Root Galaxy S5 (SM-G900H) on Android 5.0 Lollipop build XXU1BOA7 using CF-Auto Root Tool

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Android 5.0 Lollipop OS has been released for Galaxy S5 in various regions by Samsung officially and the Galaxy S5 SM-G900H is one of those devices that also received the Android 5.0 update with build number XXU1BOA7. This was a major update that brings all a new Material Design. If you have not yet upgraded your Galaxy S5 SM-G900H and still running the older builds then we’ve already shared a detailed guide on How to Install Android 5.0 Lollipop G900HXXU1BOA7 Official Firmware on Galaxy S5 Exynos (SM-G900H) [Guide], but if you have already installed this update on your S5 and want to get rid of the custom Touchwiz UI as well as the bloatware, can easily root your Galaxy S5 via ChainFire’s CF-Auto-Root tool.

Root Galaxy S5 (SM-G900H) with CF-Auto-Root SuperSU
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After getting a root access to the Galaxy S5, you’ll be able to install custom ROMs, third-party apps that need root permissions and also do changes in the settings to add more customization options and enhance the device’s performance. Rooting Samsung Galaxy S5 is comparatively more easy than other Android smartphones. So if you have decided to root your Galaxy S5 and enjoy awesome apps and tweaks running Android 5.0 Lollipop then go ahead and read the given guide on how to root Galaxy S5 G900H with XXU1BOA7 Android 5.0 Lollipop. Here we’ll use ODIN flashing tool to install Chainfire’s SuperSU on Galaxy S5 SM-G900H.

Note:

This guide containing instructions is only working with Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900H (Exynos Octa Core) running the latest XXU1BOA7 Android 5.0 firmware. Do not try to flash this on any other device or incorrect variant, as a result the device might gets bricked. You can check the model number of your Galaxy S5 by navigating to Settings > About phone > Model Number.

Warning:

AndroidBlog.gs will not be held responsible for any kind of damage occurred to your Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900H during or after the rooting process on Android 5.0 Lollipop with CF-Auto Root tool via ODIN. Rooting will void the device’s warranty. Proceed at your own risk.

Pre-Requirements:

  • Make a backup of all your important data on your Galaxy S5 before proceeding to the rooting guide using a custom recovery like CWM or TWRP recovery.
  • Download and install Galaxy S5 SM-G900H USB Drivers on your PC.
  • Verify that your device has at least about 80% of battery charge before going ahead to prevent unexpected shutdowns while rooting.

Required Files:

Steps to Root Galaxy S5 (SM-G900H) 3G using CF-Auto-Root Tool on Android 5.0 Lollipop:

Follow the given step-by-step guide to root XXU1BOA7 Android 5.0 Lollipop on Galaxy S5 G900H official firmware:

1:- First, plug your Galaxy S5 to the PC using its USB data cable.

2:- Copy the CF-Auto Root App (BETA-SuperSU-v2.44.zip) file to the root folder of your SD Card on the phone.

3:- Boot the phone into Recovery mode, to do so, first turn OFF the Galaxy S5 and then press and hold Volume UP + Home + Power keys at the same time.

4:- While your device is in Recovery mode, select “flash zip from SD card” > “flash zip from SD card”.

5:- Navigate to BETA-SuperSU-v2.44.zip file that you’ve already copied to the root folder of your SD Card and start the installation process.

6:- Go back to the main menu of Recovery after the installation is completed and from the Recovery menu, select “reboot system now”.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 will be rebooted and may take about up-to 5 minutes to complete the booting process after installation.

Download and install the Root Checker App from the following link to check either your Galaxy S5 is rooted properly or not.

Root Checker
Root Checker
Developer: joeykrim
Price: Free+

Done! You’ve successfully rooted Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900H running on Official Android 5.0 Lollipop G900HXXU1BOA7 build.

Let us know in the comments section below if you have any query or trouble while rooting your S5 on the Official 5.0 Lollipop Android OS.

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19 Comments

  1. doesn’t work! gives error
    E: filed to verify whole-file signature
    E: signature verification failed
    Than phone automatically reboots, but without giving root permissions…

  2. I have my SM-G900H. My Baseband Version is G900HXXU1BOAD not BOA7 because many users complained about the Battery issue of BOA7. My question is, does this Root work on my baseband version BOAD? Hoping for your kind reply. 🙂

  3. I have my SM-G900H. My Base band Version is G900HXXU1ANG3 i do every thing perfect with odin3 and the root image or should i say CF-Auto Root when i click the start button on odin3 its says fail on left side on the top and on thing work what would i do ???

  4. Same as Rockfish – the recovery mode fails rom integrity checks, reports about successfull installation and automatically reboots. Obviously nothing is installed. Baseband is G900HXXU1BOB1

  5. The instructions say to use BETA-SuperSU-v2.44.zip, but the download link is for PDATE-SuperSU-v2.45.zip. Does it matter that they are different versions? Please help. I don’t want to root my phone and run into any errors which could cause it to become a brick.

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