How-To: Root The Samsung Galaxy Alpha SM-G850F/K/L/M/S/FQ

Last updated: July 1, 2020.

Root The Samsung Galaxy Alpha SM-G850F/K/L/M/S/FQ

Galaxy Alpha was Samsung’s answer to the Apple iPhone 6. The Galaxy Alpha helped Samsung to regain some respect as it previously criticized for coming up with the same designs and cheap build qualities again and again.

Galaxy Alpha is Samsung’s very first metallic device. It has a 4.7 inch Super AMOLED screen (720 x 1280 pixels resolution) and 326 ppi. It uses RAM of 2 GB and has internal storage beginning at 32 GB. Samsung powers up this device with its Exynos 5 Octa 5430 CPU.Galaxy Alpha runs on Android 4.4.4 KitKat.

Galaxy Alpha is a great device. To unleash its true potential you need to have root access and tweak it to get maximum performance outputs. XDA recognized developer Chainfire, has rooted this device using his CF-Auto-Root exploit.

In this device, we guide you in rooting your Samsung Galaxy Alpha SM-G850F, SM-G850K, SM-G850L, SM-G850M, SM-G850S & SM-G850FQ.

Here are some early preparations you need to dp:


  1. Check your phones model. This guide is only for phones that are:
    • Galaxy Alpha variants of SM-G850F, SM-G850K, SM-G850L, SM-G850M, SM-G850S & SM-G850FQ.
    • Confirm your phone’s model and software buildnumber by going to Settings->About phone.
  2. Charge battery to at least over 60 percent.
  3. Have an OEM data cable to connect your PC and Phone.
  4. Back up important data:
    • Important contacts, SMS messages, call logs, media content.
  5. Turn off Samsung Kies and other software when you are using Odin3.
    • Kies can interrupt Odin3 and you might not be able to flash your desired root or recovery file.

 Note: The methods needed to flash custom recoveries, roms and to root your phone can result in bricking your device. Rooting your device will also void the warranty and it will no longer be eligible for free device services from manufacturers or warranty providers. Be responsible and keep these in mind before you decide to proceed on your own responsibility. In case a mishap occurs, we or the device manufacturers should never be held responsible.


  1. Odin3 v3.09.
  2. Samsung USB drivers
  3. CF-Auto-Root file.
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  1. Extract downloaded CF-Auto-Root  file
  2. Get the .tar.md5 file.
  3. Open Odin3.exe.
  4. Put Galaxy Alpha in download mode.
    • Turn off and wait 10 seconds.
    • Turn it on by pressing and holding the Volume Down + Home Button + Power Key,
    • When you see a warning, press Volume Up
  1. Connect device to PC. Make sure that SamsungUSB drivers are installed before connecting.
  2. When Odin detects your phone, ID:COM box will turn blue.
  3. If you’re using Odin 3.09 go to the AP tab. Select CF-Auto-Root.tar.md5
  4. If you’re using Odin 3.07, go to “PDA” tab instead of the AP tab. Select CF-Auto-Root.tar.md5untouched.
  5. Make options selected in your Odin are exactly as shown in the photo:


  1. Press start. Wait till rooting process completes.
  2. When your device restarts, remove it from PC.
  3. Go to App drawer and find SuperSu.

Verify Root Access:

  1. Go to Google Play Store on device.
  2. Find and install Root Checker“ Root checker
  3. Open Root Checker.
  4. Choose “Verify Root”.
  5. Root Checker will ask you for SuperSu rights, grant it
  6. You should see your Root Access Verified

Do you have a Galaxy Alpha?

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