Root Galaxy J5 2016 SM-J510FQ and Install TWRP On Android Nougat 7.1.1

Root Galaxy J5 2016 SM-J510FQ and Install TWRP on Android Nougat 7.1.1: Rooting is not that difficult as it seems.There are two simple ways to root Samsung phones 1)using TWRP 2) using CF AUTO ROOT.Here we will be using Odin flash tool to Install the TWRP recovery on the device and after that, we gonna flash the SuperSu or Magisk root file to gain root access.

This guide is only for the international unlocked variant of Samsung Galaxy J5 2016 with model number SM-J510FQ, so don’t try this on other variants of the device.Follow all the steps mentioned below carefully to avoid bricked device kind of situations.

If you happen to be a Galaxy J5 2016 SM-J510FQ user who is looking to root their device, then you need to read this post carefully. Here, we will be providing you all the basic information which you must know before beginning the rooting process. After that, we will provide you with an elaborate step-by-step guide which will help you root your device within minutes.

As you all might have heard about this highly popular Galaxy series, so there is no need to introduce it. Its Galaxy J5 2016 SM-J510FQ comes packed with an exceptional set of features and specifications. It comes with a 5.2-inch Super AMOLED display screen with an HD resolution of 1280x720p, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 1.2GHz Quad Core ARM Cortex-A53 processor, Adreno 306 GPU, 2 GB LPDDR3 RAM, 16 GB ROM storage capacity, and a 3100mAh Lithium-Ion battery. It comes with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop OS out of the box but it has an update for Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow available. Its other features include Dual SIM standby, a 13.0 MP rear camera, a 5.0 MP front camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.1, GPS, GLONASS, and more.

What is Rooting An Android Device Mean?

Rooting is the process of gaining full admin control of the Android device.You can use the device to its full potential,‘Rooting’ means giving yourself special privilege or “root permissions” on your phone. It’s similar to running programs as administrators in Windows.

After rooting your device you can install different MODs, kernel, ROMs on your device.You can install latest Android updates (like the Android 6.0.1 marshmallow) On old device by installing third party ROMs like CyanogenMod 13.You can overclock the CPU and GPU of your device to get the best performance.You can hibernate any app you want.You can underclock the CPU to get better battery life.

For more information about Android rooting, check out our detailed post here > What Is Rooting Android Phone? Advantages And Disadvantages

Warning: will not be held responsible for any kind of damage occurred to your device while following this tutorial. Do it at your own risk.Follow the step by step careful to get your device rooted without any issues.


  • Make sure that the USB drivers for your Android device are installed on the PC. (check download section below)
  • Follow the below Guide Exactly or else it may lead to brick your device. is not responsible for any damage.
  • Enable USB Debugging.Guide > How to Enable Developer Options, USB Debugging and OEM Unlock on Android
  • We recommend to take complete backup and proceed.
  • Maintain 50-60% battery to prevent sudden shut down between the process.
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How To Install TWRP and Root Galaxy J5 2016 SM-J510FQ On Android Nougat 7.1.1

If you want to root your device then you have to install TWRP via Odin then you can flash the SuperSu or Magisk to get root access.We recommend Magisk method

Installing TWRP On Galaxy J5 2016 SM-J510FQ

  • Download & install Odin Flash tool on your PC
  • Make Sure Samsung USB Drivers are installed on your PC.
  • Download the TWRP File For your device from the download section above (Download according to your model)
  • Now Follow this guide to Flash TWRP Recovery OnGalaxy J5 2016 SM-J510FQ >

How to Root Samsung Galaxy J5 2016 SM-J510FQ

After Installing the TWRP recovery on your device, you can boot into TWRP recovery by following the linked guide.Then you can flash the Supersu or Magisk to get root access on your device.

#1 Using SuperSu | Root Galaxy J5 2016 SM-J510FQ (Not Tested)
  • Download the latest zip (use the supersu from the download section)
  • Now follow the given guide to Install SuperSu On your device to get root access
#2 Using Magisk | Root Galaxy J5 2016 SM-J510FQ (Recomended)
  • Download the latest Magisk
  • Now follow the guide to flash magisk via TWRP to get root access on your device
  • Done!! This will Root Samsung Galaxy J5 2016 SM-J510FQ successfully

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