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    Thumbs up [Guide] How to Root the Samsung Galaxy S5

    By rooting (aka gaining admin rights to) your Samsung Galaxy S5, you can install a custom ROM, run rooted apps, undervolt or overclock the processor and even remove all the bloatware your carrier put on the phone. A popular programmer from the XDA developer forums named Chainfire has created an exploit to gain root on several different versions of the Galaxy S5 including the T-Mobile, Sprint, and various international models (unfortunately, theres no way to root the AT&T or Verizon models yet). Just download the kit and use the included flashing program to flash his exploit and youll be on your way to an entirely new world of custom modifications, tweaks, and ROMs.

    Heres how to root the Samsung Galaxy S5:

    Note: This method only works on Windows so you need a Windows computer to complete this procedure.

    Download the version of CF-Auto-Root for your specific device from the developers post and save it to your desktop:

    SM-G900F (International Qualcomm): CF-Auto-Root-klte-kltexx-smg900f.zip
    SM-G900L (Korea): CF-Auto-Root-kltelgt-kltelgt-smg900l.zip
    SM-G900R4 (US Cellular): CF-Auto-Root-klteusc-klteusc-smg900r4.zip
    SM-G900T (T-Mobile US): CF-Auto-Root-kltetmo-kltetmo-smg900t.zip
    SM-G900W8 (Canada): CF-Auto-Root-kltecan-kltevl-smg900w8.zip

    Other models

    CF-Auto-Root is not yet available for all models - one stock firmwares for these models become available, let me know, and I'll make the corresponding CF-Auto-Roots.

    2. Extract the CF-Auto-Root .zip file by right-clicking it and choosing Extract All.
    3. Right-click Odin inside the newly extracted folder and select Run as Administrator
    4. Click the PDA button in Odin and choose the .tar.md5 file also in the CF-Auto-Root extracted folder.
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    5. Turn off your phone.
    6. Hold down the volume down, power, and home buttons until you see a screen come up.
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    7. Tap the volume up button to continue.

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    8. Connect the phone to your PC via USB.

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    9. Make sure Re-Partition is NOT checked in Odin.

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    10. Click the Start button and wait for it to flash and restart. All done!

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    Default Re: [Guide] How to Root the Samsung Galaxy S5

    yes thank you....................
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    Default Re: [Guide] How to Root the Samsung Galaxy S5

    In iPhone, I failed to jailbreak first time, because I updated iOS version 6 to ios7 from my device software update. (OTA=Over the air)

    But that time solved the problem, by Restoring my device via iTunes.

    Now my Question:
    Since Galaxy S5 came in version 4.4.2...
    But after using 2 or 3 days, an update was installed in my SMG-900H.
    Update file size was about 25-30mb.
    But still version no is 4.4.2, no change is there..


    So will it cause a problem, if I try to Root my Galaxy S5 first time?

    Note: I don't have any experience in Android.

    Sent from my SM-G900H using Tapatalk
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    Thanks, I will soon take the plunge and root my device.
    After rooting with this method am I able to install a custom recovery like twrp to flash custom ROMs and such?
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    Default Re: [Guide] How to Root the Samsung Galaxy S5

    Hi, I just bought a samsung galaxy S5 from AliExpress, when today when I tried to put the SIM card it started to make the "process com.android.phone has stopped" error, so I looked for solutions in the internet and non of them worked... how can I fix this?
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    Default Re: [Guide] How to Root the Samsung Galaxy S5

    Hello, I was wondering if anything were to happen to my Galaxy s5 while my phone is Rooted or if I choose I don't want it to be Rooted anymore, is it possible to revert back to it's original / factory default state?
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    Default Re: [Guide] How to Root the Samsung Galaxy S5

    U can flash stock os
    But THIS CRAP **** *** KNOX WARRANTY TO CHECK IF MY *** OKAY WILL NOT BE RESET AFTER ROOTING

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    Default Re: [Guide] How to Root the Samsung Galaxy S5

    Looks like my phone is stuck at the 'Downloading' screen after following the steps in this post. Any suggestion how to fix this?
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    Post Re: [Guide] How to Root the Samsung Galaxy S5

    jailbreak android 4.2.3Click image for larger version. 

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    Default Re: [Guide] How to Root the Samsung Galaxy S5

    Does this work with a s4 also?

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    Default Re: [Guide] How to Root the Samsung Galaxy S5

    Hi, some root for SMG900V?
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    Default Re: [Guide] How to Root the Samsung Galaxy S5

    Hello, I have the SuperSU now on my phone. Is there some type of documentation to show me what I can do now?
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    Default Re: [Guide] How to Root the Samsung Galaxy S5

    Have you found any root yet for this model? Towelroot and CF-Auto do not work for me yet. running lolipop
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    Default Re: [Guide] How to Root the Samsung Galaxy S5

    This is how I rooted every one of the G900V's updates so far:

    1. Get the OTA update like normal
    2. Use Odin to flash the original NCG Kernel
    3. Use TowelRoot to root
    4. Use Odin to flash to the latest kernel (NK9)
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    Default Re: [Guide] How to Root the Samsung Galaxy S5

    Roland Bryon Ray... thought u may like this article.

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    Default Re: [Guide] How to Root the Samsung Galaxy S5

    Would like to ask, does it work after the 5.0 update? I really want to root this darn thing.
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    Default Re: [Guide] How to Root the Samsung Galaxy S5

    What do i do if my phone (galaxy S5 SMG-900F) gets stuck in "Downloading..." mode?
    Plaese answer as soon as posible! Im kinda Freking Out!!
    Any reasuring response is much apreasiated!!! Thank you in advanse!
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    And this is what the window looks like for me

    ps. I live in Sweden.. Does that affect anything? Ds.
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    Default Re: [Guide] How to Root the Samsung Galaxy S5

    Did you figure out what happened?
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    Default Re: [Guide] How to Root the Samsung Galaxy S5

    From what I understand, you need to remove the battery once the flashing is complete
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    Default Re: [Guide] How to Root the Samsung Galaxy S5

    Help I can't get Odin to install on Windows 8.1 pc
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    Default Re: [Guide] How to Root the Samsung Galaxy S5

    You don't install ODIN, you just run it
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    Default Re: [Guide] How to Root the Samsung Galaxy S5

    Is there still no way to Root Verizon Galaxy s5? I hate Verizon!
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    Default Re: [Guide] How to Root the Samsung Galaxy S5

    ezdrew11 I am rooted on S5, but its not on Lollipop yet, I refuse to take the update till I know they are able to root it. Think I used the towel root method.
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    Default Re: [Guide] How to Root the Samsung Galaxy S5

    Quote Originally Posted by Alexander LjungbergPerme View Post
    What do i do if my phone (galaxy S5 SMG-900F) gets stuck in "Downloading..." mode?
    Plaese answer as soon as posible! Im kinda Freking Out!!
    Any reasuring response is much apreasiated!!! Thank you in advanse!
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    And this is what the window looks like for me

    ps. I live in Sweden.. Does that affect anything? Ds.
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