How to root Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900K on Android 6.0.1 [Guide]

Samsung Galaxy S5There are many great root apps anyone can install on the Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone once they finish rooting it using the guide below. Anyone who installs an abundance of applications in general on their smartphone will likely be using a device that is not close to being optimized for the battery. There is a science to that with regards to the more you have running on your device, the more work you can expect the battery to have to do and that is why we see the additional battery drain as a result.

Once you get the knack for how to use it, the Greenify app is your best friend for solving these battery woes from having too many apps on your device. The Greenify app allows you to keep many apps on your device but will manage them more efficiently, so you do not have to.

These are the guidelines to root Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900K running on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow software updates by using an updated version of Chainfire’s CF-Auto-Root tool:


  • The rooting package in this guide is based on the MMB29M.G900KKTU1CPC2 firmware. You do not have to be running that firmware on your Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone. Use it as an indicator. Some Samsung smartphones like the S5 will not boot old images.


  • Unlock the Developer Options menu on the Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone if you find that it is currently hidden by tapping on the Settings application, followed by the About Device menu and then tap over where it shows you the Build Number. Continue tapping that build number until it says you are using the device as a developer.
  • Since we have just unlocked the Developer Options menu, we now need to enter it and enable the USB Debugging Mode. You can do that by tapping on the Settings application, followed by scrolling down the list and tap the Developer Options. Now just check the box that is there for the USB Debugging Mode.
  • You need to install the Samsung USB Drivers on your Windows computer before starting with the guide, or else your device will not get connected with the Odin flashing tool.


  1. Download the CF-Auto-Root package for the S5 G900K smartphone running Android 6.0.1 from here.
  2. Extract the rooting exploit to the desktop of the computer by right-clicking on the file when you have it on the desktop and then choosing the “extract here” from the menu.
  3. Boot the Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone into download mode by turning it off and then holding the Power + Volume Down + Home keys until it reaches the download mode.
  4. Connect the Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone to the computer with the USB cable.
  5. Double-click the Odin flashing app, so it opens and then click the AP button from the user interface.
    Browse the desktop for the rooting file you extracted already that is ending in the tar.md5 file extension.
  6. Click the start button from the Odin user interface.
  7. Wait until you get the pass message inside a green box from the Odin user interface before disconnecting from the computer.

In conclusion, that’s how to root Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900K smartphones running on the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow updates. You should find this guide works for all firmware versions that are based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow provided you have the featured SM-G900K model number.

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