How to Root Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900H (International Exynos)

root galaxy s5 sm-g900h

Today we are going to root another variant of Samsung Galaxy S5 which is the International Exynos with the model number SM-G900H. As always we’ll be using the CF-Root method to flash the rooted kernel using the Odin3 tool. This method is trusted by many xda renowned developers and contributor and thus is one of the most recommended method to gain root access on Samsung Galaxy devices. However, this method will trip the Samsung Knox security but there is nothing to be worried about it as this issue can be resolved later. You may follow this Guide on how to disable Samsung Knox Galaxy S5. So what are you waiting for? Move on and Root Samsung Galaxy S5.

Carefully read and follow the rooting instructions before you start rooting your phone. You should know rooting voids device warranty, Therefore proceed at your own risk and do not skip any step as stated in the tutorial. We AndroidCentral.US and Chainfire shall not be responsible if in case you damaged your device. The procedure for rooting galaxy s5 has been tested and is confirmed to be working.

Guidelines and Requirements:

  • Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G9ooH (International Exynos) with USB cable.
  • CF-Root zip package for International Exynos Galaxy S5 (Download Link)
  • Make sure that you’ve installed USB drivers on your PC. If Samsung Kies is installed, That’s ok! otherwise download from HERE.
  • Go to Phone Settings>Developers Options and Enable USB debugging.
  • Before starting the rooting procedure check that you’ve got enough battery charge on your phone, at least 50% is recommended.

How to Easily Root Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900H

Step 1: First of all, extract the  file to a new folder on your desktop. You’ll find the following files:


Step 2: Turn off your phone and Reboot it into Download Mode, Press and hold down the Volume Down+Home+Power buttons simultaneously till you see a warning on your screen. Further hit the Volume Up button to continue.

Step 3: Run Odin3-v3.07 from the unzipped folder.

Step 4: While in download mode connect your Galaxy S5 to PC via the USB cable. At this stage, make sure that Odin has recognized your device. If not reinstall the drivers and try again. Once detected, you’ll notice the Added!! in the message section.

Step 5: Only check Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options and rest leave the default settings in Odin.

Step 6: At last you’re one step away to root your phone. Click the PDA button and select the CF-Rooted kernel tar.md5 file from the folder you’ve earlier unzipped. Further hit the START button to flash the CF-Root on Galaxy S5.

Step 7: Wait for Odin to complete the flashing process, once it is done, it will notify you via the PASS!! message in Odin screen and at this point your phone will automatically reboots.

Step 8: When your phone boots normally, Open the app drawer and see that SuperSU has been installed. To verify root access, Open Google Play Store app on your phone and install “Root Checker“. Once installed run to make sure your phone is rooted.

Troubleshooting: Sometimes the device does *not* boot into recovery mode and root your device. Just do the entire procedure again if this happens. If it still will not install root and such, make sure that in Odin “Auto Reboot” is not checked. Then after flashing, pull the battery, and boot with VolUp+Home+Power button to boot into recovery manually. This will start the install process.

Congratulations!! You’ve now successfully Rooted Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900H. You’ve now full root access, you can install apps from Google Play Store which requires root access, flash custom recovery and you can also try Custom ROMs and Mods.

Thank You ChainfireXDA for making it possible.

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  • shahin

    i have sm-g900h and i can not root it with this way.
    i see fail error in odin page.
    please help me.

    • CF-Root does work, I am not sure whats happening over there. However you can also use towelroot method given for the AT&T Samsung Galaxy S5, that should work.

      • Sidhant

        I used both the methods cf auto root and trowel root both didn’t worked towelroot says this devise is not supported I use sm g900h plz help in cf auto root it just fails m using the latest firmware version in India

        • mateo0719

          Im having the same problem. If you find a solution let me know

  • Omid Balak

    i have the same problem SM-G900H
    i’ve rooted so many devices, i did the note 3 right before S5 SM-G900H
    i selected debuging
    i removed password
    i turned off Auto reboot
    but ODIN always says FAIL
    Same goes for flashing CWM.

    • daquell turner

      it might be a corrupted file try another root or another version of Odin…. even if your on the newest, sometimes you may need to use an older version for your device to accept the root through Odin.

  • Ali Dabbir Khan

    I followed the procedure perfectly and now I have an error rebooting my device. Cuz odin failed

    • it is rebooting continuously? If yes then reboot into stock recovery and clear the cache or factory reset your phone.

    • mike

      it tells you to use the wrong odin flash tool you need to use the old odin3_1.85
      then use cf-auto-k3g-k3gxx-smg900h.tar… to root the device then flash
      g900h-cwm-recovery. for clockwork mod recovery I have this very phone and the same thing happened to me you must download the kies recovery tool and then go to tools and then click initialize firmare update and it will recover your phone if you click initialize emergency recovey it will not connect to your phone so make sure you click initialize firmware update this takes like 4 hours to recover your phone but it does work

      • Mike H

        Confirmed odin3_1.85 Works perfectly

        • adi

          how long is the rooting process with odin3 v1.85 ?

  • eric

    stuck at … cache.img. (odin)

    -galaxy s5 exinos INU

  • kakoma

    Worked perfectly. Thanks

  • Jayne Pudica

    thank you very much,o no problems