Root and install TWRP 3.0.0-0 recovery on Galaxy A5 (2016)


In this guide you will be able to install TWRP recovery and root your Galaxy A5 (2016) on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. Galaxy A5 (2016) is a mid range device with decent specifications and powerful harware. The device is running on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop firmware and if you are looking for easiest way to root and install TWRP recovery on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop firmware then you are at the right place.

TWRP recovery is now available for Galaxy A5 (2016) on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, once you successfully install TWRP recovery on your device then you can easily root it using the recovery flashable root file. The rooting process is never recommended by the device manufacturer as it’s a custom process and wipes all the instructions set for your device itself by the manufacturer.

By gaining root access you take administrative control of your Android device and lets you enhance your device performance and can add more tweaks and mod by gaining root access on your device, rooting gives you the access to the deepest cores of the Android System. Just carry on to the below description and follow the step by step process to root and install TWRP recovery on Galaxy A5 (2016).

How to install TWRP recovery on Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016)

Before you begin:

Disclaimer: This tutorial includes rooting process. Follow the guide on your own risk, we are not responsible if you brick or damage your device however the chances of bricking a device are rare but you have to pay full attention on the complete guide to avoid any issues and difficulties while performing any of the above mentioned operation.

Enable USB Debugging (Settings >> Developer Options >> USB debugging)

Your phone battery should be charged minimum 60%

Download these files:

Download Odin 3.09

Download Samsung USB drivers

Download TWRP 3.0.0 Recovery

Download SuperSU 2.65

Process to install TWRP Recovery on Galaxy A5 (2016).

Just follow the below steps in sequence to install TWRP recovery on your Galaxy A5 (2016).

Click Odin3.10.exe to run the Odin tool.

Now boot your device into Download Mode, to do so turn off your device properly and turn it on again by pressing and holding Home Button + Volume Down + Power Key simultaneously until you see a warning now press Volume up to enter Download Mode.

Connect your device to PC via USB cable.

If everything goes well Odin will detect your device and the ID:COM box should turn blue which indicates that your device has been successfully added.

Please make sure “Auto Reboot & F.Reset Time” options are checked in the Options Tab in Odin screen.

In Odin click the AP tab and select the downloaded TWRP recovery file for your device.

Hit the start button at the bottom and wait for the installation process to complete.


Once the process is completed you will see a “PASS” message in the ID:COM box.

Your device will automatically reboot and disconnect the device.

TWRP recovery has been successfully installed in your device.

You can also make Nandroid backup of your device. (It’s optional for data and system safety)

How to root Galaxy A5 (2016) on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop

Turn off your device completely.

Now turn it on again by pressing and holding Volume Up + Home + Power up simultaneously until your device boot into recently installed TWRP recovery.

In the recovery menu tap install and select the SuperSU and flash it.

Reboot your device now.

Your device is now rooted on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop firmware.

That’s it! You have successfully installed TWRP recovery and rooted your Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. If you have any query feel free to contact us by posting your comment in the below provided comment section.

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