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  1. Prec1sion's Avatar
    So I am totally new to the whole rooting thing. I keep seeing all these other galaxy s5's being rooted without a problem. I really can't afford to brick this thing so I am wondering if anyone has found a working root for:

    Model - G900V

    Android Version - 6.0.1

    Android security patch level - June 1,2016

    Kernal Version - 3.4.0

    Build Number - MMB29M.G900VVRU2DPF4

    Configuration Version - J13.SAM.SMG900V.1

    KNOX Version - KNOX 2.6

    I don't really know how much of that is needed but I figure better safe than sorry. Can anyone help?
    07-04-2016 03:08 PM
  2. puttygutt's Avatar
    Hello -

    I have the same specification on my Galaxy S5 and have not been able to find a compatible root. I even paid a service to assist and they did not have a solution (tried two different options). From their perspective, I will need to downgrade the build on my existing phone before it can be rooted. I'll continue to research and let you know what I find.

    PG
    07-04-2016 03:29 PM
  3. Prec1sion's Avatar
    Awesome thank you!
    07-04-2016 03:47 PM
  4. Breadsauce's Avatar
    I also have the exact same phone. Have you figured out a way to root?
    Clanique Cave likes this.
    07-08-2016 12:12 AM
  5. Prec1sion's Avatar
    I haven't heard anything yet but hopefully this happens soon
    07-08-2016 10:47 AM
  6. Sannyz's Avatar
    I was browsing on google and I found this forum who claim root access on Verizon s5 marshmallow Root Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900V Verizon 6.0.1 Marshmallow | Android Infotech
    07-16-2016 12:00 PM
  7. Azrael AoD's Avatar
    Sannyz, have you tried that method? I just don't want to brick my phone.
    08-09-2016 02:25 AM
  8. ironass's Avatar
    Sannyz, have you tried that method? I just don't want to brick my phone.
    Don't bother, it doesn't work. AFAIK, the last root method was for Lollipop, see, NEW Verizon S5 Root for latest firmwares OE1, OG5, OK3, PB1. As predicted in that...

    I suggest that Verizon owners root while they can as, knowing Verizon, they will probably close the exploit off in their Marshmallow firmware update.
    Unfortunately, Verizon do not allow you to downgrade from Marshmallow to Lollipop.
    08-09-2016 07:26 AM
  9. Allison Park's Avatar
    Yeah.. I've got the same specs for my phone as well. It's unfortunate we're all boned on rooting these.. and I just replaced me broken s5 with this new cheap one off of Ebay too! Damn..
    08-14-2016 05:18 PM
  10. hauckk's Avatar
    It is possible to be rooted on marshmallow just install root on lollipop then bootloader unlock then install a custom recovery then flash a mm custom rom that is prerooted cm13 is popular or if you want stock rooted mm then look for a close to stock rooted mm rom and flash it in a custom recovery
    08-18-2016 01:27 AM
  11. hauckk's Avatar
    Make sure to install gapps In a custom rom such as cm13 that is not close to stock
    08-18-2016 01:29 AM
  12. Tris Millard's Avatar
    Are y'all positive this is not doable?
    09-03-2016 09:47 AM
  13. hauckk's Avatar
    Are y'all positive this is not doable?
    I've got an idea and I'm working on it basically trading signatures between official files and my files will see how it goes

    Here is my thread

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/veri...t3433342/page6
    09-03-2016 11:33 AM
  14. hauckk's Avatar
    I've got an idea and I'm working on it basically trading signatures between official files and my files will see how it goes

    Here is my thread

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/veri...t3433342/page6
    Go to page six
    09-03-2016 11:33 AM
  15. Tris Millard's Avatar
    Thanks. I'll look into it. I hate that I can't use my sd card as internal storage
    09-03-2016 12:46 PM
  16. EvoX777's Avatar
    The SM-G900V is rootable on 6.0.1 PD4 --- but what rooted version you can run currently depends on your phone's eMMC type. If it has Samsung eMMC (15xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx) you can unlock the bootloader and downgrade to Lollipop, root and upgrade back to rooted Marshmallow 6.0.1 PD4.

    Phones with Toshiba eMMC's (11xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx), the bootloader unlock method hasn't yet been discovered and the only option right now is to downgrade back to a rooted version of Lollipop ver. 5.0 PB1, so it comes down to a choice between having rooted Lollipop or unrooted Marshmallow.

    There's a free app on the Play store called eMMC Brickbug Check that will identify whether your phone has CID type 15 or type 11 eMMC. It doesn't require root to identify which CID type your eMMC is.

    If you choose to root, instructions are on this link: Working Root Method For 5.0 Lollipop Roms [O… | Verizon Samsung Galaxy S 5.
    I'll warn ahead of time, I'd been out of the root scene for a few years and the instructions were a bit frustrating but I got through it on mine today, although I have an 11 eMMC so it was just a downgrade from Marshmallow PD4 to rooted Lollipop PB1. To hopefully save some headaches, in the linked instructions from the big red letters that say 'follow directions' you want to scroll down to the 'CLICK TO SHOW CONTENT' button below the title Prepare your phone for root and once those steps are completed, scroll back up to the follow directions and proceed with Steps 1 through 9 below that.
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    09-04-2016 02:06 AM
  17. CptnObvious's Avatar
    ...although I have an 11 eMMC so it was just a downgrade from Marshmallow PD4 to rooted Lollipop PB1.
    Am I correct in understanding that this still leaves the bootloader locked? I guess if your sole aim is ROOT then this is fine, but what options are left (if any) for flashing another ROM?
    For now I'm good with Marshmallow and no ROOT, but with the S5 approaching the end of the road for software updates the option of a more current Android ROM would be more than welcome.
    09-04-2016 08:16 PM
  18. Patricia Abell's Avatar
    In order to unlock the bootloader you must be rooted.
    09-11-2016 12:45 PM
  19. wer8's Avatar
    The SM-G900V is rootable on 6.0.1 PD4 --- but what rooted version you can run currently depends on your phone's eMMC type. If it has Samsung eMMC (15xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx) you can unlock the bootloader and downgrade to Lollipop, root and upgrade back to rooted Marshmallow 6.0.1 PD4.

    Phones with Toshiba eMMC's (11xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx), the bootloader unlock method hasn't yet been discovered and the only option right now is to downgrade back to a rooted version of Lollipop ver. 5.0 PB1, so it comes down to a choice between having rooted Lollipop or unrooted Marshmallow.

    There's a free app on the Play store called eMMC Brickbug Check that will identify whether your phone has CID type 15 or type 11 eMMC. It doesn't require root to identify which CID type your eMMC is.

    If you choose to root, instructions are on this link: Working Root Method For 5.0 Lollipop Roms [O… | Verizon Samsung Galaxy S 5.
    I'll warn ahead of time, I'd been out of the root scene for a few years and the instructions were a bit frustrating but I got through it on mine today, although I have an 11 eMMC so it was just a downgrade from Marshmallow PD4 to rooted Lollipop PB1. To hopefully save some headaches, in the linked instructions from the big red letters that say 'follow directions' you want to scroll down to the 'CLICK TO SHOW CONTENT' button below the title Prepare your phone for root and once those steps are completed, scroll back up to the follow directions and proceed with Steps 1 through 9 below that.


    I did this and it worked well, but can I continue and do steps 10, 11, 12?
    11-12-2016 09:32 PM
  20. Alfonso Salazar's Avatar
    12-18-2016 08:37 PM
  21. tclark333's Avatar
    How far did you get on this?

    My wife has the exact same version phone with Verizon, but she switched to T-Mobile and keeps getting Verizon voicemail notifications that she can't delete because she doesn't have service with them anymore. I was trying to root it to see if I could disable the voicemail that way, but I haven't found a lot of success stories in people getting this particular phone/version rooted.
    12-27-2016 11:20 AM
  22. ironass's Avatar
    Which eMMC type, as per post #16, does your wife's phone have?
    12-27-2016 04:25 PM
  23. avatar5019's Avatar
    Does this method still work?
    12-29-2016 05:00 PM
  24. ironass's Avatar
    Does this method still work?
    Hello and welcome to Android Central avatar5019!

    AFAIK, yes it does as Verizon has not updated its, "actual", firmware since May 2016... apart from security patches. It all depends on your phone's eMMC type. See post #16.
    avatar5019 likes this.
    12-29-2016 05:30 PM
  25. avatar5019's Avatar
    My eMMC type is Samsung. What next?
    12-29-2016 08:20 PM
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