Root Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F on Android 5.0 Lollipop

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Here is a step-by-step guide on How To Root Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F on Android 5.0 Lollipop: Samsung has already started rolling out the Android 5.0 Lollipop latest official firmware update with build G900FXXU1BNL2 for Galaxy S5  G900F LTE LRX21T. This new update is available currently in Poland region for Galaxy S5 G900F (LTE) via OTA, but those users who have not received the OTA notification on their devices in other countries can now download and manually install it by using this step by step guide given here.

So if you have updated your Galaxy S5 to the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop G900FXXU1BNL2 official firmware and have been missing the taste of root access that you were enjoying on the previous version of Android (KitKat), then here’s a good news for you that you can now root Galaxy G900F on the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop with build G900FXXU1BNL2 using Chainfire’s SuperSU. So go ahead, read the preparations and start to root your Galaxy S5.

Root Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F

Note: – This guide is only applicable for the Galaxy S5 (SM-G900F) only. Please do not try to install this firmware update on other variants as it may brick your device. You can check the model number of the Samsung Galaxy S5 by going to Settings > About Phone.

Warning:

Remember that rooting your device will void its warranty, and may put it at serious risk. AndroidBlog.gs will not be responsible for any damage occurred into your Galaxy S5 during the rooting process. Proceed at your peril.

Pre-Requirements:-

  • Take a backup of all your important data to avoid potential data loss during the rooting process such as your Text Messages, MMS, Contacts, Call Logs and other data, etc.
  • Download and install Galaxy S5 (LTE) SM-G900F USB Drivers on your PC.
  • Enable USB Debugging Mode on your phone by going to Settings > Developer Options.
  • Make sure that your Galaxy S5 is is factory unlocked.
  • Check the battery level of your phone; it should be at least 85% charged.

Downloads Required Files:

How To Install TWRP Recovery on Galaxy S5 SM-G900F

You’ll need to install the flashable TWRP file (openrecovery-twrp-2.8.1.0-klte.tar) on Galaxy S5 that you’ve already downloaded from the above link. Now follow the given guide to install TWRP recovery using Odin Tool.

1: – First of all, move the TWRP file (openrecovery-twrp-2.8.1.0-klte.tar) and Odin3.09 to a folder on the desktop.

2: – Run Odin3 v3.09.exe as an Administrator to launch.

3: – Verify that Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options are checked, and Re-Partition is unchecked on Odin.

4: – Turn Off your Galaxy S5 and press & hold Volume Down + Home + Power buttons at the same time until a warning screen appears, then press the Power button to enter Download Mode.

5: – While your phone is in Download Mode, plug in the phone to your PC.

6: – In Odin the ID: COM port will display Added!! Message once your device is connected, and drivers are installed correctly.

7: – Click on the AP button and select the openrecovery-twrp-2.8.1.0-klte.tar

8: – Now click on Start button to begin the installation process.

9: – This flashing process will take some time, and after the process is successfully finished, a Pass Message will be displayed, and your phone will be automatically rebooted.

The TWRP Recovery is installed on you Samsung Galaxy S5. Now it is the time to flash the SuperSU zip file.

Steps To Root Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F on Android 5.0 Lollipop using Chainfire’s SuperSU:

1: – Move the SuperSU file (UPDATE-SuperSU-v2.37.zip) file that you’ve already downloaded to the desired location (external SD card/internal storage) on your Galaxy S5.

2: – Next, boot your Galaxy S5 into download mode. First Power Off your phone and then press and hold the Volume Up, Home and Power keys altogether until a warning screen appears. Now release the Power key once you see the Samsung logo, but keep pressed the other two keys till the TWRP Recovery menu displays.

3: – Tap on the Install button, and find the UPDATE-SuperSU-v2.37.zip file where you have moved in Step No 1. Select it.

4: – Finally, swiping the installation confirmation slider button will let SuperSU flash the file on your Galaxy S5. Wait for the flashing process to be completed.

5: – Reboot your device by tapping on the Reboot button once the installation is done.

As soon as your Galaxy S5 boots up, you’ll have the root access.

That’s All! You have successfully rooted Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F on Android Lollipop using ChainFire’s SuperSU and TWRP Recovery is installed on it. Tell us in the comments area below if there is any query using this guide to root Samsung Galaxy S5.

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About the Author: Aamir Jamal

An Android Geek and audiophile who love to read and write reviews/tutorials about gadgets and new tech stuff. He has written 1007 guides and other posts.

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