Samsung Galaxy S5 which is yet to be launched worldwide is rooted by Android developer Chainfire. The Galaxy S5 is a 5.1-inch full HD Super AMOLED display, 2GB of RAM along with 16GB internal storage and is powered by 2.5GHz quad-core processor.
Android developer Chainfire has rooted Europe variant of Galaxy S5 SM-G900F.
The guide mentioned below is only for Galaxy S5 SM-G900F and is not compatible with any other device. To know the model number of your device go to Settings >> About Phone.
We cannot be held liable of any damage done to your device while following the below mentioned procedure.
Root Galaxy S5 SM-G900F
Take a complete backup of data,apps and settings as the procedure may wipe your data.
Make sure that the battery of device has a minimum charge of 60%.
Enable “USB debugging” on your device by going to Settings >> Developer options >> Enable USB debugging.
Make sure that Root Galaxy S5 SM-G900F is running on Android 4.4.2 Stock firmware.
Extract the firmware file which you have downloaded in above step. You will get “.tar” file along with other files.
Extract Odin to get “Odin3 v3.07.exe” file.
Switch off device.
Boot device into download mode. Press and hold Volume Down, Home, Power till device turns on and then press Volume Up to enter download mode.
Connect device to computer using USB cable. Odin will detect your device and ID:COM will turn yellow and a message appears saying “Added”. Re-install drivers if Odin fails to detect device.
Click on “PDA button” in Odin and navigate to select “.tar″ file which you have downloaded.
In Odin make sure that “Auto Reboot” and “F.Reset Time” are selected and “Re-Partition” check box is unchecked.
Click on Start button in Odin to start flashing Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware. When flashing is complete you will get a PASS message.
Disconnect device from your computer and let it boot automatically.
Galaxy S5 is rooted on Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware.