How to root Galaxy S5 G900T on Android 5.1.1 (UVU1FOG6) [Guide]

Samsung Galaxy S5The following guide demonstrates how to root the Samsung Galaxy S5 G900T on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop with the firmware build number UVU1FOG6. The guide should work for all software updates that were released up until this build number also.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Hit up the About Device menu and just check it says you do own the S5 with model number G900T. You can only follow this guide with that exact model.

BEFORE WE BEGIN

  • Understand that you are voiding the warranty by following this guide. You’ll need to research how to get that warranty working again, since Samsung smartphones and tablets come with added Knox security.
  • Approve the USB Debugging Mode from the Developer Options menu so you can connect the smartphone to the computer.
  • You need a Windows PC to follow this guide. You can use the guide from a notebook too, as long as it comes with a USB port.

HOW TO ROOT THE SAMSUNG GALAXY S5 G900T RUNNING ANDROID 5.1.1 LOLLIPOP WITH UVU1FOG6 FIRMWARE

  1. Download the rooting tool you need from this page.
  2. Install CWM recovery on your device first from this guide. Those of you with the custom recovery already installed can skip doing it twice and move to the next step.
  3. Connect your Samsung Galaxy S5 to the computer and transfer the rooting file (SuperSU) over to the SD card. Do not unzip the SuperSU file.
  4. Unplug the S5 from the computer.
  5. Completely power off the smartphone by holding the power key for at least ten seconds before letting go of the button.
  6. Hold down the Volume Up + Home + Power keys to enter the custom recovery (CWM recovery).
  7. Once you know you’re in ClockworkMod recovery, navigate to the install option from the menu.
  8. Browse the SD card for the SuperSU file. If you cannot find it, it’s probably because you have it hidden in a sub folder. Go back and install it to the root of the SD card.
  9. Continue to install the SuperSU package.
  10. Go back to the main recovery menu and tap on the reboot system now option.

Your S5 from T-Mobile should now have the root access working again.

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  • Walter

    Your suggested link to download CMW Recovery does not work for me.
    Can you suggest an alternate site?

  • Ashraf

    [@cyclone3211] Seems to be a major typo by Mathew.

  • cyclone3211

    There seems to be a disconnect. If this is for the S5, why do I want to say that I have the S6?