The 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.
- 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
- Download the CF-Auto-Root package here.
- Download the Odin 3.09 here.
- Use the desktop of the computer for downloading and extracting both of the files.
- Run the odin tool on the desktop by double-clicking the executable file after extraction.
- Completely turn off the S5 and reboot it in Download Mode.
- Connect it to the computer with the USB cable.
- Click the AP button inside Odin and upload the tar.md5 executable file from the extracted CF-Auto-Root package on the desktop.
- Leave the default settings in Odin.
- Click the start button and wait for the flashing to finish.
- 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.