Note: – Please note that the CF-Auto-Root file provided in this guide is applicable for Galaxy S5 SM-G900F only. Do not try it on the other variants of Galaxy S5. You can verify your device model number from Settings > About device > Model number
Rooting the device will void the manufacturer’s warranty. Flashing any incorrect variant might brick your device. AndroidXDA.net will not be held responsible in case of any mishap occurred into your Galaxy S5. Please follow the given instructions carefully and proceed at your risk.
Before Getting Started:
- Take proper Backup of your important data and stuff on your Galaxy S5 before starting the rooting process.
- Download & Install necessary USB Drivers for Samsung Galaxy S5
- Enable USB Debugging Mode on your Galaxy S5.
- Goto Settings > About phone > Tap Build number 7 times. A pop-up will be displayed that “You are now a developer”. Go back to the Developer Options and check USB debugging and click OK.
- Verify the battery level of your phone; it should be at least about 80%
Download Required Files
Download Odin v3.09 Flashing Tool
Steps To Root Galaxy S5 SM-G900F on Android 5.0 Lollipop using CF-Auto-Root
Step No 1: – First of all unzip the downloaded CF-Auto-Root package and Odin tool on the desktop of your PC and you’ll get .tar.md5 file.
Step No 2: – Put your Galaxy S5 into the Download Mode. Turn Off your device and enter Download Mode by holding Home + Power + Volume Down buttons simultaneously until a warning message on the phone’s screen appears. Again press the Power button to enter into Download mode
Step No 3: – Now launch Odin as an Administrator on your PC.
Step No 4: – While the Galaxy S5 is in Download Mode, connect it to the PC through USB data cable. If the USB drivers are properly installed then the phone will be connected successfully.
Step No 5: – In Odin click on the AP button and choose the .tar.md5 file from your desktop.
Step No 6: – Click on the Start button in Odin to initiate the installation process. This flashing process will some time to finish.
Step No 7: – Galaxy S5 will reboot into Recovery Mode and will install the root package, once the installation process is completed successfully. The ID: COM box will then turn blue.
Step No 8: – Disconnect your phone from the PC after booting up.
That’s All! Your Galaxy S5 SM-G900F is successfully rooted on Android 5.0 Lollipop using CF-Auto-Root. You can verify the SuperSU app in your app list. Tell us in the comments area below if you have any query or question regarding the above rooting guide.