[Guide] How To Root Samsung Galaxy S5

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Jun 1, 2014 6:44:37 AM via Website

  • **Pre-requisites

    1. Install necessary USB Drivers for Galaxy S5 on the computer.
    2. USB Debugging Mode should be enabled on the phone by navigating to Settings >> Developer Options.
    3. Back up your important data using Helium app
    4. At least 80 percent battery charge.
    5. The CF-Auto-Root tool provided in this guide is compatible with Galaxy S5 (SM-G900F) only. Do not attempt installing it on incorrect
      variants as it may brick the device. Verify the model number of the
      Galaxy S5 by navigating to Settings >> About Phone.**

    Downloads Required

    1. Download the appropriate CF-Auto-Root tool for your device (based on region or carrier) from the following links:

    root files for more devices

SM-G900F (International Qualcomm): CF-Auto-Root-klte-kltexx-smg900f.zip

SM-G900H (International Exynos): CF-Auto-Root-k3g-k3gxx-smg900h.zip

SM-G900I (Oceania?): CF-Auto-Root-klte-kltedv-smg900i.zip

SM-G900L (Korea): CF-Auto-Root-kltelgt-kltelgt-smg900l.zip

SM-G900M (Middle and South America?): CF-Auto-Root-klte-klteub-smg900m.zip

SM-G900R4 (US Cellular): CF-Auto-Root-klteusc-klteusc-smg900r4.zip

SM-G900T (T-Mobile US): CF-Auto-Root-kltetmo-kltetmo-smg900t.zip

SM-G900P (Sprint): CF-Auto-Root-kltespr-kltespr-smg900p.zip


SM-G900W8 (Canada): CF-Auto-Root-kltecan-kltevl-smg900w8.zip

2. Download Odin v3.09 Steps to Root Galaxy S5 Running on Android 4.4.2 KitKat Firmware Step 1: Extract CF-Auto-Root and Odin 3.09 zip files using WinZip or any other extracting tool. Step 2: Turn off the
Galaxy S5 and boot it into Download Mode by pressing and holding
Volume Down, Home and Power buttons together until a construction
Android robot icon with a warning triangle appears on screen. Then
tap Volume Up button to enter Download Mode.


Step 3: Launch Odin on computer as an Administrator.


Step 4: Connect the Galaxy S5 to computer via USB cable while it is still in Download Mode. Wait until Odin recognises the device and
once the device is connected successfully, the ID: COM box will turn
light blue with the COM port number. Furthermore, an Added message
appears on screen if the device is successfully connected.


Step 5: In Odin, click the AP button and choose CF-Auto-Root .tar.md5 file. image


Step 6: Ensure Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options are selected in Odin. But, the Re-Partition option must be unchecked.


Step 7: Verify the previous step and click Start in Odin. The root installation process will now begin. Step 8: Once the root
installation is done, your phone will reboot and soon a PASS message
with green background appears in the left-most box at the very top of
Odin. You can now disconnect the USB cable to remove the phone from



Note: Many Samsung devices include a flash counter that keeps track of how many times you have flashed custom firmware to your device.
Triangle Away app helps to reset the flash counter on your device to

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Jul 8, 2015 2:45:13 PM via Website

I have the G900F Lollipop 5.2 . . . Are there issues on the Build ? Please see pic of my device . .

Thanks in advance!