How to root T-Mobile Galaxy S5 G900T in UVU1DOB1 Android 5.0 Lollipop [Guide]

Galaxy S5 with LollipopThe T-Mobile version of Samsung Galaxy S5 is getting a new OTA (over-the-air) update rolling out to devices which updates the operating system to a fresh version of Android 5.0 a.k.a. Lollipop. The said firmware’s build number is UVU1DOB1. If you are already running the aforementioned firmware build on your S5 and want to learn how to gain root access, you can do that by following the guide below. Check everything you need to know before starting the steps after the jump.

REQUIREMENTS

  • You must have the G900T model number device to install the file. Do not attempt to install it on another device because you risk soft bricking.
  • You can check the model number of your Galaxy S5 by navigating to the Settings, followed by the About Device menu.
  • You want to be running the latest OTA update with the firmware build number UVU1DOB1. Check what firmware you are using by going to the same About Device menu as listed above.

BEFORE WE BEGIN

  • Download the Samsung Galaxy USB Drivers for mobile phones from this page.
  • You must have a Windows PC with a working USB slot in the side for connecting up with the phone.
  • The following guide does void the warranty. gain the warranty back again after having root access by flashing an official stock version of Android back over the device later, or install a third-party application from the Google Play store.

HOW TO ROOT THE SAMSUNG GALAXY S5 FROM T-MOBILE RUNNING ANDROID 5.0 LOLLIPOP UVU1DOB1

  1. Download the CF-Auto-Root package here.
  2. Download the Odin 3.09 here.
  3. Use the desktop of the computer for downloading and  extracting both of the files.
  4. Run the odin tool on the desktop by double-clicking the executable file after extraction.
  5. Completely turn off the S5 and reboot it in Download Mode.
  6. Connect it to the computer with the USB cable.
  7. Click the AP button inside Odin and upload the tar.md5 executable file from the extracted CF-Auto-Root package on the desktop.
  8. Leave the default settings in Odin.
  9. Click the start button and wait for the flashing to finish.
  10. It will reboot automatically and then you can disconnect.

You are now rolling with the root access you desire. You can head to the Google Play store and install BusyBox.

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  • Randy

    Matthew,

    Will this work on SM-900T running Lolipop 5.1.1 UVU1F0G6?

  • Mathew

    [@Stephen] Hi, if you only think you did you probably didn’t, but if you are unhappy with the ROM and need help, please switch off your device, reboot in download mode, connect to the computer, head to the Samsung Updates website or Sam Mobile if you can be bothered creating an account, download a firmware that’s right for your device and flash it with Odin 3.09.

  • Stephen

    Think I just bricked my phone with this.

  • Mathew

    [@_Zneth]

    You can use this guide. It doesn’t matter how you got to the Lollipop. The only part that matters is how you accept updates after root. Don’t accept OTA’s after using this guide. Instead, you should download Odin, head to SamMobile, find the manual firmware file for your G900T and flash it with Odin. Now you are unrooted and can accept future OTA’s again.

  • _Zneth

    Here are my phone and specs.

    Phone: T-Mobile Galaxy S5 (G900T)
    Build: UVU1DOB1
    Ver: 5.0 (Lollipop)

    There is only one slight difference between the details outlined and my situation. I’m not sure if I have an OTA update or stock. I just purchased a refurbished S5 from a T-Mobile store. The phone was stock from what I assume to be the originally restored state.

    Will this guide work correctly if I have a stock 5.0 version of lollipop, or does is have to have been specifically updated to 5.0 with an OTA update?
    If this is an issue, is there any other known method(s) that anyone can point me to?

  • Jake Ferg

    Works, you’re dumb if you cant figure this out lol

  • Someone

    This did not work.. My phone kept rebooting or would hang and not do anything. I used the root solution from http://galaxys5root.com/ and everything started working again and i had root.

    http://galaxys5root.com/galaxy-s5-root/how-to-root-galaxy-s5/

  • Nerdy

    Confirmed to work on Tmo Galaxy S5 with 5.0 OTA update.

  • Mathew

    [@jlagant]

    Try now.

    Thanks

  • jlagant

    I took the time to register just to let people know that this doesn’t work. Don’t even bother.