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How To Root Galaxy S 5 [Supported variants]

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is not like a surprise but it does offer almost everything you can demand today. The new GS5 brings the traditional TouchWiz interface and so many apps you may or may not need. If you do not love numerous apps Galaxy S5 bring out of bugs, you will probably love to root the phone. If you root Galaxy S 5, you will have better ways to customize system apps and remove bloatware.

Of course removing bloatware is not the only reason to root your Samsung Galaxy S5. Rooting unlock the operating system. And you will be able void limitations applied by Samsung on phone preventing you from applying hacks. Rooting Galaxy S5 will give you full control on entire operating system. Rooting can be suitable for users looking for unofficial apps, custom ROMs, full customization, and other hacks compatible with your GS5.

Here you can easily root Galaxy S5, thanks to XDA developer Chainifire. There is Chainfire’s CF-Auto-Root enabling you to root GS5 quickly. CF-Root tool does flash a modified recovery on your phone, then SuperSU in recovery mode and then stock recovery back on the device. Here’s step by step guide how to root Samsung Galaxy S5 (supported versions only).

CF-Auto-Root is compatible with eight variants of Galaxy S5 this time and we hope Chainfire will pay attention to more variants soon in future.

DISCLAIMER: Please proceed the below guide at your own risk, Android Egis will not be held responsible if your device lost data or gets damaged following this guide.

How To Root Galaxy S 5

Make sure you’re using a Windows PC with USB phone drivers installed, you may use Samsung KIES to install drivers but during installation it must be disabled, before you start rooting, first disable all system tools such as Samsung KIES, antivirus, firewall program, etc because they can disturb rooting process.

Step #1: Download the Galaxy S5 CF-Auto-root tool from following links:

SM-G900F (International Qualcomm)
SM-G900H (International Exynos)
SM-G900M (Middle and South America?)
SM-G900R4 (US Cellular)
SM-G900T (T-Mobile US)
SM-G900T1 (Metro PCS)
SM-G900W8 (Canada)
SM-G900P (Sprint)
SM-G900I (Oceania)
more are here

Step #2: Unzip the downloaded .zip file into a folder.

Step #3: Download the file and unzip it into a folder too.

Step #4: Download to computer and unzip it into a single folder.

Step #5: Open the folder where you’ve unzipped above file and run Odin.

Step #6: Turn the device off.

Step #7: Reboot the device into download mode, to do so reboot your GS5 by holding down volume down, home and power buttons until screen turns on, then press volume up button to enter in download mode.

Step #8: Once you’re in download mode plug the device to PC using USB cable. Odin will detect the device, ID:COM will change the color and a message saying ADDED will appear. (Note: If Odin doesn’t detect the device, make sure that USB drivers are properly installed on your computer).

Step #9: Click on PDA Button and locate CF-Auto-Root-.tar.md5 file from the folder where you’ve unzipped above files in the step 2. (Note: Don’t make any change, just make sure that re-partition is unchecked).

Step #10: Click on Start button to start installation, once the installation done, your device will reboot itself into recovery mode and you’ll see message saying PASS (Note: If Odin refuse to install the update and show message FAIL, or get stuck, close the Odin and unplug device, then pull out battery from the device for a few seconds. Then put the battery back to the device and reboot into download mode. Then install the firmware again.

Step #11: If your device reboot doesn’t reboot into recovery mode, turn off phone again, then reboot into download mode, install the rooting file again but this time uncheck the “Auto Reboot” in Odin, once the installation is done and Odin has shown the PASS message, remove battery from the device for a few second, then put battery back to phone, then reboot phone into recovery mode manually by holding down volume up, home and power buttons. In recovery mode, the CF-Root-Tool will root the phone automatically and once the rooting is done, it will reboot your phone itself.

Note: CF-Auto-Root tool increase flash counter of your GS5, you can Triangle Away app to reset the flash counter.

That’s it, your Samsung Galaxy S 5 is rooted now successfully. However if you experience any error, you can leave comments to let us know.

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