1. Adam Crafter's Avatar
    I tried using Towelroot and it said "Phone not supported". I also tried using King Root and that failed as well. I used to have root but then one day the phone updated. (even though I clicked no) So now Google apps won't work because my hosts file got edited and I can't edit it without root. (I already tried factory reset)

    VERSION: 4.4.2 KitKat
    CARRIER: AT&T
    MODEL: SM-G870A
    03-08-2016 05:52 PM
  2. Askurok's Avatar
    Did you ever find a root for your phone? I've been doing the same thing and have tried multiple different rooting services (Towelroot, Kingroot, Kingo Root, srsroot). Nothing seems to work. I guess I may have to use a computer and use Odin but with so many one-click rooting apps I was hopeful I'd find one.
    04-17-2016 10:51 PM
  3. FlaviusMX's Avatar
    You should be able to root from 4.4.2 - try this link:

    [How-To] Root G870AUCU1ANG3 (GS5 Active) | AT&T Samsung Galaxy S 5

    I am on 5.0 and it looks hopeless.

    I
    04-29-2016 08:07 AM

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