1. AC Question's Avatar
    I had root and had issues so I ended up putting the stock ROM back. Does anyone have any procedures to re-root my lollipop phone? If I have to go back to 4.4 then 5.0 that is fine but I want to make sure it gets rooted at lollipop.
    08-04-2015 09:29 AM
  2. Rukbat's Avatar
    You root the ROM, not the phone, so when you replaced the rooted ROM with the stock unrooted one, you didn't have a rooted ROM any more.

    Go to Verizon Samsung Galaxy S 5 - XDA Forums and see how to root 5.0 on the Verizon S5. (If it's like the Note 3, you install a rooted 5.0 instead of the stock one. But look in the Development forum - at first glance I don't see any stock rooted deodexed [if you want to run Xposed] ROMs, but there are plenty of rooted deodexed ROMs based on stock to choose from. Either try them all or read the threads and try the ones that look like what you want.)
    08-04-2015 12:17 PM
  3. skister77's Avatar
    I was there first and didn't get an answer. That is why I posted here.
    08-04-2015 12:42 PM
  4. ironass's Avatar
    I was there first and didn't get an answer. That is why I posted here.
    Which firmware for Verizon, did you flash to your phone?
    08-04-2015 01:18 PM
  5. skister77's Avatar
    Baseband: G900VVRU2BOE1
    Kernel 3.4.0
    Build LRX21T900VVRU2BOE1
    08-04-2015 02:08 PM
  6. ironass's Avatar
    Baseband: G900VVRU2BOE1
    Kernel 3.4.0
    Build LRX21T900VVRU2BOE1
    You're screwed then...

    Verizon OE1 update prevents rooting/downgrading
    08-04-2015 02:13 PM
  7. skister77's Avatar
    This really sucks and someone suggested this version XDA. I did it via Odin not an OTA. Would that matter? Do I have any ray of hope? LOL
    08-04-2015 05:12 PM
  8. ironass's Avatar
    This really sucks and someone suggested this version XDA. I did it via Odin not an OTA. Would that matter? Do I have any ray of hope? LOL
    Odin or OTA... the mega locked down bootloader is the same. No hope I'm afraid. Verizon has now closed off the only root exploit that was left for their G900V model. They have also begun rolling this mega locked down bootloader out to other makes and models of phone that they offer.

    Make no mistake... this is not an Android thing or Samsung, who do not lock their stock firmware bootloaders by default.
    08-04-2015 05:50 PM
  9. skister77's Avatar
    Thanks for the clarification. Damn you Verizon! I wish I could switch but they are the only carrier that I get a partial signal where I live.
    08-05-2015 07:05 AM
  10. Pope Lewis I's Avatar
    sounds like you shoul gt a oneplus one or oneplus two if you're lucky. /i/'m in the same position, my contract is up but I'm waiting for the Note 5 release to get a new phone and it should be VERY soon, and I'm switching back to ATT. I never had a problem with them, I just thought I'd try verizon. ATT seems to have the fastest Data speeds. But I am probably buying a Xiaomi or OnePlus One as a backup.
    08-10-2015 08:41 PM

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