Samsung Galaxy J5 2017 aka J5 Pro 2017 comes with two variants. 2 GB RAM and 3 GB RAM. 2 GB RAM variant users face a lot of lag issue, within a short period. 3 GB RAM variants users may encounter issues within 6-8 Months. The problem is this device can’t handle the glitchy software. It will consume a lot of resources even if you use fewer memory applications. So, to hibernate and remove some apps, you have to root your mobile. Follow the below method to root your mobile. After rooting you can also install some Lite weight Custom ROMs, that is already optimized for your mobile.
Why should you Root Samsung Galaxy J5 2017?
The basic model comes with only 2 GB RAM, and the Pro model comes with 3 GB RAM. Both is not enough with a lot of bloatware. Your device may get security patch updates, but no Major updates. You can feel the difference in performance issues day by day. There are plenty of Custom ROMs available that are work well with Samsung J5 Pro.
How to root Samsung Galaxy J5 2017? (SM-J530F/ SM-J530G / SM-J530K / SM-J530L)
Samsung Galaxy J5 2017 comes with a flexible bootloader. This means that the smartphone (Galaxy J5 Pro 2017) 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 Galaxy J5 2017. However, the tool required for rooting this device is the SuperSu Beta App.
With the help of TWRP Recovery, you can quickly flash the latest version of SuperSu into your J5 2017 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).
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 Pro.
Download and install the Samsung USB driver to your computer system.
Also, download the ODIN software. Select above Oreo version in the ODIN list. Install ODIN on your PC.
- Download SuperSu.Zip and Copy it to Your Phone Memory.
Download and save the TWRP File. Please select correct model number TWRP file.
Flash TWRP using ODIN
- Restart the device. Then, enter into Download mode. To do this; press and hold down the Volume Down + Home+Power buttons at the same time for some time.
Press the Volume Up button to continue when you see the warning message.
Now, connect the J5 2017 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 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.
Click on “Start”
Once the file is loaded into the device, reboot your device.
Kudos, you have just Installed the TWRP/CF-Auto-Root on your Samsung Galaxy J5 2017. If you installed TWRP, Don’t turn on your mobile. Immediately, move to SuperSu Installation steps.
Install SuperSu in your Samsung J5 2017 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 SuperSu.Zip.
- After the Installation Reboot Your Mobile.
- Now You Can Find the SuperSu in your Mobile Applications.
However, the SuperSU app will appear among your installed app so you can manage Root permissions. If you wish, you can install Magisk Manager APK to manage Superuser Permissions. Just download and install Magisk manager app as you do for Normal APK files.
Samsung J5 2017 model has some Glitch in recent software updates. So, If you have little knowledge in tech, I advise you to Root and uninstall some unwanted apps. You can also flash some Custom ROMs. If you flash Custom ROM, check what is working and what is not working. It is wise to use Some Official Custom ROMs like Lineage.
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, 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.