A Guide on Rooting Samsung Galaxy S5
Sometimes, we put too high of an expectation on a certain device only to end up frustrated. This happened with Samsung Galaxy S5 though it seems to outdo its predecessor.
The device, however, runs on a 2.5GHz Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor with a RAM memory of 2GB and Adreno 330 GPU. It has a satisfying 16MP camera which has a Fast Auto Focus feature and HDR (Rich Tone) capability. This device also runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat. But if you want to do more with Samsung Galaxy S5, you need to root your device. This tutorial will walk you through it.
- Your battery level should be around 70-80%.
- Enable USB Debugging.
- Install tools like Samsung Kies or any compatible USB Driver.
- Get a total backup of your data.
Note: The methods needed to flash custom recoveries, roms and to root your phone can result in bricking your device. Rooting your device will also void the warranty and it will no longer be eligible for free device services from manufacturers or warranty providers. Be responsible and keep these in mind before you decide to proceed on your own responsibility. In case a mishap occurs, we or the device manufacturers should never be held responsible.
- CF Auto Root File
The files vary according to the different device model number and region.
Galaxy S5 (SM-G900F) – Download the International Snapdragon here
Galaxy S5 (SM-G900H) – Download International Exynos here
Galaxy S5 (SM-G900I) – Download Oceania here
Galaxy S5 (SM-G900L) – Download the Korean Model here
Galaxy S5 (SM-G900M) – Get the Model for Middle East and South America here
Galaxy S5 (SM-G900RT) – Download US Cellular here
Galaxy S5 (SM-G900T) – T-Mobile United States here
Galaxy S5 (SM-G900P) – Sprint here
Galaxy S5 (SM-G900T1) – MetroPCS here
Galaxy S5 (SM-G900W8) – Canadian model here
Root Samsung Galaxy S5
Step 1: Download the needed files mentioned above and extract them in a folder on your computer.
Step 2: From the extracted folder, launch Odin.exe.
Step 3: Turn off the device.
Step 4: Switch your device back on to “Downloading Mode”. You do this by pressing the “Volume Down, Home and Power” buttons altogether and holding them down for some seconds. In a short while, press the Volume Up button to enter.
Step 5: Connect the device with a USB cable to your computer.
Step 6: As soon as Odin detects the device, click “AP/PDA” from the extracted file > select “CF Auto-Root file”.
Step 7: Make sure the Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time are the only ones checked on Odin.
Step 8: Click “Start” to begin the process.
Step 9: You will know that the process is finished because a “PASS” message appears.
Step 10: Disconnect the device from the computer.
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