1. Host Dolphins's Avatar
    NOTE: THIS WORKED ON A SPRINT G900P. IT SHOULD WORK FOR OTHER S5, ALTHOUGH I CANNOT CONFIRM.

    ===================================
    INSTALL CWM
    ===================================


    STEP 0:
    IF you are in your phone and not stuck in recovery, then plug into windows and drag supersu into the root of your phone via windows.
    Get supersu file here:
    downloadandroidrom [DOT] com/file/tools/SuperSU/UPDATE-SuperSU-v2.37.zip
    Now go to STEP 1 below.

    HOWEVER, IF you are stuck in recovery, then ignore STEP 0 first get out of recovery loop by doing steps below (start at STEP 1):
    (your recovery message you are stuck in) :
    RECOVERY BOOTING....
    RECOVERY IS NOT SEANDROID ENFORCING
    Set Warranty Bit: recovery
    STEP 1:
    download philz cwm for your device
    galaxys5root [DOT] com/cwmtwrp-recovery/

    STEP 2:
    go into recovery mode by:
    1) unplug from pc
    2) take out battery
    3) reinsert battery
    4) hold POWER + HOME + VOLUME DOWN

    STEP 3:
    now in recovery, open odin 3.09, by left-click and choose RUN AS ADMINISTRATOR
    (google for it if you don't have it, I lost the link where I downloaded it)

    STEP 4:
    plug in your S5

    STEP 5:
    in odin 3.09, PDA is same as AP button.
    1) click AP and open the .tar for philz cwm
    i.e. philz_touch_6.26.2-klte.tar.md5
    2) UNCHECK "Auto Reboot"
    thanks for this step goes to Hash_Slingin_Slasha from reddit:
    When you use method one on this page to root, make sure to follow the instructions up until you hit start to begin the root. For many models, when the restart, the phone will overwrite any progress you just made towards your root, and you will have to try again. So before you click start, look to the left and uncheck the automatic restart. When your phone is done and it says you succeeded, manually shut it down, press up, home, and power to get into the cwm boot manager, and follow the rest of the instructions. It worked for me and in total, once I figured out what to do, it took less than two minutes. Happy rooting!
    source: reddit [DOT] com/r/galaxys5/comments/2qhbgu/psa_a_tip_for_those_about_to_root/
    3) Press Start button in Odin
    4) WAIT for it to TOTALLY FINISH (it will say RESET then a few minutes later a big green PASS.)
    NOTE: It will take a couple minutes saying RESET and will look like it's not doing anything.
    WAIT for it to say PASS!! DON'T DISCONNECT OR PERM BRICK!!!

    STEP 6:
    now that it says PASS, go ahead and
    1) unplug from your pc
    2) take out battery
    3) reinsert battery
    4) hold POWER + HOME + VOLUME UP
    5) wait a second once you see the previous what looks like boot loop
    after a couple seconds it will go into the purple PHILZ CWM screen

    STEP 7:
    in PHILZ CWM,
    1) scroll down using volume buttons to Reboot System Now
    2) it asks, "root isn't installed, want to install?" or something like that, i forget the exact wording.
    3) choose YES
    4) wait and it will reboot into your phone.

    NOTE: your device is NOT ROOTED yet. Now do the steps below to root:


    ===================================
    TIME TO ROOT YOUR DEVICE
    ===================================

    You can follow this guide for a visual tutorial, but it's simple, just follow my steps below.
    galaxys5root [DOT] com/galaxy-s5-root/how-to-root-galaxy-s5/

    supersu link (from the guide above):
    downloadandroidrom [DOT] com/file/tools/SuperSU/UPDATE-SuperSU-v2.37.zip

    follow that guide if you want, but here a quick text steps:
    1) once in your phone and booted up, plug into pc.
    2) drag supersu into root of phone via windows
    3) reboot phone into cwm
    -- a) turn off phone
    -- b) hold POWER + HOME + VOLUME UP to enter CWM
    4) scroll down to install zip
    5) scroll down to choose zip from sd card
    6) navigate to supersu zip file (i.e. SUPERSU-v2.37.zip or whatever your zip is called)
    7) install (choose YES)
    8) press any key
    9) choose Reboot System Now
    10) check if rooted via root checker

    worked for me! root checker verified I'm fully rooted now.
    time to go delete lots of bloatware, and disable all the samsung junk! yay!
    05-08-2015 03:27 AM
  2. RazzMaTazz's Avatar
    Will this root method work with the latest software update (details below) from Sprint?

    Baseband = Software: G900PVPU2BOD3
    Build #: LRX21T.G900VPVU2BOD3
    SE for Android status: Enforcing
    SEPF_SM-G900P_5.0_0011
    Tue Apr 14 14:59:14 KST 2015
    Kernel: 3.4.0-4631307.
    dpi@SWDD6423 #1
    Tue Apr 14 14:56:07 KST 2015
    Security software version:
    MDF v1.1 Release 4
    VPN v1.4 Release 3
    KNOX version:
    KNOX 2.3
    05-15-2015 02:34 AM
  3. dra's Avatar
    well im not having any luck rooting with this method on the latest build
    05-18-2015 02:06 AM
  4. RETUSAFNCO's Avatar
    Go into settings then uncheck the reactivation box, this should help.
    05-25-2015 01:13 PM
  5. Host Dolphins's Avatar
    Looks like you're on 5.0 lollipop. You might want to try and downgrade. Go to sammobile to get the old OS version.

    I was on 4.4.2 by the way and rooted perfectly using my instructions above.
    05-28-2015 09:36 PM
  6. kai123324dwqd's Avatar
    Hey i tried , and forget my samsung is s5 5.0 ... its stuck on boot loop ... so whats should i do now
    11-05-2015 09:17 AM
  7. ironass's Avatar
    Hey i tried , and forget my samsung is s5 5.0 ... its stuck on boot loop ... so whats should i do now
    Hello and welcome to Android Central kai123324dwqd!

    You can try wiping the cache partition in Recovery Mode or flash the stock firmware for your model of phone, CSC and Product codes.
    11-05-2015 02:54 PM
  8. kai123324dwqd's Avatar
    I did try to clear the cache partition and even factory reset but to no avail...what do you mean by flash the shock firmware of phone , csc and product codes? How do you do that ? And thanks for the welcome !
    11-05-2015 07:20 PM
  9. ironass's Avatar
    I did try to clear the cache partition and even factory reset but to no avail...what do you mean by flash the shock firmware of phone , csc and product codes? How do you do that ? And thanks for the welcome !
    You will need to download the stock Samsung firmware for your exact model of phone, CSC code and Product code, (there are 4 separate stock firmwares for the G900P model), and flash it via the PC software, Odin, by following the instructions and video in the links of #1.11 of 41 Galaxy S5 models - Dummies Guide.
    11-05-2015 07:24 PM
  10. jc_dizon16's Avatar
    Okay, I'm also stucked at this but i'm planning to reflash stock rom instead. Will that work if I go to download mode and then flash a firmware?
    05-30-2016 02:00 AM
  11. ironass's Avatar
    Okay, I'm also stucked at this but i'm planning to reflash stock rom instead. Will that work if I go to download mode and then flash a firmware?
    Flashing the stock Samsung firmware for your model of phone and Product Code will get you up and running again but will un-root you.
    05-30-2016 02:26 PM

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