A new rooting tool called TowelRoot, released by the most popular iPhone Hacker Geohot in 2014 for Samsung Galaxy S5 (Verizon & AT&T) and other Android devices. Geohot (aka George Hotz) is a familiar name in the jailbreak community and was famous for the several ventures into the iPhone jailbreaking as well as for his many hacking exploits with PlayStations 3 (PS3) console, and then he has also turned his attention to root Android gadgets.
TowelRoot is an easy and efficient way to root Android phones even with locked bootloaders to install those third-party apps which need root access. This simple .apk file can be downloaded from towelroot.com and is expected to work on any Android device released before June 3, 2014.
As we’ve mentioned before that TowelRoot is a simple rooting tool, and any user can use it without having much knowledge or special requirements. Just you’ll need to install this tool and run it on your device (make it ra1n) and its done. Here we’ve given a step-by-step guide on how to use TowelRoot to root Android phones with one click.
List of Compatible Devices with TowelRoot (One Click Root Tool)
- AT&T Galaxy S5
- Verizon Galaxy S5
- Galaxy S4 Active
- Nexus 5
- AT&T Galaxy Note 3
- Verizon Galaxy Note 3
Steps to Root Galaxy S5 and other Android device with TowelRoot (One-Click Root Tool):
Step No 1: – First, go to the TowelRoot’s official website, towelroot.com on your Android device.
- Download – TowelRoot v3 (Direct link)
Step No 2: – You can see the Towelroot (lambda) image in the center of the page, tap on it to start downloading.
Step No 3: – After tapping on TowelRoot, a warning message saying “the .apk file type could harm your device” will be displayed on the screen of your phone. Tap on OK to continue.
Step No 4: – Wait for the downloading process to be completed successfully, then tap on tr.apk to begin installation.
Step No 5: – Tap the Install button in the bottom-right corner.
Step No 6: – Another warning message saying, Towelroot “contains code that attempts to bypass Android’s security”. Hit Install anyway after selecting the checkbox: “I understand and still want to install it”.
Step No 7: – Tap the Open button after the Towelroot installation completes.
Step No 8: – Launch the Towelroot app, now tap on “make it ra1n” and Towelroot will force the device to reboot.
Step No 9: – Your device will be rooted with an unlocked bootloader after the device reboots.
Done! You’ve successfully rooted Samsung Galaxy S5 or any other Android device with One-Click Root Tool “TowelRoot“. You have now a free hand to install all kinds of third-party apps on your phone without any restrictions.
Many users have reported that they are facing “SU binaries not updating” issue. Do not install SuperSU app from the Google Play Store. It is recommended to download updated version of SuperSU for S5 (updated version supports S5) on your PC and then move it to the device or you can also directly download it on your phone. Just unzip it and install the .apk file.