How to Root Samsung Galaxy Core Max SM-G5108 / SM-G5108Q (KitKat)

How to Root Samsung Galaxy Core Max SM-G5108 / SM-G5108Q (KitKat) – Not satisfied with the line of smartphones currently on the market, this time Samsung has introduced the successor of the Galaxy Core, which is called the Samsung Galaxy Core Max. As a series of Galaxy Core course this phone will be presented to the middle class Android market. When compared with other Core Galaxy variant, this latest smartphone specs are far superior. Interestingly, the Samsung Galaxy Core Max still comes with Dual SIM card capability as other Core Galaxy series.

When compared with its predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy Core Max has a larger size, which is 136.3 x 69.6 x 8 mm and weighs 132 grams. With a body made not too rounded, Samsung Galaxy Core Max has a pretty elegant impression. At the front of the Samsung Galaxy Core Max has a touch screen 4.8-inch Super AMOLED display that can display the image is quite good and clear. Besides carrying dazzling display, the performance of the Samsung Galaxy Core Max also increased significantly. On the inside Samsung Galaxy Core Max has a Snapdragon chipset 410 Quad Core CPU 1.2 GHz 64-bit. In addition to processing graphics, rely on the GPU Adreno 306.

In this post Smartphone Clinic will provide a tutorial about how to Root Samsung Galaxy Core Max SM-G5108 / SM-G5108Q. Make sure that your Samsung Galaxy Core running on Android Kitkat 4.4.4. Root your device at your own risk.


  • Make sure your phone battery is charged to 70% or more
  • Make sure you install the Samsung Kies on your PC, if you haven’t already.
  • Backup your device data
  • Enable USB Debugging, by open Settings > Developers Option > USB Debugging
    If Developers Option is hidden, go to Settings > About Phone > Built Number (tap on it for 5-8 times)
  • Download and Unzip the Root file on your windows computer (Select one) :

How to Root Samsung Galaxy Core Max SM-G5108 / SM-G5108Q (KitKat)

  • Turn off  your Samsung Galaxy Core Max
  • Boot the device into Download Mode as follows: press and hold Volume DownHome and Power buttons together

Samsung-Galaxy-Core-Max root

  • 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

odin extract

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


  • In Odin, tap PDA button and choose the CF-Auto-Root……….tar.md5 file.
  • Ensure Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options are selected in Odin, while the Re-Partition option is unchecked.
  • click Start in Odin.

odin3  start the flashing process

  • 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.

odin3  finish pass

  • Your Samsung Galaxy Core Max will reeboot automatically
  • After reboot, Open menu. If the SuperSU App exist on your Application Menu on your smartphone it means you’ve succesfully rooted your device.

see SuperSU app

For more details, please watch following video:

Congratulation! Now your Samsung Galaxy Core Max was rooted. You can verify that your Samsung Galaxy Core Max is successfully rooted or not by downloading Root Checker App on Play Store. Hopefully the article of How to Root Samsung Galaxy Core Max SM-G5108 / SM-G5108Q (KitKat) useful for you.

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