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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Galaxy S5
  • Display 5.1" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh(21h 3G talk time)

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6 Comments

1. neops

Posts: 297; Member since: Jan 28, 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?

3. thegreatone99

Posts: 12; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

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

4. neops

Posts: 297; Member since: Jan 28, 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?

6. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

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

2. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Great.

5. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

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

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