When rooting a Samsung smartphone with any of Chainfire’s tools like the CF-Auto-Root tool you should check out the Triangle Away application made by the same developer. The Triangle Away application is made to rid your device of the dreaded yellow triangle that appears after you have flashed a custom firmware on your device — one of the main reasons as to why people choose to root the Android operating system in the first place.
In fact, both installing root apps like the Triangle Away app and installing custom firmware on your Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone a.k.a installing a custom ROM service just about all reasons to root a device. While that may make it sound simple, there are varying reasons as to why people choose to install new apps. Some of these apps can be used for overclocking and underclocking the performance so you can tweak your internal hardware while other apps can give you a tweaked user interface while others can be useful when used in conjunction with your ROMs.
- The following guide is only going to work for the Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone with the SM-G900F model number. You can find out the model number of the Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone you are using by tapping on the Settings > About Device > Model Number.
BEFORE WE BEGIN
- Unlock the Developer Options menu on the S5 smartphone by tapping on the Settings > About Device > Build Number and continue tapping the build number until some text comes up on the display telling you that you are now using the smartphone as a developer. That means the Developer Options menu is now unlocked.
- Turn on the Samsung Galaxy S5’s USB Debugging Mode from the Settings by tapping on the Settings > Developer Options > USB Debugging Mode and checking the box for that mode.
- Download the Samsung USB Drivers for the Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone on the computer before you start with the guide so that your smartphone can be detected by the flashing tool during the tutorial.
HOW TO ROOT SAMSUNG GALAXY S5 SM-G900F ON ANDROID 6.0.1 MARSHMALLOW
- Download the updated CF-Auto-Root package for the S5 SM-G900F on Android 6.0.1 from here.
- Extract the rooting file to the desktop of the computer by right-clicking on the file and choosing to extract it to the desktop of the computer.
- Boot the Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone into the download mode and then connect it to the computer with the USB cable.
- Double-click the Odin executable file that is on the desktop of your computer so that the flashing tool opens.
- Click the AP button from the Odin user interface and the upload the rooting file from the desktop to that location.
- Without changing any of the default Odin settings, click the “Start” button on the user interface.
- Wait until you get a green pass message coming from the Odin user interface before you unplug from the computer and go on your way.
In conclusion, that is how to root Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F running on the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow software updates by using a newer version of the CF-Auto-Root tool and a computer running Windows. You will find the SuperSU app is now available from your app drawer ready to grant your device the rooting permissions you have been waiting to put to good use.