Samsung Galaxy S5 is the most advanced Android smartphone of this year which comes with a 5.1 inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display powered by 2.5 GHz Quad-core processor supported by 2 GB RAM and 16 mega pixel high resolution camera. With all its advanced features, the Galaxy S5 is the flagship phone from Samsung for this year.
If you have purchased this advanced Android smartphone and would like to gain root privileges for installing apps which only supports rooted devices, then you are in the right place. The tutorial which I have given below will help you to root Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone. The method works on almost all variations of the smartphone including the AT&T and Verizon versions. Let’s check out the tutorial.
WARNING: The tutorial which is given below for rooting Galaxy S5 smartphone will work without any issues and it will root your device, which means that following the process will VOID your smartphone warranty. So proceed with CAUTION.
How To Root Samsung Galaxy S5 (Any Variant):
1) The rooting process which we are going to see involves Towelroot, developed by the legendary hacker George Hotz. Since this Towelroot app is not available in Google Play store, we have to install it manually. For that enable “Installation From Unknown Sources” by following this path: “Settings -> System -> Security -> Unknown Sources (just tap the box next to it and press OK“.
2) Now visit Towelroot.com from your Galaxy S5 browser and download the app’s .apk file by clicking on the lambda symbol in the website.
3) Next visit the notifications area and click on the “tr.apk” to start the installation process. Follow the on-screen instructions and finish the installation process.
4) Once the installation process is over, open the Towelroot app from the Apps Menu and click on the “make it ra1n” button. The app will take 15-20 seconds to copy the necessary files using the Pinkie Pie’s exploit and when it’s over, your device will be rebooted. Upon successful reboot, your Samsung Galaxy S5 will be rooted. Sounds pretty simple, right?
5) You can check the status of your root privilege by installing the “Root Checker” app and verifying the root. Since the towelroot works seamlessly, the root checker will show that your device has root access. But while doing this verification with root checker, you may notice that the device hasn’t asked to grant the Superuser permission to run the app. This is because Towelroot doesn’t install any root management software and it can be exploited by malicious apps.
6) To avoid installation of malicious apps or security risk apps, we have to install the Chainfire’s SuperSU Root management app. Download the .apk file of the app from here (the updated version is not yet available in Google Play Store) using Samsung Galaxy S5 browser and install the app. Once done, open the app and update the SuperUser binaries. While performing the update you will be asked for permission to “Delete Samsung’s Knox security feature“. Don’t allow it. Simply click on “No Thanks” and let the update process finish successfully. Once done, reboot your device.
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7) Now you don’t worry about the installation of malicious or suspicious apps, as you will have 100% control on which apps you are installing in your Samsung Galaxy S5.
That’s it. Now you have successfully rooted Samsung Galaxy S5. You can use this method to root any variations of Galaxy S5. If you encounter any issues while following this tutorial, just let me know via comments. I will get back to you as soon as possible.