1. angelisawesome's Avatar
    Hello guys so I used towel root on my T-Mobile Galaxy s5 and I know that it only unlocked your Bootloader so what do I do now to completely root it?

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    07-07-2014 04:16 AM
  2. WhiteiPadMini's Avatar
    I think it's the other way around. Using towelroot roots your phone but does NOT unlock your bootloader. I used towelroot to root my phone and I'm on att. Plus I believe my bootloader is still locked.

    Posted via Android Central App
    07-07-2014 08:58 AM
  3. PolarBear8's Avatar
    I think it's the other way around. Using towelroot roots your phone but does NOT unlock your bootloader. I used towelroot to root my phone and I'm on att. Plus I believe my bootloader is still locked.
    You are correct.
    07-07-2014 11:43 AM
  4. Suntan's Avatar
    Hello guys so I used towel root on my T-Mobile Galaxy s5 and I know that it only unlocked your Bootloader so what do I do now to completely root it?

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    You rooted your phone with towelroot. You did not unlock your bootloader with towelroot (perhaps it would have been called "towelbootloader-unlock" if it was able to do that.)

    In any case, you have your phone rooted. The first two things you should do in order of importance are:

    1) Install SuperSU from the play store. Open, let it update binaries, and ask you if it should disable KNOX - then select yes.

    2) Go in with Titanium Backup or Root Explorer and "freeze" the SDM app to prevent VZW from updating it and breaking your root.

    -Suntan
    07-07-2014 02:44 PM
  5. angelisawesome's Avatar
    I installed supersu but this shows up

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    07-07-2014 05:11 PM
  6. angelisawesome's Avatar
    Also it says that I am rooted in the T-Mobile app

    Posted via Android Central App
    07-07-2014 05:11 PM
  7. Suntan's Avatar
    I don't know what that warning is all about, but you want to have SuperSU running properly on your rooted phone. Think of SuperSU as a big, mean bouncer standing in the doorway to the bar. He only lets apps you approve of to access the Root of your phone.

    Start researching around XDA-Developers forums for info on how to get that cleared up.

    -Suntan
    07-08-2014 02:52 PM
  8. angelisawesome's Avatar
    I know

    Posted via Android Central App
    07-08-2014 08:03 PM
  9. Colin Lynch's Avatar
    you need to flash the stock 4.4.2 firmware back onto your s5 and reroot. follow all the steps again that led you to the supersu warnin and this time all should be well
    07-22-2015 10:28 AM

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