How To Root Samsung Galaxy Alpha (SM-G850) Smartphone

Samsung Galaxy Alpha is a high quality Android smartphone from Samsung. This device comes with a sleek metallic construction, 4.7 inch Super AMOLED Capacitive Touchscreen Display Powered by 1.8 GHz processor and the device runs on Android Kitkat 4.4 Operating System. It also has 12 Megapixel cameras for taking HD pictures and videos. If budget is not a problem for you, then getting this device is the best choice.

If you already have this Samsung Galaxy Alpha Smartphone and want to root it to gain root access for installing rooted apps or for installing custom ROM firmware’s so that you can upgrade the Android version, you are in the right web page. In this page, you can find information on how to root Samsung Galaxy Alpha (SM-G850) Smartphone.

WARNING: The following rooting procedure will void your smartphone warranty. Also, If anything goes wrong while following this tutorial, do no held me liable. Do everything at your own risk.

Root Samsung Galaxy Alpha SM-G850

Prerequisites:

  1. First thing to do, before carrying out the rooting process is to check whether you have installed Samsung USB drivers on your computer. If the drivers are not installed, download and install them or else, you won’t be able to connect your device with the computer successfully.
  2. Then, ensure that your Galaxy Alpha has a good battery backup to carry out the following procedure. In case if your smartphone gets switched off while following this tutorial, then your device will get bricked. So keep your smartphone fully charged.
  3. The following tutorial is a data loss process. So, you have to take a complete backup of all personal data’s on your Smartphone by using appropriate apps.
  4. Next, you need to enable USB debugging mode on your Smartphone. For that you have to enable “Developer Options” by visiting Settings -> About phone -> Build number option (tap it on 7 times). Now, go back to the Developer Options and then tick on USB debugging and Click Ok.

After finishing these all above prerequisites, you can move on to the main tutorial given below.

Tutorial To Root Samsung Galaxy Alpha (SM-G850) Smartphone:

  1. To begin, you have to download the Galaxy Alpha Root files to your computer. Once done, extract them into a folder.
  2. Now, you have to open the Odin.exe (which will be in the extracted folder) in your computer.
  3. Next, you need to switch off your device and boot it into download mode. To do this, press and hold Power button + Volume down button + Home button at the same time until your device enter into the download mode.
  4. Next, you need to connect your Galaxy Alpha Smartphone to the computer via original USB cable. Now, you have to click on the “AP”/”PDA button in Odin and choose the CF-Auto-Root.tar file from the extracted folder. Once done, click on “Start” button to begin the rooting process.
  5. Once the rooting process is finished, your smartphone will be rebooted. The process approximately takes three minutes to get completed.
  6. Once your device is rebooted, you can disconnect it from the computer.
  7. Congrats! You have successfully rooted your Galaxy Alpha device and if you want to check your device is rooted or not, you can check it by installing “Root Checker” app on your Galaxy Alpha smartphone.

If you have faced any issues while following this tutorial given here, do let me know using the comments section below.

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Comments

  1. can i update galaxy alpha SM-G850f lollipop 5.0.2 .. please help me

  2. I am not sure but i will look for a solution and will let you know.

  3. Hi, can you please help me out? I need root file for G850A. I can not find anything for ‘A’. I need to root the phone because it is ATT unlocked and does not allow me to use WiFi Hotspot.
    Thank you.

  4. Sathish says:

    Hi, there is no rooting option available for your device right now. But, if in case that I came across anything, I will let you know.