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    Default How to root your Samsung Galaxy S5

    Got that brand new shiny Galaxy S5 yet? Want to root it? Of course you do.

    Here's a quick run down of the models that have been rooted so far. Don't give up on the others just yet, the phone's new and people need time to learn how to break it open like a kinder egg. We'll have plenty of discussion about what to do after you've rooted as well. That's sorta what goes on in the Rooting, ROMS and Hacks forums.

    Current as of 04/11/2014:



    We'll add more devices to the list once they're broken open!
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    Thanks Jerry!

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    Any word on Knox?

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    Hey can we have an easy list of instructions on how to root the s5? I'm particularly interested in rooting the Sprint s5. I see many guys have done it already but I'm still waiting for the clear and easy to follow instructions. Thanks!

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    Great thread. Shared to FB so my dumbass friends can somehow manage to attempt the root.

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    oops. This rot is easy guys. No different than others.
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    Here is a link to a thread about CF-Auto-Root. If you go to the website, it lists the versions of the phone that are supported. Note that rooting the phone will cause the knox warranty void status to trip permanently (unless someone finds a fix). When the knox warranty void status is tripped, the knox software will no longer work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bimmerdriver View Post
    Here is a link to a thread about CF-Auto-Root. If you go to the website, it lists the versions of the phone that are supported. Note that rooting the phone will cause the knox warranty void status to trip permanently (unless someone finds a fix). When the knox warranty void status is tripped, the knox software will no longer work.
    And what does that really mean? What is the knox warranty and the repercussions for voiding it? Same thing with the knox software, how does it not work anymore impact the phone? I'm coming from a Galaxy Nexus where I didn't have to worry about any of this, but I'm getting anxious to root to restore some apps and functionality I've been used to that I'm without right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the block View Post
    And what does that really mean? What is the knox warranty and the repercussions for voiding it? Same thing with the knox software, how does it not work anymore impact the phone? I'm coming from a Galaxy Nexus where I didn't have to worry about any of this, but I'm getting anxious to root to restore some apps and functionality I've been used to that I'm without right now.
    I'm in the process of catching up on several very long threads over at xda as well as reading on the Samsung knox website. So far, it seems that if the knox flag is tripped, it's irreversible and results in the warranty being void as well as the knox framework not working. If you had no intentions of using knox, then no problem. however, if you have a problem and require repair, Samsung may not repair the phone under warranty. It's not clear if the warranty policy applies everywhere, because some countries apparently do not allow the manufacturer to cancel the warranty for rooting the phone.
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    Root process is available on sprint variant (was able to root mines)...
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    Any problems with the Sprint root? I had mt s3 rooted, and really REALLY want to root this, but there's a little piece of me saying don't do it. I dunno why I'm so skeered this time, lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by dad2noah View Post
    Any problems with the Sprint root? I had mt s3 rooted, and really REALLY want to root this, but there's a little piece of me saying don't do it. I dunno why I'm so skeered this time, lol
    Same here, really would like to remove the bloatware, but don't want to trip the knox flag. One thing to consider is that the rom your phone shipped with may not have knox, in which case, you can root without irrevocably tripping the flag. However, if you allow the ota and you get a knox bootloader, you're screwed. I just picked up my phone today and almost right away it tried to do an ota, which I stopped. I'll check to see if the phone has a knox bootloader or not. If not, maybe will try to root it.
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    anyone do this with verizon? is there a step by step tutorial for those of us with macs ?
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    I see in the XDA forums that there has been a root for all S5's. Does that mean it would work for verizon?

    I am coming from and Iphone and was wondering if there is/going to be a 1 touch root method or does all rooting have to be done by ADB?
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    I rooted mines with ease and also placed philz recovery on it... haven't had any issues. Will look for a stable ROM and then test it out
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    I too am interested in a Verizon S5 rooting guide.
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    I think the Verizon model G900V is unable to be rooted at this time? Thats what I am seeing on XDA.
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    I got my gs5 from Bell Mobility a few days ago. I put it into download mode and noticed this:

    ODIN MODE
    PRODUCT NAME: SM-G900W8
    CURRENT BINARY: Samsung Official
    SYSTEM STATUS: Official
    REACTIVATION LOCK(KK): OFF
    KNOX WARRANTY VOID: 0x0
    QUALCOMM SECUREBOOT: ENABLE (CSB)
    RP SWREV: S1, T1, RA, A1, P1
    EDC START

    Unfortunately, my phone is already infected by knox. I was hoping it had an earlier bootloader without knox. Also, it looks like the bootloader may be locked. Anyone else notice this?
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    Anybody know ow whether it's possible to use another carrier's rooted and/or unlocked GS5 on Verizon? Depends on bands/frequencies, I know, so perhaps someone here knows whether another US carrier uses the same ones. And then would Verizon allow me to call up and switch another carrier's GS5 to Verizon without locking it down.
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    I'm In UK, how do I know which version of S5 I have to root? Rooted my S4 no problem.

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    there are some threads on XDA and other places of people having app failure issues after tripping knox. I won't try to quote anything, as my memory sucks, but a google search should come up with them. there have been others that have confirmed some/most of the reported issues as occurring after root. if you don't intend on using the stock rom, I don't think you'll be affected unless you use a stock based rom as it is from the stock samsung apps (I would guess that even downloading the apps from the samsung store after rooting and putting a new rom on would still have the problems). I'll just say it was minor stuff, but enough that I am waiting (this coming from a guy that won't buy a phone unless root is already available).
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    Quote Originally Posted by bimmerdriver View Post
    Here is a link to a thread about CF-Auto-Root. If you go to the website, it lists the versions of the phone that are supported. Note that rooting the phone will cause the knox warranty void status to trip permanently (unless someone finds a fix). When the knox warranty void status is tripped, the knox software will no longer work.
    If I havea S5 for personal use and not business, isn't a dead KNOX what I want ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PolarBear8 View Post
    If I havea S5 for personal use and not business, isn't a dead KNOX what I want ?
    Apparently some Samsung repair centers are refusing to service phones with the knox flag tripped, so I would say no. Also, there are two versions of knox, personal and enterprise. You can use knox to secure personal data, if you chose to do so. If the knox flag is tripped, you would not be able to use it. Also, if the knox flat is tripped, my understanding is that OTA upgrades will not work. The best of both worlds would be to find a way to root the phone to debloat it, while not tripping knox. Over at xda, it sounds like someone is getting close, so close that QUALCOMM demanded the thread be taken down.
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