How to root Samsung Galaxy A5 SM-A520W

Updated on January 1, 2020

These are the instructions to root Samsung Galaxy A5 SM-A520W (running on android 6.0.1, built id MMB29K.A520WVLU1AQE3) using Odin on Windows Computer.

Requirements: Your Samsung Galaxy A5 SM-A520W should have at least 30-40 percent of battery to perform the rooting process.

Root Samsung Galaxy A5 SM-A520W using Odin

Step 1Download and Install Samsung USB Driver on your computer. If in case, Samsung USB Driver is already installed on the computer then SKIP this Step. USB Logo

  • Download and extract the root files on your computer. After extracting you will be able to see the following files:
  • CF-AutoRoot Files

    Step 3: Now, Switch off your Smartphone. Power Off Samsung Galaxy A5 SM-A520W

  • After switching-off the phone, you need to boot into Download Mode. To boot into download mode Press and hold Volume Down, Home and Power button at same time for 5-8 seconds until download mode is active.
  • Download Mode on Samsung Galaxy A5 SM-A520W

    Step 5: In the Download mode you will be able to see a Warning Yellow Triangle Sign. In this situation you have to press the Volume Up key to continue. Samsung Galaxy A5 SM-A520W Warning Sign

    Step 6: Now, Open Odin3 (found in the extracted files, that you have downloaded in the Step#2) on your computer. Then connect your Smartphone to the computer. Open Odin3 Downloader

    Step 7: Once you have connected the Smartphone to the computer, Odin will automatically recognize the device and show “Added” message at the lower-left panel. Samsung Galaxy A5 SM-A520W Added Odin3

    Step 8: Once your device detected by Odin, click on the AP button and select the image.tar.md5 file (you have downloaded this file in step#2). Add PDA Odin3 for Samsung Galaxy A5 SM-A520W Root Image Odin3 Downloader

  • Now, click on the Start button in Odin to begin the Flashing.
  • Samsung AP File Added Odin
  • Flashing usually takes 30-50 seconds to complete the rooting process on your Samsung Galaxy A5 SM-A520W. Once Rooting process got completed, you will be able to see a Green Box with Pass written on it in Odin. During this process Smartphone will re-boot automatically.
  • Samsung Odin3 Root Complete

    Step 11: Once you see, the Pass message in Odin, you can disconnect your Device from the computer.

    Step 12: Now, to make sure you have successfully rooted your Samsung Galaxy A5 SM-A520W, open Applications Menu on your Smartphone and Find SuperSU App. If this app exists on your Smartphone, then it means you have successfully rooted your device. Congratulations. SuperSU Installed on Samsung Galaxy A5 SM-A520W

    Optional: You can also verify the root status of your device by using the Root Checker Application.

    Readme Once:

    [*] Warning: The above tutorial only works for Android 6.0.1 with the built id MMB29K.A520WVLU1AQE3.

    [*] If your device isn’t running on the same built id MMB29K.A520WVLU1AQE3, then you may need to download and flash (install) the firmware based on the same build id. Later try to root your device from the above method.

    [*] No data loss process: Your data including contacts, pictures, videos, music won’t be affected using the above method. In short, no data loss process.

    [*] Samsung Stock Firmware: If you are looking for the original firmware for your device, then head over to Download Samsung Stock Firmware page.

    [*] Samsung USB Driver: If you are looking for the original USB Driver for your device, then head over to Download Samsung USB Driver page.

    [*] Big thanks to Chainfire for their CF Auto Root file for Samsung Galaxy A5 SM-A520W. Without using the CF-Auto Root file, the above tutorial was not possible.

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