Guide: How To Root Samsung Galaxy S5 G900F On Android 4.4.2

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In today’s article I’m going to share with you step by step guide to Root Samsung Galaxy S5 by Xda Developer Chainfire Auto Root Tool, and if you really interested to check, how this become possible? Keep reading!


The Samsung Galaxy S5 isn’t even officially available yet for users, and even won’t be released for another two weeks, but that hasn’t stopped development for the device. Well know XDA developer and modder Chainfire has already rooted specifically one of the Samsung Galaxy S5, SM-G900F Model and seems to be the international GSM-LTE version. This has become possible with the help of Chainfire’s latest version of the CF-Auto-Root tool, and chances are that it works with at least some regional and carrier variants.

Check your Device Model!

This rooting guide is for  Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F model, to check your model go to Settings -> About device -> Model number. Visit here to check, if your device is a totally different model, it will not work (may even brick)!

Once you’re confirmed that you’re rooting right device, continue..

Chainfire’s CF-Auto-Root Tool

CF-Root is the root for “rooting beginners” and those who want to keep as close to stock as possible. CF-Root is meant to be used in combination with stock Samsung firmwares, and be the quickest and easiest way for your first root.

Note: CF-Auto-Root is not yet available for other models – one stock firmwares for these models become available, let me know, and He’ll make the corresponding CF-Auto-Roots.


1. Install essential USB Drivers for Galaxy S5 (SM-G900f) on the machine.

2. USB Debugging Mode ought to be empowered on the smartphone by exploring to Settings >> Developer Options.

3. Back up your important data to avoid potential data loss during firmware installation.

4. Ensure the phone is factory unlocked (not locked to any specific carrier).

5. Verify Galaxy S5 has at least 80 percent battery charge.

What You’ll Require

Step by Step Guide to Root Samsung Galaxy S5 XDA Chainfire Auto Root Tool

1. The first thing you need to do is, extract CF-Auto-Root to get .tar.md5 file and Odin 3.09 to get an exe file.

2. Power off the Galaxy S5 and boot it into Download Mode by pressing and holding Volume Down, Home and Power catches together until a development, Android robot symbol with a cautioning triangle shows up on screen. At that point keep tapping Volume Up catch to enter Download Mode.

3. Now you need to launch Odin as administrator.

4. Unite the Galaxy S5 to machine with USB link in Download Mode. Hold up until Odin distinguishes the gadget and the ID: COM box will turn light blue with the COM port number. Besides, when the gadget is joined effectively, a message platitude “Included!” shows up on screen.

5. In Odin, tap AP button and select the CF-Auto-Root-kltekltexx-smg900f.tar.md5file.

6. Make sure that Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time alternatives are chosen in Odin. However, the Re-Partition alternative must be unchecked.

7. Important step, please verify above 5 and 6 step before you click the Start button in Odin. When you hit Start, the root installation process will begin.

8. After the root establishment procedure finishes, your galaxy s5 will reboot and soon a PASS message with green foundation shows up in the left-most box at the precise top of Odin. It is presently sheltered to detach the USB link and evacuate the telephone from the PC.

Congratulation, your Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F is now rooted successfully on official Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware. Now you got the power to install any app that requires root permission. You can also download Root Checker from Google Play store to confirm the root status of the device.

Note: “Above part of rooting is very tricky, so make sure that you will follow step carefully one mistake can destroy your android mobile. And if this happens I’m not responsible in any manner”

As this technique is new, only thing developer need from you is feedback. Your little help can make this tool fully work on every device. Also, for requests for new roots and generic discussion – please keep device specific discussion in the original thread.