How To Root Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F Using ODIN

Samsung Galaxy S5 is an android 4.4 kitkat smartphone that has been recently launched by Samsung. If you are an advanced user of android then you may be willing to root your Galaxy S5. Rooting the android smartphone is recommended for advanced users so that they can take control over the maximum performance of their android smartphone. After rooting one can install custom roms, custom recovery, uninstall inbuilt apps, remove bloatware and customize the look and feel of the smartphone’s UI by using various custom android launcher apps.

rooted galaxy s5 SuperSU installed

Rooting can be difficult for some users as it requires several steps like first flashing a custom recovery image and then installing the SuperSU app. This procedure sometimes fails because the stock recovery comes back even after flashing the custom recovery. This procedure is time consuming. But in this tutorial I will teach you the easiest way to root your Galaxy S5, that will root it in one go. You do not have to flash custom recovery and install ROM manager and SuperSU app because everything is done for you by the developers . You just have to flash CF-Auto Root package on your Galaxy S5 via ODIN to successfully root it in one go.

Note 1: Before beginning the rooting process backup entire data stored on your phone because after rooting the phone all data may be lost in case device gets bricked. Use this tutorial at your own risk, we can't be held liable for any damages.

  • Backup all important apps with androzip, backup whatsapp messages and restore the database later, see this tutorial.
  • Enable USB debugging on your galaxy s advance by going to “Settings>Applications>Development>USB Debugging”.

  • This tutorial is meant to be applied only on Galaxy S5 model number SM-G900F.
  • The rooting procedure will void the warranty thereby increasing the binary/knox counter by 1.
  • After rooting if you want warranty claims then downgrade your phone or flash official rom of Galaxy S5 via ODIN.
Downloads Required

Root Galaxy S5 G900F by Flashing CF-Auto Root Package Via ODIN

  • Install Samsung USB drivers for Galaxy S5.
  • Download CF-Auto Root package and odin v3.07 zip and place these files on desktop.
  • Extract the files in separate folders.
  • Now turn off your phone and reboot into download mode. If you do not know how to do it then see this tutorial.
  • Do not release the buttons unless you see a custom rom warning. Press volume UP to continue to enter into download mode.
  • Now open odin.exe on your PC and connect the phone to PC via USB cable.
  • Let odin recognize your phone.When your phone is recognized by odin the field under <ID:COM> in odin will turn blue and you will see a message "<ID:0/016> Added!!".This means that your phone is recognized and is ready to be flashed.

galaxy s5 root via odin

  • Make sure that only "Auto Reboot", and "F.Reset Time" options should be checked.
  • Now check 'PDA' and click it and select the 'CF-Auto-Root.tar' from the desktop.
  • Click 'Start' to initiate the rooting process.
  • When the process is completed odin will return a message 'PASS'.
  • When your phone first boots to home screen then disconnect it from PC.
  • You can use Root Checker app to verify that your phone has been rooted.
Problems After Rooting The Galaxy S5
If your phone does not boot post the splash screen then it might be stuck in a boot loop. So to resolve this reboot the phone into recovery mode by pressing the volume up, home key and power button at the same time.

Warning: This procedure will erase everything stored on your phone. Use if and only if your Galaxy S5 doesn't boot correctly. Make sure you have backed up the entire data.

  • The device will automatically boot in recovery mode.You can move up and down by pressing volume up and down buttons.Now select “wipe data/factory reset”.
  • The device will be wiped and factory reset.Then go back and select “wipe cache partition”.
  • After wiping cache partition go back and select “reboot system now”.
  • Now Galaxy S5 will work perfectly.
Now you have successfully rooted your Galaxy S5 SM-G900F.

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