask you for SuperSu rights, tap “Grant”.
- It should show you Root Access Verified Now!
- That’s All!
You may also want to learn How To Unroot & Restore Stock Firmware On Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini [All Variants].
If you’re stuck with anything regarding this guide, feel free to utilize the comment box below and reach us. We will get back to you immediately. Thank you all.
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