Are you struggling to root Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone? Well, in that case, we have created a perfect guide to help you out.
In this guide, we have also shown how to root Samsung Galaxy S5 AT&T and Verizon models. Though we don’t guarantee that it will work 100%, but out of 5 phones we tested, our method worked on 3 of them. We don’t know the exact reason why it didn’t work on other two, but you can try your luck.
Most of the peoples want to root their Samsung Galaxy S5 mainly because they are now fade up of using that age old Android Lollipop OS. Some of them want to use latest modded OS and some just to play with their phone. Whatever may be the case, this handbook will help you to achieve what you need.
Follow steps to root Root Samsung Galaxy S5 ( almost all models )
Before you proceed, I think you already know the consequences of rooting your smartphone. Root gives you access to admin rights which then allows you to perform certain tasks which no ordinary users can perform. Like modifying memory data, accessing hidden developer tools, installing apps which require admin access and much more.
Sounds impressive doesn’t it, but you should also know that by rooting your Samsung Galaxy s5 you will lose manufacturer warranty on your device and you will receive no future official updates.
Below I have listed few things which you should know:
- You will lose warranty on your device.
- No future official software updates will be provided to you.
- You will not get any support from company’s service center.
Things which you will need to root your Samsung Galaxy S5:
- Window OS based system is required to install the necessary software.
- You need to download and install Odin 3.
- SuperSU latest version should be downloaded.
- TWRP Recovery is also required so also download it.
- Your device should have atleast 50% of battery.
Once you have all the required files on your system, you need to follow the steps provided below. Please follow them sequentially and don’t hurry.
1 Enable developer option in your device
Before we can move any further, you will need to enable developer option on your device. To do so, navigate to Settings >> About Device >> Tap Build Number 7 times. On some models, we have noticed that you just need to tap build number 5 times.
2 Enable USB debugging
You will need to enable USB debugging so that your system can communicate with your smartphone even when OS is not loaded on your phone.
To do so please navigate to Settings >> Developer Options >> Click on “USB Debugging”.
3 Start your phone in bootloader mode
To perform this task, you will need to first switch off your phone. Once it’s done, you will need to hold and press volume down + power + home buttons.
Once your phone shows a warning screen, press Volume Up button and you will enter the bootloader mode.
4 Install TWRP Recovery on your Samsung Galaxy S5
Inorder to install TWRP recovery on your Samsung Galaxy S5 you will first need to install Odin3 on your window’s system. Once you have done that you need to follow these small steps.
- Connect your phone with your computer using USB cable.
- Start Odin3 software with administrator right.
- Now click on “AP” button on this software and then select the downloaded TWRP recovery file.
- Finally, click on “Start” button.
If you follow the steps correctly, you will see a similar message on your computer. You will find a message called “Recovery”, and there will be a green bar below it.
After few seconds you will see another message with text “Pass!” with a green background, and below this message, you will find the number of second it took to perform this process.
After few seconds you will notice that your device will reboot automatically and this time it will have TWRP recovery installed on it.
5 Installing SuperUser on Samsung Galaxy S5
I think you have already downloaded the latest version of SuperUser, if not do so because without that your phone cannot be rooted successfully.
Now please follow these small steps to perform this final task:
- Navigate to the internal storage of your phone.
- Now copy and paste SuperSU zip file to internal storage.
- Finally shut down your phone and restart it by holding and pressing Volume down + power + home buttons.
- TWRP will load automatically, if not then please press Volume Up button.
- Now click on “Install” button on TWRP.
- Navigate and locate supersu.zip file.
- Now “Swipe to confirm flash”.
- Finally, restart your device.
Now you can install any root checking app on your phone and it will 100% confirm that your Samsung Galaxy S5 is rooted.