How to root the Samsung Galaxy S5

Chain fire one of the most well known modders in the Android scene has released a way to root the Samsung Galaxy S5, with this breakthrough it won’t be long until we start to ROMS and other mods become available for the S5. Let me show you how.

Before you get started a word of warning. Rooting your phone will void your warranty and can potentially brick your phone! Proceed at your own risk.

What you’ll need:

> Computer running Windows XP and up

> Properly installed Samsung USB drivers

> Odin 3.09

> USB data cable

The samsung USB drivers are installed along with the samsung kies software suite and so you have kies installed your ready to, otherwise head over to samsung and download and install the kies software.

Samsung kies:

The root packages are also available although you need to make sure you the correct one for your country and/or carrier. Links to the packages are available below:

International snapdragon:

International Exynos:



Middle East and South America:

US Cellular:

T-Mobile US:


Metro PCS:


How to:

Step 1: Reboot your S5 into Download mode by turning it off and then holding Volume down, Home and Power. At the Warning screen press Volume up.

Step 2: Go to where you down loaded Odin and run as administrator, then connect your device to your PC via USB and the message “ADDED!” should appear in odin.

Step 3: Extract the CF-Auto-Root file you downloaded, you should now have a .tar.md5 file

Step 4: In odin click on the AP button and select the .tar.md5 file you just extracted

Step 5: Ensure that that the “Auto reboot” and “F. Reset Time” options are checked and also that the repartition option is unchecked.

Step 6: Click start and let odin do it’s thing

Step 7: The device should reboot and a pass message should be displayed in odin

If this was helpful why not

You Galaxy S5 is now rooted.

Be sure to check out these tutorials:

How to screenshot on the Galaxy S5

How to update the Galaxy S5

How to factory reset the Galaxy S5

About Bertil Hansen
I am the owner and main contributor to this website. Throughout the years I've owned an embarrassing number of Android phones. Too many to mention in fact. Lets just say it started with the HTC legend and I'm now on the Galaxy Note 4.

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