XDA Senior Recognized Developer Chainfire has released CF-Root for Sprint Samsung Galaxy S5 and you can now safely and easily gain root access. In order root your Sprint Galaxy S5, follow this step by step rooting guide. CF-Root is currently the only and safe rooting procedure to get root access on this variant of Galaxy S5 and this method will Trip Samsung Knox Security. If you want to be of the early person to root sprint galaxy s5 then follow the instructions below and get started.

Rooting Sprint Galaxy S5

Root at your own risk! Rooting/Modifying your phone OS always involves a risk of bricking your phone, if not used the right way. We AndroidCentral.US and the Developer shall not be held responsible. Also note that Rooting your Sprint Samsung Galaxy S5 will voids warranty and trips Knox security.

Requirements and Guidelines:

  • Sprint Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900P with USB data cable.
  • A windows based PC.
  • It is recommended that before rooting your phone, make a full backup of your important data stored on your phone storage.
  • Enable ‘USB Debugging’ from phone Settings>Developers Options.
  • Make sure you’ve got good enough battery charge on your device, 60% would be fine.
  • Also install Samsung USB Drivers or Samsung Kies.(if you do not have Kies in your PC simply grab the Samsung USB Drivers from HERE.
  • CF-AUTO-ROOT-PACKAGE for Sprint Galaxy S5 Download From HERE.

How to Root Spring Galaxy S5 (SM-G900P) Using CF-Root

Step 1: First download the required packages to your PC and unzip the files to a suitable location.

Step 2: Run Odin3 v3.07.

Step 3: Reboot your Galaxy S5 into ‘Download Mode’ using the steps explained below:

  • Power off
  • Holds the Volume Down+Menu+Power buttons for a few seconds till you see a warning message on the screen.
  • Hit the Volume Up key to continue.

Step 4: Connect your Galaxy S5 to PC via the USB data cable and check that Odin3 detects your device.

Step 5: Click on the ‘PDA’ button and select the tar.md5 rooted kernel file from the unzipped folder.

Step 6: Next, Click the ‘Start’ button to flash the cf-root package on Sprint GS5 which will ultimately install SuperSU app.

Step 7: Wait for a while, Once it completes, Odin3 will notify you via the PASS!! message and your phone will automatically reboots.

Step 8: That’s it! Now once your phone reboots, Check that SuperSU has been installed. Open Google Play Store, search for ‘Root Checker’ App, install it and launch to verify to root access.

Congratulations!! Your Sprint Samsung Galaxy S5 has successfully been Rooted on Android 4.4.2 KitKat. To install ClockworkMod (CWM) recovery, follow the procedure Over Here.

You can now enjoy Full root access and install Apps from Google Play Store which requires root access and If you really want to tasted something different, then install Custom Recovery to install Custom Android OS (ROMs) to customize and improve the performance of your device. Developers are currently working on new ROMs, Tweaks, Kernels and Mods and hopefully we are soon going to see it, which is most of the time  is not possible without rooting. To get most out of your phone, we’ve also published Samsung Galaxy S5 Tips and Tricks, you should know.

Do let us know and share your feedback in the comment section. If you do need further support, feel free to contact us. For more Android Rooting Tutorials, keep visiting. Your suggestions are most welcome. At last thanks to Chainfire for releasing the CF-Root for Sprint Samsung Galaxy S5, without this it was not possible and he made it possible to root your phone.

67 COMMENTS

  1. I have done the steps each time precisely, and every time my phone disconnects before passing. Please help

  2. Works! Just tried less than 30 min ago and my Sprint Samsung galaxy s5 is now rooted! Thank you chainfire and Imran for this tutorial!

  3. do you know how to unlock the sprint galaxy s5 for intl use without going through sprint or how to get the “unlock code prompt” that would enable me to enter an unlock code when I insert a non accepted sim card in my sprint galaxy s5?

    • Probably not; you really need to use a file for your exact S5 variant and also make sure it’s the correct one for your country or region. For the purposes of rooting and customization the several S5 variants should be regarded as distinct devices.

      • Hey will this work on my samsung galaxy s5 sm g900p running on 5.0 lollipop its boost mobile but i believe boost is from sprint

        • I would like to know how this worked out for you???
          I am on an HTC EVO-4G (Sprint-CDMA/WIMAX) that I have had for 7 years that about a year ago I flashed to Boost. I was looking to upgrade so I can have 4G-LTE, Visual Voice Mail and WIFI Hotspot after rooting it. Also do you know and can provide a link to a ROM that has these features hacked???

  4. Any reason not to root my Sprint S5 before taking it to the store to activate? I’d like to have it rooted and ready to go.

  5. Rooted Sprint s5 but foxfi still initiates, “You are not subscribed to the Hotspot service. Do you want to see subscription options?”
    Any advice

  6. My S5 won’t reboot after trying to root. I get this message. “recovery booting, recovery is not seandroid enforcing, set warranty bit: recovery.

  7. I am stuck on recovery booting…. “recovery is not seandroid enforcing, set waranty bit : recovery” Please help me 🙁

  8. Step 1: First download the required packages to your PC and unzip the files to a suitable location.

    Great… how about a clue for the clueless. This isn’t a guide, it’s a teaser.

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