Easy Root Galaxy On5 SM-G550T1 Metro PCS / SM-G550T T-Mobile

Easy Root Galaxy On5 SM-G550T1 Metro PCS / SM-G550T T-Mobile – Samsung Galaxy and Galaxy On7 On5 is indeed a product of the latest generation of the company’s South Korean tech giant, Samsung. Both the product is formulated by using the same base. This can be seen from the physical form Samsung Galaxy On5 that is synonymous with the Samsung Galaxy On7. Starting from the concept design, the layout of buttons and panels, until the material used was the same. It is reasonable considering the Galaxy On5 and Galaxy On5 also placed in the same segment, namely the beginners class aka entry-level. Although the concept of the same design with the Samsung Galaxy On7, but the second variant of the Samsung Galaxy On5 have quite significant differences in the respective specifications.

On the screen, the Samsung Galaxy On5 is carrying a 5-inch screen, smaller than the Samsung Galaxy On7 that uses 5.5-inch screen. From the size of the screen is smaller, but the type of display used is still the same, namely TFT capacitive screen. For a modern smartphone, obviously screen used by Samsung Galaxy On5 is a little behind because many other smartphone brands in the same class are already using IPS screen, even AMOLED. At the core of the engine, the Samsung Galaxy On5 still rely Exynos 3475 chipset which had previously been installed on the Samsung Galaxy On7. The chipset is a series of chipsets made by Samsung itself where the processor uses Quad-core CPU speed 1.3 GHz.

In this post Smartphone Clinic will provide a tutorial about Root and Install TWRP Recovery on Samsung Galaxy On5 SM-G550T1 Metro PCS / SM-G550T T-Mobile. Make sure that your Samsung Galaxy On5 running on stock Android Marshmallow 6.0.1. If your device is a totally different model, it will not work (may even brick) ! In this tutorial we use Odin on Widows computer. Root your device at your own risk.


  • Make sure your phone battery is charged to 70% or more
  • Backup your device data
  • Make sure you install the Samsung Drives on your PC, if you haven’t already.
    • http://developer.samsung.com/technical-doc/view.do?v=T000000117
  • Download a .tar image of TWRP for Galaxy On5
    • https://dl.twrp.me/on5ltetmo/
  • Download and Unzip Odin3
    • https://idlekernel.com/flash-tools/Odin_3.10.7.zip
  • Download Super SU
    • https://download.chainfire.eu/924/SuperSU/BETA-SuperSU-v2.68-20160228150503.zip

Easy Root Galaxy On5 SM-G550T1 Metro PCS / SM-G550T T-Mobile:

  • First you should enabled Developer options
    If Developers Option is hidden, go to Settings > About Phone > Built Number (tap on it for 5-8 times)
  • Enabled USB Debugging and OEM unlock

  • Connect it to you PC using the USB cable and copy the SuperSU.zip file into the root directory of your internal storage.
  • Turn off  your Samsung Galaxy
  • Boot the device into Download Mode as follows: press and hold Volume DownHome and Power buttons together
  • When a warning triangle appears on screen, press Volume Up button to enter Download Mode.
  • Launch Odin3.exe by click right and run as administrator on computer

  • Connect your phone to the computer. Odin will automatically detect your phone and show the “added message”.

  • In Odin, tap AP button and find the TWRP Recovery file you downloaded earlier and select it

  • Ensure Uncheck Auto-reboot in Odin
  • click Start in Odin.
  • Once the root installation is done, your phone will reboot and soon a PASS message with a green background appears in the left-most box at the very top of Odin.

  • Remove the battery and then re-insert it again
  • Boot into “recovery mode”, by pressing and hold Volume Up + Home +Power buttons simultaneously
  • In the TWRP mode Swipe to Allow Modification
  • Tap ‘Install’
  • Select Storage
  • Scroll all the way to the bottom till you see the SuperSU.zip file.
  • Select the .zip file and swipe the bar to confirm. This will start flashing the .zip file.
  • Once the flashing finished you will see the ‘Reboot System’ option, click it to reboot your device.
  • After reboot, Open menu. If the SuperSU App exist on your Application Menu on your smartphone it means you’ve succesfully rooted your device.

For more details, please watch following video:

Congratulation! Now your Samsung Galaxy On5 SM-G550T1 Metro PCS / SM-G550T T-Mobile was rooted. You can verify that your Samsung Galaxy On5 SM-G550T1 Metro PCS / SM-G550T T-Mobile is successfully rooted or not by downloading Root Checker App on Play Store. Hopefully the article of Easy Root Galaxy On5 SM-G550T1 Metro PCS / SM-G550T T-Mobile  useful for you. Source: XDA

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