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Samsung Electronics Co Ltd’s (KRX:005935) new Galaxy S5 smartphone can now be rooted using the CF-Auto-Root tool, developed by Chainfire, a recognized member of the XDA Developers forum. Things you should know before Rooting: Rooting your Galaxy S5 will voids its manufacturer warranty, so think before you root your phone. You’ll need a windows based PC. Before Rooting, make sure you’ve installed USB drivers on your PC. From Settings enable USB debugging. Don’t know? Learn Here Make sure that you’ve got good enough battery charge on your phone, at least 50% is recommended. Last but not the least proceed at your own risk. You can find the download links to CF-Auto-Root packages for the following varients from here Galaxy S5 (SM-G900F) -- International Snapdragon Galaxy S5 (SM-G900H) – International Exynos Galaxy S5 (SM-G900I) – Oceania Galaxy S5 (SM-G900L) – Korean model Galaxy S5 (SM-G900M) – Model for Middle East and South America Galaxy S5 (SM-G900RT) – US Cellular Galaxy S5 (SM-G900T) – T-Mobile United States Galaxy S5 (SM-G900P) – Sprint Galaxy S5 (SM-G900T1) – MetroPCS Galaxy S5 (SM-G900W8) – Canadian model Tutorial Step 1: Download CF-Auto-Root package and Odin v3.09. Then, extract the files to the computer. Step 2: Boot the Galaxy S5 in Download mode by pressing and holding down the Volume Down, Home and Power buttons together. When a warning screen is displayed, press the Volume Up button to enter Download mode. Step 3: Now, run Odin3 v3.09.exe as an Administrator and then connect the Galaxy S5 to the PC via USB cable. If connected successfully, a message showing “Added!!” will appear in Odin’s message box, if not, try another USB port. If the issue persists, try reinstalling the USB driver. Step 4: Click on the AP button, and select the CF-Auto-Root file (a .tar.md5 file), which was extracted in Step 1. Step 5: In Odin, make sure that the “Auto Reboot” and “F. Reset Time” options are checked while “repartition” is unchecked. Step 6: Click on the Start button in Odin to begin the flashing process. Step 7: After the process is complete, the Galaxy S5 will restart and a PASS message with green background will appear in the left-most box at the top of Odin.