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How to root Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A SM-G901F on Android 5.0.2 [Guide]

samsung-galaxy-s5-5 [1]These are the instructions to root Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A SM-G901F running on the Android 5.0.2 software update.

REQUIREMENTS

BEFORE WE BEGIN

HOW TO ROOT SAMSUNG GALAXY S5 LTE-A SM-G901F RUNNING ANDROID 5.0.2

  1. Download the Galaxy S5 LTE-A CF-Auto-Root package from this link [3].
  2. Download the Odin 3.09 from this link [4].
  3. Extract both the Odin and root packages on the desktop by right-clicking and choosing “extract here”.
  4. Click on the Odin executable and run the Odin app on the computer.
  5. Switch off the Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE smartphone and reboot 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 flashing tool’s user-interface.
  8. Browse the desktop of your computer for the tar.md5 file that becomes available after you extracted the rooting exploit.
  9. Do not make any adjustments to the Odin user-interface.
  10. Click the Start button and wait until the Odin application applies the rooting file to your device.
  11. Turn your attention to the Samsung Galaxy S5’s display and wait until it says the device is about to reboot in 10 seconds.
  12. The Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone will now reboot in recovery mode.

Those who do not see that happening must enter recovery manually by pressing the Volume Up + Home + Power buttons at the same time when booting the device.