How to Root Samsung Galaxy J5 SM-J500 (All Variants)

Root Samsung Galaxy J5 SM-J500 : The Samsung Galaxy J5 is a mid-range smartphone, which falls under ‘J’ series. It houses a 5.0-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels (~294 ppi), Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor, 1.2 GHz Quad-Core CPU, 1.5 GB RAM, 8/16 GB internal storage which can be expandable up to 128GB, Adreno 306 GPU, 13MP rear camera and 5MP front camera. Amazingly, the phone runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop version. No doubt, the phone comes with all the features which is needed by a normal user. But, in case, if are looking to explore the hidden capabilities, then you must root Samsung Galaxy J5 SM-J500.

How to Root Samsung Galaxy J5 SM-J500 (All Variants)

In this article, we will be showing a detailed step-by-step on “How to Root Samsung Galaxy J5 SM-J500“. You just need to follow each and every step carefully in order to root Samsung Galaxy J5 SM-J500. This method works for following lists of variants, so please check that you device variant is displayed or not.

  • Root Galaxy J5 SM-J5008
  • Root Galaxy J5 SM-J500F
  • Root Galaxy J5 SM-J500FN
  • Root Galaxy J5 SM-J500G
  • Root Galaxy J5 SM-J500H
  • Root Galaxy J5 SM-J500M
  • Root Galaxy J5 SM-J500N0
  • Root Galaxy J5 SM-J500Y

Let’s get started to the tutorial.


  • Make sure that your Galaxy J5 possesses charging at least 70 – 80%.
  • Please enable “USB Debugging” and “OEM Unlock” option on your Galaxy J5 smartphone.
  • Do have a backup of all your data.
  • Install “Samsung Galaxy J5 USB Drivers” on your PC.

What You Need?

How to Root Samsung Galaxy J5 SM-J500 (All Variants)

Step 1: First of all, you need to download the root package according to your Galaxy J5 variant.

Step 2: Once downloaded, extract the downloaded package on your desktop and you will get the following files.

Chainfire Galaxy J5 Root Package

Step 3: Turn off your smartphone completely.

Step 4: launch the “Odin.exe” program from the extracted folder.


Step 5: Now, you need to boot your Galaxy J5 into download mode using the following key combination.

  • Hold down “Volume Down + Home + Power buttons” together until you get the warning screen, then press the “Volume Up” button to boot into download mode.

Boot Galaxy J5 into Download Mode

Step 6: Connect your Galaxy J5 into download mode with your PC using the USB data cable.

Step 7: Once your device will be connected, you can see that one of the ID:COM boxes on Odin will glow blue/yellow/green.

Galaxy J5 Added

Step 8: Further, click on “AP” button and load the rooting package from extracted folder (“CF-Auto-Root-xxxx.tar.md5”).


Step 9: Make sure that only “F. Reset Time“ and “Auto Reboot“ options are checked on Odin.

Step 10: Once you are ready, you can click on “Start” button to begin the rooting process. This process will take only 20 – 30 seconds.

Step 11: If the rooting process will be completed successfully, then you see the “PASS” message on Odin and immediately your device will be rebooted.

Galaxy J5 Rooted

Step 12: That’s it! Disconnect your Galaxy J5.

Congratulations! Your Galaxy J5 has been rooted successfully. If you have any queries or need any help regarding rooting Galaxy J5, then you can share with us using the below comments section!

Article Name
How to Root Samsung Galaxy J5 SM-J500
Steps to root Samsung Galaxy J5 SM-J500 (All Variants).