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The Samsung Galaxy A5 comes with “full metal unibody” design. The display is a 5-inch, 720p one, of the Super AMOLED type. This mid-ranger will apparently be powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 SOC with 64-bit architecture, and 2GB of RAM. The phone makes use of a 13-megapixels rear shooter and 5-megapixels front one. The rest of the list includes 16GB of microSD-expandable storage, a 2300 mAh cell, and Android 4.4.4 KitKat.

Title name detail
GENERAL
2G Network
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - all versions
3G Network
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 - A500F, A500FQ, A500FU, A500HQ, A500YZ
Announced
2014, October
Approx Availability
Available
Dual SIM
-
Form factor
Bar
LTE Network
LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800) - A500F, A500FQ, A500FU LTE band 3(1800), 7(2600), 8(900), 28(700) - A500YZ
Sim
Nano-SIM
status
Available
SIZE
Dimensions
139.3 x 69.7 x 6.7 mm
Height
139.3 mm
Thickness
6.7 mm
Weight
123 g
Width
69.7 mm
DISPLAY
Additional
Corning Gorilla Glass 4
Display Colors
16M colors
Display Size
5.0 inches
Display Technology
Super AMOLED
Resolution
720 x 1280 pixels
Touchscreen
capacitive touchscreen
Type
Super AMOLED
BATTERY
Stand-by Time
-
Talk time
Up to 15 h (3G)
BODY
Dimensions
139.3 x 69.7 x 6.7 mm
Weight
123 g
CAMERA
Features
Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama
Flash
LED flash
Primary Camera
13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Secondary Camera
5 MP
Video
1080p@30fps
DATA
3G Speed
HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps
4G Speed
LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
Bluetooth
v4.0, A2DP, EDR, LE
EDGE
Yes
GPRS
Yes
Infrared port
-
NFC
Yes (LTE model only)
USB
microUSB v2.0
WLAN
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, hotspot
FEATURES
Additional Features
ANT+ support - Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic - MP4/WMV/H.264 player - MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+/FLAC player - Photo/video editor - Document viewer
Browser
HTML5
Chipset
Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410
Colors
White, Black, Silver, Gold
CPU
Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53
Games
Yes
GPS
Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
GPU
Adreno 306
Java
-
Messaging
SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, IM, Push Email
OS
Android OS, v4.4.4 (KitKat), upgradable to v5.0.2 (Lollipop)
Processor Type
Quad-core
Radio
FM radio, recording
Sensors
Accelerometer, proximity, compass
MEMORY
8 GB, 1 GB RAM
16 GB, 2 GB RAM
Call records
Yes
Card slot
microSD, up to 64 GB
Internal
16 GB
Phonebook
Yes
MISC
Email Client
Yes
FCC ID
-
SOUND
3.5mm jack
Yes
Alert types
Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker
Yes

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;

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Enabling Power Saving Mode:

  1. From the home screen, tap "Apps"
  2. Access "Settings" and swipe to "System"
  3. Tap "Power saving" > "Power saving mode"
  4. Set the "Power saving mode" switch to "ON"
  5. You can customize how the Power saving mode works by enabling or disabling features like "Restrict performance", "Block background data" etc.

Adjusting the Screen Brightness and Timeout Duration:

  1. From the home screen, tap "Apps"
  2. Go to "Settings"
  3. Tap "Display" under "Quick Settings" and tap "Brightness"
  4. Clear the "Automatic brightness" check box if necessary
  5. Drag the brightness slider to the left to set it at a lower level
  6. Tap "OK" > "Screen timeout"
  7. Select a lower value, like "15 seconds"

Disabling Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Hotspot and GPS:

NOTE: A smartphone's connectivity options can have a big impact on your phone's battery life, so it's advised to disable these features whenever they are not in use.

  1. Tap "Apps" while viewing the home screen
  2. Access the "Settings" menu
  3. Swipe to "Network Connections" and tap "Tethering & Mobile Hotspot"
  4. Set the feature's switch to "OFF" to disable it
  5. Go back to the home screen and swipe the "Status" bar down
  6. Tap the icons associated with "Wi-Fi", "Location" and "Bluetooth" to disable these features

Changing the Sync Settings of Apps:

NOTE: Syncing less data means more battery life on the long run.

  1. Open the apps drawer and go to "Settings"
  2. Under "User and Backup", tap "Accounts"
  3. Access the "Accounts" tab and select the type of account you wish to change settings on
  4. Tap the available sync settings for the specific account type to minimize sync
  5. For more sync options, tap your "user name" or "email address" at the top of the screen

Disabling Background Data:

  1. While viewing the home screen, tap "Apps" and go to "Settings"
  2. Swipe to "Network Connections" and tap "Data usage"
  3. Press "Menu" and mark the check box associated with "Restrict background data"

Minimizing the Use of Third Party Apps:

NOTE: Certain 3rd party apps on your phone can have an impact on your phone's battery life even though you may not use them (assuming that they run processes and updates in the background). You can improve battery life by disabling or uninstalling unused 3rd party applications. To do so:

  1. Access the phone's "Settings" menu
  2. Swipe to "Applications" and tap "Application manager"
  3. Swipe to the "Downloaded" section and select the desired application
  4. To turn off the app, tap "Disable"
  5. To completely remove the app, tap "Uninstall"

Switching from 4G to 2G Connectivity:

  1. Tap "Apps" from the home screen and go to "Settings"
  2. Scroll to "Network Connections"
  3. Tap "More networks" > "Mobile networks"
  4. Tap "Network mode" and select "GSM only"
  5. To re-enable 4G connectivity, select either "LTE / WCDMA / GSM (Auto connect)" or "WCDMA / GSM (auto connect)"

Keeping Your Smartphone Up To Date:

NOTE: Software updates can sometimes increase your phone's battery performance, so it's recommended that you keep your smartphone up to date. To check for new updates:

  1. Access the phone's "Settings" menu
  2. Swipe to "System" and tap "About device"
  3. Tap "Software update"
  4. If an update is available, follow the on-screen steps to download and apply it

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