1. AC Question's Avatar
    Unrooted Verizon Galaxy S5 just updated to lollipop.Will towelroot work to gain root?
    03-14-2015 06:23 AM
  2. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Welcome to the forums. No, it will not. The kernel in your device is too new.
    03-14-2015 08:52 AM
  3. rzucker1's Avatar
    Has anyone been able to root an AT&T Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A) running Android 5.0 (in particular, version G900AUCU4BOF2, released 7/9/15 by AT&T)? I tried:
    1. Downloading Towelroot ver. 3 from towelroot.com, but clicking the lambda opened tha .apk as a text file.
    2. Note that clicking "fix it yourself" opened a file advising click "welcome to travelroot v3" thrice and then enter "1337 0 1 7380 4 0".
    3. Downloaded towelroot to PC from towelroot.en.uptodown.com/android/download and transferred to cell phone
    4. Installed using ES File Explorer.
    5. Running Towelroot by clicking "make it r a in" gave "This phone isn't currently supported."
    6. Tapping "welcome to towelroot v3" thrice and entering modstring 1337 0 1 7380 4 0" and it still failed to run.
    7. Downloaded Kingo Root as android.root.exe from Kingoapp.com/android-root/download and installed on PC.
    8. Noted that Samsung Galaxy S5 was not listed as supported.
    9. Connected phone to PC USB 3.0 port with USB debugging enabled.
    10. After recognizing phone, ran Kingo from PC.
    11. After 30 min, message "Failed" appeared and "Leave your email address so we can get back to you when supported", but there was no field to enter email address.
    12. Rooting failure confirmed with Root Checker.
    07-10-2015 12:54 AM
  4. bsettz's Avatar

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    07-10-2015 05:37 PM

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