Root Galaxy E500F, E500H & E500M [How To]

Samsung brought the users a new design and a new line of smartphones with the Galaxy Alpha. Galaxy Alpha was the very first device to sport a metallic build. After the Galaxy Alpha, Samsung launched Galaxy A series and the Galaxy E series. These mid-ranger devices come in very nice specifications and have successfully attracted a great audience. In the Galaxy E Line-up, there is Galaxy E5 & E7. The Galaxy E5 is further divided in to quite many variants including the LTE & 3G variants. This device has got a 5.0 inches display with 720 x 1280 pixels resolution. 8 MP shooter is fixed at the back, a 5 MP shooter can be found on the front, that may be a great addition for the Selfie freaks. Samsung equipped this device with a Quad Core CPU clocked at 1.2 GHz, 1.5 GB RAM, 16 GB internal storage and a microSD card slot. A battery of 2400 mAh is embedded inside this device. Galaxy E5 is a choice for so many users because of its great look and worthy specifications.

Planning to get a Galaxy E5 unit in your pocket? Once you get it, you may want to go beyond the boundaries and check out what your device has got. There are no limits in Android since its an open source operating system and you can customise your device the way you want. All you need is the root access, that will pave a way for you to unleash the true power of your Samsung Galaxy E5. Rooting has quite many advantages, you can enhance the performance of your device according to your liking. For the users reading this post right now, I assume that you are here to learn how to root your device, so without any further discussions we will head towards the early preparations and then learn how to root your Samsung Galaxy E5 E500F, E500H & E500M. Samsung-Galaxy-E5.2.1

Early Preps:

1. This guide is only for Samsung Galaxy E5 [Variants listed above]

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.

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.

6. Disclaimer

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. If your device comes with a Knox counter on the bootloader, it will be tripped and you won’t be able to reset it again. 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.

Downloads Required:

Download and extract Odin3 v3.09.
Download and Install Samsung USB drivers
Download and extract CF-Auto-Root file.

How To Root Galaxy E5 Now

  1. Extract the downloaded CF-Auto-Root file once only to get the .tar.md5 file.
  2. Open Odin3.exe.
  3. Put your Galaxy E5 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.
  4. Connect your device to your PC.
  5. 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.
  6. For Odin 3.09 hit the AP tab. Select the CF-Auto-Root.tar.md5, that you downloaded and extracted above.
  7. If you’re using Odin 3.07, you will select “PDA” tab instead of the AP tab, rest of the options remain untouched.
  8. Make sure that the options selected in your Odin are exactly as shown in the pic.Odin 3.09 explained. (2)
  9. Hit start and wait till the rooting process is complete, as soon as your device restarts, remove it from PC.
  10. Find SuperSu in app drawer now.
  11. That’s all with the rooting, let’s verify the root access now.

How To Verify Root Access:

  1. To do so, go to Google Play Store on your Galaxy E5.
  2. Find “Root Checker” and install it.
  3. Open Root Checker.
  4. Tap “Verify Root”.
  5. It will ask you for SuperSu rights, tap “Grant”.
  6. It should show you Root Access Verified Now!
  7. That’s All!

This picture has been used as a reference here only.


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