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How To Root Samsung Galaxy A5 SM-A500F On KitKat 4.4.4?


This tutorial will guide you through the whole process of rooting your Samsung Galaxy A5 SM-A500F running on Android KitKat 4.4.4 firmware. This monster phone comes with a 5.0 inches Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display, 1.2 GHz Quad Core processor, 13MP camera rear and 5MP front camera.

But, please note that rooting will void your warranty, but you can always unroot it to reinstate warranty. SamsungSFour.Com will not be liable for any damage caused as a result of executing the below given steps.

Before proceeding with the procedure given here please make sure that you have made a complete backup of your phone memory including contacts, photos etc. Also the phone battery should be charged to a min of 80%.

Steps To Root Samsung Galaxy A5 SM-A500F running on Android KitKat 4.4.4 firmware

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1. First please download the files for rooting Samsung Galaxy A5 SM-A500F from the below given links;

a. Auto Root Package For Galaxy A5 SM-A500F

2.  After downloading the above file please extract it to your PC desktop so that it is easily accessible, the below screenshot shows similar file contents in the package;

3. Now enable "USB debugging mode" on your Samsung Galaxy A5 SM-A500F from Settings->Developer Options->USB Debugging. If you have any confusion please check the below tutorial for detailed procedure.

How To Enable USB Debugging On Galaxy Smartphone (KitKat 4.4.2 or Higher)?

4. Once you have enabled USB debugging, you have to enter your Samsung Galaxy A5 into "Download Mode", to enter into download mode switch off your device and press and hold "Volume Down+Home+Power" buttons at the same time until you get the warning screen like the one given below.

Now please click "Volume Up" button to confirm and you will enter into the "Download Mode". If you are getting a similar screen like the one shown below then you are in the final download mode screen.

4. Now open Odin as administrator and connect your Samsung Galaxy A5 with your PC using the USB cable. If the connection was successful you can see an "Added" message from the Odin window. Then click the "PDA" button and select the already extracted ".tar.md5" file located on your PC desktop.

Please make sure that “Auto Reboot” and “F. Reset Time” options are only check marked in the Odin.

5. Once confirmed click the "Start" button in the Odin and wait for the rooting procedure to get finished. When it's completed your phone will restart and it will automatically attain superuser privileges.

You can confirm whether the procedure was successful or not from the "Pass" message displayed in the Odin....Lets celebrate, now you are the ultimate user of your Galaxy A5.

If you have faced any issues while rooting your Samsung Galaxy A5 SM-A500F running Android KitKat 4.4.4 firmware, please feel free to post it in the comment section below, don't worry I will help you as fast I can.

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Quoting Thomas:
Quoting Kristina Monique de los Santos:
Quoting Thomas:
Quoting Kristina Monique de los Santos:
Hi,
just rooted my A5 on kitkatt 4.4.4 and everything went fine. checked the root and it was successful. however, when i restart the phone it goes to the Android recovery system. i have to select reboot and it boots normal. At the recovery menu I get this message at the bottom of the screen:
#MANUAL MODE#
-Appling Multi-CSC…..
-Applied the CSC-code : XTC
-Successfully applied multi-CSC
E:File Open error ‘/cache/recovery/last_recovery’

I have to reflash the rom to get it back to normal. I've tried rooting a few times but I still get that message. Is there something I can do so that it just boots up normal after the root? Thanks!

Normally this happens when you root with wrong model or firmware. Please double check whether you are using the same model number and firmware as given in the tutorial.

Thank you for the reply. My model is SM A500F and the firmware is A500FXXU1AOC1

You should have told me the firmware version like 4.4.2, 4.4.4 etc. However you can clear the cache partition and do a factory reset once you have the issue. But please make sure that you took a complete backup of your device.

Thanks!! Its on 4.4.4. I'll try this.
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Quoting Kristina Monique de los Santos:
Quoting Thomas:
Quoting Kristina Monique de los Santos:
Hi,
just rooted my A5 on kitkatt 4.4.4 and everything went fine. checked the root and it was successful. however, when i restart the phone it goes to the Android recovery system. i have to select reboot and it boots normal. At the recovery menu I get this message at the bottom of the screen:
#MANUAL MODE#
-Appling Multi-CSC…..
-Applied the CSC-code : XTC
-Successfully applied multi-CSC
E:File Open error ‘/cache/recovery/last_recovery’

I have to reflash the rom to get it back to normal. I've tried rooting a few times but I still get that message. Is there something I can do so that it just boots up normal after the root? Thanks!

Normally this happens when you root with wrong model or firmware. Please double check whether you are using the same model number and firmware as given in the tutorial.

Thank you for the reply. My model is SM A500F and the firmware is A500FXXU1AOC1

You should have told me the firmware version like 4.4.2, 4.4.4 etc. However you can clear the cache partition and do a factory reset once you have the issue. But please make sure that you took a complete backup of your device.
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Quoting Kristina Monique de los Santos:
Quoting Thomas:
Quoting Kristina Monique de los Santos:
Hi,
just rooted my A5 on kitkatt 4.4.4 and everything went fine. checked the root and it was successful. however, when i restart the phone it goes to the Android recovery system. i have to select reboot and it boots normal. At the recovery menu I get this message at the bottom of the screen:
#MANUAL MODE#
-Appling Multi-CSC…..
-Applied the CSC-code : XTC
-Successfully applied multi-CSC
E:File Open error ‘/cache/recovery/last_recovery’

I have to reflash the rom to get it back to normal. I've tried rooting a few times but I still get that message. Is there something I can do so that it just boots up normal after the root? Thanks!

Normally this happens when you root with wrong model or firmware. Please double check whether you are using the same model number and firmware as given in the tutorial.

Thank you for the reply. My model is SM A500F and the firmware is A500FXXU1AOC1

You should have told me the firmware version like 4.4.2, 4.4.4 etc. However you can clear the cache partition and do a factory reset once you have the issue. But please make sure that you took a complete backup of your device.
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Quoting Thomas:
Quoting Kristina Monique de los Santos:
Hi,
just rooted my A5 on kitkatt 4.4.4 and everything went fine. checked the root and it was successful. however, when i restart the phone it goes to the Android recovery system. i have to select reboot and it boots normal. At the recovery menu I get this message at the bottom of the screen:
#MANUAL MODE#
-Appling Multi-CSC…..
-Applied the CSC-code : XTC
-Successfully applied multi-CSC
E:File Open error ‘/cache/recovery/last_recovery’

I have to reflash the rom to get it back to normal. I've tried rooting a few times but I still get that message. Is there something I can do so that it just boots up normal after the root? Thanks!

Normally this happens when you root with wrong model or firmware. Please double check whether you are using the same model number and firmware as given in the tutorial.

Thank you for the reply. My model is SM A500F and the firmware is A500FXXU1AOC1
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Quoting Kristina Monique de los Santos:
Hi,
just rooted my A5 on kitkatt 4.4.4 and everything went fine. checked the root and it was successful. however, when i restart the phone it goes to the Android recovery system. i have to select reboot and it boots normal. At the recovery menu I get this message at the bottom of the screen:
#MANUAL MODE#
-Appling Multi-CSC…..
-Applied the CSC-code : XTC
-Successfully applied multi-CSC
E:File Open error ‘/cache/recovery/last_recovery’

I have to reflash the rom to get it back to normal. I've tried rooting a few times but I still get that message. Is there something I can do so that it just boots up normal after the root? Thanks!

Normally this happens when you root with wrong model or firmware. Please double check whether you are using the same model number and firmware as given in the tutorial.
Reply Reply with quote
Hi,
just rooted my A5 on kitkatt 4.4.4 and everything went fine. checked the root and it was successful. however, when i restart the phone it goes to the Android recovery system. i have to select reboot and it boots normal. At the recovery menu I get this message at the bottom of the screen:
#MANUAL MODE#
-Appling Multi-CSC…..
-Applied the CSC-code : XTC
-Successfully applied multi-CSC
E:File Open error ‘/cache/recovery/last_recovery’

I have to reflash the rom to get it back to normal. I've tried rooting a few times but I still get that message. Is there something I can do so that it just boots up normal after the root? Thanks!
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Hello Thomas,

First of all, thank you for your tutorial. But my Galaxy A5 is rooted for a month now and I would like to know if there is any Custom Recovery to Flash a Custom ROM like Android Pure (as on Nexus 5) or CynanogenMod.

Thank you for your time and sorry for my bad English.
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Quoting Guillaume:
Hello Thomas,

First of all, thank you for your tutorial. But my Galaxy A5 is rooted for a month now and I would like to know if there is any Custom Recovery to Flash a Custom ROM like Android Pure (as on Nexus 5) or CynanogenMod.

Thank you for your time and sorry for my bad English.

Yes cyanogenmod is already available for a5
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Does it works on build number :KTU84P.A500FUXXU1A0B4?
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Quoting Umberto:
Does it works on build number :KTU84P.A500FUXXU1A0B4?

If your model number and firmware version are the same as mentioned above then it will work.
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hello I have a problem, I followed every step but I got a fail.
Added!!
Enter CS for MD5..
Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
Please wait..
CF-Auto-Root-a5lte-a5ltexx-sma500f.tar.md5 is valid.
Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
Leave CS..
Odin v.3 engine (ID:3)..
File analysis..
SetupConnection..
Initialzation..
Get PIT for mapping..
Firmware update start..
recovery.img
NAND Write Start!!
FAIL! (Auth)
All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)

just for information, at first my Pc hadn't connect with my phone so I downloaded Samsung USB devise for galaxy A5 and it succeded.
can you help me please ??
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Works with Buildnumber: KTU84P.A500FUXXU1AOB4?
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could not do normal boot.

after the procces finished, this massage apears in my phone
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Quoting amir hosein:
could not do normal boot.

after the procces finished, this massage apears in my phone

You may have rooted on wrong model number. Try these steps and also confirm your device model to me. http://www.samsungsfour.com/tutorials/how-to-resolve-android-boot-loop.html
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HI

After rooting, My Samsung A5 Always Boots to Recovery mode

Can you please fix this
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Quoting Thoufic:
HI

After rooting, My Samsung A5 Always Boots to Recovery mode

Can you please fix this

If you have a data backup of your phone, try to clear cache and do a hard reset from the recovery mode itself and at the end click "reboot system now".
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Quoting Thomass:
Quoting Thoufic:
HI

After rooting, My Samsung A5 Always Boots to Recovery mode

Can you please fix this

If you have a data backup of your phone, try to clear cache and do a hard reset from the recovery mode itself and at the end click "reboot system now".

Hi Thomass! Thank you for software to root, but I have same issue too. Model Samsung Galaxy A5 (SM-A500H/DS).
1) - rooting process show success staus.
2) - After rooting SM-A500H/DS boots only in "Odin" mode (with Android logo) and do not load system anymore.
Is there some way to recover rom back or fix of your rooting software to fix this issue?
Awaiting for reply.

Thanks!
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Quoting Alex:
Quoting Thomass:
Quoting Thoufic:
HI

After rooting, My Samsung A5 Always Boots to Recovery mode

Can you please fix this

If you have a data backup of your phone, try to clear cache and do a hard reset from the recovery mode itself and at the end click "reboot system now".

Hi Thomass! Thank you for software to root, but I have same issue too. Model Samsung Galaxy A5 (SM-A500H/DS).
1) - rooting process show success staus.
2) - After rooting SM-A500H/DS boots only in "Odin" mode (with Android logo) and do not load system anymore.
Is there some way to recover rom back or fix of your rooting software to fix this issue?
Awaiting for reply.

Thanks!

Just install the stock rom which can be downloaded from sammobile.com
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same procedure for a5 a500g?
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Quoting shibly:
same procedure for a5 a500g?

Procedure is same, but the rooting file is different
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Quoting azar:
Quoting Thomas:
Quoting sheng rarr:
everytime I connect my phone on my laptop nothing happens, i already tried several times. the "added" just don't appear. i even downloaded and tried all versions of odin. i wonder what's the problem with my phone. i did every step but nothing seems to happen.please help

Please enable USB debugging on your phone and install the Samsung USB drivers and try again.

my mobile get hanging not working any features and i cannot switch off also tell me waht ca i do now

Please contact samsung service center. Or try a hard reset. But all your data will be lost.
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Quoting Joey:
Is this OK for SM-A500F Build Number KTU84P.A500FXXU1AOC2?

Yes.
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Quoting Thomas:
Quoting sheng rarr:
everytime I connect my phone on my laptop nothing happens, i already tried several times. the "added" just don't appear. i even downloaded and tried all versions of odin. i wonder what's the problem with my phone. i did every step but nothing seems to happen.please help

Please enable USB debugging on your phone and install the Samsung USB drivers and try again.

my mobile get hanging not working any features and i cannot switch off also tell me waht ca i do now
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Is this OK for SM-A500F Build Number KTU84P.A500FXXU1AOC2?
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Quoting MikeK:
I rooted it like this but every time i restart the phone or i power it on it enters recovery mode and it stays there until i pres Reboot Now, after that everything works fine.

Please try these steps; http://www.samsungsfour.com/tutorials/how-to-resolve-android-boot-loop.html
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I rooted it like this but every time i restart the phone or i power it on it enters recovery mode and it stays there until i pres Reboot Now, after that everything works fine.
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Quoting sam:
dude ur post is awesome!
i've just did the root ...it gave me Pass!!
but still giving on phone "Downloading Do not turn off taregt!!"
I have turned it off, and it cannot boot to normal again!!! :eek:
Any ideas plz???

You didn't allow the process to get completed that's why.Your device may have been bricked. Tell me, what error message you are getting? Is it stuck on the samsung logo; if it's then try these strps; http://www.samsungsfour.com/tutorials/how-to-resolve-android-boot-loop.html
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dude ur post is awesome!
i've just did the root ...it gave me Pass!!
but still giving on phone "Downloading Do not turn off taregt!!"
I have turned it off, and it cannot boot to normal again!!! :eek:
Any ideas plz???
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Quoting giovani:
I have a500f KTU84P.A500FXXUAC1. WILL IT WORK FOR ME THIS PROCEDURE?

Yes.
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I have a500f KTU84P.A500FXXUAC1. WILL IT WORK FOR ME THIS PROCEDURE?
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Quoting sheng rarr:
everytime I connect my phone on my laptop nothing happens, i already tried several times. the "added" just don't appear. i even downloaded and tried all versions of odin. i wonder what's the problem with my phone. i did every step but nothing seems to happen.please help

Please enable USB debugging on your phone and install the Samsung USB drivers and try again.
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everytime I connect my phone on my laptop nothing happens, i already tried several times. the "added" just don't appear. i even downloaded and tried all versions of odin. i wonder what's the problem with my phone. i did every step but nothing seems to happen.please help
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Quoting KOSTASK:
Quoting Thomas:
Quoting Kostas K:
I succeded in routing it.

Odin messages were

Added!!
Enter CS for MD5..
Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
Please wait..
CF-Auto-Root-a5lte-a5ltexx-sma500f.tar.md5 is valid.
Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
Leave CS..
Odin v.3 engine (ID:4)..
File analysis..
SetupConnection..
Initialzation..
Get PIT for mapping..
Firmware update start..
recovery.img
NAND Write Start!!
cache.img.ext4
RQT_CLOSE !!
RES OK !!
Removed!!
Remain Port .... 0
All threads completed. (succeed 1 / failed 0)

But still retail mode is on and i cant erase it.

Help please!

Thank you.

Rooting will not help you in removing retail mode. The best thing is to install it with stock ROM. :-)



Thx for your extremely fast answering!!

Do you know the steps in doing so?

I guess i first have to find a stock ROM.
Do i have to use Samsung's A5 or i can use another stock ROM.

And then i just flash it inside my phone?

Thank you.

Please search for your device firmware from http://www.sammobile.com/firmwares/
Please select the exact model number and country and follow the steps given there to flash it.
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Quoting Thomas:
Quoting Kostas K:
I succeded in routing it.

Odin messages were

Added!!
Enter CS for MD5..
Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
Please wait..
CF-Auto-Root-a5lte-a5ltexx-sma500f.tar.md5 is valid.
Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
Leave CS..
Odin v.3 engine (ID:4)..
File analysis..
SetupConnection..
Initialzation..
Get PIT for mapping..
Firmware update start..
recovery.img
NAND Write Start!!
cache.img.ext4
RQT_CLOSE !!
RES OK !!
Removed!!
Remain Port .... 0
All threads completed. (succeed 1 / failed 0)

But still retail mode is on and i cant erase it.

Help please!

Thank you.

Rooting will not help you in removing retail mode. The best thing is to install it with stock ROM. :-)



Thx for your extremely fast answering!!

Do you know the steps in doing so?

I guess i first have to find a stock ROM.
Do i have to use Samsung's A5 or i can use another stock ROM.

And then i just flash it inside my phone?

Thank you.
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Quoting Kostas K:
I succeded in routing it.

Odin messages were

Added!!
Enter CS for MD5..
Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
Please wait..
CF-Auto-Root-a5lte-a5ltexx-sma500f.tar.md5 is valid.
Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
Leave CS..
Odin v.3 engine (ID:4)..
File analysis..
SetupConnection..
Initialzation..
Get PIT for mapping..
Firmware update start..
recovery.img
NAND Write Start!!
cache.img.ext4
RQT_CLOSE !!
RES OK !!
Removed!!
Remain Port .... 0
All threads completed. (succeed 1 / failed 0)

But still retail mode is on and i cant erase it.

Help please!

Thank you.

Rooting will not help you in removing retail mode. The best thing is to install it with stock ROM. :-)
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I succeded in routing it.

Odin messages were

Added!!
Enter CS for MD5..
Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
Please wait..
CF-Auto-Root-a5lte-a5ltexx-sma500f.tar.md5 is valid.
Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
Leave CS..
Odin v.3 engine (ID:4)..
File analysis..
SetupConnection..
Initialzation..
Get PIT for mapping..
Firmware update start..
recovery.img
NAND Write Start!!
cache.img.ext4
RQT_CLOSE !!
RES OK !!
Removed!!
Remain Port .... 0
All threads completed. (succeed 1 / failed 0)

But still retail mode is on and i cant erase it.

Help please!

Thank you.
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Quoting Thomas:
Quoting Alexandru:
Dude, please please upload also the custom recovery if you have one for this device. Thank you.

I will do that later.

Thank you man, I have so many things to do to my phone, but I need a custom recovery. Best things for android happens when we flash something over it :D
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Quoting Alexandru:
Dude, please please upload also the custom recovery if you have one for this device. Thank you.

I will do that later.
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Dude, please please upload also the custom recovery if you have one for this device. Thank you.
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Quoting Dexy:
I have galaxy A500FU.Is it the same procedure of this phone?

No.
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I have galaxy A500FU.Is it the same procedure of this phone?
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Yep, just rooted my samsung galaxy A500FU :)
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Quoting eegarai:
Thank you, My SM A500F was rooted, But how to get cwm recovery?

This is based on CF Autoroot.
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Thank you, My SM A500F was rooted, But how to get cwm recovery?
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Quoting vivek:
I am facing the problem. when i connect my phone to pc the odin does not its connection success. what i do

Please install Samsung USB drivers on your PC and enable USB debugging on your phone and try again.
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Quoting sareythun:
now odin show pass .
but phone not restart .
Please help me

Please let me, in what screen is your phone now. If it's still in download mode. Restart it manually after completing the rooting process. If it's not working just remove and resinsert the phone battery.
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I am facing the problem. when i connect my phone to pc the odin does not its connection success. what i do
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now odin show pass .
but phone not restart .
Please help me
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it worked! thanks a lot..
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nope didnt work on my phone :(
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Quoting Eugen:
Does it really work?

Yes.
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Does it really work?
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Quoting sabri:
Nice.. But do you have CWM recovery for A5?

I will post it later.
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Nice.. But do you have CWM recovery for A5?
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