Mar 28 AT 3:27 PM Dima Aryeh 9 Comments

Samsung Galaxy S5 rooted before release

Samsung Galaxy S5 Camera

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is set to release on April 11 and we can’t wait to get our hands on it. Apparently Chainfire doesn’t feel like waiting until then before starting his work on it, because he has already managed to root S5. Yes, the unreleased Galaxy S5 has already been rooted. This happens quite often with new Samsung devices, but it’s still quite an achievement.

The firmware that was rooted came from the SM-G900F, which is the international LTE Galaxy S5. The root method works by using ODIN to flash a temporary custom recovery, add the SuperSU app and necessary root files and then reflash the stock recovery. This probably won’t work with any carrier model that’s bootloader locked, which is expected, but those users with an unlocked bootloader will be able to use this method.

It’s awesome that the Galaxy S5 is already rooted so that early adopters can have fun with it. I still hope that the carriers will stop locking their devices down, though, even if that’s extremely unlikely here in the US.

Will you be buying the Galaxy S5 and rooting it soon after? Leave a comment!

Via: Android Police

Source: +Chainfire

Dima Aryeh is a Russian obsessed with all things tech. He does photography, is an avid phone modder (who uses an AT&T Galaxy Note II), a heavy gamer (both PC and 360), and an aspiring home mechanic. He is also an avid fan of music, especially power metal.

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  • donger

    Very nice.

  • nike

    I want it

  • 345646

    rooting dat band aid

  • Slicktune

    Will this trip the knox counter??

  • Clay

    Ideally, you shouldn’t need to root the phone. The Samsung S4 (Sprint) was out of the box unlocked so you could install a custom ROM/OS without rooting.

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  • Donald

    I am wondering if anyone ever rooted a Galaxy S phone who was on T-mobile? If so, does that destroy the wifi calling that you get with T-mobile?

  • Di Chadwell

    If it’s rooted WHY do I get a popup stating Avast firewall “could not aquire root access, You need a rooted phone to run the Avast firewall. If this phone is already rooted,please make sure the Avast firewall has enough permissions to execute the SU command”. It’s not in settings ANYWHERE!