You can now easily root Galaxy S5 SM-G900H running on Android 5.0 Lollipop using the recognized Xda developer, Chainfire’s cf-auto root method.
A number of users were complaining that they are unable to gain root access using our old post however thanks to the developer who has updated kernels for Android lollipop updates and now you can easily gain root access on the Galaxy S5 without any issues.
Follow the step-by-step tutorial and learn how to root your phone. Please note that rooting your device voids warranty and cf-auto root method trips Samsung knox counter.
Guidelines and Requirements:
- Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G9ooH (International Exynos) with USB cable.
- Download CF-Auto-Root-k3g-k3gxx-smg900h.zip
- Make sure that you’ve installed USB drivers on your PC. If Samsung Kies is installed.
- 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 CF-Auto-Root-k3g-k3gxx-smg900h.zip 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.
You may also like to read:
- How to update Galaxy S5 SM-G900H to Android 5.0 Lollipop
- How to update Galaxy S5
- How to root Galaxy S5 all variants