When you have enough RAM on your mobile, It is future proof. Yes, 4GB RAM is still a new range of mobile specs. So, Before two or three years when you buy a mobile with 4GB RAM, then you are always good to go. It can handle most of the latest apps. Samsung Galaxy C5 has 4GB RAM and enough mid-range processor with the Oreo version. Even if Samsung stopped security patch updates, You could use this mobile that is compatible with heavy apps. In the below guide, we will show you How you can Root your Samsung Galaxy C5 in Marshmallow, Nougat, and Oreo versions unless you know the proper reason. I advise you to stick with the official OS. The root may need some manual maintenance, which can be a hard task for regular users.
If you are a Developer or Regular Root apps user, The great news is we have TWRP. So you can try multiple Custom ROMs and can reach all Root levels. But, you can’t root like Old method. We need to unlock the bootloader. It is only one extra step. So, to reduce confusion, I split the Steps into small parts. The First one is the Unlock Bootloader. And the Second one is flashing TWRP and installing files using TWRP. The method is based on Official TWRP so that we can expect a high success rate.
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Why should you Root Samsung Galaxy C5?
We thank you for the hard work of XDA Developers and the TWRP Team. Without the developers, this rooting method is not possible. We Used Old TWRPs and modified them to work compatible with this mobile. If you planned to root your mobile, you should have a proper reason. Yes, Samsung is Already stopped regular patch updates for your device. You should have a firm idea for rooting.
Samsung Oreo update is already optimized. You have More than Enough 4 GB RAM and Powerful Mid-Range Qualcomm MSM8952 Snapdragon 617 processor to use daily apps without lag. You can use this device without delay for years until Samsung mess with some Bloatware. But beyond, this not go reasons, you are addicted to some root apps, or you are a frequent user of some Custom OS, you can proceed further. But if you want to root because everybody is doing, I advise you, don’t root If you didn’t have any experience. For regular users, It can become a Nightmare.
How to Root Samsung Galaxy C5 Marshmallow 6.0.1, Nougat 7.1.1, Oreo 8.0 (SM-C5000), and Install Magisk Manager?
Samsung Galaxy C5 International variants come with a flexible bootloader. This means that the smartphone can be easily rooted. Also, the device can accept to install TWRP recovery or any other custom recovery file/app alike.
TWRP recovery is a custom recovery file that must be installed on Samsung Galaxy devices because you can root them successfully. In this article, we explained the easiest method to follow and install TWRP recovery on Samsung Galaxy C5. However, the tool required for rooting this device is the Magisk App.
With the help of TWRP Recovery, you can quickly flash the latest version of Magisk into your Samsung Galaxy C5 to gain root access. Before sharing the tutorial, you may want to know that, with the TWRP recovery present on your device, you can easily install any custom ROM or firmware. Does it seem complicated? Relax, everything will be explained succinctly in bullets.
Things to check out for;
Check your device model number.
- Select TWRP Based on the mobile model number.
Make sure your device battery is charged above 50%
Backup your current files and data, just in case (save them on external storage).
- You cannot use Samsung Pay, Secured folder, and some official apps from Samsung.
- We can’t update your firmware, to get new firmware you have to follow the below steps with the latest firmware.
- Read the full tutorial before the process.
Enable USB Debugging Mode and OEM Unlock on your mobile. To do this; go to settings >>> about >>> Tap on the “Build Number” 7-10 times consistently to enable “Developer Options,” then go to the “Developer Options” and enable USB Debugging Mode and OEM Unlock. There is no complicated process in the Samsung Galaxy C5.
Download and install the Samsung USB driver to your computer system.
Also, download the ODIN software. Select the above Oreo version in the ODIN list. Install ODIN on your PC.
- Download Magisk.Zip (Download Latest version) and forced encryption disabler, Copy it to Your Phone Memory. We Need to flash encryption disabler to avoid Boot Warnings in the future after the Root process.
Download and save the TWRP File. Select the Correct TWRP file from Below. This TWRP can support Up to Nougat.
Flash TWRP using ODIN
- Connect your USB cable with PC. Switch off your device. Then, enter into Download mode. To do this, press and hold down the Volume Down + Home + Power buttons and connect your micro USB Cable.
Press the Volume Up button to continue when you see the warning message.
Now, connect the Samsung Galaxy C5 mobile to the computer via USB cable.
Launch the Odin app on your computer. If the device is detected by this app (Odin), it will show you a message that reads – added!!!
However, if the device is not correctly connected to the PC, you won’t see this message. So, you have to check the USB cable if it is reasonable and reconnect the device.
After connecting the Samsung device, click on the PDA/PA button to browse/search and get the TWRP from where you saved it on your PC. Also, navigate to “options” and un-tick the Auto-Reboot.
Click on “Start”
Once the file is loaded into the device, reboot your device.
Kudos, you have just Installed the TWRP on your Samsung Galaxy C5. If you installed TWRP, Don’t turn on your mobile. Immediately, move to Magisk Installation steps. Press Volume Down+ Power to exit download mode. Quickly boot into recovery before the first boot. Or Else, you will lose TWRP.
Install Magisk, forced encryption disabler in your Samsung Galaxy C5 using TWRP
- Boot it Into recovery mode->Volume Up + Home+ Power Button.
- Now it Will Boot into TWRP Recovery Mode.
- Select Wipe->Advance Wipe->Select Cache Data.
- Return to Home of TWRP select Install.
- Select Magisk.Zip.
- After Installation again, Navigate to Home select Install. Select forced encryption disabler.
- After the Installation Reboot Your Mobile.
- You can also install Magisk.apk in your Mobile Applications. We use Forced encryption disabler to avoid the boot loop issue after rooting. You can check your root status using Root Checker.
In my opinion, you don’t need rooting for your Samsung Galaxy C5. If you thought you could Improve Performance By root; With the Qualcomm MSM8952 Snapdragon 617 Octa-Core processor and 4 GB RAM, your device can perform well. If you don’t know how much RAM you need, You will never use this much RAM. You should not Boot into Normal OS Booting, by pressing the power button, after the twrp flash. If you accidentally urged and boot into the regular OS, Don’t panic, after setup everything, flash TWRP again using ODIN. If you root your device, because of the battery drain issues, you can optimize your battery without root. When Bloatware apps are your problem, you can Disable Bloatware apps using adb commands.
Selva Kumar is an Android Devices Enthusiast, Who Can Talk and Write About Anything If You Give a Hint About the respective devices. He is a Computer Science Graduate and Certified Android Developer, Making His Career towards this Technology. He is always eager to try new Android devices — not only Software level but Hardware-level Also. Beyond this, He is a Good Swimmer, Guitarist.