How to Root US Cellular Galaxy S5 SM-G900R4

Today we are going to Root US Cellular Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900R4 using the CF-Root method released by the recognized senior xda developer chainfire. This method has been tested and is confirmed to be working with US Cellular variant of Galaxy S5. So if you’ve made your mind to root your phone, then you’re at the right time and perfect place to Safely and Successfully Root US Cellular Galaxy S5. In this step by step rooting guide, we’ll be using the Odin Samsung Flashing tool, to flash the cf-rooted kernel image file on your phone, it will install the SuperSU binary and stock recovery, which ultimately grants full root access to your device. So what you’re waiting for? Let’s get started..


Rooting your phone will voids warranty!! So think before you ink 😛 Therefore proceed at your own risk. We shall not be held responsible, if you did not follow the tutorial correctly. To safely and successfully root your phone, do not skip any step as instructed in the step by step tutorial explained below.

Guidelines and Requirements:

  • US Cellular Samsung Galaxy S5 Model Number SM-G900R4
  • CF-Root package for US Cellular GS5 (Download Link)
  • Install Samsung USB drivers or Samsung Kies on your PC. You can get the USB drivers FROM HERE.
  • It is recommended that you take full backup of your existing data stored on your device. You may find these Useful Backup Apps for Android.
  • Charge your phone to at least 50%.

How to Root US Cellular Samsung Galaxy S5 Using CF-Root

Step 1: First download the required files as mentioned in the requirements section above to your PC and unzip the files to a suitable location.


Step 2: Run Odin3 v3.07.exe.


Step 3: Reboot your Galaxy S5 into Download Mode, Hold the Volume Down+Home+Power buttons simultaneously and wait for the warning message to be appeared on your screen. Further hit the Volume Up to continue into download mode.

Step 4: Connect your phone to PC via the USB cable and make sure Odin3 detects your galaxy s5.

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 GS5.

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 US Cellular Samsung Galaxy S5 has successfully got rooted.

You may also want to install CWM Recovery. Follow the step-by-step guide to install ClockworkMod Recovery.

Hopefully this method has worked for you, however if you’re still having issues during the rooting process or need further support, feel free to let us know in the comment section below. If you’ve found this tutorial useful, share it with your friends and leave a good feedback. For more Safe and Working Android Rooting Tutorials, keep visiting AndroidCentral.US

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  1. I just completed all steps, and I got the “PASS” notification from ODIN, but when I try to verify with root checker it says the root is not installed

    • Just got a new S5 cellular and frowned when I saw it was running lollipop 5.0…
      Have as needed old s4 active that I rooted running 4.4.2 (towel root ) well I set up s5 and it wanted to add everything s4 had so I hit ok. Went to kitchen made a drink and came back to s5 saying busy box not installed. I said OK install .. wow my s5 was rooted .. I didn’t do anything.. amazing..

  2. It is stuck on setup connection..
    What should I do?

    All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 0)
    Enter CS for MD5..
    Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
    Please wait..
    CF-Auto-Root-klteusc-klteusc-smg900r4.tar.md5 is valid.
    Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
    Leave CS..
    Odin engine v(ID:3.1005)..
    File analysis..

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