Root Samsung Galaxy J5 2016 SM-J510F/GN/K/S Nougat 7.1.1 using TWRP

After the successful sales in Samsung Compact J5 series, they released the Samsung J5 2016 Model with J7 2016 Model. As expected both have the same RAM. But People expected they would include Octa-Core processor, But they released with Quad Core processor. 2 GB RAM and Quad Core processor Enough reason for rooting. It comes with the Marshmallow version. But they also released Nougat version for this device. Below we are going to process the Nougat version devices. If you have Marshmallow 6.0.1, you can also use the below TWRPs. They will work on both versions.
Samsung Galaxy J5 2016 with Tree Background

Why should you Root Samsung Galaxy J5 2016?

With just 2 GB RAM you will feel a lot of lag and prolonged performance in long term usage. Your warranty also expired. You have a Quad-core processor. So we can take the risk to optimize your mobile.  After root and Uninstalled Bloatware and hibernate some apps, you can expect 10-30% performance improvement. If you install custom Lite weight ROM, you can expect 30-70% improvement in performance.

How to Root Samsung Galaxy J5 2016? (SM-J510F / SM-J510GN / SM-J510K / SM-J510S)

Samsung Galaxy J5 2016 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 which 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 J5 2016. However, the tool required for rooting this device is the SuperSu or Magisk App.

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With the help of TWRP Recovery, you can quickly flash the latest version of Magisk into your J5 2016 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;

  • 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).

Pre-Requirement Steps

Enabling developer option

  • Enable USB Debugging Mode and OEM Unlock in 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 J5 2016.

  • 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 RMM State Bypass, Copy it to Your external SD Card memory. We Need to flash RMM State to avoid OEM Lock automatically in the future after the Root process. 
  • Download and save the TWRP File. Select the Correct TWRP file from Below. This TWRPs can support Up to Oreo.

  • SM-J510F

Flash TWRP using ODIN

Samsung J5 2016 Download Mode



  • 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 at the same time and connect your micro USB Cable.

Samsung Galaxy J5 2016 Download Mode Warning Screen


  • Press the Volume Up button to continue when you see the warning message.

  • Now, connect the J5 2016 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!!!

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ODIN Added Message


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 good 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.

Odin 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 J5 2016. If you installed TWRP, Don’t turn on your mobile. Immediately, move to Magisk Installation steps.

Install Magisk, RMM State in your Samsung J5 2016 using TWRP

  • Boot it Into recovery mode->Volume Up + 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 RMM State Bypass.
  • After the Installation Reboot Your Mobile.
  • You can also install Magisk.apk in your Mobile Applications. RMM State is used to avoid OEM Lock after rooting.

What More?

You should not Boot into Normal OS Booting, after TWRP. After TWRP Flash, Immediately Boot into Recovery or Else you will get Warning message FRP Lock. If you accidentally urged and boot frequently, Don’t panic, flash official J5 2016 stock firmware to get back into stock OS.

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12 thoughts on “Root Samsung Galaxy J5 2016 SM-J510F/GN/K/S Nougat 7.1.1 using TWRP

  1. Please help! I Flash TWRP using Odin pc software, but when I boot it into android recovery, there is not TWRP installed. It shows me default recovery. I flash many different twrp on the different latest versions of odin. But the result is the same.
    My device is J5 2016 SM-J510F.
    Plz, help me!

    • After the flash, the first boot should be TWRP recovery. When you boot into the normal OS, you will lose TWRP. After booting into TWRP Flash Magsik to make TWRP permanent.

  2. Hello Selva.
    Please, my previous comments as I have eventually managed to get TWRP Recovery Mode, but now I still don’t know how to get a code for free to unlock mobile for ALL UK networks.
    I have installed the Magisk and RMM State Bypass from internal storage, but what is the use of them to assist me in unlocking SIM locked to Vodafone to accept ALL other UK networks?

    • You can’t carrier unlock your mobile using Root. You can unlock the only Bootloader. There are some third party services available for this. But I can’t recommend them. Based on the general reviews, choose the service.

  3. Selva, can you add pictures for the TWRP Installation process. From Install Magisk, RMM State in your Samsung J5 2016 using TWRP as I don’t see the options you mention and hence cannot Return to Home of TWRP select Install.
    I download Magisk.Zip (Download Latest version) and RMM State Bypass, copied it to the Phone storage, but how can I install them? Please provide pictures and steps to my email.
    Thank you.

    • You should un-tick the Auto-Reboot. It will allow you to Boot into TWRP manually. From there, you can find the installation options in the TWRP Home screen.

      • Please can you email me the steps and pictures as I still don’t see the TWRP options you mention and also do not know how to use the extracted and RMM State Bypass, copied it to the Phone storage or can they also be run from the PC?

        • You should boot into TWRP First, after the Flash of TWRP using ODIN. If you missed, You would lose Temporary TWRP. Copy the flashable files in external SD Card memory.

          • I removed the auto reboot and had to remove the battery after ODIN as the power switch does not work. I have asked if you could email me pictures a still cannot see the options you mentioned. Within Android Recovery I selected:
            1) Wipe Cache partition and then
            2) Apply update from SD card.
            When I Update it says- No package file selected.
            Which directory and file should be accessible, and should I use the .zip and not extract?

          • Your SD card is not detected on your mobile. When it recognizes, you will get the “/ext” folder.

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