Samsung’s latest flagship in its Galaxy S line, the S5, is one of the most popular smartphones announced this year. If you’re ready to buy the phone as soon as it hits shelves in many markets in a few weeks, but aren’t sure whether or not to take the plunge due to concerns about having root access to the device, worry no more! XDA Recognized Senior Developer Chainfire has done it again, rooting the international variant of the Galaxy S5 even before its release, just as he has done multiple times in the past with previous flagship phones. Below we will walk you through the process of rooting the S5 (SM-G900F) using their proven CF-Auto-Root method.
Anyone who has already used CF-Auto-Root should have no problem rooting their phone with this method, as all the steps are exactly the same. For those unfamiliar, rooting with CF-Auto-Root involves flashing a file to your phone via Odin, which in turn boots the phone with a custom recovery to flash SuperSU and then automatically restore the stock recovery to your phone. phone, making sure it stays as close as possible. store in all other aspects possible even after rooting.
Disclaimer: Follow this guide at your own risk. winadmin.it will not be responsible if your phone crashes during the process.
Warning: The files provided in this guide are intended ONLY for rooting the international variant of Galaxy S5 i.e. SM-G900F. DO NOT attempt to root any other device variant (or any other device) with this file. (You can check your phone’s model number in Settings > About device > Model number.)
Important: Rooting with this method will increase your flash counter and activate Samsung’s KNOX warranty indicator, thus making your warranty void.
Extract the contents of the downloaded CF-Auto-Root file to a folder on your computer.
Launch ODIN from the extracted files.
Click the PDA button in Odin and select the file named CF-Auto-Root-klte-kltexx-smg900f.tar. Be sure to leave everything else exactly as it is.
Put your phone into download mode by turning it off and then pressing the Volume Down, Home and Power buttons together. If you are prompted to press a button to enter download mode at boot, do so.
Connect your phone to your computer via USB. One of the boxes at the top should light up.
Click the Start button in Odin, and just sit back and relax while your phone gets rooted. Just make sure you DO NOT disconnect your phone from PC during the process.
That should do it: upon reboot, your device will be rooted, while everything else (including your recovery) should be available.