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  1. ironass's Avatar
    The legend that we know as chainfire, has released his CF-Auto-Root kernel for the Galaxy S5 models on Android 6.0.1, Marshmallow.

    For details on how to root your Galaxy S5 and download links, go to...

    [SM-G900*] CF-Auto-Root

    This is for competent and experienced users. Please read all installation instructions, carefully and thoroughly, before proceeding.

    This will trip the Knox Security flag and prevent the use of Samsung Pay. Rooting your phone will disable OTA updates and also via Kies/Smart Switch. If you are rooted, you will need to download and flash future updates via Odin.

    Here is a short video that shows the rooting process...





    ironass motto... "Flash in haste... repent at leisure!"
    fjnieto15, psyc969 and taadow1030 like this.
    05-04-2016 07:03 AM
  2. Rukbat's Avatar
    You can try the android root app called Kingroot . It is a great app.
    KingRoot is a root tool for "lazy people" who just want to get root access but don't want to flash any third party Recovery into their lovely device.
    Most rooting methods don't flash a recovery - Kingroot, Towel Root, iRoot - they just root. (Kingroot installs a little Chinese app too.)
    ironass likes this.
    05-12-2016 11:30 PM
  3. ironass's Avatar
    Added a short video to post #1, that demonstrates the actual rooting process.
    05-17-2016 02:20 AM
  4. ironass's Avatar
    Rooting also for the G900i, G900K, G900L, G900M, G900P, G900S, G900T, G900W8 and G901F on Marshmallow added to the link in post #1.
    06-03-2016 11:38 AM
  5. mycroft9x's Avatar
    Anyway to root a G900V on Marshmallow 6.0.1
    06-07-2016 07:13 PM
  6. votg's Avatar
    Thanks Ironass, Chainfire, SamMobile, and thisisapoorusernamechoice. For G900T owners if it does not work for you look for [Root][Guide] How to Root SM-G900T, Any Firmware. My Story - "Thanks thisisapoorusernamechoice, my G900T is now rooted. Your way worked for rooting a T-Mobile Galaxy S5 G900T running Marshmallow . I followed Root for Galaxy S5 on Marshmallow on android central with [SM-G900*] CF-Auto-Root on here plus the youtube vid [100%] How to Root Samsung Galaxy S5 All Models Official Marshmallow 6.0.1 Easily. My phone was stuck in the endless reboot loop with Warranty Bit Kernel/Recovery errors. I flashed the latest stock rom from SamMobile - slow download but worth the wait. Everything was back to normal. I was then able to root the phone following your instructions. Thanks"
    08-28-2016 02:40 AM
  7. fjnieto15's Avatar
    My build id is G900FXXU1CPC9 and I can't find it in the CF AutoRoot repositories, which one should I use? If I can't use anyone, how can I root my s5?
    Thanks
    09-17-2016 01:42 PM
  8. ironass's Avatar
    My build id is G900FXXU1CPC9 and I can't find it in the CF AutoRoot repositories, which one should I use? If I can't use anyone, how can I root my s5?
    Thanks
    Hello and welcome to Android Forums fjnieto15!

    Is G900FXXU1CPC9 on Android 5.0, 5.1.1 or 6.0.1?
    09-17-2016 02:26 PM
  9. fjnieto15's Avatar
    Thanks!

    Sorry I forgot to say, is Android 6.0.1
    09-17-2016 03:21 PM
  10. ironass's Avatar
    09-17-2016 04:29 PM
  11. fjnieto15's Avatar
    Thanks man! I'll give it a try when I have some time.

    Just for curiosity and to learn, why that one?
    09-17-2016 04:40 PM
  12. ironass's Avatar
    Thanks man! I'll give it a try when I have some time.

    Just for curiosity and to learn, why that one?
    Because it is the only one in the chainfire CF-Auto-Root list, here, for the SM-G900F model on Android 6.0.1.
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    09-17-2016 04:47 PM
  13. fjnieto15's Avatar
    Because it is the only one in the chainfire CF-Auto-Root list, here, for the SM-G900F model on Android 6.0.1.
    In that list I can find two options and anyone matches my build:

    samsung SM-G900F kltexx-klte G900FXXU1CPD3 android 6.0.1
    samsung SM-G900F kltezh-klte G900FZHU1CPH3 android 6.0.1

    Does the build really matter? I will choose the first option since the build number is the same except for the last two characters but I really don't know why. You told me to use the other one and I also don't know why

    Thanks for the help!
    09-18-2016 02:15 AM
  14. ironass's Avatar
    In that list I can find two options and anyone matches my build:

    samsung SM-G900F kltexx-klte G900FXXU1CPD3 android 6.0.1
    samsung SM-G900F kltezh-klte G900FZHU1CPH3 android 6.0.1

    Does the build really matter? I will choose the first option since the build number is the same except for the last two characters but I really don't know why. You told me to use the other one and I also don't know why

    Thanks for the help!
    Only one is for the XXU Global firmware. The other is for ZHU = Hong Kong. See, #1.8 of 42 Galaxy S5 models - Dummies Guide
    09-18-2016 02:48 AM
  15. fjnieto15's Avatar
    So I should use the XXU one instead of ZHU, isn't it? I think your post was mistaken.

    By the way, I've just realized that my AP code is G900FXXS1CPH9 and my CP code is G900FXXU1CPC9. Which one is the XXU referenced in CF AutoRoot? If it is AP code, should I return to XXU then root and then update?

    Thanks for the help ironass.
    09-18-2016 03:30 AM
  16. ironass's Avatar
    Unless you are using the Hong Kong firmware, ZHU, then the Global, XXU, is the only one available for your model.
    09-18-2016 04:58 AM
  17. fjnieto15's Avatar
    I understand that, but I don't have the exact build version. I just want to know if using that file will work or if I could get my device bricked.
    09-18-2016 05:44 AM
  18. ironass's Avatar
    I understand that, but I don't have the exact build version. I just want to know if using that file will work or if I could get my device bricked.
    It will be fine on any Global build for Android 6.0.1. In fact, I have just used it to root the latest U.K. unbranded firmware, PHV.
    fjnieto15 likes this.
    09-18-2016 07:19 AM
  19. fjnieto15's Avatar
    It will be fine on any Global build for Android 6.0.1. In fact, I have just used it to root the latest U.K. unbranded firmware, PHV.
    Perfect! Sorry for all the question but I'm nearly a noob around here. I've been two years disconnected from all the Android root-roms-recovery world.
    09-18-2016 07:41 AM
  20. matty1963's Avatar
    The legend that we know as chainfire, has released his CF-Auto-Root kernel for the Galaxy S5 models on Android 6.0.1, Marshmallow.

    For details on how to root your Galaxy S5 and download links, go to...

    [SM-G900*] CF-Auto-Root

    This is for competent and experienced users. Please read all installation instructions, carefully and thoroughly, before proceeding.

    This will trip the Knox Security flag and prevent the use of Samsung Pay. Rooting your phone will disable OTA updates and also via Kies/Smart Switch. If you are rooted, you will need to download and flash future updates via Odin.

    Here is a short video that shows the rooting process...





    ironass motto... "Flash in haste... repent at leisure!"
    Thx works well
    ironass likes this.
    09-24-2016 08:36 AM
  21. ironass's Avatar
    Congratulations matty1963!

    Now you can install a custom recovery, such as TWRP, and make a nandroid and /efs file backup before proceeding any further. These are your, "get out of jail free", cards.
    09-24-2016 01:32 PM
  22. gimmeanathlon's Avatar
    I'm looking for G900V on Marshmallow 6.0.1 as well. Any luck?
    Thanks in advance.
    09-27-2016 01:20 PM
  23. ironass's Avatar
    I'm looking for G900V on Marshmallow 6.0.1 as well. Any luck?
    Thanks in advance.
    No chance. If you have not previously rooted on Lollipop... as I predicted, here...

    "I suggest that Verizon owners root while they can as, knowing Verizon, they will probably close the exploit off in their Marshmallow firmware update."

    .... you're screwed!

    (Note: This only affects the AT&T, G900A, and Verizon, G900V, models. The rest of the world is OK to root and install custom ROMs )
    Junior Sanches likes this.
    09-27-2016 02:01 PM
  24. gimmeanathlon's Avatar
    Couldn't have known your prediction as I just got the phone already upgraded.
    Good to know.
    ironass likes this.
    09-28-2016 09:07 AM
  25. ironass's Avatar
    Couldn't have known your prediction as I just got the phone already upgraded.
    Good to know.
    My prediction was because of AT&T's and Verizon's long standing campaign to thwart users in their efforts to root and will close off any exploits in future updates. This is done to protect their revenue generating bloatware and ersatz firmware.
    09-28-2016 12:15 PM
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