Galaxy S5

If you've been itching to get root access on your AT&T or Verizon Galaxy S5, today brings some good news. Famed cracker and Sony's BFF geohot has built a tool that will root your S5 and let you get on with all those things you've been wanting to do but couldn't — like kill Caller Name ID or Baby Crying Detector. As usual, having root access comes with some caveats, and this tool is still early in it's development cycle so there may be bugs.

A neat aside — this method should work with any Android device with a kernel date before June 3, 2014. Certain HTC and Motorola devices are exempt because of the way they mount the system partition, though. If anything, it might be worth trying on your phone if you've been dying for root and are willing to accept the responsibility for anything that might go wrong. Head to the source link and have a read.

Source: XDA forums

 
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thatguy97 says:

Cool but ill wait until i be had this phone for a while

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Hussainbutt says:

I just rooted my Kit-Kat Droid Razr Maxx HD with this! Thanks!
A small tip about galaxy 5 i want to share that how to take How to take a screenshot on the Samsung Galaxy S5 http://www.smartphonestutorials.com/take-screenshot-samsung-galaxy-s5/

just rooting?

can the bootloader be fully unlocked yet?

That's correct unless he is working on a BL unlock. You can post in the thread and ask hin on XDA. It did work and won't trip Knox from what others have said

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patstar5 says:

Galaxy s4 att root android 4.4.2?

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TxAndroidGuy says:

Yes, it worked on mine with NC1. Just install the latest version of SuperSU from Chainfires website.

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I have it on att and mine is rooted your good to go ☺

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tdizzel says:

"and are willing to accept the responsibility for anything that might go wrong. "
HAHAHAHAHA!!!!
Funny Joke Jerry. You must be new here.

Dizfunctions says:

I just put Nova launcher and everything works out fine

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David Horgan says:

Nova is great. But you still have all those bloat apps running in the background. I don't even know how people can stand it. If my phone isn't instant reacting, I can't stand it.

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NoNexus says:

Another that does not understand memory management... Be dumb... It's cool

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MERCDROID says:

lol, wow

Just wow. The misinformation hurts.

ಠ益ಠ

Sjn013 says:

So... At&t Note 3 kit Kat? This is almost to good to be true !!!!

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Choorp says:

It rooted my AT&T Note 3 on 4.4.2, so yes.

Yes it works on the ATT N900A. There are a couple of people who posted their successful root.

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Cubfan says:

Think I will wait for the dust to settle on this a bit. With no ROMs available, I can't think of a reason to root, except to maybe run xposed mods, or fully enable writing to the SD card that I've now learned to live with.

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Paul Simiyu says:

Play store app KitKat fix fixes the SD issues

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Cubfan says:

Which requires root. I said I have gotten used to it. Most apps have updates that can write to a directory in /android/data.

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mobilewill says:

There are lots of other reason to root. Mainly for me backup and restoring is much easier and TiBu. Now I can buy this phone that it has root and restore my stuff.

MRCLrider says:

Maybe this will root the T-Mobile LG G2...

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Sjn013 says:

Hopefully I'm in the same boat with a note 3

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wyelkins says:

It would be worth Rooting it just to get rid of the Samsung Bloat.

David Horgan says:

Don't forget all the carrier apps too. Its ridiculous how many there are.

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I have root how do I get rid of the carrier and bloat ware sorry I'm a noob I rooted my Evo 4g in 2010 with clockwork mod recovery it was dumb easy to mod.

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droidhead_1 says:

Try titanium backup

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gregs1213 says:

Wow. Seems like this is a huge security vulnerability for android in general.

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One that's been patched, and ready for vendors to download, build, and update their phones with. I imagine a Nexus update is in the works and we'll see something around Google I/O. The others, well, I expect it in 2015 ...

NoNexus says:

+1, not that you need it

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NoNexus says:

+1, not that you need it

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gregs1213 says:

As a nexus user.. I'm not too concerned.. But we know how fast carriers send updates..

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Cubfan says:

Might be worth it to watch for awhile to see if people report issues before doing this yourself. There seems to be a good supply of "testers."

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Well considering the OP was posted this morning and there are already 106 pages in the thread and counting in sure it works just fine. Read through it and you can verify, I would root my Note 3 N900A but it's making way for my G3 arriving tomorrow.

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samurai65 says:

Very neat to see. I rooted my M8 the day I got, but I'm glad to see S5 owners can join the fun.

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heavyvino says:

Does anyone know if this will work with the Droid Maxx HD on 4.4.2 or did I wait to long.

Posted the the intergalactic ghetto, Earth.

David Horgan says:

Time for you guys to put on an actual usable OS without ANY bloatware! And free wireless tethering. I suggest CM or a Google Edition ROM (if there is one).

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It doesn't unlock your BL, it just gives you root access.

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LiveFaith says:

Tethering is free and available unrooted. Just download Foxfi. Oh sorry I think it costs $10.

Nak57 says:

Can you unroot with this app also?

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If you install super su, you can user the app to unroot if you wish.

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barondebxl says:

I hope AT&T and Verizon CEOs see this. Eat a big fat c**k!!!!!!
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moosc says:

Read it works on some LG g2 phones. I just hope folks pay up the bounty that was raised.

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People have paid various bounties, this guy deserves it with a exploit this big.
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I wonder if this will work with galaxy s3 T-Mobile

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It works on virtually all phones with a kernel date of before June 5 2014 read the OP on XDA.

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jakeuten says:

it worked on my d2att (at&t gs3) but not vzw moto g

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makwarro says:

he works perfectly on my galaxy s4 running nc1
thank you I was waiting for this more than a year

tmcb82 says:

This works perfectly on my Verizon Galaxy S4 running NC5 (4.4.2)! Woot!

ExtremeNerd says:

If nothing else, I'm really excited that I can disable the automatic updates AT&T decided I needed.

Dan Lodi says:

By the way if you get a root Uninstaller from the play store you can disable the Knox security system

Mergeman#AC says:

Just used it on my S5 from T-Mobile. Worked just fine

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pacedrum69 says:

Worked perfectly on mine

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Greg Wilkins says:

Trying on my sprint note 3, doesn't seem to be working, downloaded the apk. Made it rain, phone rebooted, root checker shows no root, am I missing something?

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Mergeman#AC says:

They said it didn't work on a note 3 they tested, but some have gotten it to work. Maybe that is going to be a carrier issue that they'll fix soon. But its working great on my S5

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myersjesse says:

I have root on my S4 but I can't update the binaries for superuser.

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myersjesse says:

Thanks. Worked great.

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myersjesse says:

I have a Att s4.

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Kolten Nay says:

Anyone tried this on a T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy s4 running 4.4.2?

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coinmanmat says:

Tried this with a Sprint Samsung Galaxy Mega SPH-L600 and unfortunately the exploit didnt work so no it sadly doesnt work on every Android device. Running Android 4.2.2 with a Kernel that is from January. Its weird because the developer said the exploit would work on any Android device running a Kernel from before June 3rd.

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JJ Jones says:

Works on VS980 Verizon LG G2. Had to power off device, wait a minute and power back on to restore data connection tho, but working like a charm since.

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tim242 says:

At long last! Root, I have missed you overbtge last two months!

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shamelin73 says:

I use google books and movies. Is there a way to hide root while using the apps that check for root?

jroch75 says:

It worked on my Verizon Note 3 with Kit Kat! Woo! Hoo!

Bernard1001 says:

I believe that the Kingo root can unroot the S5 (in case you get into some bother and need to warranty claim) ;-). Also found good simple instructions and video on how to root the galaxy S5 using the geohot software; http://mobile2mobile.net/rooting-jail-breaking/samsung/root-samsung-gala...