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  1. nikota's Avatar
    let me know if you find a way to root yours...I have the sames bloat ware filled phone
    02-17-2015 02:44 AM
  2. nikota's Avatar
    It is full of offensive bloat ware, imposable so far to root in order to fix this problems

    I hope someone posts a working root procedure soon
    Galaxy S5 Active (SAMSUNG-SM-G870A) Kitkat 4.4.4 on AT&T
    02-17-2015 02:50 AM
  3. mainelee_11's Avatar
    My device won't root

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-16-2015 12:30 AM
  4. rex1jumper2's Avatar
    I had some success rooting my S3 using Towelroot. It did not work for my S5. Phone Specs below. Any suggestions would be much appreciated!
    Model #: SM-G900V
    Android Version: 5.0.
    Baseband Version : G900VVRU2BOE1
    Kernel Version : 3.4.0 (June 18, 2015 KST)
    Build Number : LRX21T.G900VVRU2BOE1
    SE for Android status : Enforcing SEPF_SM-G900V_5.0_011
    Hardware Version : G900V.05
    Natalie Knick likes this.
    07-08-2015 11:22 AM
  5. rzucker1's Avatar
    Has anyone been able to root an AT&T Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A) running Android 5.0 (in particular, version G900AUCU4BOF2, released 7/9/15 by AT&T)? I tried:
    1. Downloading Towelroot ver. 3 from towelroot.com, but clicking the lambda opened the .apk as a text file.
    2. Note that clicking "fix it yourself" opened a file advising click "welcome to travelroot v3" thrice and then enter "1337 0 1 7380 4 0".
    3. Downloaded towelroot to PC from towelroot.en.uptodown.com/android/download and transferred to cell phone
    4. Installed using ES File Explorer.
    5. Running Towelroot by clicking "make it r a in" gave "This phone isn't currently supported."
    6. Tapping "welcome to towelroot v3" thrice and entering modstring 1337 0 1 7380 4 0" and it still failed to run.
    7. Downloaded Kingo Root as android.root.exe from Kingoapp.com/android-root/download and installed on PC.
    8. Noted that Samsung Galaxy S5 was not listed as supported.
    9. Connected phone to PC USB 3.0 port with USB debugging enabled.
    10. After recognizing phone, ran Kingo from PC.
    11. After 30 min, message "Failed" appeared and "Leave your email address so we can get back to you when supported", but there was no field to enter email address.
    12. Rooting failure confirmed with Root Checker.
    Natalie Knick likes this.
    07-10-2015 12:39 AM
  6. brandon long3's Avatar
    07-14-2015 05:31 PM
  7. jeremy_11b's Avatar
    I think the KNOX is kicked only if the recovery is altered.
    02-13-2016 03:16 PM
  8. christefane's Avatar
    I have a Galaxy S5 AT&T , 4.4.2 , i download towelroot but when i hit the make it rain button , it said this phone isnt currently supported, plz help
    03-16-2016 06:21 PM
  9. ironass's Avatar
    I have a Galaxy S5 AT&T , 4.4.2 , i download towelroot but when i hit the make it rain button , it said this phone isnt currently supported, plz help
    TowelRoot only works on the stock AT&T, Android 4.4.2, firmware release G900AUCU1ANCE.
    03-16-2016 06:31 PM
  10. Moustafa Al Hamadany's Avatar
    My device won't root

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-18-2016 09:44 PM
  11. ironass's Avatar
    Model?
    03-19-2016 06:10 AM
  12. alaneddy's Avatar
    Totally Foolproof ROOT
    OK, I just started from scratch with this. Wiped my phone and verified this works STEP by STEP as written. I edited my content to show WHERE phone gets stuck and what to do when it does. Once again, I have FULL root.
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    All files needed are here: Working Root Method For 5.0 Lollipop Roms [O… | Verizon Samsung Galaxy S 5


    COMPUTER
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    1st... DOWNLOAD THESE FILES: (ALL located on 1st page of this thread/guide)

    1-SAMSUNG_USB_Driver_for_Mobile_Phones_v1.5.45.0.exe
    ---if you dont have the newest USB drivers installed, remove them and reinstall the above file, then reboot PC

    2-OK3_ROOT_V5.exe
    ---run OK3_ROOT_V5.exe and remember where it is on your hard drive.
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    PHONE
    -------------
    1- open app tray
    2- hit settings
    3- scroll to bottom to ABOUT PHONE
    4-touch ABOUT PHONE
    5- look at Build Number.
    6- IF build number is NOT OK3 or BP1 then GOTO "PREPARE RHONE FOR ROOT"
    7- IF build number IS OK3 or BP1 then GOTO "OK3_ROOT"

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    PREPARE PHONE FOR ROOT
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    COMPUTER
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    1- DOWNLOAD G900VVRU2BRB1_G900VVZW2BPB1_VZW.ZIP
    2-UNZIP G900VVRU2BRB1_G900VVZW2BPB1_VZW.ZIP
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------


    PHONE
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    1-Boot into RECOVERY via VOL UP & HOME & POWER
    2-Factory RESET phone wiping data & cache

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    PHONE
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    1-Reboot phone into BOOTLOADER by holding VOL DOWN & HOME & POWER.
    2-Once in bootloader push VOL UP to continue to DOWNLOAD MODE.
    3-Open ODIN (located in the ok3_root folder I told you to remember location)
    4-Press the AP button and load the G900VVRU2BPB1_G900VVZW2BPB1_G900VVRU2BPB1_HOME.tar
    5-WAIT for MD5 to be verified
    6-Plug USB cable into phone, a COM PORT ID# will show up in ODIN.
    7-The only things that should be checked in checkboxes in ODIN are: Auto Reboot & F.Reset Time.
    8-Hit START
    9-When finished it will be a BLUE RESET message in ODIN, once phone reboots it will be a GREEN PASS message.
    10-Once phone boots, go through setup by hitting SKIP on EVERY option that comes your way. DO NOT SET UP ANY ACCOUNTS.
    11-When finished with the initial reboot setup GOTO OK3_ROOT
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    OK3_Root
    ----------------

    PHONE
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    1-open App Drawer
    2-Hit SETTINGS
    3-GOTO About Phone
    4-Tap on Build Number multiple times really fast til it says DEVELOPER OPTIONS ENABLED
    5-GOTO Developer Options
    6-Turn ON Developer Options
    7- Make sure checkbox is CHECKED by USB DEBUGGING
    8-Make sure checkbox is UNCHECKED by Verify apps via USB
    9-Click the REVOKE USB DEBUGGING AUTHORIZATIONS, then click OK.
    10-Connect USB cable.
    11-Debugging window will popup.
    12- Check the CHECKBOX that says ALLOW CONNECTIONS FROM THIS COMPUTER, then hit OK
    13-Unplug USB cable.
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    COMPUTER
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    1-Open a File Explorer window
    2-Plug in phone via USB cable and WAIT for SM G900V to show up in the Explorer window.
    3-NOW run ROOT.BAT in the OK3_ROOT folder (the one i told you to remember where you put it)
    Follow ALL directions it says to the LETTER!!
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    ROOT.BAT
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    AFTER flashing the NK2 Kernel, the phone will get STUCK at samsung logo. At this point, (have patience and wait for a while) if the root process doesnt complete successfully, CLOSE the ROOT.BAT script, unplug phone and reboot into RECOVERY and wipe CACHE only. Then reboot. Plug phone in and WAIT for SM G900V to show up in the File Explorer window. THEN run ROOT2.BAT. After ROOT2.BAT runs and finishes with a SUCCESS message, flash the VZW_BOK3_KERNEL_ONLY.tar.md5 file. After phone reboots proceed to installing APK's as listed below.
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    (snipped from jkruse post)

    1. Open KingRoot.apk Click The Up Arrows a couple of time until you get to Try It and click Try It and that's it don click nothing else just close Kingroot. You should now have root. If It says Root not available and the bat said your were rooted Reboot Phone and open KingRoot You should now be rooted(otherwise reboot phone and check again)

    2. Optional: If you Dont want to use SuperSu Me Skip To 3 and try but if it doesnt work then you will have to use SuperSume . Now open SuperSU-Me app (This app is now a paid app so setup Google Play and buy and it will remove kinguser and replace it with SuperSu. If you can't get the Paid version to work. The SuperSu Me 6.7 version worked. So you may have to hunt that one down by asking the Dev of the app) After this process SuperSu will ask to update binary click update normal

    3. Copy this G900V_Fix Safestrap.zip (It may come in handy later on) to your SD Card and Internal Storage Copy Safestrap_Flashable_Kernels and Safestrap_Flashable_Firmware and anything else you want to install like the below rom

    4. Now open Busybox Installer Allow KingRoot permission click on install

    5. Click on Safstrap Allow KingRoot permission then click Install Safestrap after it installs reopen Safestrap and click on install again

    6. Reboot phone open Safestrap app and Click Reboot To Recovery. If during this process you every get stuck on samsung screen.
    Pull battery reboot phone to bootloader (VolDwn+Pwr+Home) Plug phone into computer open Odin In the AP Slot Flash VZW_BOK3_KERNEL_ONLY.tar.md5 Located in the OK3_ROOT Folder

    7. Install This zip Knox_Removal_SU_BB_INIT.D.zip If you dont want a custom rom your done!

    8. If you want to flash a custom rom make a backup In safestrap. Then in safestrap Click Wipe then Click Advanced Wipe Then Wipe System,Wipe Data,Wipe Cache Then Install any rom of your choosing as long as it is a Verizon S5 TocuchWiz Based Rom CM builds will not work! If you want you can try this it is stable. If for some reason you get an error flashing zips install this zip G900V_Fix Safestrap.zip in safestrap then you will be able to install roms. That zip wipes system and formats it so you will need to install a rom or backup before leaving safestrap
    VZW_BPB1_ODEX_DEODEX_V8.zip This is a fully stock rom just like you had except it is Pre Rooted Knox free Deodexed with Tethering Fix, SDWrite Fix. Other than that all the bloat is still there but now your rooted you can remove it or flash different rom whatever

    9. After flashing any rom I would head over to my Safestrap Thread and flash the latest version of Safestrap
    03-26-2016 10:17 AM
  13. Waterboy01's Avatar
    I did the process and i have root but safestrap is not working as ive pushed install many times and still wont allow me to reboot to recovery and supersu does not remove kingroot. any ideas? im also getting random alerts of unauthorized actions being detected
    04-01-2016 12:48 PM
  14. alaneddy's Avatar
    I did the process and i have root but safestrap is not working as ive pushed install many times and still wont allow me to reboot to recovery and supersu does not remove kingroot. any ideas? im also getting random alerts of unauthorized actions being detected
    KNOX is responsible for the "unauthorized actions" message. Are you giving Safestrap "root authorization" when installing? Try un-authorizing it in the ROOT application, then re-installing it and letting it re-request ROOT priviledges. Remember to install safestrap, then after it closes, reopen it and install it a 2nd time.

    edit: to get rid of the "unauthorized actions", after getting safestrap installed, reboot to safestrap and run the Knox_Removal_SU_BB_INIT.D.zip file.
    04-01-2016 09:53 PM
  15. Waterboy01's Avatar
    I tried un-authorizing root and reinstalling and ive also tried completely uninstalling from the phone and reinstalling from the .apk. it says that the installs complete but it wont let me to the bootloader.Verizon Galaxy S5 finally ROOTED! !-screenshot_2016-04-03-13-44-10-1-.jpgVerizon Galaxy S5 finally ROOTED! !-screenshot_2016-04-03-13-48-49-1-.jpg
    04-03-2016 02:54 PM
  16. Chloe Norman's Avatar
    I have started the root process and made it through the first root.bat, but it hung up on the reboot and now I can't get my computers to recognize my phone is plugged in to finish. So now I have a phone that won't start up at all and I can't get it to connect to a computer. I have installed the USB software multiple times, nothing has helped. Used a computer running Windows 8.1 and the tried 7. No luck on either. Any suggestions?
    06-11-2016 06:26 PM
  17. ironass's Avatar
    What stock Verizon firmware were you running when you attempted to root. Was it Lollipop, Android 5.0, or Marshmallow, Android 6.0.1?
    06-11-2016 06:41 PM
  18. Chloe Norman's Avatar
    Android 5.0
    06-11-2016 07:17 PM
  19. ironass's Avatar
    Android 5.0
    Try wiping the phone's cache partition in Recovery Mode to see if that will allow you to boot up. See #1.3 of S5 Update Problems - Dummies Guide
    06-11-2016 07:30 PM
  20. Chloe Norman's Avatar
    Try wiping the phone's cache partition in Recovery Mode to see if that will allow you to boot up. See #1.3 of S5 Update Problems - Dummies Guide
    All I get after doing that is the screensaying Samsung S5 powered by Android and that's as far as I can get. Tried a different/newer USB cable and that did not help so far.
    06-11-2016 08:16 PM
  21. Chloe Norman's Avatar
    Tried that, still hangs up on the start and will not let me get beyond that. Nor will my computer acknowledge that the phone is connected. I have uninstalled and re-installed the USB driver and changed to a newer cord. So far, no joy.
    06-11-2016 08:25 PM
  22. ironass's Avatar
    The only other option open to you is to do a Factory Reset in Recovery Mode to see if that will allow you to boot up. This will of course will wipe any user data on your phone. If that does not work, it will need a trip to the Verizon shop I am afraid.
    06-11-2016 11:03 PM
  23. Chloe Norman's Avatar
    Tried the factory reset and it still will not let my phone start up. I hope I don't have to go to Verizon. They are a two hour drive for me and I do not use Verizon's upgrades anyway. Can't with my current plan or I'll lose everything they grandfather'd in when everything changed.
    06-12-2016 07:56 PM
  24. ironass's Avatar
    The problem you are facing is that you have partially modified the phone and now it appears that it will not or cannot, connect via USB to your PC. This in turn precludes you from flashing the stock Verizon firmware, using the Odin PC suite. Try connecting to different USB ports on your PC, (not via a USB hub). Try a different PC. If you can connect, post back here for details of flashing.
    06-12-2016 10:11 PM
  25. Chloe Norman's Avatar
    I was able to reinstall the firmware using Odin. Not sure why it worked for that, but it did. Guess we'll save the rooting for another time. Thanks for the help.
    ironass likes this.
    06-17-2016 10:58 PM
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