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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Samsung Galaxy S5 models for Verizon and AT&T now have a root method

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

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

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

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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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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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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.

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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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 ...

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

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

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

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

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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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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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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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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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