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How to Root Galaxy A5 (2016) on XXU4CQDJ Android 7.0 Nougat

The Android 7.0 Nougat having build ID XXU4CQDJ was previously rolled out for Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) SM-A510F variants. If you have upgraded your Galaxy A5 to the latest Nougat OS version then being an advanced Android user you will be looking to root your device to get much of it and experience its amazing features. Once you have root access over the internal filesystem of your phone, you’ll be able to flash custom ROMs, enhance battery life, install custom recoveries and third-party apps etc. Here, in this guide, we’ll let you know that how to root XXU4CQDJ Android 7.0 Nougat firmware on your Samsung Galaxy A5 A510F.

The process given below will take a while and then you can install tonnes of root apps available on the Play Store along with the ability to flash custom third-party mods and ROMs. We’ll use Chainfire’s SuperSU along with TWRP custom recovery for the Galaxy A5 (2016). A custom recovery like TWRP must be installed already on your device in order to flash SuperSU on your Galaxy A5 running running XXU4CQDJ Android 7.0 Nougat firmware. Ready to get started? Go ahead and follow the given instructions to root XXU4CQDJ Android 7.0 on Galaxy A5 (2016) A510F Nougat official firmware. Don’t forget to take a complete backup of your important data and installed apps before proceeding.

Download SuperSU to root Galaxy A5 (2016) on Android 7.0 Nougat


The SuperSU root package and TWRP given in this guide are working only with Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) SM-A510F variants. Do not try to install this root package on any other device or incorrect variant. Verify the model number of your phone first.


AndroidBlog will not be held responsible for any damage or lose occurred to your Galaxy A5 before or after the rooting process. Rooting is an unofficial process and will void the warranty of your device. Procced at your own risk.

Galaxy A5 (2016) - How To RootPre-Requirements:

  • Create a full backup of your data in your phone before proceeding as a precaution.
  • Your Galaxy A5 (2016) should be on an official firmware by Samsung, not a custom ROM.
  • Your phone should be on XXU4CQDJ Android 7.0 firmware.
  • The latest version of a custom recovery like TWRP must be already installed.

Required Files:

How to Root XXU4CQDJ Android 7.0 on Galaxy A5 (2016) A510F:

Step 1: – First, download SuperSU v2.79 on the desktop of your computer for Galaxy A5 (2016).

Step 2: – Now, connect your phone with computer using its USB data cable and mount the USB memory of your phone.

Step 3: – Transfer the file to the root folder of SD card.

Step 4: – Power OFF your Galaxy A5.

Step 5: – Next, boot your phone into recovery mode by pressing and holding Volume Up+Power+Home keys at the same time until Samsung logo shows up.

Step 6: – While your phone is now in TWRP recovery, scroll down to “flash zip from SD card” and press the power button to select it.

Step 7: – Press the Power button once again and chose “choose zip from sdcard”.

Step 8: – Navigate to using volume keys and select it with the Power button. Start the instllation process by confirming the installation on the next screen.

Step 9: – Once the installation is completed successfully, navigate to “+++++Go Back” and reboot the phone by selecting “reboot system now” from the Recovery menu.

Your Galaxy A5 will take about 4 to 5 minutes to boot for the first time after installation.

Done! You have successfully rooted Galaxy A5 (2016) on Android 7.0 Nougat firmware. You can now see the SuperSU app in your apps list.

Also, you can download “Root Checker” app from the Google Play Store to verify that either your device is rooted or not from the following given link.

Root Checker
Root Checker
Developer: joeykrim
Price: Free

Tell us in the comments area below if you have any probelm regarding the above given guide to root your Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) SM-A510F.

Aamir Jamal

An Android Geek and audiophile who love to read and write reviews/tutorials about gadgets and new tech stuff. He has written 1007 guides and other posts.

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