How to root Samsung Galaxy J5 SM-J5008

Updated on August 6, 2020

These are the instructions to root Samsung Galaxy J5 SM-J5008 (running on android 5.1, built id LMY47O.J5008ZMU1AOH2) using Odin on Windows Computer.

Requirements: Your Samsung Galaxy J5 SM-J5008 should have at least 30-40 percent of battery to perform the rooting process.

Root Samsung Galaxy J5 SM-J5008 using Odin

  1. Download and Install Samsung USB Driver on the computer. If in case Samsung USB Drivers are already installed on the computer, then SKIP this step.
  2. USB Logo
  3. Download and extract the root files on the computer. Once the archive is extracted, you will be able to see the following files:
  4. CF-AutoRoot Files
  5. Enable Developer Options on your Samsung mobile. To Enable Developer Options: Open Settings > About Phone > Tap on the Built Number for 6-8 times until developers option is enabled.
  6. Galaxy Built Number
  7. Enable OEM unlock on your Samsung mobile. To Enable OEM Unlock: Open Settings > Developer Options > Tap on the OEM unlocking checkbox > Tap on Enable > Tap on Delete All button.
  8. Galaxy OEM Unlock
  9. Now, Power off your mobile device.
  10. Power Off Samsung Galaxy J5 SM-J5008
  11. 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.
  12. Download Mode on Samsung Galaxy J5 SM-J5008
  13. In the Download mode you will be able to see a Warning Yellow/White Triangle Sign. In this situation you have to press the Volume Up key to Continue.
  14. Samsung Galaxy J5 SM-J5008 Warning Sign
  15. 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.
  16. Open Odin3 Downloader
  17. Once you have connected the Smartphone to the computer, Odin will automatically recognize the device and displays Added message at the Log Area.
  18. Samsung Galaxy J5 SM-J5008 Added Odin3
  19. Once your device detected by Odin, Click on the AP/PDA button and select the image.tar file (you have downloaded this file in step#2).
  20. Add PDA Odin3 for Samsung Galaxy J5 SM-J5008 Root Image Odin3 Downloader
  21. Now, click on the Start button in Odin to begin the Flashing.
  22. Samsung AP File Added Odin
  23. Flashing usually takes 30-50 seconds to complete the rooting process on your Samsung Galaxy J5 SM-J5008. 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.
  24. Samsung Odin3 Root Complete
  25. Once you see, the Pass message in Odin, you can disconnect your Device from the computer.
  26. disconnect mobile computer
  27. Now, to make sure you have successfully rooted your Samsung Galaxy J5 SM-J5008, 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.
  28. SuperSU Installed on Samsung Galaxy J5 SM-J5008

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

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[*] Warning: The above tutorial only works for Android 5.1 with the built id LMY47O.J5008ZMU1AOH2.

[*] If your device isn’t running on the same built id LMY47O.J5008ZMU1AOH2, then you need to download and flash the firmware based on the same binary id then after try to root your device from the above method.

[*] No data loss process: Your data including contacts, pictures, videos, music wont 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.

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