Use CF-Auto-Root for Your Samsung Galaxy S5

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Do you own a Samsung Galaxy S5? If most of your friends also have a Samsung Galaxy S5 they most likely rooted their phone so they can explore and enhance the capabilities of their mobile phones. If you want to try it on your own on VisiHow will show you how to root your Samsung Galaxy S5, this article will help you on how you can do it by yourself. Rooting your phone requires you to use the CF-Auto-Root package that you need to download and an ODIN v3 for flashing it.You might be wondering, how come anyone can root the Samsung Galaxy S5 since it was recently released April (2014).

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"I Know right?", basically technology is running too fast and dynamic as well. Remember that what's in today will become tomorrow's old devices and when we say dynamic it means that it keeps on changing it's phase. The rooting process for your Samsung Galaxy S5 will take only 10 minutes or so of your time. Please take note that not all models for Samsung Galaxy can be rooted as there are only specific models that has the root package and more to come (Very soon). Here is the list of packages that you can download for your Samsung Galaxy S5 per model and their download package:

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Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900RT for US Cellular Download it from here: Click this

Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900T for T-Mobile United States Download it from here: Click this

Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900H for International Exynos Download it from here: Click this

Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900I for Oceania Download it from here: Click this

Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900P for Sprint Download it from here: Click this

Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900L for Korean model Download it from here: Click this

Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900T1 for MetroPCS Download it from here: Click this

Galaxy S5 SM-G900F for International Snapdragon Download it from here: Click this

Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900M for Model for Middle East and South America Download it from here: Click this

Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900W8 for Canadian model Download it from here: Click this

Download ODIN from this link: Odin 3

If you do not know the manufacturer's model number of your phone, you can simply go to "Settings" then the "About device" and look for "Model number". You can also restart the phone, as soon as it shows its Samsung logo, it has the manufacturer's model as well.

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Things to have and to know

  1. 1
    Your phone drivers must be installed on your computer (Windows PC, no matter what operating system).
    Simply connect the phone to the computer via USB and it will automatically install the drivers
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    Make sure that your phone is fully charged so the process does not get interrupted and the files end up corrupted as it can damage your phone's system.
    For battery level, you can also charge the phone at least 70%
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    Make sure that you enable the USB debugging on the phone and have the USB cable ready as you will need to plug it in your computer as well.
    If you do not know how to enable your phone's USB debugging, just go to "Settings" then look for "About Device" and tap the build number a couple of times (7 Times actually) and go back to the previous menu to open the developer's option to enable the USB debugging.
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  4. 4
    It is best that you backup your phone's content.
    This is to ensure you for restoring the data as it will all be deleted upon doing the process.
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  5. 5
    Please note that rooting an Android phone will void your warranty as this is against the manufacturer's terms.
    Although Android is an open source operating system, if you want to unroot your Samsung Galaxy S5 you can simply re-install the official firmware from Samsung to have the warranty back on your phone. But if your phone is beyond the warranty period, you do not have to worry about warranty policy.
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Instructions

  1. 1
    Download your CF-Auto-Root on your computer from the given links available above and extract the file
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    Download and install ODIN version 3 on your computer, you can download the ODIN version 3 from this link:
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  3. 3
    After you install the Odinv3 on your phone.
    Turn off your phone and you need to boot your Samsung Galaxy S5 to Download mode by press and hold the following buttons: Volume Down then the Home button and the Power button. Once you get a warning on screen, press the Volume Up to open the download mode.
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  4. 4
    On your ODIN, launch the program but you need to run it as an administrator by right clicking it and click on "Run as administrator".
    After the download mode, connect your phone to your computer via USB cord.
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  5. 5
    On the ODIN interface, Check the box for Auto Reboot and so as the F.
    Reset Time and leave the others as unchecked. Just click the AP then select the file that you unzip earlier
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  6. 6
    To begin the process, just click the start and it will do its thing.
    Once it has been completed and successful, you will get a message in green that says passed and your phone will restart automatically and all you need to do is to wait for it to boot up.
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Questions and Answers

Is it safe to do software update on Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F that has its status custom or modified?

I have a rooted Samsung Galaxy SM-G900F and I don't know if it was just rooted or had a custom ROM

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I want to unroot my Galaxy S5 SM-G9000K?

Hello, I am having this problem after I rooted my S5 SM-G900K, every app that I try to open goes like (unfortunately Viber has stopped) so I just want to unroot my device but I can't find the stock firmware in the web. I'm having other issues like WiFi turning off automatically when I open the browser. I can't receive the calls in Viber, many apps don't open, lags of course. please help me. I have tried: I have tried factory reset from the phone, tried new launchers... I think it was caused by: Rooting my device absolutely

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Please read our tutorial on how to Unroot Samsung Galaxy S4 by Flashing Official Firmware. However, skip step 1 in the tutorial and download your firmware for SM-G900K instead: KTC-G900KKTU1BOK3-20151130093041 firmware Google search results. No direct links are provided, as the file is constantly expired and re-uploaded. After reflashing your device, please see if other problems are persistent.

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Can I root US Cellular Samsung S5 to work on Sprint Network?

Phone is unlocked and Sprint says phone can't be transferred. I have tried: Talked to Sprint Store representative

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