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    Default Galaxy S5: Odin failing to root

    I decided to root my new S5, I've rooted a few S3s and S4s but when it comes to my S5 it decides it doesn't wanna work, I have all the drivers and kies.

    This is the text I get:

    <ID:0/005> Firmware update start..
    <ID:0/005> recovery.img
    <ID:0/005> NAND Write Start!!
    <ID:0/005> FAIL! (Auth)

    Anyone got an idea?
    Thanks!
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    Default Re: Galaxy S5: Odin failing to root

    Which variant do you have and which odin are you using?
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    Default Re: Galaxy S5: Odin failing to root

    SMG900F and I'm using the CF auto root ODIN
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    Yeah i cant seem to be able to root my s5 either same model international qualcomm variant sm-g900f. Ive used both odins and still keeps on giving me the FAIL! (auth) message. Anybody know what could be the issue? Thanks.
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    Default Re: Galaxy S5: Odin failing to root

    For what it's worth, I'm rooted, and kinda wish I hadn't. There's no real group out there that's putting anything out for the s5 (Or at least I haven't found them). You will miss the OTA updates if you root
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    Default Re: Galaxy S5: Odin failing to root

    unchek block reactivation in security options
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    chainfire xda quote op-Follow these instructions to the letter. Do not touch any buttons or checkboxes that are not listed below to touch!

    - Download and unzip the CF-Auto-Root-....zip file (see posts below this one)
    - If you end up with a recovery.img and cache.img file, you've extracted twice. You need to end up with a .tar.md5 file - don't extract that one
    - (USB) Disconnect your phone from your computer
    - Start Odin3-vX.X.exe
    - Click the PDA button, and select CF-Auto-Root-....tar.md5
    - Put your phone in download mode (turn off phone, then hold VolDown+Home+Power to boot - if it asks you to press a button to continue, press the listed button, or run adb reboot download command)
    - (USB) Connect the phone to your computer
    - Make sure Repartition is NOT checked
    - Click the Start button
    - Wait for Android to boot
    - Done (if it took you more than 30 seconds, you need practise!)

    NOTE: Sometimes the device does *not* boot into recovery mode and root your device. Just do the entire procedure again if this happens. If it still will not install root and such, make sure that in Odin "Auto Reboot" is not checked. Then after flashing, pull the battery, and boot with VolUp+Home+Power button to boot into recovery manually. This will start the install process.

    New to Samsung? Unfamiliar with Odin? Think all the above is a hassle? Get used to it. It's very simple, and us Samsung folk use Odin (or Mobile ODIN ) for everything! It's so very very convenient once you get used to it. Notice the 30 second comment above? For experienced users, the entire process indeed takes only 30 seconds!
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    There is tonsssssss of development goin on over at xda, just type your variant of s5 and carrier name, into search box and it will bring you to your forum. And if you want to update all you have to do is download your stock firmware file from sammobile. To find what firmware you have got to about phone in settings. Flash the firmware file from sammobile using odin. It doesn't delete everything best thing since sliced bread!!!! It use to erase when you restored firmware but it takes back to as if you were original stock unrooted, then go to system update...update, then re-root! wam bam thank u mammmm!
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    thaaaaaaaaaaaaaanx man I've been searching everywhere. and now its working
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    Worked great! Thank you!

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