1. Badowens's Avatar
    Hey everyone new here, but not to customizing Androids. I have been doing a lot of research on how to root my S5 active and think I'm just out of luck.. Posting this in hopes that some genius in here knows some way to help out.. U really need my S5 active rooted please HELP...

    RUNNING A
    G870AUCU2COJ3
    LMY47X.G870ACU2COJ3
    ON ANDROID 5.1.1
    KERNAL VERSION 3.4.0-6027846

    PLEASE HELP!
    02-23-2016 11:05 AM
  2. ironass's Avatar
    Hey everyone new here, but not to customizing Androids. I have been doing a lot of research on how to root my S5 active and think I'm just out of luck.. Posting this in hopes that some genius in here knows some way to help out.. U really need my S5 active rooted please HELP...

    RUNNING A
    G870AUCU2COJ3
    LMY47X.G870ACU2COJ3
    ON ANDROID 5.1.1
    KERNAL VERSION 3.4.0-6027846

    PLEASE HELP!
    Sorry... no way Jose, thanks to AT&T.

    [Q] How to root S5 Active (SM-G870A) G870AUC… | AT&T Samsung Galaxy S 5
    02-23-2016 11:29 AM
  3. Badowens's Avatar
    Wow time yo get another phone I guess.. Hey thank you for the response..

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    02-23-2016 11:38 AM
  4. ironass's Avatar
    Wow time yo get another phone I guess.. Hey thank you for the response..

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Just not an AT&T or Verizon model. See #1.6 of 42 Galaxy S5 models - Dummies Guide
    02-23-2016 11:44 AM
  5. Lamrith's Avatar
    What is it that makes rooting impossible on this phone/firmware? Seems like the previous firmware was rootable or did I miss one?

    I have been trying to time rooting it for a year, every time I go to do it I find I have the latest firmware and it is to new and nobody has rooted yet. Then before I check back to see any progres I get another forced update.

    This time the OTA gave me the option to only DL over wifi, so I shut off wifi hoping to root it and stop the updates for the future.
    03-19-2016 11:11 AM
  6. ironass's Avatar
    AT&T and Verizon sneak in a mega locked down bootloader and unrootable kernel with a new, forced, update and... voila! No more rooting or downgrading. Make no mistake, this is not a stock Samsung thing. Their models are easily rooted. See, also, #1.6 of 42 Galaxy S5 models - Dummies Guide
    03-19-2016 12:22 PM
  7. Lamrith's Avatar
    Figures I waited 1 or two OTA to late to really address the issue. Thanks Iron!
    03-19-2016 12:45 PM

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