1. sanskimost's Avatar
    Okay, so I have a Galaxy S5 (SM-G900W8) and I messed up something trying to install boot animations, so I backed up my data and updated to 5.1.1 from 5.0. Then, my root broke so I tried to reroot through CF-AutoRoot but when I tried to root it SuperSU didn't auto-install and when I installed it through the Playstore it said it needed to update binary but it failed everytime. (Stupidly) I factory reset my phone and tried again, nothing. So eventually, I flashed stock rom on it to try to unroot and when I tried to root again with CF-AutoRoot I got the same problem as before. Can anyone help me? Root used https:// download dot chainfire dot eu/406/CF-Root/CF-Auto-Root/CF-Auto-Root-kltecan-kltevl-smg900w8.zip
    03-05-2016 02:22 PM
  2. ironass's Avatar
    Okay, so I have a Galaxy S5 (SM-G900W8) and I messed up something trying to install boot animations, so I backed up my data and updated to 5.1.1 from 5.0. Then, my root broke so I tried to reroot through CF-AutoRoot but when I tried to root it SuperSU didn't auto-install and when I installed it through the Playstore it said it needed to update binary but it failed everytime. (Stupidly) I factory reset my phone and tried again, nothing. So eventually, I flashed stock rom on it to try to unroot and when I tried to root again with CF-AutoRoot I got the same problem as before. Can anyone help me? Root used https:// download dot chainfire dot eu/406/CF-Root/CF-Auto-Root/CF-Auto-Root-kltecan-kltevl-smg900w8.zip
    Try this kernel...

    https://download.chainfire.eu/406/CF...l-smg900w8.zip (possibly the same one)

    ... and this version of SuperSU...

    https://www.apkmirror.com/apk/chainf...-apk-download/
    03-05-2016 04:13 PM
  3. sanskimost's Avatar
    Try this kernel...


    ... and this version of SuperSU...
    Do I need to reflash stock rom?
    03-05-2016 04:19 PM
  4. ironass's Avatar
    Do I need to reflash stock rom?
    That is for rooting a stock Samsung firmware.
    03-06-2016 05:11 AM
  5. sanskimost's Avatar
    I know, but when I root it, it doesn't work and it still says it needs to update binary, and when I try to uninstall through SuperSU it fails. So I flashed it to unroot, but still no luck
    03-07-2016 04:29 PM
  6. ironass's Avatar
    I know, but when I root it, it doesn't work and it still says it needs to update binary, and when I try to uninstall through SuperSU it fails. So I flashed it to unroot, but still no luck
    Weird!

    O.K. PLAN B: Try... Root Method #1 - CWM Root Method (Root + CWM recovery), tutorial.
    03-07-2016 05:33 PM
  7. sanskimost's Avatar
    My phone is in a bootloop after using method #1 EDIT: After some googling and troubleshooting, I have come to the conclusion that the root isn't compatible as I am running 5.1.1.
    03-08-2016 11:14 PM
  8. ironass's Avatar
    Hopefully, PLAN B: should do the trick.
    03-09-2016 04:55 AM
  9. sanskimost's Avatar
    Should I just downgrade to 5.0? It didn't work
    03-09-2016 06:02 PM
  10. ironass's Avatar
    Should I just downgrade to 5.0? It didn't work
    Seems like your only option now if PLAN B has failed.
    03-09-2016 07:13 PM
  11. sanskimost's Avatar
    Do I need to worry about the bootloader? I read on this forum that it could've updated
    03-09-2016 08:03 PM
  12. ironass's Avatar
    This is the tutorial I have been searching for... [HOWTO] Root your G900W8 stock 5.1.1 firmware Proven by users on this forum to work on G900W8, Android 5.1.1.

    Start with stock Samsung, Android 5.1.1, firmware for your model of phone, CSC and Product code, (Canadian firmwares have not been updated since the tutorial was written), and install TWRP, (twrp-3.0.0-0-klte-klte.img.tar 11.6M), using Odin, (install in AP), and then follow the instructions in the link above.
    03-10-2016 05:10 AM
  13. sanskimost's Avatar
    It worked! Thank you sooooooooooo much!!
    03-10-2016 01:25 PM
  14. ironass's Avatar
    It worked! Thank you sooooooooooo much!!
    Congratulations sanskimost!

    03-10-2016 03:17 PM

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