The Samsung Galaxy On5 is now around 2 years old and that’s a long time for a smartphone to be in the market. If you know how to root the Samsung Galaxy On5, you can easily get a whole new experience on your slightly older device. We all know how Samsung is with the Android updates to their midrange smartphones, and if you don’t want to be stuck at an older version for the rest of your life, it is best to simply root the Samsung Galaxy On5.
Samsung devices are usually easy to root simply because they are very popular and they get a lot of third-party support from XDA developers. The Samsung Galaxy On5 is no exception. As a matter of fact, you’ll have it rooted in no time at all without much effort or know-how. While there are several methods to root the Samsung Galaxy On5, we will be tackling the easiest one in this how-to guide.
Before we start, a word of caution though: while rooting is not as dangerous as some people make it sound, there are some inherent risks that should be kept in mind. While it won’t be a problem on the Samsung Galaxy On5 itself, your phones will have their warranties void if you root them. Here’s a nifty little article that details everything you should know about Android rooting.
Now that we have the pleasantries out of the way, I would like to remind you that you need to back up your device completely before starting the rooting process. While the smartphone model may vary, the same process can be applied to them all; you just need to download the appropriate files for your model.
What You Will Need:
- You’ll need a personal computer running Windows. Any computer will do just fine as long as it has Internet connectivity, USB ports and is reliable.
- Of course, you’ll need your Samsung Galaxy On5 fully charged on hand as well.
- A micro USB data cable. The one that comes with the charger will do just fine.
Method 1: The Odin Route
1. Download Drivers
- If you want the rooting process to go smoothly, you need to download the appropriate drivers for the Samsung Galaxy On5.
- Head over to this link and download the drivers.
- Once you have downloaded, run the program and let it install the drivers for you.
- Now your Samsung Galaxy On5 will be properly recognized by the PC and there won’t be any connectivity problems.
2. Download Odin
- Odin is a very useful tool that is used in rooting Samsung smartphones. This is what makes the rooting process so much easier for everyone. All you need to do is simply download and run this software and run it on your PC.
- You can easily download Odin from this link.
- Once the files are downloaded, you’ll need to extract them and run the main program.
- If you don’t have archive extractor software, we recommend 7z. It’s free software that will extract Odin for you.
3. Download Root Package
- Now that you have already downloaded Odin and installed Samsung Galaxy On5 drivers on your PC let’s move towards downloading the root package. A rooted package is a file that automatically roots the smartphone for you, so you don’t have to do anything technical.
- Get the Samsung Galaxy On5 root packet from this link.
- Once it’s downloaded, place it at a convenient location on your PC.
- You’ll also need to extract the file as well.
- After extraction, you will get a file with a .TAR extension.
4. Debug Mode
- In order to root the Samsung Galaxy On5, you’ll need to enable the debug mode on the phone. While it’s a little hidden, it is super easy to enable that mode.
- Head over to the settings.
- Go in the About Device setting.
- Locate the Build Number option, now simply tap it around 7 to 8 times in rapid succession.
- There will be a small pop-up that says something like “Developer Mode Is on”.
- Now go back to the main settings and you’ll find there is a new option called Developer Options.
Head on inside and make sure that the USB Debugging option is enabled.
5. Download Mode
- Now we have everything set and all we need to do is simply go into the download mode and get rooted. Getting into the download mode is fairly easy as well.
- Power off your Samsung Galaxy On5 completely.
- Now press and hold the volume down key, power button and the home key.
- Keep those button pressed until the display comes on.
- If you press them correctly, the smartphone will boot into the download mode.
- From there you need to press the volume up key to start the download mode.
- From there all you need to do is connect your Samsung Galaxy On5 smartphone to your PC with a USB cable.
- Start and run the Odin software.
- Once it’s open, click on the AP/PDA option.
- A new window will pop up allowing you to select the .TAR file you downloaded in step 3.
- Select it and click on the Start button to start rooting.
- Process will complete in a few minutes and once it’s done, you have a rooted Samsung Galaxy On5.
You can also use one click rooting services however; they usually are a hit and miss. This rooting method for Samsung Galaxy On5 is going to work really well and is reliable. We do have an article detailing all the wonderful ways you can root your smartphone without a computer like a seasoned techie. You should also take a look at the 10 common Android rooting problems and troubleshooting tips.
If you have any questions about the rooting process feel free to talk to me in the comments. I would love to assist you.