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How to root Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900T on Android 5.1.1 [Guide]

samsung-galaxy-s5-1 [1]These are the guidelines to root the Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900T smartphone running on the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update by using the Odin flash tool, a Windows PC and Chainfire’s SuperSU.

REQUIREMENTS

BEFORE WE BEGIN

HOW TO ROOT T-MOBILE SAMSUNG GALAXY S5 SM-G900T RUNNING ANDROID 5.1.1 LOLLIPOP

  1. Download the updated CF-Auto-Root package for the S5 Mini from this link [3].
  2. Download the Odin version 3.09 from this link [4].
  3. Extract the files on the desktop of the computer by right-clicking and choosing the “extract here” from the menu.
  4. Long-press the Samsung Galaxy S5’s Power button and wait until the device turns off.
  5. Reboot the Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone in download mode [5].
  6. Connect the Samsung Galaxy S5 to the computer with the USB cable.
  7. Click the PDA or the AP button you can see that is available from the Odin user-interface.
  8. Browse the desktop for the tar.md5 file.
  9. Click the Start button and wait until Odin is done flashing your rooting file on the smartphone.
  10. Look at the Samsung Galaxy’s display for when it says it is about to reboot your device and check that it does reboot to recovery mode. You must see this happen or else the root will not work.

Sometimes devices do not make it to recovery mode. For all those times you must boot to recovery manually by using the hardware keys. You can boot by pressing the Volume Up + Home + Power at the same time to reach recovery mode.