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The international Samsung Galaxy S5 model can already be rooted

The international Samsung Galaxy S5 model can already be rooted
Two weeks. That's how much longer the world has to wait for Samsung's coveted Galaxy S5 to hit the shelves around the globe. That's not a whole lot. 

On the other hand, two weeks seem like quite the comfortable lead to have a root method readied, and recognized XDA developer Chainfire has just that. The dev has made his root tool, CF-AutoRoot, available to the public for free, though you're invited to buy him a beer (donate). This specific method will work only for the international SM-G900F model, and you're very strongly advised to not try it on any other model.

As always, CF-AutoRoot is intended as an 'easy' root procedure, though it's not quite as simple as installing an app from the Play Store. To get the coveted root privileges, you'll have to flash the tool through Odin, a standalone PC suite. Keep in mind that rooting through Chainfire's method will raise your 'flash counter' (idea of which being that Samsung after-sales employees will know you meddled with the software), and also trip the Samsung KNOX warranty flag. Regardless, if you're planning on getting an S5 and want root access, then you should probably bookmark the link in the source for later use.

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posted on 28 Mar 2014, 02:54 2

1. neops (Posts: 204; Member since: 28 Jan 2014)


Does anybody know what happend with that rumor, that apps won't be able to write on ext. SD due to a Samsung deal with Google for promoting Drive? Was it true after all? Did they cancelled it?

posted on 28 Mar 2014, 04:07 1

3. thegreatone99 (Posts: 11; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


Yes it is true, my friend cant move apps to sd on his note 3 after installing 4.4.2

posted on 28 Mar 2014, 04:38 2

4. neops (Posts: 204; Member since: 28 Jan 2014)


So they manipulate people to go for Drive or phones whith more built-in storage (32Gb+). Do they want us to buy their $#i7?

posted on 28 Mar 2014, 07:32

6. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


ANTUTU on this device is 39500 vs s801 36000 S5 non LTE

posted on 28 Mar 2014, 03:24 2

2. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2866; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Great.

posted on 28 Mar 2014, 05:19

5. Zack_2014 (Posts: 66; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


Seems like a good modding phone! Developers already managed to root it before its official release to stores.

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