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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



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.

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