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    Default Verizon Galaxy S5 finally ROOTED! !

    towelroot by geohot is finally here. Big thanks to GEOHOT you truly are AMAZING!!!

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    Rofl

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    Root Any Carrier S5
    I came across that yesterday.
    If my post helped you out...PLEASE be kind and hit the THANKS button.
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    yay!
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    It also worked with my SGH-i337 Galaxy S4 AT&T. YEA!!!!
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    So has anyone had any problems with this so far? First time coming across anything for the S5 and want to be sure...
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    I rooted my VZW S5 the evening I got it (couple weeks ago.) Worked fine, though I've never bothered to check if KNOX was tripped or not. (Everyone says it doesn't, so that's good enough for me.)

    -Suntan
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    hey dummmb question hahah **** do you need a custom recovery and everything installed already through odin on this? or is it just a download and one click?
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    Just rooted about an hour. I actually bought my s5 today coming from an iphone 5 user. Can anyone explain like now that i rooted what should i download in the gplay store.

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    So sorry for this question but really wanna be clear.. The towel root app roots the phone but I can still get my updates? And thr would be no bricking after doing this (that is after updating with the new software from my carrier)? Also how do I get rid of all the bloatware?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyler Rel View Post
    hey dummmb question hahah **** do you need a custom recovery and everything installed already through odin on this? or is it just a download and one click?
    No recovery. You just install the towelroot app and run it. Then follow the onscreen instructions and once it is done you can uninstall the towelroot app.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickace2000 View Post
    Just rooted about an hour. I actually bought my s5 today coming from an iphone 5 user. Can anyone explain like now that i rooted what should i download in the gplay store.

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    You should install SuperSU and run that to update the binaries. Let it disable KNOX when it asks to. Now that your phone allows programs to access the root, you need to use SuperSU to guard root. SuperSU only lets apps you approve of to access the root of the device.

    -Suntan
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    Quote Originally Posted by smmails2002 View Post
    So sorry for this question but really wanna be clear.. The towel root app roots the phone but I can still get my updates? And thr would be no bricking after doing this (that is after updating with the new software from my carrier)? Also how do I get rid of all the bloatware?

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    If you just root the phone, you will still get system updates. However, those updates will likely remove your root status and if the update has a patch to prevent rooting with the towelroot method, you will not be allowed to re-root at that point. Effectively, you can lose root by updating.

    If you remove bloatware, or make substantial changes to the phone, the phone will most likely not take a system update. It will either fail during the update procedure and dump you back to the old version you already have, or it will brick your device and require you to go through concerted steps to get it working again. If you want to keep root, or you want to make extensive, root level changes, you should identify the method by which your phone checks for system updates and freeze that (For example, on VZW models their is a system app called "SDM" that when frozen, will prevent the phone from checking for OTA system updates.

    It should be mentioned that individual apps (Maps, Dropbox, Gmail, etc. etc.) will still accept updates from the play store just fine whether rooted or not. The above only pertains to system/android OS updates sent OTA by the carriers.

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    Bought an s5 on Craig's List a few weeks ago. The guy (now creep) told me there was nothing wrong with the phone. In fact the phone works fine except I was unable to install an update. Spoke to the Samsung rep at Best Buy and he informed me that somebody rooted the phone. I would like to unroot the phone and return it to its original state if possible so that when the day comes and I want to sell it I don't have any problems. I have zero knowledge about the rooting world and would never attempt for fear of bricking the phone. Any suggestions for getting this s5 unrooted. Or is there any way to find out who the original owner of the phone is? Sure would like to have a conversation with the guy who did this.
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    IMHO the easiest way to return to stock is through ODIN. If you go to Sam mobile and look for the most current build (i know Verizon is on 4.4.4 build #NI2) and download the most current version of ODIN you should just have to get your phone into download mode (turn off then press power, home and volume down and hold till the screen appears). You can check out YouTube because me trying to explain the process is gonna make it seem much worse than it really is..
    I'm almost positive that a video by a fellow member named droid modder x has done a video on this a couple different times.. Good luck with this.. I'm sure you'll get it fixed 😊

    Sent from my rooted Verizon galaxy s5
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    Installed towelroot and then tried to run it. TR returned message it does not currently support this phone.
    My details below. Any suggestions? I would like root access to install SU and Titanium Backup.
    Just upgraded from S3 which I unlocked and rooted.

    Samsung Galaxy S5
    Verizon
    SM-G900V
    4.4.4
    G900VVRU1ANI2
    Security software
    MDF v1.0 Release 3
    VPN v1.4 Release 1

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